Photography has come into my life at exactly the right time, and now I can't imagine life without it. It's saving me and making me at the same time. I guess it's never too late to finally learn about myself, the real me. It's teaching me to listen to my gut, follow my instincts, believe in myself, and see the beauty all around me. Be o.k. with mistakes, learn to keep moving forward when the impossible seems worse than impossible. And SHARE it. And those fakers gonna fake fake fake, but I'm just gonna shake it off (I can't get that song out of my head, it's on constant request from the kids these days. And well yes, I love it too, Thanks Taylor Swift!).Read More
The Holly Hills neighborhood of St. Louis got a new addition 3 weeks ago. Holly Hills is one of those really adorable city neighborhoods where young families have returned to after the flight to the suburbs years ago. Historically named Carondelet and settled by Frenchmen (no wonder I like it so, ha!) it is home to the wonderful Carondelet Park, large trees, and adorable bungalows like the one the Lutkewitte family lives in. Welcome Clara!Read More
YOU GUYS! My first blog post on my photography site. It's huge, right? Well, it is to me. Pinch, pinch. I'm so inspired by the beach and the ocean that these shots really deserve to herald in my new site, and they do so beautifully.
Some really super generous friends let us use their beach house in Port Aransas for spring break, so I invited my sister and some friends down for the week. Weather was foggy and rainy but the ocean feels like home anytime, and the kids didn't even notice. Love love love staying on the ocean like this, the house is killer and the best part is we really did get to relax! I love the mood of the photos thanks to the fog.
And if you've made it this far (it's clear i LOVE the ocean huh?) it's time for the PSA portion of my blog. One morning we took a short ferry ride over to San Jose island, just north of Port Aransas. This little island is privately-owned, and basically untouched. The morning we arrived there had been a storm the night before, and the amount of trash that had washed up on shore was staggering. Mostly plastic. Specifically, plastic bottles. Please recycle, buy less, throw your trash away, and take care of this beautiful planet! XXOO - Cathlin