Sunsets of 2014

Starting 2014 in Brasil I was captivated by the magical sunsets.

the kollektive- 2014

the kollektive- 2014

Every evening the city would quite down as the birds were cheerping, people were out for walks or running, and families sat outside drinking Chimarrão. I remember my mother-in-law was always excited to share her photos with me, we would go through them agree on a favourite, and we would repeat it all over again the next night. Seeing as I still have a lot of Portuguese to learn, I felt we were bonding over our love of photography and the awe-inspiring beauty of mother nature.

the kollektive- 2014

the kollektive- 2014


the kollektive- 2014

With every kilometre we drove through Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina, I saw the most beautiful places I had ever seen. I was in love. With the ocean and mountains along the horizon, it is was easy to enjoy the sunsets. I tried to slow down and take in the moment by thinking about my blessed life, my loved ones near and far, and honestly just how beautiful the world is when you have a chance to explore it. My husband and I fondly refer to it now as the nothing but blue skies road trip.

the kollektive- 2014
the kollektive- 2014
the kollektive- 2014
the kollektive- 2014
the kollektive- 2014
the kollektive- 2014
the kollektive- 2014
It’s been a bumpy transition as expected, but life in Toronto has been filled with new beginnings, backyard barbecues, finally getting the courage to bike in this city, Germany winning the World Cup, and a few beers at Bellwoods.

the kollektive- 2014
the kollektive- 2014
the kollektive- 2014
the kollektive- 2014
the kollektive- 2014
the kollektive- 2014
the kollektive- 2014
As the sun fades away on this last day of 2014, cheers to the days that have passed, the memories made and many more sunsets to capture in 2015!

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Let Me Introduce Myself

I am the second half of the Kollektive, happily married, living in Toronto, university graduate and looking for work. Holla!

I have always used photography to express my point of view and document my life, surroundings, and blessings. Earlier this year I travelled to the South of Brasil with my husband for 3 months. In between barbecue induced food comas, late nights, and surreal shorelines I was able to live one of my dreams and cross it off my bucket list! I have always wanted to run away from winter and have my toes in the sand as I explore dozens of beaches like an artistic hippie day dreams of doing.

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