Monday, July 18, 2011

Brooklyn or Bust

Coast to Coast

So I finally feel prepared to make a big announcement. Some of you already know this and others may have figured it out on your own, but I’m here to tell you officially now. In June of 2007 I moved to San Diego from Connecticut. I had just graduated from University packed very few things into a car and without having ever been, drove across the country to settle in sunny San Diego. I’ve had some incredible experiences, met my amazing boyfriend, enjoyed four + years of nearly perfect weather and made a tight group of friends I am honored to call my family. Another thing I have done while being here is carved out a niche for my work. When I moved to San Diego I did a lot of odd ball jobs at first, saving seals probably being the most odd. After putzing around for a while I finally came to the realization that I wanted to be a photographer. Although I went to school for the craft I had never really been sure if I was going to pursue it as a career. Frankly I never really thought it was an option. But once I decided it was, I couldn’t imagine doing anything else with my time.

So in September I am moving again, to New York City, to pursue photography further. Brooklyn to be exact. I am not sure how long I will be there, and I am not sure how far it will take me. I do know its now or never for this kind of change. I also know New York is pretty much THE place to be as a photographer, and that if I don’t take the chance I will regret it for a lifetime. So again I am selling pretty much everything I own and saying goodbye to a lot of people I love to take a chance on a new city I have spent very little time in. I know that however bittersweet this will be, my heart will be happy being back so close to friends and family. I’m hoping too, that the city will have a very positive impact on my creative spirit, as well as make me even more hungry to push myself to succeed.

New York is a pretty dang expensive place, so along with selling my life and my car I have decided to set up a print shop. It contains some of my favorite images from the last four years. If anyone is at all interested in helping me raise some money for my big move, please have a look around. It is appropriately titled the Coast to Coast print shop. There are a few images in there now, and only in a few size options. I will be adding more in the next few weeks. Also if you’d like something printed in a different size, or have a request for a particular print you don’t see in there, please let me know.

Also, next week is my 26th birthday, and the best present of all would be to actually make some sales so ;) Here goes….

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Thank you all for the continued support I love every single one of you and will be racking up plenty of frequent flier miles to come back often…



Thursday, February 24, 2011

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Test shoot with Lacy & Decky

Got together with Lacy and her sister Decky last week to shoot some test shots. Lacy is getting her portfolio together and Decky is starting her own business as a stylist. They were such a fun duo to work with and such great ladies with huge sunny hearts. Good luck to both of you in your new endeavors!!!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Inspire Magazine

  • I shot an editorial for Inspire Magazine a couple months ago and its finally published! Inspire is a Slovakian fashion and lifestyle magazine, so I can’t really tell you to go out and grab a copy, but this is the whole spread. I shot this at The Cliffs and I think we all got a nice workout during the shoot. It had looked like rain all morning, but with a perfect overcast sky. However, as soon as we got on location the haze burned off and the sun shone bright on us the whole time. I came away with a major sunburn but I'm so happy with how the spread turned outI Big Thanks to my team… Stylist: Linda Drabova Hair/Make up: Brooke Hill Model: Joy Lui with NoTies

    Happy Holidays everyone!

    (click each image to view them bigger and see the detail)

Friday, October 29, 2010

Happy Halloweeeeekend!

So I am by no means a baby photographer. However, my favorite hair/mua just brought this little pumpkin into the world. Just in time for Halloween too, which is her favorite holiday. So of course we had to snap some pictures of the wee one. I have to say I think my little make-shift pumpkin outfit worked out pretty well :)

Happy Halloween!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

New Website!

I've been a little bit of a slacker over here lately but for good reasons.

My website if finally launched!

Please check it out and let me know what you think!

Thanks for all the support and I'll keep updating here whenever I have a new shoot, so keep checking back often.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Found: Grand Canyon

So next month I am participating in a group exhibit at the local gallery Art Produce . The exhibit was actually put together by my landlord Lori Lipsman who is an artist herself. Inspired by a hiking trip she took through the Grand Canyon a few years ago, the exhibit and installation is loosely themed to canyons. So I've been sifting through my photographs of the Grand Canyon and surrounding areas from the trip I took there while driving cross-country a few years back. I also decided to shoot some new film in San Diego's canyons. But I found some images I liked from that trip and thought I'd share them with you anyway. So here you go!

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

I should have the rest of the shoot from this weekend ready to go by the end of the week, as I know at least one of you is patiently waiting to see them all ;)