Micah & Ben | Pacific Coast Anniversary Session | Trinidad, California

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Micah & Ben | Pacific Coast Anniversary Session | Trinidad, California

Photographing good friends in gorgeous locations never gets old! Last month I had the opportunity to meet up with Micah and Ben on a leg of their 10-year anniversary roadtrip for photos and hangs, and holy smokes was it E P I C!

They stayed at a rad little AirBNB right on the coast (literally on the edge) in Trinidad! We started out 30 minutes North at Redwood National and State Parks for photos amongst the world's largest trees - it didn't disappoint! When the sun started going down we headed back down near their AirBNB where we found a rad park (it was literally down the street! WHAT?!) where we explored and made the most of that gorgeous PNW light!

The next day we headed out for Fern Canyon (yes, you read that right, FERN *FREAKING* CANYON). It was rainy and the drive up and down the mountain was insane, but it was well worth the trip!

I love my job.


Micah & Ben, thank you for your friendship and support in allowing me to do what I love. You guys rock.

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Rachel & Jeremy | New York City Engagement Session | Washington Heights, New York

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Rachel & Jeremy | New York City Engagement Session | Washington Heights, New York

Sometimes you meet people and there's an instant connection that feels like you've been friends for years. Rachel & Jeremy are such wonderful (and talented) people who I can now call friends and I'm stoked that I get to document their love for each other. Rachel is a singer/actress and Jeremy is a professional percussionist and they're both ridiculous (in the best way). They gave me a mini concert in their apartment and it was unreal.. more on that later though. They met and live up in New York City, so what better place to run around and make photos than the place where they do life? We never ran out of things to talk about, from our shared intense love for good coffee to our musical obsessions, everything flowed from taking photos to getting to the next spot and it was pure magic. One final sidenote: Rachel is from St. Pete, so it was oddly hilarious that the marketing on the Subway was perfect for New York in the dead of Winter.

During dinner after our session that night I got a message from Southwest that my flight home the next morning was cancelled due to weather. There was blizzard coming. Without hesitation they offered to have me stay with them.

We hung out that next evening and made some photos in the snow, went to dinner at a tiny Mexican spot (I ate one of the biggest and most delicious burritos I've ever had -- and I ate the whole thing -- I still have dreams about it), and then went back to their place and exchanged music and stories, and played a little music together in their living room. Rachel sang an original song that she wrote and Jeremy played a few sections on his xylophone (yes, they have a xylophone in their living room) and my mind was blown.

It couldn't have been any better.

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Portraits on Film | Florida Film Takeover

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Portraits on Film | Florida Film Takeover

It was just over a year ago when Florida Film Takeover was born. It started as an outlet to learn the art of film photography and has grown into a community of photographers of all levels and medium. Jake and I set out to create an environment of inclusion that values community over competition and encourages stepping out of comfort zones to explore photography in new ways. 

We just had our 12th takeover and I shot more rolls at this one than any since we started. It has sparked in me a new love and appreciation for photography and it has stretched me in more ways than just taking photos. I couldn't be more thankful for this community.

I'd love for you to join us.

Learn more here. 

Special THANK YOU to 801 E. Main & The Poor Porker for letting us invade your space for a bit.


Pentax 645 - Fuji 400H /// Dev/Scan by The Find Lab


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