Let’s do a NYC meet up in April! Or a collaboration? Or maybe you want branding photos? Or perhaps we can just wait in line together to get a cronut? I’m heading back to one of my favorite cities for the month of April and would love to meet you!
Making allll the Paris plans today. Even had a little conversation with the sweetest @ponderosa_and_thyme about possibly meeting up in Paris this year and weaving tales of our life stories as we sip on a very french coffee. It’s fun to dream. But it’s even more fun to have dreams with other dreamers because you know they will very likely come true. . . I committed to something last year and that was to show up to anything I say YES to. It made me think long and hard about what I said YES to and it made me say NO a lot more. . . I did this because I was trying to interact more. I start throwing dinner parties at my house and have real live meet ups. And so many people would say YES to coming and then send a last minute text the day of about why they couldn’t make it. Ans i knew that really, they just didn’t want to leave the house. Isn’t that what it mostly comes down to? I started getting so upset with all the people who RSVP yes and then just never show. It is a crazy thing in our culture. It’s becoming an epidemic. Don’t you think?!! . . So, I can’t change anyone else, but I know first hand how bad it feels when someone doesn’t show up who says that they will show up (just don’t say YES people!). I decided to commit to other people. If I say yes, then you can 100% know that I will be there (unless there is a deathly snowstorm or I am on death’s door) I just want to be that person in the world. I want to show up for people. I want to commit. I want to keep my word. I want other people like this in my life. . . I think it truly does say so much about your commitment to yourself and how much people will show up for you if you actually show up for others. I’m not perfect at it, but I am trying every single day to be impeccable with my word. . . @lafroetlebarbu @stay__co
If you could take ONE person on a Paris Getaway and money was no object, who would you take? Tag them below! . . What’s the first thing you would do when you landed? . . For those of you who have been, what was one of your best memories? . . I moved to Paris just 8 days after I turned 20 years old. I arrived in the city and was working as a nanny for the year. On my first day off I went into the heart of Paris, got off at an unknown metro stop and just wandered for four hours with a small camera full of black and white film. In those days you’d take it straight to get developed and they printed each photo out for you with a little white border around the image. I don’t know if anything had ever been more French to me then those black and white prints with the little white border. I had never seen it in America at that time. Now you can get prints like that all the time, but for me, in Paris. That was the life. I’d go into Paris. Get off at a random stop. Have a roll of 35mm in my camera, and wander the city until I had taken all the images. Then I’d drop them off and wait patiently. This is like one of those old timey stories that your parents told about how they walked uphill to school both ways without shoes isn’t it. I guess I’m feeling nostalgic. . . Notre Dame shoot featuring @floresie @froufrouchic @kristin_hayes_jewelry @leannemarshallofficial @forever_wanderlust
Sometimes I talk my Parisian Couples into getting engagement sessions in only black and white film and they say yes. Who’s coming to Paris with me in May? Not only do you get a collection of online marketing courses from me, but you get to see the city from the eyes of someone who’s been there consistently over the last 20 years falling in love with it again and again. Where I’m taking you goes beyond any tourist trap you could get caught in. ❤️💕💗 .. Also, I couldn’t fit the whole frame in, but in the last image you have to see the way he’s holding her ankle. I don’t know why, but that one move tells me all I need to know about their love story. 💕 ❤️ 💗 . . Styled by @stay__co with the most incredibly blouse made by my favorite @louizababouryan ans my beautiful couple Ellen and Jeremy.
Willing to walk down memory lane with me for a little bit? This is a throw back to 2016 and my first ever @thepathworkshops. This one is now endearingly called the “Sister Wives Shoot” because I threw all 3 models in together to show off the brilliant creations of the @leannemarshallofficial gowns I got to use. I remember going to take the photo of Rob & I looked at him, walked over, flipped his tie back, and thought I was so brilliant. 😂❤️💕 . . I felt ready to host this workshop in a way I never felt anything. Like another level of my calling come to life. Maybe it’s the fact that I haven’t had kids of my own or that I was a teacher/director for 14 years before I started to cater to photographers, but oh my goodness how I love to nurture new talent. Last year, I hosted five global workshops and by the end of 2018, I knew I needed to change them somehow. . . It wasn’t the same anymore. We all need a jolt in this industry, do you feel it? Throwing a workshop feels different, not as special in our industry right now....like it needs to evolve into something else. . . I’m only hosting one photo workshop this year and then one big surprise something (we announce on Friday!) in 2019. But I’m determined for it to be something so unexpected. ❤️💕 . I’ve been thinking about the Paris workshop (this May) & a huge lightbulb moment went on of how I could change the way I teach the workshops. I reworked the objectives. I made a plan to do some pretty deep mind blowing work around creative voice like I’ve never done before. All I can say is that I feel more lit up and ready to serve than ever before. All I can say is I want this, what I felt today, to spark a new way of me providing a space for ultimate creativity. . . What are we as artists and humans if we do not push the boundaries of the status quo? 👩🏼🎤 . This workshop remains one of my favorite. I somehow I got the brilliant @sarah_winward to do flowers for me and the incredibly talented @gatherist_ to style. @bellacosabeauty did intricate updos while @plumecalligraphy did the prettiest paper. @tiffanypliler @robbennion @_sarahparry_ we’re the best sister wives/modeling foursome ever.
Under the Tuscan Sky! Shooting this Italian wedding with my sister was a dream come true. We hail from Italy, so getting back there is so so important. April @bellacosabeauty did the hair and makeup. The day was intimate and charming and breathtaking. Kelly was the perfect bride. As a photographer herself she had a strong vision, but let me do everything I wanted. She hired the right people and then she enjoyed her day as a bride. Pete was adorably nervous. I couldn’t have fallen more in love with a groom. He let me work my magic and totally trusted me. He wanted to make sure Kelly got every photo and every thing she wanted. They surrounded themselves with love of deep family and friends and had an epic celebration. @rhiannonbosse killed it in transforming this entire Tuscan Villa to a bridal dream! @kellysweetphoto @juliehacalligraphy . . Featured on @martha_weddings last year. If you told me a few years ago that I’d regularly be getting published on Martha Stewart....I would have totally believed you. Haha. Because I visualize that sh* every day!