Monthly Archives: February 2012

Vintage rhinestone flower brooch


Another piece of vintage jewelry, this time this sparkly brooch. It was years before I actually could figure out how to wear a brooch, let along a sparkly one like this.

I think I simply decided that it needn’t be a special occasion to wear sparkles and that I could wear it whenever I wanted. And I didn’t have to be an old lady to wear brooches, though sometimes I feel more like an “old lady” rather than a 30-something, what, with me sipping my brandy while knitting or crocheting. And my achy back.

I think this brooch is from my aunt, although it’s possible that it was from my grandmother. It’s hard to remember now. See? Channeling my inner old lady* with my bad memory.

*and by “Old Lady” I do not mean to assume all elderly women crochet, sip digestifs, and have failing memories, of course. It’s just what I hope to become as I age, maybe a slightly better memory though.

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Sneak Peek: Ellen and Travis

I just got back from shooting a wedding on the beautiful Gulf Coast in Florida. More to come!

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Ice

A few months ago I photographed two of my friends’ engagement rings. I gotta say, I do love a good sparkle (as seen on my Kanzashi post). Here is Sabrina’s ring, a classic ideal-cut diamond in a Tiffany setting. It catches the light like no other.

And here is Elizabeth’s ring, a vintage style, cushion-cut diamond, with milgrain detailed engravings and additional diamonds encrusted in the band. So dreamy.

I love that there are rings for every personality.

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Study in black and white

I took my daughter to the Sutro baths not too long ago. She loved this cave among the ruins, in all its darkness, with the booming tide crashing against the rocks. Spooky!

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