Photoshoot at the Los Angeles Rainbow Wall!

Introducing our very first video blog!! This documents our time shooting at the Rainbow Wall which is located on the side of Paul Smith Limited on Melrose in West Hollywood. It is part of Instagram's #kindcomments campaign and is a way to celebrate pride month! It will be up until June 30th so GO GO GO! 

Amy Tangerine and I arrived at 7am in an effort to dodge the crowds and it totally worked! Watch our adventure here: 

 

And here are some of the final photos, thanks for watching!

 

On Alisha:
Ban.do Tee
ASOS skirt
Ban.do Heart Floatie
Pared Eyewear (similar in pink)
ASOS sandals (my new fav comfy sandal, and they're on sale!)
 

On Amy:
Amy Tangerine Shop Tee
Tieks Shoes
ASOS dress (similar here & here)
Heart Sunnies

Introducing LISH creative VLOGS!

Although we still LOVE creating photos and stop motion animations, we are now expanding into video blogs! Yay! Video has a way of capturing experiences in a way that photos can't. We're so excited to document our travels, colorful adventures, and behind the scenes content in this way. It will allow us to show YOU what it's really like to go on a photoshoot or to a explore a new place or event. 

After going to Bermuda with Amy Tangerine, and watching her document the adventure for her YouTube channel, I was inspired to expand my content beyond just what lives on Instagram. 

She recommended a camera, and I just started shooting! I'm still perfecting my style and technique, so be gentle, but I'm excited to explore this new outlet more and more. 

Here's a sneak peek at the official intro, the first video is revealed this week!

The Most Instagrammable Spots from LA's Museum of Ice Cream

Located in DTLA's Art District, the Museum of Ice Cream is quite a TREAT. With multiple colorful rooms to discover and sweet treats to enjoy, it's an Instagrammers paradise! If you weren't lucky enough to snag tickets (it's currently sold out!) you have two options - you can A. head to the Arts District just to experience the epic pink exterior (it puts the Paul Smith Pink wall to shame!) OR B. you can wait until April 27th at 9am PST for additional dates to be released on the Museum's website. In the mean time, start planning your trip by checking out my favorite photo opps:

1. The Banana-Split Room
My favorite of the whole BUNCH! This stunning installation features hundreds of hanging, spray-painted bananas, perfect for swinging boomerangs, and colorful still images like these:

Pose in front of the color split

Pose in front of the color split

Snag closeups of the banana-split

Snag closeups of the banana-split

Hide behind each color - image by Cyn (@hotpinkpineapples) 

Hide behind each color - image by Cyn (@hotpinkpineapples

Crawl inside and photograph it from the inside-out

Crawl inside and photograph it from the inside-out

2. The Sprinkle Pool
A crowd favorite from the museum's previous New York location, the new and improved LA sprinkle pool is a playground for millennial pink lovers like me. 

Pretend to float away

Pretend to float away

Grab an overhead "I can't believe I am actually swimming in here" shot - like this one featuring Courtney from @awhimsywonderland

Grab an overhead "I can't believe I am actually swimming in here" shot - like this one featuring Courtney from @awhimsywonderland

Photograph all of the pool floats & subway tile dreams

Photograph all of the pool floats & subway tile dreams

Stick your toes in the sand, er, sprinkles! 

Stick your toes in the sand, er, sprinkles! 

3. Telephone Room
This is the first room you enter and everything is perfectly PINK. They even recreated "that pink door" from the infamous house in Palm Springs! How amazing! 

Snap a photo on the way out with the palm print paper peeking through! (image by @splendid_rags)

Snap a photo on the way out with the palm print paper peeking through! (image by @splendid_rags)

Hold the phone (and then snap a pic)!

Hold the phone (and then snap a pic)!

4. Walls Walls Walls
Everywhere you look there's another fun WALL. Wallpapered walls, scratch and sniff walls, plastic walls, painted walls, embellished walls... they're all here and they're beautiful! 

Scratch & sniff banana wall

Scratch & sniff banana wall

Plastic rainbows

Plastic rainbows

And another view of those featuring Jenna & Courtney from @awhimsywonderland, Leslie from @splendid_rags & Cyn from @hotpinkpineapples

And another view of those featuring Jenna & Courtney from @awhimsywonderland, Leslie from @splendid_rags & Cyn from @hotpinkpineapples

The prettiest palm print wallpaper I've ever seen. And I just found out that my insta-friend @space.ram designed it so I love it even more! 

The prettiest palm print wallpaper I've ever seen. And I just found out that my insta-friend @space.ram designed it so I love it even more! 

An entire room dedicated to gummy bears and technicolored striped walls. 

An entire room dedicated to gummy bears and technicolored striped walls. 

Pretty pastel word art

Pretty pastel word art

The embellished entry way wall! 

The embellished entry way wall! 

5. Floors!
Don't forget to look down! The California room has super fun faux walk of fame stars featuring puns like "Jimmies Fallon" and "Scoop Dog" and the Sprinkle Pool has the prettiest pink carpet! 
 

Museum of Ice Cream Los Angeles

Sweet Styling 101

Sweet Styling 101

Desserts have definitely become one of my favorite things to style and photograph. There's nothing quite like the perfect ice cream drip or tiny little luscious crumbs in all of the right places. I also get a lot of questions about styling these sweet and perfect moments, so when SugarBear Hair reached out to partner on a blog post, I knew this would be perfect! 

Exploring SoCal's SUPERBLOOM!

With pictures of poppies, flooding Instagram lately, it was hard to resist the opportunity to see Southern California's superbloom in action! Due to record rainfalls over the winter, this wildflower season was record-breaking. According to experts, blooms like these only happen once per decade (!) so I feel lucky to experience them during my first spring living in Los Angeles. 

I joined forces with my friend & fellow photographer extraordinaire, Elizabeth Burgi to have a flower day adventure and I am sharing the imagery + my tips for 3 great spots to take photos of the blooms here! But go soon! Like this weekend soon! The flowers won't be in bloom for that much longer:

 

1. Walker Canyon @ Lake Elsinore
This is the place to see the poppies! Take the Lake St exit off of the 15 freeway. If you're coming from the north, the trail will be on your left. Make sure you bring suitable hiking shoes and clothes! It's a dusty, mile climb until you reach the best poppies. I wore my Allbirds and a pair of white shorts that were quickly ruined when I slid down a hill! Don't worry, the camera was fine. Anything for a good photo right?  Sometimes you just have to laugh it off. I also brought a bag of clothes to change into so I wasn't hiking in this fancy red ASOS dress...! One caveat, though, on the way out we saw a rattlesnake, so heads up! He was just slithering right up alongside the trail and I may or may not have tried to get as close as possible for the Instagram story. 

Photo by Elizabeth Burgi Photography

Photo by Elizabeth Burgi Photography

Photo by Elizabeth Burgi Photography

Photo by Elizabeth Burgi Photography

Photo by Elizabeth Burgi Photography

Photo by Elizabeth Burgi Photography

Photo by Elizabeth Burgi Photography

Photo by Elizabeth Burgi Photography

Photo by Elizabeth Burgi Photography

Photo by Elizabeth Burgi Photography

Red Lace Dress 
 White Sunnies by Pared
 White Sun Hat (under $25!)
 Merci Beacoup Tee (30% off!)
Matte Lipstick (in Rebellious)
White Shorts by Grana (old)
 Sneakers by AllBirds

Superbloom Walker Canyon Lake Elsinore
Superbloom Walker Canyon Lake Elsinore
Superbloom Walker Canyon Lake Elsinore

 

2. Chino Hills State Park
Welcome to the most beautiful rolling hills of yellow blooms! I visited this stunning park with my cousin Christy and her fam and I couldn't believe my eyes. Exit the 71 freeway, onto Soquel Canyon Parkway toward Central Ave, turn left onto Elinvar Dr and then proceed up a steep and winding road through the state park. It won't seem like a road, but it is! About a mile in there's a pay booth requiring a $5 entrance fee, and 2 miles after that, there's a horse park where we parked and took a hike through the blooms! 

Superbloom Chino Hills State Park
Superbloom Chino Hills State Park
Superbloom Chino Hills State Park
Superbloom Chino Hills State Park

 


3. The Flower Fields at Carlsbad
Although not a result of the superbloom, this working flower farm near LegoLand is still a site to see during this time of year! For a $14 entrance fee, you can see rows and rows of rainbow blooms. Elizabeth and I stopped there after Walker Canyon and it was a lot cloudier than earlier in the day. The fields are beautiful but if you want the wide open shots of rolling fields, head to one of the wild flower spots instead, these fields are bordered by apartments and an outlet mall so it was hard to get a super picturesque wide viewpoint. 

Photo by Elizabeth Burgi Photography with a little Skies Over effect because it was a cloudy day! 

Photo by Elizabeth Burgi Photography with a little Skies Over effect because it was a cloudy day! 

Photo by Elizabeth Burgi Photography

Photo by Elizabeth Burgi Photography

Flower Fields Carlsbad California
Photo by Elizabeth Burgi Photography

Photo by Elizabeth Burgi Photography

White Sun Dress
Disco Drink Tumblr by Packed Party
Matte Lipstick (in Rebellious) 

Photo by Elizabeth Burgi Photography 

Photo by Elizabeth Burgi Photography 

Flower Fields Carlsbad California

March Recap & Prop Haul

In March:
I worked on: a lifestyle shoot around LA for Mayarya Maternity, fun social media imagery for Fullscreen Live, a new travel series for Chatbooks, a tropical influencer campaign for Raw Sugar Living, scrumptious social content for Dove Chocolate, a GIF series for LIFEWTR, an Instagram takeover for Brit + Co & a new education workshop for instagrammers, bloggers, and small business owners that's launching in May....! Can't wait to reveal more about this soon.
I traveled to: Bermuda with the Hamilton Princess Resort & Amy Tangerine & then back to my hometown of Pittsburgh to visit my fam! 
I discovered: the incredible California Poppy fields (at Walker Canyon near Lake Elsinore), and even saw a rattlesnake in the process! 

I gathered: props for the above shoots, and then a few fun finds for my Bermuda Trip - click through to see the highlights below: