Havana, Cuba (2018)


I have always wanted to go to Cuba. I think what really peaked my interest in wanting to travel there was the movie Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights. The first time I watched that movie I was around the age of 17! I’ve held onto the want for so long. It is cliche to let a movie push interest in travel but that film bumped Cuba to the top of my list. Specifically Havana, as that is where the movie primarily was filmed.

I talked about wanting to visit Cuba with my mom and she told me how that has been a place that she has wanted to experience as well. We looked into traveling there. We found a fun option to go on a cruise through Royal Caribbean and next thing you know that is where we ended up!

I was really into the culture in Havana. The art, music and food. I love how the people seem to be holding onto the culture dearly as a lot of these things have not been Westernized and that’s important to realize when traveling. You are organically a part of their lifestyle when you visit a place. Everyday there was something new and eye opening that we got to see. Creative environments, pure joy, bright colors and a lot of sun!

There are a bunch of photos that I took on the trip that I wanted to share and I hope that after seeing these images your interest will peak as well.


Maggie Rogers

Sometimes when I'm photographing things I feel like everything has to be specific and I have to follow some kind of life guideline for being a photographer - I wish I would stop doing this to myself and I finally kicked myself in the ass in regards to this guideline being fake. Being a photographer is about capturing everything. I knew that Maggie Rogers was performing at Larimer Lounge in Denver so I tucked my camera into a purse and took this opportunity to photograph her at a sold out show. 

From what I know - Maggie Rogers kind of blew up over night thanks to Pharrell Williams who sat in on a masterclass at NYU. She is on a few sold out tours and she is only 22. - pretty insane!  While watching her perform it became really apparent as to why people are falling in love with her. You either LOVE Maggie Rogers or you don't have any idea who she is - then you find out about her and she's just one of those artists who sticks with you. 

All I have to say is that she is definitely someone to see live.  

Below are some images of her. She sparkles and shines for sure ~~~~