Forage, Asheville

Forage is a bright, welcoming coffee shop-meets floral design space that boasts a beautiful collection of home decor, body products, and small wares to impulsively collect.

Today, the weather was blisteringly cold and drizzly. We posted-up at the full-length picture window with Mexican pour-overs and biscottis to watch the clouds clear.

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Sun High Orchard

Sun High Orchard is a best-kept secret in Morris County, New Jersey. They grow numerous varieties of apples and peaches and keep a fully-stocked locally-derived produce market in the main building.

When we visited, apple picking season has just concluded, but there were plenty of samples to experience and sheep to snuggle.

Secret Garden Shawl

Styling + Creative Direction: Hannah Thiessen

Model + Wardrobe: Amelia Bartlett

Hannah and I work closely on a weekly basis and this shoot is one of the most fun of our collaborations. After completing my Secret Garden Shawl, we ventured to the countryside for a romantic mini-shoot to showcase the garment.

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O'Berry's Succulents Garden & Process

Jamie O’Berry found her calling in her father’s hobby succulent garden, quadrupling the size of their production in less than two years. Her business, O’Berry’s Succulents, is a St. Petersburg, Florida hometown favorite for decorative and quirky plant arrangements that are easy to keep and easier to collect.

Union Ave Books

Union Ave Books in Knoxville, Tennessee recently expanded to the unit next door. As a correspondent for Blank Newspaper, I interviewed shop proprietors Flossie McNabb and Bunnie Presswood about their lifelong connection to the Knoxville literary scene.

Short Jaunt to NYC

Each year, I make a pilgrimage to New York City to explore a different facet of New York’s creative landscape. This year included visiting the New York Historical Society, eating street food in Central Park, and perusing SoHo for flagships and fun finds.

Princeton, New Jersey

Princeton in the Fall - short enough for a daylong visit but vibrant enough to follow you home.

Workshop Website Shots for Purple Dot Yoga Project

Workshop Website Shots for Purple Dot Yoga Project

Shot within the gorgeous and generously donated space at the Body Electric Yoga Company, I met with the Purple Dot Yoga Project team early one morning to capture some staged candids to illustrate the yoga workshop and training services they provide survivors and teachers.

To learn more about Purple Dot Yoga Project, please visit their website and consider making a contribution to their impactful work. 

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Quick Pose Portraits with Body Electric Yoga Co. Teachers

Quick Pose Portraits with Body Electric Yoga Co. Teachers

With a few minutes left in a shoot at the Body Electric Yoga Co., I was able to squeeze in some quick portraits and pose shots with a few in-house yoga teachers. Photos feature Alix Emery - Rocket Yogi and Health Coach, Andrea Behler - Arm Balance Master and Jewelry Creator, and Jennifer Rose - Gentle Yoga Instructor and Mudra Expert. 

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Head Shot Social with New Town Connections at Station House in St Pete, FL

Head Shot Social with New Town Connections at Station House in St Pete, FL

In partnership with the rapidly growing networking group New Town Connections, we photographed more than 60 individuals in about 2.5 hours, delivering 2 - 3 photos per guest. Participants mingled in the lobby of the iconic Station House co-working space in downtown St Pete and enjoyed food and beverages sponsored by local companies. 

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USFSP Student Organization: Tampa Bay Technology Forum - Professional LinkedIn Head Shot Session

USFSP Student Organization: Tampa Bay Technology Forum - Professional LinkedIn Head Shot Session

At University of South Florida, St Pete, the student organization nicknamed TBTF wanted to upgrade their professional portfolios on LinkedIn - being a student at the time, they came to me for advice and we crafted a mini-portrait shoot where each person received a few different head shots and lifestyle portraits for use in their professional networking. 

Interested in setting up one of these mini-shoot events for your group or organization? 

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Tiffany Cantrell, the multi-talented RYT200 Yoga Teacher

Tiffany Cantrell, the multi-talented RYT200 Yoga Teacher

In addition to being a wildly talented yogi, Tiffany is a hilarious and gifted high school graphic design teacher, with wit and style to match the likes of any sassy teenager who crosses her path. The stories she shared, her hopes for her students, and her genuine passion and dedication to yoga shine in how she showed up for our session - an early AM one! 

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Chanel Vanzant, RYT 200hr

Chanel Vanzant, RYT 200hr

Connecting with Chanel for this session was as effortless as meeting a childhood friend for coffee. She shared her journey throughout this shoot, laughing at funny anecdotes and showing a sense of vulnerability rare in every sense of the word. She caused me to look at myself differently and the photos barely do justice the beauty of Chanel's soul.  

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