GRL PWR Clothing Collection // Cleveland Heights, OH // Creator Collaboration

Let me start off this entire post by saying that this was one of those shoots that made me really step back and take a look at the beauty in what I do. Of course, I see magic in every shoot; whether it's a headshot session with a new friend when they start to really loosen up + smile, or a wedding day that's filled with tiny moments of pure joy. But this one got me thinking about the power of art + creativity in a community. These things bind us all together; the people who are a little unconventional with those who have clear-cut mindsets, the dreamers with the doers, the introverts with the extroverts. We find each other, gravitating slowly and magnetically in the way that opposites usually do, only to find that we're all pretty similar in our mission to add color to our lives. This one was one of those sessions that made me love photography for its ability to capture that magnetic force between us all, and the talent that exists within my  hometown.

This chilly Should-Be-Spring-But-It's-40º-Outside day was brought to life by Emily Roggenburk's wonderful new clothing line and some incredible, badass ladies. Emily's line is all about women's empowerment and the models that came were absolutely perfect in illustrating the line and bringing it to life. I think it goes without saying, but DAMN girls are friggin' incredible. Check out Emily's clothing line here!

I cannot thank Emily and the models enough for coming out and spending the day letting me take their photos. Check out all of the ladies on their respective social media platforms (in order of photographs posted) : Ann Marie, Alex, Tatiana, Michaela, Melissa, & Jacqueline


Addie Martanovic // Ohio City, OH // Blogger Shoot

I'm so excited to be writing this post! Addie and I haven't shot in Cleveland... ever(?), and this is possibly my favorite shoot we've ever done. Addie's a jack of all trades... she lives in Chicago, runs a health and wellness blog over at Chickpea In The City, is one of my best friends, and is one of the only people I regularly text back at this point, which is sayin' a lot. I will admit, I was a liiiittle bit nervous about the weather because Cleveland got a pretty big snowfall yesterday, but it ended up making for the prettiest photographs (minus the inevitable slush covering the streets). 

We headed over to Ohio City to grab lunch at Townhall and then walked around shooting by Great Lakes Brewing Company for a bit. After that, we warmed up with a cuppa coffee in Phoenix, then finished our session up at the beautiful pink building that is the Cleveland Flea Pop Up Shop. It was a simply magical day that I think was successfully captured via Addie's smile and dat whimsical wall.

I appear to have gone a bit link-crazy in this blog post, and I'll leave you with one more: if you want to book a 2018 shoot with me (whether it be a senior portrait, couple, engagement, wedding, ~experimental~ session... I'm yo girl) -- please drop me a lil note in my contact form! I can't wait to work with you!