I have always been fascinated by photography. I have spent countless hours studying photographs of people, while considering the angles, the lighting, and the editing the photographer used. I love the fact that photography has the amazing ability to transport us to a different time, or place with one single shot.
It was not until I started blogging that I decided to take photography more seriously. With camera in hand, I started experimenting with photographs of my apartment, of friends, and family. It was after experimenting in this way that I realized my passion for photography. I have no formal training or background in this field, but I realize that passion can open your eyes to the impossible, so not only did I invest in the proper equipment I also spent the necessary time to learn everything I could to enhance the skill it takes to be proficient with this passion.
I enjoy, and appreciate the opportunity to photograph bloggers, couples, influencers who make an impact in their profession, families, and also lifestyle type setting. I take an individual approach to each person I photograph. I make every effort to embrace and highlight the focus of what they are trying to convey to their audience with each session.
I look forward to working together and capturing the potential magnificence of your moments through my eyes and the lens of my camera.
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To know me is to know that I have this thing with front doors. I first noticed this love on a trip to London a few years ago. I noticed I was staring more at the doors that what the actual house looked like. They say wedding invitations are the first impression someone has of how your wedding will be (which I think is utter BS) but to me a front door is the first impression someone has of your home. My love for doors grew exponentially after a my summer in Paris. I would spend days walking around only taking photos of doors. I would get the craziest stares in the streets, from locals no doubt, wondering why this crazy tourist wants a photo of a door they see every day. But to me, the door was new (or old), exciting, and full of stories and possibilities. I would imagine how old that door was, who had crossed it in previous lives, and what was beyond that door. They possibilities are endless and it became a fun game!
To have this love of doors and come home to a front door that is less than spectacular has always bothered me. So this year, I am doing something about it. I have wanted to lacquer my front door for what seems like a lifetime! The modern and clean look always catches my eye. The only problem, I can’t decide which color to paint it. I am stuck on grey, navy, orange, or green. I have been pulling inspiration from around the web on different colors but still can not decide. I mean, this is the door that every random strangers driving or walking by will see. It has to be good!
I am hoping to figure out which color this weekend so my painter can get going. Any advice, input, or color selection is very welcomed! I am beyond ready to have a cool front door 🙂
photos via the shine factor
One of my blisses in life is throwing a good party! I love to add the perfect finishing touches to make it an event no one will forget. When I am not organizing a party at my home, I am creating new spaces for the hubs to come home to and a place we can enjoy a good cocktail! #lush! I love nothing more than to sit outside on a beautiful night, with a great glass of wine, and catch up on our day. I always try to make the space we are in nice, and since Annie is our child, she gets the same treatment.
I had been seeing these beautiful (and very chic) striped dog beds around Instagram for a while and I finally found the source – Dash & Albert. They are so classic and chic, I knew I had to have one! They come in many different colors and shapes (options for small dogs too), and the stripes make them suitable for any type of event. I am so excited for this bed, as I no longer feel the need to toss her bed in the laundry room when we have guest over! It fits in so perfectly and actually adds a really nice offset to the minimalistic furniture we have around our house! This is the perfect bed for summer too, as it is indoor/outdoor. The beads inside make it easy to move and breathable for any type of temperature.