Best of 2016

Best of 2016

2016 began with a word: Avaunt. To advance / elevate / move forward. Shakespeare liked to use it as an interjection—"Get thee gone" if you will. (Which seems mildly appropriate in the context of my year.) But Kurt Vonnegut says it best, “I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all the kinds of things you can’t see from the center.”

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When We Wed | Fashion Portraits

When We Wed | Fashion Portraits

It truly is my *favorite* thing when the people I photograph become my friends. You might remember Chris and Sé from this session earlier this year. A lot of life has happened since then—Chris completed his masters program, Sé changed careers, and the two of them started a lifestyle blog together. Big changes—intentional changes—to live the life they want.

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Milan Highlights

Milan Highlights

Milan landed at a strange place in our trip. Just as Chelsea started feeling better, I picked up her head cold. We also happened to book our Airbnb on the loudest street in the city. And nostalgia for home started slowly creeping in. It was, as Chelsea had anticipated, our 'slump week.' 

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On the Outskirts

I wrote this shortly after returning from Nepal:

 

 

I'm trying to
hold onto the pieces
of Nepal
that changed me.

And I'm trying to
be present
in this life I'm living
in the air I'm breathing

Right Now.

But if I learned anything
it's that
We are strong &
We were meant to grieve &
Life is best lived in the in betweens &

You shouldn't wear Toms in a wheat field.

 

 

This was a special day. With beautiful people.

Jalyn | The Golden Rule

Jalyn | The Golden Rule

Trying to be more intentional about creating for myself lately. And creating unapologetically. These images are different from my 'usual'. Darker, more sultry, warmer. But by stepping out of my comfort zone, I was able to make something uniquely beautiful. Thank you for stepping in front of my camera, Jalyn!

Studio: The Golden Rule

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TRUEXGOLD Jewelry Collaboration

TRUEXGOLD Jewelry Collaboration

For the past three months, Goldfine Jewlery and truelane worked together to create a unique collection of jewelry. And I had the pleasure of photographing the collaboration from start to finish. It was a fun process of gathering inspiration, crafting the pieces, and styling them with truelane's wardrobe. You can view the whole collection here. (Styling by MaeMae & Co.)

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