This past weekend, we met up with Helen and Chris in Old Town Pasadena. We started off at La Pain Quotidien, which is a cute little bakery that serves the most delicious organic tartines! These lovebirds started off as a hot office romance and are now engaged. ;) Congrats you two!

Isn’t this the cutest??

Look at that rock!

We ended the shoot in a beautiful neighborhood near Suicide Bridge. The lighting here is absolutely perfect, and you two make a gorgeous couple!!


I’ve been waiting to shoot at the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs for a long time now. What a cute venue with a beautiful couple. Congratulations Jerome and Ryan, and thank you so much for having us. Here are a couple shots I was able to edit. I can’t wait to get through the rest!

I had the pleasure of shooting the Ng family a couple weeks ago. Stedman and Tammy have an ADORABLE little boy Lex who has a cute sidekick named Joey. Lex is the cutest little thing ever!

We originally had planned to shoot at Lacy Park, but due to the crazy winds that left Pasadena a mess, we had to head out to the Rose Bowl instead.

The weather was absolutely gorgeous to shoot in! I don’t know any other cities that have such beautiful days during the “winter” time. Lucky us! :)

Lex is so smart. He LOVES cars and can name all the different cars that we would walk past or see in the lot. How adorable is this next one??

Joey loves giving kisses!

Mommy and Lex:)


Sneak peek :)



The mastermind behind Osteria Mozza and and Pizzeria Mozza is back at it again. But this time, she chose to reform an all American favorite…the burger.

In all honesty, I had no clue who Nancy Silverton was. All you foodies must be scrunching your faces in scorn and disdain. How dare you, Tiff. And you call YOURSELF a “foodie”?? I know, I know. But if you know me, I’m really bad with names. And celebrities.

Anyway, I received a text from my friend Hide one night asking me if I was going to be busy on 11/10. What? To hang out with you? Of course I’m too busy! Then Hide told me that there was going to be food, and it was going to be free, and that his friend Christian recently became the new head chef at this great burger joint that would be opening soon and that he would be cooking. Ohh, well in that case, I’m definitely free to hang out with you.

Located at the Farmers Market at The Grove, Short Order was very easy to find and the parking situation was awesome. I walked up the stairs and met up Hide, who already had a table of friends going.

We were sitting outside around what I think will eventually be a table with a fireplace in the middle of it. We were given menus and I quickly scanned it and already knew what I was going to order.

Can I get a Nancy’s Backyard Burger and an order of Short Order Spuds with truffle salt, please? Oh, and a Coke too. Thank you.

As we sat there, I was starving in anticipation of what was to be served. I had waited all week for this.

Looking around, I realized that this would be a great spot to wind down after a day of shopping at The Grove, or if you just wanted to grab a beer before you hit the movies with some friends. They have a great selection of their own beers as well.

Finally, my burger and spuds arrived. Moment of judgement…

And the verdict? We have a winner.

Nancy’s Backyard Burger was the perfect combination of artisan bacon, avocado, comte, tomato, onion, iceberg lettuce, and finally, spicy mayo. The beef was immensely fresh and juicy and was grilled to the perfect medium rare.

And the Short Order spuds? Freshly smashed fingerling potatoes, fried to perfection, topped with truffle salt, and served with a side of dipping sauce. Sold.

And you can now hop in your car and try this place out. It just opened on 11/19. Lucky you!


Short Order 

More from the roll :) I miss it already. To be honest though, I don’t think I’d be able to keep up with the NY way of life. Everything is so fast paced. Growing up in Cali, I feel like our lifestyles are a lot more laid back. I also noticed that New Yorkers totally trick Cali folk! My friends always tell me that where we’re going is only “2 blocks away” but I end up walking for 45 minutes. How large are your blocks NY?!?! I kid…I’m not made for sports. These boots were not made for walking.