♥ Beach hangouts with my girls. ♥ Walking around with my camera taking photos of everything and nothing. ♥ The TV show Midnight. I'm really late on this train but I'm obsessed. Also just as obsessed with Chris Hardwick and Lydia Hearst's relationship. ♥ Hanging with my Instameet PVD people. ♥ Flying a Phantom drone. Still can't get over it. ♥ Keeping Sundays to myself. I need that one day a week just for me. #selfcare. ♥ Shelter Arcade bar and The X Files pinball machine. Partying with a three year old. ♥ Getting new sunglasses in the mail. ♥ Secret weddings!!! More on this later. ♥
I missed all the Instameets in May so I was excited to see everyone. It feels like it's been ages. Of course, it feels like I barely took any photos (it's because that statement is true).
I think it's important to get together with friends and do something creative, especially when it's your job to be creative. You try out new things, come up with ideas, and then execute them right on the spot. You work together with others to help them get their shot. I also use it as a time to bust Derek's balls for two hours straight (you should go follow him on Instagram).
Nikki Groom, copywriter extraordinaire, and I are fellow Lady Project members. I first took her photos for the Lady Project Blog's Woman of Style feature with Olivia Rodrigues. She's from England and took a risk and moved to the states for a job opportunity, to then step out on her own as a copywriter. She is a super talented and stylish lady and I was glad to be asked to take the photos for her rebranding.
Pridefest in Rhode Island is one of my favorite days. Last year I spent the entire day at RI Pride taking photos and it was such a great experience. I loved showing off the beautiful and proud faces. Sadly I didn't get to spend as much time at Pride this year but I was very happy to spend a few hours walking around and photographing the people celebrating at the fest.
♥ Collaborating with my fellow Lady Project ladies and seeing the fruits of our labor being celebrated. So glad the Lady Project Summer Guide launch was a success! ♥ Throwing Olivia a surprise birthday at Ogie's during the Summer Guide launch party. I had her sisters and friends come to surprise her with donuts from PVDounts. She had no idea! ♥ Watching the Tony Awards this past Sunday night. Something about watching people so immensely talented perform and then get recognized for their talent really makes me happy. ♥ Thinking about my next home... ♥