Rachelle + Ava at home and by the ocean in San Francisco

Gosh, the changes in this little family since I last photographed them only 1.5 years ago. Rachelle, my dear friend, is stronger ... grown more self-aware and into herself. She has more peace, more light. I love seeing that. And her daughter, Ava ... where to start. There is a lot to be said for a six year old whose favorite bands are David Bowie and First Aid Kit. Rachelle is raising Ava to live a simple, honest, beauty and curiosity-filled life. I will never lose the image of Ava running down the beach, arms going wild, young and carefree.

Rachelle and Ava just moved to a place right across the ocean, and I can't imagine a better spot for them. They are ocean people, it couldn't be more true of anyone. I'm so happy they flew me out to document their final days in the old apartment in the Inner Sunset. I do love them.

Onwards and upwards. xx.

Blythe + Jordan's Big Sur Wedding

When you shoot a wedding for two very talented artists, it's always a mixture of "eek!" and "awesome!" Blythe and Jordan were so warm and gracious, inviting me into their weekend as if we were already friends.

And when rainstorms are so strong they cause landslides all around Big Sur and you can hardly see your camera in your own hands, a couple so chill and lovely is everything. There was literally a less than 10 minute break in the rain wherein we tried to get all the outdoor photos ... not quite the plan, but I hope these images still reflect the essence of the beautiful day.

Also, they had a tambourine exit!! Just when I thought I'd seen it all...

xx, AM

And in the end, we're all just walking each other home—Ram Dass