Los Angeles

Boldness: A Street Photographer & Nanny

Two things on my mind today: Vivian Maier and New Years.



So we made the drive to LA for New Years and you can see my point of view of the drive: backseat. Sleeping. We got to a point that was a "border check point" and Jose yelled "babe! wake up!" I'm surprised we didn't get pulled over because I'm sure I looked like a crazy woman with bloodshot eyes and wild hair. That's what happens when you can't sleep and have to wake up at 5 in the morning for a six hour drive.

But luckily we made it to Cali safely and explored the city of LA :) One of my favorite stops was the Santa Monica Pier...



I'll be sharing more of these later, but for now I want to share this video with you I came across on Alex's blog. Whether you're a professional or just a lover of photography, I think you'll love this story. It reminds me of how much I want to push my fear and comfort level aside and capture such rawness...



Isn't she amazing?! That is the type of photography that makes my heart sing. Love it. My goal for this year is to focus on the details. I'm mostly inspired by her boldness to photograph people as they are. Hope it gave you some inspiration too! Happy Friday :)

Pink Memories

Woke up at 5 AM to drop my brother off at the airport and my pillows are now asking me to join their feathery goodness! Must. resist.

I've got some catching up to do, but here's a piece of our road trip to LA for New Years.




He was out here for 20 days and I really got used to his company. I definitely miss not having family near :( Although I've never drank so much coffee or ate so many desserts!

On our counter is a cookie jar with a strip of chalkboard on it. Currently it says "If you give a fatty a cookie..." It's a running joke, along with Jose's "birthing thighs." Hahaha. Maybe that shouldn't have been public. Clearly my judgment is a little skewed. Happy Hump Day :)