I’ve been really obsessed with the way clouds look in Renaissance paintings lately, so every time I see some that remind me of that look I whip out my camera to snap a photo. These were particularly pretty to me.
Ethan on the last day of school.
Mom driving. I can’t even remember taking this specific picture because I’ve taken so many of moments like these- there’s something so cool to me about driving at night and the way the light bounces around.
A very wistful, very dramatic me on one of the last nights in my dorm.
Lydia from The Regrettes! I love this band.
My house and a pretty sky.
Some of my favorite pals on the last day of school.
Mohammed at the bubble tea cafe.
Ethan and Armando dressing Kristen for a shoot.
Ken taking a selfie at our school’s annual drag show.
A cool and sparkly local queen flipping around the stage.
Me in the sunflower field, taken by Valerie.
Valerie and her sunflowers. It started raining right as soon as we left the field!
My mom and brother brought me poppies after I did a really big shoot at the beginning of summer. I’m horrible at throwing out flowers, even if they’re past their prime (and especially if they have sentimental value), and I loved the way these looked while drying out with the sunlight and all the other plants behind them.
Kristen at the pizza place.
The floor of the venue after Lizzo shot out gold confetti at her show.
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