Since returning from my annual holiday trip to California a few weeks ago, I've had a tricky time adjusting back into the swing of things (ahem, the hustle & bustle of living in NYC). This will shamefully be one of my first posts of the New Year.
Before the holiday I had been working back-to-back weekends for a few months and not having much fun or being super creative with my craft. Lacking inspiration was an understatement, so I decided to break out my first film camera and go for a walk while I was away. And walk I did.
Though my heart yearns to be near my family (my lemon), I know the time will come when we (finally) make the trip cross country and unpack the bags I've been toting around for nearly a decade in NYC (making the lemonade).
Film aficionados, enjoy the journey!
|My Mother spent 20 years cultivating a lemon tree in her backyard and every year, she has a full harvest of lemons!|
|Santa Monica is a special place for me, as it was a very popular weekend destination as a child and now, a place where my clients love to shoot.|
|There's nothing like going to the beach during winter (!) in California!|
|This is Jorge, my hubby who "loves" to rep west coast sports teams and univeristies when in Cali. When in Rome, do as the Romans do! (People also say I never shoot him enough, so this one's for you!)|
|This is one of my favorite images from my rolls of film. It just captured the essence of the day and unseasonably colder weather California was having.|
|I never appreciated this view growing up but after having living on the East Coast for nearly 10 years, I try hard to hike my little heart out when I visit. This trail is literally in my parent's backyard!|