Hannah + Delilah

A few weeks ago, I got to photograph my beautiful friend Hannah, and her gorgeous pitbull Delilah. We wanted to get a few shots around City Market in Downtown Raleigh before she gave her pup to a new family :(. Photographing friends is such a great way to spend some quality time and do what you love with who you love! Enjoy our mini session. We will miss you Delilah, hope you love your new home.

And a few more ones from our LinkedIn appropriate photos:

Love you Hannah!


So excited to announce my CUSTOM BLOG DESIGN giveaway hosted by A Girl Named Leney. I recently launched MAV Designs, where I capture those raw, organic moments and ideas in life through graphic design and photography. In celebration, let's throw a giveaway party and have one of you out there get a free custom blog design by yours truly!

Head over to her blog to enter the giveaway.
Good luck!
I'd love to work with you all :)

Tuesday Tunes | Mix No. 11

This playlist is best played with the city as your backdrop and dreams in your pocket ++

song list
1. Locked Out - Freelance Whales
2. Step - Vampire Weekend
3. Getting Old - Hellogoodbye
4. Get Out - Casey Abrams
5. The Summer - Josh Pyke
6. Matilda - Alt-J
7. Hold On When You Get Love and Let Go When You Give It - Stars
8. Green Gloves - The National
9. Anything But You - Civalias
10. The Light - The Album Leaf

The top ten tracks for this week are from some new favorite artists and a few forever favorites. During my road trip to Atlanta last week, my friend's car played a handful of these songs and I couldn't help but feel like my dreams were right in my pocket. I hope these songs find their way into your week!

Happy Listening.Listen on: 8tracks

Any tracks that you are digging this week?
I'd love to hear!

( photo // instagram: @mashleyvega)

Friday Favorites | Week 001

(This is obviously a day late, but let's ignore the fact it's actually Saturday and pretend it's Friday)

Inspired by Tastes Like Love's "Start Your Week Off With..." blog series, I wanted to share with my readers inspiring posts or ideas I have collected from around the internet. People are truly the root of all my inspirations and I am constantly inspired by their honesty, creativity and talent. Here are a few favorites I'd like to share this week:

Um, seriously can Elsie + Emma get anymore talented? Surely you know their blog, A Beautiful Mess. Well now they have gone mobile and created a photo-editing app that will add that special handmade touch to your photos. I have only edited a couple photos so far but this app seriously makes me want to go back and edit all the instagrams I have ever instagrammed.


Below is a preview of an amazing article written last month about the danger of social media's well-edited, filtered partial truths and the envy effect we all seem to suffer from it. It was a great reminder that life cannot be captured in status updates and that although social media is a great tool, be careful to not use it for comparison, but rather connection.

A beautifully written article by Kelly Ann taking on the topic of feminism and women encouraging other women versus berating other women for taking a different route. Kelly references the incredible accomplishments women have made throughout history and the challenges they have faced and conquered. Kelly reminds us women to stick together, support one another and believe in ourselves.

photo by Kelly Ann

Kristyn started a blog series named "Wonderfully Made" to showcase and celebrate who we are as women. On her guest posts, she asks her bloggers to list what three things they love about themselves. I am in absolute love with this concept. We as humans are susceptible to focusing on our "flaws" versus our strengths along with viciously comparing ourselves to one another. This is a great series to take a step back from our short comings and focus on what makes us thrive. Beautiful series!

Just listen and you will understand. This song will forever remind of the tv show Scandal (any fans out there?!).  It is beautifully composed and a well thought out piece of music. Enjoy!

Anything you'd like to share this weekend?
I think it is extremely important to share and support other individual's content and creativity! I come across so many beautiful pieces of work and I can't help but want to share it with everyone :)

See you readers on Monday!