The photographs that you’re about to view might just take your breath away. The main subject is this weeks featured FP Me stylist, Zoe Lazerson, aka Zoelaz. One glance, and it’s obvious that she’s made a home for herself somewhere out west — Utah, to be exact — the mountains are her home, and she loves nothing more than exploring the land around her and capturing the beauty of it all. Photographer Ty French dropped these photos of Zoe into our inbox, and it just so happened to be the same week we planned to feature her. The timing couldn’t have been better.
Get to know more about Zoe below, and If wanderlust is what your lacking, prepare to be fulfilled.
Photos by Tyson French.
Where are you from? How has this shaped the person that you are today?
I am from Orem, Utah.
Fashion in general is a huge part of my personality. I love fashion, and I love it because I love seeing how people express themselves through getting ready for the day. I can tell a lot about a person by the way they dress and the way they wear it.
Where do you call home now?
Where do I call home? Utah will always be my “home”, but I love going anywhere with people that are amazing. I’m at home when I’m with those types of people.
Give us a typical day in the life of Zoe.
A typical day, hmm. Well, I usually wake up and go to school, some days I’m so ready and some days I’m in joggers and a tee shirt. I get home as fast as I can to a package from a company, cook something good, a photo shoot waiting for me, or to take a nap. I email every single day. More than I text. And I love some alone time. Also, not a day goes by where I’m not listening to music.
If your style could be translated into a person or a place, who/what would it be?
My style would be translated to California I think, I have a beachy style, and of course beachy hair.
Get the look: Free Falling Tapestry Print Dress
You’ve been blonde and brunette — what’s your personal preference and why?
Blonde or brunette… ugh. Haha this is hard because I love dark hair. Blonde is definitely more me, in fact I’m going back blonde. I don’t know I guess I feel more natural with it. And everyone knows me because I am blonde. So I guess I’ll go with blonde.
From your FP Me profile to your Instagram feed, you have some amazing photos in your collection. Did your large following happen organically within the community?
I get this question almost every day of how I got so many followers. I decided to be a photographer when I was 14, I just love it so much and I think people recognized my passion for it. Everyone should get recognition for something they’re passionate about.
Where is your favorite place to shoot?
My favorite place to shoot? I have too many. I LOVE the mountains. You can do so much with them. I also love my bedroom.
What do you think makes an image beautiful?
I find a lot of images beautiful by the way the person is posed, the lighting, the outfit, and of course the location.
What are three things you can’t live without?
I can not live with out my friends. They are the biggest support to me in my life. I can’t live without a camera, and of course food. I love food too much (but good food).
What’s one thing that you are willing to share with us that a stranger walking down the street wouldn’t be able to tell?
I loveeee to work out. I know everyone says stuff like “but you’re so small!” and I don’t care. when I work out I feel amazing. Plus it’s nice to have muscle (I am a lot stronger than people think).
You have a one way ticket to anywhere in the world…where are you going?
Anywhere in the world? India. I need to experience that place.
What’s the best piece of advice that’s ever been given to you?
I’ve been given a couple good pieces of advice:
“God doesn’t give us anything he knows we can’t handle”
“If you can’t make it good, at least make it look good.”
What does being “free” mean to you?
Being free to me means you do what YOU want, you find what YOU are passionate about and you let it run your life. Life is way too short to work your whole life. So make it work now. And just…. Go.
Photography by: Tyson French
Hair/Makeup artist: Vivian Johnson Makeup