Sonny is an incredibly talented friend who is behind the ceramics line, Studio Sontosis. His website is worth the visit to read more about his philosophy on making things, and his process. I love his pieces for their ease of use, playfulness, and texture.
During this shoot, Sonny and I talked about the strangeness of going out on your own and daring to make something that comes from your heart / mind, and how limited (for good reason) that has been with Covid-19 in our midst. We made these images in an effort to keep our own creative spirits up, and I believe we did that.
So thanks for being here. We are excited to make things, even if it means wearing a mask through a creative session. We’ll do our best to take this life one. day. at. a. time.
An intimate elopement in the back garden of The Parsonage.
Keely + Poole are two of the many couples who underwent changes to their original weddings plans, and like many alongside them - they made the most of it. In a truly beautiful and elegant way, they put together a ceremony, and we took a walk around the neighborhood for their portraits.
It was delightfully sweet, and small, and I cannot believe that I got to be a part of it. Thank you K + P for letting me in on such a special moment.
The silver lining of these times has been a general re-framing of our priorities and how we measure the value of things. I’m incredibly grateful to know Anna + Cameron, and to see how beautifully they adjusted and went with the flow of our current lives. It’s an honor to share these days with y’all.
Making art outside the confines of digital photography has given me a lot of joy lately. I made this video on a walk through the neighborhood park, on my iPhone5 SE, on the app 8mm. I’m learning that there is ALWAYS room to get out of my own way; to make something even if it’s not “perfect”, but can still make me happy. This was a sweet reminder of that.
Father, I pray to do my creative best. To seek pathways of love, righteousness, peace, and understanding. In how we live and how we create.
God I pray this community is ignited to unify. To bring our stories to the table and share with one another, to listen, to reach into honesty… to exercise compassion and empathy. Our walls cannot stay up in the force of this quake. A tremor is going through the whole world and we cannot stay asleep.
I pray for YELLOW - reconciliation, honor, clarity, optimism, hope, and joy.
Pictured: Grace Will Lead Us Home by Jennifer Berry Hawes