Reiko | 10 June 2017

It’s been a while since my last entry, because, quite frankly, life’s been insane. Though, amidst this insanity I’ve had certain things to cling to, and one of those things is photography. I’ve found that while this season of my life hasn’t been the easiest, I still have photography, relationships, and breath in my lungs. My favorite moments are when those 3 all interact with each other at once, and on June 10th, they did. I took a trip out to the Anza Borrego desert with someone I hadn’t seen in 6+ years to spend the day shooting and road tripping. It was a day to cling to, because it was filled with the opportunity to get out and be reminded of the ways in which I’m alive through the building of relationships and the outlet of photography. Below is the set from my shoot with Reiko.

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Firefly Lounge Ep. 8

Hi all! I want to apologize for going missing the past few weeks. I promise I have some photosets that I’m very proud of coming your way soon, so stay tuned!

While you’re waiting for that, Firefly Lounge has a new episode that I would love for you to check out! Brea and I love talking to each other and to each and every one of you, so tune in. The link is below!

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Emily | 4 May 2017

It had been a couple weeks since my last shoot. Life has been speeding up in several different areas, and my time slots for photoshoots minimized a bit. If I’m being honest, the lack of ability to get out and shoot had me on edge. So, when Emily and I finally set aside time to travel to a few local greenhouses and plant nurseries, it was like a breath of fresh air. Sometimes it slips my mind that photography is not only a passion, but a sort of therapy for me, a way I can back away from the stress and chaos of the everyday and breathe in a real manner. This shoot was so therapeutic and exciting. We drove around exploring local greenhouses, bought some plant friends, and took major advantage of the pure and perfect lighting that greenhouses provide. Below is the full photoset, that I’m really excited to share with you all. Enjoy!

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Adri | 5 April 2017

A few weeks ago I had the chance to reconnect with a lovely human being as we walked along Windansea beach taking photos and catching up. Adri is a TV//film producer who has been traveling all over pursuing a few of her dreams, traveling and documenting. She is hands-down one of the most open and kindhearted people I’ve had the chance to take pictures of, and I admire the raw and unique beauty that she possesses. This following set took a couple weeks to edit since there were so many photos I loved dearly, but I definitely feel as though these selected photos capture the light that Adri carries, and I’m overjoyed to be able to share them with you!

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Antelope Canyon & Arizona Desert | 19 April 2017

Over Easter weekend, I traveled to the Arizona desert with a good friend of mine to get away and visit Antelope Canyon. This trip was one that I had on my mind for several years, and the fact that I made that dream trip a reality had me edging on crazed.

Our campsite plans fell through, but we discovered that in Arizona, you can camp just about anywhere since a majority of the land there is public land. So, we took my Prius on a slight off-road excursion and camped in the middle of the north Arizona desert. Camping out understand the stars so far away from civilization, was awe-inspiring and as refreshing as it gets. I was reminded of the vastness that our planet possesses, and how intricate even the smallest attributes of the earth are.

Our second day we traveled to Lower Antelope Canyon, where we took a guided walking tour through the canyon. It was an absolute dream. Better than my mind’s eye could have made up over the past few years of expectant waiting. After exploring the canyon, we realized we were a short drive from Horseshoe Bend. Standing on the edge of the cliff, and staring down however many hundreds (or thousands) of feet of air there were between the darkened waters and the rocky orange platform we were standing upon was, without a doubt, unreal. In order to share this incredible experience with anyone and everyone, I decided to post my photosets from this past weekend.

Below is the full set of our weekend trip!

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Firefly Lounge (ep. 2) | 17 April 2017

Hi again everyone! Hoping that you all had an amazing & relaxing Easter weekend.

I have always loved Easter, because of the message & the fact that it is one of those holidays where just about everyone really practices the art of celebration. It’s such a joyful day, which is why I consider it one of my top three favourite holidays.

I spent this Easter weekend out in the Arizona desert with my friend Brea, & it was astonishing. Driving through the red rocky mountains, the smooth & endless sand dunes, the dry desert, and the forested mountains was the perfect way to be filled with joy & hope, just as this holiday was intended to do.

We were actually able to record the second episode of our podcast while we sat under the stars, with no noise except the heavy desert winds. The link is below to listen to this podcast episode!

We had so much fun & were reminded of the beauty of letting go of control on this trip. I cannot wait to share the photos with you, so stay tuned for the sets! While you do that, give our podcast a listen, & give our instagram a follow!

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Finding Fields | 29 March 2017

A couple weeks ago I had the opportunity to work with a local makeup artist, Sabrina Catherine, and a model who is mutual friend of ours, Elena. I ended up taking some shots of Sabrina as well, and I loved the opportunity to showcase her skills and her beauty.

These first few are some of the shots I got of Elena.

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These next ones are of Sabrina, who was slightly worried about looking &/or feeling awkward in front of a camera. I can confidently say that these photos are some of my favourites I have taken thus far. I feel they are coated in raw and natural beauty, and a sense of life that everyone should experience.

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To finish this set, here are a couple of the two of them together.

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