My lovely friend Lora Grady of Lora Grady Photography and her darling hubby Dan celebrated their anniversary with a rustic woodland photo shoot, captured by Alyssia B. Photography. I put together a coordinating bouquet of creamy white ranunculus and spray roses. The bouquet was romantic and lush with lots of green, like it had been recently gathered from the surrounding fields and trees. I love how the bouquet complimented the textures of their wardrobe: the lace in Lora’s dress, the leather shoes and belt, and the gray wool of Dan’s jacket. The result? Images that perfectly resonate Lora’s beauty, both inside and out!
Capturing an intimate moment in time, like your anniversary, is a beautiful way to preserve memories. I would love to help you coordinate your next bridal, lifestyle or anniversary shoot. Connect with me and let’s start dreaming…
A woman’s bridal gown is so much more than a dress. It’s a symbol of love, hope, family, youth and happiness. For some, the dress defines the event itself, and for others the type of event dictates the dress choice. Either way, your dress becomes an heirloom, whether you decide to keep it, or it’s forever preserved in photos. A stylized bridal session like this is one beautiful way to ensure your dress gets its proper moment in history…
I’d love to help you style your bridal session. Connect with me and let’s start dreaming.
In celebration of our upcoming anniversary (April 19th!) I thought I’d share a few of my favorite photos from the first half of our wedding day in Saratoga Springs, NY. It was beautiful outside, in the low 70s (almost unheard of for April), and we spent the morning getting ready with our closest friends and family. The entire day was so lighthearted, I can’t help but grin when I see the smiling faces of everyone around us…
A trend I’ve noticed popping up more and more in the wedding world is the incorporation of leather into the paper goods. Depending on how it’s done, I think it can make a seriously sophisticated statement, especially when paired with beautiful gold calligraphy. I love the masculine touch it adds to more feminine details like flowers and fine china. It also fits with a range of styles, from rustic to elegant or bohemian. Here’s a look at a few of my favorite ways I’ve seen it done:
April is one of my favorite months for several reasons: One being it’s that time of year when new life becomes abundant and my favorite flowers start to bloom (hello peonies!). Two, I love the soft colors that come with spring (white, blush, peach, butter yellow, cool mint…swoon). And last but not least, it’s the month I said “I do” to my best friend and partner in crime. I can’t believe it’s been almost a year since we walked down the aisle. Last year at this time I was busy finalizing details and welcoming family and friends into town. This year, we’ll be spending our anniversary tucked away at a quiet winery in British Columbia, and while I miss the excitement of the impending big day, it’ll be nice to just relax and refocus on each other. Here’s a look at one of my favorite photos from that day. More to come as our date gets closer!
Who said crisp was a thing of the fall!? When I had a craving for those cinnamony-sugar crumbles, I decided to improvise and use the ingredients I had. This tangy but sweet berry crisp was the result, and when topped with a dollop of old fashioned vanilla ice cream or homemade whipped cream it becomes dessert at its finest (and it only takes about a half hour from start to finish!) When baked individually, it would make a wonderful addition to a dessert bar at a rustic wedding, and can even be packaged up as a pretty little favor (sans cream of course!).
Moving to Seattle was never on my radar growing up. From upstate New York, it was distant land that mainly existed in Grey’s Anatomy episodes. But it’s kind of funny because the idea of the city has seemed to follow me throughout my life. In fifth grade we did a project on the fifty states. For some reason, I was drawn to Washington and chose to study Seattle and it’s surroundings. Little did my 10 year-old self know then, this city would become such a large part of who I am.
I love it’s history and it’s sense of youth. This city makes you feel your big dreams are valid and attainable. There is this drive for the discovery of new things; things few others have yet to try or do. Yes, some would call this “hipster”, but I think it’s exciting.
This city is full of tiny corner shops and bustling market streets. It doesn’t rain quite as often as everyone says it does, and it’s home to an extraordinary set of active, creative people trying to make their mark.
This city has taught me that the world isn’t as large as we think it is, and with some hard work and the right people in your corner, anything is possible.
Yesterday’s weather was absolutely beautiful. One of those spring days you can’t let pass without spending time outside for fear it will all be gone tomorrow, which is exactly what happened. So on this drizzly day, I’m bringing back some of yesterday’s magic with its warm golden sun and cool, clean spring air….