Bridal portraits are so fun, yet frustrating-- always such a pleasure to shoot, but it takes so much discipline to keep them hidden until after the big day! My dear best friend just married the love of her life, and I insisted that we do bridal portraits before the wedding. Now that the big day has passed, I can finally share these photos with the world <3 Love you Ash! May you and JJ's future be bright and beautiful.
Pizzeria Vetri asked me to make some photos of their DELICIOUS PIZZA. I've never seen anything like it. I can't wait to go back in a non-working capacity and chow down on all of their magical pies. Thanks for the opportunity Vetri and Urban Outfitters team! See ya next time :)
Over the last year, I have started bringing more plants inside. I realized how spoiled I was with this beautifully lit corner of windows, and decided to bring a little bit of the outdoors in! So far, I have a baby banana, a few ponytail palms, some spiders, a brand new bella palm, basil, and a beautiful money tree!
The best part about all of these, is that they are totally cat safe! The last thing I would ever want is to bring in a beautiful plant only to find my cat sick from getting into it. The ASPCA has a very comprehensive database of plants that are toxic and non-toxic to cats.
I also have started attempting keeping a terrarium! So far, I have one that has been thriving since early September, and I have another in the process of being made! I love terrariums because they are little, self-sustaining worlds :)
I've never been one to be a huge "iPhoneographer".
That being said, I also haven't been on a vacation in nearly four years, so it was a surprise to me to realize how useful and how fun snapping quick photos with this little tool in my pocket could be. As a former camera salesperson, this was my first real insight into the whole "why do i need a camera? I have my phone!" mindset. I'm still not sure if I like it or not?
Now, don't get me wrong. I took a camera. Duh. I shot nearly 16 rolls of film, which I have been lazy about and YET to get developed. However--I wanted to make a quick share of my iPhone snaps, which I think better represents the impulsive visions seen throughout my time in Washington better than the thoughtful and carefully executed frames from my medium format Fuji.
The inspiration always flows a bit more freely when you are using a camera you love, photographing an individual you have been friends with for years and years. I have known Maddie since college, and to be able to watch her blossom into the talented singer-songwriter she has become has been beautiful to watch. I used the Fuji 645ZI for this shoot because I wanted to achieve a more raw look, especially utilizing the fill flash the camera executes oh-so beautifully. I think the outcome matches the style Maddie tries to achieve in her songs, and I couldn't be happier with the results. Maddie's new EP drops later this month, don't miss it!
All of my friends are beautiful and wonderful humans. Xoxo.