OUR FIRST CHRISTMAS

This is going to be our first Christmas together which makes sense on why we went a little overboard on gifts. What you see in this photo isn’t even a quarter of what we bought each other and feel it’s a bit absurd considering how many people are facing difficult times this year. We both decided that we’ll be giving away some of the gifts that we bought for each other to those who can’t afford to experience Christmas due to the financial impact that the year has caused. If you or your family is dealing with a hard time, please feel free to email us and we’ll ship you a pre-wrapped gift for free. Hopefully this adds some holiday cheer and can help put a smile on a few faces for a moment. We love you.


-C+D


NEW APPRENTICE

C, didn’t think she was creative because she’s the brain in the family, a degree from UCLA and another from Pepperdine. Major flex. When we first met I thought she had a very artsy vibe and knew there was something there. Little by little I’ve been letting her shoot the b-roll for my Youtube and even some photos, which at first were trash (sorry, babe). The more she does it, the more she’s been getting the hang of it. Yesterday I wanted to see if she could shoot me exactly how I would photograph someone because I needed to produce client content. I set up the camera for her and holy shit, she actually did it. It’s so rad to know that now we can output content whenever we need to without having to ask someone for help. And let’s face it, I am definitely not a model and refuse to let someone other than myself take photos of me but it’s awesome to now have the person I trust most be able to take snapshots and keep the integrity of my images the way I want them. Dream team.


Shirt provided by Privilege®


-Danny


GETTING BACK INTO IT

I want to say it’s been over two years since I departed the photography world, in terms of working with clients, but lately I’ve been feeling so inspired to dust off the camera and get back into the swing of things. Which is oddly serendipitous that it just so happens to be at time when companies are reaching out to send me products or asking if I would like to work on photo projects for them. The girl and I have been bringing my camera everywhere so I can remember just how much I love creating images. 


-Danny


SATURDAY

We’re trying to be mindful of what’s going on in our current climate all while navigating a new relationship. We decided that Saturdays would be our day to do the shopping and grab whatever stuff we might need for the week. It’s becoming routine that we hit Shoppe Amber, French, grab vegan cheese at the Calabasas farmers market and then get groceries at Trader Joes and Whole Foods. It’s a solid routine that allows us to spend time together outside and enjoy fresh air all while getting the things that we need. Stay safe, we still aren’t out of the storm.


-Danny


ARE THEY WORTH THE PRICE TAG

If you go anywhere in Calabasas and look down at peoples choice of footwear, nine out of ten times you’ll see them wearing a pair of Golden Goose® sneakers. I’ve always thought they looked cute on girls but I started noticing even most of the ‘basas dads were wearing them. I couldn’t understand the fascination with these purposely beat up, dirty, shoes so I decided to buy a pair and see what the hype was all about. So, is it worth the insane price tag for a pair of shoes that look exactly like something you would find in the Goodwill bins? Youtube video coming soon.


-Danny


SS/OUND WAVES® - EPISODE 003

It’s finally here, Episode 003 of the SS/OUND WAVES® podcast. This is the first time that we’ve done a podcast together and I think the dynamic is really interesting. The fact that there’s a female and male point of view wasn’t something that I thought would steer the conversation but it totally did and turned our subject matter into a freestyle dialogue with depth. We welcome you to listen and tell us your thoughts.


You can also follow and listen on Spotify


-Danny


VLOG - 002

I can’t believe we’ve only been together for a month because it feels like we’ve been doing this dance for a lifetime. Come along with us as we shop at our local farmers market and do our first unboxing together. We’re going to be doing a lot more vlogging and podcasts so be sure to subscribe to the channel :)


P.s. if any brands are interested in sending us stuff to unbox, feel free to message us here


-C+D


VINTAGE UNIFORM

I’ve been obsessed with vintage Harley-Davidson® crewneck sweatshirts from the late 80’s/early 90’s and Hedi era Dior® Homme. As much as I love to dress “grown up” there’s a vintage uniform aspect to my style that I don’t think I’ll ever grow out of because I feel like I always end up revisiting this particular vibe in my wardrobe. There’s something fulfilling about giving new life to beat up rare and designer garments. 


-Danny


DYING DIOR

I found a lovely pair of Hedi era Dior® Homme bootcut velvet pants on eBay for a ridiculous price. I acted fast and bought them right away without paying close attention to the description because I was so excited about the purchase. When they got delivered today I noticed they were a forest green color and not black like I thought. That’s completely my fault but its nothing that a little dying project can’t fix. Sometimes you need to take matters into your own hands and create the look you want, especially when finding beautiful pieces for an absurdly underestimated price. I’ll post the results in the next Deals & Steals video.


-Danny


VLOG - 001

It’s still really crazy to say; “I have a girlfriend” because I’ve been too focused on myself lately to really commit to someone. That and no one seemed to have the energy that I’ve been looking for. There was always something missing or things just didn’t seem right. But with her, it’s as if we’re two souls that got separated somewhere along our journey that have finally reconnected. It’s effortless, there’s no force or friction and we absolutely adore everything about each other. So, I thought, why not bring you guys along as I give her a gift.


-Danny