Wednesday, September 24, 2014


Happy First Week of Fall! :) 

I think my favorite thing about Fall has to be Halloween, and lately I have been obsessed with witches...okay not lately it's been awhile! :) Not the ugly green witches, but beautiful feminine witches in touch with nature and the energy around them. This obsession has definitely started to influence my style, my photography, and even my editing. I love the idea of creating "magical photographs". This week I had the chance for a quick Fall session with Derek right as the sun was setting! I just loved the Fall colors and the way he was able to capture so much life and mystery in each photograph he took. For the shoot I wore these beautiful Nine West ankle boots, black skinnys from H&M, and this emerald green synched top by Michael Kors. Witches always seem to be wearing hats, so I grabbed my gorgeous suede floppy hat that was perfect for the Fall weather.  

In the next few weeks I will be collaborating with my good friend with Studio Dark, and we have officially decided on the theme of Witches for our Halloween studio shoot! I recently read, "To be a witch is to be a healer, teacher, seeker, giver, and protector of all things." I have so much more to prepare before our halloween shoot, but I'm so excited to work with my friends to bring this vision of what a witch really is to life!



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Photography by Mazzetti Photography

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

September Update!!

So I haven't posted in so long because I have honestly given up on fashion for a little while... I've been really busy with our move and trying to find work. We are really loving our new place so much!! The pups have been crazy, but they are finally settling in too!! :) I haven't been taking tons of pictures, but here are a few updates from our first few weeks back in Cary! 

( I'm so excited for fall to be here, and I hope to get back into more fashion photography soon! )


Went a little more blonde to try and make this short hair more bearable! 
Thanks to Von Kekel Aveda Salon :) Life is better as a blonde!

 Love this sweet gift from Tommy Bahama in Surfers Stripe :) 
We are still getting wedding gifts in the mail! 

Derek and I agreed to decorate our space a little differently here in Cary
It's a work in progress and I can't wait until its done! :P

I'm enjoying emerald green nails this week, and I have fallen back in love with 
this marc jacobs bracelet! The Alterna Caviar Blonde Shampoo is also fab and brightening :)

The pups are sliding all over our wood flooring and its scratching :P
Love little Bernie though...the dogs need to be groomed so bad :)

Working late has become our routine, 
but we are loving the quiet room at our apartment!!

My new Moon and Lola mug was such a sweet gift from one of my best friends!
Derek and I have matching ones! Too cute :)

Mellow mushroom is now 2 minutes from our place, so we
had to get some pizza this weekend! :) We tried the Thai Dye...

We are also really close to South Point, so I loved going there with my bff :)
Can't wait for fall shopping...

Bruce is allergic to his dog food, so we are switching it for him! :(
He can't have chicken and rice, so we're going to try Blue-salmon and sweet potatoes.

Just shot a wedding over the weekend and it was so much fun!
Check out my Facebook for those updates :)

Derek brought home roses and fall beer this week! :)

He also found this cute coach collar for bella at the dog park lol 

I was so scared about moving back to Cary, but I'm actually really happy to be here!
Cheers to new beginnings!

Thanks so much to all of you who read and follow my blog!! xxoo

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