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LOOKBOOK SHOOT: Isabella Rae Jewelry Part I

"True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not." ~Seneca

In case you didn't know, I am obsessed with my cat Willy Wonka aka Majestic Buttercat. I mean, he has his own Instagram account. If that doesn't tell you how crazy I am about him than I don't know what would. But the love is not just one sided, actually it was love at first sight, for both of us obviously. More on that some other time. He is awesome, obsessed with laying on my chest, eating my hair and licking plastic bags. It's perfect. 

Anyway, I am also obsessed with the handcrafted jewelry line ISABELLA RAE. When Denise contacted me to shoot her latest collection called DREAMER I was super stoked, got an amazing team together, piled up into my car and drove to Bruneau Sanddunes where we shot for 8 hours in the freezing cold -wind, clouds, rain and all. 

You drive for 45 minutes passed kettle farms and sage brush, pull up in the middle of nowhere and all of the sudden these giant sand dunes loom over you, its pretty magical.  

Here is Part I of III. Enjoy ♥

PS. Comment below and tell me what you are currently obsessed with!

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LOOKBOOK SHOOT: Alexandrea Anissa Lingerie

"Kiss me mercilessly.
Leave no corner of me untouched." 
~Beau Taplin

Eating chocolate covered coconut chews (way too many...), drinking hot tea while trying to stay warm in -20 Celsius weather (yes, I still haven't learned Fahrenheit and I don't think i will ever understand, so if you wanna teach me, feel free) and trying to come up with a clever text for this blog post.

Well, it's not happening.

Actually every time I write a Blog Post (well, I usually just post pictures because of the following issues) I have THE HARDEST time coming up with a clever text, same with my Mailing List.

And while I was stuffing Coconut Chews in my mouth it hit me, I don't have to overthink anything or try to be clever, that's just not me, so from now on I will just be my weird self. YAY! So look forward to strange ramblings and senseless stuff or stay far away if you are easily offended. Because I don't give a shit! But I do love you.

So, here is a little fun fact about the images below. Vanessa of Alexandrea Anissa sent me a package with her handmade lingerie and I finally did a little shoot with Abbey in her pieces.

Picture this: We unpacked the pieces and I was like: "Ok, lets try to be sexy." Well we both had a good laugh and then the best time ever as usual (love that girl!). I think we also flashed a family (they all had purple hair streaks for some reason) that was taking some cheesy family pictures outside. The dad definitely wasn't sad about it.

Here is Abbey being sexy. Enjoy ♥

PS. Also, don't miss the video at the end of Abbey rolling all over the bed without falling off!

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MODEL BOOK UPDATE: Sierra Norman

"Don't be afraid of your fears. They're not there to scare you. They're there to let you know that something is worth it." ~C. JoyBell C.

A few weeks ago I did a shoot with Sierra, she needed some new images for her Model Book. We went up Bogus Basin, played in the tall grass, climbed up the steepest hill barefoot and caught the best sun rays.

Enjoy ♥

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MODEL BOOK UPDATE: Elisabeth Webb

"I have learnt that if it hurts, if it breaks, bends and makes me bleed then it is good; I am growing. Nothing changes without a little pain - nothing blooms without a little rain." ~The Word Virus

A few weeks ago I went to Portland and shot the gorgeous Elisabeth who needed some new Model Book Updates.

Enjoy ♥

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MODEL BOOK UPDATE: Jaida King

"The worst thing you could do is tame the chaos in you. It's like being told not to feel when you're thrown in the fire." ~r.m.drake

A few weeks ago I shot Jaida in Portland. She is with Option Models and needed some new Model Book Updates.

Enjoy ♥

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HEADSHOT SESSION: Evan Stevens

A couple weeks ago I took some new Headshots of actor and dancer Evan Stevens in Boise.

Enjoy ♥

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Need some new headshots? Email me so you can burn those outdated ones asap!

xoxo Erika

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FASHION EDITORIAL with Scott

That time Scott had purple hair and I shot him in 3 million degrees Boise weather.

We had fun then started getting grumpy because of the heat and because we were starving. So we shot, bitched around and then went and got giant fries and burgers at Fancy Freeze.

Enjoy ♥

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FASHION EDITORIAL with Sammie Fuller

“I am a forest, and a night of dark trees:
but he who is not afraid of my darkness,
will find banks full of roses under my cypresses.”

~
Friedrich Nietzsche


Stoked to finally be able to share these, I had to wait to publish them because they were in Dark Beauty Magazine Issue 34.

I shot these back in January, half-naked Sammie braved the freezing cold and looked amazing doing it. 
We shot in a construction zone with giant BEWARE OF ASBESTOS signs and construction workers giving us weird looks and in other rad places around Boise. 

Enjoy ♥

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