This week I had a lifestyle photoshoot at Baker Beach with Bridgette Thornton. Bridgette is a talented artist and textile designer based in Berkeley, California. She's known for painting colorful flowers and has recently partnered with brands, such as Anthropologie and Serena & Lily. Her art is used in their home decor... think plates, wallpaper, and blankets, and more!Read More
I met Marc and Stacie while working at Eventbrite. We all worked on the sales team together and Marc and Stacie's desks were right next to each other. Marc asked Stacie on a date via post-it notes and well, the rest is history. I don't think anyone was surprised to hear when they officially started dating.
They are both the sweetest people you will ever meet (with a little bit of sass - the good kind of sass). What I love most about them is that they are amazing at bringing people together. They have so many friends from all different places and I think that can give you an idea of their relationship and character.
I was really excited when they asked me to take their engagement photos. They have both been models for our friends various projects (Stacie is front and center on my homepage!) Stacie also has an amazing eye and knack for styling anything, so when she said they wanted to do Swensen Ice Cream (their first date) and their amazing Russian Hill rooftop, I was all in.
I love photographing people in their home environments. There is something about people being in the environment of their daily routines that makes these sessions so comfortable and relaxed. I love the quiet surroundings and lack of distractions. You wouldn't be able to tell from these photographs, but I pretty much took off my shoes and made myself at home moving from the floor to the couch over and over again.
I've had the opportunity to shoot Amanda in her dreamy Russian Hill studio a few times now and most recently shot her while weaving interior decor. I love the cool tones of her home with DIY artifacts that really give it that personal touch. Every time I shoot with her I always have multiple questions about where she finds different pieces around her home.
Amanda runs Advice from A Twenty Something, a blog with an advice column and so much more. These photographs were for a partnership she had with Skillshare, which is an online community with thousands of classes to learn all types of skills like weaving. After hearing about their site through Amanda, I spent some time browsing through their classes and I'm looking forward to trying out some of their photography courses. I normally use Creative Live for learning photography, but I'm excited to see how it compares.