Karen Strolia Photography

Karen Strolia Photography

I really should be studying, but I’d rather be daydreaming…
I really should be studying, but I’d rather be daydreaming…

I really should be studying, but I’d rather be daydreaming…

A very early morning overlooking the American River.
A very early morning overlooking the American River.

A very early morning overlooking the American River.

"There’s nothing sexy about Orange County."  ~Will Ferrell

"Unless this car’s name is Orange County."  ~Me

I’ve been shooting my girl in this tunnel for years. Love how locations can be recycled while still offering some new perspective.

A fleeting moment of pause from the happiest tail. A perfect curl.
A fleeting moment of pause from the happiest tail. A perfect curl.

A fleeting moment of pause from the happiest tail. A perfect curl.

Bird made dinner for the family the other night.  It wasn’t anything to scoff at.  She makes a mean dough!

Schwinng!

This is the writer of one of my favorite blogs, Three Doors Down. Grab a drink, click the link, and laugh. She’s edgy, sarcastic, and witty on “paper.” She also happens to be one of my most favorite people, so let that inspire you, too.
This is the writer of one of my favorite blogs, Three Doors Down. Grab a drink, click the link, and laugh. She’s edgy, sarcastic, and witty on “paper.” She also happens to be one of my most favorite people, so let that inspire you, too.

This is the writer of one of my favorite blogs, Three Doors Down. Grab a drink, click the link, and laugh. She’s edgy, sarcastic, and witty on “paper.” She also happens to be one of my most favorite people, so let that inspire you, too.

Happy twelfth birthday, not-so-little dude! You really are the best son any mama could dream of loving.

An evening stroll with my sweets.
An evening stroll with my sweets.

An evening stroll with my sweets.

I received an email from one of my favorite cosmetic retailers, today, informing that it’s International Kiss Day. I couldn’t let such an excuse pass me by when I happened upon this hot little number.  In honor of such an intimate holiday, I, spontaneously, decided to get too close and have a mad make-out sesh with this beauty of a Coronet. Thinking back to that email, it may have been about making a sale, but I made a move, instead. These photos represent our lipstick stains…

Welcome to the after-party.

Slightly inspired by Lost in Translation. The Fairmont, San Jose, CA