Next time you visit or drive through Las Vegas, make sure to check out the Seven Magic Mountains located right outside of there off of Interstate 15. All you have to do is type in 'Seven Magic Mountains' on your maps, and it will pop right up! It is something you will not want to miss. Here I am, in awe of the size of those things while wearing my favorite shoes by Allbirds from Nordstrom.
Walking on that bright white gypsum sand illuminated by the sun is something else, you guys! It really is like walking on a dream. This was our second time visiting the ever-so-magical White Sands National Monument, but this time we were graced with the most epic rainbow striking down onto the sand. We shot these photos last year, but they never made it to the blog - until now! I hope you enjoy and see White Sands for yourself one day!
Crater Lake was on my to-do list for quite sometime, until the solar eclipse came along and brought Darren and I to Oregon! We made way to Crater Lake immediately following the eclipse, which just so happened to also be during a massive forest fire in Oregon. The fire added a ton of smoke to the scenery, making it an unusual adventure but also very hard to breathe! However, we didn't let the smoke stop our adventure and we created imagery with the moody, smokey vibes. I chose to wear this blue dress to contrast those deep red tones of the rocks in the first few images and also to compliment the ever-so-blue Crater Lake. I hope you enjoy what we created on this smokey adventure!
A dash of pale pink, whilst surrounded by greenery creates some hue magic, huh? I love the movement in that Gilda Dress by Fame and Partners! I also love the way it pairs with those sandals by Pour La Victoire - a match made in heaven. This is a shoot we did for the Fame and Partners blog, which you can see here and read about why I took a pledge to stop fast shopping for a month. Enjoy!
~*Sky high*~ wearing the most ruffletastic outfit by Petersyn on an adventure with mi amor! We cruise this route a couple of times per week, not only because it is a few minutes from our home but we find it to be so meditative. A moment where we can unplug and take in those layers of mountains resting in front of the sunset. I love the light there, as well - and it really highlighted the amazing details in this look by Petersyn. Enjoy!
It's been a while since I've posted here -- but I'm happy to be back, sharing a shoot brought to you by Pitusa! I guess you can say I have been busy getting to know our new neighborhood ~ and I am beginning to fall in L O V E with our surroundings.
Even though I haven't been as active here on the blog, I have been creating more than ever. Inspiration is everywhere you look here on Pine Mountain - and Darren and I are always feeling that urge to get out, explore, and document our dreams by turning them into reality! As we explore we discover new places, and one of those places is the location here in this shoot.
A short 10-minute drive from our house takes you here, overlooking layers of mountains being backlit by the setting sun, and oh my is it dreamy! We can't stop going back ::)
I think I have found my new happy place - where I will go to wash all of those worries away and let my mind wander into those endless layers of mountains! Or just to enjoy a nice beer with my love! Ok, now enjoy the rest of the photos!
The End! Now keep your eyes peeled for new content, I wasn't joking when I said we've been out creating more than ever! ::)
Hello, everyone~ I am happy to share the second shoot we captured for Madison James. I just love dressing up in their stunning gowns, wandering around and creating with my love! There's something so special about being 'all dressed up with nowhere to go' - the only place we were headed was towards the best light in the Carrizo Plains! I hope you enjoy this shoot featuring a magical gown brought to you by Madison James.
You can find this stunning gown here! Good news, it also comes in gold! ::)
Follow me as I chase the sunset in this series 'Step Into The Light' brought to you by Madison James. They have such a stunning collection of formal wear that will leave you feeling like a princess ~ enjoy!
Hello, WORLD! As you know, I have been MIA moving into our new cabin in the woods. Good news, I am back and feeling better than ever! Waking up to the smell of pines and enjoying constant beautiful views of the Los Padres National Forest has us both ever-so-inspired and ready to create. Here is a shoot we did while driving through our new "neighborhood", brought to you by Sbicca Footwear and Somedays Lovin! Enjoy!
For a while, I was eyeing my bedroom in hopes that I would soon be home for enough time to do something special with it; to create a space where I wake up inspired at home and not just on the road. Well, recently I teamed up with Desenio to do just that, using amazing Scandanavian art prints and frames. They have so many great options for photography and graphical prints - so I selected a lot of my favorites to arrange together on one MaGiCaL wall.
I wanted to include a few close ups on how I arranged the prints - I often find that arranging can be the hardest part! I drew out my room first, and sketched where I would place everything. That way, my wall wouldn't have hundreds of holes from switching around the prints!
As you can see above, I was more than excited with the way our room turned out. The vibe is exactly what I was going for - calm and inspiring! I mean, how can you not feel inspired when the first thing you see in the morning is some mountains, sand dunes, and a map of the world?! I guess Darren and our cat help with that inspiration as well ::)
You can find Desenio's entire selection of posters online and they now ship to US, Australia, and Canada! These would make great holiday gifts for all of you last minute shoppers!
The sunset called and told me to wear pink at the top of the Topanga Overlook...
So I grabbed my favorite get up from Nordstrom (by Topshop) and headed on up.
The moon was big and bright, and the sky kept changing hues as the sun sank behind the mountains!
And, oh my, was the sunset right! The hues were absolutely stunning and matched my outfit perfectly.
This outfit was so fun to shoot! Not only because it paired perfectly with the sunset, but because I just love the modern, yet rock and roll vibe to it all. I will definitely be wearing this to the next concert I check out ::) Peep the links to what I'm wearing below and don't forget to listen to the song of the day -- I have it on repeat lately!
Photos shot by Darius Twin.
I recently hopped on a plane with Darren and adventured through Colorado for a week. We started out in Denver, then visited Boulder, and ended with a few days in Estes Park. Each time I visit Denver, I just want to pack my bags and move there! This particular shoot was during one of our drives through the ever-so-beautiful Rocky Mountain National Park.
Our first stop was at this scenic creek overlooking a meadow with a mountainous backdrop! So there I am, taking in those incredible views of the Rocky Mountains while wearing my new favorite matching top & bottoms by Minkpink. I've noticed that my color of the summer is mustard yellow - I just love the vintage appeal it has.
Right before this next shot, my sunglasses fell in the water, so I had to get in and fetch them. The water felt amazing! The weather at the Rocky Mountains during summer is PERFECT, because it's in the 70s during the day and doesn't really go below the 50s at night. This makes it so nice while exploring during all hours of the day - because last time we visited we froze! ::)
I can't wait to share more of our imagery from our adventure through Colorado! In the meantime, catch some sneak peeks on my Instagram. I'll be sharing more of my favorite summer looks and interesting locations you should visit on your next trip to Colorado.
I could have sat there all day, admiring all of the canyon layers from Dead Horse Point; especially since that beautiful kimono by Ebonie N Ivory matched those deep purple hues! This scenic point is only a few miles from the entrance of Canyonlands, and is definitely worth a visit if and when you find yourself in Moab, UT!
The next set of images were actually shot on a completely different adventure - I am ((obviously)) in love with that kimono from Ebonie N Ivory! While in Pioneertown, CA we stayed at this cool spot called Los Vientos Hideaway and were completely in awe of it's views from the living room windows. The whole place was designed to perfection.
This last shot was taken by our good friend Kelley Lee. I love how it captures our love!
Photos shot by Darius Twin
Welcome to hoodooville, aka Goblin Valley - land of the most bizarre rock formations out there in Green River, Utah. We arrived right as the landscape was lit with that golden hour sun, and we wondered off into the park, admiring all of the unique hoodoos!
We definitely got lost a few times throughout our expedition, but that's because our sense of direction was completely throwm off as we wandered aimlessly, ha! It was impossible not to, because every direction we turned was the most mesmerizing view.
The sky graced us with a scenic sunset as we found the best point to view it from. This is the location we chose to set down our blanket, jam some tunes on our speaker, and crack open a brew (or two!). It was a dreamy one!
I felt more than alive.
And so did that sky.
Goblin Valley was even more extraordinary than I had imagined!
Photos shot by Darius Twin.
I have finally returned from the most magical road trip I have EVER experienced in my life ((and there's been quite a few!)). The views, the adventures, the people along the way, all made for a journey I will never forget! I am so excited to share the imagery we created, and thought I would start off with my adventure through Arches National Park wearing the most perfect summer get up brought to you by Hollister.
This here is the 'North Window' - but doesn't it look a bit like an eye? So I decided to add an iris, of course.
The rock formations and patterns were so beautiful, and made for the best backdrops to showcase this rad lil' summer ensemble!
That whole collection of arm candy above is under $20 and are my new go-to pieces this summer. Hollister has a great selection of other jewelry pieces as well, but since I'm a sucker for cuffs, I decided to stack them up! You can never wear too many bracelets, right?!
Once we saw all of the arches on the Windows Arch Trail ((South Window pictured above)), it was time to head back to the car to catch the sunset at another location. While walking back, we stumbled upon the most stunning light and had to take in those golden views of Arches ((of course!)).
Arches was even more extraordinary than I had imagined - I recommend that all of you add it to your bucket list! I couldn't have matched those hues any better than with that summer silhouette from Hollister. I can't wait to show you more of what we created, but for now, enjoy your weekend y'all!
Photos shot by Darius Twin.