Aug.20.14 Photoshoot / Christopher of Whisky & Tinder

This guy. Not only am I married to him, but everyday, I am inspired by him. His heart, passion, and genuine kindness know no bounds.

Of Trees and Hues
Of Trees and Hues

Chris has always had a passion for the written word. Not surprising since he’s made frequent visits here as a guest writer. His computer is brimming with short stories and even beginning pages of novels. And so when he told me he wanted to create a blog, I was thrilled, to say the least. I love the thought of him having his own creative space.

Of Trees and HuesOf Trees and Hues
Of Trees and Hues
Of Trees and HuesOf Trees and Hues

So, with new beginnings… some portraits are in order! And I tell you, I have so much fun photographing him. We keep each other laughing and it never feels like work.

Of Trees and Hues
Of Trees and Hues
Of Trees and Hues

I am really proud of this guy. I have, stored away either on my computer or in countless shoe boxes, dozens & dozens of stories written by him. He has such a way with words and I am beyond excited for him!

Chris will be releasing his blog, Whisky & Tinder, at the end of this month. But feel free to go ahead and bookmark! I assure you, you don’t want to miss it. :)

Aug.18.14 Life in Stills / 01

Happy Monday, friends! I’m happy to introduce the latest column of mine, Life in Stills — where I share little snippets of my every day life with you, using captures from my Instagram and VSCO feeds.

Life in Stills | Of Trees and Hues

I often share imagery from my travels and adventures here with you, but I wanted to take the opportunity to share those candid moments, the ones from simple every day living… and I’m thrilled to start this new column. I think, in doing so, it will inspire & encourage me to live a more happy & adventurous life!

This month has been absolutely amazing and filled with so many new things — frequent visits to a new local coffee shop and making friends with the owners. Quitting my 9-5 job and diving head first into freelancing. Taking Of Trees and Hues to the next level and brainstorming new ideas and collaborations. Booking photoshoots and starting new creative endeavors. Walking and wandering around the city, finding new places to explore and falling in love with this city all over again.

August has been a month of exciting changes & new beginnings. I can’t wait to see what else it has in store. If you would like to follow along, feel free to follow me on Instagram — I would love to see what every day moments you’re capturing! So leave your instagram handle in the comments below. Have a happy week, friends!

Aug.15.14 Moodboard / Reclaimed Essence

Happy Friday, folks! I am incredibly stoked to share this moodboard with you, as it’s the start of an exciting personal project of mine — one that has been floating around inside of my head for awhile, but now — I’m finally bringing it to life and I couldn’t be more thrilled!

Moodboard by Of Trees and Hues

As it’s still in the beginning stages, I’m not quite ready to spill the beans — but I will say this! It’s a project that greatly excites me, one that involves me working a lot with my hands, and I am loving that. As someone who spends a lot of time capturing life, it’s incredibly refreshing to create something different.

Not only that, but crafting with my hands has proven to be extremely therapeutic. This project of mine involves so much more than just type and images… it’s been a way for me to expand my craft and even delve a little into something unfamiliar — all of which is exciting!

It marries my love for nature and passion for simplicity. And I can not wait to share it with you all. Soon, very soon!

package / plant / wall / floral / logo / trees / wood / twine

Aug.12.14 Between Lenses / 08 “Symmetry”

Hello, friends! I can not believe we are already on the 8th month of our series, it’s flown by so quickly! But no worries, there’s so many fun & creative themes coming up, I can’t wait. For August, Tara Victoria and I have chosen symmetry as this month’s theme. Take a look!…

Between Lenses with Tara Victoria and Of Trees and Hues
Between Lenses with Tara Victoria and Of Trees and Hues

When I thought about the word symmetry, I thought about architecture — and the thought refused to leave. But more specifically, I thought about a very specific building in my hometown of Sacramento. The clean lines and ornate style of the Memorial Auditorium have spoken to me since the moment I first witnessed this city, but these doors — these doors — I have passed by on many, many occasions, and the vibrant brick and the teal have always mesmerized me. It was only fitting to use them for this month’s theme.

The best part is that, because of the history of this little town, there’s just so much character here.

Between Lenses with Tara Victoria and Of Trees and Hues

Okay. Wow! — my girl Tara absolutely killed it this month. I love how, with given the same theme, we can produce something totally unique. I love Tara’s take on this month’s theme, so much! It’s incredibly stunning and totally belongs in a magazine, don’t you think? You must head over to her blog and see where her inspiration for this shot came from! Unbelievable.

This is a blophop!

Tara and I hope that you, too, will join us and share your symmetry imagery! You can easily link up with us via the following steps:

1. Create your blog post and feel free to use the header image in which you can download here.
2. Copy your blog post’s url.
3. Notice where it says Click here to enter — click that and follow the easy instructions. Be sure to only link up with one of our blogs, not both. No worries — since mine and Tara’s blogs are interlinked, your blog post will show up on both!
4. And for fun, you can share your photo on Instagram & Twitter using the #BetweenLenses hashtag.

Our goal for this collaboration is to capture & reflect upon life, to cultivate inspiration among one another and to connect with other bloggers. And we hope that you’re one of them!

The up & coming Between Lenses themes:

For those of you who have been participating ( and those who plan to! ) Tara and I have went ahead and scheduled out the next few month’s worth of themes. They’re goodies!

no. 09 Wednesday, September 10th // Silence
no. 10 Wednesday, October 8th // Mornings
no. 11 Wednesday, November 12th // Urban

Aug.11.14 Explore / Little places along the way

I recently reminisced about a trip to Point Reyes, but today I wanted to share a few of the imagery that didn’t make it on that post — of all the lovely spots we stopped at along the way.

Imagery by Of Trees and Hues

It’s no secret that I’m utterly fascinated with trees — one look at my brand and you can see that! Along the way to Point Reyes, we passed by this gorgeous tunnel of cypress trees. We had to stop. The California coast is lined with cypress trees, and my heart never grows tired of their beauty. I walked through the tunnel of trees, mesmerized and wanted so badly to lie underneath them…

Imagery by Of Trees and Hues
Imagery by Of Trees and Hues

You can’t visit Point Reyes without first stopping by the famous shipwreck. You may have seen this beauty popping up in your Instagram feed throughout the years, but seeing it in person was just incredible. I have a thing for shipwrecks and scattered, lost things… And this thing was gorgeous!

Imagery by Of Trees and Hues
Imagery by Of Trees and Hues

Throughout our roadtrip, I had no idea just how much countryside we were going to see — and we saw a lot! Some people don’t realize just how much gorgeous farmland California has — I’m telling you, this place has it all. I don’t think I’ve seen so many cows in all of my life. We stopped, quite frequently, to say hello and just watch them. The mostly didn’t pay much attention to us, but during one stop, the baby calves and I played the staring game. They eventually became bored and wandered off. I claim it as a win.

Imagery by Of Trees and Hues
Imagery by Of Trees and Hues

Oh! And the marshlands — at least, that is what I called them. Another thing I am fascinated with… these lovely little streams waving through the damp grass. With more and more thought, I swear I am meant to be in the lovely countryside of Ireland or Scotland. But these little “marshes” were gorgeous, and was home to more crustaceans that I have ever seen before.

…and that’s what I love the most about road trips, the adventure is made up of all the places you see and stop at along the way. These little gems will forever stick with me!

What’s the most beautiful place you have visited recently? I’d love to hear all about it!

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