Welcome, October!

It's finally here.  My favorite month of the year.  Time for pumpkin everything, crisp mornings, jeans and vests, pinecone collecting, costume wearing, and crunchy leaves.  Looking forward to capturing Autumn's beauty this year.

Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.
— F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

boca grande beach film | personal

Summer is officially winding down, so I figured it was time to share some of the frames I shot while on vacation back in June.  I've been visiting Boca Grande every year since I was seven, and every time I'm there I am refreshed and overtaken with the beauty of the sea.  I've taken hundreds of photos of this special place, but these are some of my favorites.  I recently bought a film camera to challenge myself and slow me down.  Digital is great and I will always be shooting with that medium professionally, but going back to film and remembering "the old days" was really nostalgic and fun.  I will say having to wait for the the scans was not fun :) I left not only being reflective and rested personally, but also professionally.  I am overwhelmed with the power of capturing and creating with photography and will be forever grateful for this gift.  If you see any frames that you would like to purchase, be sure to check out THE SHOP! I know I will need to print a few of these out to warm up my drafty office this winter ;)

Peach Farm Market Collab | Jenn Gietzen of Write On! Designs

I am thrilled to announce my second collaboration with Jenn Gietzen.  This Write On! Designs Market Collab was inspired by summer and our love of our state fruit, the peach.  Jenn and I ventured out last week to a local peach farm and did some exploring and of course tasting.  The people were so friendly and we thoroughly enjoyed touring the farm.  After being inspired and taking a few photos, Jenn applied her magic to two of my favorite photos and created a peach series that I believe will sweeten up anyone's day.  See more below from our peach farm adventure and our market collab!  Both creations can be found here for purchase.   

And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.
— The Great Gatsby

This two part print series comes printed on 12" x 12" thick banner paper.  Each one is hand painted in gold gouache.  Sample above is shown in these frames from IKEA.