GUATEMALA 2016 #2 | THE LIFE OF TESS

Rain like you've never experienced. 

Heat like you've never felt. 

Sweet faces.

The Luck Dragon dog and Jurassic Park adventures. 

A COURT OF THORNS & ROSES | LIFESTYLE

The meeting of creative minds can be explosive and I'm sitting here trying to come up with the words that will do this collaboration justice.

Kristina, the creative genius behind this awesome shoot, is the book nerd behind Beauty and Heartbreak and is also one of the talented makeup artists at Maud. This shoot was inspired by one of her recent reads, A Court of Thorns and Roses. She wanted to create the main character and what started out as just a simple studio shoot, turned into a "nah, we've got to take this outside" shoot.

We brought in one of my favorite models to shoot, Haley and on a recent meeting of a new up and coming Spokane florist, Desiree, from Briar and Bloom.

Desiree went above and beyond what we envisioned. Seriously, this girl is legit. We threw her a couple of ideas and then just let her have creative freedom. The crown was perfect and not to mention she was a great reflector holder.

I love natural light so much because it's unpredictable and ever changing. The light was all over the place and I loved utilizing what we were given. I don't usually use a reflector either, but gold was a big part of our inspiration and wanted to throw some warm tones in there.

We knew we needed to document this whole process, so not only do you get to see the final product, but a behind the scenes video!

Happy Friday!

THE LIFE OF TESS | PERSONAL

Oh 2015, what a trip you have been.

This last week I have been reminding myself of what life has been like in the last 12 months and I’m truly blown away and humbled and incredibly excited for 2016 (and maybe a little terrified too).
 

Thank you so much to all of those who have been a part of #thelifeoftess and for continuously supporting and loving me through this adventure.