I have always been fascinated by photography. I have spent countless hours studying photographs of people, while considering the angles, the lighting, and the editing the photographer used. I love the fact that photography has the amazing ability to transport us to a different time, or place with one single shot.
It was not until I started blogging that I decided to take photography more seriously. With camera in hand, I started experimenting with photographs of my apartment, of friends, and family. It was after experimenting in this way that I realized my passion for photography. I have no formal training or background in this field, but I realize that passion can open your eyes to the impossible, so not only did I invest in the proper equipment I also spent the necessary time to learn everything I could to enhance the skill it takes to be proficient with this passion.
I enjoy, and appreciate the opportunity to photograph bloggers, couples, influencers who make an impact in their profession, families, and also lifestyle type setting. I take an individual approach to each person I photograph. I make every effort to embrace and highlight the focus of what they are trying to convey to their audience with each session.
I look forward to working together and capturing the potential magnificence of your moments through my eyes and the lens of my camera.
There are a few items that I never travel without nor not have in my closet. One of these items is a classic trench coat. This came to my mind the other day when I was helping my mom pack for Paris and realized she didn’t have one. Not only do they keep you dry, but they are a classic staple to any outfit. I will wear mine when I want an extra layer but not a heavy coat, be it raining or sunny. I wore mine all over South Africa (seen above). When packing they are a no-brainer.
I have rounded up a few of my favorites from around the web and all are under $150! You can scroll through the selection and click on any of the photos to shop.
Whereabouts: Dallas, TX
Beauty • The Unisex Glow
Finally, a cream that is meant for both my husband and me. And this isn’t just any cream, it is a magic glow cream. No seriously, it gives you this subtle God and Goddess glow! Don’t believe me? Check out the before and after photos here. For $40, you and your significant other need this! shop it here
Outfits • My Favorite PJ’s
When it came to my PJ game, I was failing. I am embarrassed to say I slept in old t-shirts and shorts up until not that long ago. I just loved them because that were soft, breathable, and easy. And then I met Eberjay! I have since purchased five sets and even turned my mom and sister onto them! They are SO soft, SO easy, REALLY cute, and worth every penny! shop my favorites here and here.
Palm Springs has been on my travel list for as long as I can remember. A city full of history, mid-century design, and a relaxing setting. For a city that I had built up so much I wanted to make sure to stay at the perfect spot. I did so much research (I mean hours and hours and hours) and asked around. After receiving feedback on the new Holiday House Palm Springs I decided it was the place. Holiday House had just been designed by the very talented, Mark D. Sikes (who also owns MDS Stripes which I love). From the moment we walked into the the Holiday House, the incredible design takes your breath away. From the wallpapered den, to the picture perfect blue and white bar, to the Mr. Brainwash artwork hanging on the wall, everything is incredible. The service, food, drinks, and design all made it a place I would 100% revisit!
Other Hotel Options:
The Parker Palm Springs
L’Horizon Resort and Spa (B and I both said we would stay here next time we go back)
Travel • The Travel Trunk
I have been dying for a travel trunk! They are so timeless and chic that I could care less if they seem impractical. While most trunks can set you back up to $1000 I found amazing options from The Little Market, a fair trade and ethically sourced website, for far less than the usual $600+ price tag. These trunks are beautifully made and come in an assortment of sizes and colors. shop them here
Beauty • The Mask
I admit, I refused to try this stuff for the longest time. Any item that is surrounded by a lot of excitement I usually call “bullshit.” For years I never gave this stuff a shot. Then, I did! And I will never go back! I have joined the cult! HOLY SKIN CHANGER! read more about it and shop it here
Outfits • The Kimono
I am obsessed with this retro trend right now! I hope it never goes away. I have been looking for the perfect kimono or caftan to wear sipping cocktails around the pool in Palm Springs next week and wouldn’t you know I found it at Zara! It is much cheaper than many kimonos I found and the colors are magical! I want to wear it with winged eyeliner and bold gold earrings! shop it here