Road Trip, 2014 has officially commenced today as I crossed the Mississippi River. Heading west, I looked down at the swirling water when I caught a glimpse of an historic riverboat. They always make me think of Mark Twain and his curt, yet romantic way with words and phrases.
“The Mississippi River will always have its own way; no engineering skill can persuade it to do otherwise.”
– Mark Twain
“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” – Pablo Picasso
On April 25th, everyone came together at the Columbia Tower Club to do just that. As one of the members of the Columbia Tower Club Art Committee, I had the honor of partnering with members of Cornish College of the Arts for the annual 2014 CTC Art Committee Gala. It was an exciting night celebrating Cornish and their students. There were performances by students of Cornish, raffle prizes, and even a salsa demonstration. We raised thousands of dollars for future Cornish scholarships and I couldn’t be more proud.
I also had the opportunity to photograph the event including Sherry Raisbeck, our Honorary Chair for the evening. She is an incredible woman and an absolute pillar in the art community here in Seattle. Aristotle said, “The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” I wholeheartedly agree. Sherry Raisbeck is the kindest, funniest, most intelligent woman and she has a passion for art and sharing that passion with the students of Cornish.
It was a wonderful evening filled with art, music, laughter, and goodness.
“People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that’s what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life. A true soul mate is probably the most important person you’ll ever meet, because they tear down your walls and smack you awake. But to live with a soul mate forever? Nah. Too painful. Soul mates, they come into your life just to reveal another layer of yourself to you, and then leave. A soul mates purpose is to shake you up, tear apart your ego a little bit, show you your obstacles and addictions, break your heart open so new light can get in, make you so desperate and out of control that you have to transform your life, then introduce you to your spiritual master…” – Elizabeth Gilbert
Emelia and Wilfried.
We met at the marina for a mini session and ended up on a catamaran out on the water.
There were many quiet moments between Emelia and Wilfried.
Between laughing, smiling, and silent glances…it was easy to see how much they are in love with each other.
“In wilderness is the preservation of the world.”
– Henry David Thoreau
“Feminism is not dead, by no means. It has evolved. If you don’t like the term, change it, for Goddess’ sake. Call it Aphrodite, or Venus, or whatever you want; the name doesn’t matter, as long as we understand what it is about, and we support it.” – Isabel Allende
Meet Dyan. The goddess of the floral crown on the beach.
Dyan has a serene look about her. She radiates an ethereal presence and it is absolutely magnetic.
Dyan and I had so much fun during our mini session on the beach. As she giggled and we laughed together, she absolutely glowed. Dyan’s fun loving attitude and warmth make her an absolute joy!
Dyan! You are the epitome of a vintage pin up model!
Dyan, thank you so much for our joy filled boudoir mini session! You are simply gorgeous! 🙂
We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.
-Native American Proverb
“She must find a boat and sail in it. No guarantee of shore. Only a conviction that what she wanted could exist, if she dared to find it.” – Jeanette Winterson
I travelled to California for a few shoots last month. I shot a mini session with Emily at an adorable marina in southern California. Emil was a dream to work with! She has such a sweet smile and brought such fun sailing accessories.
Emily definitely knows how to rock the model look!
Thank you, Emily for being such a fun girl! You’re such a gorgeous, sweet model and it was a pleasure to work with you!
Let me introduce you to Leaha. She is beautiful, smart, kind, hilarious, and an energy ball of fun!
We met last month in Santa Barbara and had a fabulous time taking photos and laughing up a storm on the beach! Leaha is not only fun and flirty, but the 4’11” bombshell is also incredibly gorgeous.
Leaha is half of their husband and wife, Popography team based in New Jersey, but they both love to travel so don’t be afraid to send them a message if your wedding is outside of the Garden State! She sings opera, collects tissue paper, and will have you feeling at ease and laughing approximately 0.197 seconds after you meet her. She’s a wonderful girl and I’m so happy to have met Leaha and had the chance to photography her fabulousness!
My sister surprised me with yummy, green, sparkly, shamrock cookies for Saint Patrick’s Day.
“May your thoughts be as glad as the shamrocks.
May your heart be as light as a song.
May each day bring you bright, happy hours.
That stay with you all the year long.” – Irish Blessing
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day to you all!