Tech & Luna – Pup Portraits

I’m overwhelmed by the awesome response to my mini-sessions! All the spots filled up within three days and I now have a busy couple of months ahead of me. Kicking it off, Hollyanne and I got together with her two Boston Terriers, Tech and Luna, for a little puppy photoshoot in my neighborhood – North Park!

Just around every corner and down every alley, North Park is bursting with color. One of my favorite eye-candy shops, Pigment, recently painted these big pink stripes on the side of their building and I knew it would be the perfect starting place for our session.

The pups were so well-behaved and absolutely dog-tired after our shoot. Don’t know if I see regular doggy photography in my future, but it was definitely a fun break from my usual couples and weddings. :)

Bri & Dominick’s Wedding

Bri and Dominick are the cutest childhood sweethearts with the most contagious smiles. Everything about their backyard wedding was absolutely perfect – from the gorgeously green location to the simple yet heartfelt details (like the arch and sweetheart table built by the groom, and the florals and decor arranged by friends and family).

This was one of the most fun weddings I’ve had the honor of photographing in a while. I’ve known Bri since elementary school, so there were a handful of faces I hadn’t seen in well over a decade. And we had such a blast dancing and partying it up with the guests and bridal party to the most incredible live band!

Thank you Bri & Dominick for having me capture all the magic of your big day! It’s plain to see you’re in for a lifetime of love and laughter.

As always, big thanks to my second shooter, Natalie Marie.

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20 Lapel Pins for Spooky Babes

I’m mildly obsessed with lapel pins right now – as is everyone with a leather jacket on Instagram apparently. If cutesy flaire of emojis and 90’s Leo DiCaprio aren’t your style, try these on for size. Here’s a roundup of some of my favorite darkly beautiful and creepy cute enamel pins for all you spooky babes out there.

1. Hand Rose Card by Alice Ferrow // 2. Moth by Caitlin Stout // 3. Scorpion by Kristina Micotti // 4. Dagger by Shrimp Sauce // 5. UFO by Bermuda Press // 6. Raven Claw by Lady Bones Press // 7. Skull Moth Poppies by Shrimp Sauce // 8. Skull hands by Alida Bevirt // 9. Crescent Moon by Explorer’s Press // 10. Crying Heart by Cousins Collective // 11. Black Heart by Segovia Amil // 12. Matchstick by Knot to Self // 13. Beetle by Kristina Micotti // 14. Burning Candle by Rambling Hands // 15. Black Teardrop by Inner Decay // 16. Never Sleep by Ahoy Kollektiv // 17. Watch Your Step Coffin by Graves // 18. Raven by Jess Hrycyk // 19. Black Lipstick by TATY // 20. Burning Hand by Beeteeth

Black on Black and Sometimes Olive

Black Solange Tunic Dress c/o Tobi

I was thrilled when Tobi reached out to me collaborate on a few looks. They have a wide selection of great pieces to choose from – even for this all-black-wearing vamp. I had a difficult time picking from all of their beautiful black dresses, but this asymmetrical tunic dress really stood out and I knew it’d pair awesome with my favorite leather jacket. This piece has become a regular in my weekly wardrobe rotation for an effortless yet bold look.

Dress: Tobi // Hat: Forever 21 // Leather Jacket: Muubaa // Boots: Steve Madden

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Olive Fully Flared Day Dress c/o Tobi

For my second piece, I picked this simple olive day dress. Obviously, I’m very into the causal dress vibe lately. Real talk – a big reason I stopped doing wardrobe posts was because I fell victim to newlywed weight gain (#happyweight) and felt shitty about myself in almost all my clothing. I’ve learned to pick pieces that work for my curvy yet petite body type, and dresses like this have played a huge role in helping me regain confidence in my daily outfits. I’ve been getting lots of compliments on this really easy look paired with some black jeans and a rad statement necklace.

Dress: Tobi // Hat: Forever 21 // Jeans: H&M // Booties: Sam Edelman

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Never Let Me Go Skater Dress c/o Tobi

My witchy side absolutely loved this bell sleeved skater dress. But my newly acquired booty and boobies were not having it. The dress is super short and super lowcut, so I’d have to conjure up some wardrobe witchcraft (e.g. dress tape and tights) in order to wear it out of the house. But it’s a beautiful piece I’ll definitely be pulling out of the closet for photoshoots in the future. If you’re more of a leggy goddess like the site model, definitely don’t be afraid to rock it with a wide brim hat and some booties.

ps. This outdoor space is our newly decorated patio hangout that I’ll be sharing here on the blog soon!

Dress: Tobi // Hat: Forever 21 // Boots: Jeffrey Campbell

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If you haven’t heard of Tobi, definitely check them out! For your first order, you’ll get 50% off. So go snag one of these pieces or browse the rest of their awesome digs.