animal print shop giveaway + nursery tour

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Earlier in the summer I got together with Sharon Montrose of Animal Print Shop fame and Morgan Satterfield to collaborate on a design/interior/photo project. Sharon was excited to launch new prints and wanted to put Morgan’s design and styling talents to good use, putting together the most awesome of nurseries. A nursery to rival all nurseries. A nursery fit for The Brick House. And since Sharon would be busy helming the endeavor (and generally being pretty boss), she asked me to come on board and shoot it. It didn’t hurt that Morgan and I have a history of collaborating on projects (see here, here and here) so we all traveled out to Palm Springs and spent 3 days installing and shooting. Morgan totally brought it and made the best looking nursery I’ve seen. Arian from Modshift even came along and shot a a fun video (see it here)!

Oh wait did I mention there’s an amazing GIVEAWAY? Yeah, see that modern Oeuf crib, that Rove Concepts womb chair and the Animal Print Shop Prints? Yeah it’s all part of the giveaway (you get to choose your print (s) up to $1,000 worth). Enter the giveaway here! It’s basically all the elements you need to make your own modern nursery. And then some.

Can’t wait to share more of what we worked on that week.

And thanks again to Sharon, who is such a joy to work with, and honestly, my spirit animal. Also Morgan is cool, too.

(All images shot for Sharon Montrose and The Animal Print Shop)

photo camp success

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Photo Camp was a huge success with the best campers Morgan and I could have hoped for and lots of ideas for future camps (sleepaway anyone?)! Can’t wait to share pics from the campers and share some of the highlights from saturday.

I’m still recovering from that cold everyone has but wanted to share the Camper Goodie Folders (that hazel approves of). They were complete with friendship bracelet, camper’s notebook and Field Guide along with goodies from At Your Leisure (bonus! dream catcher) + Blurb. Those are the gorgeous sample books from Blurb (each camper gets to make a book of their own photos!). I want to make one of my instagram photos (maybe exclusively of hazel, we’ll see).

Thanks to everyone who participated in helping make the first ever Photo Camp Field Guide a great success, we couldn’t have done it without you!

photo camp +

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Excited to reveal where Morgan and I will be holding our first ever PHOTO | CAMP this saturday–at the fancy (and shimmery) studio!

I went this morning to snap these shots of the studio and am so happy to have such a fun space to work in and can’t wait to share with you some other goodies from blurb books and At Your Leisure along with photo tips galore and step by step help for improving photos. We’ve already been receiving sample photos from our campers and can see it’s a talented bunch. Really excited to meet everyone and have a photo filled day!

If you haven’t already signed up we have a couple of slots left, details are here and registration is right here.

(And because we couldn’t bring hazel to the class (I know so many people are disappointed) we were happy to find that that panther will be overseeing the goings on. Rawr.)

design sponge: grace’s husky ranch

Monday, March 12th, 2012

So excited to share images from a recent shoot for Design Sponge that went live today! Not only did I get help from Morgan on styling, but Abby came armed with props and Grace hosted the shoot with Nutella cupcakes and huskies. Grace’s house had really nice light and, of course, interesting spaces and getting to spend the day working with friends is always the best.

See the whole spread here on Design Sponge.

photo | camp

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Well, you asked and we listened. Enough people have been requesting help with their photos that Morgan and I have taken the plunge and put together a photo workshop. We teased it a couple weeks ago and here are the details.


One day. One workshop. Your photos. Made better.

Saturday, March 24th

PHOTO | CAMP . FIELD GUIDE is a one day introductory workshop designed as a cheat sheet to making your existing photos look great. Learn all those simple tricks and tools that turn standard blah photos into incredible OH YEAH images.

Trust us. We’re professionals.

New to Photoshop? No big deal. Don’t own an SLR? Who cares! All experience levels and all digital cameras welcome. It’s not about having fancy gear, it’s about making better photos. We will walk you step-by-step through the process and go-to tricks of editing photos by using the photos you already have. No need to master every tool in photoshop, we’ll show you our top 5.

And don’t worry, there will be time to test your new skills. Have a ton of photo questions? Confused by cameras? Bring it on, we can help. Everyone leaves FIELD GUIDE with a set of their own publication ready photos, a workshop reference book, techniques for getting the most out of that camera you already own and the know how to make better photos from then on.

We’re keeping this workshop casual and limited to 15 people, so, if you need help improving your photos for your shop, your blog, your amateur bird watching club or whatever else, let us show you how to get that pro look even without that pro equipment.

Register here!.

Follow @HELLOCAMP on twitter.

morrison hair co.

Friday, February 24th, 2012

At the end of last year I got a call from Rachel and James Morrison about shooting their salon in Laguna Beach. They were in the beginning stages of renovating a spanish style home and turning it into their family business and wanted me to shoot it when it was all finished. I loved them and the space immediately and couldn’t wait to work together. So when they asked for help with the design I was definitely on board. And when that quickly turned into a full design of the space it was the perfect opportunity to bring Morgan on to team up and design together. It was so much fun and so great to work with Rachel and James who trusted us to help create their ‘non salon’ salon.

I’ve also included some befores and afters so you can see the raw space and then the finished space. And you can read more about the details of the space on Morgan’s blog.

The best part about the salon is that the whole idea that Rachel and James had was that they wanted people to come in and feel like they were being invited into their home. So there’s no real ‘reception are, you just enter into a living room that comes complete with a whole beverage bar so that you can make yourself a cup of tea and relax before your appointment. (and yes that’s a custom terri planty on the table and Morgan’s Lindsey Adelman chandelier that I convinced her to give up for the good of the salon.)

The main salon area we wanted to keep really simple and a little industrial since it would be full of hustle and bustle once the salon opened. We also wanted to make it completely gorgeous with the live edge dry bar perfected by Dusty Wheeler. Here’s a before and after:

Here are Rachel and James being totally adorable. James is kind of a big deal ( I found out later, you would never know, he’s so approachable and down to earth, but he was the artisitc director at Toni and Guy for…decades…and one of the founding partners in TIGI).

Here’s a before and after of the main entry looking onto the salon floor from the living room.

And this one of the main salon floor from the back entrance:

Check out the gorgeous Morrison Hair website.

Thanks again Rachel and James for letting us be a part of the family!

table top

Saturday, February 11th, 2012

Just a sneak peek of a project I’ll be sharing next week. Happy weekend.

mark your calendars for photo camp

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

After getting tons of requests for help with their photos, Morgan and I have teamed up to put together some awesome photo workshops to help everyone take better photos.

The first workshop on March 23rd is for all of you who have dreamed of a cheat sheet for taking better photos without having to invest in tons of expensive equipment or know what every single photoshop tool does. It’s about using your existing photos to teach you the most important tools and how to use them to get the most dramatic results. We’ll answer your questions about f stops, taking the camera off auto and show you how some simple tweaks in how you shoot and process your images can make a huge difference in the final outcome.

Whether you’re a blogger, own an etsy shop and need to shoot products or just want to feel more confident using that fancy camera you just bought, we’re here to help. We’re professionals.

Registration will be open soon, so stay tuned.