Category Archives: personal

Beats for BECKHAM

A few years ago, I attended my first photography workshop, the Lyon Shop, and meet a sweet couple from Texas. Although my encounter with Lindsey and Beto was only for a few days, the power of social media allowed us to keep in touch as both our businesses began to grow. Out of all the […]

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Find Your Greatness for 2013

2012 was such a great year for my little family. We welcomed our newest addition Kalia Pearl, I went into nursing management, and we bought our forever home in a community that we absolutely love. In hindsight, I guess you could say we spent the year planting our roots in all aspects of our life. […]

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New Year, New Blog

After going on  hiatus from Kristine Atienza photography, I began to brainstorm a blog that could serve as a “press and photo” concept. I wanted a blog that gave me the freedom to jot down my thoughts and adventures, while still sharing my love for photography. And so came Candid Gems to serve that purpose. […]

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Our “Forever” Home…

“Sweet baby Jesus… We Made It In Americaaaaaa” When Ron and I began looking at houses to move our growing family, we knew we didn’t want a “starter” home. To me, the condominium we had put up with for the past 6 years was already our starter home. So we focused our efforts on finding our […]

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ALMOST 30.

Out of all the birthdays that have come and gone, I’d have to say that turning 29 has definitely got me reflecting. I recently read a quote from a friend that said, “Enjoy yourself … That’s what your twenties are for. Your thirties are to learn the lessons. Your forties are to pay for the […]

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