Where does one begin when talking about this sweet family? Emily and Steve were Jack and I’s first friends as a couple. They are some of the kindest, smartest, most creative people I have ever met. When we first found out they were pregnant with their oldest, Otto, we were like, “best parents ever coming right up.”
This was their first home as a family of four and I had the opportunity to photograph them in it during their final months before they move into something more permanent.
These moments in your home, are irreplaceable. I hear more often than not, “our home is not photogenic.” “It’s a mess.” I don’t know what it is, but the camera only captures the love. Also – your home is your home no matter what. You should be proud of the place that you have created for you and your family, no matter what it looks like.
These images capture the soul of your family, and that is all that really matters.
This is another tale of a connection brought to you by Instagram. I have this love/major dislike with the way it sucks me in and steals my time, but then when I take a moment and think about times like these, spent in the home of a new friend I know it is all worth it.
Meet the Zauner Family.
There are a few photographers and creatives that I adore that I have never met. To some this seems odd, but there is a certain emotion that these folks put out into the world through their work and imagery that draws me in. This spring I had the opportunity to work with one of those people and the feeling was the same in person as the light that streams out of her images. Jessica Holleque is that woman.
She organized an incredible shoot with a group of amazing women, simply to create and show off the brilliant work all of the ladies do. She reached out her hand to me and pulled me into the mix.
My good friend Raechel, of Wildly Collected, was one of the super star makers there to make magic with us. Worlds coming full circle. Cue heart flutters.
Together with our incredible model Aubrey and the AMAZEBALLS floral work of Ann of Dear Hyssop we had a beautiful day at The Holden Room in Minneapolis.
It’s days like these that fill up the cracks that happen over time after years of working to not only create beautiful things but also convince people of it’s worth in order to make a living.
I live for days like this.
The killer crew:
Location: The Holden Room @theholdenroom
Florals: Dear Hyssop @dearhyssop
Photography & Ceramics: @jessicaholleque + @jackpineandthyme
Dyed Silks: Wildly Collected @wildly.collected
Furniture Rental: Collected & Co. @collectedrentals
Table Settings: Carousel + Folk @carouselandfolk
Models: @aubreytyler @jackpineandthyme
Bridal Look (white dresses): Hackwith Design @hackwithdesign
Amber and I knew each other from our years in college together. We met through a mutual friend that we both adore. When her and her husband Jason decided to invite me into their home for one of my beloved in-home sessions, my heart did a dance.
When I walked into their home with my wonderful assistant Jackson in tow, we were greeted by two sweet little faces, ready for their time in front of the camera.
Walking through their home was something from a dream. The colors in their home invoking creativity from corners of me that I didn’t know existed.
I have always loved family sessions, but after this session, a fire lit within me, people need in-home sessions. Home brings out something in us that can’t be captured in a field or in a studio.
That’s why from now on I will refer to them not just as a in-home session but as a Soul Session.
If you are interested in capturing your family or just you and your loved ones in a new way, click here. Let’s capture the beautiful soul of your family.
Yay! April’s books were amazing, but I think May is going to be even better!
Second book for May:
If you decide you want oils to be one of your favorite things, email me, I’ll hook you up. If you already use them, I hope you add some of my favorites to your stash!
email@example.com for Young Living orders!
When one is doing their best NOT to shop ( yes I am currently still going strong ) one must find something to fill the time that would have otherwise been spent, well, shopping.
My tactic: exercise and reading.
I’m not one to tell you to do certain workouts because I basically do yoga or a made up cardio blast created by Jackson. BUT I can definitely share my book choices.
I have been reading during my normal ‘scroll’ times to avoid online shopping urges.
Here are this month’s reads.
Current read: The Tattooist of Auschwitz
Up next: You are a Badass
If you’re with me ( only 9 days in ) on this ‘no clothes buying’ adventure, I hope you join me in reading these books too!
It is a happy happy hump day and boy oh boy do I have some good news for you. My favorite online rug store is having a 60% off sale with free shipping and free returns. I swear, I’m not sponsored. I just REALLY REALLY love their rugs.
Get your shop on. Cause my April no clothes shopping challenge says nothing about buy rugs 😉