We had a lot of fun the other day shooting some photos for Project Ten, with our friend Sarah. Project Ten consists of a group of several photographers who participate in photo challenges every month; this month their theme was “delicate”. It was so fun collaborating with Sarah and watching her vision come to life. We felt these photos had a bit of irony to them. They are soft, delicate and calm. Lately, things have been anything but calm around here. We have been working around the clock, nursing an injured foot, and recovering from a pretty scary car accident. Some where in the mix of that all we had an amazing weekend with some family from out of town, which was a real treat. We’ve been trying to take it easy and reflect a bit, have quiet nights and remind ourselves to slow down. We couldn’t be more thankful for these days together.
Lately we have been trying to get back to basics. Keep things simple. It’s amazing what you can accumulate, even after you have sifted through everything and only brought your “favorite” things across the country with you. We spent the last few days taking it easy at home and straightening things up a bit, decluttering if you will. A clean and organized space always makes us feel better. We’ve been feeling the same way with our everyday looks as well. Simple, classic pieces have been our go to, lately. And who can resist a wide-brim hat like this?
Our love for Arizona just keeps growing. When we decided to move here, we didn’t know much about the state, but our hearts were full and ready for an adventure. Little by little we are really learning our way. With autumn just around the corner we couldn’t be more excited to pack our bags and travel up north! We can’t stop thinking about feeling the chill in the air, the leaves changing and cozying up together.
The weather here in Arizona has been pretty amazing lately. Either that, or we have officially become used to summer in the desert. We have been taking full advantage; getting up early and spending a lot of time outdoors. It gives us the opportunity to get the most out of our days.
Lately we’ve been loving taking walks downtown, early in the morning. There’s a slight breeze, most people are still tucked away in their beds and the streets are quiet. We’re able to talk about our dreams for the future, hand in hand. Afterwards we usually head to the market and grab a bite to eat and yesterday we did just that. All in all we’d say it was a pretty successful Sunday!
Lately, it has felt like we have been non stop…work, appointments, birthdays. You name it! At night we collapse on the couch to cuddle up and talk about our day together. Luckily, last weekend was a pretty perfect one. We woke up without the sound of an alarm clock, rolled out of bed and got ready to start the day together. We’ve been working on some really fun projects. One of which, with our friend Hannah. She asked us if she could photograph us on a typical weekend. Ofcourse we said, yes! We’re so lucky to have such talented friends and this project has been a real treat. We’re happy to share a little sneak peek of what she’s working on. Hannah shot some photos of us at one of our favorite places, Pomegranate Cafe. It was one the first places we discovered when we moved to AZ. The food is always super fresh and the staff are all so sweet! We each tried something new; the Breakfast Burrito and the Wild Western Tacos. It’s safe to say lunch dates are truly our favorite!
Sundays are our favorite. It’s the one day of the week where we put aside our busy schedule and make time to do the things we love. We cuddle on the couch and watch a documentary (or two), we water our plants, play some music, and talk about everything we want to get done in the upcoming weeks. It’s so important to have days like this; to recharge, enjoy life, and be in love.
This past weekend was a good one! We seem to always be in the sun and exploring these beautiful desert landscapes. We never mind taking a drive together, listening to some of our favorite songs, and ending up at one of the most perfect spots in Phoenix. It’s so peaceful; something we aren’t used to, but definitely gaining a great appreciation for. These bell bottoms from Pylo were perfect for our fun-filled day. It’s times like this where we feel so lucky to have each other and just be silly together.
Back in May, we had the pleasure of meeting up with Matt Scorte. For months we had been exchanging emails back and forth, talking about our creative goals, movies that inspire us and projects we want to work on. When Matt told us he would be coming to Arizona for a visit, we were looking forward to chatting a bit. We showed him around some of our favorite places, grabbed coffee and talked about our families & friends. It was so nice to meet another creative who is just all around a nice and genuine person. We couldn’t be more grateful for the amazing people we have met and now call our friends.
Thanks Matt for these lovely photos. We will definitely cherish these for years to come.
Be sure to check out Matt’s VSCO grid to see some more of his work.
A year has passed since we moved from New York to Phoenix. We never thought we’d embrace Arizona so quickly. Last summer, on the fourth of July, we hopped on a plane at JFK airport, with our one-way tickets in hand and headed west. We had no idea what to expect and it was such an exciting feeling. We had only been to Arizona twice before moving here, but we were ready for a change, an adventure and we knew we could do it together.
When our friend Jaci suggested shooting some photos around Phoenix, we knew we had to brave the heat and make it happen. This is our new home…our new city. It was celebratory in a sense. When we look back at these photos, we will always think of our first year of marriage in a city we’re beginning to call our own.
We are Robert and Christina: husband and wife, photo takers, adventurers and best friends. We like to laugh too hard, dance all night, and explore together. Here is a little glimpse into our lives in sunny Phoenix, Arizona.