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Hi, I'm Arlene! I’m a 30-something wife, mama, and photographer living in Vallejo, CA (North Bay Area). I’m married to my best friend, Paul. we have a spirited three year old named Penny and one year old named ollie. I enjoy long walks up and down Target aisles. I like to DIY (seriously, I’m always like, “I can make that!”). I sing in the car, really loudly-Paul loves that, haha. i love to cook and try new recipes. I’m obsessed with kids fashion. I love supporting small shops and appreciate handmade things. my dream is to own a novelty boutique filled with fun, creative, handmade, and local things. I’m a sucker for a beautiful sunset. I love a good cup (or two) of coffee. I’m more dorky than I am hip. I’m an introvert-turned-non-introvert within a few minutes of meeting, and I sometimes laugh like a hyena :)
looking back at photographs of my childhood, I see many posed photos of me in a pretty dress, with a forced smile, staring at the camera. while I am thankful I have these photos to look back on (and remember that awkward forced smile of mine), I felt like most were lacking authenticity, action, feelings, real life. there were not very many of myself or my family just being us and doing what we do. not having these memories really made me want to capture everything, especially after becoming a mother. Documenting my kids' emotions, curiosity, personality, and their crinkly noses is why I do what I do. I'm happy-go-lucky and love to have fun (and we will have fun!), but I know that sometimes there are scrapes and teardrops, and I want to photograph those authentic moments too. I’m here to capture the real in your everyday to preserve this time in your lives, so that when you look back on these memories, you'll travel back to that point in time.
now lets go take some photos!
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