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Swedish Serenity : styled shoot // published on Magnolia Rouge


A wedding shoot inspired by the love of sisters and the peaceful tones of Scandinavian simplicity. Designed by Wit Weddings.












Planning, design & styling: Wit Weddings// Florals: Sidra Forman Flowers// Pies: Pie Sisters//  Bridal Gowns: Anna Maier & Johanna Johnson via Hitched Salon// Bridesmaid Dresses:  Amsale via Hitched Salon// Hair:  Sarah Lamb (Amie Decker Beauty)// Make-up: Maria DeCesaris (Amie Decker Beauty)// Cake: Maggie Austin Cake// Calligraphy: Laura Hooper Calligraphy// Linens:  La Tavola Linen// Models:  Eva Christina and Vanessa

Also featured on the Magnolia Rouge blog!


Planning, design & styling | Wit Weddings, Florals | Sidra Forman Flowers, Pies | Pie Sisters
 Bridal Gowns | Anna Maier & Johanna Johnson via Hitched Salon, Bridesmaid Dresses | Amsale via Hitched Salon
Hair | Sarah Lamb of Amie Decker Beauty, Make-up | Maria DeCesaris of Amie Decker Beauty, Cake | Maggie Austin Cake,
Calligraphy | Laura Hooper Calligraphy, Linens | La Tavola Linen, Models (Bride, Bridesmaid) | Eva Christina and Vanessa

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You are a true talent. These are stunning and full of quiet beauty. Wonderful work as always!

This one is beyond gorgeous!! Congrats!
Love the one on the branch.

Paula : portrait // Old San Juan, Puerto Rico



Oh Puerto Rico. Just saying the name encourages a little flair of an accent. I’m no jet-setting expert on island vacations, but thanks to my work I do find myself in beautiful places, and some more often than others. From the different times I’ve been to Puerto Rico I’d have to say it’s one of my top favorite destinations, and the tourism bureau should really send me a fruit basket already for the work I do convincing everyone to visit.

The architecture of the buildings in Old San Juan is a dream and each turn is a different spectrum of color and design with a jungle of trees and these blue cobblestone streets that I’d like to pave my life with. You also get all the history with the Spanish forts, and then of course the rainforest and picturesque beaches on remote islands and even surreal adventures like paddling in the rain through a bioluminscent bay in the middle of the night.

For my last wedding there my second shooter / friend / recently-booked-wedding-client (!!) Paula came too, and we took an afternoon to walk through the city. In between all the coffee and comfort food we passed a camera back and forth, and here are a few favorites.


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one of her shots – to commemorate the best hair day of my life

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These are so peaceful and beautiful, becka. i can smell saltwater in the air. (and, wow, totally good hair day)

These are so rad!! I love all the great colors and lines. That shot of you is so beautiful too! I think I’ve added another city to my bucket list because this looks like my kind of place. 😉

That is indeed an epic hair day. 🙂 you may have created another future puerto rico visitor with this post!!

My favorite is the one of you and the fact that you’re under a sign pointing down saying “art” is awesome because you are art 🙂

I just love this post on the beautiful Old san juan. I’m glad that you like it. You have to visit us more often.

One Swell Day : 2014 workshop // recap!



Welllll that was lovely.

I hosted a one-day workshop earlier this week, and (once the nerves had their say) it was fantastic. I’ve usually shied away from teaching (when you’re mostly self-taught in anything it’s difficult to explain your why’s and how’s) but I decided I’ve learned enough to have some things to say, and I if I can help people then I should really try to.

I talked the most about developing your photography style through understanding and acting on your inspiration, (since how can you find ideal clients to shoot your ideal work if you’re not being your ideal self?) and how + why to make your business more personable. We also talked about maximizing strengths + opportunities, workflow, travel, improving client + vendor relationships, all the advice I could think to give a wedding photographer, and a bit of everything else. The wonderful Laura + Megan from Events in the City even dropped in to talk from a planners point of view and that was a terrific help.

Since I’d wanted the day to feel more like a long coffee date than a class, Rust Manor House was the perfect venue for couches and tea cups and window light, especially when Rebecca (of A Daily Something) made it even more beautiful for us. Bonnie, Paula, Liz, Katarina, Tori, and Hannah were the fantastic attendees who made our time so fun, and they’ve also since formed a pretty exclusive book club which I can only hope to be invited to.

I’m so grateful to everyone who came and helped and I can’t wait to host another!








Wow!!! It looks like you had so much fun!!!

This looks like such a relaxed learning environment, I love it! I am sure it was such a great experience!