Over the weekend I drove to Oklahoma City for back-to-back shoots with Brink Models and Eye Management. I am a BIG advocator of solo road trips and took the time to really reflect on my photography and where I want to take it. I reminisced on being in high school and Alex asking me if I would ever want to get into fashion photography. I remember answering "no way" so quickly, not giving it another thought until March of last year when Callidus Agency reached out to me via Instagram. Since my first shoot with them, I have worked with dozens of models and nine different agencies. Things have taken off faster than I could have ever imagined and I am so thankful for this journey.
I am so thankful for continuing opportunities to prove myself and to grow as an artist. I don't think it's wrong to admit when you're happy with your life. I think people should admit it a lot more often. It's easy to talk about when times are hard because people can relate and can be there to comfort and support you. But what about when you're life is going better than you could have imagined? Then it feels wrong to share because someone could see it as bragging or boasting of your successes.
I don't want to only sharing when my life is hard, though. I don't want to only hear about when my friend's lives are hard (although I will gladly be a shoulder to cry on). I want to be happy and I want to tell the world about it. I want to see that my friends and family members are happy and I want to celebrate in their joy. Let's celebrate together. We're all a family on this earth and it's time we started rejoicing when other rejoice.
I am so excited for the future and have some really big news coming in the next couple of weeks – I just can't share it yet. In the meantime, I've compiled some of my favorite images from this weekend. Take a look and then tell me something that you are happy about right now.
Model (Commercial): Rachael Bernhardt
Model (Runway/Fashion): Anna Marie Stockton
Model (Runway/Fashion): Eileen Verona
Model (Runway/Fashion): Ava Noel Bauer