4 Things // Artist Statement

Writing : An artist statement. I love photography and I don't love speaking about my work.  It's taken me a couple of weeks to squeak it out.  I love deadlines so the struggle has to end at some point. ha! I'm happy with what I came up with, but definitely want to shape it more clearly as the project goes on. - Suzanne

Reading :  The illusion of Separateness. I don't love reading books set in war time.  It often shakes me to the core and leaves me a little broken. This book is more about the idea that we imagine we are more separate than we are, and that small acts can profoundly change the course of so many lives.  I love the style that it's written in.  The narrators flip back and forth and the author doesn't waste a word. - Suzanne

Excited for : June 4th portrait shoot. We are doing 20 minute mini sessions and maybe a pin-up/sexier shoot. I've been working on my portfolio and am so inspired by Suzanne's personal work. I'm excited to be mixing photography in with my other hobbies to create an art project. Stay tuned!

Dreaming of : Iceland again. What a great place with such freedom.

xoxo
Suzanne & Mike

5 Things // Prague Life

Dreaming of : Implantation in the next 48 hours. - Suzanne

Photographing : Prague. So many hours a day, every nook and cranny.  What a daily dream; a meditation, a photo walk and holding Mike's hand. - Suzanne

Drinking: A bunch of different local beers in Prague. I'm enjoying trying to get a feel for the culture and the daily life here. - Mike

Watching: We have been to the movies on three occasions. One was an amazing film at the Prague film festival about kids during WWII. - Mike

Reflecting: It's been a roller coaster ride. Being in a different place going through this new IVF experience has taught me a lot and given me some much needed experience. It's given me time to step out of my routine and see what issues I have. I really like it here. - Mike

xoxo
Suzanne & Mike

4 Things // Broadway & Life

Watching : Beautiful, the Carol King Musical, at Broadway San Diego with Jen Boyd #artdatewithjen. This was my favorite show of the season.  I had no idea what a prolific songwriter Carol King is. The show was an incredible behind the scenes look at songwriting in New York and her personal story.  For people who don't like musicals, this one was particularly interesting since the actors only sang when they were performing a song in the show.  They never sang when dialog would have been a more obvious choice.  I found that to be really interesting.

Photographing : Julie and Kurt's Pacific Beach engagement session.  We hung around the beach that they live by, and captured some laid back casual shots of their everyday life.

Hanging out with : I had drinks at Panama 66 with Jesse and Jen from Huntress Florals this week.  It was fun to go over the images from our latest shoot and get to know these ladies better.

Dreaming of : Our living room remodel is going a lot slower than I imagined.  Molasses in fact.

xoxo
Suzanne and the Wanderers 

4 Things // Loss & Life

This week, I lost a friend. It's so hard to comprehend the loss of such a beautiful life. Despite the sadness, there were many moments of happy joy including Mike and I celebrating our anniversary together. It was a week of celebrating life. 

Playing: Constellations at the Old Globe. It was interesting although if I never saw another play that has cancer as their central theme, that would be great. We then went to AIDS night out at Barrio Star

Watching: Game of Thrones premiere YAY!

Travel: Mike got home from Indiana! It was our anniversary and so nice to celebrate together.

Photographing: Amazing wedding for Sarah and Anson with Coastyle Events and Annette Gomez at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. It was a great team and a beautiful couple. Heart dropping inspiration really helped me get through this week. 

xoxo
Suzanne