Rachel in chambray and floral print rompers must mean spring time. Although Redding's interpretation of spring time does look more like a particularly hot Kiwi summer day. We hit high 20s (Celsius) at the most counterintuitive time of day here - 4-5pm. That being said, welcome to California, right? We complain about the heat but I'm pretty sure we all secretly love being able to walk around with almost-tanned legs in shorts while our East Coast friends are still bundled up and flooding social media with photos of blizzards. Us international students do end up missing the worst of it in July when it hits upwards of 40 degrees celsius here and iPhones turn themselves off because they've over-heated. I can't even.
More Rachel Marie! Here are a few shots from our quick shoot for her blog the other day. It was my first time taking my new 35mm out for a spin and let's just say, I fell in love. Tomorrow I shoot a wedding and I couldn't be more excited!
This girl is a total dream to have in front of a lens! Almost every time I see her at school she is rocking a brand new hairstyle and I say to her, "Gosh, dang it! I wish we could do a photoshoot right now!" On this particular afternoon, there was a lot of giggling as we experimented with poses, one-handed reflector skills and Rachel's attempt at graceful ballet leaps. Trust me, it was all sorts of brilliant.
After this shoot a few weeks ago, I decided to call her our resident Chanel Iman. Rach (now officially of Wanders and Wardobes) and I brought the second half our photo adventure to Shasta Dam with a quick outfit change - I love how easily she switched up her entire look around a basic white tee and leather leggings. Genius. The chill and breeze must have heard we were headed to the dam and followed us there because it was dang chilly, though of course the pro that Rachel is, you'd have no clue from these photos.
On the topic of freezing cold weather, I'm back from an incredible, life-changing trip to Germany - photos and stories to come. It was my first time in Europe which means it literally was a dream come true - I have been wanting to step foot on that continent for as long as I can remember and oh, how it did not disappoint!
Today is this beauty's birthday. So what better day for her to kick off her adventure into one of her dreams - launching her fashion and lifestyle blog, Wanders and Wardrobes? Seeing people jump head in to what has been swirling around in their heads and hearts, to see them put images and words to day dreams, taking risks and laying them before the world - these are a few of my favourite things.
You saw a sneak peek of this shoot a few weeks ago but here are a few more from our first photo adventure together.
Happy birthday and congratulations again, Rach. I am so excited to play a small part in this!