there is no greater joy for me than spending a day creating. to be inspired in the moment, according to the weather in that instance, the emotion felt. it’s when i am at my best. and there is no way to explain how intense i love what i am able to do, just by deciding to spend the day around good people with a camera in my hands.
there was no plan. no expectations, and that makes my heart captivated by this even more.
spent this beautiful day shooting side by side with my girlie pal Tohnya down in portland. picked up ariel, who we’d never met. joseph and makrai joined us, and there we had a perfect storm for a day of shooting that i couldn’t be happier with. but it’s more than just the end result, it’s days like this that make me feel like a hippy-love-child-careless-and-free and flying by the seat of my pants. i love the unplanned and i love spending time people like these.
to videos in the car, that will never be shown.
to seeing a horse, when it was really a truck.
to a dog who cant be trusted, and a fanny pack that was a bandaid.
to the deliciously smelling hand sanitzer in a outhouse in a middle of a field.
to scarves that are turbans in the rain
to changing clothes in public, and being caught peeing in the woods by two men.
to growing friendships and picking up a stranger.
i love days like these.
**also – big thanks to kacy kizer, who within a few hours of my email asking about wicked locations in portland, had sent me a long detailed message with several options to shoot. this is the community i love. although I’ve never met her, and we’ve only chatted through twitter and blog comments, she was so kind and generous to take time to send us info, which led us to this wonderous location. thank you kacy, maybe we’ll meet some time. **