Morgan & Alex | downtown LA

Morgan and Alex are a real cool, goofy and smokin attractive couple I had the privilege of photographing last month. They’re both musicians out in Los Angeles (I shot this in downtown LA, traffic sucks, but the city doesn’t so it’s okay). Go check out Alex’s band “The Heirs” and Morgan is under “Morgan St. Jean” on spotify — they both work very hard and have really groovy music. 

 

Also yes, I shot at the Broad which is overdone, I know. But I’m from Kentucky so I just gawked at all the fancy LA stuff cause I’m cool like that. Enjoy the photos and you should listen to “Lies” by The Heirs while you’re at it.

Erin & Steven

I've shared Erin and Steven's engagement photos over here before and now I get to show their wedding photos (: Remember them? They have a cute dog and they also had pizza at their wedding. They're pretty cool. 

Their wedding was at the Gardens of Ray Eden and one of the prettiest. They kept the ceremony short & sweet and focused on their love for each other, their friends and family. All of my favorites. 

shout-out to the wonderful people who helped! 

caterer: Mozzi's Pizza
DJ: Mike Ballard
florist: Kim Abney
cake: Sweet Surrender Dessert Cafe
officiant: Shaun Fortney

second shooter: Hannah Elizabeth Photography

venue: The Gardens of Ray Eden 

 

 

 

paris, france

Paris is the city of love, so i guess it's fitting that the word "love" and the meaning of it have been running through my head lately. I've probably mentioned before that I tend to overcomplicate or overthink things. well, I did it again. 

I got caught up in trying to figure out the meaning of life (still workin' on that one) and the logic behind things that I'd forgotten one of the things I value most: love. More than religion; more than finding answers to questions. After all, the reason I used to believe in religion or follow a certain path was because I ultimately believe in love. In putting others first. In caring and sharing well. In kindness. I, in my obsessing over which path I should take, had forgotten the point of journey. love. 

Sometimes love is practical. Making dinner for a friend or doing the dishes. Sometimes love is hard. Maybe forgiving someone or confronting them or doing what's best for them even when it sucks for you. Sometimes love is creative. Arranging flowers or writing a poem. Usually love is messy. I think it gets most messy when I start looking for what I can get out of love (which isn't love at all) and not what is best for the other human.  Love is messy because it requires you to take a step back from your instincts and think, then act upon that thought. Love isn't impatient, it isn't easy, it's not all butterflies, it definitely isn't mere sexual drives and it sometimes makes me feel like an idiot. 

These are all things I know . . .  but in the midst of it all, i was stagnant, not living it out loud. I don't want to be stagnant. I want to be full. Full of kindness for others, for myself, for the earth so I can set my heart on what I believe matters. love. 

Daniel & Danielle

I know I've raved enough on here about how much I love in-home sessions, so I'll spare you from that rant. 

BUT I will probably rave about Daniel and Danielle. I had a blast during this whole shoot! They're both so full of vibrant life, laughter and some mad dance moves. Danielle rocks her pink hair and is a photographer herself, a pretty amazin' one. And Daniel? He can cook . . . enough said. 

Turn on some ODESZA (<--- what we jammed to this entire session) and enjoy the photos. 

Julianna Blacey

Happy friday, friends! Here's some photos of the gorgeous Julianna. I can never turn down portrait sessions, especially seniors cause they're the most fun. check out the photos (she's a babe) and enjoy your weekend!