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.
If there is one item that screams “it’s summer” it is the denim short. Style them with a t-shirt, blouse, or as a swimsuit cover-up. They are the key summer piece! And since July 4th is right around the corner I thought it was only appropriate to share my favorite denim shorts from around the web.
*** my picks from Gap are 40% off today with code EXTRA & my picks from J.Crew are 30% off with code SHOPNOW
SHOP THE LOOK (click on the images below)
Whereabouts: Dallas, TX
at home • Pillow Talk
I love a home with clean, minimal walls and then have accessories that really pop. This pillow would look so great against white walls and a grey couch…eh hmmm, are you listening husband? And the adorable “never ending love story” slogan makes it a really great gift for the newly engaged or married. Or, you know, for that couple that has been married over three years – seriously husband. Are you reading? My birthday is only four months away!
at home • Dash & Albert Dog Bed
Since arriving back home after being gone two weeks, I have spent my days loving on my sweet pup, Annie! The hardest part of travel is having to leave her and the best part of returning is getting to reunite! I absolutely love spoiling her so when I spotted this Dash & Albert dog bed I knew I needed it for her! It is not only super comfortable for her but very chic in the living room! Read more on D&A here
I search and search to find the perfect t-shirts. Considering I wear them everyday, I go through a lot. I have tried everything from Net-a-Porter to Forever 21 and have found some decent options. However, my all-time, forever favorite t-shirt, Current Elliott ‘Petit’ Tee (in black / in grey). I want a t-shirt to be flattering but comfortable, soft, easy to maintain, and high quality. The Petit Tee is all of that! While wearing it in LA (where this was photographed) I got stopped by a lady asking, “Who makes your t-shirt? It is THE perfect white tee.” And it is. It really is!
The Texas heat has set in which means my make-up melts off. I stumbled upon this MAC Nourishing Waterproof foundation and really want to try it. I have tried MAC’s waterproof products in the past and they worked amazingly! I am hoping this one is no different – excellent coverage that will last all day (even through these hot days). shop it here
Outfits • The Beach Hat
I love milliner Eugenia Kim and her gorgeous creations. And I 100% believe you should pay for an artisans work. However, when it comes down to it, spending $500 on a hat is a bit out of touch. At least for now. Since I still love the idea of her hats I found a replacement, you know, until I can afford the real thing. Introducing, Fleurs de Mer. She makes gorgeous hats that are perfect for a beach get-a-way. And they are under $150! She also does custom hats which would make the perfect gift to your friend, or yourself! 🙂 shop the hat here
Outfits • The Swimsuit Coverup
With a trip to Italy coming up soon I am on the hunt for chic swimsuit coverups. Usually I just wear an oversized button-up but I want something that screams, “Italian summer.” For some reason, these striped J.Crew pants do that! I think they would be perfect for around the pool or around the town! I just bought a pair and plan to wear it with a button-up and a bright scarf tied around my head! buy them here
So many trips, so many sales to take advantage of! While on my trip abroad I realized there are so many accessories I can not travel without! While browsing the Internet to do a blog post on them I realized many of the websites are having huge travel sales right now! To cut down on your search time, I have rounded-up a few of my favorites! Scroll through the items and click on any which tickle your fancy 🙂
p.s. Don’t worry, I still plan to do a post on my travel must-haves!