Bloom.

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Santa Cruz Botanical Garden, Santa Cruz | 2017

My friend and I checked out the multiple botanical gardens UC Santa Cruz had to offer. All the gardens were beautiful and in bloom. Although I’d recommend to bring a water bottle because there weren’t that much shady spots when we went. The flowers were gorgeous and I felt a little bad for making us stop every five steps to take a photo.

Stay afloat.

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Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz, CA | 2017

Used my fujifilm x-e1 to capture some kayaks that were just about ready to be used to make memories and go on an adventure. I’ve gone water-rafting with friends before but that was just a one time thing. Kayaking seems more relaxing and I’d definitely love to try it some time. This could be a good arm workout as well!

Exposure

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Model: Nicole S. | 2017

Much appreciation and love to the woman who was willing to be my model for the photoshoot. She doesn’t like her photo taken much and she doesn’t like a lot of angles, but she still lets me snap away while I convince her that it’s hard for me (every time) to choose “just one photo to upload”. (The process ends up taking a few hours, not including editing time!)

Thank you, Nicole.

One More Revival

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Cuesta Park, CA | 2016

It’s tough to start on the right foot, let alone to start at all, once you leave your comfort zone. Unfortunately, I find myself thinking that maybe the highlight of my life has already passed, that maybe from here on it’s all downhill. I’d like to think that just because I feel dead inside, it doesn’t mean I can’t revive myself and start again. So right now I’m recuperating my life, and I’m going to embrace what the next few months will throw at me.

#goals

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Plaza de Cesar Chavez, San Jose | 2016

Emily Malkauskas and Nate Brouwer doing yoga together one night in Downtown San Jose. These two were amazing! I didn’t want to be a creep and stare at them doing yoga together but they came up to me to take pictures for them, which worked out perfectly for me.

Nate has been doing yoga for at least a year and Emily is new to this but definitely picked things up quickly. These two were so cute together. She accidentally sneezed on him, due to being trapped being in the same position above him, and he didn’t mind at all! I love that he was totally chill about it and even joked about pretending it was just “the ocean breeze”.

Unfortunately I didn’t have my camera with me so I had to settle with using my phone. I’m hoping to see them some time in the future once more, and this time with my camera.

*Disclaimer: Used HTC One M8 phone to take this photo