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Jammy Jams Vol. I

Okay, let me be honest with you.

Real talk starts now. Freelancing is REALLY hard. Believe it or not, a lot of people don't like to pay for photography! So, things have been a little show for me in the photo realm, so I don't have a shoot to post today. However, I have a couple booked for the upcoming weeks, so stay tuned. For now, I'm coming at you with the first edition of Jammy Jams (title is a work in progress), which is where I'll create a list of the music I've been enjoying recently. Let's get into it!

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Turnover - Good Nature (EP)

I'm really late in the game to be talking about Turnover, since they've been around for a bit, but I finally sat down and starting listening to them a couple months back and... WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME? They're so good! Turnover released their new album this August and there isn't one song that I dislike. It's all fantastic. Very good music for driving during a sunset. They also released a photo book that has the vinyl in the back that is absolutely beautiful. 

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Brand New - Science Fiction (EP)

Brand New is one of my favorite bands and it killed me that they played the whole "mysterious messages and singles" game with me without releasing a new album in the past 5 years. However, they didn't disappoint with Science Fiction. Once again, not a song that I don't like, though I could do without the little tape recordings that they put before and after songs. I like music that plays without breaks, so it takes me out of the vibe for a bit. That said, it's worth a listen (or 10).

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BROCKHAMPTON (Band)

I had seen this band/group's name a couple times on Spotify but never actually listened to them. I've been missing out. BROCKHAMPTON is a large group of rappers and the band has a couple albums out, one being SATURATION II that was released a week or two ago. I'd highly recommend them if you're a fan of Odd Future, Childish Gambino, and A$AP Mob. The beats are incredible.

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PVRIS - AWKOHAWNOH (EP)

I'm a huge fan of PVRIS so the fact that I love their new album is no surprise. The Lowell-natives didn't pack the album with a numerous amount of tracks, but each one is better than the other. Lynn Gunn continues to me, in my opinion, the best female vocalist out there right now. I love how personal and raw this album is and that it has those characteristics while being songs I can jam out to. 

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Pinegrove (Band)

Another band that is so slept on (even by me). I've seen a lot of my photographer buddies post photos of this band, but I never checked them out. Big mistake on my part! Pinegrove is so good! Their songs are very acoustic but raw and beautiful. The vocals hit you right to the bone. Perfect for the fall weather. 

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Miguel (feat. Travis Scott) - Sky Walker (Song)

Miguel is back with a JAM. This song is amazing and whimsical. Travis Scott meshes so well with Miguel and I'm pumped they did a song together. 

That's it for the first edition of Jammy Jams! What's your favorite recent release? Let me know in the comments!

Life Update: June 2017

Hey guys!

First of all, I'd like to say thank you to everyone who has been checking out the blog and supporting this website. It means so much to me and I've gotten a lot more activity than I thought I would when I first launched my blog. 

As ya'll probably know (or if you don't), I graduated a month ago from the Massachusetts College of Art with my BFA in Photography. Since then, I've been job searching and trying to schedule as many shoots as possible. When launching the blog a couple months ago, I've wanted to be completely honest and transparent with you guys because that's how I am and I believe in being as truthful as possible. My freelance business has not been picking up as I had hoped and it's been extremely difficult to find clients, even for TFP shoots (aka free shoots for my portfolio). It's been really hard to keep adding content for you every week that is relating to photography.

That being said, I was lucky enough to be offered a job at Apple as a Specialist for the company. I've wanted to work for Apple ever since I first walked into one of the stores in high school and I'm so excited to start this journey with the company. During this past weekend, I attended a three-day training course for Apple in Boston and met some amazing people. I learned how to integrate myself into the company and help customers. It was an incredible experience and I will always remember the people I met there! 

By the time this post comes out, I will have already started at Apple. The position is part-time for now, but now that I will be working for someone else and not myself, there will be some changes to the blog. Instead of posting twice a week, I will be only posting on Fridays for now. My original plan for this blog was to post a photoshoot on Wednesday and a personal post on Friday, but seeing as I will not have time for nearly as many shoots, it makes the most sense for me to cut down on my posting. That being said, I am not done with photography! It's still my passion and I want to pursue it in my free time. I will still be available for shoots, but I will need to know three weeks in advance if you'd like to schedule something. No more last minute scheduling for this girl! If you'd like to book something, please email me with inquiries and I'll get back to you within 24 hours.

Thank you for the support and I can't wait to show ya'll what's in store for me!