On a snowy day in early March, a bunch of (really cool) girls gathered together at content and company, put away their cellphones, and spent some quality time connecting face to face instead of through hashtags and glowing screens. The concept was a collaboration of reveriemade + cottage hill magazine ... you have to read Kristin of reveriemade's thought provoking piece on this topic, which you can read right here. My favorite excerpt below:
"In our culture of instant gratification, most of us fall back into a pursuit of happiness. We forego long-term joy for something that is quickly attainable. We upgrade our wardrobe, we furnish our homes with pretty things, and then we turn to social media to fool others-- and ourselves-- into thinking that we’ve found joy. But instead, all we’ve created is comparison; the comparison of our lives to others. The comparison of our ideal lives to our real lives. All of us fall, and nobody wins.
But absolute joy is so much more than a fleeting feeling. Joy is a choice. It was not yesterday, nor is it tomorrow; it’s the here and now. Joy is.
Joy is every bite we savor at the table, away from the distraction of television. It’s the morning run without an iPod, the rhythmic sound of strides and breaths as the only sound. It’s the laughs we share with friends in person, without the distraction of cell phones.
In our final days, we’ll remember most vividly the moments in which we were fully present in joy. We were created for community, and we were created to live joyfully. As quickly as we can learn to be still-- to be fully present-- joy is just as quickly found." - Kristin Polhemus of reveriemade
I honestly can't say it any better than that. This was an absolute J O Y to capture along with dana of between asleep and awake. Plus, the best models in the world - Amy Hickey, Alexandra McMahon, Ashley McMahon, Mekina Saylor & Alyssa Thiel. Special thanks to Courtney & John for opening her home to us and to Parris Chic Boutique for all the calligraphy goodness! You should definitely check out the feature, but here were some of my favorites below shot with a mix of digital + film...