Here I go again, gushing about Flora + Fern and these floral arrangements. After having spent the weekend in Utah arranging wedding bouquets, Jacelyn decided to slow it down and creates a beautiful table arrangement. She is such a wonderful florist with so many types of arrangements and flowers and create such unique and stunning pieces with the most beautiful flowers – I mean look at those hydrangeas and ranunculas! I am a sucker for pretty flowers. Give Jacelyn a shout out if you need a wedding florist or flowers for any occasion or give her website a look!
Do you remember the lovely little floral shop called Flora + Fern by my wonderful friend Jacelyn Bolton? Our weekend of photo shoots and fresh flowers included beautiful wedding florals. With a whimsical garden inspired bouquet and boutonniere and the most beautiful and fun couple, it wasn’t hard to showcase them through these photos. Make sure to take a look at Jacelyn’s website – she’s perfect for all of your floral design and wedding flower needs!
My dearest friend Jacelyn Bolton, has real talent. I’ve always thought that she has such a good eye for styling and overall direction of creative beauty ventures – want an outfit for the day? She can whip it out. Need help arranging your living and decorating it? She’ll show you exactly what looks good where and even throw in some ideas. Personally, I’ve always thought that she should be and could be a creative director for businesses, photo shoots, or events. So when she told me that she wanted to study floral design and start a business, I knew it was going to be a beautiful thing. All of her experience and her eye for styling and weddings really sets her up there with floral designs and bouquets. I absolutely loved collaborating with her for a launch photoshoot for her new business, Flora + Fern – trust me people, you’re going to want to see the rest of these beautiful creations and her website, so keep an eye out! For now, here is the lovely Cortney Bramlette modeling a wonderful whimsical bouquet.
My dad is a big foodie – he loves all types of food and even more so, he loves cooking all types of food (thank heavens for my mother, who does not like cooking as much). And when we went to Italy for the first time in 2009, my dad became obsessed with his next food adventure – pizza. Not just regular pizza thrown in the oven, but real authentic Italian pizza in a real authentic Italian pizza oven. So for a few years, he saved money to finally buy an authentic pizza oven that came all the way from Italy, and for the last two summers we have been engrossed in the pizza world, inspiring me to feel that the only appropriate way to keep this pizza going is to document the entire process (and use it mercilessly for my senior project).
Now Mike doesn’t just make one kind of pizza – he makes them all. Regular pepperoni, bar-b-que chicken, garlic chicken, margherita, Thai chicken (a crowd favorite), spicy buffalo, pesto, and Mexican taco (my personal favorite). It’s always a huge ordeal that takes most of the day – heating up the oven to a substantially hot and burning degree, making the homemade dough (thanks to mama!), cooking, cutting, mixing all of the various foods he uses, and finally making the pizzas. And there’s usually way too much pizza, so with either a gaggle of neighbors and friends over or pizzas to deliver around the block, the food is always shared. It’s become a family event that happens almost weekly, and I’ve decided there’s nothing more fun for us to do. We love pizza. And the ways we get to spend time with each other and others while we have pizza has probably made it more fun – though that taco pizza is better than life itself (its that bottom picture – go salivate).
A portfolio is one’s best work. And sometimes, it can be hard to decide exactly which photographs you think are your own personal best! I’ve been trying to narrow down which pictures are my own best and also my favorites that I would want to put in my portfolio. I think I’ve narrowed it down to the best photographs that really showcase my style and skill.
The warm feel and smell of fresh bread is enough to make me hungry. Capturing food and product photography of bakery items and baked goods can be a really fun thing. I wanted to have a warm feel with the loaves of artisan bread that we used for our shoot. I loved the detail and texture in the grains and even in the crumbs. The crescent rolls and cupcakes were also fun to photograph and shows the more smooth lines of baked goods. I tried to give these photos a feel that would make someone want to go to a bakery and eat a loaf of fresh artisan bread by using a wide aperture and nice lighting to compliment. The last two photos are HDR photos of the loaf of bread. HDR food photography can show color and texture really well. I love food and product photography!