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OLD FRIENDS, GOOD TALENT //DTLA, CA\\

It all started back in 2012. Nicole Leever (@nicoleleever) saw talent in me that I had not yet discovered. She was shooting a campaign pitch for a local company and asked me to be involved. I really had no idea what I was doing in front of the camera, but her direction and trust helped create some rad images.

4 years later, here we are. Fully styled, less direction, more collaboration, same trust and the conversation is even better. It was an amazing time shooting with Nicole for the first time in a while. Nicole books 40 weddings a year, but loves shooting fashion as well. She has an incredible eye for lighting and what it does to a models look - she was constantly giving me tips from the photographers perspective as to how the light is hitting all parts of my face. The beauty of collaboration is that not only was she able to give me some tips, I was helping her with new direction tips for achieving a certain look on the model as well.

Not only did we create these incredible images, but it was a great time catching up on life with Nicole and dreaming with her for her future. We kept looking at each other, saying, "Remember when we first worked together. My how far we have come." Thanks Nicole, for a fun time. Cheers to many more collabs in the future.

The grind continues. CMT.

Photo by  @nicoleleever

Photo by @nicoleleever

Photo by  @nicoleleever

Photo by @nicoleleever

Photo by  @nicoleleever

Photo by @nicoleleever

Photo by  @nicoleleever

Photo by @nicoleleever

Photo by  @nicoleleever

Photo by @nicoleleever

Photo by  @nicoleleever

Photo by @nicoleleever

Photo by  @nicoleleever

Photo by @nicoleleever

Photo by  @nicoleleever

Photo by @nicoleleever

Photo by  @nicoleleever

Photo by @nicoleleever

Photo by  @nicoleleever

Photo by @nicoleleever

Photo by  @nicoleleever

Photo by @nicoleleever

Photo by  @nicoleleever

Photo by @nicoleleever

Photo by  @nicoleleever

Photo by @nicoleleever

Photo by  @nicoleleever

Photo by @nicoleleever

Photo by  @nicoleleever

Photo by @nicoleleever

Photo by  @nicoleleever

Photo by @nicoleleever

THE DOWNTOWN //SEATTLE, WA\\

Hopped up to the Pacific Northwest for a little bit of work and a little bit of fun last weekend. It was so fun getting back to a city that I love so much. I love the people, I love the coffee culture, I love the rain – it’s awesome.

Photo by  @bethanymarieco   Shirt by  Fear of God

Photo by @bethanymarieco

Shirt by Fear of God

I was able to meet up with my incredibly talented friend, Bethany Staudacher (@bethanymarieco), while we were both in town! My first ever blog post on my website were images that Bethany and I shot in Seattle, back in June. We always have a blast shooting; its fun, its easy, its creative and we always run into some sort of weather that keeps the shoot interesting. This time, it was the wind. As we stood on top of a very tall parking structure, the wind was blowing over chainlink fences, blowing my hair over to make a new part, and blowing up my shirt every once in a while. It made for a really fun, yet challenging, time!

Bethany is crazy talented. We were able to catch up on her adventure during New York Fashion Week this month and about what the future holds for her business! So stoked for her and can’t wait to see where her successes continue to take her. As for now, enjoy these incredible images by Bethany, wearing pieces from the new Fear of God line.

The grind continues. CMT

Photo by  @bethanymarieco

Photo by  @bethanymarieco
Photo by  @bethanymarieco
Photo by  @bethanymarieco   Flannel by  Fear of God

Photo by @bethanymarieco

Flannel by Fear of God

Photo by  @bethanymarieco
Photo by  @bethanymarieco