Color Palette for Your Home

Ever since I was a young girl I have always had this infatuation with color. I remember being drawn to art and just basking in the plethora of color at my fingertips. I loved learning which colors meshed really well, along with what colors don't actually go that well together. I learned the rules, and then I would break the rules, and that would give me some really solid pieces of work, and sometimes not so much. Even in my photography, I am gravitated towards the color, the tones, and really strive to give a solid true to color portrait.

Color does some funny things, or, maybe our eyes do some funny things? As I get older and deeper into my profession I realize how much color plays a role in our day to day life, our businesses, and homes. What makes us gravitate toward a specific image or video? Is it the content? Or do certain colors grab us first? Jason and I are just now starting to decorate our home (newlyweds, hello), and I am adamant about a color scheme--things have to flow. This is what happens when you marry someone who is OCD. The best part about designing is coming up with a color palette; and to be honest, this is really fun to do with Jason, and it beats just sitting on the couch watching reruns on Netflix.

I am learning more and more things about us, one of those being that we love all things vintage. The color scheme that we are looking at is from the first photo shown below taken at the beautiful Kings Daughters Inn in Durham, NC. This was in their sun-room and the colors scream boldness and the tints and tones mesh so well, especially paired with a gorgeous bride in an ivory dress placed in the middle. It's an analogous match that uses both cold and warm colors, a "no-no" in color theory, but again who likes sticking with the rules?

What are your thoughts on the color palettes below and would this be something you would use to decorate your home or office with?


Rex Hospital Newborn Session

Let me tell you how precious I think the Goblet family is---OH MY GOD THEY ARE SO PRECIOUS!!

Okay, now that that part is out there, let's talk about their sweet newest creation--George IV, or as the little ones have called him--Brogden. I had so much fun with them in their hospital room; and yes, sometimes you have to do newborn sessions in the hospital and it can be totally awesome if you let it!

If you remember from years back, I started as a newborn photographer in the local hospitals around here. I absolutely ADORED that job and learned so much when it came to holding babies, understanding the light in the room, and working in some very very tight spaces. The Goblets were so lucky, they had a swarm of family and friends celebrating with them at the hospital once this little one was born and I had a blast hanging out with the crew while I was there.

I brought a few items to the session, but my favorite image has ZERO to do with anything that I brought with me. My favorite? The image of the whole crew (Mom, Dad, 3 siblings, and the newest bundle of joy) with one of the little ones holding up a balloon of the number "0," because--umm, hello?! Brogden was just born! This family has always pulled my heart strings and I am just over the moon that they love randomness, laughs, and in the moment type of moments--did that make any sense? You will see very soon what I mean.

Also, Daddy George has now rented an RV and the Goblets are touring America as we speak and they are blogging about their journeys. You should check out their amazing story and give an internet high five for being totally amazing and taking a newborn and three young ladies on "tour" with them! You can check out their blog here.

Oh, and these were shot on film so can I get a high five, too?! Huzzahhhhhhhhh

Bahamian Travels | Exuma

If you've ever wondered what your photographer does on her free time--look no further! In my free time I get married! Ha! Just kidding, I have only done that once and I have been a happily married lady for a good month now. Thank you all for your well wishes and continued support; Jason and I are still over the moon with the incredible graciousness that our community has shown us.

A little tid bit about my type of vacation--for the past year I have made a sort-of pact to myself to only bring my film camera when I travel. At first I thought this would be really hard because I am such an instant gratification type of lady (yes, I am still a millennial, but what can you do?), but in all actuality? It's been the best part of vacation--other than actually relaxing, ha!

Since film is so precious, I try to make sure that each image counts. Yes, this means that I purposely only shoot one strategically aligned image. The result? When my images come back from the developer I am in Christmas land! It is the best part of my day when I get to see my images from my travels without having to look at them on the back of my camera. I forget so many things, but when I can see what I actually stopped to look at and marvel over, I understand again why it made me stop in my tracks in the first place.

Below are just a few images from our time in the Caribbean. Jason, my husband (it is so weird to say that!), has become a film lover, as well! And his images make a few cameos below and I am just so smitten that he enjoys this just as much as I do. My favorite place we visited had to be Coco Plum Beach, located on the island of Exuma. It was quaint, empty, and breathtaking with its views of clear as day water. If you are ever in the area, find out how to get to this place, I promise you will never regret that decision!

Take care and love like crazy, y'all!