Sunday, January 29, 2012

work, rest, repeat


happy sunday y'all!

sorry i haven't been posting anything inspiring or requiring any kind of effort (haha).. i'm just ready to relax!

i've been so busy lately with meetings with clients, preparing our non-traditional save-the-date, collecting and planning for our engagement shoot (which was yesterday!), finalizing catering for d-day and.... i have not a photo to show for it (since my workhorse lens is in the shop for repairs).  hopefully i will have some sneak peaks for you soon from our shoot!

how was your weekend?

(photo: anthropologie)

Friday, January 20, 2012

jordan grace owens


check out these amazing paper dolls by jordan grace owens! she also does custom couple dolls, which are absolutely delightful!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

gold speckle


i need numerous bolts of those two fabrics, now.


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

sweet drinks


i know i've been the most negligent blogger lately, but i like to use the excuse now that i'm planning a wedding and running a business!

in any case, i'm looking for some sweet drink recipes for the wedding! please share in the comments (or email me!) if you have any... lemonades, teas, punches...whatever is sweet and refreshing for a summer wedding!

(image: cider rum punch & ginger ale!)

Friday, January 6, 2012

good things come in threes

1. (visual word)

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2. (spoken word)

"when we are very young children we don't need fairy tales: we only need tales. mere life is interesting enough. a child of seven is excited by being told that tommy opened a door and saw a dragon. But a child of three is exicted by being told that tommy opened a door. boys like romantic tales; but babies like realistic tales — because they find them romantic. . . . this proves that even nursery tales only echo an almost pre-natal leap of interest and amazement. these tales say that apples are golden only to refresh the forgotten moment when we found that they were green. they make rivers run with wine only to make us remember, for one wild moment, that they run with water." (gk chesterton)

3. (sung word)

shorter days longer nights playlist by wit+delight.

(img credit: brian ferry)

Thursday, January 5, 2012


super liking this kitchen space in the home of illustrator raymond biesinger and his clothing/accessories-designer wife, elizabeth hudson (as seen on design*sponge). see more images from their apartment here.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

portrait session giveaway!

i'm hosting a giveaway on my photography blog for a free portrait session! go to the post to get more details!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

so this is the new year


this new year feels different than all the other new years. everything has been a blur so it's been hard to sit down and really think about how the past year went and decide what goals i want to make for myself this year. with wedding plans and already an upcoming shoot this saturday, i feel both excited and overwhelmed.

this past year has definitely been very eventful. i ended my time with the amazing ladies at utterly engaged to work full-time... and 4 months later i quit my full-time in-house graphic design job to focus on my photography business full-time. i've met wonderful people, learned so many things, made many mistakes and am ever growing.  i got engaged (!!!) have been in the throes of preparing to be a wife and planning a wedding at the same time. (as you can imagine, i have many "when did i get so crazy" moments).

hopefully after this weekend i plan to take a short break from blogging/twitter/etc. and really rediscover my voice, what motivates and drives me.  i hope that means more personal work for this year... :).

(photo by en pointe)

Sunday, January 1, 2012

will you be my bridesmaid

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a little recent project. fold out kraft booklet!