Dec 13, 2010

Portraits: Hope Makes Music

My dearest Hope is no stranger to this bloggeroo of mine. You might remember her from this or this post or her song from this post and you can follow her own photography adventures here.

This shoot was extra special because my dearest Hope has since moved out to the city of angels, yup LA. She moved a few days after my big sister's wedding and the only other time I saw her was for this wedding I shot in New Jersey in the Fall where she was a guest. And during that weekend's events we squeezed in  a fun little shoot for Hope's musical endeavours.
In just a few months my lovely Hope has taken LA by storm and has teamed up with another talented musician thus forming: Me and Mr. Cassidy. Their music is amazing and I mean that from the bottom of my heart. Not just because I love Hope, but because I love good music. If you are in the LA area please go out to one of their shows, show them some love, and prepare yourselves to be blown away.
No words can express how much my life's been blessed by my dearest Hope.
Over the years our friendship has become well worn in, like a really good vintage dress or two.
Every time we're together we learn something new from each other, or make something new, or try 
something new, or go some where new together ... no two get-togethers have ever been the same.

Our friendship has definitely been the furthest thing from boring, because we thrive off of each other's creative juices, each other's success ...
Even each other's silliness.
I need not tell you how gorgeous she is on the outside ...
But what I must say is that she's just as gorgeous the inside.
I'm sure I've said that a million times, but I mean it.
Where ever the road takes you Hope, I'm there. Always a phone call away, a plane ride away, or a thrift store away. I love you and I'm so proud of you and where this road has taken your music, and your career. There's only up from here love.
Up and down the East Coast,
Or out west with the Pacific sunset ... I'm there for you.
In less than a month I'll be flying out to LA to once again shoot images for Hope, her new band, her talented friends and fellow musicans, and to make even more Ica and Hope {a.k.a "Ice and Ope"} memories. I can hardly wait ... and to my West Coast Family just learning the new .... yes I'm headed your way too. So make some room for me, I wanna play!
 ******* If you're in the L.A. area / Santa Monica area on Jan 5th - 12th and want some pictures please let me know ASAP. I've a handful of shoots to schedule during my week their but If I can squeeze you in I will. Email me at *************
I love you Hope. And I can't wait to see you baby girl and make some new west coast memories with you!

Happiest Monday to you all!


  1. Wow, these are all so lovely Ica. LOVE the first one. Can't wait to see the shots you get in LA! :D

  2. :) She's super cute! And I wish I could swing a trip down to LA then too. :)

  3. I would love to support you dearest friend. If I can get a babysitter, then PJ and I can galavant over to hear her beautiful music :) Does she have a website with her gigs on them (gigs is a funny word)?

  4. Aww Frances!!! Here's her Facebook artist page that list all her gigs, OR if you click any of the links above in the actual post they should lead you to her website and music page!!/group.php?gid=44608889650&v=info