If you’re a photographer, the chick in these photos needs no introduction (see: India Earl, photography goddess).  I went to Utah to watch the teachings of my artistic idol and soul sister, Brooke Johnson of BlushbyB Photography  and I was invited to stay with India and her then-incredibly hairy husband Jay for the weekend.

(sidenote I also used Brooke’s awesome presets on these photos so check them on her site, linked above^. )

India is another in a multitude of Instagram friendships that I’ve developed this past year. The photo below is a fitting substitute for how I first officially saw her in person that first day at her house when I walked in on her peeing on that very toilet. We laughed and went to Chick Fil A.

 

Typically, husbands are less interested in chatting with the house guest but Jay felt like a little brother and we bonded over political trash talk and a love of metal music and coffee. We spent a night in an escape room and I didn’t even try to solve anything but took credit during photo time, emphasizing participation with my best crazy eyes.

 

They cruelly introduced me to Chronic Tacos, which I now cannot find locally and invited me into their tight knit group of friends. I met my birthday twin and spent three hours playing charades (without alcohol) which is highly unlike me.  (Shout out to Syd for the constant mind reading with special mention to Nate for making grandma laugh).

 

Oh also, Love Vid:

 

 

Next time I go to Utah I have goals that include actually seeing Utah and not just the inside of fast food restaurants and a half mile radius of the city. Mountains were pretty from the highway though!

Thank you Jay and India for the privilege of photographically marking this time of your life. May you have many happy years and a million more photos.

                 

 

Real quick, I want to just show love to everyone I saw in Utah, who shared meals with me (Blake and Autumn) or let me steal their car (I love you Morgan) and to everyone else who invited me out but I didn’t have to time to see. Next time for sure!

Love each other.

 

L

 

Below are some of my favorite humans and photographers from Utah who deserve the utmost recognition for their work so if you have time, check it:

 

Morgan of In Frames Photography

Blake Hogge Photography

Autumn Nicole Photography

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