Archive for January 2012
Hello and happy pseudo Monday to you! I hope that those of you in the US of A enjoyed a wonderful holiday weekend AKA ‘long weekend - whoop whoooppp!!!’
I’m spending my Martin Luther King Jr. day off shooting a good friend’s maternity session at the beach! I think that’s as good of a mix of business and pleasure as any. Great weather, great friends, celebration of life… BLISS!
A few weeks back, I was cyber-squealing about a wedding photo session that I was invited to be a part of that… ohh… just HAPPENED to be featured on the number one wedding blog for all upcoming brides…. (eeekkkkk) Style Me Pretty! Ok so, as promised, here are a few of my shots taken from this session.
As you might have read on SMP, this awesome wedding was the inspiration of Kasey D Weddings who wanted to inspire South Florida brides to think outside of the box with creating a wedding that had a winter/lodge/cabin feel. We incorporated things of comfort, luxury and homemade goodness to merge those Northern elements with South Florida’s trendy style. Shooting alongside my dear friend Diana Lupu, we were able to capture every detail and sweet moment to put together what I hope is an example of weddings to come…. UTTERLY CREATIVE!
Want to see even more from this wedding shoot? Click HERE.
Happy Monday to you all! I’m going to jump right into it and share with you something that was on my heart for the last few days.
What I want for 2012…
I want to DARE TO DREAM. This is my selfish wish for 2012. This may sound trivial to you but for me, it means sooo much. Our dreams are what keep us moving forward, yearning for more and striving for better. Dreams come to mind today for me, because one of mine has come true and I feel so blessed! In my journey as a photographer, I have realized the power in a story, it gives you an idea of what is to come and sets the stage for your imagination to take off! For this reason, ‘Lost Treasure’ was conceived. Initially it was a bunch of thoughts in my head, then it matured to lines on a paper, sketches, and finally a sound concept. Turning this concept into a reality took a lot of determination and some good old ‘right timing’, but all in all it has worked out to be my latest joy for this awesome year!
In my previous ‘Lost Treasure’ post, I introduced you to a collection of work that inspired me to create a story. A story about treasure that had washed ashore and had never been seen before by anyone. These custom pieces of jewelry are just that, unique and valuable pieces that are cherished by anyone lucky enough to own one.
Styled by: Studio Walwyn
Jewelry by: ND Chong Jewels
MUA: Sarah Riley
Models: Alexis Kemp and Ayesha Nichelle Beckford
Wheww, I made it! Trust me, only by the grace of God have I made it through a hectic (understatement), fun-filled, family oriented Christmas and a crazy (again… understatement), ‘to-do list’ intensive New Year. Hi!
As a brief recap, I spent 10 days in my home town, my home away from home, my personal PARADISE, St.Kitts, to surprise my parents who a ooober anti-surprise! This trip with my siblings was to celebrate their 50th… uhhh huhh… wedding anniversary. We rented bungalows at a breath-taking Plantation Inn on our sister island of Nevis where we treated our parents to a wonderful and accident prone dinner (lol you had to be there), ate breakfast on the beach, collected baby coconuts, hunted for ginormous caterpillars (no really, they were HUGE), and most of all, spent time with family.
Then, my little munchkin and I hopped back on a plane for home to spend Christmas Walwyn style with daddy; opened presents, ate health conscious goodies from Santa (thanks love), gathered with friends, ate waaayyyy too much with friends and finally, slept in.
Fast forward to two shoots starting the day after christmas, editing, New Year prep…. 3, 2, 1… HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! Oy Vey! I’m tired!
So now, here we are, wow, 2012! How has your year started out? I hope its been inspiring, happy and most of all hopeful! My year has started out with a BANG and the bar has been set high! After a few weeks of impatient anticipation, I can now present to you my sneak peek of a wedding shoot that I was invited to be a part of and, as of this morning, has been featured on STYLE ME PRETTY!!! I’m feeling like a bee on the hunt for honey and its ohhh so sweet!
Come take flight with me and visit Style Me Pretty to take a look at this amazing wedding shoot. There’s so much more to come!