Eyes up, heart open
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!!
After our first shoot together, Jazz and I pulled over on the side of the road to look at our images. We squealed like loonatics in my car, we were so proud. That was 4 years ago. It’s been a wild ride, guys. Filled with love, laughter, whiskey, wigs, tea, adventure, light. For the past 4 years I’ve spent my time meeting some of the most wonderful and talented friends, mentors, couples, teammates, soul mates. This isn’t goodbye, at all really. But a way to honor our silliness as my new adventure begins.
I hope you all laugh so hard, that you snort a 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
I was really excited when my friend and fellow photographer, Laura DeCarlo, asked me to join in on shooting this Dark Alice concept with her. I was also pretty stoked that we were going to be shooting at Grove Studios at Chetstone, an old Victorian house which now serves as studio space in New Haven. The atmosphere inside Chetstone is amazing, as is the natural light. It served as a very cool backdrop for our theme for this styled shoot. While the downstairs area is very open in light, the attic is a much darker space with creepy bunnies Read More
To say I am over the moon right now is the understatement of this fine Thursday! Just in general, yes I am ANNNDD I am so pumped to share our second edition of the C10 Studio Ezine with all of you!!! This has and will continue to be such a labor of love for me. It is something I love to see as a finished designed product, and actually gives me butterflies. Nerdy, I admit! But true.
I feel so honored to work with so many amazing people at each wedding: from my sweet personable and trusting clients to each Read More
I am one lucky gal! I am absolutely surrounded by so many talented friends / colleagues / vendors. What’s a girl to do but just shoot like, ALL the time? Am I right? And so….. I totally do. My girl Beth Chapman of the White Dress by the Shore in Clinton CT not only runs an amazing business but is an absolute KILLER stylist. I am lucky I have enough self esteem for like 12 people as I rock my Target soda t-shirts and Tom’s. You think my pink hair isn’t strategic? People see it? And just stop. They don’t Read More
Last week after INSPIRE, an amazing photo retreat, my little girls and I went on a little trip to Negril, Jamaica. Ellie and Eres are my little 6 year old twins and they have been looking forward to this trip ever since Christmas, when they realized that was their big gift from Daddy. This was the first big trip for them and safe to say, one they will never forget. We had such a great time, from horseback riding, glass bottom boat rides, snorkeling over the coral reef, getting their hair braided, reggae on the beach, and meeting a lot Read More
One of my favorite things about my life is that I am surrounded by creative, spontaneous friends who are (lucky for me) always up for a fun day of taking pictures with me! Even when it’s twelve degrees out in Vermont in deep snow…! So the other fun thing about all of this is the dreaming up part. See, a few years back my great friend DD Nickel and Nichole (former client turned designer and head of Coral Pheasant turned C10 Bestie!) and I were chit chat paddwacking about doing a fun shoot in Vermont in the winter right after Read More
Ah, the blizzard of 2013! Or is it Nemo? Or Charlotte? We may never know…..
One thing I do know is it got me outside to shoot some scapes again. I’m not a huge fan of winterscapes, or the cold for that matter. But I’m glad to have some creativity today. I dug out my car at around 10am and traveled around the greater Danbury area today to capture the remnants of the blizzard.
Hope you are relaxing, enjoying some hot cocoa after a long day of shoveling.
And then there was THIS guy!