THE CONVERSATION //LOS ANGELES, CA\\

It started with another direct message. Honestly, it takes a lot of guts to reach out to someone with a DM on Instagram, but Christina Jengel (@christinajengel) went for it. She DM'd me not too long ago to set up a time to shoot with me in the Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles. I had never been there, so it was a fun adventure to get out and just GO!

Photo by @christinajengel

After meeting up with Christina, we just walked around the streets by the Arts District Co-op, and saw many murals, rad walls and cool nooks and crannies of the streets. While we walked around she asked me a little more about my story that she didn't already know from my blog post (Cory's Story) and I got to know her as well. The conversation ended up being about her adventure to Los Angeles while attending a small Christian college in Chicago. She interns for the Dream Center and has a huge heart for freedom those victimized by human sex trafficking. Hearing about the passions of her heart made our time together fun and encouraging. It was incredibly rad to share stories of adventure and new beginnings. Not to mention, as you can see here, her eye for portrait photography is definitely something special!

The conversation behind these images was so encouraging. 

The grind continues. CMT.

Photo by @christinajengel
Photo by @christinajengel
Photo by @christinajengel