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Meet HERLIFE Hottie: Josh Parrish

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Photographer and videographer/tasting room associate at Lodi Wine & Visitor Center

What is your biggest aspiration?
My goals are always changing and elevating. Ultimately, my perspective is that this is how it is supposed to be in life. The day you cease to strive for greatness and aim higher in all you do is the day you stop living a life worth talking about. On a tangible and transparent level, my current goals for 2018 are to continue the growth of the photography business, J&B Photography; to complete my MA in industrial and organizational psychology; train/diet for my first fitness show early 2019; and continue self-education of the wine industry.

What is your favorite type of food?
Italian (thanks, Mama!)

What makes you unique?
My innate ability to get along with most anyone, and being able to make people laugh.

Tell us something funny about you.
I can pretty much balance anything on my chin, from a piece of paper or a wine glass to a wheel-barrel or a ladder. Super strange, right?

What do you look for in a woman?
Someone with a free spirit, unashamed and unapologetic. A lover of all people. Vulnerable and soft yet strong and independent (Love you, Brittney).

What makes a perfect first date?
Sky diving. Or In-N-Out. Actually, both of these.

What is your favorite thing to do in the Valley?
I love riding motorcycles through the country roads in the summer. Late-night city photography in mid-town or downtown Sac. And lots of eating along the way. I really enjoy trying new restaurants and holes-in-the-wall. Food is my spirit animal for sure.

Do you believe in love at first sight? Why?
Yes. There have been times in my life that I thought I was in love, times I thought that what I had was all I needed, and times that I quickly and harshly realized that it was simply infatuation rather than deep, sacrificial, committable love. I lost belief in this notion of love at first sight for some time. I think this is a part of life, though. Coming out of these experiences and meeting my girlfriend, Brittney, now there isn’t a doubt in my mind that love at first sight is a thing. She’s the most amazing person I’ve ever met.

Tell us your biggest accomplishment to date.
Graduating college and continuing to graduate school. I’m super proud of this. Also, starting my photography business six months ago. We have nothing but positive vibes, focus and hopeful goals and expectations going into 2018. It’s going to be a great year!

How do you want to be contacted?
Instagram: _joshparrish_ or jandb_photography_
Business phone: 209-642-8596