So, it’s been quite a while since I’ve blogged. Life has taken some crazy turns. I moved to Alaska, I finally went full-time freelance, and I felt like I had a handle on life. And then, every piece of my equipment and backups were stolen at one point, insurance refused to help me, and then I fell into quite a depression. I had no ability or desire to create new work, and I felt like I had failed, I 100% blamed myself and felt I didn’t deserve to go on with photography. Through the help of friends and people who wanted to see me get back on my feet, I was able to repurchase my basics and go on a trip to create all new work. I gained many new clients and friends over the past 6 months, and I am so grateful for everything that has happened since. I wanted to start blogging again, because of the push from many people. I often feel there’s no point because who knows if anyone even reads it. But now I realize, even if it’s only the handful of people who continuously send me messages asking me to blog, that’s ok. Because it’s because of them that I am able to keep doing what I love. I am so grateful for where I am now, and I want to be able to share that. I wouldn’t be on my way to a gig in Estonia, uploading this post from the Copenhagen airport if it weren’t for you all. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. For encouragements, prayers, and selfless hearts.
Below is a collection of images from a week-long shoot with model, Stacie Elmer. She was awesome to work with, and we did some shoots for some fantastic companies: Death to Stock (who helped so generously with repurchasing of some new gear for me in exchange for photos), Brandy Melville, Alex+Ani, Kit&Ace, Midori, Triangl, & more, who provided us the opportunity to go and create new work, at a time when I thought I would quit. After this trip, I felt alive again. I was on fire. There was no way I was going to let a little trouble stop me, that’s never been who I am. Hell or high water, I will fight for what I am passionate about. I hope you enjoy the first of many blogs to come from all the work I’ve been doing this summer.