A Little More About Me

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Vital Stats:

Age 38; born in Greenfield, MA; resident of the Placer County area.


Professional mother and Cofounder of “Because I said so”, owner of April Cadran Photography and April’s Miscellany blog, and sometimes I am an anomaly factotum.

Last Book Read:

Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs. Again.

Favorite Films:

Seven, Suspiria, Girls Just Want to Have Fun, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Adventures in Babysitting, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, The Godfather, Sunshine Cleaning, Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Arch, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Princess Bride, Labyrinth, 10 Things I Hate About You, Reservoir Dogs, Suburbia, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Office Space.

Favorite Bands/Musicians:

Liz Phair, L7, Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs, Nina Simone, Halsey, The Bloodhound Gang, Rage Against the Machine, Flogging Molly, Lorde, Watsky, MIA, Fugazi, The Dead Weather, Atmosphere, Florence and The Machine, The Devil Makes Three, Hippie Sabotage, Sonic Youth, Sublime, Tom Petty, The Beastie Boys, Monster Magnet, and Dance Hall Crashers.

Favorite Restaurants:

Andy Nguyen’s Vegetarian (Sacramento, CA), Pizza My Heart (Santa Cruz, CA), Early Toast (Roseville, CA), Pitfire Artisan Pizza (North Hollywood, CA), Hope and Olive (Greenfield, MA), DePepe Cuban (Key West, FL),  The Place (Roseville, CA), The Firehouse (Sacramento, CA), Kasbah (Sacramento, CA), Hot Italian (Sacramento, CA), Shelly’s (New York, NY), and W Hotel (New York, NY. Applewood smoked bacon BLT at 2am is the best).


Photography, cooking, relaxing, writing, traveling, spending time with family and friends.

Favorite Magazines:

Outdoor Photographer, Professional Photographer, National Geographic, Digital Photo Pro, American Photo, Women’s’ Health, Eat Well, Vegetarian Times, and Psychology Today.

Favorite Foods:

Kale salad from The Yard House, fried rice, hot wings, really good pizza, sourdough garlic toast, pho, Vegan Patience Noodle, Cuban food and Thai food.

Favorite Place to get a Drink:

Boneshakers Public House, Pour House, Fox & Goose, Burger, and some places in Santa Cruz I can’t remember the names of.

Latest Projects:

Repainting, demolition, and upgrading the inside of our house. Next Project is creating some new playlists.

Favorite Things to do with Friends:

Travel, cook, hike, camp, play cards, go to a show, have a drink, and laugh.

Favorite TV Shows:

The Walking Dead, Law and Order: SVU, Girlfriends Guide to Divorce, Game of Thrones, Dexter reruns, House of Cards, Criminal Minds, and Narcos. I like crime dramas.

My Favorite Stuff:

  1. iPhone
  2. Pandora and iTunes
  3. Canon EOS 7D Camera
  4. Canon L-series EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Lens
  5. Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens
  6. Tamrac Expedition Photo Backpack
  7. Jeep Wrangler
  8. Roku
  9. Chapstick
  10. PicTapGo
  11. Fitbit

Favorite Software Programs:

Lightroom 5, WordPress, Adobe Photoshop CS4, iTunes, Spyder4Pro, and Microsoft Word.

Favorite Diversion:

Getting into my Jeep and driving to a new or amazing off road spot for some adventures.

Favorite Web Sites:

B&H Photo, Amazon, WordPress, SmugMug, Instagram, and Yelp.

Personal Philosophy:

Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else. ~Judy Garland

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