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A Brooklyn flower shoot on The Bride’s Cafe

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

I am so wowed by The Bride’s Cafe, they are featuring a Brooklyn flower shoot that I did with two talented florists, Denise Fasanello in Brooklyn and Brooke Howsley of Pollen Floral Art here in Austin. The Bride’s Cafe described the day perfectly…please go take a look at the feature!

Denise, Brooke and I had just finished collaborating on a wedding the day before, but we rallied when we saw the beautiful flowers in the Flower District in Manhattan. The results prove it, look at these amazing arrangements (including kumquats!) by Denise and Brooke.
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Random acts of kindness

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

I don’t often crave external validation, so I was trying to figure out what felt so good about being named a Top Photographer by Martha Stewart Weddings. Here’s what it is: I didn’t nominate myself or enter a contest. The good people at Martha decided, out of the blue, to bestow this honor on me. To have someone you respect notice your hard work, wow, that just made it ten times more incredible! I guess I am accepting this external validation wholeheartedly.

It made me think of Shawn Achor’s TED Talk on happiness. There’s a list of five things you can do to feel more positive and one of them was random acts of kindness. Write an email to someone you know, praising or thanking them for just being them. It will make them feel better and you will also benefit. There’s something wonderful about sending “ripples of positivity” into the world!
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Martha Stewart Weddings Top Photographer

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Martha Stewart Weddings has named me as one of their Top Photographers.

Even typing that sentence, I still am in awe of this honor. The other photographers are incredible, like a Who’s Who of people who I have admired and whose images have inspired me. I am utterly grateful to be included in such good company!

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