To be perfectly honest, I could hardly contain my excitement when Urban Outfitters asked me to photograph a band I have been a fan of for nearly a decade. I remember going to their shows in highschool with a point & shoot camera, shooting their shows, and realizing then how much I loved photographing music. The coolest part of all? They were the NICEST PEOPLE EVER. Seriously, such sweethearts and so fun and easy going. Can't wait to cross paths with them again!
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!