Portraits

Satya at the Studio

It's been an amazing week of birthday celebrations and galavanting. 

I'm thrilled to welcome in another year and I can't wait to 

explore

dream

collaborate

grow

Especially with folks who see me and who let me see them in all of their messy glory. 

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Corinne in Crown Heights

Sometimes you just meet someone and totally click. 

Corinne has an effervescence that just pulls you into her world and lifts your mood no matter what's going on. She's a native New Yorker with big entrepreneurial dreams. 

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Sweet E in Clinton Hill

This sweet boy turned five yesterday and it brought a damn tear to my eye. I started as his nanny when he was three years old, all tiny limbs and big baby belly. He's stretching out, his curiosity grows every day and he never fails to surprise me with his vocabulary. He's a tender, sensitive soul and I hope that never changes. 

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Ian Fales in SOHO

Ian Fales in SOHO

Ian and I collaborated on this shoot to achieve a vintage-inspired, slightly androgynous, autumnal vibe- and I think we succeeded, if I do say so myself. 

It's such a pleasure to work with talented people. 

Just a side note- Ian's not a smoker. I'm doing some work for a client and asked Ian to model for me. 

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Just a side note- Ian's not a smoker. I'm doing some work for a client and asked Ian to model for me. I cannot wait to reveal what that project is!!! Coming soon! 

Baby P

Nannying has been one of the great joys of my life.

I never thought that I would still be a nanny at this stage in my life, but I've had a hard time kicking the habit. Not only do I get to care for my sweet boy E, but he has some very sweet friends that I get to hang with from time to time.

Baby P* is one of them.

There's nothing quite like this age. Four and five year olds are reveling in their new found independence, wide eyed and curious. It fills my heart with sunshine. 

 

*P is not her name, just a small way to protect kids by not naming them online.

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Tess Hermes In Austin, Texas

It's always such a pleasure to work with friends. 

Tess is one of the funniest people I know. She's somehow always on. 

Always ready to make you laugh, always ready to poke fun, to lighten any situation. 

We need more people like her in this sometimes dark world. 

We got together on the South Congress bridge to take advantage of a gloomy, moody sunset (my personal fave) and give this sweet girl some new headshots. 

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Panda Landa

I've known Panda for roughly six years. In this lifetime, at least. 

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The thing is, when I'm with Panda, I'm not worried about being misunderstood in any way shape or form. They have this way of putting me completely at ease. They know my full story, regardless of whether I have verbally communicated this to them. They see me through and through.

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Not only does this magical human get me on a fundamental level, but when we are together there is not stopping our creativity. Panda, Lauren and I come up with the most absurd movie pitches, TV shows, alternate realities, etc and there is no stopping us. 

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We met in Seattle, then I moved away to Austin, Texas. A year or so later, Panda moved into the same apartment complex. Now they live in Joshua Tree, California and it turns out Lauren and I weren't ready to let go of summer adventuring so we came to Cali for a little road trip and made point to stay here in Joshua Tree. It just so happened that we were here for Panda's birthday and to wish them happy travels as they venture on to Nebraska for a month long artist residency. 

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It's such magic to find a friend that you know will be in your life for the rest of your time on this earth and probably in lifetimes to come. 

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I'll see you in my dreams, sweet traveller. <3