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I’m part of the Mickey Mouse Club!

23rd June 2014

firstday

From time to time I’ll look to my blog for a photo or to remember where in the timeline of my life something has happened. It makes me sad to see that it has just stopped at the beginning of this year, which is now half over and has been full of massive life changes.

The biggest one being my move to working full time as a photographer for Yellow Shoes which is Disneys creative advertisement team! I was relocated to the south back in April, where I practically live in a cluster of parks run by my favorite mouse.

friendsimiss Before I left the Bay Area, my favorite burger place allowed my favorite mice in to wish me luck and say good bye. I remember this day as one of the most heart warming days of my life. I’m lucky to have been surrounded by so many unique people at the same time.

boyfriendsAnd lets not even get into how much my heart shrivels up being so far from these two! Luckily, this furry family of dudes have been really supportive so it helps to not feel guilty about moving across the country with most of our joint belongings, rather suddenly.florida bound

I had the longest 5 hour flight of my life, when I left San Francisco. I looked out the window as the plane took off and hovered me over the cities I felt like I had just started to get to know. I tried following the highway vein until the clouds became to dense too look down anymore and I did everything I could to not make my heart not feel so heavy. Thats right. I watched The Birdcage on my iPad ALOT. No self sufficient woman can cry when Nathan Lane is acting like such a lady!

The feeling on the flight, and that of the following couple of weeks, was a lot like the feeling that I got when I originally left New York. It feels like a difficult and confusing break up where no one did anything wrong, but there was just something saying that its time to separate for who-knows-how-long. So you leave scilently trying not to cry because theres not a specific thing to attribute the crying to. Then you watch the city move on without you though photos and movies that are unavoidable, gut wrenchingly showing off places that remind you of happy times together, until it becomes a little easier to view as you discover the little things that make you happy in your new town! Because, much like with human break ups, its not the place you miss as much as the idea of it and the memories you’ve made there. I love the memories I have of the bay area and I’m excited to create new memories in my new and completely different town!

officespaceMy first day at my first cloth walled office, I made the shyest introduction to my co workers. I’ve since come out of my shell a bit more, and have been making office redecorating plans. After all, gray stuff is best enjoyed when a candle stick tells you to try it because its delicious.

I don’t spent too much time indoors. Most of my days are spent outside of my office where I’m constantly encouraged to explore Disney World, try shooting from different places, and thinking up fun ideas to go out and document! The downside is that I have to keep all of these projects top secret, even after I see photos I’ve taken floating around the internet. Its odd how I’ve used social media as a way to build a relationship with corporate jobs and now that I have one, oh well.

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I’m still able to show off the colors and adventures and people near me in my day to day outside of work, though! Back in the bay, I had spent a lot of time focusing my maternal instincts toward Harvey the pup. Readjusting to life without him means that every time I want something to nurture and watch grow, I stroll around the farmers market picking out plants to add to my tiny jungle! Tiny jungle is quickly becoming my favorite hang out spot since I’ve been here.

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I don’t know too much about the area I live in yet, because I’ve just started settling into my new house and job. So far my best friend is a 5 year old and she doesn’t go on many adventures with me due to bed time restrictions. Although, I miss the friends and family I’ve made in San Francisco horribly, I’m looking forward to this new chapter, along with what adventures, lessons, and projects it’ll inspire.

Now that I’m all caught up, I wan’t to start focusing on new creative endeavors and silly photos from my adventures! I can’t wait to start filling up these clickable pages again

 

What I’ve Been Working On!

16th December 2013

juxOver the past couple of months, I’ve been traveling around and meeting up with some incredible artists as part of my job shooting for Juxtapoz magazine! Alex Pardee curated the current issue of Juxtapoz, and based it all around imagination. That made my job of shooting the portraits for this issue super exciting! We wanted these imaginative artists to be shown in a way that shows both them and the worlds that they create, in a unique way.

juxThe creativity, started as soon as you flipped the page to a table of contents!

I had the joy of shooting Tara McPherson, The Lonely Island, Scott CMatt Ritchie, Tim Shaffer, Wolvesmouth, and Alex Pardee! I was so excited to be able to see the photos I take in something that I could actually hold in my hands.

Heres a couple of pages of my photos, that are in the issue of Juxtapoz magazine, that is out right now!!!
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In West Philly The Elf-ia

9th December 2013

PhillyThe other day, I made a doll with a body that only a mother could love.

Ew, no. I meant a dog. I made a doll with a floppy body, popped a squeaker in that little lady and introduced her to Harvey. They became fast friends and have been pretty inseparable ever since. Her name is Philly. Philly The Elf…ia…

Outfit Anatomy: My Own Treasures

23rd November 2013

I’ve had the coziest wool shirt that I spent a little too much money on, for years now. I’ve probably worn it about 3 times because every time I put it on, it makes me look like I’m trying to cover up a baby bump. Its just expensive enough that I can seem to part with it, so every couple of months I try it on with something new in hopes that it’ll look the way it was intended to before I bought it and butchered its mystique by pairing it with different kinds of worn jeans. And the other day, IT WORKED!

I found a skirt that I nearly tossed because I forgot that it had been hiding out at the bottom of my closet, had it team up with the mumu shirt, and my favorite shoes and found my new favorite outfit!

Don’t you love when the saying “one mans trash is another mans treasure”, when it applies to future you and not some stranger that wants your sloppy seconds?

Things Pups Wish They Could Eat

20th November 2013

As previously mentioned, we recently rescued a puppy from the San Francisco Animal Care and Control center. At first, we talked about rescuing a fully grown dog since they are considerably more mellow but we ended up deciding against it. I wanted to be able to train a puppy and show him as much of the world that I could before he was too old to be afraid of any parts of it. So we ended up falling in love with Harvey who was approximately 3 months old according to the kennel. Then they said he was more likely about 5 months old, by the time we adopted him. By the time I got Harvey to the vet, a week later, he had grown so fast! The vet informed us that he was probably around 9 months old. Whatever his age, he’s grown out of his sniffing everything phase, and has even given himself a job!

Harvey seems to think that his job it to be a vacuum, now! It doesn’t pay well, but luckily, hes happy with just working for scraps. Floor scraps, table scraps, ever socks that fall from my pile of laundry that he seems to think are laundry scraps! This little thing wants to try everything! Heres a couple of more things that he would love to get a hold of:

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