Thanksgiving break means some of my friends are able to come back to LA for a few days before returning to schools all over the country. I met Rick over the summer and was so excited when he let me know he would be in town and was dying to shoot. 

We grabbed coffee and lunch at one of my favorite spots - Go Get Em Tiger - in Larchmont Village, then scouted some shoots locations and got right to it. The first spot was one I had seen while driving home from the West Side; white walls and a couple newsstands. 

Of course, my first (and very intelligent) thought was to stand on top of them.


We then set off Downtown to try to get into a cool loft space. Nothing like ample natural light and some huge windows to make for some amazing shadows and a killer shot.

By some miracle, we got a handful of shots without being noticed or kicked out. All in all, an extremely successful day. 

Make sure to check out Rick's site and Instagram. He's seriously an amazing person, as well as an extremely talented photographer and creative.


Ending note: how incredible are these Aldo sock boots??? I was beyond thrilled when Aldo emailed me wanting to collaborate. There are bag people, and then there are shoe people. I am, and will forever be, a shoe person, and these are easily in my top five favorite pairs. 

Bodysuit - Urban Outfitters | Skirt - Zara | Boots - Aldo (gifted) | Photography - Rick Bhatia