Need a new website developed? A new brand? Help with your social media? Enter Josh Murphy and David MacCarroll, founders of New Uniform Design. These guys have it in the bag. How do I know? Not only are their website designs fresh and highly functional, but they also created Letter B's new logo, which is perfect and exactly what I was looking for. I went to New Uniform last week and snapped a few shots of their clean and fun new space in the Parkside Piedmont building (adjacent to Piedmont Park.) I encourage you to keep them in mind for your branding and interactive needs. You can check out their work here.
I met Pam in Tampa a few years ago through a great friend (yes, you Mindy Adams). We have a lot in common – we're both designers, creative, and frankly, we're both hilarious. When Pam called me about 6 months ago asking me if I "do weddings," while flattered, I told her, "No, not really." Then I said something like, "Well, where? And what kind of wedding are you having?" Honestly, I have never wanted to shoot weddings. I thought on occasion I would consider it if it was a really small ceremony, outside during the day, and well, if I'm being totally honest, I didn't have to deal with a crazy Bridezilla type. (Which of course, if you know Pam, you know that is not even remotely possible.) So needless to say, I got Pam and Noel on the books and proceeded to closely follow her Pinterest page for the next 6 months. Their ceremony took place at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park alongside the Hillsborough River in Tampa, FL. It's a beautiful setting and a place I used to photograph frequently for college photography assignments. I love that Pam is wore one "x" earring and one "o" earring. So darling. Also, the groom is wearing jeans so you know this marriage will last forever (assuming he asked her if she could wear jeans and she answered, "Yes.") If the jeans started some big argument, I apologize for even bringing them up. And look, aw, when they kissed after the ceremony, their heads and her elbow make a heart shape!
Congratulations you two. You adoration for each other has shined since the day I met you both. What an honor to photograph your special day. XO.
I absolutely loved working with this couple in Tampa last weekend. It was wicked hot and humid, but they handled the heat like true Floridians. We hoofed it around Ybor City, stopping off at a few of my old haunts, like the Castle and the Columbia Restaurant (Cuban sandwich and a 1905 Salad? Yes, please.) Then we had an, er, run in, with a few dozen hornets. I even left their nest in one of the photos – see if you can spot it. Wish you two all the best in your new life adventure!
Meet Courtney and Brent. They are getting married in November in Micanopy, FL. Unless you have spent a good amount of time in Florida, you likely have no idea how to pronounce Micanopy ("mick-a-no-pee") and even less of a clue where it is (hint: it's near Gainesville.) Courtney is a friend and the only person other than family we've trusted with our children overnight. (My girls loooove her.) And Brent is Courtney's pin-curled manly man. But as you can see, he isn't afraid to mix a purple button-down with cowboy boots. And I must say, I think he rocks it.
Oh and how can I forget Woody, their 7-month old English pointer. Shooting Woody was a bit of a challenge (think: trying to give a cat a bath.) However, I fell in love with him and really did consider pet-napping him after this shoot.
I love these images and how much their personality shines in their outfits and this beautiful location, where they are clearly very comfortable.
This is my friend Amelia. She's beautiful. She's smart. She's Italian. And, she's an amazing cook and photographer (Follow her on Instagram @ZTASTYLIFE and get ready to be hungry.) Thank you, Amelia, for agreeing to be a part of this spontaneous, late night idea. It was COLD and I owe you one. xo.
Meet the very talented and oh-so-pretty Trusha Moghe, realtor and founder of Pondicherry Designs. Pondicherry specializes in space planning, home styling, color selection, cabinet refinishing, antique and glazing, home staging, and custom art work. Trusha offers a whimsical yet elegant approach to art and decor influenced by Indian, French, and American culture. See some of Trusha's work [here.] "I help people visualize how they want to live" ~ Trusha
I wish there was a way I could stream "Low Rider" or "No More Mr. Nice Guy" with this post. I had some fun goofing around today with some of the fine men of 22squared, who are sprouting 'staches this month to raise awareness and funds for Movember. ("With their Mo's, these men raise vital awareness and funds for men's health issues, specifically prostate and testicular cancer initiatives.") Please consider donating to their team by clicking (here). Hurry, there are only 3 days left in November!
I love all of these, but my personal fave might be the shot of Justin Oh ("I'm too busy for this photo shoot. I gotta check my email.") Bringing up the rear, Mike Grindell's "salute" tied with David Yeend's it's-been-a-long-day face. Enjoy:
It was such an honor to work with this super smart and incredibly driven group of people over the past several weeks (and across one state border.) Sorting through over 3,000 images has sort of consumed me lately, but totally worth it to get some of these moments on camera. * 22squared is the sixth largest independent advertising agency in the United States. Its headquarters are located in Atlanta, GA with a second office in Tampa, FL. The agency has several long-standing Fortune 500 clients as well as a collection of travel, retail, casual dining and financial services clients. *wiki