There are a few beautiful shoots from the end of my pregnancy that never made it on the blog. This clean, inviting bedroom is from a timeless, New England home I’ll share with you soon.
Today I’d like to talk about styling. Most often I work with the home owner’s belongings to style a shoot. Furniture and decorative pieces may be moved around the home. Sometimes we bring in food or plants or accessories. But in this particular home, we really only needed to move items for the sake of the camera angle. I cannot wait for you to see the rest of the home. It’s so relaxing and inviting with interesting pieces to look at everywhere.
Sometimes I end up with more than one final shot, intending to decide on subtle styling differences during the editing process. For example, above. So if you could please tell me, orchid or no, I’ll pull together the full set to share with you next week. Maybe I’ll even ‘iron’ the bedspread for you… You’re going to love it so much, you’ll be wishing for a Thanksgiving invitation to this cozy home.
So, which one?
If you’re new here, (or you just don’t remember because it’s been so long), on Wednesdays I open up the comments for you to tell me which view from a recent photo shoot you prefer. And why. I love hearing what you have to say. You can peruse past Which One? features here.
I’m lying. This is totally to help me through the coming week. I just thought a peek into this glamorous dining room, designed by Yvonne Ferris Interiors, would be good for us all. Good design relaxes me.
I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed with work and overly ambitious goals this week, but I have some great images to share and I’m excited to be here with you on the blog. This is an excellent venue to help me stay true to my vision, combining the gritty with the glamorous, which is the inspiration behind my architectural photography business name, Sequined Asphault Studio.
Yvonne is definitely a designer who often works from that inspiration as well, so I’m looking to images I’ve made for her, to help motivate me and keep me on track this week.
What’s on your plate this week?
(If you are so inclined, you can read more about how I chose the name, Sequined Asphault Studio, here at my Etsy shop.)
Just when I started judging myself harshly about not getting back into my work life ‘fast enough’, I went and had a weekend of groundbreaking creativity. Today I’m going to share with you the new business cards we created for David of CawfeeGuy Knits whose artistry you saw on the blog Monday modeled by the spawn. He’s been a sporadic regular here at Tripping on Asphalt, and as the cool weather and holiday season approaches, you should definitely shake some dollars at his Etsy shop (link above). You won’t be sorry.
These fab little cards are half sized, and are one of the many excellent products offered over at Moo. It’s a great place for small business marketing materials, and my experience with their customer service department has been stellar. There’s a banner to the left, and if you order through that banner I get a little thank you.
Right now I’m slooowly juggling motherhood along with several, major, on-going projects that will all show up here eventually. I am fortunate not only to be able to take time with my son (omgosh, I have a son!), but I’m also a little surprised and incredibly blessed to be enjoying it so much. I’ve worked hard the last few years to be able to cherish this time with him, and yet, I often have to remind myself I’m not ‘supposed’ to be doing something else, like working a 9 to 5… or a 7 to 6.
We could have a whole dialog about the state of maternity leave in this nation, but that would just make me tired. I was fully aware that employers and business associates too often discount pregnant women and (new) moms. That was definitely a compelling reason for me to live life as an entrepreneur. What amazes me though, is how quickly we women are to be hard on ourselves, based on the standards and judgements of others. I’d like to find a way to truly support moms find that optimal work/life balance. A balance that clearly should be different for everyone.
Time is flying and the last several months have been a blur. I truly want to thank all of you who are here, still reading and supporting me. I will be spending a lot more time here and I am eager to rekindle our dialog.
My first shoot, post baby, was back in July for the wonderful team of Tricia Izzo and Carolyn Kron over at Shelter Interiors. These creative entrepreneurs are also Moms, and I am so appreciative of their continual support of my business.
Shelter Interiors is responsible for the cool, new Shelton office of the Dermatology Physicians of Connecticut.
Here’s a wee bit of cuteness and warmth from all of us at Sequined Asphault Studio and CawfeeGuy Knits to help you get through your chilly, fall Monday.
Life as a new Mom has taken the business in exciting directions that I’m excited to share with you. We’ve got some great fall marketing coming to you for our friend, CawfeeGuy, who is busy knitting for you as we speak. You need something fabulous and warm to wear as you wait for the bus, or something wonderful for a loved one to unwrap this holiday season.
CawfeeGuy’s Etsy site includes some great ready to wear accessories. Or you can stalk CawfeeGuy Knits on Facebook until you’re ready to exercise your PayPal account. Hat, gloves and blanket above are all courtesy of CawfeeGuy. Baby (not for sale) by LaLa and Dug.
In other exciting news, my very own Sequined Asphault Studio shop, showcasing my Abandoned project, is almost ready to open! I’ll be doing some giveaways here on the Blog and through Facebook in the month of November, so keep an eye out. Feel free to message me or leave a comment if you’d like a special email when the shop opens.
Stay warm xoxo