Hi.

It's funny...the second I announced that I was finally going to start my own photography business, I suddenly got very busy. That's not the funny part, though; the funny part is that most of my extra busy-ness has had nothing to do with business, and instead has a lot to do with life suddenly just seeming to become a lot...fuller.

That's what happens when you pursue goals and dreams, I guess. You start viewing every lazy minute as a minute you could be working on something, and you begin to realize just how much time you've been wasting watching all that Hulu instead of being productive.

Not that there's anything wrong with Hulu. I LOVE me my Hulu queue. But everything seems richer now. Like every moment is a possibility to make something awesome. It's interesting how creating one Facebook page and making a grand statement to the world about your intentions can totally sand blast your mindset and shape it into something completely new.

I've randomly gotten a lot more hours at work, which has definitely contributed to the lack of extra free time, but now my down time is all the more sweet because of it. This past weekend we went to the Hollywood Forever Cemetery to watch our first (of many) Cinespia movie screening of the summer (last year we went to see Edward Scissorhands and E.T.).




cinespia screening at the hollywood forever cemetery

cinespia screening at the hollywood forever cemetery

cinespia screening at the hollywood forever cemetery

cinespia screening at the hollywood forever cemetery


I love. The shit. Out of these screenings. It's like a short and sweet outdoor music festival. A DJ plays as the sky darkens and people find a place to spread their blankets and chairs and get comfortable. Then the movie is introduced, and people cheer. Everyone is happy, some people are drunk (and stoned), and there is a general sense of festiveness and aliveness that pervades the entire thing.

cinespia screening at the hollywood forever cemetery

cinespia screening at the hollywood forever cemetery

cinespia screening at the hollywood forever cemetery

cinespia screening at the hollywood forever cemetery


And this time, I brought a candle. And a table to put it on, along with our food.


cinespia screening at the hollywood forever cemetery
You have no way of comprehending how big of a deal this candle was to me. 


cinespia screening at the hollywood forever cemetery

cinespia screening at the hollywood forever cemetery

cinespia screening at the hollywood forever cemetery


This is only the beginning. Be prepared for future Cinespia photos of extravagance. It's going to be like glamping, except picnic-style. Pizazznicking? Yeah, that's a stretch.




cinespia screening at the hollywood forever cemetery

cinespia screening at the hollywood forever cemetery

cinespia screening at the hollywood forever cemetery

cinespia screening at the hollywood forever cemetery

cinespia screening at the hollywood forever cemetery


It was such a great night. And, perhaps not surprisingly, Silence of the Lambs is not as scary when you're under a beautiful starlit sky with the buildings of downtown Hollywood shining the distance and the hills glowing on the horizon, surrounded by a massive crowd of people. Especially when that crowd boos or cheers or claps or laughs at all the right moments.

Love love love.

This coming weekend: GREASE! Let the sing-along begin.

Happy almost weekend!




cinespia screening at the hollywood forever cemetery

cinespia screening at the hollywood forever cemetery