photos by Audrey Simper

here are a few of my favorite things

01.

Australian Shepherds 

Hello? Can we not all agree that these are cutest, most loyal, intelligent and loving breed of dog on this earth. If you don't believe me, you clearly have never met my dog, Bear. People tell me so often that he has such a big personality

02.

Self Development

This is something that is so new to me, yet I feel as though I could write a novel about it. Something in me changed last year when I read the "You are a Badass" series by Jen Sincero. These books slapped me hard in the face, woke me up, made me so very uncomfortable, and changed my life. I would not be where I am without them. Read them. You're welcome. Anyways, I recently also dove deep into the world of podcasts and I have been basically hooked on the shows of Natalie Bacon, Brooke Castillo, and Jody Moore. I love these women and I am grateful that they create the content that they do!

03.

Traveling

I have seen so much of the world and for that, I am eternally grateful! I have traveled to Quebec, Scotland (in fact, I lived there!), England, France, Italy, British Colombia, Alaska + more. Bucket list places: Prague, Nice, Positano, Santorini, Costa Rica, Hawaii, India, Morocco, Thailand, Dubai... I could keep going but should I?

04.

Chicago

My city, my home. Despite originating from Texas, Chicago will forever be home to me. My life started here. I met the love of my life here, began my dream career, and moved into my dream neighborhood. Chicago feels right.

05.

Fashion Photography

Fun fact, fashion photography may just be my very very favorite. I actually started with this type of photography and now I am fortunate enough to work with FORD Models as a test shooter, have been featured by Vogue Italia, and had the opportunity to photograph my favorite musician last year. It's been an unbelievably challenging line of work for me in the most rewarding way imaginable.

06.

Jazz

Have you ever been to New Orleans? Ever spent a hot summer evening munching on cheese + sipping wine while incredible artists play beautiful notes for you all night? Well, add it to your bucket list if you haven't done this already. Chicago has its' fair share of incredible jazz clubs as well. The Bassment, Andy's and The Green Mill to name a few. I especially love the Elephant Room in my hometown, Austin.

07.

Black + White Kitties

I have two of my very own and they mean the whole world to me. Zoe and Ollie are wild, cuddly, creative and have more personality in each of them than I ever will. They both came into my life rather spontaneously and while I was fairly young and in college but it a decision I'd make over and over again. Please enjoy this old photo of Zoe circa 2015 (I think).

08.

Creme Brulee

A gift directly from God's hands. A gift sent to nourish your soul + promote healing, positive energy, and mental performance. A gift that will give you the power to lift cars and run from coast to coast without stopping. Creme Brulee is a gift from God. 

09.

Contemporary Art-Deco

My dream home will be an exact replica of The Robey Hotel. I love a good velvet couch, Edison lightbulb, white marble table, anything in hunter green, burgundy, gold or a deep, burnt orange. If your wedding venue features any of these and you don't book me as your photographer... well, that would suck.

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