Thursday, April 8, 2010

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Polaroid camera

I'm absolutely in love with a blog called, "My Polaroid Blog". Jen Gotch's images are soft and stylish and so very cool. Ever since I discovered it I've been wanting to try my hand at Polaroid as well. This is a shot of daffodils in my studio, using a set from a book project I'm working on for Artisan right now. The camera was $3 at Goodwill but the film is super expensive because it isn't available at retail anymore (although my intern tells me someone might be making it again).

Monday, April 5, 2010

Pre Ceremony

I often feel conflicted about where to position myself prior to the wedding ceremony because I must commit and can't be in two places at once. Over the years, I've grown to feel more confident choosing to stay "behind the scenes" at the back of the church and delegate the more traditional aisle shots to my assistant. This is shot captures the bride and her father, moments before walking into the sanctuary at the French Huguenot Church in Charleston, SC. I've shot many events there for the talented Tara Guérard. It was Tara's website redesign that made me look at the photo again with new appreciation. The dress (I'm in love with this gown -- too bad I'm already married!) is by Carolina Herrera.

Monday, March 29, 2010

up and running

I'm overjoyed with how my new studio turned out! I wanted to create a really simple grey and white palette so that it could always be a neutral background for photos. To see more pictures, I have an album on my facebook fan page.

Thursday, March 18, 2010


My husband and I are currently trying to figure out where our son will attend kindergarten next year. We have several great choices so it makes the decision even harder. Here is a little snapshot I took at my son's school, Southwest Montessori.

Friday, February 5, 2010

the big night

Last night Tara Guérard and I hosted a superbly attended event at the Monique Lhuillier salon in Edina for Tara's visit to the Twin Cities to promote our new book Weddings by Tara Guérard. The previous day Tara and I made appearances on KSTP 5 and KARE 11 as well as the NACE luncheon. Tara and I mingled with guests and signed books, both wearing outfits by Monique Lhuillier. I absolutely love my dress! I plan to keep it forever both because it's a classic LBD and for the fond memories of this evening.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

special event

As you may know I shoot many events every year for the talented Tara Guerard of Soiree by Tara Guerard, based in New York and Charleston. We have collaborated on two books and the latest one has just been released. We are planning a very special party here in Minneapolis at the venerable Monique Lhuillier salon in Edina. Everyone is welcome! 5-7 on Thursday February 4th.