Category archives: behind the scenes

  • Modern Tea | Styled Shoot

  • I am so thrilled to share this tea party with you all. If you've followed me for a while, you probably know my love for tea time. But after having seen so many different takes on the vintage/garden party/Alice in Wonderland types of tea parties, I wanted to craft something a little different: a more[...]
  • Ellie's First Birthday

  • The field of competition for 'most adorable one-year-olds' is fierce, and everyone has their biases, but I'll put my vote in for Ellie. She is such a happy baby, a great sleeper, and definitely has the best head of hair. Plus, she has the best possible parents in my friends Jenny and Kevin. The[...]
  • Chicago | Summer, 2016

  • I love a good summertime jaunt to the windy city. This Chicago trip I got to attend a wedding; photograph an engagement; check out two art museums; and hang out with old friends, three of whom also just happened to be in town for unrelated reasons that weekend. See some favorite snapshots below. [...]
  • Philadelphia | Summer, 2016

  • My visits to Philly this summer have been packed with festivals, colorful art, and lobsters! Take a little peek below. First up, the Italian Market Festival. The Strawberry Festival in Peddler's Village. We heard a lady at the strawberry stand proudly declaring, "No, these are not local![...]
  • New Orleans

  • New Orleans is such a unique city. With such a complex blend of French creole and diverse cultures, a vibrant round-the-clock night life, and the lasting impact of Hurrican Katrina, it's an endlessly colorful and interesting place. We flew down over Memorial Day weekend, staying for three nights and[...]
  • Whitney & Matt | A Heartbreaking Love Story

  • Whitney and Matt's love story began seven years ago when they met in college and immediately became inseparable. In 2013, on a beautiful day at sunset, Matt proposed to Whitney at the Lawrence Hall of Science, overlooking Berkeley, Oakland, and the entire Bay. Shortly after they were engaged, Whitne[...]
  • Art Around the Bay | Spring in San Francisco

  • Art-filled adventures around the Bay from this April and May! First off, Pace Gallery teamLab in Menlo Park. The main exhibits are very instagrammable. They're mostly different light installations that run on infinitely variable algorithms, so they are supposed to factor in human interactio[...]
  • Tiffany's Lobster Feast Birthday Party

  • Happy very belated birthday, Tiffany! Back in April, my good friend Tiffany hosted a lobster feast for her birthday. The lobsters were flown in from Maine; Tiffany decorated with a loose nautical theme and her own calligraphy; we had the mesmerizing Oceans from Disney playing in the background; and [...]
  • An Art-Filled Weekend in Washington DC

  • Ahh, springtime in DC. I made it down for peak cherry blossom season a couple years ago as I was finishing up my Pointe of View series. This time, we drove down from Philadelphia the first weekend of April, missing the blooms by a week. But we still had a great weekend down in DC, headlined by the a[...]
  • Melbourne, Australia

  • We've finally made it to the final stop of our whirlwind tour through New Zealand and Australia: Melbourne. Our stay was only two days long, but we all fell for the city in that short time. Melbourne and Sydney have a running rivalry much like LA vs. New York or maybe LA vs. SF. (And Melbourne would[...]
  • Serena & Cliff | Silver Moon Wedding Album

  • We designed a beautiful set of albums for Serena and Cliff, and for the first time, I filmed a short little video of me flipping through the book so you can see it in action! And you can also take a closer look at some of my favorite spreads in the images below. The main album is the medium 10x10[...]
  • Bondi Beach & Sydney, Australia

  • We continue the series with more explorations around Sydney, including a quick visit to the coastal shores of Bondi Beach. We start off again in Surry Hills, the neighborhood where we stayed for our three-night visit. Our airbnb was cute, but the windows did not have screens and I got eaten al[...]