a p e s h * t

I was standing at Exchange Place in Salt Lake City, attending a photography meetup trying to find a familiar face in a crowd of photographers and models. That's when I slowly heard Everything Is Love by The Carters being blasted on a speaker. I could hear the song Apesh*t getting closer and closer followed by some laughter. I didn't even have to turn around to know that my girl, Mars, was walking up the street. Working in fashion, it's always fun meeting new people, but it's a 100x more fun seeing an old friend!

I first met Mars back in 2016 because she was walking in a fashion show that I was participating in. Since then, I've been able to see her at many other photo shoots, fashion shows, and meetups. So of course, when I saw her we had to catch up on life and talk about fashion tingz. 

Of course when Mars made her appearance at the photography meetup, I had to photograph her. I've been exploring photography more and more and trying to familiarize myself behind a camera. It was cool to be able to work with her, not as a stylist, but as a photographer this time around.

One cool thing that I want to mention is Mars' top that she wore. She literally told me that she thrifted an XXL women's button up, and this is how she wore it. When she told me, I was shooketh. I would've never even guessed it was a just a big shirt. The girl's got style and that's why I will always and forever have mad respect for her!

I just wanted to share some before and after pics that I took of this melanin queen! So far, I've been loving my experience editing pictures on my phone. Since the app doesn't allow me to do presets, I get a different vibe from each photo and it helps me start from scratch creatively.

And just in case you hate Mondays as much as I do, do yourself a favor and get a little hyped. Have you ever seen a crowd going apesh*t?!