First Comes Love

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in a baby carriage. I was so blessed this last half of the year with so many wonderful events taking place right in my own family. My sister became engaged, one of my cousins got married and moved to Belgium, and another cousin gave birth to […]

Nexus of Motherhood

In a small dimly-lit kitchen in Ventura, California, 31-year-old Jaymee Payan bustles about putting on white latex gloves, pulling things out of cabinets, and finally plunging her hands into a bag in her sink labeled “HAZARDOUS WASTE.” Out comes the placenta! The nexus of motherhood, the very blood of life flows through this organ created […]

Through the Eyes of a Woman

The world of sports is dominated by men and sports photography is no different. In an interview with Courtney Verrill, she talks about being a sports photographer and her experience with shooting sports as a woman. Her interest for many years was volleyball since she’s been around it most of her life.  Her mom is […]

Fun Night at Fun Life

In Santa Clarita, Calif., Ashlie Overton, 29, volunteers her Friday night every week to spend time with the special needs community known as Fun Life. These individuals, from high school age and up, gather at a small clubhouse every Friday night to eat, play games, and generally feel welcome in the Santa Clarita locality. Fun Life […]

Ventura Beach Party Runs Strong for Third Year

The weekend of September 6th and 7th, 2014 marked the third annual Ventura Beach Party. This event paired with the Ventura Marathon, was founded in January of 2012. With over 50 sponsors and vendors, the Ventura Beach Party stretches from the Ventura Pier across to the Promenade. The Ventura Beach Party has over 600 volunteers and is a free community […]