instagram spotlight : style

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Back with round two of my Instagram spotlight – this time focusing on those accounts that have killer style. I’ve had an interest in fashion since high school – experimenting with so many different looks  (some that I’d rather not remember) but always having fun along the way. Trends have come and gone, and I’ve […]

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snorkeling part two

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You might remember that my snorkeling trip last summer was a bit of a disaster (and I have the ankle scars to prove it). But I was determined to get back out there this summer – without the mutilation to my body. My cousin invited us last minute to go to Treasure Island in Laguna, and I’m […]

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sweet summertime : bucket list update 2

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It’s time for another update! Even though fall doesn’t technically begin until the end of September, summer always seems to wind down in August. I live for summer, but can I say I’m already excited for fall?! This year has LEGIT flown by (and I know, I’m old for saying that), but how is the […]

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denim + tacos

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Two of my forever loves. I love wearing denim every way – high-rise jeans, chambray tops, button down dresses, patched jackets, and jumpsuits (just to name a few). It’s classic but with some laid back fun mixed in for good measure. Pair that with the most adorable taco shop in downtown LA (p.s. I think tacos get a bad […]

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documenting solo travel

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I don’t think it’s any surprise that I love photos – taking them and being in them. All through college I was unofficially designated as the group photographer and carried my camera with me everywhere. This lead to a LOT of photos (for which I know everyone was secretly grateful, even if they did make […]

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new headshots

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I am no stranger to taking headshots – in fact, this is my fourth time to do so in Los Angeles alone. But oh, the dreaded headshots. The effort to try to squeeze who you are into a few hours of still photos. In the past, I’ve always felt like they never quite looked like […]

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seattle, washington

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This past weekend I got to have a quick girls’ weekend with my sister and cousin in Seattle, Washington. I’ve been to Portland (and LOVED it), so Seattle was next on my list. My sister is working as a travel nurse up there for a few months, so it was the perfect excuse to visit. I […]

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taking control of my fitness

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This past month I have gotten serious about my fitness and my health. I’d been slowly jumping back onto the workout routine, but after seeing some taped audition footage of myself, as well as photos wearing a swimsuit, I knew I needed to commit. I’m fortunate that my metabolism is relatively fast, but it just can’t keep up […]

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alice’s adventures in wonderland

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I have been wanting to see the Exposition Park Rose Garden since spring – and what better opportunity to visit than an Alice inspired shoot amongst the roses? I think by now the whole universe knows how dear Alice is to my heart, so I was pretty jazzed about this shoot. I also tend to be the one behind […]

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