Out of the woods, into my head

Hi friends, I’m back in LA from Tahoe with a mountain of work ahead of me and a head full of magical landscape. We drove up the the eastern route, which puts you through the Red Rock Canyon, skirts you to the edge of Yosemite and Mono Lake, and through other heart-stopping peaks and curves that my brain couldn’t retain the names of because I was too busy open-mouthed the whole time. I think the theme of my summer so far as been beautiful scenery and my heart wants to burst at the thought of how the West never ceases to amaze me with its beauty. Will and I have been casually thinking about our wedding with a lot of headache over our laughable budget (building back up our savings after the Big C wiped it) and too big guest list (story of nearly everyone’s wedding?) and this trip has us dreaming about a place with cabins where our family and closest friends can stay with us while we have a big bbq cook out and get married among the trees and dance the night away under the stars. No fancy props or catering or excessive money spent on one single event when all we want to remember is the people we love having a good time with us. Not caring if not everyone thinks it a particularly classy event.

I don’t know, wedding planning makes me want to tear my hair out but Yosemite calms me a bit, making me think outside the box and into the woods. Have you been to Yosemite? Please put it on your bucket list. I have to go back as soon as humanly possible to see the actual inside of the park. Tahoe was amazing as well, I have to add to this – the bluest water I’ve ever seen. I took this weird long exposure photo at the wedding I shot up there. More on that later. I shot some film on our trip but haven’t finished the roll, so you can see my Instagram photos (like the top two) here.

I’ve been really absent lately but it’s all for a good reason – please check back tomorrow (just kidding, Thursday or Friday) for a big jewelry shop announcement!