Kirsten Alana (@kirstenalana)

Photographer • enjoys city breaks & nature escapes, has a ❤️ for telling socially impactful stories • based in LA with @dante.vincent

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So the California #Superbloom is something I wasn’t even going to post about it. After @dante.vincent so sweetly drove me the 5 + hours round trip that it takes to get to/from Walker Canyon from where we live in Los Angeles to see the largest wildflower event in the state because he knows how much I love flowers and how much just seeing them makes me happy — I spent days pondering the question of whether my posting about it would help or further hurt the delicately balanced ecosystem that is the superbloom. I saw so many people walking on, laying on, pulling from the ground and trampling flowers just for their photos & it caused me to wonder, “Even if I am doing the right thing by staying on the trail and not even touching any flowers, will it still somehow inadvertently spread the wrong message just by posting about this at all?!” Well I still don’t know. I’m pushing publish on this post in the hopes that by sharing this photo that I managed to take without damaging any poppies, it will help spread awareness about how we all — myself included — need to constantly think about preserving and protecting nature, not just appreciating it. While it would have always been out of character for me to lay down in flowers and make myself the focus of the moment, in truth even I didn’t know how delicate the superbloom ecosystem is until I did research about how and when to experience it. It’s very delicate! Interacting with the blooms in almost any way can cause them never to return or regrow in the future. Meaning we can literally love the superbloom to death if we don’t just enjoy it from a distance. The Center for Outdoor Ethics, aka ‘Leave No Trace, as well as Casey Schreiner and Grown in L.A. advise that you follow these guidelines: Don’t go off-trail, Leave the flowers as you found them, Don’t damage any other trails or habitat to get your images and Share this philosophy in the text of your photo. If we all follow those guidelines, there should be no controversy and the wild flowers that make California so beautiful will always be there for all of us to enjoy each Spring. 🧡 #leavenotrace #californiapoppies #walkercanyon #poppyfields
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So the California #Superbloom is something I wasn’t even going to post about it. After @dante.vincent so sweetly drove me the 5 + hours round trip that it takes to get to/from Walker Canyon from where we live in Los Angeles to see the largest wildflower event in the state because he knows how much I love flowers and how much just seeing them makes me happy — I spent days pondering the question of whether my posting about it would help or further hurt the delicately balanced ecosystem that is the superbloom. I saw so many people walking on, laying on, pulling from the ground and trampling flowers just for their photos & it caused me to wonder, “Even if I am doing the right thing by staying on the trail and not even touching any flowers, will it still somehow inadvertently spread the wrong message just by posting about this at all?!” Well I still don’t know. I’m pushing publish on this post in the hopes that by sharing this photo that I managed to take without damaging any poppies, it will help spread awareness about how we all — myself included — need to constantly think about preserving and protecting nature, not just appreciating it. While it would have always been out of character for me to lay down in flowers and make myself the focus of the moment, in truth even I didn’t know how delicate the superbloom ecosystem is until I did research about how and when to experience it. It’s very delicate! Interacting with the blooms in almost any way can cause them never to return or regrow in the future. Meaning we can literally love the superbloom to death if we don’t just enjoy it from a distance. The Center for Outdoor Ethics, aka ‘Leave No Trace, as well as Casey Schreiner and Grown in L.A. advise that you follow these guidelines: Don’t go off-trail, Leave the flowers as you found them, Don’t damage any other trails or habitat to get your images and Share this philosophy in the text of your photo. If we all follow those guidelines, there should be no controversy and the wild flowers that make California so beautiful will always be there for all of us to enjoy each Spring. 🧡 #leavenotrace #californiapoppies #walkercanyon #poppyfields
Spinning the globe on this #TravelTuesday to share this image from Lisbon, Portugal that I captured in 2017 while working in Europe as a staff member for a private jet journey. Two nights in Lisbon weren’t even close to long enough to satisfy my hunger for the city of tiled buildings and cobbled streets. I’ve dreamt of returning ever since.
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Especially since our itinerary didn’t include seeing nearly as many of the famed tile buildings as I might have liked. I’ve had a thing for decorative tile since long before it was trendy. And yet, at the same time, it was very me. The days we did spend in Lisboa. If you’ve followed me for a long time then you know I don’t visit a place only to hit its highlights or its most famous landmarks. My thirst for travel is only sated by authentic interactions with locals, with the kind of meals that aren’t on a menu that’s in English AND in the native language and I don’t want to share the same photo of a place that you’ve seen on 100 other Instagram feeds.
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The more I travel, the more I long for the moments no one else is sharing. As a photographer AND as a traveler, it’s those glimpses of a destination that I crave more than anything.
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What about you?
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#lisboa #lisbonportugal #visitlisboa #visitportugal #iamatraveller #tcsworldtravel #traveldeeper #portugal_em_fotos #passionpassport #tlpicks #iamatraveler
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Spinning the globe on this #TravelTuesday to share this image from Lisbon, Portugal that I captured in 2017 while working in Europe as a staff member for a private jet journey. Two nights in Lisbon weren’t even close to long enough to satisfy my hunger for the city of tiled buildings and cobbled streets. I’ve dreamt of returning ever since.
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Especially since our itinerary didn’t include seeing nearly as many of the famed tile buildings as I might have liked. I’ve had a thing for decorative tile since long before it was trendy. And yet, at the same time, it was very me. The days we did spend in Lisboa. If you’ve followed me for a long time then you know I don’t visit a place only to hit its highlights or its most famous landmarks. My thirst for travel is only sated by authentic interactions with locals, with the kind of meals that aren’t on a menu that’s in English AND in the native language and I don’t want to share the same photo of a place that you’ve seen on 100 other Instagram feeds.
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The more I travel, the more I long for the moments no one else is sharing. As a photographer AND as a traveler, it’s those glimpses of a destination that I crave more than anything.
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What about you?
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#lisboa #lisbonportugal #visitlisboa #visitportugal #iamatraveller #tcsworldtravel #traveldeeper #portugal_em_fotos #passionpassport #tlpicks #iamatraveler
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This seaside tower in Laguna Beach apparently got its name from a wealthy eccentric who would dress like a pirate and hide coins among its stones, or so says its page on Atlas Obscura. Built in 1926 by William E. Brown, and rumored to have at one time belonged to Bette Midler, the 60-foot tower you see in this photo reaches from the edge of the water up to the top of the cliff to its accompanying private home built in the Norman-style. Inside the tower is a staircase for the owners to use for beach access. Popularly called ‘The Pirate Tower’, which is a moniker it received from the second owner of the estate - retired naval captain Harold Kendrick - it’s accessible from Victoria Beach when the tide is low. @dante.vincent and I were there this weekend for sunset, when I shot this, and we didn’t have the spot to ourselves. It’s popular for engagement and maternity shoots but this time it had also drawn French photographer @timgrenard. (Nice to meet you, Tim!) Like so many  spots made popular online that draw a lot of people - who seem to care very little about the fact that the tower itself is part of private property and there are houses immediately above - making lots of noise and being disruptive, which is rude to the people who call this beach home. I even saw people trying to break into the locked gate or attempting to climb the tower. So as much as I want to continue to share beautiful places like this, I will always do so with the note that if you’re going to visit, please do so with respect for not only other people but also the environment itself and the owners of any place you visit. Don’t leave trash, don’t carve in rock or graffiti any surfaces. Don’t attempt to access private property. Take only pictures and leave only footprints!
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Shot handheld on my @SonyAlpha a7RII with the 35mm f/2.8 lens, ISO 100, f/20 @ 1/6 sec
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#piratetower #lagunabeach #victoriabeach #visitcalifornia #mylagunabeach #orangecounty #sonyalphafemale #sonya7rii #atlasobscura
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This seaside tower in Laguna Beach apparently got its name from a wealthy eccentric who would dress like a pirate and hide coins among its stones, or so says its page on Atlas Obscura. Built in 1926 by William E. Brown, and rumored to have at one time belonged to Bette Midler, the 60-foot tower you see in this photo reaches from the edge of the water up to the top of the cliff to its accompanying private home built in the Norman-style. Inside the tower is a staircase for the owners to use for beach access. Popularly called ‘The Pirate Tower’, which is a moniker it received from the second owner of the estate - retired naval captain Harold Kendrick - it’s accessible from Victoria Beach when the tide is low. @dante.vincent and I were there this weekend for sunset, when I shot this, and we didn’t have the spot to ourselves. It’s popular for engagement and maternity shoots but this time it had also drawn French photographer @timgrenard. (Nice to meet you, Tim!) Like so many spots made popular online that draw a lot of people - who seem to care very little about the fact that the tower itself is part of private property and there are houses immediately above - making lots of noise and being disruptive, which is rude to the people who call this beach home. I even saw people trying to break into the locked gate or attempting to climb the tower. So as much as I want to continue to share beautiful places like this, I will always do so with the note that if you’re going to visit, please do so with respect for not only other people but also the environment itself and the owners of any place you visit. Don’t leave trash, don’t carve in rock or graffiti any surfaces. Don’t attempt to access private property. Take only pictures and leave only footprints!
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Shot handheld on my @SonyAlpha a7RII with the 35mm f/2.8 lens, ISO 100, f/20 1/6 sec
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#piratetower #lagunabeach #victoriabeach #visitcalifornia #mylagunabeach #orangecounty #sonyalphafemale #sonya7rii #atlasobscura
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! ☘️ I was in Dublin two years ago today celebrating with Guinness, which has been my favorite beer since I could legally drink, and it’s a celebration I still think about to this day. I can’t count how many times I heard, “On March 17th, everyone’s Irish” as we danced and drank and hugged and laughed and told stories in the streets and in the pubs and at the Guinness Storehouse. It seemed more like a celebration of friendship and unity - where truly all were welcome - than any other holiday I’ve celebrated in a foreign country. And if that spirit isn’t what the world needs more of then I don’t know what will heal us. So if you love this holiday but you’ve never celebrated it in Dublin, consider changing that for 2020.
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Are you Irish? Do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? 💚
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I’ll be back in Ireland next month and this time I’ll get to be outside Dublin to see more of the beautiful countryside. I truly can’t wait.
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#stpatricksday #dublinireland #visitdublin #march17th #stpattysday #guinnessbeer #dublinmydarling #thisisdublin
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Happy St. Patrick’s Day! ☘️ I was in Dublin two years ago today celebrating with Guinness, which has been my favorite beer since I could legally drink, and it’s a celebration I still think about to this day. I can’t count how many times I heard, “On March 17th, everyone’s Irish” as we danced and drank and hugged and laughed and told stories in the streets and in the pubs and at the Guinness Storehouse. It seemed more like a celebration of friendship and unity - where truly all were welcome - than any other holiday I’ve celebrated in a foreign country. And if that spirit isn’t what the world needs more of then I don’t know what will heal us. So if you love this holiday but you’ve never celebrated it in Dublin, consider changing that for 2020.
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Are you Irish? Do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? 💚
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I’ll be back in Ireland next month and this time I’ll get to be outside Dublin to see more of the beautiful countryside. I truly can’t wait.
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#stpatricksday #dublinireland #visitdublin #march17th #stpattysday #guinnessbeer #dublinmydarling #thisisdublin
Ok be honest and raise your hand if you totally freaked out while @instagram and Facebook were down yesterday?
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I did for a while because I thought I was personally locked out accounts that are a large part of my business.
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Then immediately when I saw messages from friends on Twitter saying it was down for them as well - I breathed a sigh of relief and found myself wishing I could be outdoors, offline, in a moment like this one that I captured on assignment for @adventure.travel_ & @visitcalifornia. I don’t ever feel time outdoors is wasted. And it’s particularly not when it’s on the coast of California because our coast is hecka gorgeous.
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Alas, I had a lot of work to do yesterday that didn’t rely on any apps working for me. So I stayed indoors and did it.
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And relished the one day that I could let myself off the hook, not feel guilty or weird about feeling as if I don’t have much to say here anymore, or photos just right enough that they’ll be liked by the algorithm..... it was nice.
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I hope your day was too. ♥️
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#highway1 #californiacoastline #getoutside #instagramdown #visitcalifornia #discovertheusa #roadtripusa #californianas #californiaadventure
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Ok be honest and raise your hand if you totally freaked out while @instagram and Facebook were down yesterday?
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I did for a while because I thought I was personally locked out accounts that are a large part of my business.
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Then immediately when I saw messages from friends on Twitter saying it was down for them as well - I breathed a sigh of relief and found myself wishing I could be outdoors, offline, in a moment like this one that I captured on assignment for @adventure.travel_ & @visitcalifornia. I don’t ever feel time outdoors is wasted. And it’s particularly not when it’s on the coast of California because our coast is hecka gorgeous.
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Alas, I had a lot of work to do yesterday that didn’t rely on any apps working for me. So I stayed indoors and did it.
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And relished the one day that I could let myself off the hook, not feel guilty or weird about feeling as if I don’t have much to say here anymore, or photos just right enough that they’ll be liked by the algorithm..... it was nice.
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I hope your day was too. ♥️
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#highway1 #californiacoastline #getoutside #instagramdown #visitcalifornia #discovertheusa #roadtripusa #californianas #californiaadventure
For my overnight in Santa Barbara with Focus Features this week, hosted but unpaid, we stayed at @rcbacarasantabarbara. Bacara was honored as one of the Top Resorts in Southern California in @cntraveler’s 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards. Rain poured down on us for almost our entire time on property and we weren’t actually there much, except to sleep. But I had to capture a photo or two of the beautiful Spanish Mission-inspired architecture similar to that which has thrilled me since my first ever visit to Southern California. I’m longing to return for a proper stay. If that happens, I’d attend their complimentary happy hour on the patio with its fireplace and twinkle lights under soaring palm trees, to sample California wines. Or indulge in the spa and outdoor pools, the larger of which is designed so perfectly that the edge of the pool merges with the horizon of the sea just beyond. While I was disappointed by how much plastic the resort uses, which could easily [but perhaps not cheaply] be replaced with more eco-friendly alternatives, I was thrilled to see Ritz-Carlton partnered with local Chumash artisans and herbalists to create the Chumash Nature Trail. It’s a self-guided trail that hugs the coastline for a while and features descriptive signs explaining the use of specific plants in the indigenous group’s culture. Inside the hotel just off the lobby, there’s also a wonderfully-curated exhibit with artifacts, stories and even video that explains more about the Chumash people whose ancestral land Santa Barbara occupies. The resort also offers Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment programming for children and adults.
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#RCMemories #RCBacara #rcbacarasantabarbara #SantaBarbara #RitzCarlton #SeeSB
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For my overnight in Santa Barbara with Focus Features this week, hosted but unpaid, we stayed at @rcbacarasantabarbara. Bacara was honored as one of the Top Resorts in Southern California in @cntraveler ’s 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards. Rain poured down on us for almost our entire time on property and we weren’t actually there much, except to sleep. But I had to capture a photo or two of the beautiful Spanish Mission-inspired architecture similar to that which has thrilled me since my first ever visit to Southern California. I’m longing to return for a proper stay. If that happens, I’d attend their complimentary happy hour on the patio with its fireplace and twinkle lights under soaring palm trees, to sample California wines. Or indulge in the spa and outdoor pools, the larger of which is designed so perfectly that the edge of the pool merges with the horizon of the sea just beyond. While I was disappointed by how much plastic the resort uses, which could easily [but perhaps not cheaply] be replaced with more eco-friendly alternatives, I was thrilled to see Ritz-Carlton partnered with local Chumash artisans and herbalists to create the Chumash Nature Trail. It’s a self-guided trail that hugs the coastline for a while and features descriptive signs explaining the use of specific plants in the indigenous group’s culture. Inside the hotel just off the lobby, there’s also a wonderfully-curated exhibit with artifacts, stories and even video that explains more about the Chumash people whose ancestral land Santa Barbara occupies. The resort also offers Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment programming for children and adults.
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#RCMemories #RCBacara #rcbacarasantabarbara #SantaBarbara #RitzCarlton #SeeSB
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Yesterday, Chris Burkard shared a post where he said, “It feels like the more we talk the less the words mean. I, for one, look forward to the silence the outdoors can bring...” I‘m pretty sure he wasn’t talking about Highway 1 when he wrote that caption but I instantly thought of it. It’s the driving equivalent of a hike into back country. There’s so little development along large portions of the famed drive, save the road itself, that you can forget the stress of life in a city and feel so much closer to nature without needing the kind of outdoor experience that I think prohibits a lot of people from being out in nature more. Or even just caring about the planet period. The noise of the car itself fades away on a drive like this and you hear instead the sound of waves, of birds, of the wind that you can’t see but you sure can feel. Even the sunshine feels like it has a quiet melody. It’s drives like this that helped me think about the planet as a place I wanted to save, not just experience. I’ll never forget the first time I saw this scene before there was Instagram and before I began working in travel.
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#visitcalifornia #highway1 #bigsurcoast #californiacoastline #epicroadtrip #shotoniphone #exploretocreate
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Yesterday, Chris Burkard shared a post where he said, “It feels like the more we talk the less the words mean. I, for one, look forward to the silence the outdoors can bring...” I‘m pretty sure he wasn’t talking about Highway 1 when he wrote that caption but I instantly thought of it. It’s the driving equivalent of a hike into back country. There’s so little development along large portions of the famed drive, save the road itself, that you can forget the stress of life in a city and feel so much closer to nature without needing the kind of outdoor experience that I think prohibits a lot of people from being out in nature more. Or even just caring about the planet period. The noise of the car itself fades away on a drive like this and you hear instead the sound of waves, of birds, of the wind that you can’t see but you sure can feel. Even the sunshine feels like it has a quiet melody. It’s drives like this that helped me think about the planet as a place I wanted to save, not just experience. I’ll never forget the first time I saw this scene before there was Instagram and before I began working in travel.
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#visitcalifornia #highway1 #bigsurcoast #californiacoastline #epicroadtrip #shotoniphone #exploretocreate
My Francophile heart was so happy to be in French-speaking Québec last week, being hosted by Volkswagen, to test 4Motion on the Golf, Atlas and Tiguan vehicles. Bonfires, ice cocktails, snow banks taller than me and maple syrup on a stick contributed to the feeling that I was experiencing winter as a child all over again. It was so much like February growing up in Vermont when my mum drove a VW bug. That burnt orange convertible wouldn’t hold a candle to the tech in the vehicles we drove on frozen lakes and snow roads now but it sure was a sweet little car. As we drove these new VWs, I was amazed at how far safety has evolved in automobiles in my few decades on this planet. Even for those of us experienced in purposely putting a car through its paces and hitting that very edge of control (thank you @verenamei for that training!), there was never even a hint of our safety being in question because of today’s @VW engineering. It was both so much fun and also hilariously frustrating in a good way. And I’m choosing to share the experience because I believe in the future of VW. They have some seriously lofty goals to ramp up production and distribution of electric cars and I’m so on board for that. As someone who loves to drive, but also loves the planet, I’ll be first in line to own a car that’s as fun as these were to drive but also environmentally responsible.
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Thanks for reuniting me with @hejdoll plus allowing me to meet @jeanatravels, @waleedsokkar, @sidneyhoffmann & more, VW. And thanks for the mega comfy ride to/from Montreal in the yet to go on sale Arteon - it’s a mega fancy whip that had me wishing I was in the market to buy the day it’s released.
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Video footage courtesy of and copyright @volkswagen / VWusa
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#vwlove #vw4motion #volkswagen #testdriver #vwdaily #agirlsguidetocars #quebecoriginal #hotelsacacomie
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My Francophile heart was so happy to be in French-speaking Québec last week, being hosted by Volkswagen, to test 4Motion on the Golf, Atlas and Tiguan vehicles. Bonfires, ice cocktails, snow banks taller than me and maple syrup on a stick contributed to the feeling that I was experiencing winter as a child all over again. It was so much like February growing up in Vermont when my mum drove a VW bug. That burnt orange convertible wouldn’t hold a candle to the tech in the vehicles we drove on frozen lakes and snow roads now but it sure was a sweet little car. As we drove these new VWs, I was amazed at how far safety has evolved in automobiles in my few decades on this planet. Even for those of us experienced in purposely putting a car through its paces and hitting that very edge of control (thank you @verenamei for that training!), there was never even a hint of our safety being in question because of today’s @VW engineering. It was both so much fun and also hilariously frustrating in a good way. And I’m choosing to share the experience because I believe in the future of VW. They have some seriously lofty goals to ramp up production and distribution of electric cars and I’m so on board for that. As someone who loves to drive, but also loves the planet, I’ll be first in line to own a car that’s as fun as these were to drive but also environmentally responsible.
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Thanks for reuniting me with @hejdoll plus allowing me to meet @jeanatravels , @waleedsokkar , @sidneyhoffmann & more, VW. And thanks for the mega comfy ride to/from Montreal in the yet to go on sale Arteon - it’s a mega fancy whip that had me wishing I was in the market to buy the day it’s released.
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Video footage courtesy of and copyright @volkswagen / VWusa
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#vwlove #vw4motion #volkswagen #testdriver #vwdaily #agirlsguidetocars #quebecoriginal #hotelsacacomie
As I departed LAX to fly to Québec this week, there was a moment where I had the most profound sense of gratefulness for the fact that I can live in California. A state that is home to this spot off Highway 1, one of the most beautiful scenic drives in the United States. One of my favorite drives anywhere in the world in fact, even though I’ve been to more than 50 countries. The longer @dante.vincent & I live in California, the more grateful I find myself becoming.
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But speaking of drives I’m excited to be back in Canada, which is a country I have really come to love, driving around with @vw this week. This is my first time being in Quebec as an adult outside of Montréal and I can’t wait to share with you what I’m experiencing deep in a winter wonderland two and a half hours outside of the city. The snowdrifts are as tall as houses and the cold will actually take your breath away, but now that I know I get to return home to sunny California when this is over — winter has taken on a whole new fun meaning for me!
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#CaliforniaWild #highway1california #highway1 #roadtripcalifornia #mcwayfalls #californiahighway1 #visittheusa #discovertheusa #usaroadtrip #shotoniphone
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As I departed LAX to fly to Québec this week, there was a moment where I had the most profound sense of gratefulness for the fact that I can live in California. A state that is home to this spot off Highway 1, one of the most beautiful scenic drives in the United States. One of my favorite drives anywhere in the world in fact, even though I’ve been to more than 50 countries. The longer @dante.vincent & I live in California, the more grateful I find myself becoming.
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But speaking of drives I’m excited to be back in Canada, which is a country I have really come to love, driving around with @vw this week. This is my first time being in Quebec as an adult outside of Montréal and I can’t wait to share with you what I’m experiencing deep in a winter wonderland two and a half hours outside of the city. The snowdrifts are as tall as houses and the cold will actually take your breath away, but now that I know I get to return home to sunny California when this is over — winter has taken on a whole new fun meaning for me!
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#CaliforniaWild #highway1california #highway1 #roadtripcalifornia #mcwayfalls #californiahighway1 #visittheusa #discovertheusa #usaroadtrip #shotoniphone
Happy Valentine’s Day! Just a little pop of red from the city of love for you.
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And when I say “city of love”, I don’t just mean romantic. It was the site of the biggest trip I ever took for self love, it’s been a place for family love and of course romantic love. @dante.vincent and I had our 4th date in Paris, family members have gotten engaged in Paris and it’s undeniably associated with this time of year seemingly around the world.
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Where are you celebrating today? Any kind of love, even if it’s just the love you make sure to give yourself! That’s some of the most important kind of love because we can’t love others if we don’t love ourselves. 😉
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No matter what, I hope it’s a great day for you wherever you are. ♥️💋
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Happy Valentine’s Day! Just a little pop of red from the city of love for you.
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And when I say “city of love”, I don’t just mean romantic. It was the site of the biggest trip I ever took for self love, it’s been a place for family love and of course romantic love. @dante.vincent and I had our 4th date in Paris, family members have gotten engaged in Paris and it’s undeniably associated with this time of year seemingly around the world.
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Where are you celebrating today? Any kind of love, even if it’s just the love you make sure to give yourself! That’s some of the most important kind of love because we can’t love others if we don’t love ourselves. 😉
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No matter what, I hope it’s a great day for you wherever you are. ♥️💋
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Back home in Los Angeles after one of the most physically and mentally exhausting jobs I’ve ever shot as a photographer, with more work still to come and months before I can share what I was working on. It’s been cold in Southern California, cold for California I should say. And yet every time I shudder from the chill, I force myself to look around and I end up smiling. It’s so green here from the larger than normal amount of rain we have had and the chill I’ve felt is so easy to remedy whereas the feeling of cold that always seeped into my bones out East seemed to become a permanent resident in my body all winter long. Plus there’s talk that all this rain and these colder than normal days will actually lead us to have one of the most beautiful Super Blooms ever to grace the hills and meadows of California. And that, for a photographer like me, is very much something to be grateful for.
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What are you grateful for on this Monday morning?
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#cityofangels #goldenhourvibes #losangelessunset #discoverla #sonyalpha #gratefulmindset #gratefulheart #sonyimages #sonya7rii #mondaymotivations
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Back home in Los Angeles after one of the most physically and mentally exhausting jobs I’ve ever shot as a photographer, with more work still to come and months before I can share what I was working on. It’s been cold in Southern California, cold for California I should say. And yet every time I shudder from the chill, I force myself to look around and I end up smiling. It’s so green here from the larger than normal amount of rain we have had and the chill I’ve felt is so easy to remedy whereas the feeling of cold that always seeped into my bones out East seemed to become a permanent resident in my body all winter long. Plus there’s talk that all this rain and these colder than normal days will actually lead us to have one of the most beautiful Super Blooms ever to grace the hills and meadows of California. And that, for a photographer like me, is very much something to be grateful for.
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What are you grateful for on this Monday morning?
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#cityofangels #goldenhourvibes #losangelessunset #discoverla #sonyalpha #gratefulmindset #gratefulheart #sonyimages #sonya7rii #mondaymotivations
Currently shooting an assignment that I won’t be able to talk about for a while so instead of an Instagram, here’s a latergram from Paris. Because Paris is, in the words of Sabrina, always a good idea.
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Shot this looking through a window at le Louvre during one of the many times I’ve visited the museum and practically ran through some of the galleries before they closed to capture that late afternoon light that baths the facade in such a warm glow. I never mind the rushing though. For I’ve taken my time before. I’ll take my time again one day.
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A bartender asked me yesterday what my very favorite place I’ve visited is. The most popular question to ask someone who works in travel. And the hardest to answer. I can’t pick just one place. I have to share a list. And France is always on the list for me. It always will be.
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What’s a place like that for you? That you’ll always want to go back to...
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#louvremuseum #lelouvre #parisjetaime #parismylove #myparis #parisismyhometown #wellalwayshaveparis #museumarchitecture #🇫🇷paris #paris🇫🇷❤️
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Currently shooting an assignment that I won’t be able to talk about for a while so instead of an Instagram, here’s a latergram from Paris. Because Paris is, in the words of Sabrina, always a good idea.
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Shot this looking through a window at le Louvre during one of the many times I’ve visited the museum and practically ran through some of the galleries before they closed to capture that late afternoon light that baths the facade in such a warm glow. I never mind the rushing though. For I’ve taken my time before. I’ll take my time again one day.
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A bartender asked me yesterday what my very favorite place I’ve visited is. The most popular question to ask someone who works in travel. And the hardest to answer. I can’t pick just one place. I have to share a list. And France is always on the list for me. It always will be.
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What’s a place like that for you? That you’ll always want to go back to...
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#louvremuseum #lelouvre #parisjetaime #parismylove #myparis #parisismyhometown #wellalwayshaveparis #museumarchitecture #🇫🇷paris #paris🇫🇷❤️

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