At some point in the first half of 2017 I decided to leave Asheville and move to Petaluma, California to be with my boyfriend Forrest. Exchanging the east coast for the west pulled my heart in a million different directions as I left behind so much in the mountains of North Carolina. Good friends, good food, epic skies and mountains. I couldn't have done it without my amazing community, my friends, the love and patience of Forrest, and the realization that even when things are good, they can still move forward into something new and bigger. Thanks to everyone who helped me land safely in Petaluma.
Left: My parents who helped me with a million logistics, but also helped me climb some mountains one final time. Right: Balsam in late August. Golden rod in the golden hour.
Left: One last "we're really good at taking pictures" picture with Ele and Buck. Right: My crew doing sunset right.
Left: On the road sneaking west. Right: Koa in the 22' Penske with an entire letterpress studio in tow.
Left: Somewhere in West Texas. Right: Southern Central California at day's end.
We decided to take a pit stop at the Grand Canyon. Because. The Grand Canyon.
Left: Grand Canyon (with my new dreamy I never want to go anywhere without it backpack from Amber Jensen) Right: On the road.
Left: Trying to drive to a crater that costs $2398 to view. In which we turned around and said "thank you no" Right: Forrest took me to stare at the bay once in California. A little windy.
The Penske unloaded into the new studio. Everything on solid ground in one piece!