Last week I had the pleasure of shooting a surprise elopement between two friends of mine. After many months of planning an elaborate wedding and stress levels weighing down the joy, Rachael and Cameron decided to bite the bullet and say, “Screw it. Let’s just do it now!” Those are my kind of happy endings; the…… Continue reading Meet the Hagas
Thank you. Thank you for giving me life and the freedom to do whatever I wanted with it. You never clipped my wings the way that many other parents do. You never thought any dream was impossible for me to achieve and you taught me how to live with my entire heart. You taught me…… Continue reading Dear mama
The Cosmas clan has been under the weather as of late (not excluding the pups). We are a very stubborn bunch over here, refusing to waste precious daylight on lounging in bed when we could instead be outdoors, doing any various activities- for him, usually skateboarding; for me, gardening or taking photos. Anything, really. Warm seasons…… Continue reading Spicy potato leek soup
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veHUZMoKObc This song has been everything to me for the past few weeks. I had a miniature breakdown not too long ago (don’t worry, it happens a lot) and just in the nick of time, Pandora reminded me of a song I hadn’t heard in well over a year. “What if our hard work ends in…… Continue reading Stay gold
Being home has been incredibly hard these past two weeks. All of the struggles of daily life become a blur while you’re away. It’s amazing, really. Just as a vacation doesn’t last, neither does the ability to forget about your troubles. You arrive home and everything comes back into focus. The kitchen, like always, has…… Continue reading Grain salads: three ways!
Growing up in a society that constantly dehumanizes and shames people for having emotions or contrasting viewpoints isn’t easy. Gaining the ability to stop the naysayers from affecting you also feels impossible at times. Usually, when I talk about post-travel depression, I get the same response: a forced face of understanding, sometimes followed by a…… Continue reading Post-travel depression
After four flights, a three hour road trip of getting lost beyond belief (even with GPS and paper directions), we made it to the rich coast. The very second we stepped off the plane, we were greeted with vibrant smiles, faces that screamed bon vivant, Spanish accents and that one of a kind attitude that hurt…… Continue reading Costa Rica 2017