Currently packing for my trip to Miami on Friday for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Miami with the brand 6 Shore Road. So I thought these pictures snapped from a random midweek beach trip to the Rockaways with Natalie and Kiara were suitable. It was windy as heck, and we kept getting sand in our mouths and other funny places, but it was well worth it. And two words. ROCKAWAY TACO. Mmmmmmmm. I'm so happy that this summer has been full of indulgent beachy getaways whenever I've had the chance . . . far much more this summer than last. I don't think I'll ever truly get sick of it.
Just got off the plane from a trip to Minnesota with Nicole Miller! Will tell you more about that later though.
Shooting at this time of day in the suburbs of Bethlehem, PA reminded me of the good old days of blogging, back when my sister and I first started around 5 years ago in our sleepy town of Santa Clarita. We always made a point after school or work to practice our photography against a quiet backlit street during that magical moment just when the sun was nearly at the end of its show and its last rays raced through the tree branches. We lived for that light flare effect. It got us giddy every time. Not that anything has really changed since then. I still try to enjoy all the time I can get to frolic in those last minutes of daylight on a summer's day. It never ceases to bring out the most peacefully playful part of myself.
Some pictures I took of my gorgeous friend Sabrina a few weeks ago at her boyfriend's work studio. I love the way these turned out against an all white backdrop, natural light and a vintage chair. The perfect setting for this angelic Candela romper.
Another throwback to Connecticut, which is slowly becoming one of my favorite weekend escapes from the city! Todd's Point is so quiet and serene. This day was one that still hasn't gotten over the spring hump into full on summer, but we just appreciated the fact that it was bearable to dedicate at least a few hours to the beach as the clouds came and went. I always get a hypnotic feeling when I'm near the water. The reflection of the sky. The tiny ripples. The sound of the waves and that feeling of endless serenity. It's all a girl really needs.