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The last tree lighting of the season

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It's taken me forever to take down my Christmas tree and now that its gone, I kind of miss it. I've been reminiscing by going back though tree photos from last month. Although I didn't take many photos of my own tree, I did take the opportunity to drive around neighborhoods in the Bay Area looking for the perfect outdoor tree to take photos of. 

Alex and I found this one somewhere outside of Walnut Creek, CA. We parked the car, I set my camera up on the hood of the car, and we ran over to the tree to paint with light from our cell phones while the camera took 30 second exposures. 

It may look like I'm calling this tree crappy, because of the letters surrounding it, but we actually loved this little tree so much that we light'ly carved our initials into it! (C.R. & A.P.)

 

 

Seven Portraits

My grandma and her sister at midnight 2017

My grandma and her sister at midnight 2017

I'm lucky enough to be surrounded by some really incredible people in my life. This year, I'm determined to capture the and fit them in my pocket forever! (or at least until my phone photo memory fills up) I've started taking portraits of people I get to hang out with from day to day. 

Heres some of my favorite portraits from my recent trip to New York.

Lili Hayes waiting for a ride to the airport ;  Val & Liz in accidental prom mode

Lili Hayes waiting for a ride to the airport ;  Val & Liz in accidental prom mode

AJ the unsuccessful lion tamer

AJ the unsuccessful lion tamer

From where my grandma rests

From where my grandma rests

Smo at the newest subway station; Alex and Harvey picking me up from my trip on our anniversary

Smo at the newest subway station; Alex and Harvey picking me up from my trip on our anniversary