Sometimes the stars align and you meet the right people. I was completely delighted when Celeste of Poppyseed Roll Clothing reached out on instagram to discuss working together. She hand makes all her designs, and I was pretty blown away. I recruited Lyz to model, Celeste invited Michelle, a wonderful makeup artist, and we got together to create these Anastasia inspired Russian Fairytale Princess images. We had originally planned to shoot in a park, but Lyz suggested the Suzallo Library, and I’m glad she did.
I would have been happy enough with the results, but when a team has so much fun working together, all the better! And my cat tried to get into EVERYTHING during prep. Of course.
Interested in becoming a princess/fairy/zombie/Tudor/whatever you want yourself?
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I must say, it was a bit of a gamble moving to Seattle. I was (yes, was) one of those people heavily affected by winter weather back east, and I wasn’t sure how I’d handle the rainy reputation of the Pacific Northwest. Good news! I’ve learned to love moments in the rain. I’m not going to lie and say I love it all the time…but, I’ve learned to appreciate moments. I love the way the gray sky makes colors seem brighter. I love the way the raindrops feel on my skin. I love the sound it makes on the tent when camping. Overall, I feel more peace in winter than I ever have before.
Here’s Mari, stretching in her rain boots! Carkeek park.
Yes, it’s about time for some more man candy up in this joint…
David is an actor/model, and my second instagrammer. It’s fun for me to meet and work with people I meet on instagram. Anyway, he let me know that he was coming to Seattle last Tuesday, so we decided to get together and shoot. Thankfully, he is a cat person, as Slinky pulled his usual diva stunts…
Mari, again, in Carkeek Park, Seattle. I wanted to show something with a balance of power and grace, so this is what I went with…
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Well, well….here we are, two years later! This one really flew for me. It was a year of big change, as my husband and I moved to Seattle from NYC. It’s definitely been a good change along with a big adjustment. I’ve met amazing new faces, wrestled with pets to keep them out of every shot, continued on personal work, expanded the print shop by double, gotten up close and personal with nature, and generally enjoyed the beauty and culture of the Pacific Northwest.
I’ve also been doing a lot more drawing this year, and rediscovering watercolors, pastels, charcoals, and other wonderfully messy things. Maybe I’ll start showing a little of that here as well.
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Thanks for hanging out with me here!