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.
Hola! Today I am mixing my two loves- travel and fashion! Oh and mixing them into one short! How amazing are these ancient map shorts?! Not sure I could have found a more perfect piece for my summer wardrobe! These babies have been with me on each trip and I have been a fan of mixing them with button-ups, t-shirts, and silk blouses. While I don’t have any travel coming up in the next month I hope you stay tuned for my re-caps! I know I have been promising them for a while but I A) have been so busy the past two weeks I can barely think and B) kind of procrastinating since I have so many pictures to filter, edit, and put in a collage. I promise they are coming, and coming along with another little surprise! Stay tuned…xx
As I get older my priorities change – I would rather stay in on Saturday with a great movie and a bottle of wine than attend a raging party that I won’t remember the next day, I have learned quality over quantity always wins, and I have come to appreciate really nice pajamas. I must admit, up until about a year ago, I was still sleeping in sorority shirts and shorts. I was always semi-jealous of my friends or roommates who would come out in these really cool or beautiful pajamas. I would look at them and think how lovely they looked but my main concern was comfort. I didn’t think you could have both comfort and beauty. It wasn’t from a lack of trying, I purchased many different sets of beautiful pajamas, always to be disappointed when I would sleep in them and wake up at all hours of the night because I was so miserable at their stiffness or ability to get extremely tangled. Though they looked wonderful they were always so impractical to actually sleep in, and if there are two things I need in this world it is food and a good nights sleep! Out the door they went.
I first saw Maison Du Soir on my best friends Molly + Sally at last years NY Fashion Week. I always thought they were not only absolutely the coolest things I had seen but I remember thinking how comfortable they looked. M + S slept in them the entire weekend without any complaints. I was impressed! After a few months I still couldn’t get those beauties off of my mind. With all of my travels coming up and knowing I was going to be seeing lots of friends, family friends, and in-laws, I knew I needed to step my p.j. game up. I mean 26 is probably too old to be walking around in sorority shirts and old cheerleading shorts. It was time to invest in a pair of grown-up pajamas. After all, quality over quantity.
Since I was going to be traveling to so many different places Courtney, the incredibly beautiful/ kind/cool/ingenious founder (who is also a former ballet dancer, like could this girl be any cooler?), and I came up with an idea – why don’t we showcase a new set for each city I travel. Done and done – I honestly couldn’t wait to share her exquisite pieces with you! So my friends, I am excited for you to meet my RIO set! Aren’t they stunning? The Magnolia pattern was instantly one of my favorites. Okay, so they are all actually my favorites but something about this floral was so eye-catching. I usually go for solids so was surprised at how badly I wanted this pattern! When they arrived in the mail I knew I made the right call. I can’t begin to describe how stunning they are in person. The colors pop so perfectly together and the 100% silk is absolutely gorgeous and really light-weight (which I loved because I hate being hot when I sleep). I wore these every night in Brazil and they were as beautiful the first night as the last. They really wear exceptionally. And if you are wondering if they passed my comfort test, I am very pleased to say YES! Oh my gosh are they pleasant. They breathe so easy and move effortlessly. I definitely think they are going to revitalize the way we think of the sleepwear industry! Job extremely well done Courtney! —
Stay tuned for Geneva, Paris, Normandy, and London! I can’t wait to share more of her beautiful designs! In the mean time check out her website, Maison Du Soir
What a whirlwind Rio was. A beautiful and memorable whirlwind. I am not sure I will possibly be able to properly show all of the beauty in the places I visited the past month. They were exquisite, authentic, and special in their each way. I can’t wait to share more about the trips! I have thousands of pictures and videos to comb through before I post my first re-cap so in the mean time… a little teaser. Here is my Rio de Janeiro in 28 seconds!