Monday, January 30, 2012

Fabulous Ideas - Wedding Edition #003

This idea was completely new to me but something I just loved!  The bride put together a bouquet with all vintage pins from her family instead of going the traditional route of flowers.  For her bridesmaids, they all got these beautiful fabric purses that were carried down the aisle instead of flowers.  It also allowed them to carry their personal things and have a place to put them.  It was very creative and what worked for them.  It was nice to see how the bride infused a different way of using these items.  Don't be afraid to think outside the box and do something completely different.  It will stand out and add those little touches and details that makes the wedding more personal. 

Friday, January 27, 2012

Sneak Peak | Boudoir Shoot

These two lovely ladies (and sisters) were fearless and fun during their sexy Boudoir shoot. Here's just a few from our adventure!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Fabulous Ideas - Wedding Edition #002

Our Fabulous Idea Segment - Week #002

Using beautiful, colorful flowers as your wedding bouquet looks amazing against a white dress.  Colorful flowers add so much drama and depth.

I've had the pleasure to work with some amazing floral designers over the years and this particular design is from the folks over at Apotheca Flowers & Tea Chest (  Don't be afraid to share your vision with your florist.  Creative people like doing creative stuff so lean on them for that talent and just have fun with it.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Sage Studios Photography Studio Tour Photos

The other day I asked my good friend Ron Risman of Risman Photography to come by and take some updated studio photographs......and so he did.  Below are some photographs from the day from different angles.   Every now and then it's nice to take some updated photographs of your space, especially in my place, since I am constantly updated and changing the look.   I often get inspired to  keep the space evolving with different photos on the walls or furniture placement.  I love how he captured the cool, glass fireplace along the main wall...since most people have no idea that is a fireplace.

I love how he showcased the stairs to the upper loft area, where I currently have my desk and storage.  It allows me to use the entire downstairs area for clients.  We focused on the front end area, where I meet clients and have most of my work on display but there is an entire back area, near the windows that I use for shoots and open space.  I love how it currently looks and how I have managed to never build walls within the space. I feel by doing that, it keeps the creativity flowing and I just love coming to work each day!  Enjoy!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Our new segment....Fabulous Ideas - Wedding Edition #001

Welcome to the first edition of my weekly Fabulous Idea segment!

When you have been shooting weddings for as long as I often come across cool things and experience some pretty amazing ideas that our creative couples integrated into their own weddings. Planning a wedding for the first time can be extremely overwhelming!  By showcasing what I have seen at other weddings, it may open up some creative thought processes for those brides just jumping into this pool for the first time.

It's truly our responsibility as vendors who attend lots and lots of weddings, to educate and guide our couples to share what we know from behind the scenes.

So without further ado......let's begin this Fabulous Idea segment with one of my favorite subjects:  SHOES!

Wearing funky and colorful shoes under your wedding dress is getting more and more attention and popular with modern brides.  It can be one of those items that just gives you enough personality, so guests get a glimpse of your creative side.  Don't feel like you have to go with a traditional pair of white wedding shoes...go for  color and nontraditional styles that you love!  It's fun, unique and always a topic of conversation.