Tequila + Tapas Photoshoot

A couple weeks ago, some lovely and talented ladies I know organized a little photoshoot. The theme was Cinco de Mayo and I was asked to make a chalk sign, a guestbook and a mock invitation suite. 

I was so excited to participate in this photoshoot but I had no idea how gorgeous the whole day would be! 

The amazing photographer Rebecca Rivera and the talented stylist and coordinator Maria Irwin from Wunderland Co. were the masterminds behind the whole day. 

Every little detail was perfect. The hair, the flowers, the wardrobe, the venue. It was all stunning! You can find all these lovely ladies and their work over on Instagram too:

Styling + Set Design: @wunderlandco 
Photography: @rebeccariveraphoto + @bri.burkett.photo 
Wardrobe:  @plentyboutique +@wendyfosterlosolivos 
Jewelry: @plentyboutique 
Hair: @angelamichellegillishair 
Makeup: @tylerannholladay 
Florals: @rachellewittdesigns 
Cake: @sweetbaking_co 

How gorgeous are all these photos?! Becca and Bri are such talented ladies. I'm so completely enamored with all the colors and details that Maria brought together that day. Fingers crossed I get to collaborate with them again in the future!


A custom proposal book for Samantha & Sian

I get a lot of very sweet commission requests. Every now and then, there's one that comes along that scares the hell out of me. A commission so big and so sweet that I'm terrified of screwing it up, and ultimately screwing up the big day or surprise for someone else. 

This book was one of those "holy hell sweet and daunting" books. 

Sian contacted me a while ago about putting together a "children's book" about how she and her then girlfriend Sam met. The book would go through how they met, their travels together, meeting family, and ultimately end with a surprise trip where Sian would propose on the last night, on the very last page. Ring illustration included. 

Like I said, holy hell sweet and daunting. 

Luckily, Sian already had the story framed out so all I needed to do was illustrate and bind it! It was so fun to watercolor these two and their incredible story of dating across two continents. 

Sian was so sweet and so much fun to collaborate with that it made the entire daunting process so much easier to tackle. I also got a sweet review from Sian so I can guess the proposal went over well!

There's some more photos up on my website if you're curious to see...