About Me

Lara David
Bay Area, CA, United States
I'm just a girl, writing and photographing my way through the world, one lesson at a time. Join me on my journey - you just might learn something.
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What Is This Place?

This site is a work in progress - much like life, actually. I am an amateur photographer who enjoys playing with my Canon EOS 10D. Questions, comments, and suggestions are always welcome, since I'm really just learning. Like what you see? Encouragement would be greatly appreciated!

What I Want

Sometimes when I see her,


this sad girl in my photographs,


I want to reach out to her -


tell her she's beautiful,


tell her she's loved.


But then I remember that the sad girl is me,

and I realize that she'll really never listen to anything I say.

BSM - Portraits of Two Ladies

This week, I am breaking the rules by posting two photos as my "best" shots. Over the weekend, I went to Las Vegas, where my mom and sister live, for a family visit. While there, I did a great photo shoot with Seeser and Jersey Stoops (Seeser's roommate). Much more on the photo shoot will be coming soon, but for now, my favorite picture of Stoops:


And my favorite picture of Seeser:

For more about Seeser and my awesome relationship with her, click over to my regular blog here.

For more great photos from this week from other photogs, click over to Tracey's blog here.

BSM: Another Trip Around the Sun

Today is my birthday, and this is me:


Twenty-six years old and no apologies. Who could ask for more?


For other people's best shots, head over to Mother May I.

Mom Visits Dad

My parents divorced when I was in junior high. Bittersweet as it was, it was nice to see them together again.

Two for the Price of One!

Last week I was too busy to post a photo for Best Shot Monday, so today, you get two pictures. The first is from a trip Batman and I took to Santa Cruz during the long weekend last week. I'd never been, but I had so much fun! It was great, walking around, enjoying the sunshine, riding roller coasters, and playing silly carnival games. And all of it was done with a glorious view of the ocean. This is one of my favorite shots from the day, of the classically colorful ferris wheel:


The other picture is from my recent trip to Southern California with my mom and sister. While there, we visited my dad's grave, and I captured this picture of us all holding hands:

That's my family, together for one brief moment.

For more great shots, head over to Tracey's place.