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.
Cléa LALA. Oh, be still my heart! I first discovered the brand while checking out the new Superga x Sandro collaboration. She took their very minimal sneaker and used her art to turn them into something so unique. My favorite kind of item to buy right now is something that has a certain edge or pop to it that is unexpected. And her pieces are all of that plus some.
Upon further stalking admiration I learned that Cléa Lala is a young French artist who mixes embroidery and illustrations. To me, she takes the art work and then makes it come alive. I am completely smitten with her simple yet beautiful embroidery work but also her ability to keep something minimal while giving it life. I can’t verbalize well enough how much I love her style, which is why I included so many photos. Now, you too can fall in love with her work. It won’t take long before you are wanting a piece of hers too!
What are a few things you have heard about Americans abroad? Maybe that we are loud and obnoxious. Or that we dress terribly – in our fanny packs and old sneakers. I really do understand the misconception because I have actually seen both of these instances happen. However, I have also seen roles reversed and the foreigners being loud and obnoxious with terrible fashion sense. But, that is neither here nor there. What I can say, let’s not give them one more reason to chat poorly about such great people (ha ha).
One of the main lessons I have learned through the years is, a comfy shoe is key! If your feet hurt, there is no way to enjoy your surroundings. My poor husband (boyfriend and fiance at the time) has had to listen to farrrrrrr too many complaints about my feet. I used to try to pair each outfit with the cutest shoe, which was not always the most comfortable or practice. He would say, “You have to wear better shoes because this isn’t fun for either of us.” And he was right! Now when I travel, I know that comfort is above cute. And you know what? You can do so much more! When I lived in Paris I would spend 5+ hours walking the city and taking photos! There is no way I could have done that without the proper necessities – sneakers!
Sneakers are the new black! Seriously, every brand from Valentino to Nike are making them. Now that wearing sneakers with jeans is cool, there really is no reason to not be comfortable and cute! Yes ladies and gents, we can have it all! Since I am a big fan of what Nike is doing with their running shoes right now I decided to compile a list of my favorite pairs from around the web! I would wear these with cropped jeans, shorts, or a dress. They are modern, cool, and most importantly COMFORTABLE! So for your next trip, be sure to include a pair in your luggage! I bet you will be shocked how much you will wear them and how much more enjoyable your trip will be!
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I absolutely love getting to shoot other fashion bloggers. I get excited to see what they have picked to wear and then getting to work with our surroundings to create the ideal picture. Each of my clients has become a friend so it is a lot of fashion and a lot of girl time, which makes my day job a dream! Because I love what I do, and who I shoot, I thought I would share a little bit of my, “work lately.’ Be sure to follow them along! I have linked both their websites and Instagrams! Get ready for some major fashion inspiration!