I’m generally not impulsive; I prefer planning ahead, preferably months ahead when possible. However, when my mentor and friend Courtney with Courtney Bowlden Photography asked if I wanted to be a part of a stylized desert shoot in Utah, I jumped at the opportunity. Actually I flew . . . with just two weeks notice because deserts are hard to come by here in the Pacific Northwest.
The more I heard about this shoot and everyone that was going to be involved with it, the more excited I got. Especially since I was going to have a chance to see my parents, siblings, in-laws, meet my newest niece, and see some friends including; Valerie Abenroth, Kelli with Kelli West Photography (Courtney’s other partner in crime who helped her make this possible), Tara with Winsor Photography, and Allie Kowalis (Courtney’s sister).
Even though there were some last minute behind the scenes logistical hurdles it all came together; beautifully! This trip was so worth it. It was a graet experience where we were all able to get out of our comfort zones (did I mention my run-in with a rattlesnake?) I send a huge thanks to all involved especially Courtney, Kelli, Mike and his team.
Model: Chelyse Klepper
Hair: Mike Kowallis and Mallory Villagomez of Relik Salon and Spa
Make-up: Nateal Ernst of Relik Salon and Spa