Fire Princess | Valley of Fire


This was the very first photo we shot on our road trip through the Southwest in Valley of Fire. You know, it's funny to think that before a year ago I had never been to this fiery location, but since then we have been 4 times. It's such a special location that we obviously can't seem to get enough of. So here's the magic we created in order to start off the adventure just right.


When you're wearing a gorgeously crocheted white dress such as that, and surrounded by this surreal landscape, it's hard not to feel like a princess. 


So I added some gold details to add to the summer princess vibe! Including that amazing leaf halo.


The light was perfect.


And the warm, evening air in the desert was just right. I just loved the way the golden light reflected off that ring and cuff from Hollister!


I chose this as my song of the day because it was playing over my speaker as we shot some of this series! Fyfe has been a favorite of mine ever since I discovered them many years ago.


The tunes were just right, and so were the colors, so I put my feet in the air and enjoyed every moment! How dreamy are those sandals, by the way?


As the night continued, the colors in the sky kept becoming more vibrant and the clouds began to look like cotton candy!


It was so magical.


So here's day 1 of 7 from our Sothwest Road Trip - stay tuned for day 2! Check out what I'm wearing and my song of the day below! ::)

Photos shot by Darius Twin.

Tree of Life | New Orleans


I recently took a trip to New Orleans for one of my best friend's weddings, and (oh my!) I adore that city! We flew into Dallas, hopped in my parents' motorhome, and went on a road trip adventure to New Orleans. On the way, we stopped at Caddo Lake for a few nights - but we'll get to that in another post!

Once we arrived in New Orleans, the first thing on our to-do list was to see the Tree of Life. This knobby and droopy oak tree is absolutely massive and believed to be 100 to 500 years old! I just love how mysterious and beautiful it is, especially when lit with the last light of the setting sun. I definitely recommend visiting the tree and the park it's in (Audubon Park). 

To compliment the tree's mystery, I wanted to go with an elegant and romantic look - so I wore that stunning cobalt blue dress from Haute Rogue and shiny jewels by Eliza Designs LA. Not gonna lie, I felt like a princess in this shoot! The breeze was blowing both the dress and my hair just right, the temperature was a perfect-70-degrees, and I was surrounded by beauty. I don't think the conditions could have been any better - but I guess that's what Spring brings in the bayou!

Photos shot by Darius Twin.