Seattle, WA Maternity Session by Lilly Rosenthal

Whoaaaaaaa baby! 

I originally met Kasia and Ben in 2013 at my cousin's wedding in Maui, HI. (will do a post of theirs soon!) Kasia and I immediately hit it off. I knew she and I were going to have an amazing friendship when she started making raptor noises around the bar after a couple shots of drank. I fell in love with her. Seriously, I fell in love with her. See, most people who first meet me don't think this, but I am a big dork. Like...HUGE dork. So when I see people begin to reveal the goof in themselves, it's a home run for me. More like grand slam. 

Anyways, back to the maternity session. 

Kasia and Ben have a beautiful relationship. There is no judgement, intolerable act, or lack of love with the two of them. When Kasia told me they were expecting, I was over the MOON. Not only are these two going to be absolutely unbelievable parents, but I know for certain that their relationship as a couple is going to continue to flourish and manifest. 

We met up late December at Golden Gate Park, just outside of Seattle, Washington. The clouds were low, and it was on and off pouring. True pacific northwest style. It could not have been more beautiful, and I could not have been more honored to capture the stillness and peace these two eluded before their beautiful baby comes earthside. 

Congratulations to Kasia and Ben. Baby D is so lucky to have such powerful, honest, and beautiful parents. He/she is coming into a world of love and what is more true and glorious than that? 

Also- special shoutout to the BEST furbabes in the world. Ella and Porter are going to make the best big brother and sister. 

Bishop Climbing- New Years by Lilly Rosenthal

For those of you that climb, know about Bishop, California. It is not only one of the most aesthetically intriguing places, but it also has some world-class climbing. People are friendly, there is always something to do, and most everyone is here for one reason: to rock climb. (or maybe to drink beer, or warm up in the hot springs) 

Bishop is located immediately east of the Sierra Nevada and is named so because of the Bishop Creek that flows directly out of the mountains. In Bishop, there are over 2,000 bouldering problems and the two types of rock are mainly granite, (sharp as teeth), and volcanic.  

My climbing career began a little less than three years ago. And although I am a photographer, I have never really dove into the climbing photography thing. It seems everyone is doing something in climbing photography these days, and I have always rather climbed, than take pictures. That is, until this trip. My style is still confusing to me. Conceptual, fine art, landscape, underwater, portrait...? Either way, I decided to try and take different pictures than the ones I see every day in the climbing world. 

My interpretation of climbing as a photographer is different. I shoot more for the shape of the body, than the "problem" itself. I like this. I think it's different. I had a really good time with it. I'm stoked. 

Hello! by Lilly Rosenthal

Hello out there. A long time ago, when I began my photo-dabble, I had a blog. I was incredibly motivated and consumed by said blog. My goal is to make this blog a refined, professional and consistent reflection of who I am. I am looking forward to making myself known, getting to know my followers, and seeing where this takes me. 

I hope all of you are having a loveeeely day!