Monthly Archives: December 2010

Kelley’s Bridal Portrait

Kelley was a stunning bride and I was thrilled to shoot her bridal portrait recently at Lowndes Grove. She wore her grandmother’s gown which was also worn by her mother almost 30 years ago. I’m always amazed that a gown can be preserved and altered and then shared with later generations, but that may just be because my own wedding dress has red wine stains all over it. Good thing I have boys, I guess. Kelley’s gown was altered to be sleeveless but she had an elegant lace bolero made to cover her arms during the ceremony. Add some killer blue Louboutins, a bouquet blooming with roses and peonies, and it makes for an exceptionally elegant bride.

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Hardcover Press Printed books are here!

I love these albums! They feature thick, matte, lay-flat pages with no middle gutter. Full page spreads look amazing! The cover option shown here is a leather spine with cover photo but you also have the option of a full wraparound photo or full leather with 4×6 inset photo. It’s lighter than the traditional flush mount albums and a little less pricey, too. The 10×10 shown here features 113 photos on 48 pages and is $850, the same design in a Sequoia album would be $1115. Press Printed books are available in 8×8, 10×10 and 12×12. I’m so excited to have the great books to add to my album options!

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Happy Holidays!

Wishing you all a wonderful holiday weekend! Drink some eggnog for me.

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Baby proof, for now.

Little Marcus is an energetic, crafty, curious toddler. (Translation: Nothing in our home is safe from his path of destruction unless it is securely affixed to a wall.) This past week he discovered tools, a remarkable feat which now permits him the opportunity to knock objects off high surfaces which were previously out of reach. He’ll grab a wooden spoon or a roll of wrapping paper and swing it like a sword, yielding a bounty of fruit, books or iPhones which we naively thought were safe and unreachable at counter height. Good thing we’re minimalists without a lot of knick knacks. So rather than put a hideous gate around a Christmas tree this year we opted for a rosemary topiary table topper. Our living room doesn’t have the magical twinkle I love so much this time of year but (at least for the meantime) I don’t have to worry about him knocking this one over and hauling it around like he’s Paul Bunyan.


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Christy + Swen

Christy and I are old friends and I was so excited and humbled to shoot her wedding this fall. She’s an avid equestrian and held her ceremony and reception at Wide Awake Plantation out in the country in Hollywood, near where her horse is stabled. I recall her often begrudging the fact that she had to drive out there from town to frequently check up on her horse in inclement weather while we stayed inside where it was warm and there was red wine. But after making the drive out for her wedding I knew how special the area must be to her. The property is on the Stono River and has incredible views, grand oaks and a huge lawn that lends itself perfectly to a dance floor. The yummy cake was by D’lish, and catering was done by Dish and Design, but being the total multitasking overachiever that she is, Christy made the bouquets and boutonnieres herself. She incorporated a handful of Swen’s grandmother’s vintage buttons and used extra fabric from her mother’s wedding gown, which was newly altered for Christy to wear. The centerpieces were assembled by friends along with the photos and notecards that were strung around a tree trunk for guests to leave thoughts and wishes for the couple.

Congratulations Christy and Swen, I’m so happy for both of you!

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