One of our most frequently asked questions (FAQs), "What's it like to work together?" We get along pretty well, but we also bicker over every little detail. It's not always about business. Sometimes, personal feelings get involved. On some days, Chris has enough energy for us two and on others, I show up for the both of us. We often hear it's best to leave family out of business, but doing this together has brought us closer in ways we couldn't imagine. Made us realize how we're more alike than different. Disagreements are inevitable, but it's good to know we'll always move past them because as we love to say, we're stuck with each other. And we wouldn't have it any other way ❤️ || PS: Congratulations to our giveaway winner, @ociris__x Thanks to everyone who entered and stay tuned for many more 💛
There are many times in life where sudden unexpected events can be so powerful that they alter your perspective on life altogether - forever. These are the events that you remember for the rest of your life and the ones that lead you to discover things about yourself that you never knew even existed. On Thursday afternoon, the world lost a truly incredible human being. Someone who touched so many lives simply just by the way he conducted his life and by the way he treated everything and everyone with the utmost positivity and passion. Death is always an extremely grueling obstacle for anyone to overcome, but when it is a friend of yours it seems almost impossible to fathom. Luckily, Brian surrounded himself with the most amazing people I have ever had the privilege of meeting and they have chosen to honor him in the most incredible way possible. There is currently a fundraiser happening that, as of this morning, was gaining incredible traction among the community and is for a ship to be sunk in Brian's honor to create an artificial reef. If you could PLEASE take a few moments out of your day to donate to this cause, it would mean the world to Brian and his incredible group of friends who are spearheading this amazing endeavor. The link is in my bio and the entire process literally takes less than 30 seconds. A humongous shoutout to all of those who are heavily involved in this as dealing with situations like these are never easy at all. Thank you all for taking the time out of your day to at least read this post. Help create a lasting future for someone as incredible as Brian and donate today. Cheers ✌🏻
Learned how to set up a top rope today and hopped on a crack. Top roping is meh but I'm just glad I went outside. It's okay, super stoked for the NRG on Sunday. ☺ You know what sounds good? Tacos. Tacos sound good. Fuck, I'm hungry.
Totally didn't get the photo I was trying to get but I mean, whatever. This works. #pentaxsp#film
i think a lot about this little app we use on the daily. so often we experience disappointment when a photo does not engage with our followers the way we'd like it to, and I think I know why. by the time a photo reaches IG we've planned our trip, we've hiked, sweat, and laughed with our company, we've created the photo, we've sorted through hundreds to find the créme de la créme, we've processed the photo with our artistic marks, and we've finally posted it with a story that hopefully connects. but no matter how technically correct, or creatively unique a photo is, a follower will never have the emotions and experience that you have had with that photo. your experiences with your photos will always be more valuable than a like and a comment. don't be disheartened by this. take thousands of photos, hike hundreds of miles, bring your best friends, and look back at your photos with the most precious memories. don't do it for the gram.
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Did you know that before I photographed models and people, I was an adventure and landscape photographer? Road trips to long hikes, backpacks, rock climbs, overnight camping, and even rappels brought me to photograph picturesque canyons, mountains, lakes, waterfalls, coast lines, and gorgeous rock formations in the desert. It's only been a little over a year since I started photographing models and fashion.
Over the past 7 years, my roller coaster journey was through physical therapy school and a career as a therapist with only the hobby of photography. Since then, Jesus has redirected my path and passion towards pursuing photography full time. I admit, I've become so tunnel visioned on the aesthetics and marketing of Social Media content, that it's been stunting my passion and creativity. Do you ever plateau and wonder why? For me, it's because I had forgotten why I loved photography so much. "Remember his marvellous works that he hath done," 1 Chronicles 16:12a
Don't get me wrong, shooting for work is important since it's my only source of income, but whole reason why I love photography is because Jesus gave it to me. After 2 degrees and starting a career in the medical field, Jesus changed my path. Several times throughout life, the Lord may change your course, change your friends, change your career,... and ultimately change your life. With this, come the huge feeling of being completely lost... But it isn't a punishment. He does this to remind us that He is in control and He wants us to trust Him and have Faith. It then becomes a comforting feeling that you're not alone, God is going to help you each step of the way. "A man's heart deviseth his way: but the Lord directeth his steps." Provers 16:9
I'll still be posting people, but you'll be seeing a little more of my landscape work, nature, and other things in front of my lens that brings me joy and meaning to such a wonderful gift and passion. I hope you enjoy them too. "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths." Proverbs 3:5-6 •