A quick life update on my new found appreciation for the Pacific Northwest rallycross community!Read More
Met this old soul and headed out into the fields/farms in Silverton, Oregon! We had a lot of laughs and got a few great shots. Montaña is super fun to work with and a natural model. Stoked to shoot again, enjoy :)
Introducing Kyrsta and her 65' Mustang, Karen! I met up with these two at the Gallon House Covered Bridge and took a few photos. We took Karen for a spin around Silverton, Oregon and took shot a bit more! Kyrsta was so much fun to work with and Karen stole my heart. Besides being a professional tattoo artist, Kyrsta also restores cars! I can't wait to see Karen completed and I'm soo excited to get my first tattoo! Check out her work on Instagram @lannigantattoos
These two are such a fun loving, kind hearted, down to earth pair. Their personalities compliment each other perfectly and their collective goofiness is infectious! When you spend time with Kelsey and Luke, you can feel the love. They are open and honest, genuine and sincere. As individuals they are two of my favorite humans, but together are truly a force to be reckoned with. I'm so excited for your new life together and I know your holiday cards won't disappoint ;)
Introducing my friend Vienna! We met up with about an hour of daylight left and took a walk through Powell Butte. Vienna was a blast to work with and clearly crushed it!
Shelby is a babe, loves Wayne's World, and gives a mean haircut. She is constantly stoked, has a goofy laugh (if you've heard mine, you know that I know what I'm talking about), and says, "thanks for making me look good, and for keeping me laughing." Mission accomplished.
We may or may not have climbed into an old train's cab car... enjoy
Introducing my friend Lauren and her pup Van… She has taught me that I'm, "too blessed to be stressed" and I make her “look and feel like an angel”... her words, not mine. Enjoy these shots from our adventures!
This year's exclusively women's event opened its doors to the dudes to help raise money for the Wolfe family. The Wolfe's lived at the bottom of the hill until this July, when a fire consumed their home. Luckily, no one was hurt.
The proceeds of this year's event benefited the family that's helped feed/ cook for us, defend our community against nay-sayers, and allow us to store our hay bails for a reasonable rate. We had about 200 riders who helped raise over 10k for our friends from the bottom of the hill.
As a result, this years event saw many dudes in dresses. One fine example of what women bring to skateboarding. That said, there’s a double standard and it’s bs. Here I’ll give a nod to my white-male-privilege. To be clear: I love women. The majority of my friends are of the fairer sex. That said, when I typically play skateboards, it's a male-dominant day. Not that I don't love some poop humor and phallic references, but variety is the spice of life. The She-Ride is certainly that. I can't wait for the year where every event is so diverse.
What’s the hold up though? There’s never been a better time than right now to jump in. What’s changed if you fail? Follow your bliss, do what you love and love what you do. There’s no rush though, the average person fails at least three times before they figure out what they want to do. Skateboarding has and will alway be there for me while I’ve been figuring it out. I’m not alone.
It’s an exciting time, I was listening to NPR and heard that every year there are more women in jazz than the year prior. I’d venture the same assertion for skateboarding. The fact the every year is record breaking for women needs to be highlighted and celebrated.
Skateboarding needs more female riders. End of story.