This past weekend was spent in Orlando for my cousin’s 18th birthday and to visit some friends that were in town for the Disney Princess Half Marathon. The recipe for a good time:
Good Food + Good Friends + Quality Family Time + Sunshine = Happy
I didn’t spend much time behind the camera this weekend, but I did take it out to snap a few photos of these girls after grubbing down on some yummy Viet food. This awesome graffiti wall was on the side of the restaurant, right where we were parked.
This is my cousin. She frequently shortens words - calls udon “uds,” boba “bobs,” and Arnel Pineda from Journey “Arnel Pineds.” She loves The 1975 just as much as I do, something we’ve bonded over that mutually shared obsession a lot these last few days. And whenever we go Black Friday shopping, I drag her along with me to stand in the long and winding line, while I look for things to buy.
She’s turning 18 in a few months, which means she’s getting a debut. She needed some photos for that, and I needed to play around with a rented lens. So off we went. We made a mess. We left it there. Our deepest apologies to the establishment.
A few months ago, as we drove down to Atlanta for the Music Midtown festival, Chris and I talked about doing his grad photos and not waiting until the last moment to get them done. Turns out that’s exactly what happened. So, the weekend before finals and graduation, we braved the frigid cold, cloudy day for some photos. Went to an abandoned building that I’ve used a few times before (like here, here, here, and here - although these are all from the same photo session, so that doesn’t really count, right?), threw some bricks into a window, attempted to break down doors (and failed), climbed around some old electrical units, danced around, rocked out, froze our butts off… fun times were had.
So if you know Chris you know he loves a good groove. If you’ve ever seen him play live, he makes the greatest faces ever. My favorite is the stank face - for when a groove is so good, your face just contorts itself into… something else completely.
There’s a chill in the air. The leaves have changed from green to yellow, to red. These same leaves float to the ground, and with each step I take, I hear a satisfying crunch. Fall is in full swing, and I am loving it entirely too much! The caramel icing on my happy pumpkin spice flavored cake is that Starbucks’ red holiday cups are out… it’s a wonderful time of the year.