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I'm so excited to have finally gotten the chance to photograph Ximena last week, after talking about it all summer! We decided to stay indoors since the winter weather has been unpredictable this month, but now that the temperature has permanently dropped for the season, I'm thrilled to have a little studio space in our new apartment. My mind and my heart are swelling with inspiration now that I am constantly surrounded by like-minded creatives and I can't wait to share!

And make sure you take time to check out + follow Ximena's wonderful fashion blog, Third Eye Style!
Here are a few of my many favorite posts:


hair & makeup by Jami Valzania.

beside the water

 Nearly a month ago, we walked along the trail beside the water, stopping every so often to shoot on beds of dead pine needles, and moss-covered stones. The sun started to set before I was ready to pack everything up, but it was a nice little break from the chaos that my summer has spiraled into. I'm thrilled for everything to have balanced itself out once again (as close to 'balanced' as my life will ever be) and to have much more time for my personal work. And huge thank you's to my wonderful makeup artist, Jami, for everything she did on this shoot. 

from dust (a short film)

We ran around my parents' backyard for hours, my eye constantly at my viewfinder. I felt like I was 14 again, using my camera to freeze little moments of time that I will hide away and keep forever. Except this time I didn't freeze them, I let them continue just a little bit longer. Sometimes I just need to pour my inspiration into something other than photographs in order for it to continue. 

For the best quality, watch the video in HD on vimeo! 

A huge thank you to Erin for being such a wonderful friend, and a huge thank you to Babysnakes for allowing me to use her music for this.

rise with the sun

 A few weeks ago, we hiked up to a little clearing in the woods where the sun shone perfectly until the very second it finally set. Those are my favorite shoots - the ones where the inspiration flows for hours and doesn't stop until the sun goes down behind the mountains. I'm so thankful to have met Kristin this summer because her spirit is as loving, wild and adventurous in life as it appears to be in these photographs. They wouldn't be what they are without her and I'm definitely looking forward to working with her again soon!