Hi there, I'm Angelica!
I'm a wedding/elopement photographer and climate activist based in New Jersey. By combing art and activism, I create powerful visuals that influence and educate people on global issues. IG: @dawnpointstudios
Girl, Put Your Records On
The origin of my favorite music is rooted in a garage sale. There I was in the middle of summer, not going to waterparks or hanging by a poolside, but rather organizing my mom's garage sale. After the divorce, we had to save up whatever money we could to prepare for the big move to Florida. My mom focused on packing all the junk in the basement while I took the role of selling all our items (she was a horrible saleswoman). While negotiating back and forth like a crazy car sales worker, I was able to sell a lot of our unnecessary belongings. Towards the end of the sale, we were desperate. My mom was telling me to sell just about anything not vital, even if it had sentimental value. I watched strangers carry away items I had known my whole life to be part of my home. Finally, my mom brings out a big box of vinyls. Although we did not have a record player, my mother seemed to have collected a decent range of "old fashion" music. I saw her grief as she insisted I sell them. As she continued her work inside, I decided to spare the vinyls. As if I was the Grinch on Christmas Eve, I secretly stuffed the vinyls in my boyfriend's house for safekeeping.
A Badass Woman Who Built Her Own Life
I'm so sick of social media evoking jealousy and self-doubt. All artists and entrepreneurs across the world have one thing in common, the ultimate goal of making a living creating content they love. With that goal comes a million other familiar emotions: the up until 3am perfecting one's craft work ethic, the anxiety of quitting a stable 9-5 job, and the jealousy of others in your field excelling.
Dinner With My Enemies
I know, I know. The first question rattling your brain is, “WHY?” It’s a perfectly reasonable response as an ideal dinner party should be on that is enjoyable and wholesome. I promise, this one will be as well.
Breaking Down Composting Myths
A love story: A sustainable person, a bucket of dirt, and food waste. Composting can seem scary, dirty, and smelly. However, it's actually fun and easy! This is from a person who just recently started composting a few months ago. I'm not a pro, but the good news is you don't have to be. Composting can be done even if you're the type of person that can't keep houseplants alive.
- First Place in Sustainability Hacks Challenge
Sustainable Parties Are Worth Celebrating!!
Think back to your favorite party or celebration! What do you remember the most? You probably recall the amazing time you had, but also the not-so-fun task of cleaning up the after-math.