I spent a recent Saturday afternoon trying to keep up with these guys on swings, sliding boards, and scooters…I didn’t come close. But it was a great way to spend a perfect afternoon. Tricia and Jack, thank you for inviting me along for the ride!
3 cities. 3 days. 3 baseball games. Just like last year. Except this time around Jesse D, Jesse J, and I made the trip to Philly, my hometown of Baltimore, and our nation’s capital (ok, I didn’t actually make it to Philly, but the other guys did). Although we’ve graduated from playing doubleheaders every Saturday to complaining about the heat in the stands, its just as much fun. Especially when the O’s get the W.
It seems like whether we connect in person or on the phone, my dad and I inevitably end up in some sort of IT session for our personal electronics (in other words, I come by it honestly). I’m so thankful that he and I had time together today, and that my grandfather let us occupy him all afternoon.
Shauna is all about fitness. And hip-hop. And UnderArmourWomen. And Stanford. But mostly fitness. She and I have collaborated before, and its always led to some of my favorite work. When I saw this space, I knew right away that I’d want to photograph Shauna here. So last weekend she brought the energy, the poses, the TRX, the pull-ups, and, as always, plenty of gear from her sponsor, Under Armour. I showed up with a camera.
Shauna, thanks for doing one more handstand just so I can get the perfect shot. And for being such a great friend.
This weekend we traveled to the east coast with extremely heavy hearts to celebrate the lives of a good friend, Tanji, and her son, Evan. Tanji was a great woman and an even more incredible mother. She could bring people together like very few I’ve ever met. Yesterday was no exception, as hundreds of us gathered in her honor. Though we mourned, we did it together, remembering how fortunate we were to have had Tanji and Evan in our lives. One of my aunts recently said to me, “People want you there for the good times, but need you there for the bad times.” We needed one another yesterday. But it was also a great chance to appreciate and nourish lifelong friendships. On Saturday, we spent a beautiful afternoon with some of my closest friend in the world. Just being together. We ate, we talked, we remembered Tanji. And we even found a way to laugh between the tears.