I am thrilled to see my work on the cover and pages of Oregon Bride this month!
A couple of months ago, a friend and I were walking down Mississippi Avenue when a gorgeous, historic home stopped me in my tracks. I took a photo of the iron gate leading to the garden and wished I could see what it was like inside.
A week later, I was asked to do hair and makeup for a shoot with Portland Monthly Magazine. I was so excited to find out that the location would be the very same house I had been daydreaming about! It did not disappoint. The wallpaper was absolutely stunning! Every room was covered in elaborate prints on the walls and ceilings and some even had multiple borders.
It was such a fun day with an awesome team and the best creative energy! I absolutely love these photos and was so excited to see my work in print.
I had so much fun working on the latest Seaworthy Lookbook! Marisa is a total sweetheart and she always picks a rad group of ladiest to collaborate with. This was my third time working on one of her lookbooks and I love how different each one has been. See the other two here and here.
In the midst of wedding season, it was really fun to switch it up and do something completely different. I loved working with the Solestruck crew!
Photography: Brianne Wills. Concept & Styling: Anna Branch, Henry Bae & Shelly Buche. Models: Ally Osborne (Muse Models) & Adam Schwietert. Hair: Kassandra Sommerville. Makeup: Christopher Guild.
Such a fun collaboration! I absolutely love this series!!
Photography: Chantal Anderson. Art Direction: Emily Katz. Set Design & Prop styling: Anne Parker. Hair & Make Up: Kassandra Sommerville. Camera & Lighting Assistant: Christian Sorensen-Hansen. Bags: Sarah Barner. Accessories: Takara Designs. Models: Madison Smukalla, Aisha Edwards, Meredith Adelaide.
My friend, Anna Marie, has two clothing lines, Minx and Murmuration. She is in the process of building a new website, but gave me permission to post these photos from the most recent Minx Lookbook as a little sneak peek of what’s to come. See our other collaborations here and here.
My friend, Myles, is a wedding and fine art photographer here in Portland. Not only does she have rad purple hair, she is sweet, soft spoken and fun to be around! I really enjoyed getting her ready for this shoot with Robert Hamilton.
We had a really fun day shooting these photos at Victory’s storefront on East Burnside. This was the second time that Nicole, Christy and I have worked together on a lookbook, and I think we make a pretty awesome team! Victory is such a well curated little shop. Nicole has great taste in simple pieces to mix and match, and I especially love her rack of vintage!
I am so excited to share these photos from Claire LaFaye’s lookbook, “A Love Less Ordinary.” I remember being overwhelmed by how beautiful everything was that day. When I first saw all of Claire’s wedding dresses I was totally in awe! The lace!!! I want to get married to my husband all over again so that I can wear one of her amazing gowns!
A few months ago, I decided that I needed to get over my fear of being photographed. I love doing hair and makeup for photo shoots, and being a part of the creative collaboration. I like watching the photographer work, and seeing the model move with seemingly effortless confidence and grace. Often times the models are very tall, very thin and younger than me by a decade or more. I used to tell myself, “You aren’t tall, skinny, pretty, or young enough. You could never be brave enough to get in front of the camera like that.”
A recent conversation with my beautiful fifty year old friend lead me to a realization. She told me that she spent her younger years with the same self doubt. She said, “You will never be any younger or prettier than you are right now. You just need to get over yourself and get some good photos before it all goes down hill!” Shortly after, my friend, Anna Marie, introduced me to an incredibly talented photographer named Robert Hamilton. The three of us decided to do a shoot together, and Anna Marie said, “We’re going to treat you like a model because that will make you act like one.” Sounded great to me! I was really excited!!
The day of our shoot I was so nervous. Robert and Anna Marie made me feel completely comfortable, and coached me on how to relax my mouth and elongate my neck (there’s a lot to modeling that I hadn’t really thought about.) We had a blast at the skatepark in St Johns and in the forest at Pier Park! I still can’t take myself too seriously, but it was really fun to pretend I was a model for a day.