Category archives: behind the scenes

  • Philly to Chantilly

  • At the end of August, I headed back to Philly again and made a weekend road trip from there to attend my friend Amanda's wedding in Chantilly, Virginia. Philly to Chantilly! See a recap of the whole week below. First, I attended The Knot's wedding industry event at Bok, a converted high school wh[...]
  • Black Diamond Alpacas

  • ALPACAS! Squee! I have this thing with alpacas. They are funny looking and wonderful, and ever since spotting some in New Zealand, I've been seeing them everywhere. (Or partly seeking them out everywhere.) When one of my clients told about Black Diamond Alpacas in Brentwood, about an hour east of Oa[...]
  • Cincinnati | Summer, 2016

  • I'm thrilled to share these two back-to-back trips to my hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio. First I went back in August to attend my friend Lauren's wedding (as a guest!), and then I returned in September to photograph my friend Alice's wedding. See it all below! My friend Lauren was wed in this beaut[...]
  • 12 Hours in Boston

  • This was a super quick visit to Boston. We drove about seven hours from Buffalo, since Justin had to be in Cambridge for work on Monday. We arrived in Cambridge around 2am and left again that evening to drive another five hours back to Philadelphia. Whirlwind trip, but still wonderful for me anyway![...]
  • Buffalo, NY

  • It took eight hours, but I drove from Philadelphia to Buffalo in order to photograph Amber and Ben's wedding at Ben's childhood home. Justin joined me the second day, and we got to explore a bit of Buffalo, visit Cat and her family, and even stop by Niagara Falls before driving another seven hours t[...]
  • Annapolis

  • One weekend in July, four of us (Colman, Amaris, Justin, and I) hopped in the car from Philly for a quick weekend getaway to Annapolis. We wandered the main street (literally Main St.), went stand-up paddleboarding, visited the Naval Academy, and somewhat reluctantly but somewhat enthusiastically jo[...]
  • San Francisco Bay Area | Summer, 2016

  •   Summer in the Bay! And more art-filled adventures. Here is just a glimpse of what June and July looked like for me.   I got back to the Bay just in time for the Bay Area Book Festival in Berkeley featuring a whole panel on Taiwan. Author Shawna Yang Ryan signs some books, while Ho Ch[...]
  • Los Angeles Art Adventures

  • For the two days after Ellie's birthday, I wandered around Los Angeles having little art adventures. I visited two of the MOCA museums (there are 4 locations total); The Broad; the brand new Skyslide 70 floors in the air; and a couple cute shops too. We kick it off with the MOCA Geffen by Little Tok[...]
  • Modern Tea | Editorial 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![...]