Because I don’t want you to see, I want you to feel the forest for the trees.
Because I don’t want you to see, I want you to feel the forest for the trees.
I’ve been having so much fun over at my little vintage shop on Instagram. I’m posting a recent vintage clothes shoot over at the Rural Reclaim facebook page. Check out all the gorgeous pretties — Rural Reclaim on Instagram.
I’m tearing up with this one. I’ve been friends with Janet since high school — we connected in cheerleading of all ways and I just knew back then she was a special girl: a beautiful heart and an insanely amazing sense of humor. I’m so grateful she brought her kiddos to Bend for our session [...]
Happy Memorial Day! Crystal is an incredibly strong woman who served our country in active duty for nine years. She’s amazing: I had a wonderful and inspiring two days to be mesmerized by her incredible stories and adventurous travels. I’m so happy she stayed an extra day so we could also enjoy a little hike [...]
I opened up shop! — it’s a humble, little Instagram order-by-comment collection for all the vintage treasures for women that i’ve collected over the years. I’m so excited to have a home for others to reclaim these pretties and give them a loving home. Enjoying browsing! RURAL RECLAIM http://instagram.com/ruralreclaim
Oregon is amazing, so is this girl.
Hello friends! It’s been quite some time. Spring is here and inspires. Check out my guest post for my friend Alison’s Unruly Things blog where I share some thrift shopping tips & about my thrifting rhythm. Wreckless on Unruly Things.
I’m honored to have my Ashland, Oregon wedding featured, three pages, in Oregon Bride Magazine this month! It’s a gorgeous issue (Spring 2013) — I especially adored their beautiful editorials this time around, wowsa! So glad I picked up this one. Check out Karolina & Doug‘s wedding blog post.
Just a few days before, I was drooling over a pair of pretty Seychelles heels; I think they’re the sexiest, but sweetest little heels ever. I was browsing their catalog online after clicking Keiko’s link to their site. Okay, I have to say — because I rarely ever buy brand new clothes or shoes, or blue [...]
I had the privilege of not only photographing these two love birds when I was in Orange County this month, but I also spent a considerable couple of days in their home and in their daily lives. And I’m so blessed by witnessing the love & respect they have for each other and the unconditional [...]
Visit our little etsy shop today on the last day of our 15% off sale and get a sweet, cozy cowl to keep warm during this winter’s chill. Lady Like also offers winter cozies like cowls & scarves in custom colors. http://www.etsy.com/shop/ShopLadyLike
“Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.” – Marcus Aurelius
One of two kabillion reasons I’m grateful I moved to Bend this year — aspen groves. Plenty of them. High desert air. Bright sun, an infinite expanse of blue sky. A mecca for my traveling clients. Nicole & Eli, thank you for freezing your asses off in the name of love. Did you the heaviest [...]
I’ve been clinging to these words for a few days; I hope they cling to you and keep you inspired and even if you share in my passion and suffering, that you find joy and relief because you’re not alone. … let these be your desires: To melt and be like a running brook that [...]
my insides rise up against injustice, stand tall then fall at the heels of compassion they confess you are where i have been once or more and there is no sin: a cross, the boundary, and only a quiet patience wells up gently reaches out without expectation, heals.
Levitating moment brought to you by Gina of Warm Pears. Nicole (from my recent engagement session) posted a quote on Facebook from the below creed and its entirety is keeping me breathing right now through this busy season. I pray it lends you grace. The Optimist’s Creed by Christian D. Larson Promise Yourself To be [...]
Happy Thanksgiving! I’m sitting in the airport in Seattle, creating this little post during my layover. I’m headed to Southern California for a couple weeks per my November SoCal ritual to see friends and to shoot portrait sessions. If you’re interested, I’ll be around until December 4. I’ll be mostly in LA, SD, and Orange [...]
Happy Friday, friends. It’s been a doozy of a day, yet a really productive week. I hope you are all doing something inspiring and healthy this weekend. I happened upon PORTRAIT – A film by Andy Newman. It features the sweet & inspiring Andria Lindquist as well as one of my favorite Instagramers, @withhearts’s Cory [...]
I find the most interesting & beautiful patterns, colors, and textures when I’m shooting portrait sessions.
On my journey to Colorado from Oregon, I stopped along the way and did a little camping. Never really knowing exactly what I’m getting into (especially in regard to campgrounds — not knowing where exactly I’ll stop along the way), I was hoping there’d be a space available at the Three Island Crossing Campground. I [...]
In my last shoot, I shot a roll of 35mm film; the scanning isn’t the greatest since it came from a local lab, but I just love the look of film — especially when it captures water. Mmm. I love the little drop falling from her finger tip. Speaking of film, have you seen the [...]
I have a lot going on right now — a big move to one of my favorite cities on earth, Bend, OR, blog designs, weddings to process, etc. — and I’m feeling so inspired. I feel like life is so full in such a good way, I’m not as overwhelmed as I usually would be. This [...]
Green represents envy. Oregon is green. Oregon will never grow out of trees. Therefore, one should be extremely envious of it, right? I am! I’ve enjoyed my first twelve hours here (even if my luggage was a day late in arrival). It’s beautiful here. It feels humid compared to Arizona, which is odd–humid is never [...]
I’m headed to Oregon for at least a month starting this weekend! I’ll be in southern, eastern, and northern Oregon during that time. I’m incredibly excited to be in my home state again after a six month stretch of being away. As much as I’m carried away by the breeze on a whim, headed Any, [...]
This would be my third trip to the Grand Canyon (can you blame me? It’s only an hour from where I live), but my first time with Adam. He took me to a place I’ve never been: the Bright Angel Trail where I proceeded to do a little hiking in my recently-thrifted for $4 Minnetonkas. [...]
I’m usually by myself when I’m vagabonding .. except for that time I was in Italy with Gina and the recent times I’ve been vagabonding with Adam. She took a few pictures of me there–one of which is for sale as a pretty print. This image was photographed in Flagstaff unbeknownst to me and I [...]
I shared a little bit about why it’s important for me to go on little photographic adventures here. The second purpose for doing this–taking a camera anywhere and exploring with it–is that it sharpens my skills. Blog design has become a huge part of my life these days (way more than I ever intended it [...]
Even though I’m beyond grateful that Instagram was finally introduced to the Android world (I don’t have an iPhone. You’re shocked.), VSCO Film for iPhone gave me a twinge … no, more like a vicious, unrelenting pang … of jealousy. So, I started looking around for other Android camera apps. My main criteria: my camera app [...]
I just booked my ticket to visit home–my original home in Grants Pass, Oregon. Whenever I come home, it doesn’t matter how much time I’m there, I feel like I never quite get to do all the things I want to. I’m really looking forward to a handful of things: A $0.25 Blue Fungus Fizz [...]
One of my favorite things to do when I’m not photographing clients or working on blog designs is going on a short drive (or not a drive at all–just a walk across the driveway, sometimes) and exploring a Place with my camera (or hey, let’s be real here, my cellphone). I love findings. And treasures. [...]
Punchtab randomly selected both my friend place winner of an 8X8 mounted print, Holly Fifield, and the second place winner of a postagram from my instagram feed, Jessica Skinner! Congratulations! I sent out emails to both of the winners! I’m blown away by the comments in the Home post .. your quotes were so inspiring and [...]
Before I get started on this topic, don’t forget to visit this post and enter my contest – you could win one of two prints from my vagabond category! CONTEST ENDS WEDS AT 12PM! There were a few things weighing heavy on my heart when I thought about my new brand. Over the course of [...]
Wreckless has found a new home and this Place is more me than any other. I’m exited to invite you in to share in my life: travels, images, words, thoughts, and inspiration. This new Wreckless brand is collected, contained, and cordial. I’ve spent a lot of time sifting through my old blog posts (blogger, tumblr, [...]
Despite our sporadic spring blizzards, it’s feeling more like summer here in northern Arizona. I’m making good use of the backyard hammock, wearing my favorite & most comfortable platforms ever manufactured. I rarely buy myself new shoes (I prefer the thrifted, unique variety) — but Sear’s online shoe department did me right — $19 and [...]
Brook is a dear old friend of mine. She’s not old: she just turned thirty. In Italy. I turned 30 in Finland last year. Today is her birthday. I could only wish for her a day spent in the dreamland that is Italy for someone so dear to me. She met North Carolinian Justin in [...]
Last month, I began researching a fun hike in Sedona (slightly over an hour away from where I’m currently living in Williams, AZ) using Cosmic Ray’s Favorite Hikes Flagstaff & Sedona, which is pretty amazing as you can see! I just might love this hiking guide as much as I loved hiking in such a stunning [...]
This past year, I traveled from Norway to Oregon to visit my family and photograph a wedding–not realizing I’d intend to stay in the states. Then, I traveled to North Carolina for the holidays (the whole of them) and fell in like with a wonderful man. So, then we both moved to Northern Arizona–I live [...]
Many images photographed in the Double Ds Coffee bus — if you want to visit, see this map. I thoroughly enjoyed my chili pepper mocha. Mmm. The rest of the images photographed closeby in downtown Asheville during an introduction and visit with Adam’s beautiful friends.
Williams, Arizona to Jerome, Arizona. More images from this set: Part I & Part II of this northern Arizona adventure. Adam and I went on a little late afternoon Arizona back-road trip on Perkinsville Road from around Williams to Jerome, AZ. It truly feels so refreshing to get out and explore (especially with a new sidekick)–to [...]
If you’re still following along after this lengthy hiatus from blog posting here on Blog, Wreckless, here’s a little photographic story about Greensboro, NC — all photographs shot during a little photographic exploration downtown with extremely talented photographer & explorer Adam Collins. Many more images on Vagabondbond .. and more to come soon. Happy 2012. [...]
New Years morning: a short meander around Athens, Georgia, on the hunt for some grub with some friends on New Year’s Day, 2012.
One of my best friends, Sabrina. She inspires & encourages me.
Hello again! I’m returning to the states tomorrow through Sept 8, officially (possibly longer, we’ll see, or I’ll return in Oct/Nov.) to shoot this couple’s wonderful wedding! If you’re on the west coast (Seattle down to Cali), I’ll be available for a month for photoshoots & mentoring. Just shoot me an email. To make a [...]