Inspiration of the month ...December... Poinsettias

The beautiful Simply Sadie Jane was the model for our floral of the month! Some might see them as a traditional Christmas flower that can be found at most grocery stores but Emily and I chose poinsettias for the big bold beautiful statement they make. 

Also known as the Christmas Star and Christmas Flower, it’s said that this winter flower’s association with Christmas comes from a Mexican legend. The story goes that a child, with no means for a grander gift, gathered humble weeds from the side of the road to place at the church alter on Christmas Eve. As the congregation witnessed a Christmas miracle, the weeds turned into brilliant red and green flowers.
While considered by the ancient Aztecs to be symbols of purity, in today's language of flowers, red, white or pink poinsettias, the December birth flower, symbolize good cheer and success and are said to bring wishes of mirth and celebration.

We paired this shoot with a beautiful head wreath, a dress from free people and it was a dream! I hope you enjoy and have the best holiday! 

photography: Emily Lowe

hair MUA: Vivian Johnson

model: Simply Sadie Jane  

dress: Free People

Inspiration of the month ...November... Bold Colors

Somethings are just meant to be! This was one of those shoots where everything feel perfectly into place at the last minute! Hair and makeup was canceled the night before, the model was switched last minute, the dress was a little too big, Emily met the hair stylist and makeup genius at a wedding three nights before, and still a masterpiece was created. I was blown away and so happy with how it all went down. So much of the success of this shoot was owed to our wonderful team, I can't thank them enough! 

Hair/MUA: The amazing Sunnie Rushton

Photography: Emily Lowe 

Model: Torrie Hill with Niya Model Management 

Dress: Simply Bridal

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Inspiration of the month ...October... nightmare garden

" a l l  t h a t  w e  s e e  o r  s e e m  i s  b u t  a  d r e a m  w i t h i n  a  d r e a m " 

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We all have fears and it's not always easy to face them... a fear of  s n a k e s ?... a fear of the       d a r k  things in our lives ?... a fear of living our d r e a m s ?... So much can be expressed when we let our creativity run wild. That's why I always love collaborating with Emily. We, without fail, always create something that speaks to me... see for y o u r s e l f...

p h o t o g r a p h y: Emily Lowe

h a i r: Kelly Packer

m u a: Jill Peterson

m o d e l: Meg Mitchell

Inspiration of the month ...September... sunflowers, rocks and crab apples

The lovely Emily Lowe of Emmy Lowe Photo and I are starting a flower of the month shoot to show different ways to use florals, and textures! Her photos inspire me all the time and always convey my creativity perfectly, I'm so excited to work with her on this! I get of a lot of inspiration from being outside and noticing what naturally surrounds me. September is the month of sunflowers, they've begun to spring up everywhere, lining canyon roads and streets. I recently came across some beautiful rocks at the avenues street market, I couldn't pass them up! When I was little I was always fascinated with geodes, how something so plain and ordinary on the outside could be so intricate and amazing on the inside, I would ask my grandpa to break open rocks that I had found in hopes of finding a geode inside. Rocks add the perfect touch of dimension, character and interest! The crab apple branches were something that caught my eye as I was getting out of my car to go to work one day, and was able to harvest them at their peak of perfection!

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