Sage Noire 004 - LA Autumn

Los Angeles. There isn’t another place I would rather call home. Despite being a resident of the Inland Empire, there is not another place in California that feels so familiar and cozy to me. I’ve been exploring the city since I was old enough to ride a train by myself, and it’s brought me my most incredible life experiences.

I’ve only experienced a tiny fraction of what this town can offer. The spaces are dynamic and ever changing, it’s rare to experience the city the same way, day-in and day-out. This is a city that defines itself by whatever the fuck it feels like it. This is a city that embraces tradition and nurtures the new. We aren’t afraid of change, we embrace it. We aren’t a perfect city or as deeply united as we can be, but there’s a thread we all share that can only be felt, not shown.

These images are my attempt to narrate ONE perspective of Los Angeles…and I can guarantee you that if I took these same photos today in the same places at the same times of day, these will look completely different.

Los Angeles. End of autumn, 2018.

Last Minute Engagement Session in Idyllwild, California

Happy New Year everyone! Hope you all had a great holiday season! Now that the hustle and bustle of the holidays is behind us, it’s time to get back to creating.

Mike and Misty got engaged over the Christmas holiday, and since they were in town visiting family they were able to book a last minute session just hours before flying back to the east coast. We went up to Idyllwild and shot around for a while; nothing about this session was posed, We just spent the time hanging out while these two love birds were gaga-eyed for each other – getting engaged can kinda do that to you.

A big thanks to the couple for the quality hang, it’s days like these that make this job feel like a vacation rather than work!

Who’s next?!

Monochrome Moods with the Smoots

I had the pleasure of shooting for the Smoot family a short while ago. They gave me carte blanche to go ahead and shoot the way I wanted, which was a breath of fresh air from the traditional posing and smiling I have to do for most families. Candid, real moments are what defines a family, not to say that smiling for the camera is a facade, but documenting and telling the story of your family is what I truly love to do!

A huge THANK YOU to Miranda for booking this shoot with me, your family is amazing and a joy to spend time with!