New work with an awesome new client! I'm loving shooting more interiors but it is definitely making me want to do some home renovations. This house in Dana Point turned out great. Stacy Chiavaro designed it and it had a real lux beach house vibe going on. The kitchen is a dream. It's the perfect house to have a dinner party in.
To see more of Stacy's work you can check out her website http://chiavarodesign.com/
In just a few short days it will be my one year anniversary of living in Los Angeles. It has been a great adventure and I am way happier living in the big city than I ever would have expected. A couple of weeks ago I had a shoot scheduled and due to the nasty flu virus going around it got cancelled. I had blocked off the day to shoot and there was beautiful light happening, and since my day was freed up I decided to bop around the hills of Hollywood and make some photos of my home city. Here's a little of what I made that day.
The past few months I've been shooting with a new client-- designer, blogger, HGTV star, Emily Henderson. I've photographed several things for her including a staff outing to the downtown LA fabric district for NatureBox, home holiday decor, DIY projects, and a Lo and Sons travel bag piece.
Emily and her team Ginny and Brady are just as awesome to work with as you'd expect. I have so much respect for them putting out almost daily blog posts that are super involved and intricate. I'm lucky if I manage to get out a post a month! Here is some work I've shot for them over the past few months. To see more click on the links above.
It's been awesome I get to shoot a variety of things for the team including more editorial stuff, interiors, product, DIY and design, and portraiture. A nice opportunity to test my skills and try new things.
It's a weird thing living in LA. I think of myself as a country girl, but I've found myself oddly at home here. After almost 10 months as an Angeleno I am happy to report that I am super loving living in the big city. I love my corner coffee shop, checking out various happy hours in the neighborhood, and I love that I can WALK, take Uber, and ride the subway to get around town. My tired, old car is getting a much needed rest. And it goes without saying that the tremendous amount of capital "c" Culture around is such a great perk.
One thing that has made the transition easier is that there are many old friends happen to live very close (sometimes across the street) to me. In this vast city I have discovered that there are at least 10 people whom I knew prior to moving here living within 0.3 miles from me. How cool is that?!?
One of those people is Rob Martin. I had worked with Rob when I lived on the Central Coast on two other shoots: Lake Nacimento and Avila Beach. He is a great model and has recently moved to LA to pursue modeling and acting. I was happy to shoot some headshots for him as he enters this crazy industry down here. It's great to see him grow and become such a handsome young man.
I shoot a lot of different things in my life as a freelancer. I shoot food, travel, products, lifestyle, portraits, both in the commercial and editorial worlds. People always ask me, "If you could only shoot one thing" or "which do you love the most" and it's so hard to choose because each type of work makes my heart flutter in a different way. If my feet were held to the coals and I HAD to choose only one thing, I would choose the production lifestyle work like the images shown here.
It's so nice to take a concept, think about wardrobe, location, styling, mood and bring professionals into the picture who can take an idea and transform it into a reality. On this shoot I worked with models Xiaolynn and John in iconic Chinatown, Los Angeles. We shot at sunset (my favorite time to photograph) on a quiet mid-week evening. They were flirty and joyful and I love the palette that the lanterns of Chinatown give to the images.
Images available at Stocksy United---www.stocksy.com
I photographed production designer/artist/comedian/actress Stephanie Barkley in her home in Los Angeles in early June. She is a lady that wears many hats, and it was a blast to photograph her for her various projects.
If you follow her on Vine or You Tube, you know that she is very funny with dozens of characters in her back pocket to pull from. Her puppets were my favorite! Check Stephanie out on one of the many platforms she rocks...
On Saturday, June 28th I photographed a pop-up supper club in Beverly Wood for DNA Dinners. It was a small, elegant dinner at the home of Debbie Alberts and prepared by chef Alex. Here are a few of my favorites from that night.
Check out their Facebook page to learn more about DNA Dinners or to register for their next event.
I've been shooting a ton of food and restaurants lately. I love this, I really do, but it was so nice to take a day off from that and be out in the fresh air, romping around the Santa Monica Pier with model Brittany Cerra. The weather was perfect and we had a lot of fun. Although we got shooed away from taking pictures in the arcade, we made some lively images at the amusement park and around the pier itself.
All images available for licensing at Stocsky.