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“behind the lyrics”: Volume 2 Pt. 2 Manhattan by Sara Bareilles (link in my bio or check out my story) - a series that tells a story from stories already told - there’s so much more to lyrics than we realize. so often we listen to music and have no idea what we’re singing or what it means. - pt.2 symbolizes having everything you ever wanted but still feeling empty. Missing the thing/person in your life that made everything else worth it. - “this part of the story reflects how with every new beginning comes times of confusion, challenge, and loneliness. We can feel so lost and alone even while surrounded by so many people when we fight internal battles and are trying to figure out what step to take next.” - Alyssa Burns

“behind the lyrics”: Volume 2 Pt. 1 Manhattan by Sara Bareilles (link in my bio or check out my story) - a series that tells a story from stories already told - there’s so much more to lyrics than we realize. so often we listen to music and have no idea what we’re singing or what it means. - the model here is alyssa burns and she chose this song. a song that means so much to her and relates to a pivotal moment in her life. as I post more and more of this session, I encourage you to listen to the song and see what it means to you or just look through my posts and see how it makes you feel. - “this project emphasizes how listening to music and really paying attention to the stories it shares can help us discover things about ourselves and remind us that we aren’t alone. “ - Alyssa Burns

you ever wake up and dread going to the gym. your brain tries to talk you out of it in every single way. but then you go to the gym & you think “that was totally worth it - i feel great!” - why does our brain do this? the thing that is so good for us, the thing that makes us happy, the thing that makes us stronger and it tries to convince us to stay far far away from it... - i’ve been experiencing this lately with photography. it’s weird because i love spending every minute with my camera and taking pictures but my brain keeps convincing me otherwise. - it’s caused me to be a little lazy the past few days but at the same time regretful that i ever listened to my brain, when my heart so clearly wants it. - i don’t know if any of you have ever experienced something like this before whether it’s the gym, painting, writing music, or photography but i just thought I’d share. so if it did relate, you’d know you’re not alone.

oh and how could i forget that in 2018, i finished school, packed my bags, and moved to new york city. - a lot of people have asked me why i wanted to live here. i didn’t move here because this is the city where you make something of yourself...of all the generations people have lived in, this is the one where you can make something of yourself, no matter where you are. don’t ever forget that. - for the first time we can be models on instagram without having brands tell us that “we don’t have the right look”. - we can have our own tv show on YouTube and not have someone say “you just don’t have what it takes” - we can open a store and sell whatever we want online without needing thousands of dollars for a physical location! - i urge you guys to dream big in 2019. if there’s any time for you to start doing what you’ve always wanted to do... it’s now.

2018 has been a monumental year for me: - i picked up my first camera ever 📸 - i started shooting anything & everything that I could - got really confused on what to do with my life 🧐 - graduated with my finance degree and then decided to throw that career away because it didn’t make me happy 🎓 - actually shot a concert (@cautiousxclay) instead of walking at graduation - finally understood what I needed to do and what would make me happy (photography) 😊 - shot for hundreds of artists this year including my favorite (@chelseacutler) which was a major goal for me - and shot for my favorite music festival in Nashville (@liveonthegreen) which are the pictures you see here • 🎉thanks for the memories, 2018 - I’ll never forget what you taught me 🎉

“behind the lyrics”: Pt. 3 Fire by Louis the Child (link in my bio or check out my story) - a series that tells a story from stories already told - there’s so much more to lyrics than we realize. so often we listen to music and have no idea what we’re signing of what it means. - this series is meant to bring these songs to life. to urge you to dig deeper into the music you’re listening to. you’ll find that you enjoy it A LOT more. - each song was chosen by the model based off experiences in their life. these songs are their stories. - each song will have 3 different posts that tell the full story & this is pt. 3 - give the song a listen and see how you interpret the lyrics ❤️

“behind the lyrics”: Pt. 2 Fire by Louis the Child (link in my bio or check out my story) - a series that tells a story from stories already told - there’s so much more to lyrics than we realize. so often we listen to music and have no idea what we’re signing of what it means. - this series is meant to bring these songs to life. to urge you to dig deeper into the music you’re listening to. you’ll find that you enjoy it A LOT more. - each song was chosen by the model based off experiences in their life. these songs are their stories. - each song will have 3 different posts that tell the full story & this is pt.2 - give the song a listen and tell me how you interpret the lyrics ❤️

“behind the lyrics”: Pt.1 Fire by Louis the Child (link in my bio) - a series that tells a story from stories already told - there’s so much more to lyrics than we realize. so often we listen to music and have no idea what we’re signing or what it means. - this series is to meant to bring these songs to life. to urge you to dig deeper into the music you’re listening to. you’ll find that you enjoy it A LOT more. - each song was chosen by the model based off experiences in their life. these songs are their stories. - each song will have 3 different posts that tell the full story & this is pt.1. - give the song a listen and tell me how you interpret the lyrics ❤️

It’s been a whole week after thanksgiving already and I’m still feeling very thankful. - thankful that when I had next to nothing in my portfolio, people gave me a chance. without those people, I wouldn’t be where I am today. - if you have the opportunity to take a chance on a rising artist that you see passion & authenticity in, please do it. - we make it in this world through bringing each other up & support. sure, there’s also a lotttt of hard work involved but support is at the root. - when i got started I would reach out to photographers i was inspired by to learn more and hardly ever get a response but when I did it meant the world to me and helped me grow as an artist. i still remember everything they told me. - making it in this world as a creative shouldn’t be a secret. we should be overjoyed when someone asks us a question, because it means our art has touched them in some way & isn’t that we wanted all along? - take a chance, answer questions, share your secrets, & spread the love. - thank you to everyone who’s ever supported me ✌️

the following message was something i sent to my email list today and i felt i should share it with everyone here as well. i hope it resonates with you as it has me. - p.s. is you’re interested in being a part of this community hop over to my website. you can sign up on my portfolio page (dm me if you’re having issues) - “The artist committing himself to his calling has volunteered for hell, whether he knows it or not. He will be dining for the duration on a diet of isolation, rejection, self-doubt, despair, ridicule, contempt, and humiliation.” - Steven Pressfield (The War of Art) - no one said that pursuing your passions would be easy – if it were, everyone would do it. the difference between the artists that make it & the ones that don't is that: when things got hard they were the few that kept going. - that's all you need to do. be the person that works harder than everyone else even when things get difficult. - it won't be easy but it will be worth it.

so this was actually a really pivotal moment in my life. those of you who are close to me know how important this show was to me. - i picked up my first camera at the beginning of this year. i didn’t know what i wanted to do with it but i did know that i couldn’t put it down. - in april of this year, i had the opportunity to shoot for my first concert which was Lil Yachty and Blackbear. i was instantly hooked. - i walked away from that show knowing that i wanted to shoot music whether it was concerts, festivals, or tours... i just knew i needed to be there. - music has always been an escape for me. a way to get out of my head and just be free. so why was Chelsea Cutler’s show so important? - after i left that show in april i had to set a goal for myself. i said I’m going to shoot for Chelsea Cutler. and 6 months later... i had the opportunity to make that dream a reality. - my next goal is to go on tour before the end of 2019. don’t ever give up on your dreams. its beyond rewarding to stick it through and you’ll be amazed at what you can accomplish.

hello everyone. if you haven’t already checked out my new website, you should! i launched my first ever website and I’m eager to hear from each and every one of you ❤️ - sign up to my email list and join the conversation to grow as a creative. each week i’ll be releasing photo & business tips. - sometimes it’ll be stuff i’ve learned throughout my journey and other times it’ll be from people who have helped me push passed the struggle and doubt. - i love you guys✌️

hello everyone. my website is up & running! check out the store where you guys can get prints such as these! - it showcases just a piece of the work i’ve done with some amazing artists this year. - if you go to the “contact” page you can sign up to be a part of my free training! applications will close at 10 people so sign up quickly if you’re interested. - the training will be a weekly one-on-one time with me to talk about building your brand. you’ll have access to the other students as well and can each be able to pick each other’s brains during the whole process. - link is in my bio. i can’t wait to meet you guys who sign up for the training❤️

hello everyone. i’ve been working diligently on my very first website & i’m very pleased to announce that it’s finally done (at least for now)! the link is in my bio. - i’ve been resisting ever creating a website because I knew how much time it would take and i just loved connecting with everyone on Instagram but i’m very excited for this next step in my career. - i added a feature where you guys can subscribe to my email list and i’ll be sending weekly photography tips & tips on growing your personal brand. - i also included a store where you guys can get prints such as this one! - let me know what you think of it. i hope to hear from you guys soon❤️

today i learned that there's such thing as malaphors. malaphors are the blending of idioms or cliches. they're my new favorite thing. let me give you some examples.⠀ - "you can take one man's trash to another man's treasure but you can't make it drink"⠀ - "we'll burn that bridge when we get to it"⠀ - "it's not rocket surgery"⠀ - "until the cow freeze over"⠀ - & lastly, "you've opened this can of worms, now lie in it"⠀ - you're welcome.

what a band & what a city. you ever have so many projects that you want to work on that you don't make good progress on any of them?⠀ - i'm in a period of my life where focusing is probably my biggest weakness. i want to see all the shows, read all the books, and visit all the places...but without focus i can't do any of that.⠀ - focus: a state or condition permitting clear perception or understanding. ironically, focus will be my focus for the next few weeks.

i’ve been studying relentlessly all week - well for trivia... The Office trivia to be exact. aka I’ve been binging my favorite show... but for a cause...so it’s okay.

i've always been told, it's not about the gear you use it's about who's using it...⠀ -⠀ that's true to an extent but... have you ever tried shooting a concert at f3.5? good luck. i've bought a new lens since then that's phenomenal but for it to be as fantastic as it is... it weighs like 5 pounds.⠀ -⠀ with that being said, for someone who shoots primarily in low light...what camera do you guys recommend? (probably switching to a sony so let me know if you have any recs in that family). love u fam ❤️