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Stormy Portrait of a Woman

"All that is gold does not glitter,
not all those who wander are lost.
The old that is strong does not wither,
deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes, a fire shall be woken,
a light from the shadows shall spring.
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
the crownless again shall be king."

- JRR Tolkien

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Valen - Senior Photos

When I asked Valen how she envisioned her senior photo in the yearbook, she replied, "I see a picture of me laughing."

I think we succeeded :)

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Michelle - Cal Poly Graduate

Five things about Michelle:

(1) She is a photographer herself
(2) She is a Harry Potter nerd like me
(3) She plays the piccolo
(4) She lives for music
(5) She is graduating Cal Poly this weekend


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Rhyan Townsend - MUAH Wizard

I have this friend, her name is Rhyan.
Her work is no stranger to this blog of mine, because she is the artist behind every mythological goddess in my Creatures Series.

She is currently in the throes of rebranding and redesigning her website, so we decided to get some babes together and play dress up. Rhyan is truly a wizard when it comes to hair and makeup. She creates the boldest, most stunning looks -- and it seems so effortless. She is creative through and through, and I am honored to count her among my friends.

Do yourself a favor and follow her on Instagram and Facebook so you can be the first to know when her new website launches, featuring even more photos from this gorgeous shoot!!!

| Venue: Higuera Ranch | Florals: Adornments | Hair & Makeup: Rhyan Townsend |

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Nicole {Cambria, CA}

I often get asked "What is your FAVORITE thing to photograph?" It is a question that often stumps me. Weddings are my bread & butter, photographing couples is like breathing to me, boudoir photography is empowering.... but after this session with Nicole, I now know how to answer that illusive question.

I live to surround myself with fellow creatives. So you can imagine the energy and space that is created when another artists asks me to capture a bit of their creative process and soul on film -- it is powerfully inspirational.

This is Nicole. She is a musical being, a kindred spirit, and kindhearted human. I am blessed to know her, and honored to be a part of her new creative endeavor called "Koki".
I can't wait to see what she does next.

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