photo diary | Osceola National Forest

Made a spur of the moment road trip with Alexa and Lia with one intention in mind: stargazing. We brought along some pumpkins from Halloween and decided to smash them with a baseball bat until the sun set- it was extremely therapeutic. Upon night fall, we were blessed with skies of black velvet and diamonds. I was lucky enough to even capture the Milky Way Galaxy with a long exposure.

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photo diary | Osceola National Forest

photo diary | blissful beach mornings

Major shout out to my beautiful model and best friend, Lia Maree Hardy.
Thank you for being the sunrise of my life.

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photo diary | blissful beach mornings

photo diary | los angeles

A large group of my friends and I flew out to Los Angeles to attend Camp Flog Gnaw: Tyler the Creator’s 2 day music festival. From late night adventures to sneaking into VIP & moshing to my favorite songs- I was on another level of happiness. I can’t help but smile when I look at these photographs, for they hold some of the best memories of my life; memories I’ll cherish forever.

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Stumbled into Common while browsing through Barneys on Rodeo Drive & ran into Noah Dillon while exploring Luka Sabbat’s ‘Hot Mess’ exhibit. The gorgeous blonde gal (Cameron Rose) is the model used in the photographs!

Here’s some of Khalil’s film photographs:
(I’m so in love with how these came out- he did a lovely job as per usual)

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photo diary | los angeles

Jenaya’s 21st

When your best friend approaches you with a quirky photoshoot idea to celebrate her birthday, you do just that and ask no questions.

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And then I took her to Disney!

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Jenaya’s 21st

photo diary | San Francisco (& a video)

My mother and I were very blessed to get out of the house for the weekend and experience the wonders of San Francisco. With the keys to a rental car and a list of must-see places, we were on a mission.

We started our journey with the very famous Golden Gate Bridge. We drove over it and ended up hiking up some mountains to obtain views that took our breath away. Literally.

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Amid our adventures, we stumbled upon several tiny gardens. The flowers were so vibrant it made our hearts dance with joy. My mom is featured in the photograph above feelings the grass between her toes. We were simply living.

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This is the famous Lombard Street: a one-way street in the heart of San Francisco that literally resembles the curves of a snake. Did I force my mom to drive us down it? Yes. Yes I did. She may or may not have screamed the whole time.

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The Painted Ladies- featured on the intro of Full House!

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Day two: We headed to the Piers/Fisherman’s Wharf by the Bay. The sunshine was in full force and the sunflowers danced in the wind. The energy alone gave me life.

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We decided to take a spur of the moment boat ride under the Golden Gate Bridge. IT WAS GRAND. We saw dolphins, a humpback whale, cruised next to pelicans and took a ride around Alcatraz island.

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A wonderful addition to the Piers is the happy guests who have made themselves at home. Most of them were either sleeping and sunbathing, or competing to see who was the better Alpha-male. These guys were hilarious. My mom and I took a solid 15-20 minutes to just observe them.

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Ghirardelli Square; home of the original Ghirardelli Chocolate factory. It also had cute shops and nice views- you can’t beat that.

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Baker Beach around golden hour. Charming, but absolutely freezing.

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Twin Peaks; daytime and at night. Appreciating San Fran from that high up was the best way we could’ve possibly ended our trip. We made beautiful memories together and I’m more than blessed that I was able to do so with my best friend.

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photo diary | San Francisco (& a video)

2017 Solar Eclipse

I had obtained Solar Eclipse glasses from my Astronomy professor months prior and was well prepared for this life-changing day. With a camera in my lap and adventurous minds, my dad and I set off on a journey from Florida to South Carolina. We drove and drove until finally pulling over in a tiny town. I set up my tripod, put on the glasses and waited.

The sky began to dim, frogs croaked and the crickets started chirping. It was truly as if the sun had set midday. I can’t quite explain the rush this all gave me, nor can my photos do a justice. However, just as my Astronomy professor predicted: I’M HOOKED. I hope to experience more Solar Eclipses in my lifetime- one of the beautiful gifts our universe gives to us.

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2017 Solar Eclipse