Cuba on film

I’ve been wanting to go to Cuba for as long as I can remember so I jumped at the chance to enter when I saw that my film lab was doing a giveaway for a 4-day film photo adventure in Havana & Vinales.

I never win giveaways but I just had this feeling in my gut when I entered – “I think I’m going to Cuba”. A couple days later I got a message asking if I had a passport and then it was all systems GO!

Sergio, my guy, also came along and it was SUCH a treat to see him fall in love with shooting film – plus we have been dying some for sunshine and an adventure so it was the perfect timing.

We stayed in a Casa Particular in the non tourist-y part of town and adventured around the streets of Havana with film cameras in tow, connecting with locals and the other photographers. I swam in the warm sea, ate the most amazing food, smoked a cigar on a family owned Tobacco farm, got pulled on stage to dance at the Buena Vista Social Club, rode a horse in the rain in the most beautiful countryside, and drank more cortados than I could count.

Not to sound to overly dramatic, but I left a changed woman. More inspired, more grateful, more curious…and with a serious case of wanderlust.

Vintage car driving past colorful, timeworn buildings on a busy street.
Two people taking a mirror selfie in a warmly lit room.
A split image showing a person's feet on a tiled floor in one half, and a view from a green shuttered window onto a cityscape in the other half.
Vintage blue car parked beside a rustic building with weathered walls and a faded "cantería" sign.
A split image showing a person petting a ginger cat on the left, and a person sitting at a café enjoying a drink on the right.
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At home with Jodi of Hygge Woven

I’ve really been loving connecting with creatives in their spaces lately. Absorbing some of the magic and observing their flow leaves me feeling so very inspired. And that was definitely the case of my time with Jodi – the maker behind Hygge Woven /Hygge Prints.

Spending a cozy morning with Jodi in her home here in Port Townsend, Washington felt like such a gift. The chill of Autumn was in the air and we spent our time together staying cozy, chatting, sipping on tea and I got to document her in her creative flow. Here are some of my favorite snaps, all shot of film.

A woman sitting at a table with a cup of coffee.
A woman sits at a table with a slice of cake and a cup of coffee.
A couch with knitted items on it.
Two pictures of a woman sitting on the steps of a house.
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Summertime on Whidby Island

I feel so lucky to live up in the PNW, where things like clamming are possible! We decided to give it a try for the first time with our best buddies & after lots of research, we woke up one Saturday morning at dawn when the tides were low & took the ferry over to Whidby Island from Port Townsend.

I brought my 35mm film camera along to document our time. I only wish I would have taken photos of the yummy chowder & pasta we made afterwards!

A group of sailboats in the water at sunset.
Two pictures of a man on a beach with a bucket.
A little girl wearing a hat.
A girl standing on a beach holding a fishing net.
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Flower Power // Afternoon on the farm with Space Lotus

Space Lotus Floral Collective is dreamy collaboration between Jules of Space Twins Provisions and Natalie of White Lotus Farm. Not only do they grow the most gorgeous of blooms, but they sell their organic veggies and fresh sourdough bread at our local Farmers Market, which is how I learned of them initially!

Spending the afternoon basking in their glow, surrounded by flora and fauna was the biggest treat for me and I just love the photos we made together. Here are some of my faves, all shot on film and processed by The Find Lab.

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Best of 2021

2021 looked a lot different than year passed, one reason being that I relocated up to beautiful Olympic Peninsula in Washington and I had to travel down to Southern California for many of my sessions! I feel so honored that so many of you were willing to organize shoots around my travel schedule. I really do have the best clients ever.

My plan is to be in LA in the Spring and Fall and am also booking sessions in the lush Pacific NW (including Seattle/Portland) so please spread the news ❤ And for now, here are a few of my 2021 favorites!

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