Out West

This summer I had the chance of a lifetime to explore the beautiful land of Wyoming and Montana with my very best friend and soulmate, Julie. We took advantage of the outdoors every second of the seven days we were together, and to this day couldn’t tell you what was our favorite part! Everywhere we looked was another amazing view, and every person we met was down to earth, loved their life, and was eager to help two young travelers. We are so lucky to live in such a diverse country that offers us both strong urban and rural life. Coming from a 5 year span in Chicago, I desperately desired a week in the wilderness. And, having not lived in the same city as Julie for ten years, we couldn’t wait to spend seven uninterrupted days together. I’ll let the photos do the talking, because words can’t describe the wonderment, peace, and beauty of this week and this land. Without further adieu…_mg_1241_mg_1262bw_mg_1268bw_mg_1287_mg_1307_mg_1322_mg_1336_mg_1351_mg_1356bw_mg_1357_mg_1381bw_mg_1385_mg_1401_mg_1417bw_mg_1438_mg_1440_mg_1463bw_mg_1500bw_mg_1502bw_mg_1508_mg_1593bw_mg_1650_mg_1674_mg_1694_mg_1704bw_mg_1705bw_mg_1713bw_mg_1751_mg_1768_mg_1782bw_mg_1786_mg_1811bw_mg_1818bw_mg_1819_mg_1823bw_mg_1827_mg_1844_mg_1861_mg_1870bw_mg_1890_mg_1895bw_mg_1907bw_mg_1915_mg_1928bw_mg_1937_mg_1954_mg_1961_mg_1968bw_mg_1972

London Town

I was lucky enough to whisk away to London for eight days this Spring with one of my sisters Lauren, and even more lucky to visit an old friend, Kacey, from college who currently resides there. Kacey was the ultimate {and patient} tour guide, bringing us from the vibrant streets of London to the silent hills in East Sussex and back again. We saw an incredible combination of history and modernity – from the buildings to the fashion to the people. The pride of the English is incomparable, especially during the month prior to the great wedding of William + Kate. We packed each and every day with places to go, tea to drink, local dishes to taste, shops to spend our pence, and ended each day in a pub, ice cold stout in hand. My photographs tell the story of the amazing, unforgettable trip, so without further adieu…
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Nashville

Five years ago, I decided to step completely out of my comfort zone to study abroad at an art school in the small, picturesque town of Cortona, Italy. Little did I know that not only was I going to learn more about myself than I could ever imagine, but also meet some of the most inspiring, beautiful, creative, and best friends that I will ever have. From squeezing 5 girls into one bedroom in Tuscany to living in 5 different cities in the U.S., we all have remained just as close as we ever were, if not more. We continue to push each other to grow as artists and as human beings. Holly {Nashville}, Katrina {Brooklyn}, Libby {Fort Collins}, Alex {Houston} and I {Chicago} got so much more out of our abroad experience than we ever expected, and for that we are so very grateful.

This past weekend 4 out of the 5 of us were able to get together for a mini reunion in Holly’s current city of residence, Nashville. Our dynamic was off the entire weekend because without Katrina, we aren’t whole. However, we made due by sharing plenty of stories of our beautiful friend while she was off galavanting in NYC. Whenever I am in the presence of camera undici, I feel relaxed, at ease, peaceful. The weekend consisted of chats in coffee shops, walking around Nashville, chats on the bed, art, chats in the kitchen, more chats in coffee shops, more art, chats over dinner, chats while shopping. We can go on and on about every subject because we all have such different backgrounds and views on life, but somehow always seem to get along and challenge each other to expand our thought horizons. Here are a few memories from the weekend….enjoy! And to Jolly, Kat, Libby Lou, and Schwenksta – I miss you dearly every day!

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