Tuesday, January 31, 2012

a chilly welcome "home"

Two weeks ago, New York City welcomed me back "home"with a fresh layer of snow on the ground.

The morning after arriving back in the city I went on a day of adventures with some lovely photo friends (Sandy, Jessie, Shriya, Tara, Dale, and Nika). We met up at Jessie's favorite spot, Cafe Mocha in the East Village. I drank a cup of Vanilla Chai and the caffeine hit me immensely, the hours following were so energetic.

We then strolled around the East Village and spent some time in Tompkins Square Park. I'd never photographed in snow before!

For dinner we stopped in a beautiful little restaurant called Affaire with the most decadent crepes and romantic interior design. I have a feeling we'll be frequenting here often.

This past Friday, I had my first class for the Black & White Film class I'm taking this semester. I'm obsessed with the darkroom already and I can't wait to begin putting together a piece of work. After class I headed over to Sandy's dorm where she and Jessie had made a delicious vegetarian lunch for the three of us.

This was the beautiful lighting outside Sandy's window that Friday afternoon.

After lunch we treated ourselves to some dessert at a cute bakery down the street.

I can't wait to have more Friday Flickr Family lunches and to explore the city much more over this semester!

feature + interview on the(fashion)hash !

so excited to share this lovely feature + interview on my photographic work on the wonderful fashion blog, the(fashion)hash!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

the countdown

This last month of being home has been incredible, to say the least. In so many ways, I've found reasons to be appreciative of the town and state in which I grew up in and the people I've met because of my location.

Last week I went on a day trip to San Francisco with Sarah and Elliot; the weather was beautiful. This trip was a wonderful way to end my time back home.

Here are a mix of digital + film pictures from our day trip ~

Sunday, January 15, 2012


some photographs taken of my friend kelsie at my step-family's ranch in placerville, ca.
some digital, some film.
makeup & hair by the lovely jasmine cardenas

i go back to new york city this saturday, ah i'm not ready to leave nature just yet.

Thursday, January 12, 2012


shot some film & digitals of my friend sarahjane at her house last week
(first three photographs are film, final three are digital)

Monday, January 2, 2012

the holidays, 2011

I may be Jewish (non-practicing, yet culturally) but I still have a penchant for the holiday season and all festivities related to Christmas. Every Christmas Eve we visit the home of our good family friends, The Landrys. Dorothy always makes incredible food, it's like having two Thanksgivings in one year. It's always nice to catch up with their family because I've known them for my entire life and consider Dorothy to be sort of like a second Mom. Also in attendance every year is Julie and Alexa, whose mother is best friends with Dorothy. I actually did a shoot with Julie this past week, I'll be sharing it very soon!

Colby, Dorothy's daughter and one of my oldest friends in the world.

My mother after Christmas Eve dinner. So jealous of her navy velvet dress.

On actual Christmas day it has become a tradition for the past four or so years for my mother and I to go to my mother's boyfriend's family home on their ranch in Placerville. The event is usually incredibly hectic, with anywhere from 10-15 people. It's always been a sort of interesting experience for me because I'm an only child with divorced parents and no first cousins. But, this year was a little different because my mother's boyfriend and his two sons were in India over the holiday and one of the aunt's and her children decided to stay back. Nonetheless, it was still so nice to be out at the ranch, which is the complete polar opposite of New York City.

The night before New Year's Eve I went out to dinner with two of my best friends, Jess and Summer. We drove around after, caught up, snapped a few pictures; I've missed them so much.

For New Year's Eve, one of my best friends, Jane, threw a lovely potluck dinner at her house, an "East Coast New Year's Eve" that started 3 hours earlier. It felt just like old times with everyone getting together.

Here is me and Jess @ Jane's

Afterward a few of us went to a party at a friend's house to celebrate the countdown West Coast Style; saw some old faces and met some new ones. Made my New Years Resolution (I think): to be unafraid to be myself.

I can't believe 2012 is here already....crossing my fingers for a lucky, enjoyable year ahead!

Hope everyone's holidays went well and wishing you all a happy new year!

P.S. Still in an Antlers sort of mood, enjoy this lovely song: