would I like to vacay here? Oh, yes!

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This chic little hotel is in a great setting, just outside Mykonos town, with sweeping sea views from the lovely pool and bar. Rooms are simple but stylish, decorated in white and pastels; many have balconies overlooking the sea. The quality of the food is well above average and there is a small spa offering excellent treatments. It is sophisticated without being daunting, deeply relaxing, and beautifully run by attentive staff.

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You gotta love the historical aspect of this…

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‘John Rawlings (1912-1970) was a Condé Nast Publications fashion photographer from the 1930s through the 1960s. Rawlings left a significant body of work, including 200 Vogue magazine and Glamour magazine covers to his credit and 30,000 photos in archive.

Rawlings was in the elite circle of top Vogue photographers Irving Penn, Horst P. Horst, George Hoyningen-Huene, and George Platt Lynes. The photographer’s recently rediscovered archive includes photographs of stage, screen, and society stars of the 1940s and 1950s, including Marlene Dietrich, Salvador Dalí, Veronica Lake, Bridget Bate Tichenor and Montgomery Clift.’  – Wikipedia

“When I first started driving, who would have thought gas wouldsomeday cost 50 cents a gallon.  Guess we’d be better off leavingthe car in the garage.” – Quote from the 1950s

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Kisha and Chris Engaged! | Phoenix Engagement Photographer

Kisha is from Georgia. Chris is from Arizona. Kisha sings and likes to dance. Chris loves basketball. So how in the world did they meet? Fortunately, they were introduced by a mutual friend and the connection was almost instant. I am so happy for them. Their wedding ceremony this month will overlook a beautiful golf course.

Three Months

I’ve had some challenges over the last three months. I like to look at challenges as opportunities. I do take a break after each semester, but I didn’t plan for this break to be quite so long…haha.

This break was so important. It gave me a chance to think about where I’m going in my career, as a photographer, as an artist, as a business. I’ve been studying the business of photography even more. I’m really excited to take everything I’ve learned over the last three years and launch my business this year.  (It’s official….yay!)

It will be a slow and careful start but very, very exciting.

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
– Confucius

Published! Vintage Style in Java Magazine

This is a taste of more good things to come. This vintage style shoot was published in Java Magazine. This summer I had the good fortune to work with an amazing team of creatives. I posted a behind the scenes preview. Vintage clothing, retro hair, mid-century modern furniture. The end result: fabulous.

 

Styling: Vintage by Misty

Make up: Tina Harrington

Hair: Atmosphere Salon, Danielle Valiente, Jamie McMahon

Models: Ford RBA, Jenny Watwood, Elle Max

Location: Modern Manor

Photography: Erica Velasco

Photo Assistant: Cynthia Daniels