Archive for October, 2012

Dwight Battle is a graphic designer extraordinaire, who recently underwent a rebrand & needed some photos to showcase the new look of the brand, as well as promote Studio Battle Creative. :) This shoot could not have come together without the amazing team we had that day — concept & styling provided by Amanda of Thorne ArtistryJessica J Packard and props provided by West Elm. The incredible space you see here is Co-Merge, a shared workspace located in downtown San Diego.

We climbed rocks, we met wolves, we said OM, we ate well, & we adventured in Big Bear.

Nature is definitely where I feel most at home — out in the wilderness, exploring, adventuring, & seeing new places and spaces. Upon hearing about this trip hosted by the nest life yoga studio, I knew it was a perfect outing & time to explore because it combined many of the things I loved. The outdoors, camping, yoga, food & rock climbing. When we arrived, it was quickly apparent that what Meg & Caitlin (owners of the nest life) hope to provide is not only a beautiful and accommodating experience, but a place where a community can be created. I met so many wonderful people with such creative and open mindsets, and made a few connections that have expanded beyond to retreat!

Seeing as this was really only my third time climbing on real rock (I can’t believe I never posted about my first time — in Yosemite! I’ll have to do that another time), I had a few struggles, climbing harder climbs than I have done in the past. I cursed my way up it, but I made it to the top (with a little rope help, but shhh!), and I felt accomplished. Conquering fears, connecting with nature & that inner peace, as well as making new friends was what this trip was all about, and it was perfect.

belinda & audrey .

October 16, 2012

There is nothing better than a strong friendship — friends that support & balance one another, especially. Audrey & Belinda have such a special friendship, and it was a great joy to do this photo shoot for them. As two strong, beautiful yogini’s, these ladies are embarking on new chapters of their lives — starting a new venture (One Love Encinitas) as well as embracing a new decade in their lives. They wanted to do this shoot to celebrate those things, which I think is a good of reason as any to get pretty and have some fun in front of the camera!

Many thanks to Amanda of Thorne Artisty for working her magic & providing hair, makeup & wardrobe styling.