Molly.

I have been settling well back home in California. Being around familiar faces and my family has truly been a blessing. Here are some shots from a recent photoshoot I did of an amazing young model named, Molly.

The shoot was effortless! Just 3 gals playing dress up and making magic happen:) Make-up artist extraordinaire and my twin is responsible for the amazing make-up AND hair. (YASSS)

Follow Jasmine Cardenas and her amazing make up artistry  on Instagram at @jasminecardenasmua

Follow Molly and her modeling adventures on Instagram at @ihatemollydoll

 

 

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A new tune and video starring my favorite city. le sigh. <3

 

This video captures how I see San Francisco. The beautiful people, places and that amazing, crips, golden light. I love you, San Francisco, CA. Great song, Day.

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Back in the Swing of Things.

I have been on a “shooting” hiatus for the last year. Being pregnant and a now a new mom is a full time job. I am now finding my groove and as a new momma, I feel like my heart is completely whole and I feel so inspired. Here are a few (overdue) shots I wanted to share. I hope you enjoy.

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Maggie

Maggie and her first days home while Mama visited from California. I’ll always cherish this time.

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We are pleased to announce…

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Fall is approaching.

It’s almost time for my favorite season. Fall. A lot of great things on the horizon, and the biggest event of all, the birth of our baby girl. I have been laying low and leisurely shooting. Pregnancy is hardwork!

 

Here are a few shots I took around Baltimore today at the Farmer’s Market. It’s been a great Sunday so far. I hope you enjoy.

 

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oh, California.

It’s been awhile and i’ve been neglecting this site but with good reason. I’ve been busy with my unborn child. Yes, I am happy to announce we are expecting! We are overjoyed. I’ll share more pictures of my progress as my tummy gets bigger and now that I have more energy, I am feeling more inspired.

Lucas and I took a trip to California to celebrate my sister’s graduation. We also wanted to enjoy sometime with our loved ones,  to take in the beauty, and the food of home before our little one arrives. Here are some shots I took with my new Leica. I hope you enjoy and see my love of my home. It has been wonderful here in Baltimore and we are nearing 5 years. But I must say, as I am preparing myself as a new mom, I remembering where I grew up and am getting homesick.

The people, the food, the culture. It will always be home to me. Gosh, I love California.

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Dress up time!

One of my favorite things to do is playing dress up. I think I got it from my older sister, Janelle who is now a fashion designer. My twin and I were always her test dummies. So last night it was a great joy being able to share that same tradition with my dearest friend, Koreana.

Thanks Koreana for letting me play Stylist/Make-up Artist/ Photog/ Big sis. <3

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Old things/new things.

A Few things that have caught my eye, recently.

 

 

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beauty of words

I have been immersing myself in everything that has been inspiring me lately. I can’t  help but fall in love with ways that express love that there are no words for.  But sometimes you find someone who has the ability to say things so simply yet so complex it captures things i have felt before that i couldn’t express.

 

I stumbled upon Shane Koyczan.  He captures love so well, its like he paints this perfect portrait of his love for this person. Whoever his muse is, they are quite lucky. Read this and enjoy:

 

6:59AM

I’ve been told
that people in the army
do more by 7:00 am
than I do
in an entire day

but if I wake
at 6:59 am
and turn to you
to trace the outline of your lips
with mine
I will have done enough
and killed no one
in the process.

Skin 2

I don’t imagine you
saran-wrapped in black latex
or seeping out the edges
of something tight and red

I don’t close my eyes
to dream of your back
arched at the impossible angle
of a bow pulled tight
encouraging your shoulder blades
to drip the blood
of stockpiled broken hearts
but I hope the sound
of you not shielding your eyes
from my blinding humility
will one day top the charts

it’s the most beautiful thing I’ve ever heard
and you’re the charlie chaplin of your beautifuls
because you make me believe it
when you say it all without saying a word

looking at you it occurred to me
I could sit around all day
wearing nothing but your kiss

you make mirrors
want to grind themselves
back down into sand
because they can’t do your reflection justice

and this just in
I am done with those
who in life would have made me fight
an army of imperfections
a battalion of flaws
tonight we’re going to keep this city up
when they hear our bodies
slap together like applause.

 

I have  been feeling this excitement for the Fall lately. I can’t wait to capture my love of all things beautiful this Fall. For those of you who know me, you know that this is my time to SHINE and have the ultimate inspiration. Its almost a physical feeling I get, this peacefulness inside of me. I can’t wait. These poems remind me of the mind-state that I have in the most beautiful time of the year.

 

Love,

Jamie

 

 

 

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Artists are sentimental, child like even. It is very important to be like this... to be amazed by everything." -J.C.
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