Creative Envy

Saturday, September 26, 2009, 1:19 pm
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A few weeks ago I received an email from French photographer and illustrator Elisabeth Perotin, introducing herself. I love to hear from new artists, especially when they find me from all the way across the pond. Elisabeth’s work is beautifully dreamy. Her illustrations are lovely and I like how she juxtaposes them with her photography. She has both a blog and an Etsy shop if you’d like to see more of this talented lady’s work. Here are some of my faves.

Le jardin

Le jardin

Le manege

Le manege

La Normandie

La Normandie



Thanks, Elisabeth!

Saturday, May 2, 2009, 4:50 pm
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Today is a perfect spring day in Columbus. Sunny and in the 60s. Thankfully, the meteorologists who called for rain got it wrong. My friend sent me an email forward the other day with some amazing photos. Here are a couple of my faves from the bunch that I found appropriate for today.



Hope you’re all having a great weekend.

(Sorry I don’t know the source of these images. If you do, please leave a comment so I can give proper credit!)

Sunday, January 25, 2009, 1:13 pm
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KC and Sara Giessen have straight up movie love. I found this lovely couple through Cup of Jo yesterday and have been busy adoring their photos and blog all morning. KC is a sound designer and Sara a graphic/interactive designer. Their creativity shines through in everything they do, and is especially apparent in their wedding last August. I’m completely inspired by their original ideas, their obvious devotion to one another, and just overall smittenness.

First up, KC and Sara’s engagement photos and Save the Date postcard.

photos by Kyle Hale

photos by Kyle Hale

Sara & KC's save the date postcard

Sara & KC's save the date postcard

Their photographer (for both their engagement photos and wedding) Kyle Hale has me speechless. Literally. My heart was pounding so hard as I browsed his portfolio of wedding and engagement shots (the accompanying music is an additional emotion trigger). This guy knows how to capture love in the most innocent, playful and creative of ways.

Next up, their wedding (A.K.A. the wedding set-up of my dreams). Future Mr. CK, whoever you may be, take note. I’ve never seen anything like this. This looks straight out of an Anthropologie catalog but better. The deconstructed pallets reconstructed into free standing wall panels is such an amazing idea (and was done by the very talented groom). The double doors serving as an entry into their outdoor “room”, a mantel with a chandelier overhead, windows too? I can’t stand it! Here, just look at these and swoon along with me.


photos by Kyle Hale

These two had some larger than life ideas for their special day and I admire the fact that they didn’t seem to have compromised on any of them. This day only happens once so why not go all out, right? Below are some more details from their big day: directional signage, custom wrapping paper for their favors designed by Sara featuring their silhouettes, hand held fans that doubled as programs, and the eclecticism of their reception d├ęcor.


Wedding details

Thanks, Sara and KC, for sharing so much of yourselves and your wedding through your blog and photos. You’re truly inspiring. Best of luck to you both in the future.

If you’d like to view more of their wedding loveliness, go here for more photos by Kyle Hale.

Monday, January 5, 2009, 8:09 pm
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I saw some of L.A. photographer Max Wanger’s work a couple days ago when Oh Happy Day posted about Joanna Goddard’s engagement photos, by Max. I went onto his website and I am completely in love with this guy’s romantic style. His engagement/wedding photos are breathtaking. I love the playful environments/set-ups and he really seems to capture the couple’s romance in every shot. I may have to fly Max out to wherever I am when (if?) I get engaged/married to photo document the occasion.

You’ll all just have to deal with the number of pictures I’m posting here because I had too much trouble narrowing it down. Sit back and witness the loveliness.




















Be sure to check out Max’s entire portfolio because he also photographs food, portraits, cities, and places. His blog is called The Project Room and it’s here.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008, 10:52 pm
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Todd Selby (at The Selby) photographs people with amazing spaces in major cities, including Brooklyn, Manhattan and Los Angeles. And if you ask me, the people seem pretty amazing (and unique) themselves.

I love everything about these photos. From Selby’s photography style, to the environments that are documented, to the lifestyles they represent. I could make a wicked mood board using all of his pictures.

As you can see from the bazillion photos I’m posting, I had a hard time editing down my favorites (although the majority of my picks came from Cheri & David’s place in Soho and Fanny & Bill’s place in Brooklyn).

I seem to have an affinity for photos with sewing materials in them (shocking, no?).

These are just a small fraction of what’s on the site. Another great procrastination tool! Thanks to Made By Girl for originally posting about The Selby.