Family Photo

April 8, 2016


Garret’s sister recently got married and we took the opportunity to get a family photo with the four of us all dressed up… nailed it.



Lamorinda Easter Events 2016

March 9, 2016

easter 2015

Here are the 2016 Easter events in Lafayette, Orinda and Moraga.

  • Moraga Juniors  Annual Spring Egg Hunt
    • Saturday, March 19, 2016
    • Admission includes one Egg Hunt promptly at 10 a.m. or 11 a.m., games, face painting, crafts, and pictures with the Bunny! Bring a camera and a basket. Tickets can be purchased online at,
    • Where: Moraga Commons
    • When: 9:00 AM-12PM
    • Price: $10-children 8 and under (Proceeds benefit Shelter Inc.)


  • Lamorinda Mom’s Annual Spring Egg Hunt
    • Sunday, March 20, 2016
    • Egg Hunt, games, face painting, crafts, and a bunny petting zoo. 
    • Where: Moraga Commons
    • When: 10:00 AM-12PM
    • Price: Free for members (Members only event)


  • Lafayette Rotary’s Annual Candy Scramble
    • Saturday, March 26, 2016
    • Children will enjoy hunting for candy in Lafayette Plaza and adults enjoy a donut dash! Bring your basket.
    • Where: Lafayette Plaza, Corner of Mt. Diablo Blvd. and Moraga Rd.
    • When: 10:00 AM
    • Price: Free


  • Bunny Brunch – Lafayette Parks and Rec
    • Saturday, March 26, 2016
    • Pancake brunch, egg hunt and show is a fundraiser for the Lafayette Community Center.
    • Where: Lafayette Community Center, 500 St. Mary’s Rd.
    • When: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
    • Price: Purchase tickets online through the community center – $8 advance, $10 day of event (if available, they have sold out the last 3 years)



  • Easter In Theater Square
    • Saturday, march 26, 2016
    • Bring your kiddos to Orinda Theatre Square for FREE FAMILY FUN. Not just an Easter party but a petting zoo, pony rides, a rock climbing wall for kids of all ages, face painting, and lots more!
    • When: 1PM-4PM
    • Price: Free


  • Walnut Creek’s Spring Eggstravaganza
    • Saturday, March 26, 2016
    • Join us for a fun and festive family celebration! There will be face painting, fun prizes with the Bunny Basket, and hunting for eggs and candy! All ages are welcome!
    • Where: Heather Farms Park
    • When: Egg Hunt begins promptly at 9:00 AM
    • Price: Free
      xo, lacey

My secret trick to better photos

February 11, 2016

I am on a constant quest to take better photographs. I read tutorials and buy new lenses. I test them out on my sleeping children (so much easier than when they are awake). Sometimes I even dream of becoming a family portrait photographer, until I realize that would probably mean taking my camera off the automatic setting and learning the manual setting. I get a little better all the time, but there is one trick that makes every one of my pictures better… about 6 months.

I can look at all the photos that I took this week and think “eh, they’re just okay” and delete the obvious bad ones. I see my kids and wonder why they are making that goofy face or wish they were looking at the camera. I see myself and wonder if my hair always looks that flat and wish I had worn more makeup that day. Then I’ll scroll back and after six months, all the photos look great. I look fabulous and the kids are adorable. It seems the farther back I go (and Lyve is great for reminding me of old photos) the memories boost up my photos and make everyone look better and happier.

So don’t erase too many of your pics that might not be perfect today, check again in a few months and you might like them a lot more.

This is obviously not the greatest photo in the world, but I will keep this picture and in six months I will look at this picture and remember her baby-fine hair, growing-out bangs, how she sat so still and how much she loved getting haircuts and I will be very glad I kept it.

This photo is blurry and has closed eyes... delete pictures like this. No amount of time will make this a treasured photo.

This photo is blurry and has closed eyes… delete pictures like this. No amount of time will make this a treasured photo.