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.  

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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. 

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ice cream sandwiches

Ice cream sandwiches are always the best idea. always. 

Yesterday was hot.like 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

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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. 

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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.. 

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therE IS NOTHING MORE SPECIAL THAN FAMILY. NOTHING MORE MEANINGFUL THAN WAKING UP EVERY SINGLE DAY KNOWING YOU HAVE PEOPLE WHO UNCONDIONALLY LOVE YOU. THE bond of family is unbreakable. the roach family is just that. full proof. :) 

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!

Laundry.

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! 😘😄

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Just do this instead

Just do this instead