"Youth is the spirit of adventure and awakening. It is a time of physical emerging when the body attains the vigor and good health that may ignore the caution of temperance. Youth is a period of timelessness when the horizons of age seem too distant to be noticed." Ezra Taft Benson
Sometimes in life, you need adventure. You need to explore, to see things you've always wanted to and to spend your days making memory after memory with people you love. This trip to Southern California has been that for me. I have been eyeing Joshua Tree and its unique scenery for a long time, honestly dyingto shoot here, and I finally had the chance to do it.
The beautiful model you see here is one of my best friends, Kaitlyn. We've known each other since 2nd grade, and have somehow become even closer friends after I moved 2,000 miles away (don't ask me how; I have no clue). She has a fiery spirit and a hilarious sense of humor, and being around her always leaves me with a sore stomach from laughing too hard. She and I drove up to Joshua Tree and captured these shots, even though it was one of the windiest days ever in SoCal. After shooting, we enjoyed dinner with some family of mine and enjoyed a laughter-filled, late night drive back to her college, blasting songs from Wicked, High School Musical and basically every Disney movie, ever. These are the days you remember forever -- the ones you spend with people who make your soul feel loved & free.