This year was my first year attending the Arizona State Fair. I usually never attend these types of fair due to how overpriced everything is, but because I never shot at a fair before, I decided why not! I went to the fair with two photographers, Dreylon and Alyssa. We decided to go on the last day of the fair, which we ran into a lot of other creatives in the community. We also got cotton candy that was twice the size of my head! (Best $6 ever spent)!
One of my favorite things about the fair is the food! In addition to the massive cotton candy, they had funnel cakes, fried twinkies, oreos, etc. I didn’t bring a lot of money on me, which is a good and bad thing. Good thing: I couldn’t spend any more of my saving. Bad thing: I wanted to eat more food. I also wish we had time to go on the rides but it was fine, especially considering how last minute the shoot was. Nonetheless, hope you guys love these images!
Summer 2017 was probably the most productive summer EVER. This summer I decided to work full-time at a nail salon and took on two internships. On top of that, I had the opportunity to work as a content curator for a jewelry company. I’m extremely grateful for everything and everyone, and every opportunity I had this summer.
This was the start of my summer. With Mother’s Day and Memorial Day weekend, I was driving back and forth between Tucson and Phoenix visiting my family. This month was a roller coaster. I started one of my internships and I also had to say good bye to someone who was special to me.
June. This month, I began working 5-6 days a week at the nail salon and my second internship started. In addition, I went on a California trip with my family and was able to shoot with some local photographers in LA. I also had a couple of interviews for social media positions but I didn’t get any of them. Nonetheless, I was still grateful that they would even consider me and given me the opportunity to interview for me. This month, I had the chance to work with 18 photographers. The amount of content I had planned out and schedule for on my social media platform was overwhelming but definitely worth it!
July. In July, I was working nonstop. If I wasn’t at work, I was at a meeting or a shoot. I also signed my first apartment lease and I didn’t think I’d ever become this independent in my life. Growing up, I relied on my mom HEAVILY. I started working and saving up in order to pay for rent, gas, food, and school, which I’m proud to say that I’m ALMOST financially independent. In July, I also started working for a jewelry company and I am seriously obsessed with them. They have THE cutest jewelry pieces ever and I kid you not, I wear their pieces on the daily.
I’m happy to be where I am with my social media, but I still have a lot of room for improvement. I’m hoping to take my blog even further than where it is right now, as well as my YouTube and Instagram accounts. I know this probably doesn’t seem like a lot to some people, but it was definitely the most I’ve taken on. I am so excited to share with you guys all the collaborations and projects I have coming up.
This is my second time shooting at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Arts and I honestly love this place. If you haven’t check out this exhibit yet, I definitely recommend going on Thursdays when it’s free or after 5 pm on Fridays and Saturdays