Friday, September 12, 2014

Mile High City

I had the opportunity to take a trip out to Denver, Colorado this past week and fell in love with the city! The city sits a mile above sea level! There are so many fun things to do at virtually no cost! I was also able to see my brother, Ryan whom I haven't seen in a whole eight years! Crazy right? That is just way to long not see your siblings!  My brother Jared just recently relocated to Denver also. So now I have both of my brothers in the same place! My mom and I were flying my Niece, Jorden out there to help my brother enroll her in school and get her all set up! I was able to stay for a whole nine days! Here are a few things I got to see and do during my stay in Denver, CO. I hope you enjoy! 

The first thing we checked out was Hammond's Candy Factory. They give free tours every weekend and at the end they even give you a free piece of candy! How cool is that? We were able to get there by the light rail train, bus and taxi. It was an adventure finding our way that's for sure! Jorden was absolutely amazed! She has decided that she wants to be a "Candy Maker" when she grows up!

The next day we decided to drive up to Golden Gate Canyon State Park! After driving all the way up in the mountains we were able to enjoy stunning mountain views! I must say, I could get used to the smell of crisp mountain air and scenery to die for! It was absolutely amazing! I am planning a camping trip next time I visit Colorado!

My brother Ryan and I decided to go biking around the city. Denver B Cycle provides bicycles and parking racks all over the city. You can rent one for just $8.00. I got to bike the entire city and see everything! What a great way to get around! The fact that you can get to around by bicycle, skateboard, bus, train and taxi is all very convenient!
A tribute to the unforgettable Robin Williams!

Capitol Hill

Art is EVERYWHERE in Denver. Makes me Happy!
World Trade Center- Denver, CO.
Everyone is so friendly, even the squirrels!

If you ever have a chance to visit beautiful Colorado, I suggest you do! The scenery is amazingly beautiful and there is such an array of different types of people that live in the city and all around. I will be planning a trip back in the very short future! 
XoX- Azurea

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Sadler House

 A few weeks ago I drove up to Birmingham for the day! So of course I had to squeeze in a photo shoot while I was there! Jon Steen and I have been wanting to shoot together for awhile, so it was nice to finally meet up and work together! The location he picked was just outside Birmingham in a little town called McCalla. The Sadler house was a charming old home built between 1817 and 1820. Needless to say it was the perfect spot for a photo shoot! We got a little rain in the process but we didn't let that stop us! We had a great time exploring the Sadler house! Jon is incredibly talented and it was such a pleasure shooting with him! There is even still old furniture and decor in the upstairs of the house. I made a new friend and also got these great pictures for my portfolio! 

 To learn more about The Sadler House visit this link: Sadler House  
Check out Jon Steen's website for the full set and more of his work: Jon Steen Photography
All photos by: Jon Steen



Monday, May 12, 2014

The Goat Farm

A couple of weekends ago, I had the opportunity to shoot with Max Eremine in Atlanta, GA.
We shot inside of his studio which is located in a very interesting location, The Goat Farm. Upon my arrival, I discovered that indeed it literally is a farm with animals roaming freely! I felt right at home immediately, it was almost if I had never even left Alabama! The Goat Farm operates as a center for contemporary art and performance. It is filled with 19th century industrial buildings throughout, which houses a vast variety of studios for artist, designers, photographers, and different creative entities. For this shoot, I decided to shoot completely raw. That means NO makeup. Period. I was super stoked on how the photos turned out! A big Thanks to Max for my amazing pictures!!! We worked great together and I cannot wait to shoot with him again in the future! Here are a few of the final edited images he captured of me.

It was a total blast shooting with Max! You can check out more of his work on this website :
Also, Follow him on instagram to keep up with his work : Insta Max

All photos taken by: Max Eremine

Monday, March 24, 2014

Peace, Love and Vintage

I just wrapped up another fabulous photo shoot with Sassy Sister !
I always enjoy shooting with Kim, because you never know what
she is going to pull out of her amazing vintage closet!

We took a little drive on this beautiful day down
to a few interesting locations Kim had in mind.

A totally groovy 1970's  maxi dress.
The glasses were amazing!

 Another 70's hippie dress! The embroidery
detail on this dress is beautiful!

 A 70's seafoam wrap dress!
I would have loved to take this jem home with me!

This outfit was absolutely precious!
Orange neck tie blouse with semi sheer skirt.

A Mid 1960's preppy sweater dress and jacket!

Photography & Styling by: Kim Thomas

It's always an adventure shooting with Kim!
You can find all of these vintage clothes and more on Kim's etsy shop: Sassy Sister Vintage
Follow her on facebook to keep up with the latest additions to her store: Sassy Sister Facebook

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Open Doors

 I was so lucky to have the chance to shoot with Justin R. Popp in Birmingham this past weekend. It was a last minute and totally spontaneous photo shoot. We hit it off instantly and work great together! Justin really captured my personality and style. Not to mention, he had a great location that was just a stone throw away from his apartment. After scaling a huge hill and realizing I am completely out of shape, we reach the location and are ready to get started shooting. It was the perfect time of the day and we couldn't have asked for better lighting. Here are a few of the photos we captured...

I casually check to see if the door was open and to our surprise it was! 
So we hopped in!

Check out Justin's website : Justin Popp
You can follow him on instagram for more awesome work here: Become The Change