ROAD TRIP :: NEW YORK TO ARIZONA

Road Tripping the United States by Gabriel Gastelum

At the beginning of June I took a little road trip. My good friend Evan was moving from New York City back to Arizona (I know, ew). Anywho, considering that I have helped his sister move across the country twice now, that I would be willing to help him drive from New York City to Nogales, Arizona.

Hell yeah I was.

New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico and finally Arizona. 

We saw a lot of beautiful, a lot of ugly, a lot of nothing, a lot of weird, a lot of scary, a lot of funny, etc. You know, what a good road trip usually entails.

Each state had its moments and there were definitely some states I would love to explore (and definitely some I would love to avoid) more.

In Arizona, I was able to hang out with my parents for a full 24 hours before I had to fly back to Los Angeles to pack for my big trip to Central & South America. But, it was awesome just being back home and seeing the progress on the new house they are on ranch land.

Drive with us.

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We named the U-Haul “Pinta”.

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Driving a truck out of Manhattan is one of the most stressful things evar (New Yorkers CANNOT drive).

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Yes I took a lot of pictures of the St. Louis Arch. We were completely blown away by how awesome it was!!

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Cartwheeling the Arch.

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Oklahoma has all these toll booths that took us by surprise. By that I mean they were completely annoying…

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IMG 7849 ROAD TRIP :: NEW YORK TO ARIZONA New Mexico had this haze… it was later when I found out the state was pretty much on FIRE.

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Mom found my Baby Shoes.

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This picture of my Grandmother and Mom is probably one of my favorites of all time.

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SHAKE IT OFF

Shake it off: Ryan Ramirez from So You Think You Can Dance

Three R’s.

Ryan Ramirez Revisted. 

The day I photographed Ryan for her [lifestyle] and editorial session, I took more pics than I usually take at a wedding.

Seriously. 

It isn’t rare for me to go back to a recent shoot and pick out even more favorites from that day. I went back a few weeks ago actually and picked out some more, but I haven’t had time to blog them until now.

I see Ryan’s talent everywhere.

Big shows like American Idol, The X-Factor and big stars like Beyonce display Ryan’s dancing skills all the time. Incredible.

Some of these you have seen before, but just edited a little differently this time (along with some great new ones!)

Enjoy!

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I love this outtake. Her smile is so infectious!

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