I'm still here! Break week has been great, I intentionally kept it wide open so I could be spontaneous in my activities, and also re-learn how to be okay with relaxing (thanks a lot Brooks, for conditioning me to feel guilty about relaxing)
Slowly I've been moving my things down to my new place in LA, I am so excited to explore the city of madness and live with my best friends. Two years of having my own apartment has made the thought of having someone right next door to give me feedback such a foreign and awesome concept!
Some other highlights of the break are things like the spontaneous trip to San Diego with my roommate Bridger Clements last weekend, and also our nights out trying to figure out how to enjoy the Hollywood night life (it's harder than you'd think..) and also going out dancing here in Santa Barbara with various friends.
In other exciting news, I've been contacted by a local wedding gown designer to shoot her new line this Friday, which I am so excited about! I've been searching for access to wedding dresses to expand my wedding portfolio, and it's just really funny what life hands me sometimes. I have some very good ideas and concept boards for this shoot, I'm really really excited for it.
Also, my portfolio review and imminent graduation are swiftly approaching, so I've spent a good slice of my break designing and choosing where to print my promos, business cards, mini business cards, and of course my portfolio. I've developed a design scheme of "black & bone" which I'm very excited about and feel is very me, and I can't wait to get all my goods in the mail! The official orders are being placed this week :)
And so it is in both excitement and sadness that I begin my very last week of being a Santa Barbara resident. I feel so blessed to have lived here for nearly three years! What an incredible place to know, I'm excited to see what LA has in store for me.
Also to avoid making this entire post all about my silly existence, here are a few of my favorite images from a shoot I did nearly a month ago for a group that contacted me because they liked my work, and asked if I would be interested in shooting a renaissance-themed series for them. The content itself is pretty different from what I usually shoot, so I accepted just to see if I was able to stay true to my style within a concept that is different from what I typically do. I was pretty happy with the results! It makes me feel like I have developed an actual "vision" when I can take a situation that's different than what I normally do and still make it look like I did it. There's a very slim chance anyone has actually read this post all the way through, but if you have, thanks and goodnight.