We were out in Joshua Tree for a social media free weekend with 8 other creatives. Ella and I had never shot together but had the idea do something a little more raw, real, and artistic while of course keeping things tasteful and refined. I haven’t worked out in the last two months or so, so doing a shoot with absolutely nothing to cover me was a very empowering moment. We as women and men, all face moments where we question our looks, our build, our weight, our measurements, so it was nice turning off those voices and just embracing my healthy and strong body for where it is and what it does for me. We woke up at 5 in the morning to get ready for our sunrise shoot and had some help from our lighting assistant Larissa Raquel who kept things consistent and hopped in to fix stray hairs or weird shadows. This girl gang seriously put together a shoot that we’re proud to have created and one that I personally have benefited from mentally in my journey of self love and acceptance.