Zach, lifeguard.

No one drowns when he’s around.

Girlzday.

Sundays

Tuckerman’s Ravine to the summit of Mt. Washington in 37 degree weather (in August) with winds at 50mph.  It was rocky and wet and windy.

The whole boulder trail was a waterfall. These are some of the only photos I got before the camera went for a swim. RIP little guy.  Cya!

In a cloud, on our hands and knees…straight up.
I love my Ahnu hiking boots. Awesome shoes.

 

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…..Happenings….

Wrapped up a fun ad shoot in NYC for Lincoln Motor Co., stopped home to love on the pets, hopped on over to Chicago for another sweet lifestyle campaign then flew straight to Colorado for my wedding!

Alpine Swims, Hot Springs, Hikes, Friends, Family, Mountains, my one true love (photos to come soon)…Colorado is a favorite now and forever.  Snaps top to bottom: Friends Austin, Erin, Sabrina on hiking adventures, two people I don’t know embracing, the love of my life in a hot spring! Epic summer so far.

Unwilted.

summer scene.

Excited to share a series of new studio portraits on my site here.  It’s funny, in a way, shooting portraits in studio feels almost more personal than shooting on location at the subject’s home or whatnot.  It feels so raw in a way.  No distractions – just a white wall and one another.

Everyone has to be vulnerable enough to let each other in.

oh, hi Summer.


The Great Bay Academy of Dance up in Kittery, Maine asked me to come up and photograph a performance.  This type of work is so fun because I can almost see myself in their shoes as a young dancer.  I love this type of documentary assignment.  It embodies so much of why I love photography.

Workin’in Florida for St. Croix Rods

Marriott TownePlace Suites Campaign and Library:

Shot a new ad campaign and image library for Marriott’s TownePlace Suites and starting to see the images drop online. Head over to their site to see the work.

http://towneplacesuites.marriott.com/

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That day the seagulls gave her wings.

from a series i’m workin on involving big splashes in still waters….

Bundling up for day two today in Cape Cod. Saw two whales breach out on the water yesterday thru these windows!  Pretty magical.  A few behind the scenes here…

This is a photograph of a ballet student I took today.

This young determined dancer reminded me of me, though I was 16 when I started ballet. After an “audition,” the “fancy” jazz competition school in Kansas said I wasn’t good enough to enroll …..so I enrolled at a ballet school instead. I was determined to prove to myself that I could dance…and I did. I am still taking ballet and I’m still loving it.  Do what you love people.  

New (Conceptual) Pharma Print + Motion Campaign \ With a big studio and a little magic, we got this lady to float inside of water balloon in her hospital bed.

Pharma Campaign from Sara Forrest on Vimeo.

My friend Kristen, owner of Wanderbird Floral.  Pretty things.

Gotta get back into the mountains here soon…they’re calling!

 

 

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Some selects on childhood I pulled out for a photo contest recently.

Runner Arion shot in LA

A lil’ family pet hang out time with Burt and Poppy.

New Tears for DST Systems


New Tear for Bic

Been out in LA directing a motion project I’m super excited to share.

Thanks Sam Baker for the nice wardrobe and thanks LA models and Two Mgmt for the pretty gals.

Could these three be any more adorable? Outtakes from a directing project in the works.

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Just wrapped a great shoot in Orlando, Florida and took the last flight out to LA last night to work on directing a motion piece this week.

Scenes from a recent day trip NYC to Portland, Maine. Ok so maybe it was a 2 day trip.

Just another day on the job.

THE PARROT PROBLEM

Honored the the Mother Nature Network has chosen a story I shot in collaboration with Tallgrass Parrot Sanctuary to be featured on their site:

http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/javi-sweater-wearing-cockatoo-sheds-light-parrot-problem

Meet Javi, one of the 40 rescue birds now peacefully living out their lives at the Tallgrass Parrot Sanctuary in NE Kansas. Due to emotional stress and neglect, Javi is almost completely bald under his sweater and all over his body due to self mutilation/obsessive plucking to deal with distress. He, like so many parrots in the USA, was purchased without much foresight, then neglected when his owners thought of him as a toy. Parrots are not toys or hobbies or home accessories. They are highly emotional intelligent creatures that have not been domesticated like dogs/cats…and some as we all know…live longer than their human owners. I will be posting more in depth stories from the sanctuary this week as I continue editing and captioning these photos and others. To donate to Kail (the owner of the sanctuary which she is running out of her home) please visit their site here. Kail is working gathering donations to put towards a new website, an extension to the aviary so she can reclaim the rooms in their home (lol) as well as prosthetics for Baby, (second photo down) a macaw at the rescue who needs new feet.  He was imprisoned in a tiny cage with no perch and thus he is unable to perch or walk due to his human caused deformity.  

I firmly believe one of the most important parts of being a ‪#‎photographer‬ / ‪#‎storyteller‬ is to help ‪#‎create‬awareness for people doing incredible things in this world. ‪#‎parrots‬‪#‎javitheparrot‬ ‪#‎rescuebird‬ ‪#‎parrotrescue‬ ‪#‎tallgrassparrotsanctuary‬‪#‎instagram‬ ‪#‎parrotsofinstagram‬ ‪#‎beauty‬ ‪#‎love‬ ‪#‎happy‬

Also pictured is Kail’s neighbor and volunteer, Terry Manies.

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