Happy Sunday everyone. I'm thrilled to finally take the time to sit down, take a breather, and write about what I've been up to this week. Mike's mom Mary and I have been exploring sunny San Diego this past week. We've found so many rad things to do. I even made a clay unicorn cat, which I am very proud of by the way. He gets to be mounted on my wall for all to see. I also finally had waterslide day at Aquatica. The whole SheWanders intern crew spent the day being daring and trying out every slide. Even Mary joined us in the lazy river. I think it's safe to say that waterslide day was a success. Lastly, I leave for my trip to Iceland next week. Words cannot express how excited I am to be in Europe once again and continue my adventuring. The picture below is from a session with two adorable sisters. Here are 4 things I've been enjoying this past week...Learning: This week I watched videos on the Warsaw Uprising. Nazi Germany controlled Warsaw, Poland during WWII. Warsaw fought to gain their freedom in a 63 day battle. Many sources claim this to be the biggest adn most significant uprising in the rebellion against German rule during the war. Sadly, Germany prevailed. These black and white films are a still frame in time of a significant historical landmark. There is a powerful message to be seen in the documentary film reels. The desire for freedom and peace ring loud and clear. It's hard for me at times to grasp these difficult moments in history, but the message is amazing all the same. Fight for what you believe. You can check out the videos here.
Watching: I recently watched the movie Exit Through the Gift Shop. This movie is all about graffiti artists and the ephemeral idea of street art. The filmographer wanted to simply take videos of street artists. One street artist pushed him to make documentary from the videos to show the daily life of these artists. Graffiti artists must remain anonymous, therefore, their work is never truly appreciated. No matter how amazing their art may be.
Listening: I've been listening to Bjork to "get in the mood" for my Iceland trip. She's an insanely talented Icelandic singer and her videos are crazy artistic. Here is a link to her video for her song Mutual Core.
"Having the person that you love by your side and starting a family with them is the best thing that can happen to you in this life." -Elsa Pataky
What's better than maternity photos? Such hope and joy come before a magical new life is brought into the world. I'm so so happy for these two.
"We we're together. I forget the rest." -Walt WhitmanKaris and Blake's extravagant Hotel Del wedding celebration was absolutely intoxicating. We fell in love with this couple and every single one of their guests. Thank you both for including us in your invigorating beach reception. We wish you two all of the best.
Venue: Hotel Del Coronado
Coordinator: JScot Reid
Designer/Coordinator: Luxe Events
Décor/Rental: Hire elegance
Florals: Blush botanicals
Rentals: Archive rental
Lately, I've fallen in love with The Artist's Way. As cliche as it sounds that book has changed me. I'm closer to my art and feel boundless when I think about it. The Artist Way has two basic concepts. One is to journal the other is to go on art dates. I recently had an art date with Nichol. We played at the beach. I photographed her and she photographed the world around us. The first two images are mine and the rest are Nichols. All shot on Ilford Fp4 on a Pentax K1000 and developed at Richards Photo Lab.Thanks for collaborating with me Nichol! I can't wait for what's to come.
"I love her and that's the beginning and end of everything" F. Scott FitzgeraldI fell in love with Bayley and Craig over champagne and cocktails. I got to hear their love story over bacon wrapped corn dogs many months ago. I felt humbled to sit with them and hear their story and I've been dying to share their wedding story ever since that day. It was so special to put faces to names. Bayley and Craig's friends and family are so kind and warm and they adore these two. I know all of my creative partners were just as excited as I for this weekend to finally be here. Cheers to Bayley and Craig!