carpe diem.

Hello, everyone!
I do apologize for my absence as of late. As I mentioned recently, life is getting very busy and I am here to tell you why.

For the past 2 1/2 years, we’ve been living in Minnesota. It’s been interesting. An adventure, to be sure, and one I will continue to look back on fondly for many years to come. We have adored the winters. Despite the humidity, the summers have been okay too. I have met some amazing people and found some fantastic opportunities for photography, acting, and life. However, it is time for a change. Time for new opportunities. My dad has resigned and is looking to start something new with an old colleague. We’re not positive yet as to what this new thing will be, but the details will be rolled out slowly. What we do know is that it will be taking us back to our old house in Los Angeles. That’s right. We’re heading out of the Midwest and back to the Golden State. We plan to be packed and on the road by April 27th with an ETA of May 1st. Things are happening pretty fast and I’m a little overwhelmed right now, but I am very excited, too. I am devastated to be leaving the friends I’ve made here and I will miss the snow like you wouldn’t believe, but I am so proud of my dad for making this jump. I can’t wait to see what new things are in store for me and my family. And hey, if you’re in California and interested in photos, drop me an email! I’ll be pretty busy at first, what with unpacking and getting back into the flow with schoolwork, but things should start opening up in early June.

I do have quite a few posts to make, but who knows when they’ll show up. I had my first maternity shoot on Monday and a quick portrait/fashion shoot on Friday, both of which were a total blast. Hopefully those photos will appear soon, so stay tuned. I have also been inspired by the amazing Carlyn to start trying out some levitation stuff. It’s gone pretty poorly so far, but I’m working on it. Plus, we will actually be driving the 2,000 miles to LA, so I’m sure I’ll be taking tons of photos when I’m not the one behind the wheel.

I want to thank everyone in Minnesota for their kindness and assistance in getting me to where I am today. I held my first job, worked on many shows on stage and behind the scenes, got my learner’s permit, shot my first wedding, and many other things that I totally owe to the Twin Cities. I will never forget my time here. I will always love my friends here. Thank you all for making my Midwest life what it has been.

But here is to new beginnings. The first day of the rest of our lives. Look out, LA. We’re coming home, and with a brand new agenda on our hands.

“Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.”
– John Keating (Robin Williams), ‘Dead Poets Society’