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Shop Small - A Holiday Gift Guide

Fact: I am a Christmas Elf. There. I said it. Christmas is basically like an addiction of mine. The tastes, smells, music, movies, decor, and general coziness of it fill me with a warm energy I can't exactly find words for. I attribute my dad for instilling the love of the Holidays in me. He made it a point to make sure the Holiday season was extra special and magical for us girls growing up. 1 whole month out of the year of sheer magic all around us. Now that I am an actual Elf making gifts for others to give to their loves ones in my little leather workshop I feel especially connected to the magic. As I have...

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A Mini Adventure in Moab, Utah

I don't know if you heard, but I'm pregnant with our first child. Being pregnant and running a business, especially during the busy holiday season, can be quite exhausting so we decided to take a mini vacation and visit some friends who live in the beautiful and unique adventure haven of Moab, Utah. Wow. The entire time we were there I felt like I was living in a dream, or on another planet. Of course I had to bring a couple bags to try to incorporate a little photo shoot. We were camping so this really was a great way to show off how adventurous my Wander bags are.

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A Goddess Retreat & Some Ancient Ruins

In July I put together a little camping weekend for some New Mexico Goddesses down in the Manzano Mountains south of Albuquerque. It ended up being a smaller group than originally planned but it turns out that's exactly what we all needed. I brought a few bags and we set out on an adventure... Models: Sasha Ryerson, Laura Jean, Julia Sumner Photographers: Julia Sumner, Laura Jean Stylist: Laura Jean

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For the Wandering Woman...

This photoshoot took my friend Ashley and me out to the Taos mesa where some friends are working on building a house while they live in their amazing old airstream. Their dog, Abu, turned out to be the perfect model...  

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The Mountains are Calling - A mini photo shoot

The other day I had the opportunity to meet my friend Leia Layus for an impromptu photo shoot. We met up in Arroyo Seco with my one Sony camera and her bag full of digital, film, and polaroid cameras. We had 1.5 hours to get some shots in before she had to work and in a way that made it so much more fun! It was a little more lighthearted without having the time to stress about getting all the shots perfect.  

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