Life gets wildy unexpected and crazy. Yes, that’s a fact and it’s tough trying to deal sometimes. I always try to concentrate on the happy and the good things in life. But, what happens when things get too tough?
After being one to waste time worrying about things, people, situations and the worse-case scenario, I’ve found that practicing gratitude has changed my life tremendously.
There are other things that can really make an impact on a more happy and meaningful life like…
Nestled on Sundance Ranch in Calistoga, Tamber Bey brings on a serene smile when you drive up the road lined with horses roaming on the world-class, 22-acre grounds. It’s an ultra premium winery that is also an equestrian facility dedicated to top performance horses, along with a safe haven for rescued horses.
Shot just before we all knew we were going into the COVID SIP. Already now almost three months later, I can honestly say how much I miss creating content without necessary limitations and restrictions of COVID. I truly miss the creative team (shoutouts to Glenn, Keith, John Ross, and Nicole) at Goorin Bros. and the amazing times inside and outside of the Goorin photo studio. Shooting and creating content for all the Goorin Bros. marketing campaigns for the past two years has been such a memorable experience.
Back in August, we packed our bags and headed for the hills of Cerro Gordo, CA, with Goorin Bros., to an abandoned mining town in search of a golden opportunity. Check out the editorial story on the Goorin Bros.’ website.
“Our mission was to capture a contemporary approach towards styling, inspired by Western classics, that speaks to quality American craftsmanship that you can trust. Here’s a small glimpse of what we unearthed. These hardworking, long-wearing hat styles will provide years of enjoyment, and classic elements and trims ensure they will remain fashionably sound for just as long. In the spirit of the miners of Cerro Gordo, you’re gonna dig them.” – Nathaniel Pearce
Special thanks to models Remington Hoffman and Savvy Taylor, stylist Sydney Forester, Miles Stackpool, and Aaron Saltzman.
A special thank you to Content Magazine and FAME Presents for organizing a Fashion Industry panel discussion last week. It was a such an inspiration to be amongst a group of inspiring and passionate panel of entrepreneurial innovators. What a great opportunity to be able to come together and immerse ourselves in conversation to share our experiences, insights and vulnerabilities in front of friends and strangers who all share one thing in common. Thank you to all that came out to support and listen!
Images by @visualsbydavidho and @rodrosetephoto
It’s certainly been a long time since our last post but it’s also been an extremely exciting year with a slew of creative projects going on. Please stay tuned to see what’s been going on at the studio!
The world becomes more beautiful when you start paying attention to the things that matter, no matter how minute or grand they are. And then it’ll be understood that maybe everything that was happening was in preparation for exactly what you’ve been asking for.
We had a wonderful time shooting with Idlewild Winery and owner, Sam Bilbro, recently. Bilbro was named Top 40 Under 40 Tastemakers of 2017 and specializes in making hard-to-find, Piedmontese-style wines like Nebbiolo, Dolcetto, Cortese, Arneis and Barbera.
The bottles are so beautifully designed and taste even more amazing.
“Idlewild has a relatively concise aim within a broad context: to produce wines of exceptional balance and beauty. It is a journey to pursue Italy’s Piedmont in the elevated hills of Mendocino County, and to find the sides of these varieties that are intriguing, delicious, and haunting.
Each wine is unique and treated as such, though the common thread is balancing depth and seriousness with vibrancy and joy. Emphasis is on the vineyard followed by minimalist winemaking techniques. While not dogmatic in practice, an honest and sustainable approach is fundamental in making wines of purity.”
a week surrounded by beautiful old buildings where the merchants and charlatans use to live.
the city of bruges.
now infiltrated with tourists.
where the poor of the past now live in high rise flats.
i watched a carriage with a bored horse emerge from the streets.
streets so clean.
just playing tourist for the day
while looking for scenes to place a dutch spoken word artist for portraits for his website.
A baby in natural sleeping state is still with a sense of quiet awareness. He’s not worried about the dried up tears or flakes of skin on it’s body. He no longer has to look to anything to give him a sense of fulfillment or satisfaction, because he is already there outside of mother and into the world. Real baby portraits because nothing in life is as perfect as imperfection. We should embrace our natural state.