2015

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Little babies | Portland, Oregon (35mm) 

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My favorite weekend of us | Gualala, California (35mm)

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Joanna's | Portland, Oregon

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Savannah | San Francisco, California

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Ariela foraging for nettles | Portland, Oregon

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Shooting carbonara with Jenni | Portland, Oregon

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The freelance life | Brooklyn, New York

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Adventures with Katherine | Asbury Park, New Jersey

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Just before my cross country road trip | Washington, DC by Laura

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Laura in the sun | Washington, DC

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My BFF, Zuzu | Provincetown, Massachusetts

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I wish I'd went in | Provincetown, Massachusetts

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Lake Scranton with Jess | Scranton, Pennsylvania

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When my heart burst | Scranton, Pennsylvania

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Someday I'll come back with Raiza | Niagara Falls, New York

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Warmth awaits | St. Catherine's, Ontario

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Jack and Tanner | Ann Arbor, Michigan

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Chicago, Illinois

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Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Eggcuties | East Grand Forks, Minnesota

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Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

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Ronan, Montana

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Flathead Lake, Montana

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somewhere in Idaho

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The Washington Coast

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Lucy and Ariela | Ocean Park, Washington

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somewhere between Portland and San Francisco, from an airplane

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San Francisco, California

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Stockholm, Sweden

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Ariela | Malmö, Sweden

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Jutland, Denmark

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Cutest Karina | Copenhagen, Denmark

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Zwolle, Netherlands

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Silvia | Amsterdam, Netherlands

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The Dutch Open Air Museum, Netherlands

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Aude baking Sue's birthday cake | Périgueux, France

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Haven at Hollie's | Edinburgh, Scotland

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Hollie outside of Lovecrumbs | Edinburgh, Scotland

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Baby Mac | Fruin Farm, Scotland

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Rebecca's Victoria sponge | Fruin Farm, Scotland

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The Torridon Highlands, Scotland

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Ben Bouie, Scotland by Audrey and Ian

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My room in The Bookshop | Wigtown, Scotland

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Shaun | Bay of Luce, Scotland

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Captain | The Bookshop, Wigtown, Scotland

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My namesake | The Galloway Sky, Scotland

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The Firth of Clyde, Scotland

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Slow days in the shop | The Bookshop, Wigtown, Scotland

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Ceci glowing | Sevilla, Spain

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Miss Jenna and Miss Sebastian in the air | Cappadocia, Turkey

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Deniz at the market | Istanbul, Turkey

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Anna | Tokapi Palace Harem, Istanbul, Turkey

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Right at home | Berlin, Germany


I looked out into 2015 with big hopes and fears, understanding that nothing goes quite as you plan, but it can a little.

I made a life in a new place. I found myself where I'd always dreamed, then didn't know what to do with it.

I embraced and let go of fear, all at the same time.

I fell in love with literature again.

I broke my own heart.

I spent 10 days in Brooklyn because I wanted to, then I realized I really could do anything I wanted.

I drove a stranger's car from coast to coast.

I practiced film and was thankful for each photo that came out.

I filled my empty home with green life, delighting in their growth and grieving in their death. It felt good and natural to worry over something again.

I met friends and friends of friends and strangers who became friends and couldn't believe how small the world was.

I couldn't believe how big it was, either.

I lost my father.

I felt alone, and I was glad for it.

I volunteered to be a waitress and barista, feeding farm animals in the mornings and evenings.

I dreamt of the Scottish Highlands then got to see them before my very eyes.

I lived in a bookshop and didn't want to leave.

And then I did, and missed it every day.

I came back to the west coast, and everything was the same and different. I was different and the same.

In 2015, the road was home. I couldn't see it, but I could feel myself growing. It was my loneliest and bravest year. I'm so thankful for friends, opportunities, and kind hearts all over the world. 

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Love,
Celeste