Some samples of work from Hood Create, designed by Lilla Hood. Specializing in branding and paper products, she offers clients exceptional presentation and memorable branding.Read More
One of my best friends in the world, Mollie, is a talented artist and art educator, with years of experience teaching group painting classes; so it was a no-brainer to ask her to come and teach residents at LIV Parkside for a night! We had so much fun painting our own versions of her original work of art: a totally new portrayal of the Vulcan statue, a famous Birmingham landmark.
We had a great turnout and beautiful results (as you'll see below!), and many folks were saying they'd love to do it again, and how about next week? I'm so glad everyone enjoyed it so much and it was a joy for me to be there, as well! Thank you, Mollie!
If you'd like to host your own painting night with friends or for a party, bachelorette or otherwise, email her at email@example.com for more information.
The celebration of a grandmother and her family, the love they share and the memories they will hold dear forever. In light of Kate's terminal diagnosis and aggressive lung cancer, we made sure to capture a glimpse of her vivacity and zest for life, as well as her relationships, to be treasured and held dear.Read More
Residents (and neighbors of ours!) of LIV Parkside apartments in downtown Birmingham, were treated to a special demonstration of Zyp Bikeshare followed by a free beer float at Good People. We had a blast!Read More
An inspired collaboration of artists the city of Birmingham, Alabama, including a fashion designer, painter, makeup artist, jewelry designer and photographer. Take a look into our celebratory, playful exploration into creativity - including new and unique clothes painted in person, on a live model!Read More
Living at LIV Parkside, across from railroad park and in the heart of this vibrant city of Birmingham, is great for so many reasons. One of the many, many reasons to live in this unique and lively community is the event we had last night. We had so much fun with our neighbors and the owner of Tavern on 1st...Read More
A before and after of Makeup by Lina!Read More
An intimate, live house show hosted by a couple in their loft in downtown Birmingham, Alabama.Read More
What do you get when you combine rejected socks with a mom of 2 from Belgium? Well, beautiful, striking, new fashions, of course! Julie Maeseele is a fashion guru who has created a beautiful collection using upcycled fabrics and paired them with her own hand embroidery.Read More
With leftover flowers and a last minute model friend, a creative portrait session turned out beautifully in my new studio! Here are some of the lovely portraits created - all from a spontaneous idea and in less than 24 hours!Read More
There are many challenges to being an entrepreneur and working for yourself... but also many joys. One of those joys was being able to be present at my daughter Eden's "curriculum share" this morning, which meant a lot to her. It was absolutely darling! The teachers did a great job leading the kids in song, reading engaging stories and even aiding the children in performing a nearly improvisational rendition of the classic Gingerbread Man tale.
I couldn't help it. I brought my camera and had fun capturing these sweet kiddos and their wonderful teachers. We are so grateful to have our daughter at the Advent Episcopal School!
Here are some moments from this morning's fun:
The Reverend Stephen McCarthy's ordination and reception on December 12, 2015 in Birmingham, Alabama at the Cathedral Church of the Advent and the Tutweiler.Read More
Matthew Smith and Indelible Grace of Nashville, Tennessee came to lead a discussion on worship and play a concert of retuned hymns in the sanctuary of The Cathedral Church of the Advent. Here is the evidence! ;)Read More
The Gibbes family outdoor portrait session in Vestavia Hills, Alabama.Read More
One beautiful Saturday morning in November, I met up with this precious family to create family portraits with them. Their daughters arrived with enthusiasm, and immediately wanted to remove their shoes and play in the gardens barefoot. I think their excitement and carefree spirits helped start us off on a wonderful, natural path. We had a lot of fun playing and bringing out the kids personalities, while also capturing the entire family together. What a gift it is to know this sweet family and to help them cherish one another through portraiture. Enjoy!Read More
Some preview images of the ordination of Rev. McCarthy to the priesthood this morning, taken at the Cathedral Church of the Advent in downtown Birmingham, Alabama.Read More
Some no-flash photography from the Homewood Christmas Parade 2015!Read More
How to roast your own coffee beans, as lead by John J Thompson, author of the book "Jesus, Bread and Chocolate."Read More
Halloween has come and gone (and so have so many cute costumes!)... and as Thanksgiving approaches, it's prime time for Christmas and Holiday cards. I loved getting to deliver my first set of cards this year to a happy client, yesterday, even with the craziness of being in between homes for the moment. (Fortunately, we're housed, but yes, it's chaos and overwhelming.)
These gorgeous cards pair so well with the elegantly simple kraft envelopes my client selected! I wish I could share them with you but that's her surprise, not mine ;) Truly, I adore getting to deliver beautiful, elegant portraiture to my clients. It is such a gift! It's like a teeny taste of Christmas morning for me, every time I get to see the artwork my clients and I have created together.
It's time for me to get to work on our own Christmas/Holiday card, as well as to work on more for more clients. I absolutely adore the experience of sending and receiving cards from so many loved ones.
Blessings in this busy season!