Fashion Adventure with Laura Tully | WPPI Las Vegas + Los Angeles

Always ready and down for an adventure, the moment Laura wanted to book tickets to come visit LA to shoot photos for her business and blog, LauraTully.co, I was immediately squealing with joy at all the fun we would have and all the amazing photos I knew we could create together. 

And boy did we go on an adventure, because you see, we ladies are allll about the HUSTLE! It was go-go-go from the moment Laura landed and I love that we lived and pushed ourselves during the week we have together. We anticipated a solid three shoots together and we got... wait for it.... ten. TEN photoshoots! 

Our adventure began on a Monday when I picked her up from the Burbank Airport and we proceeded to immediately head up to Las Vegas. Decided to make a pit stop along the way to capture some of the gorgeous colors of the sky as the sun was headed down. 

J. Lee Photos Los Angeles Laura Tully Boise
J. Lee Photos Los Angeles
J. Lee Photos Los Angeles
J. Lee Photos Los Angeles

We immediately made the most of our very short stint in Vegas for WPPI 2016. Having never been to WPPI, there was so much to see, do and incredible people to meet. My talented friend Alicia Mink decided to carpool with us and the three of us most definitely had a great time soaking up the warm Vegas sunshine.

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WPPI 2016 Las Vegas
WPPI Las Vegas
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MGM Grand J. Lee Photos Los Angeles
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MGM Grand Pool J. Lee Photos Los Angeles
MGM Grand J. Lee Photos Los Angeles
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MGM Grand J. Lee Photos Los Angeles
WPPI Las Vegas
WPPI Las Vegas

As quickly as we came to Vegas, we quickly left. Wednesday morning we packed up and headed back to LA, but not without taking advantage of the incredible Mojave Desert landscape with the quirky joshua trees. Desert landscape is never something I tire of. The textures, colors and stillness is a dream.

Joshua Tree Mojave Desert J. Lee Photos Los Angeles
Joshua Tree Mojave Desert J. Lee Photos Los Angeles
Mojave Desert J. Lee Photos Los Angeles
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Mojave Desert WPPI Las Vegas J. Lee Photos Los Angeles
J. Lee Photos Los Angeles
J. Lee Photos Los Angeles

Once back to Los Angeles, we took our time around my neighborhood of Los Feliz and just decided to take advantage of the beauty all around and of course this light.... 

Bougainvillea Los Feliz J. Lee Photos Los Angeles
Bougainvillea Los Feliz J. Lee Photos Los Angeles
Bougainvillea Los Feliz J. Lee Photos Los Angeles
Bougainvillea Los Feliz J. Lee Photos Los Angeles
Bougainvillea Los Feliz J. Lee Photos Los Angeles
J. Lee Photos Los Angeles Los Feliz
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J. Lee Photos Los Angeles
J. Lee Photos Los Angeles

Next stop... Abbot Kinney Blvd in all it's awesomeness. Laura and Abbot Kinney just belong together. I even think it could be said that they were made for each other - it's just that good.

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Abbot Kinney J. Lee Photos Los Angeles
Abbot Kinney Photoshoot J. Lee Photos
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Abbot Kinney Laura Tully J. Lee Photos Los Angeles
Abbot Kinney Laura Tully J. Lee Photos Los Angeles
Abbot Kinney Los Angeles J. Lee Photos
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Abbot Kinney Los Angeles J. Lee Photos Laura Tully

Wrapping up at Venice Beach couldn't have been more perfect to bring the week to an end. With a sunset that didn't disappoint and the gorgeous golden sun shining it's perfect rays down on us, we called it a wrap and high fived all the way home. 

Be sure to check out Laura's blog - she's incredible and I'm so tickled I get to call her a friend.

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J. Lee Photos Los Angeles Venice Beach Sunset
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Venice Beach J. Lee Photos

Field Trip | Sunrise at Griffith Observatory and Los Angeles Flower Mart

It's no secret I'm a huge fan of adventure and seeing new things. In fact, it's the images I capture as I travel around (whether it be near or far), are what inspire me the most. It's when I feel myself come alive. As I pondered 2015 and what I wanted to accomplish in 2016, I decided one of the things I want to focus on is getting out more and sharing what I see all around me. Since most of the time I'm shooting weddings (which are AMAZING!), I wanted to provide myself the opportunity for some diverse photos. From this, an idea for J. Lee Field Trips was born. I have the pleasure of being able to travel several places, and I happen to live in the wonderful city of Los Angeles. There should be no shortage of things to get out and see :) I want to share my experiences with both friends and clients, which is why I'll be documenting them here on the blog. Thank you for coming along with me on this journey as I venture out to push myself more and express more of what I see is beautiful through my lens.

I thought there would  be nothing better than beginning my first field trip on the last day of 2015. I've wanted to see the sunrise at Griffith Park for some time, and decided I needed to just commit to do it. So, it was first on my list. The other thing I've really wanted to do, but just haven't made the time to do it? See the LA flower market. Why? I absolutely adore love plants and flowers. It's one of my favorite things to photograph and I wanted to get some fresh flowers because they make me so incredibly happy. It's the small things, folks :) 

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Los Angeles Skyline Sunrise
Los Angeles Skyline Griffith Observatory
Griffith Observatory Los Angeles
Griffith Observatory Los Angeles
Los Angeles Skyline
Griffith Observatory Los Angeles
Griffith Observatory Los Angeles
Griffith Observatory Los Angeles
Griffith Observatory Los Angeles
Griffith Observatory Los Angeles
Griffith Observatory Los Angeles
Griffith Observatory Los Angeles
Griffith Observatory Los Angeles
Los Angeles Flower Mart
Los Angeles Flower Mart Hydrangea
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Los Angeles Flower Mart Exotic Plants