We are 3 weeks into “social distancing” thanks to Covid 19 & I hope you are all staying healthy, sane, & finding the silver linings wherever possible! It’s such a strange & uncertain time and boy do I feel lucky that my husband continues to have work, even though my photo sessions have all been on pause for the unforeseeable future.
I miss taking photos of people so much. But in the stillness, I have been feeling waves of immense gratitude (intermingled with worry & anxiety about the state of the world!) that I have a job that I actually miss. That I get to live in a place where I am able to go outside and lay in the grass.
I thought now was the perfect time to share this session of the one & only, Jessamyn, that I shot back in February in Topanga Canyon. It embodies what I have been really trying to focus on during these past weeks at home – to slow down, be gentle with myself, & to find joy in the small things.
All photos shot on Kodak film & processed/scanned by The Find Lab
Photographing fellow Topanga canyon dwellers is always extra special for me. Perhaps it’s because they are just as in love with this place as I am or maybe it’s just that they are usually extra down for an adventure!
On this day, I met up with this lovely trio as the sun was getting low in the sky & walked just down the road from their home to snap these photos. We took the same route that they walk so often to get to this magical location. Here are some of my faves!
Film developed & scanned by The Find Lab
As summer winds down and hints of Fall start to appear, I was reminded of this sweet sesh from last year that I never got around to sharing….which is crazy cause I LOVE it so.
I’ve been documenting this crew since big sister was a newborn (and every year since!) and I always leave out shoots with a huge grin & happy heart. #bestJobEver
In celebration of my man’s big 4-0, we packed up Rusty (our 83′ VW bus) and embarked on an almost 3 week roadtrip up through California and southern Oregon in July. It was what every summer dreams to be – sunshine, rivers, rainbows, exploring, hanging with old friends, & stunning views every. single. day. To say I love this coast is an understatement. Here are some faves, all shot of film.
Kodak Portra 400 developled & scanned by The Find Lab
I first met Meghan when I came across Wild Mesa, the space that hosts maker & wellness workshops here in Topanga Canyon. She is not only the founder of this magical space, but she is also an art director, singer, designer, world traveler, activist, and student currently getting her masters in Public Policy. #Badass
Photograph this inspiring woman in her element, as we laughed and listening to Bob Dylan on vinyl was a total dream. Here are some of my favorites.
shot on Kodak Portra 400 & 800 // developed & scanned by
White dress by the amazing MoonaStar