Sunday, September 14, 2014
Thursday, August 14, 2014
One of my favorite things about photography is styling the shoot. I am always very involved in how the person I am photographing looks, from what they wear to how their hair is styled. I've been wanting to start shooting more editorial things, specifically men's makeup. Luckily, one of my very good friends, Savannah, knows a lot about makeup and enjoys the artistry of it (actually, she just started a makeup blog, here). Anyways, Savannah was amazing at bringing my vision to life and I am in love with how these photos turned out! Check out her blog and keep checking back for more inspired shoots like this!
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
This summer has been pretty bittersweet. The past few months have brought a lot of changes, all of which are just part of life. For starters, this was my little sister's last summer at home. She graduated high school this spring and now she's off to college in Colorado. I couldn't be more proud of her, but there is this selfish part of me that I am ashamed to admit that wishes she would have stayed home. For the past few years, the summer has been the only time of year where we get to see each other. My siblings and I have crazy agendas. I guess I should be proud that we've been raised to chase our dreams, I just hope we never get so caught up in our goals that we forget to make time for each other. Actually, I think I am taking this harder than anyone else, and now I know how everyone felt when I moved.
I've also gone through a breakup, which is something I haven't talked about. I'm not going to talk about it much, but I am still adjusting. So, I've spent a lot of my time missing people. I miss my family. I miss feeling safe and comfortable. I miss belonging.
The people I grew up with in my family are growing up, and it's weird to me. I look around and I can't believe what amazing people they have become. But I also wish I could freeze time. All I need is a DeLorean, then I could back in time. I'd go back to when my sisters and I would spend all day swimming in the backyard, stopping only to eat ice cream sandwiches on the deck. I'd go back to when we would put on comedy shows for our parents. Maybe I'd go all the way back to when I would give my sisters rides on my back, like a horse, through the house. All I need is a time machine.
I'm not sure this post makes much sense, but it's how I feel right now.