Exploring Midtown.

Photo Mar 25, 3 22 40 PM.jpgI recently took over Explore Midtown’s Instagram for a weekend and it rekindled my passion for capturing Sacramento’s uniqueness. It made me so very happy to show my friends from Southern California some of the great things our state’s capitol has to offer. Here I captured them with yet another beautiful home near Temple Coffee in Midtown; post coffee and mellow strolls in the sunshine – the image of pure bliss. I always have an eye out when I’m walking  around in search for my dream home…

See more on @exploremidtown’s page!

Sneak Peak: PURPOSE

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Just a little look inside of a project I recently worked on with City Scout Magazine! Blogger Libier Reynolds and PURPOSE shop owner Rachel Dee Minyard looking so fabulous it just had to be shared. I am very excited to be getting back into writing and looking forward to what my collaboration with City Scout will bring. You can read the entire piece here!

Friday Feature: Heart boutique.

Friday Feature: Heart boutique.

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As someone who is very vocal about my hometown pride, it makes sense that Heart would get a feature, being one of the trendiest local boutiques here in Sacramento. I love shopping of all kinds but I definitely feel a lot better when I help support a local business. This is a shot from when I was fortunate enough to work with them for their festival fashion feature. If you’re still needing the finishing touches for your Coachella outfit or just something for date night, go check them out!

Heart Boutique: 1903 Capitol Ave, Sacramento, CA 95811

Instagram for an inside look at all of their new arrivals!

Brunch spotlight.

Processed with VSCO with n1 presetI have to give a shout out to one of my favorite restaurants and a Sacramento staple: Cafeteria 15L. It is one of the more photogenic eateries in town so you may have noticed it on my Instagram more than once before. I have spent many a bottomless-mimosa-brunches and happy hours here and it has yet to disappoint. Located across from the State Capitol, this is definitely a go-to for out of town friends! Perfect for a good meal and a scenic walk after to walk off the carbs. Oh and at night it becomes one of the hottest clubs in town, so there’s a plot twist I enjoy. Day or night, this place is a good choice. I HIGHLY recommend the trio of fries for potato-lovers (aka everyone) and their Barbie Bubbles drink (don’t dis it til ya try it!) Brunch has bottomless mimosas for $12 and happy hour is every week day!

Friday Feature: Chalk and Sawdust.

Processed with VSCO with q8 presetI’ve said before, but seriously it such a joy to be surrounded by creative minds that understand my quirky artistic ways. This Friday’s feature is my very own Madison’s Etsy shop Chalk and Sawdust, that produces some of the hippest handmade crafts, personalized and made for each client. I appreciate the attention to detail and it is undeniable that she’s got some skills! The picture shows a gift Madison gave me for Valentines Day, that she made herself of course. Not only is it beautiful but also the words resonate with me deeply. Take a look and bookmark for all of your future gifting or home decorating needs 🙂 Plus her instagram has even more cool stuff!

Shop here!

Browse Instagram here!

(Daylights) save me!

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I generally do not spend much time crying over an hour of sleep lost but it has been a struggle this week, guess I’m not as resilient as I once was…LOL. But on a literal lighter note, this means more daylight for picture-taking! I hate being a slave to the weekends so I am excited to see what these newfound photography opportunities will produce. Here’s a fun house I snapped while driving in Downtown Sacramento the other day, enjoying the 5pm sunshine (I was not moving, all legal and safe don’t worry).

Dream team.

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It still amazes me how much talent I am surrounded by in my friend group. The more I shoot with these humans, the more I uncover their natural modeling skills (with Bogdana being the perfect example). Had a Sunday funday shoot at the Old Sugar Mill in Clarksburg, CA and captured some truly beautiful shots. After a few warm up shots, her energy just flowed right into the camera and it became effortless. The camera loves her beautiful bone structure, clearly! I see great things coming in our creative future together!