January 31, 2012

new work in the shop : valentine's day

Happy (almost) Valentine's Day, lovelies!

 Click on the cards above to go directly to their Etsy listing or click here to view my entire shop!

January 24, 2012

gold rush

I recently created this over-the-top gold backdrop for the Nashville Humane Association's Dinner with your Dog night, hosted by the country beauty queen, Kellie Pickler!

Though time intensive, the backdrop was super easy.  All you need is gold foil tissue paper (I got this at Michael's in their wrapping aisle), muslin or other lightweight fabric, a hot glue gun and scissors!  I cut my tissue paper in strips 4" high and fringed them with the scissors.  Then, using the hot glue gun, start from the bottom and work your way up, layering the fringe.  That's it!

photo credit // Rebecca Ward

January 13, 2012

inspiration : weekend at the lake

Tec and I are pulling a shoot together and will be using the images above as inspiration.  Doesn't it make you want spend the day sunbathing on a dock?  Oh well; we've got a few more moths to wait for that here in Nashville.  But I tell you what--spring can't come soon enough for this ol' gal.

And yep, I know this is the second post in a row that I've wished it wasn't winter.  Obviously this is something I'm working through...

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January 10, 2012

lettering / lafleur weddings + simply bloom photography

Beach breezes and warm sand.  Doesn't this shoot make you want to pack your bags and buy a one-way ticket to Maui?

Thanks to the ever talented Jill La Fleur for asking me to be a part of this beautifully breezy shoot for the Hawaii workshop put on by Simply Bloom Photography.

January 6, 2012

kinfolk / vol II

Happy New Year, Dearies!

I thought I'd start out twenty twelve and end this week with some beautiful images Tec shot for Kinfolk's second volume, which came out a few weeks ago.  If you haven't seen the hard copy yet, do yourself a favor and pick one up; you'll be inspired by page after page of simple settings, easy gatherings and fulfilling food.

This shoot, entitled "Winter's Rest" was written by Elise of Pennyweight, styled by myself and Elise, and shot by Tec.