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Beard ¬

beard care tips

It’s become a winter habit to quit shaving and let my whiskers grow. This here is 5 months in and I’m planning on going another month or so… once it officially feels like spring, out comes the shears. Anyhow, I’ve had some questions about my beard, some attention and what-not as if its some magical thing to grow one and keep it looking good. Its simple to grow, you just dont shave… then whether or not you trim, thats up do you… fit and trim beards can look great but it’s very very easy to over-trim and once you do that  I guarantee you’ll feel so much regret that you’ll throw it to the wind, pout to your wife, and then shave it off.

When it comes to grooming it… that is also simple.

Just like the hair on your head, wash it and condition it. From there its up to you if you let it go wild and sideways or keep it under control. Either way, find a good beard oil. I’ve been recently using Prospector Co. Beard Oil and it is fantastic. Adds shine and softens it a bit… and even better than that… smells like the best pine tree you’ve ever smelled.

Second to washing and oiling is combing. If you dont want it to go sideways… then you gotta comb a few times a day. A wide tooth comb is best and I’d stay away from plastic. Plastic will get nice and static-y. It can also get hung up and if you pull out a beard hair, I guarantee your eyes will water.

burroughs beard oil - Prospector Co

David Anderson - Every year I trim it and regret and pout to my wife. Spoken like a true beardian. Been looking for some good beard oil. Thanks, I’ll look into it. Great images too!!

Bryce Perica - Epic picture of the beard, dude.

Parker & James & Joy ¬

Parker Fitzgerald - by Jarrod Reno

Some days before Christmas these three folks… Parker Fitzgerald, Jay Fitzgerald & Joy Kim took a flight down from Portland to visit family for the holidays. I was of course excited again to see Parker’s name pop up on my phone. It’s always a blessed time hanging with the man. This trip was especially awesome because I got to spend time with Jay and Joy. Jay is another amazing photographer and Joy just kills it with her calligraphy and drawings… not to mention, she’s to thank for my ‘Lantern Room’ logo.

These three made one of the coldest Colorado days a blast and I look forward to our next meeting… hopefully in Portland:)

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Amanda Jasnowski - so beautiful. the light! it kills me. so happy to know good people are spending time together (especially in such great places).

Amy Bruns w/ Steve Stanton ¬

Colorado Film portrait photography - jarrod reno

Some weeks ago… maybe even a month or more now? My good friend Steve called me up on a whim and asked if I’d like to come along on an afternoon excursion. Steve as a love for all things classic and classy which oozed through on this shoot. I gotta tell you its so fun to shoot with other photographers…

This here is Amy Bruns who carried class and a quiteness that was lovely. Steve found a rad location on the plains and we had some fun.


Mamiya RZ67 Portra 160

Polaroid 195 Fuji 3000b


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Alec Vanderboom - well done

Shannon VonEschen - Oh my gosh I love these! How did I miss them?

Jarrod Renaud - thanks! :)

Victor Caringal - Definitely getting some Rodney Smith vibes here. Nice one sir!