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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.

homejungle

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

 

The Looking Glass

8th November 2012

OUR SECRET’S OUT, PETER! I’m SO excited to announce the new project that I’ve been working on with the people at Disney.

Yes! A little while back Disney asked me, along with several other unique photographers throughout the world, to come visit the Disney Parks and capture photos of all of the different parks through our own perspectives. The photos would then be curated on Disney’s very own Tumblr page. As a kid that grew up hoping to somehow magically just become Tinker Bell, I happily obliged!

I quickly packed up my digital camera, my Polaroid camera, a stack of construction paper, and some bubbles (a very fragile item by the way) and went down to Florida to venture throughout the Disney Parks that I remembered so fondly as a child. It was great to still have that same youthful excitement for life, but also having a little more technical knowledge on how to capture it in an image.

I made some great memories within my couple of days at Disney World:

  • I wrestled Chip and Dale for an acorn that I brought to show them
  • I got to watch old robot cartoons and sip on chocolate coke in an old car, at theSci-Fi Dine-In Theater
  • I got to fly around a garden with Peter Pan.
  • I watched an AT-AT lead a group of tourists to shelter from the rain
  • I had a very serious business meeting while floating through Its a Small World
  • I tried a top secret menu-less item at the 50′s Prime Time Cafe (peanut butter and jelly milkshake yummm!)
  • I creeped around the graves of the Haunted Mansion right as the sun came up and all the ghosts went back to sleep for the day.
  • I felt bad the the beautiful flowers never got to hold one of those iconic mouse eared balloons, so I made some especially for the shrubs.
  • I counted all the Duffy bears I could find, throughout the parks
  • I fell in love with all the flamingos at the Animal Kingdom, and named one of them Hubert
  • I used my wizard skills to make a blue serving tray look like the Sorceress Apprentice.
  • I got to dance with Donald Duck, who despite possibly having two left feet and being a massive bird, is excellent at the fox trot!
  • I got to hold all the balloons, in hopes of recreating a scene from UP!

And did SO much more!!!

Photos from these adventures and more are going to be unveiled on Disneys Tumblr page, throughout the next couple of months so keep an eye out for them by following DisneyParksPhotoProject.tumblr.com