Went Away Holiday

I had a little holiday a couple weeks ago to Oregon with a few friends.

Thank you friends and family so much for housing us. Our trip was filled with reunions, good talks, coffee, and lots of trains and buses.

Here are a few shots from Bend, Salem, and Portland.

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Reeco & Reemon

The other day my friend Reemon and I found out that someone we know has a rad old Buick. Naturally, a photoshoot was our first thought. So he grabbed his brother Reeco and we had ourselves a little golden hour shoot.

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The Bay

Over Christmas I went up to spend time with the family in the Bay Area. I took some friends of mine from Barbados up to experience one of the best cities in our country.

The following photos are from Grizzly Peak in Oakland, and the Sutro Bathes in San Francisco.
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Redwoods & Smoke

I went up to the Bay Area for Thanksgiving to visit my family and a couple of my friends, Michael & Gracie Penhale came with me. The morning we left to drive back down to Los Angeles, Gracie & I woke up early and had ourselves a little shoot in a redwood forest in Oakland. It was my first time using smoke bombs in a shoot, and I loved it. I could definitely see myself using them more in the future….;)

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Bend, Oregon

Well. This Los Angeles girl finally got to experience fall. And rain.

A couple weeks ago I went up to Bend, Oregon with several friends. It was a beautiful three days, with morning brunches, walks, coffee, fog, adventures, and community. We had beautiful conversations while we experienced this beautiful world. I am so thankful for the friends who packed into that little mini-cooper with me and were a part of one of the best weekends of my life.

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Jess + Shaun : Hollywood

I’ve been doing several shoots with Jessica Hover over the past year or so, but this was the first time I got to do a couple shoot with her hubby Shaun Hover. If I gave you all the details about what these two do, this would be a long blog post, so I’ll try to keep it short.

Jess works with girls in the modeling industry in Hollywood, New York and all over the world, speaking identity into those who are struggling with insecurities, and walking them into who they were designed to be. // http://www.beautyarise.org //

Shaun works with skateboarders, essentially doing the same thing, and being a father figure to many who don’t have anyone to look up to. // http://www.callingallskaters.org //

I love this rad couple , and we had a great time gallivanting around Hollywood the other day to get these photos. Enjoy.

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Gracie-2014

It didn’t take Gracie Penhale & I long after we began brainstorming about another portrait shoot to come up with this concept. We decided to wake up before the sun rose with our American flag & gold tipped feathers to catch an early sunrise shoot. I absolutely love shooting this girl, and we were both very happy with the results of our morning adventure.

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