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Neature Walks with Rodney

Happy Hump Day lovelies! Days are getting shorter, mornings a littler colder, and I'm holding on to my summer wardrobe for dear life.

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After four years taking photos of landscape photographer, Rodney Nonamaker decided to take his hand at portraiture and I'm excited to be part of the journey. Composition and the way a photo is edited are the two main things I look for before contacting a photographer about a collaboration. I personally am not a fan of photos taken in the same angle all the time, or ones that are over done in lightroom/photoshop. He may be new to the game but Rodney is already trying his hand at various angles, and has blown me away with is editing skills.

You're bound to be seeing a lot more of his work on my blog! Check out even more photos on my Instagram.

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About the looks:

Black top: Zara Skirt: Jax Harmon Boots: Forever21

Dress: Forever21 Heels: Michael Kors

Photographer: Rodney Nonamaker

Adventure Time: The Ice Caves

Washington is known for its natural beauty, and I'm very excited to share some photos from my adventure to the Big Four Ice Caves this past spring.

It took weeks for the team and I to finally decide on a date for the project that worked for everyone; as we pulled up the the start of the trail the heavens opened up and the raindrops started coming down. It was supposed to be nice out, but a little rain never hurt anybody right? We grabbed our umbrellas and started walking toward the caves. As always, the journey was more than worth it.

One of the people on this trip was jewelry designer and Seattle local Lana Rose- owner of Lembas. Lana styled my all black look and made all of the jewelry pieces that are shown in each photo.

Since my move to Seattle I have found a love for local designers; Lana’s company is a little extra special. 10% of all their sales go to organizations that work to end human trafficking and help its survivors. Supporting a great cause and local business- talk about a good business model. Lana creates all of the pieces by hand. She makes anything from bracelets, necklaces, garters,   headpieces, to even veils for your special day!

Until next time! Check out all that Lembas has to offer: http://www.shoplembas.com/.

Photographer: Amanda Kolstedt/ Jewelry+Styling: Lana Rose of Lembas/ Hair+Makeup: Kayla Beltran