Category Archives: Natural Light

October 17, 2014

BLUE RIDGE, GA

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Last weekend was spent in North Georgia with Dustin, his cousin and her husband.  They have three kids and wanted an adult-only weekend in the mountains taking in the changing leaves, sipping pumpkin beers and chilling out. We gladly accepted the downtime! We even got to sleep in, which is always amazing since a lot of weekends we get up naturally early or have to be somewhere. Saturday while we were hiking around the backyard I snapped photos of the surroundings.  The backyard was STUNNING! There was a big creek, man made waterfall and water collecting system, several porches and bridge. We didn’t have to go far to feel like we were way up in the mountains!
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After exploring on Saturday we went to downtown Blue Ridge to check out the cute little town.  The only photo I took was of this train that does a scenic tour of the mountains. We climbed aboard and peeked in but didn’t ride it since it didn’t seem to be active at the time. While in the city we grabbed some locally brewed beers, German pretzels, played corn hole and popped in a few shops. Adorable!

If this post didn’t get you in the Fall spirit – I don’t know what will!

Have a great weekend, hope it’s filled with pumpkin patches, spiced apple cider and sweaters!

September 5, 2014

A BUCKHEAD HOME

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A girl friend of mine is temporarily living at a gorgeous estate I couldn’t help but share. The beautiful European inspired home is located in Buckhead (aka Atlanta) on a good bit of land with lush vegetation and landscaping. I’ve always been somewhat intimated by interior photography since it’s banking on good natural light and many other factors so while I was hanging out “helping” Courtney with dinner I walked around and snapped some photos of the gorgeous interiors for extra practice.  I liked a majority of the photos I took and they required little editing which is always nice.

The home owner nailed the decor from herringbone wood floors to over-sized accents, this place is a dream space, take a look—

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This home is really big so this is just the tip of the fancy iceberg plus like I said I wasn’t there to be doing a photoshoot so I didn’t want to take too much time in between chatting with Courtney and slicing veges.

I’ve been over many times and each walk through of the house is like a new experience! Have a good weekend!

April 25, 2014

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | CEMETERY PHOTOSHOOT

Jess in Grant Park and Oakland 234I’m real excited to share these photos from a shoot I did with Betsy a while back. To tell you the truth I’m not quite sure just how they slipped through the cracks of sharing here on the blog. That day we shot 3 outfits and I’ve already shared one and two HERE and HERE. I was thrilled with the outcome of these and was “saving for a special post” and then, whelp, life’s busy ways got the best of me.  So now I’m finally sharing our session at Oakland Cemetery, yay!

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Outfit details: Top and Sunglasses: UO, Skirt: Nordstrom Rack, Hat: Anthropologie

HAPPY FRIDAY and cheers to it almost being the weekend!  Hope you have some fun things planned or scheduled in some time to relax.

April 15, 2014

CAMP | Spring Supper

13837367805_e2baa20c02_bA creative group by the name of CAMP has been hosting meals and teaching workshops around Atlanta since 2012.  The contributors aka “counselors” have creative backgrounds in many areas such as photography, prop and fashion styling, makeup art, floral design,  graphic design and there’s even a husband and wife vintage rental company specializing in set design- DREAM TEAM!

Having admired their aesthetic for some time I didn’t hesitate when my roommate invited me to their Spring supper last week at Sun in My Belly.  I’ve been really excited to share this post because I love how the photos turned out. Between the talent behind CAMP and the beautiful space and natural light at S.I.M.B. it wasn’t hard to get great shots!

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13837381303_710e5cec8e_b13836986885_5cfa1e5084_b13837242973_3703676a90_bHappy camper outfit details- top: Loft, jeans: UO, boots: Sam Edelman, purse: Kate Spade, jean jacket: Gap

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The food was off the wall, networking was at an all time high, I multi-tasked with Jezebel street style pics and snapping photos for the blog (always hustlin yall!) and Atlanta provided a beautiful night-couldn’t have asked for a better experience!

March 5, 2014

Free People: THE RIDE

Free People puts so much thought into their catalog’s story lines and photography it blows me away.  For this month they enlisted one of my favorite models, Erin Wasson, a free spirit babe who knows how to rock some flowy boho clothes.  She is the definition of hip if you ask me. Not only did they choose the perfect lady model they also enlisted a hottie as her motorcycle riding boyfriend that proposes to her in the desert.  This brand knows how to make an out of the ordinary catalog and that also goes for Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters-who are under the same corporate umbrella. See for yourself and then follow the link at the end of the post to view the video!

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Free People’s March collection sheds its winter layers and embraces a bare look for spring. The collection features an eclectic mix of pieces from ‘barely there’ tops layered with strappy bras, to bold South American-inspired denim, and breezy maxis. Accessories focus on long drapey chains and statement arm cuffs to complete the look.

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All photos provided by Free People:

Watch the video of the romantic cross-country motorcycle ride here!  Not that I’m thinking about eloping-my mom would kill me as we both want to plan a beautiful rustic Southern wedding-but wouldn’t that be adventurous/thrilling/fun/romantic?!

PS: It’s my birthday month and I’m not picky, love the whole collection, hint hint wink wink! (But if you twist my arm to pick I’d love the red maxi!)