Friday, May 30, 2014

May's End.

It brought much more than flowers. 
Panic. Excitement. 
Loneliness. Oh the loneliness and longing.
May might have been the hardest month of them all. 

"I want you to close your eyes right now and just take 5 deep breaths. And imagine us laying in the grass out on your lawn. Your head resting on my chest and we are just loving life. We are so close but I know August will come."

August will come. 
Those words are strangers in my mind.
August is coming? 
Why does two months feel like two more years.
But that daydream is vivid as day itself. 
And so is he. 
Vivid, amazing, wonderful and mine.
August is coming, and so is he.
Finally back home to me.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Sincerely, The iPhone

 Allergy testing. One of the most uncomfortable experiences in the world and I've been doing these babies since I came out of the womb! Still deathly allergic to peanuts, no surprise there!

 Women's conference with my sister and mom! 

 Don't mind that I look like a complete crazy person in this pic! But ran into Ludim down at city creek! She lives in an area that Tyler was serving in a looong way back and would send me pics of him! This girl is so sweet! What are the odds that we would run into each other?!

 Got a matching "T" mug at anthropologie to match my "E" one. 

 If you've never been to "La Costa" you should definitely go. Mexican food is my favorite and boy do they have such good food! I'm already craving it as I'm typing this!

 My dog Ivy. She is the cutest thing that has ever graced this earth. 

 My newest obsession. Collecting records for my new record player! These artists sound ten times better on vinyl!

 Church-goin' with the sissy

This stuff. Right here. Is heavenly. I'm allergic to nutella so this is basically nutella without the hazel nuts. I should have never tried this stuff because there's no going back now!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

My Happy Place

I love the mountains. Living in Utah I'm completely spoiled by getting to be surrounded by gorgeous mountains. I'm always down for a hike in the forest, camping underneath the stars, or just exploring my surroundings on a new adventure. I grew up in a very adventurous family and I can't tell you how many times we've pulled off the road to search for some waterhole, waterfall, rock cave or just gorgeous view. I grew up loving to camp and loving the thrill exploring new places with or without a plan. I'm also one of those crazy people who love smelling like campfire smoke :) It also might be the feeling of peace being in nature, secluded from the world. Either way any chance I can get to venture to the mountains I take it! (Most of my favorite photo spots are in the mountains of course ;)

Sweatshirt: Camp Brand Goods

Monday, May 12, 2014

What's Your Color?

To start off, I need to send a huge thank you out to my family and friends who are constantly my models for all my crazy school projects. You never know what you're going to get yourself into when you model for me for a school project. Seriously. I've dumped paint all over people, made models trespass on occasion, almost set my garage on fire (really it was so close) made them sit in a warm tub that quickly turned freezing, stand in a pool while people were IN the pool, have crazy make-up and hair and these guys are always willing to help me out and go along with my crazy ideas. So thank you thank you THANK YOU! 

This series of photographs is a project I worked on from January to April for a Color Photography class at UVU. It ended up being my favorite class that I have ever taken at UVU for many reasons! It was fun, had the most incredible professor, and I got to do whatever the heck I wanted for the final which is a huge bonus when you're an art major ;) So I chose to photograph people in an abstract or interesting way to display their favorite color or a color I thought looked amazing on them or reminded me of them! I loved the way these turned out and I learned so much from this class it's ridiculous!


Hair and Makeup by Samiee Grange


Hair and Makeup by Samiee Grange



Monday, May 5, 2014

There's Something About A Meadow

Peaceful. A place to sit and think awhile.
A place where you feel small amidst something larger than yourself.
You see weeds, I see flowers.
A sea of white and green nonetheless. 
There's something about a meadow.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

School's Out Baby!!

Nothing makes me happier than those words!! This semester is OVER! And boy was it a tough one! Only 2 more semesters to go baby!! And absolutely ZERO to go without Tyler being with me! So excited to finally concentrate on this crazy busy wedding season that's been creeping up on me! I have been so blessed this year to have the best clients and brides a girl could ask for! I can't wait to photograph every single one of their weddings! These couples just make my life so much fun!!

P.S. I decided to try my hand at designing my friend Delaina's new personal blog! I am obsessed with branding (especially my own photography business)  So I had a lot of fun with it. It's simple, organic, and free-spirited. Everything that I love and adore! If you want to check it out here is the address!!