I originally wrote this for Patreon on June 17th 2017. I no longer use Patreon and have replaced it with my website (here) but thought I would share some of my old blogs with you for FREE to show my appreciation for you visiting my website! <3
This shoot is thanks to you, my lovely members who helped me reach my last goal. Because of you I was able to hire a model and begin donating $25/month to the National Park Foundation! <3 <3 <3 You probably remember a couple months ago when I worked with Quinn Sanguine for the first time. They came back through NC one more time before making a 3 month road trip/tour ending in Tacoma Washington, their new home. I knew I probably wouldn’t see them again for a while since they’re on the road for so long and then will be on the other side of the country. I’m really grateful that they came back through and y’all made it possible for me to hire them for a shoot. Thank you!!
We met in the evening at my parent’s place. What can I say, I shoot there all the time but I love it there and they get such good light through the giant window in their living room onto their beautiful wood floor! I previously prepared a roll of film for doubles and had the nature backgrounds ready to go on some 35mm for this shoot. We took dual self portraits! You can see the cord for my cable release in some of the photos. I’ve only taken film self portraits either by myself or with Antisocialdisposition so it was really wonderful to experiment with another model. I had this other idea using blue thread to represent the connection between everyone but as you can see in the BTS timelapse, it was such a huge tangled mess so we didn’t use it for that many photos. I’ll have to cut some of the knots out of it and experiment with it again. After we shot the dual self portraits we took some Instax and boomerangs out in the back yard.
We went out for dinner afterward and talked for a couple hours at a pizza place a couple minutes from the house. They have great insight, experience, and advice about polyam relationships, which is very much something that has been on my (and AD’s) mind a lot lately. I’m sure sure if I’m ready to share a lot about this here yet but I’ll just say that it feels like everything happens for a reason and I’m really glad we had the time to talk after our shoot because they gave me a lot to think about, in a good way.
Check out the videos folder for a behind the scenes timelapse of our shoot AND 16 fun boomerangs that we made together!
ALSO! Brand new this month, I’m doing a monthly nude yoga video and have just uploaded June’s nude yoga video (almost 9 minutes long!)!
- This month I decided to become a monthly donor of $25/month to the National Park Foundation. Since my income fluctuates, I want to consistently support National Parks so I’ve chosen for this recurring monthly option. I likely won’t post receipts every month as it will be repetitive, but just know that I’m giving $25/month to National Parks from here on out!I couldn’t do this without you. Thank you so much for your support, it means the world.
Thank you so much for your support! Because of you I’m able to donate a portion of my income to National Parks, which are extremely important to me. I appreciate and love every one of you!
Every month I donate 5% of my income to the National Park Foundation. It’s extremely important to me that we protect our fragile natural landscapes.
I thank you so much for allowing me to financially support something I am very passionate about.
Thank you so much for your support! Because of you i am able to donate 5% of my income every month to the National Park Foundation, which is really important to me. Some of my favorite places and some of my favorite images are in National Parks, and i want them to be around for as long as possible. Our national landscapes are irreplaceable.
Thank you, i love you, i cant wait to keep creating and sharing with you!