The ground beneath us was a sharp, hard crust of salt on a dry ancient ocean bed.
I handed Jenny the umbrella. Mia stood to my left. "Are you ready Jenny?" She knew what was about to happen. And even though she agreed to it she knew it would not be comfortable.
She nodded and Mia pushed out a stream of water into onto Jenny and into the underside of the umbrella. "More water Mia, don't stop". I wanted it it dripping from Jenny's face and clothes and the umbrella.
A year earlier I had seen this place in images online. Barren. Desolate. Beautiful in it's harshness.
I envisioned someone dressed in a simple white piece.
I wanted to juxtapose ideas.. The absurdity of needing an umbrella in the hottest place in America...and the umbrella offering no protection while water fell onto her from inside the thing meant to protect her.
My life feels like this often. The tools I use in my life to protect me often bring me the thing I'm trying to keep away.
Some days I look around at my life and feel like someone, in a desert, holding an umbrella while the rain pours in on me from underneath it.
Some days I'm defiant, getting in close to the lens of life and other days the lens of life pulls back and leaves me feeling like I'm in the middle of a vast, beautiful wasteland of absurdity.
Tyson + Amanda 🍃🍂🌿 Can you believe I took this girls prom photos!? It’s crazy to see this same girl now with a career as an English teacher and engaged! So happy to be able to photograph this lovely couple so full of love! Their love is so tender and I got to experience it! (Keep reading for love story)...
Amanda Met Tyson in Yuma they connected instantly and have only been dating 5 months before they got engaged. They knew from the first date they are meant to be together!! Ahhh 😍 in Amanda’s words, “when you know, you know!” Congrats guys🍾🎊 💍PS. Stay tuned for Ring Shot! This ones a beauty!!!😉😱
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Wallows. What an incredible show. Easily one of the best I’ve been to EVER. I don’t think I’ve ever headbanged so hard at a concert before. Got to high five them all and shoutout to Braeden the guitarist for cheering me on and pointing when I was going crazy during all the Spring EP songs. A night I’ll never forget indeed. 💚