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Dave @ Paper Co. Coffee

A few portraits of and an excellent cortado by Dave at Paper Co. Coffee, here in Houston.

Paper Co. is the perfect place to slow down & get an excellent cup of coffee, you should stop by there sometime.

Don (a.k.a. Love Is Studios)

Last month, during the course of a photo shoot at Ecclesia here in Houston, I had the privilege of having my friend and talented artist Donald Collins sit for a couple of portraits with me. A shoot within a shoot, if you will.

Don is the creative force behind Love Is Studios (on Facebook at and if you've ever had the good fortune of getting a message or note from him, he usually signs off "Big crazy love!" or some variant of that.

While I was making these photographs of him, Don sketched these portraits of me.

To see more of his work, you can find Donald online as @mysketchyworld on Instagram or on Twitter as @CaptDonald. Thank you for being the kind & loving soul that you are my friend & many blessings!