I have always been a big believer in fate. Of course, I feel that fate is influenced by conscious actions and decisions one makes over time, but you know what I mean.

If you’re close to me, you probably know pretty much everything about my move to Los Angeles has been strangely serendipitous. I lived here for a month last summer to test the waters and was presented with really cool opportunities and networking from the start.

When it came time to make moves, I found someone to take over the lease at my place in DC almost immediately – literally, the first person that contacted me ended up being the perfect fit.

It’s hard to describe it any other way besides everything just seemed to work out.

Flash forward a few months and I’m finding myself at my first legit photo shoot in LA for a restaurant called Gentaro Soba. I’ve photographed tons of food, but it had never felt this official. I was basically peeing myself out of nervousness hours before call time for no reason.