Amazing Wildflowers Workshop!

How charming is this place? This is The Historic Brigman House in Asheville North Carolina where I got to spend a few days with some very inspiring and incredible women.workshop_asheville_packet_2

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I was a little starstruck when Joy & her husband Donnie first introduced themselves. The workshop started right off the bat with a themed family photo shoot which was a great way to break the ice and to just get us going. I loved the simple authentic ways she styled everyone so the theme carries through while not being overdone or getting too costume-y.

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I loved watching Joy interact with the family and learning how she keeps it moving while getting very natural, expressive, and emotional images. It was really fascinating. Here are some of my favorites.

 

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Here are some from the photo shoot she set up on day 2.

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It wasn’t just amazing shoot after amazon shoot. There was also a lot of talking and sharing. I was blown away by how open Joy was about EVERYTHING. From business and starting up to getting inspiration, dealing with difficult clients, photo shoot nightmares, her editing process, insecurities, personal goals and much more. She was incredible.  I was actually blesses to meet several incredible  and very very talented women this week. It already feels like a dream.

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NEWS | Off to Asheville for the Wildflowers Workshop!

The eve has come!  Tomorrow I leave for Asheville North Carolina to attend the workshop of one of my favorite photographers ever, the renowned and highly sought after, Joy Harmon Prouty of Wildflowers Photography; featured in/by Parenting Magazine, The Maternal Lens, Reverie Blog, and Access Hollywood as she’s the choice family photographer of celebs including Minnie Driver.

I’ve been following her worked for a couple years now and am continually inspired and constantly in awe of the creativity she brings as well as the beauty, whimsy, and “freeness” (is that a word?) she so effortlessly captures in her sessions. See for yourself in these images of hers from just a few of my favorite sessions.

WHAAAAAT!!!?? I’m sure now you can understand both why tonight feels like Christmas Eve and why I’ve been acting like a giddy child counting down the days. From delving into the “how to’s” of creating themed shoots that really tell a story, to exploring the antique shops of Asheville, to gaining insights into better balancing it all, I can’t wait to wake up tomorrow! So excited!

Tune in soon for pictures from the Wildflowers Workshop and our themed shoots, including a “cowboys & Indians” family session!!

AHHHHH!! I’m never gonna fall asleep tonight

News Flash | Gallery at Salon Nordine & Day Spa

I am beyond thrilled to announce the opening of my Portrait Gallery in the Reston Town Center of Reston, VA. Portraits showcasing my work as well as beautiful finishing and display possibilities are now on display at the renowned Salon Nordine & Day Spa on Freedom Drive.

Salon Nordine has been featured for its beauty & excellence by various prestigious magazines including American Spa Magazine, Washingtonian, and The Day Spa Magazine who named Salon Nordine among the top 12 spas in the country and more specifically the “Top Spa Design” in 2005.

Nordine Elabassi is originally from Morocco. The only one from his immediate family to come to the US where he put himself through school and opened his first hair salon in Vienna, VA. After conquering the world of hair he took on the relaxation realm and now has multiple thriving salon & spa locations in Northern Virginia, including Gainesville and Reston. Each location is well known for the variety of services offered as well as the matchless staff that keep clients coming back for years. They are truly some of the most kind hearted people I’ve ever had the privilege to work with.

Nordine is not only a talented stylist, brilliant business man, and doting dad, he’s also a great friend. I am deeply grateful for both his friendship over the years and this amazing opportunity to present my work in his breathless Salon and along side his respected Brand Image.

Work will be displayed indefinitely at this time. Stop by anytime to see my work first hand, explore elegant display and finishing options, check out fun product ideas or for the best hair cut & mani/pedi in the DC Metro area.

Come check it out today!

Salon Nordine & Day Spa

1955 Freedom Drive, Reston VA 20190

I’m a Limited Liability Corporation!!

Yay, I’m officially a LLC!! This is so awesome and crazy. I’ve always loved taking pictures and daydreamed about being a photographer. I’m finally at that time in my life where I’m not letting fear hold me back. I’m gonna pursue it full time! It’s an exciting and scary time for me. Keep your eyes peeled for updates and as always I wanna know what you think so give input when you can!

I look forward to taking your picture!