I often find myself looking for ways to make sure my son has full and enriched days. Luckily, I've connected with some wonderful families that help me make that happen - here's a few shots from a Sunday morning play date with the Strong family!

I'm thinking more and more about embracing this philosophy in raising my son and making pictures:
Play = Learning

Waialua HI

As a single mom living in Philadelphia PA, running a vintage shop with two lovely women whom I still call dear friends, I was determined to make a change. I closed said shop in June 2011 and moved to Honolulu HI on the island of Oahu. I was welcomed to the island by a lifelong friend, Jessica Pearl. She is also a professional photographer now living on Maui, here is her website:

Oahu holds a special place in my heart because I met my husband on the island. We started our first home together in Waialua, the country side of the North Shore, O'ahu. 

And it is here where I made a wonderful friend, thanks to our sons. And all though it was unusual for both of them, they become fast friends at the local playground.

Not only is Sonia a dedicated mother, but she is also a small business owner; she is honored to serve the residents and guests of O'ahu with the gift of massage and ashiatsu therapy. Her web address is

This is a series of my beautiful friend, Sonia Beechamp; she is about 8 months pregnant with her second child.