April 28, 2016
It has been a long time dream to travel to the other coast and photograph its beauty. Recently this dream came true. I jumped at the chance to go work in LA and when I met fellow photographer Cody Harris we hatched a plan to meet up and capture the California coastline. As a result I was blessed to meet Erik and Jamie. Upon meeting them they were vibrant and up for anything. Most people think of California as warm however the temperatures this day were anything but. The winds were high the tide was coming in as fast as the temperatures were dropping. Yet, they stayed out there for two hours climbing over dangerous rocks and getting splashed with water in the chilly wind. I loved learning that Jamie and Erik have a little boy and they want to travel the country with him and let him experience life outside of television and the internet. I loved how they still looked at each other and so in love they were with each other after so many years together. It seems their love and their connection with each other was stronger as the years went on. How in tuned to one another they were and fed off of each others energy. To date this is one of my favorite shoots I have ever done. Not only because I got to fulfill my dream of shooting the Pacific Coast but meeting Erik and Jamie was a great reminder of why I love my job as much as I do. I get to capture real true connection between people and I consider myself blessed. It was such a pleasure meeting you two and I hope our paths cross again at their new adventure as they are soon moving to the Pacific North West, Portland Oregon.