There's something about a portrait that makes you feel special.. our days are filled with so much - we fly through them with one task after another & just the simple process of a portrait can seem a bit inconvenient. @jasondomingues told me several times this week how he planned to "take one quick portrait of me" - first, what a privilege.. second, I decided to make a decision to empty the room & enjoy the moment. Just myself, the artist & the experience. One I will always be grateful for & a small moment that will last in my memory for years to come. It's very rare that I am photographed professionally. This isn't a selfie or a throw away photo - it's so much more than that. This helps me understand what is means to play the rare role of the subject & I can't help but think of how lucky I am.... thank you, JD. I'm so proud of you & taking the step to create & make this project real. I cannot wait to follow where it takes us all.
Dalisa | Las Vegas | Boss Lady…. This shot/story was 11 years in the making. I met Dalisa through the 1st Anti Workshop in Austin. 3 years into weddings and I was struggling with trying to find my path in weddings. I always felt like something missing. In comes the Anti Workshop. The workshop was ran by The Boutwell’s (website not active) and The Coopers (Altf.com) I didn’t know that much about AltF only that he might have lit a bride on fire or something like that ;). When I got to Austin I was talking one night about the struggles I was having and Dalisa was the first one to tell me “You got this JD” and I will never forget those words. It has stuck with me everywhere I go. From that point forward I have done so many great adventures saying that sentence. Thank you Dalisa for being that no bullshit friend and always making me feel like I can take over the world. #savebarbara . #midweststories #midwest #kansascity #kcmade #kc #kansascity #Kc #Mo #missouri #johnsoncounty #plattecounty #jacksoncounty #miamicounty #clay county #casscounty #wyandottecounty #leavenworthcounty #igkc #igkansascity #instakc #instakansascity #kcig #kansascityig #lasvegas