I made the mistake today looking at Terrain, a store I've featured previously. I've done really really well the past 6 months buying no clothes, no jewelry, minimal makeup, minimal everything. When wallets tight, it's tight, and a move cross country and restarting a business can do it to you. But my resolve is weakening, quickly. I'm in southern California! I want long dresses, hip accessories, flowy summery mixed patterns all over me. Plus, I have an awesome little spot for a studio (little, but a cute little nook with a window and wood floors), and I've done absolutely nothing with it! I have a long plastic table and a borrowed rug, with a few pictures thrown up and a plant gifted to me. The plant's my favorite thing in there. But not having it comfortable makes me not want to be in there. And as a photographer I spend all day, every day, editing. So much potential to make it such a great little spot, but I don't know how to do it without breaking the wallet. Sooo.. if you have any tips on how to do a budget makeover on my wardrobe and my studio, please enlighten me. Because looking at beautiful things like this does me no good.
Okay, I just have to say this is genius. In all my youth, pulling off countless numbers of conk (bear bread, whatever you may call it) off trees in the woods, I NEVER came up with this. So rad looking! Damn the inconvenience of not being in Alaska any more. Maybe this can be my excuse that I need to move back there. Evan would understand that, right?
Stolen from Celia, see more and how it's done here. Thank you lovely lady.
PS. They look like this when they're still living. Finding one that's pure white underneath and not bruised is like finding gold. Or was in my simple childhood world.
I came across this rad stuff from Etsy artist Knitalatte and nearly died. How awesome are these? How cool would this be as a placeholder or part of a centerpiece at a wedding? Or even better, just in your home?
Mmhmm, completely gorgeous. Who would have thought?
On a personal note, my Rust & Lace series I recently shot out in the California desert was featured on The Knotty Bride today, one of my fav wedding blogs. The girl can write, so if you're engaged or in the wedding industry make sure to give her blog a read. You'll end up laughing your way through the next few hours. Thanks Alison for being so enthusiastic about the photos and sharing them with all your wonderful readers!
My wedding may be done, but now as a wedding photographer I get to ooh and aww over other bride's beautiful gowns. Every year there seems to be new designers and creative new choices for the modern bride. Looong gone are the days of a David's Bridal monopoly, and good riddance! If you're in the market for a dress or know someone that is, Ivy & Aster is worth checking out. Here are some of their newer dresses. A-mazing!
I am SO excited about the session I captured yesterday. It was the first time I shot in all manual, and it was the first time I used the 35mm 1.4 and 85mm 1.2 on my camera. Funny thing is, I thought I was going to fall in love with the 35, and I couldn't rip the 85 off my camera. In. love. with these images. Exactly what I wanted to capture, exactly what I want my brand to be. That my friends, is a good feeling. Thanks to sexy mamma Lexie for modeling for me! Isn't she gorgeous?
Photographer Nirav just posted his first all film session, and the photos are beyond beautiful. The subject of his photos, Bianca, models a few hats created by Behida Dolic. Check them out, they're incredible! To see the rest of the amazing goodness click here.