I had the best morning hiking around in nature with Sheridan Semple of Aspen Holistic Health. I am lucky enough to have known Sheridan for 25 years. Over that time I have witnessed her find her way into her true calling. She is a Holistic Health Practitioner, Nutritionist and Clinical Aromatherapist and most of all, is passionate about educating people on how to heal themselves. She has helped me with some challenging health issues and I highly recommend her services!!! She can work in person or remotely!!!! Here she is communing with nature and shining her beautiful light!
Harmony and her radiance have been featured here many times. This time is special because it is in honor of a transition in career for this dynamic woman! I cannot wait to see what this next year holds for her! She is a force to be reckoned with, that is for certain!
Lily is a talented singer, songwriter whom I have had the pleasure of knowing for many years. We never get to spend quite enough time together, so needless to say I was thrilled to be able to spend an afternoon with her capturing some images for her new EP that is due out any time now! Her beautiful voice matches her luminous presence.
Where do I begin with these wonderful humans? I had the good fortune to meet Kody, Kyler and Lisa last year through my participation in The No Man's Land Film Festival. Lisa Kowieski, of Made by Lisa Marie was the artist for the festival, and we met when we were both on a panel being interviewed for Gale Staub's Podcast, She Explores. We were speaking about our "moment of growth". Through Lisa, I met her fiancé, Kody McCormick and his brother Kyler. To say these young men are a dynamic duo would be a huge understatement. They have a company with a vision, called The Outbound Life. Please check out the work of all three of these amazing young entrepreneurs. You will be sure to be inspired!
To make a long and serendipitous story short, through that meeting, we stayed connected, and I ended up taking them all sailing last year. From that experience, a plan was hatched to take them on an adventure to Catalina. We just had the best trip together, and while they were in LA, I was able to take some headshots for them. Here are a few of my favorites from our quick headshot session in Venice.
I have been photographing Pearl since she was a wee one. I have written about her determination and grit before, and now at age 16, it is starting to really pay off. She just landed her first big movie, and I could not be more proud!!
I was so thrilled when one of my dear friends from high school hired me to take her daughter's senior portraits. I immediately fell in love with this young woman's amazing spirit! I walked away feeling so inspired and uplifted. I am sure college is going to set her on a path where she lights up the world with her determination and innovation!!!
I met Lauren through my big brother awhile back when he recommended her to edit my short documentary, Journey Back to Myself. He was totally right when he touted her mad skills as an editor, and her loveliness as human being. After working with her for over a year to complete our film, I have gotten to know her and her wonderful husband Bernardo. I was so honored when they asked me to take their maternity photos. We had a wonderful time wandering around Santa Monica and the beach. I cant wait to meet this little guy....as you can see, he has some amazing genes working in his favor!!!!
This is the second session I have done with Sheyla and her son. I always have the most wonderful time with them. Chasing a four year old and his elusive focus on my lens is always a fun challenge for me! I hope to do many more shoots with these guys in the future. Hopefully we can get dad to come along next time ;-)
I had the true honor of spending my morning taking portraits of this radiant being! I have known Sami Mehra for years as one of my favorite yoga teachers of all time. She is a true peaceful warrior. She has brought me so much peace, solace and growth over those years on my "prayer mat" (as she calls our yoga mats). I am so honored that she agreed to let me capture some portraits of her luminous self this morning! I look forward to more adventures, collaboration and friendship!
I have known Erika for some time now, and since she met Sean, I have been following the beautiful unfolding of their love and relationship from afar. Needless to say, I was thrilled when she contacted me to see if I was available to fly to Cabo to photograph their elopement! I am so happy that it worked out, because our weekend together was so magical and inspiring! Congrats to the happy family!
One of the greatest joys for me as a photographer is capturing the beauty and soulful essence of women who are in their element and in their power. My annual ‘goddess shoot’ with Harmony Scott Jewelry Design is one of the times where I am guaranteed to experience this blessing in spades! The ladies at HSJD always rustle up some of the most gorgeous and accomplished women of the roaring fork valley to model for our shoots. We started this annual shoot a while back whenever I came home to Colorado for my summer trip. It has become a wonderful tradition that I look very forward to!
This year Harmony herself was abroad on business, so her trusty team spearheaded the shoot. Crystal and Claire did an amazing job setting it all up, despite the fact that we had to change locations twice, and ended up shooting amidst thunder, lightening and rain. There were some challenges for me as a photographer (mainly the super low light that resulted from dark thunder clouds), but between my hearty gear, the positive attitude of our models, and the efficiency of Claire and Crystal as stylists, it was a huge success!!!
I am very grateful to have had this time with all of these beautiful women in a place that is my heart’s home.