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#SDCreatives: the local artists who inspire us

Through a mix of mediums, formats and perspectives local artists illuminate the unknown, color the previously black-and-white and add depth to our understanding of our surroundings, our lives, circumstances and more. Through our research process for the Thought provokers series we’ve come across so many works of art that have inspired us and we’d like to share some of those great examples of visual and performing arts, photography and other creative works with you below.


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Ol’ Buddy Bear 🐻

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Flower crowns are always so fun & pretty!

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Let me tell you ‘bout my best friend. ❤️ See this gorgeous couple? I first met these two the beginning of 2017 when we were both living in Twentynine Palms near #joshuatree . Taylor was recommended to me on my search for a new babysitter for my daughter so I could get some sessions in while my husband was deployed. • A couple of months went by and Taylor grew into more than just a babysitter. She grew into a friend. She was the first to offer help, she was the first to hug and care for my daughter as if she was her own. She would surprise us with treats from Starbucks, and little gifts for my daughter. She took us on adventures to the beach and shopping and even came over for game nights and dinners. I eventually met more amazing ladies through her. And for that I am extremely grateful. • A few more months went by, and Taylor was there to help us welcome my husband home from deployment. She took our photos effortlessly and did amazing. The game nights and dinners continued, she even helped my hubby and I go on numerous much needed date nights! A few more months went by and it was time for her and her hubby to PCS to Camp Pendleton. It was heartbreaking to say the least. • Here we are today, and she is a sister to me. We are now both stationed at Camp Pendleton and again, only live minutes from each other. She continues to help me with my daughter so I can pursue my dream; She has helped me around the house, help me with holidays, she has traveled with me on road trips, and just recently, surprised me with a 3 day Disney girls trip! I don’t know what I’ve done to deserve such a loving sister-friend. God knew I needed a friend, and instead gave me a sister. I’m so grateful for that recommendation now almost 2 years ago. I owe every bit of where I am today to Taylor. She is the most hardworking, determined, and selfless human I know. I hope you all get a chance to meet her, or someone like her one day. I’m sooo thankful for my sister-friend. ❤️ • Couple | @taylornpage + @tristenpage_31

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Christmas came early for Henry! This little cutie just got adopted ❤️ • • •

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There’s no better feeling than being in your babe’s arms! So, who is the cuddler in your relationship? Do you both love to cuddle equally or is it more one person over the other? 🤗 I’m so thankful my husband loves to cuddle just as much as I do because if not he’d probably get sick of me 😂 . . . . . #brittneyhannonphotography #cuddling #engagementphotos #engagementring #isaidyestothedress #engagedlife #fiance💍 #isaidyes #fiance #cutestcouple #couplegoals #relationshipgoals #venicebeach #venicephotographer #losangelesweddingphotographer #laweddingphotographer #highschoolsweethearts #orangecountyphotographer #ocweddingphotographer #ocbride #marryyourbestfriend #2019bride #bridetobe2019 #2020bride #bridetobe2020 #bridetobe #futurewifey #newlyengaged #fiancelife #engagedaf

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because grooms need love too 👱🏻‍♂️#groom

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As parents, we’re always taking pictures of the kids. So, I love snapping couples’ shots of my moms and dads ❤️

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The vibe✨ between grand babies and their Grammies is something special 👌🏼#brittanybenounphotography

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