Happy Friday: Portraits with Michael B.

Happy December everyone!

I hope that this post finds you settling in for the last month of 2016 (thank goodness!) with hot chocolate, cozy blankets, and a good dose of holiday cheer. For me, the holidays are a reminder to refocus myself- to reflect upon the past year and appreciate the good things while also learning from the many mistakes I have made throughout the year.

Speaking of the good things, I would like to take a moment and publicly thank Michael, a dear friend of mind and the subject of the following images. Michael is a good friend and fellow librarian who has always been, and continues to be, a positive source of encouragement in my life. He asked me to take some professional portraits, and then cheerfully agreed to sit for a concept shoot I had in mind. It was the first time I shot in my new apartment (which I adore), and together Michael and I tweaked lighting, posing, and even location as we adjusted to the new space. It was wonderful to work with someone who is not only a great friend an a joy to hang out with, but is also interested and passionate about art and willing to provide constructive critique and suggest new ideas during a shoot. Thank you again Michael for being such a lovely human being! <3

In other awesome news, here are three things that made the first week of December a little brighter: Childish Gambino released his new album,  the Hamilton Mixtape is out, AND Lin-Manuel Miranda's Drunk History appearance is hilarious and if you haven't watched it yet you should!

Happy Friday everyone!