twylas house.

Wednesday around 9:20am, twyla said COME OVER NOW! I literally responded in seconds with, ill be there by 10:30am! (I would have gotten there faster but ya know, 57 miles in 15 minutes is quite obscure) But that is us..that is usually how it goes down. every single time. only because our schedules are so busy so its like we throw it into the universe to see what happens and the fact that Jessica was there at the house visiting all the way from Michigan was a freaking BONUS! from one self portrait lover to another! I get to meet the queen! ahhh!!! how are these two talented woman my friends! Jessica and I had a chat about the "internet", and how this social media world is so small and ridiculous and amazing all at once; in a good and bad way but more of a good way because we get to meet people we only dreamt about meeting! its just a testament to put that good energy in the universe and you could really meet amazing like minded people all the time! my heart is so full. 


I was so happy to know that Chloe and chase - jess's kids, were there with her along with Oscar and Ari of course! oh and my guy Noah P!  I was so ready to photograph all of them together! 


its about to go down.

shit gets real when Noah takes off his shirt.. 

you ever feel like you needed to do something to set you on fire, to get you up and running again. I need it all the time. & this was it. it was a new place to photograph, new faces other than the ones I see everyday. our day to day routines and constantly trying to find time for everything can become repetitious very fast. so being able to photograph something somewhere else was electrifying. 

Dropping 10 pounds, preparing for summer. 

RIP twylas Amazon box.....

the manning family

I put a model call on a local yard sale site a few weeks back looking for families who wanted photos done, of course I would get a bazillion people wanting free photos, that was a no brainer however, I wasn't prepared for how many bazillion good looking families responded- yes, who doesn't want free photos right?? shit pick me, I want free photos LOL! I knew quickly that if I want to succeed in this business i have to put every single ounce of effort  towards being the best photographer I can be, and yes that is sometimes giving away a full session, for people to see what i am capable of, what i can create, the emotions i can capture in front of my lens. you get a free session!! you get a free session!! 

So, the Mannings show up, and let me tell you- they showed out!! Not only are their kids actual models but Mom and dad were the most beautiful, god fearing, football watching close knit happy family I have met thus far. I loved them from the moment I met them! they rocked my free session world!! 


epic(ness) a word or nah?

  1. epicness(Noun)

    the quality or state of being epic

the stranger series

two people who never met, who never seen one another before, who instantly gave off an undeniable connection, pure freaking magic.  i can't believe i got to capture it. as a photographer it was the very best day of my life.  


It was great to just watch them get more and more comfortable as we kept shooting. they stared touching one another more and laughing-- basically laughing at me because i was telling horrible knock knock jokes.. or i would tell her to choke him, my inner freak came out i guess. i think i took 12gbs of photos (because duh shooting RAW is the best way to go) 

i had this mirror vision for a super long time -- i always feel like people perform better in front of a mirror --  however, in this case they had already nailed it so for them it was a way to take a deeper look at themselves -- seeing them a bit out of focus and flawed was so beautiful. 

hey guys--i'm awkward, but here's my card

On Thursday, I was sitting on the beach alone and I saw this couple running around being young and free, puffing a joint, taking selfies-- ya know, basically doing vacation the right way. I told myself I'm just going to walk up to them and hand them my business card and tell them if they ever want to shoot some stuff to contact me..(I'm super awkward)  i wasn't sure if they were local or on vacation. surprisingly, later that day they actually texted me to book me! they were from North Carolina and they really wanted some photos while they were here in Florida. i told her my price and then we shot these amazing photos the very next day at sunrise-- they totally shocked me, but not really--  because I already knew they had that young carefree love that I was dying to photograph. It was a beautiful morning. 


ice cream sandwiches

Ice cream sandwiches are always the best idea. always. 

Yesterday was really really hot and instead of eating our dessert in the house, we headed outside after dinner to devour our ice cream sandwiches. Basically dripping down their tummies and all the way to their elbows. 


Monthly Muse

Meet Drea, 

a witty fun loving human being whom i am grateful for. Our paths crossed via Instagram. best community ever, for Connection.  She's my new muse boo. 

Check her out here or here 

Self Sometimes


Sometimes I feel like brown, perfectly flawed coral. Sometimes I feel like those curved sharp edges that if bumped up against or walked on wrong it will slice so deep that nothing will stop the agony or bleeding. The waves the words and the rocks the body. But sometimes I feel like the water without the waves, just blue, true and shallow enough where you can take a step and have confidence you will not go under. Sometimes I feel it all at once. How do you process that feeling of feeling it all. 


Photographing the Roach family

the original plan to photograph Nina and Larry was to be in the delivery room, capturing the birth of their new baby girl, Egypt, for a fresh 48 shoot. she is due early fall. & I mean, what an honor that would have been! however, due to unforeseen circumstances.. ya know, the move.. they made it a priority to come visit us in roanoke. and nina will tell you first hand, that I really owe her 17 hundred visits now because when we were stationed in vegas they still always made a trip out to us but we never returned the favor when they were in Provo. she forgives me.. 



also, you can see a little film i made here if you havent seen it already, of them enjoying life, simply. 

The Roach Family

when your good friends call you up and tell you they are coming to town so you can shoot them, you basically drop everything you are doing and make it happen. being able to capture life's simple moments for a family i adore really is the greatest gift. here is a little film from their simple day!


don't doit.. I found a big pile of it, unfolded, soft , & fresh smelling just to pop a squat next too and relax. Win.. right!? Haha. our move is getting closer and clutter is disappearing. I have gotten rid of so much unnesscary things and it feels so good! Hope you all have a great day! Take a nap! Or fold laundry! šŸ˜˜šŸ˜„

 Just do this instead

Just do this instead