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Carl + Amanda : In Love

These two kids are madly in love and its been that way since the day they met almost two years ago. Their crazy and fun personalities fit perfectly together creating a one of a kind relationship. It makes me so happy to be able to capture that kind of love. Big smiles, bigger personalities and even bigger hearts!

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BORNNOMADIC Jewelry : Ryan Nicole Meehan

Last week I had the pleasure of hanging out with my good friend Ryan while she finished hand crafting her first jewelry collection. She is a wonderful artist and her talents never cease to amaze me!

Here are a few words Ryan had to say about the inspiration behind her company BORNNOMADIC:

“As a child I moved around a handful of times. I mean, I wasn’t a military brat but I moved around enough times to recognize that you don’t always fit in when you’re the “new kid”. That’s where it all started… When I was 19 I moved out to Las Vegas for almost a full year, and while I was out there I gained an itch to travel. However, it wasn’t just an itch to travel, it was an itch to be able to take off whenever, and wherever. After a friend and I took a road trip up the west coast starting from Las Vegas to Santa Cruz to Arcata and then all the way up to Portland & Seattle, then back through Tahoe to get home,  I decided I never wanted to be stuck in one place for too long. Through that 2 Week long trip up the West Coast, I knew that I wanted to move around a lot. I felt as though moving around was nothing new to me, like I had been designed to do so since I was a young child. It took me a while to realize this but after I did it all made sense! I was born into a way of living where it was easy for me to move around.  I was okay with picking up and leaving. I was okay with making new friends and exploring new places because I had been taught to do so my whole life.
I WAS BORN A NOMAD….

As I continue carrying aspects of my childhood into my adulthood, I have found that being in nature, mountains especially, is what I enjoy most in life. Mountains have always brought me great pleasure whether I am hiking through ravines in the summer, finding natural swimming holes or snowboarding down them during winter. I get along very well with other nature enthusiasts, and they tend to carry on the same nomadic lifestyle. This is exactly why I try to pull aspects out of nature to put into my designs. All of my greatest memories entail of adventures to hot springs and natural swimming holes, as well as camping and road trips with friends and family. Often when I meditatively float through the water within these areas, I repeat over and over to myself
THIS IS WHERE YOU WANT TO BE…..”

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The Arrow Collection:

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