My portfolio desperately needs to be updated, but in the meantime, I’ll post some recent work here. Aveda Congress took place in Minneapolis in October, and I designed the logo, poster, and aroma packaging for the event. The theme was “Nomad” – bohemian, gypsy, wanderer-esque with a circus-themed evening performance. The packaging is a simple canvas pouch with a twine pull-string and a raw brown tag with a unique diecut.
Soooo…I love this room. Too much. I’m so happy with how everything turned out, and I can’t wait to bring my little girl home and let her enjoy it too (currently the kitties think I did this for them). I posted my inspiration a couple of months ago so I thought I’d post a follow up. I ended up painting all the peonies by hand, and they were a serious labor of love, but they’re exactly what I wanted. I hope you love it too.
We’re expecting a little girl in August! We’ve been working on our little bundle of joy’s nursery for the last couple of months and things are finally coming together. I’ve always loved this nursery, and wanted to incorporate bright coral walls with neutral furniture and decor. We’re trying to purchase mostly gender-neutral items, so the walls will really be the sweet “girly” piece. Otherwise, soft neutral grays, tans, and white will keep the room light and airy (since there’s only one window). The bunny thing just kind of happened. I’ve always loved them, and I couldn’t stop finding sweet bun-buns to snatch up for the room.
I painted three of the walls Peony by Martha Stewart (first swatch on the board), and the peony mural is on the fourth wall behind the crib. I’ve already started, and I’m thinking it’s going to be more work than I expected…duh. I’m hoping to be done by the end of June, so wish me luck! Before and after shots to come.
Sources: 1-lamp, 2-wall, 3-dresser (family hand-me-down), 4-bunny lamp, 5-branch hooks, 6-bunny mobile, 7-floral heart print, 8-baskets (similar here), 9-rug, 10-crib (ours is this one), 11-bunny print, 12-pom-pom garland, 13-faux-sheepskin rug, 14-chair, 15-pouf, paint: Martha Stewart Peony and Pink Sea Salt (Home Depot).
Photographing these two beauties was such an honor. Anna and I became good friends over the last couple years while working together at Aveda, and I was heartbroken (but fully understanding) when she left me for Denver last fall. She asked me to be a part of her wedding party this summer, and of course I couldn’t be more excited! She and Travis are the sweetest couple ever, and I’m so grateful they let Mike and I visit in April and photograph them on top of Mt Falcon. I can’t wait till their wedding day – everything is going to be so gorgeous, the two of them moreso than anything. I’ll be the giant 8-months-pregnant bridesmaid if you’re looking for me.
This little peanut has stolen my heart. Little miss Langston is my goddaughter – you might remember her newborn photos from earlier. Watching her grow is so fun. This time, she was so curious about everything going on around her – reaching for her puppy, watching the Christmas lights twinkle, listening to her mom sing. We had a beautiful session, and she didn’t even need a nap!
I am truly enjoying photography as a side project. It is so challenging and so rewarding – and gives me complete creative freedom, which I crave. There are so many opportunities and so much to learn. Feeling grateful and eager to see what’s next.
Jill and AJ are two of the sweetest, most generous people I know. They’ve been together a long time, and you can tell they’re truly best friends. The funniest part of the shoot was when Jill said, “okay, serious faces”…and their “serious faces” were both smiles!
We wandered through Silverwood Park in NE Minneapolis and ended up back at their house playing in the leaves with their sweet Goldendoodle, Teli. Their wedding next June is going to be full of handmade gorgeousness and lots of love, and I can’t wait!
Rose & Dustin were married early in September, just when the weather started cooling down but the trees were still green. I was lucky enough to be a second shooter for the day. Their wedding was beautiful — colorful, unpretentious, and completely them. Their love of biking was shared with their guests as they were invited to bike to the ceremony site on Boom Island on the Mississippi, then to the reception in the warehouse district.
The day was filled with laughter, warm sunshine, and love from family and friends. As a twist on the traditional wedding dance, they had a three-piece band and square-dancing instructor, and let me tell you, everyone had an absolute blast!
Congratulations Rose & Dustin!