A lot of folks complain about getting older but as I turn 40 I am filled with nothing but appreciation for the many blessings in my life. It took me decades to find my tribe and boy do I have a great one. My besties Beth Baugher, Sarah Torres, and Emily Ireland-Cox are a force to be reckoned with. Together we make up our little "Core 4" group of Lady Bosses (all small business owners) hell bent on lifting each other up to be the best version of ourselves possible. These talented ladies helped make this DREAM shoot possible. Photographed by my hero Beth, Coordinated by Emily, the Event Planner extraordinaire, lighting and emotional support provided by sweet Sarah, and designed and styled by yours truly.
I combined a few of my favorite things here starting with, "Olive" my 1977 Vintage Trailer who is also turning 40 right along with me. I just finished a renovation on her this summer and we have been enjoying many adventures together all over California (You can view images of her renovation story and travels on Instagram using #olivethehappytrailer).
Next up Craft Beer. I am a huge fan of brewery hoping on a Sunday Afternoon. Some of my favorite stops include Goat House Brewery in Lincoln, Moonraker and Crocked Lane in Auburn, and Black Vinyl Ales in Rocklin. Throw in a little Retro Fashion because I have always been such a collector of antique and vintage things. When I first started my career as a photographer I was obsessed with Pin Up photography and vintage fashion. Ferns because they just always make me feel better, ferns make everything better. Jokes, if you read the whole birthday board you will get what I mean ;-).
So welcome 40! The best is yet to come and Happy Birthday to my fellow Libra's.
PS The Core 4 Crew is available to book for your Birthday Styled Shoot too! Email me at email@example.com for pricing and details.
Click on Images to view larger: