my people

They have a zest for life & value experiences with others.

Below are a few of their favorite places we’ve been (in real life!)

 
 

A few more places you may find them… 

Here it is: / the new way of living with the world / inside of us so we cannot lose it, / and we cannot be lost. You and me, / are us and them, and it and sky. / It’s hard to believe we didn’t / know that before; it’s hard to believe / we were so hollowed out, so drained, / only so we could shine a little harder / when the light finally came.
— ada limón, from 'we are surprised'
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Rebecca is so caring and genuine in her work. Shooting with her was an incredible experience and allowed me to be my full self while creating fantastic imagery together.
— katie, from kaiya healing arts
 
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so you can get a sense of if we’d be kindred spirits…

Here are a few characteristics that my past couples & families have shared.

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they are unabashedly themselves

My people are the type that make you feel at ease instantly, because they're pretty secure in themselves. There's no need to be someone they're not or to keep up with any rules, because they're just focused on living.

Although they might be conversational and open, they never take the spotlight, because confidence isn't loud. They're rule-breakers, but not just to get attention—they're just themselves.

 
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They really care about others

While they're probably known for their excitement or quiet joy, these people aren't afraid of hard conversations. They're not looking for someone to capture their life as they wish it were, because they have fought for meaning and healing that comes only through pain, and feel it needs to be given proper weight in photographs.

They may not seem fun enough to everyone, but they're not out to be popular; instead, their conversations are enriching and thought-provoking. With them, there is space to grow, and grace in failure.

 
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They get excited about the little things

My people strike up conversations with strangers & are all in when their favorite song comes on. They probably have a nerdy hobby or interest that they get a little too excited about sharing, whether it's a kind of artistic hobby or doctorate study. At the end of the day, they're pretty much madly in love with experiences and anything that makes for a good conversation.

They are adventurous, alive, and doing things that simply make them feel their hearts beating and the wind in their hair (and have some REALLY cool stories to tell).

 
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They are naturally creative

Though they may not be artists in their day jobs (but often are!), they have a careful eye and heart for appreciating and creating artistic beauty. They're music lovers & naturally surround themselves with what makes them feel alive — meaningful details, striking simplicity.

Their friends see them as abstract individuals who are their own artistic icons. In their free time, if they're not creating themselves, they're most likely supporting other artists, whether it's theater, independent film, art galleries, etc.

 
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they hold the dark and light of life in open hands

While they're probably known for their excitement or quiet joy, these people aren't afraid of hard conversations. They're not looking for someone to capture their life as they wish it were, because they have fought for meaning and healing that comes only through pain, and feel it needs to be given proper weight in photographs. 

They may not seem fun enough to everyone, but they're not out to be popular; instead, their conversations are enriching and thought-provoking. With them, there is space to grow, and grace in failure.