Kaleidoscope Festival | What a phenomenal (windy) day! It felt so good to feel the sun finally! ☀️ There were some awesome performances on stage. I walked around the corner at one point and heard familiar words and a voice I knew. They were dancing to Tarkan, a famous Turkish artist I grew up listening to on the radio. It was so awesome, and I just feel honored to photograph the grace and rhythm these ladies have!
Hello! I was scrolling way down my IG feed of flat lays and early edits - lol real deep in my archives! 🤦🏽♀️😭😂 @emilyholmesweddings and I were noticing how documented our lives were back then. Now it’s all professional images, which is awesome, but I don’t see my life in this space. I’m torn. The reason I moved towards eliminating all iPhone photography sparked from hearing “I feel like I know you from following you on Instagram” and comments that made me feel VERY unknown and uncomfortable that people acted like I shared everything online. It’s just so unrealistic, and honestly I didn’t want to be known as an online personality or an over sharer. So I steered clear and curated my feed to be only professional work. In that, I’ve lost the opportunity to document my personal life online. To share my own words, so I can scroll back and see a glimpse of my daily in some posts. This isn’t a space to convince you my job has hard parts too or that life isn’t all highlights and selfies- at this point we all know this. I’ve concluded if someone has already decided they don’t like me, are envious, or simply annoyed by my posts... there’s not much I can do about that. So here we are! This space will never be a 100% representation of my life (thank goodness!) Thought I would share a few iPhone shots from the last month to get back into the groove of sharing some personal memories. From friends visits, bagless grocery runs, to selfies I never get to share! Lol swipe on! I’m kind stoked to start posting some shots from my phone... in a chronic documenter- camera or not, I’ve got proof of most moments I never want to forget... even the worst ones.
Courtney Paige | We had a phenomenal time together. Honestly as a photographer sometimes things get boring. You get stuck in the same old poses and spots. It is always client first, however to maintain quality creative work, you have to take time to play and get inspired yourself. I’m honored to photograph my friend Courtney Paige, and that she let me use corners, bathrooms, and stair cases as studio moments. This orange vibe brought me LIFE! 🧡❤️
*TOMORROW* I’m so excited to hang out with @wrmemphis and @brukiestudio at @stockandbelle tomorrow night! Come join us from 4-7PM to learn how WELCOME has changed lives and how to welcome others. The power in becoming a local when you were once “new here” is so incredible. I’m so honored to have met and photographed so many beautiful people who are investing in their city and being locals! In order of photos: Wailes, As Nature, and Emelie! Come see more of each of their sets hanging in the exhibit!