Thursday, November 19, 2015


Ok, so like I said, my current thing is taking control of my finances and setting myself up for a successful future. At 27, I have already been saving money in my Roth IRA (dude, I can totally explain this to you. It's a retirement account that when you take money out of when your 60 you will not be charged taxes, since the money you are putting in has already been taxed. For example, money from your pay check. BOOM thanks Suze Orman.)

Speaking of Suze Orman, she has an amazing book at the library called 'The Road to Wealth'. It's basically huge chapters on investing, getting out of debt, retirement, insurance and more. It's super easy to read because she answers questions that the average person may have like, why should I get long term care insurance? What is long term care insurance? (Which you should definitely get when you turn 59, unless you know what your financial situation is when you turn 50 and know that you can comfortably keep paying for long term care insurance. This will provide you with $$ to take care of yourself when you're older and if you get sick or have to live in a retirement home, shits expensive as fuck so it's nice for you, and your family, to have a plan). The bad part about this book is that it's kind of old, like 2008 status, but I think a lot of the things she talks about still apply. My favorite part about my subscription to O magazine is Suze Orman's part. She's bad ass.

Why is there a picture of a woman in the middle of this article about finance? Eye candy and cuz it's amazing and I took it. 

K so I got off track, all my knowledge was blowing me away and I had to share! So back to taking control of my future. I have this money in my Roth IRA and it needs to start being invested so I can hopefully be a millionaire by the time I retire and go on lavish trips and eat fancy food...dreaming big. Investing to me has been super scary because wtf do all those terms mean! Even though I asked my dad like 50 times to repeat everything to me I'm still having problems wrapping my head around everything. (My dad never was like, "I told you already!" Super patient awesome dude.)

I found this podcast today called, "Listen Money Matters" and it's two young dudes who explain all kinds of financial topics to youngsters like me. What I really like is that they have a section called 'School' and it's basically all the financial know how that you never learned in school, which why the fuck did we not learn any of this in school? Not even college...maybe it was because I was an art major...Still why are your GE's not on how to buy a house, or how to save for retirement, instead of what we already went over in High School...but I digress.  So I listened to the first podcast on investing and exploring the investor mindset.

An investor buys and holds. They think long term and reap long term investments because of their patients.

Fine...guess I'll stop buying all those sweaters that I don't really need.

Every Day Goals

I've decided to revive this blog, mainly for personal use, but I've recently left my job and am trying to start my own business doing my photography. I want this to be a journal of what I've accomplished each day, so at the end of the day when I'm like, 'Ugh! What did I even do today?' I can look back and see that I am making progress, even though it may be slower than I like.

There are mainly 3 topics that I'm hoping to someday become an expert in and want to make note of in this blog, finances, design, and marketing. Obviously, becoming the worlds greatest photographer is on the top of my list, so things like that will be thrown in there too. I wanted to focus on things though that don't necessarily get me jumping out of bed in the morning. I want this blog to help hold me accountable for all the goals that I want to achieve by posting something daily about what I learned on any of the above topics.

I got this idea from listening to 'Money Talking' a podcast from NPR. The subject of this particular podcast was titled, 'Making yourself heard at work.' The gal that they interviewed, Dori Clark, mentioned this,
"Begin to position yourself as an expert. Start creating content around the subject you want to master. Blog about it. If you're learning, take readers along on your journey on the topic."
Well, I want to become a master and I'm learning so here goes!

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Sunday, April 5, 2015

New Site

Thanks for visiting my blog! I've recently moved all my work and blog to my new website:

Please come check it out and see my latest blog posts! You can book me for a shoot through my contact page here:

Thursday, September 4, 2014

The Lady in Red

Here are some photos I did with the lovely Kiki. She was so fun to photograph and I think she looks just like Lana Del Rey! Gorgeous! I've recently put together a new website and will be sharing images on the blog I started there. But since this blog has so much history I don't want to abandon it so I'll still be posting on here as well. Please check out my new site when you get a chance, you'll also be able to see more photos of Kiki on there! 

Thanks Darlings! 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

In the desert you can't remember your name

We found this. 

Some photos from my recent trip to the Desert with a grand group of folks. 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Orange is the New Black


Sometimes I just can't decide...

Nate & Kristen's Wedding

Here's a quick update of some photos from my dear friends Nate and Kristen's wedding. I feel so lucky that they asked me to photograph their special day. Hands down the best wedding I've been to! Such a sweet and loving couple! I'll be posting more while I continue to edit them. I was fortunate enough to work with Melanie Kwok as my 2nd photographer. I have never worked with a 2nd photographer at a wedding before and let me just tell you, it is amazing! First of all she was super cool but 2nd if you're on your own and miss a moment it's gone but with a 2nd photog. you can capture it all! Love it! I can't wait to share more photos from her batch as well!