Ivy | Desert Portraits

When it comes to photography, my first passion has been and will always be portraits.  I love raw, uninhibited glimpses of others. And I love stories.  What draws me to a portrait is the feeling of being able to view the world as seen through the photographer and subject's eyes.  I can literally spend hours totally transfixed by the work of photographers like Ryan Muirhead (I did in fact stay up very late perusing his Instagram feed, which I strongly encourage everyone to check out @ryanmuirhead).

Ivy was an absolute dream to photograph. This stunningly beautiful human has the most vibrant and playful personality. With three cameras strapped to me, I ran around like a crazy person to capture her energy, photographing until the sun went down.

 

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Laura | Desert Portraits

In January, I attended the first ever Heck Yeah Photo Camp in Joshua Tree, California.  To say this retreat greatly impacted me would be true, but an understatement.  I went into the camp with an open mind and left feeling more inspired than ever.  Being surrounded by tons of talented creatives and developing many new friendships along the way was amazing. Of course so was learning from unreal speakers like, Ben Sasso, Jonas Peterson, Parker Fitzgerald, Benj Haisch, Dylan & Sara, and Lara Jade. This post marks the first of many featuring photos taken while at Heck Yeah.  Enjoy falling in love with Laura, she is a beauty.