Ruby is a London based model, here on the west coast for a little R & R. This Croatian/Serbian beauty has quite a story! As a child she had to flee her country for her life because of the ethnic cleansing. She spends a lot of time traveling the world and considers herself a gypsy. My sweet boy “Oliver” is the handsome prince (Oh, I mean horse) in these photos. This B&W collection is something all always treasure and will remind me of the short but unforgettable time spent with this stunning, soulful and very wise young model! LOVE YOU RUBY!!!!! Hair by Angela Johnson Hinds.
This editorial fashion photo shoot at the Hotel Petaluma with beautiful Russian model Liza was absolutely wonderful! After several years of absence in my life, I heard from her…….Liza reached out to me because she had some free time in between jobs. I was beyond thrilled to hear from her! Liza has always been my favorite muse. With her self described “Fabulousness”, her amazing wardrobe, rockin’ body and that Russian accent have made for my most favorite and memorable photoshoots. We met at The Hotel Petaluma after Megan Murphy (my daughter in law) of Urban Elements Salon had styled her hair. Liza had 2 gorgeous boho maxi dress from Ooh La Loft, an amazing maxi skirt by Alice and Olivia which we paired with the sequin crop top, the peach colored formal dress is one she wore as a bridesmaid in her friend’s wedding. Also used for styling was a white faux fur from “For Love and Lemons” and some battery operated twinkle lights.
For almost a year, I’ve wanted to share this wonderful holiday family photo shoot! Courtney and I have been friends for about 15 years! We both ride at Chocolate Horse Farm and share the love of horses and riding! Courtney and her husband Peter recently restored a beautiful Victorian, complete with a carriage house on Petaluma’s west side. The home and the wonderful family inside it made for a lively and fun shoot which included brunch, games and lots of antics! Courtney and Peter’s 4 children and the family dog Daisy were the focus of the first part of the shoot. Later we were joined by Courtney’s Mom (also Courtney) and her husband Joe from Washington D.C./ Florida and her brother Harley and his family from Texas. Here is the back of the family’s Holiday Card this year which some of the amazing things they have been up to……
Andee is a recent St. Mary’s college graduate and fellow photographer!!! The photo shoot took place in Petaluma’s historic downtown on an overcast day. I used to shy away from shooting on a day that was any thing less than sunshine, but I’ve come to really enjoy challenging myself to get beautiful lighting in any circumstance. Andee was an absolute delight to shoot with her super cool retro styles (love the wayfarers) and authentic, sweet vibes that show through in the images.
The plan was set in motion……Jessica wanted to do a special boudoir editorial shoot with her boyfriend’s other love, his Mustang! Don’t ask me what year it is, I’m a girl, come on. She had made up an excuse for having to have it on the day we had scheduled the shoot and getting it away from her boyfriend was no easy task. The forecast was calling for rain but I was keeping my fingers crossed! Jessica was photographed at Bloomfield Farm and THANK GOD, they had a barn we were able to pull the car into and stay dry, at least for a while. We did make it up to a wispy knoll and then it began to rain! Not to hard, just a little bit. We decided to go with it and get a little wet, and those are my favorites. A little wet and wild. Jessica’s AMAZING shoes are all Louboutin’s! The white faux fur is “For Love and Lemons”
Devin and I met while she was working as a barista and going to school at the Academy of Art in San Francisco! I was thrilled to work with this exotic beauty! This photo shoot was for her modeling portfolio with a strong boudoir influence. The styling is modern and classic using several outfits from “For Love and Lemons” “Burberry” and vintage items. My favorite piece has to be the black velvet high waisted skivvies from “For Love and Lemons”. Devin looked AMAZING in them!
Retro, vintage, red lips and ever an airstream….. Yep, I’m on board!!!! Audrey is a dream to work with! Petite, lively and those eyes! I am fortunate to have her as one of my Senior models for the class of 2015! This shoot was photographed mainly at the Metro Hotel in Petaluma. Thank you so much to David for your hospitality! Audrey’s hair and makeup by “Dukes and Dolls” Petaluma. Audrey nailed her look for this shoot…The outfits where perfect ( I normally don’t like stripes, but they really work here) right down to those awesome blue pumps!