Eyes up, heart open
This January I had one of the absolute coolest opportunities arise for me to fly to England to photograph a wedding in Helmsley at Castle Howard for none other than Sarah Haywood, one of the most prestigious international destination wedding planners in the world…! As if that wasn’t cool enough, Sarah is also a two time author with her book The Wedding Bible, which was launched about a week after the wedding I was there to photograph …! So as luck would have it, Sarah asked me to stay another week and decompress in-between shoots until the book launch party Read More
Every six months I have the absolute JOY to attend the Engage! Conference held in exotic and amazing locations all over the world. I have been to the Mandarin Oriental in Las Vegas (my very first time going!), The Breakers in Palm Beach, The Biltmore in Asheville, Montelucia Resort in Scottsdale, The Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch in Beaver Creek CO and the last one was at The Ritz-Carlton on Grand Cayman. So. How can Rebecca Grinnals + Kathryn Arce of Engaging Concepts keep making each Engage! better and better and better? I am not sure, but man it sure does! Read More
After spending the afternoon with The Bachelorette aka Miss Desiree Hartsock + her fiancé Chris Siegfried and doing their engagement session at the Willows Lodge (you can see their rainy Seattle engagement session HERE) … we dried off and headed over to DeLille Cellars for the engagement party that Capstory hosted with a long list of some amazing wedding professionals from the area! It was so beautiful and the absolute perfect place to warm up by a roaring fire , next to some really beautiful flowers and sweets! Um…yup! Check out how beautiful this place was!!
When I was asked to fly to Seattle to photograph The Bachelorette’s (aka Desiree Hartsock!) engagement session with Chris Siegfried, I was beyond. Like, WAY. Even though I had not really watched the show, I knew from my many friends that did watch it that Desiree was one of the sweetest contestants ever. And that despite any drama on the show, Chris was really the best match for her in the end! I can attest to that as I got to spend some quality time with them both at the stunning Willows Lodge in Seattle! Despite the rain we Read More
One of the things that I love is the ability to have just super open just flat out fun with my camera and my friends and their friends and for reasons other than fun but for actual, like REASONS! Take these two- Zeke and Po! Zeke is basketball legend Isaiah Thomas’ son and a breakthrough DJ paired up with Po, a reality TV star / singer who recently collaborated on a track called ‘Monsters (Be Brave)‘. So logically they needed some publicity shots of them together and when asked by my good friend Ed of Gorilla Records to do the Read More
This September I dove back in to something I love second to photography: teaching photography! A long, long while back, I started teaching monthly workshops on a variety of topics ranging from the camera basics to lighting to posing to how to shoot details to the business of photography. There is so much to being a photographer. So much to even just doing this for fun, let alone as the main source of income for your family! There are so many ways to see, so many ways to interpret your subject and your idea and I just LOVE helping Read More
A few weeks back I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Josh Rossi, creator of fulltimephotographer.com a site dedicated to helping and educating photographers looking to go and stay full time. A lot of what I do I used to do myself, until I had enough business to support bringing in a support staff of the most amazing people to help me run my studio like a well oiled bee hive! Many photographers do pretty much everything for their businesses… from taking the pictures, to designing the albums, the website, their branding, managing their studio, booking their clients, shipping Read More
There is so much I get excited about with my work, and one of the things that gets me fired up is being able to show my work the way that I think it should be shown. What better way to do this than by teaming up with my favorite designer like… EVAH… my bff Nichole Michel of Coral Pheasant Stationery and Design! Nichole has a way of seeing my work and laying out each page of my e-zine with such care… I look through this and forget this is my work each time!
I love sharing some of Read More
Over the past few years I have spent quite a bit of time doing styled shoots with some pretty amazing friends and vendors in the industry. These shoots have taken us all over the world, and honestly it’s part of my job that I just LOVE. I love brainstorming ideas and shoot locations and trouble shooting and thinking on the fly and trying not to throw a tantrum when security denies us access to the Eiffel Tower to shoot but then come up with something even WAY better than I thought I could! I love to DIG DEEP and Read More
This February was crazy. For so many reasons! That Blizzard. Man oh man was I bitter about this, but really only for the shoveling part, otherwise it was kinda pretty.
Aside from 36” of snow the next craziest part of my month was the shake up I got while attending the Inspire photography conference in Sturbridge. I am on the planning team, so nothing about this conference should have been much of a surprise, right. Like, I totally knew what we had planned! Because I helped planned much of it!
The internal shake up that followed- and Read More