Tag Archive for California

Naya’s Baby Portraits

Sinŭiju Naya at Coronado Island Beach, California Naya was on a visit to sunny San Diego from Virginia. As expected, a visit to San Diego means a visit to one (if not all) of the beautiful beaches. Our visit to Coronado Island brought on an impromptu baby photoshoot with the cutest little person. This angel was so fun to take pictures of… Read more →

PCRF Annual Fundraiser Dinner

Palestine Children’s Relief Fund, San Diego Chapter Blueprint of Hope: A Cancer Unit in Gaza I had the honor of being the photographer at the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund San Diego Chapter’s Annual Dinner titled, “Blueprint of Hope: A Cancer Unit in Gaza”. It was a beautiful event filled with inspirational speakers, delicious food, and timeless culture. The event was… Read more →

La Jolla, CA

La Jolla in San Diego, California “I am a tiny seashell that has secretly drifted ashore and carried the sound of the ocean surging through its body.” Edward Hirsch As a San Diego native, whenever I need to relax, I always choose a beach location. However, before college, I didn’t have access to a car and went along to whatever beach… Read more →

Coronado Island, CA

Coronado Island in San Diego, California Where the sun is always shining, the blue skies are clear, the ocean is always inviting, and the sands glitter… San Diego truly lives up to its nickname, America’s Finest City. Having been born and raised in San Diego, it’s difficult to choose between the incredible beaches here, but Coronado will always be my… Read more →

The Unexpected Has Been Kicking My Ass… but Failing to Keep Me Down

“Wow! The craziest things always happen to you, don’t they?” She shakes her head, as if I purposely run after the crazy moments that fill my life. “Yeah, SubhanAllah. I’m just always surrounded by…” I try to think of the right word to describe what I have thought were normal occurrences. “Adventure. No wonder you’re a writer. You always have… Read more →

The Misadventures of a Lost Hijabi in Brooklyn

Seeking adventure? Love getting lost in new cities?? If you need advice or tips on “how to best get lost on the subway system and wander into shady neighborhoods only to find yourself in the boonies terrified for your life” I’m your girl! Worried that you have always had a great sense of direction? No worries! I’m here to change… Read more →

San Diegan in the City that Never Sleeps

“One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.” – Sigmund Freud “You believe you haven’t been doing well for so long? You think you won’t find anything for you here?” I knew that look. He wanted a straight answer, no appeasing him and mama about how I have been faring after grad school.… Read more →