dear california,

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dear california,

i am absolutely smitten with you.

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i love the cool breeze you send on a hot summer’s day
and your glorious sunshine.
you’re home to of some of the most hardworking, fun, and talented creatives i’m fortunate to know.


thanks for being fabulous,


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eat and smile catering | editorial shoot

A few months ago I had the honor of photographing Katie Rotramel of DC’s Eat & Smile Catering! Head on over to the DC Ladies to read their interview with her and see the feature!

Here are a few of my favorites from our editorial shoot…

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madita & sander | rooftop wedding inspiration

madita and sander met when they studied in amsterdam together. they had known each other for years! when madita moved to berlin for a job, sander moved there shortly afterward and they have been together ever since! (and who DOESN’T want a guy who would move to a different country for her?) they both are studying for master’s degrees in the US: sander in new york and madita in dc. sander visits madita in dc often, and we were so fortunate to be able to plan the shoot while he was there! they are such a fun couple and i loved shooting them! they both have such a great sense of style! we had our shoot at sunrise on the rooftop. the golden glow in madita’s hair is just gorgeous!

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ebonee | a downtown portrait session

i was SO EXCITED to hear from ebonee a few months ago when she first reached out to me about planning a shoot. ebonee and i went to college together at USC, and hadn’t seen each other in some time so it was really great reconnecting! ebonee is a writer, speaker, and all around amazing woman who is on a mission to dispel the myth of the “superwoman.” especially with social media, it’s easy to feel like all eyes are on you all the time, and we place unreasonable expectations on ourselves do to everything. everything everything everything. (oh wait– is that just me? ;).) all the stress those beliefs bring is unnecessary. ebonee truly has a gift and a message to share! we planned for the shoot to be focused on this particular theme of her overaching message.

ebonee, i am so so very excited for you and i can’t wait ’til your book comes out! <3

if you’d like to #hangupthecape and learn more about ebonee, you can find her over at

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