dear, nouns.

'i cannot promise very much. i give you the images i know.' - anne sexton
laying in the sand watching the water lap against the beach and people play.  the spirit is kind of free here, no?

jacmel, haiti | july, 2012

laying in the sand watching the water lap against the beach and people play.  the spirit is kind of free here, no?

jacmel, haiti | july, 2012

"i have spread my dreams under your feet | tread softly, because you tread on my dreams."
give me yeats and give me yeats country.  
april… or was it may?, 2011 | county sligo, ireland

"i have spread my dreams under your feet | tread softly, because you tread on my dreams."

give me yeats and give me yeats country.  

april… or was it may?, 2011 | county sligo, ireland

i would move mountains to be back here right now.
or to feel the freedom of the wind on my face as mountains roll… all around me.
jacmel, haiti | july, 2012 

i would move mountains to be back here right now.

or to feel the freedom of the wind on my face as mountains roll… all around me.

jacmel, haiti | july, 2012 

overexposed whimsy. 
mermaid parade, june 24, 2012.
coney island | brooklyn

overexposed whimsy. 

mermaid parade, june 24, 2012.

coney island | brooklyn

spring time in brooklyn.  let’s break out the bicycles, baskets and bouquets.  
downtown brooklyn | april, 2012

spring time in brooklyn.  let’s break out the bicycles, baskets and bouquets.  

downtown brooklyn | april, 2012

a soft dose of gratitude in a fast, fast world.
lower east side, new york | march, 2012

a soft dose of gratitude in a fast, fast world.

lower east side, new york | march, 2012

happy easter, my friends!  olive bread. salad with candied pecans. fresh mozzarella. feta stuffed olives. shaved almonds.  capicola.  feast. 

crown heights, brooklyn | april, 2012

au revoir!

flushing, ny.

au revoir!

flushing, ny.

new york, you’re my valentine.

starbucks - main st. | flushing | queens, ny - february, 2012

new york, you’re my valentine.

starbucks - main st. | flushing | queens, ny - february, 2012

TODAY! Today this beautiful couple, pictured above, get married.  I am so ready to celebrate love in the autumn sunshine.  

asbury park, nj | october, 2011

TODAY! Today this beautiful couple, pictured above, get married.  I am so ready to celebrate love in the autumn sunshine.  

asbury park, nj | october, 2011

pienso sobre guatemala todos las dias.  querida guatemala, te echo de menos. 
i’d love to be on a flight there tomorrow.
flying over guatemala | guatemala, 2010

pienso sobre guatemala todos las dias.  querida guatemala, te echo de menos. 

i’d love to be on a flight there tomorrow.

flying over guatemala | guatemala, 2010

i finally ate a crif dog this weekend.  
it was six months ago when, upon turning off of canal and onto broadway, i decided i wanted to reintroduce beef into my life.  ’a new york city street hot dog,’ i thought. and i went for it. i haven’t really looked back.
but it wasn’t until yesterday that i stepped into crif dogs and rejoiced because i had options BEYOND the veggie-dog.  
AND IT WAS GREAT.
of course, i don’t remember the name of my order.  i was going to make a custom dog with jalapenos, sour cream… that’s my thing.  but i went for this one that had durango in the name:  hot dog, bun, cream cheese, scallions AND everything bagel seeds.  i can’t even say i savored it.  because, honestly, it was done in about 2 minutes flat.  

crif dogs | east village, new york, ny | october, 2011

i finally ate a crif dog this weekend.  

it was six months ago when, upon turning off of canal and onto broadway, i decided i wanted to reintroduce beef into my life.  ’a new york city street hot dog,’ i thought. and i went for it. i haven’t really looked back.

but it wasn’t until yesterday that i stepped into crif dogs and rejoiced because i had options BEYOND the veggie-dog.  

AND IT WAS GREAT.

of course, i don’t remember the name of my order.  i was going to make a custom dog with jalapenos, sour cream… that’s my thing.  but i went for this one that had durango in the name:  hot dog, bun, cream cheese, scallions AND everything bagel seeds.  i can’t even say i savored it.  because, honestly, it was done in about 2 minutes flat.  

crif dogs | east village, new york, ny | october, 2011

oooh, vintage!

ok, so these aren’t my photos and this is a little bit of a side note, if you will, from what is usually on my blog.  but, this is a fabulous, wonderful little vintage shop on etsy. check it out!  it’s fall - which means, it’s that time of year for big ol’ comfy grandpa cardigans and vintage sweaters… my fave.

ENJOY THIS SHOP - Rileybella123 Vintage!

love.love.love.
got to spend a fabulous weekend in new jersey to celebrate love with a beautiful couple. this is one of the shots that i took during their engagement shoot.  
the rest can be found on ‘sea of love' <3
asbury park, new jersey | october, 2011

love.love.love.

got to spend a fabulous weekend in new jersey to celebrate love with a beautiful couple. this is one of the shots that i took during their engagement shoot.  

the rest can be found on ‘sea of love' <3

asbury park, new jersey | october, 2011

this past spring, i took a trip out to jersey to see some very loved ones.  someone dear to my heart took me out to asbury park for my first time ever, and i fell in love — a gritty, enchanting place.  especially on an overcast day.  i’m excited to go back this weekend to take engagement photos for a beautiful, loving couple!  but, thought i’d revisit the spring trip on my tumblr first.

asbury park, nj | spring, 2011