The Garage Collective is one of my absolute favorite things about Laguna Beach. Home decor from around the world, hand crafted jewelry from local designers, artisan leather good and so so much more is all personally curated by owner, Kristin Lewis.
Perspektive Studio is a creative space that can be transformed and utilized to cater to any need. From active ware photo shoots, to filming fitness videos, to popup boot camps, Perspektive hosts it all. Unlike a normal yoga studio, Perspektive does not have regularly scheduled classes. Instructors rent the studio space for however long they choose for their class and invite their own clients and have total freedom to teach how they want! The concept for Perspektive, having an available, beautiful space is incredible. I had the pleasure of shooting here with Amber Sisilin for Glyder Apparel.
This past Mother’s Day was made extra special thanks to Kristin, owner of The Garage Collective. She hosted the sweetest mommy & mini flower crown workshop with local florist Cargo Creative. Downstairs, Mel owner of Violet’s Nook, put on a cute and creative craft activity where kiddos could decorate and Mother’s Day card and bookmark.
Lea moved to Newport Beach, CA 4 years ago from Germany. She is pursuing a career in fashion merchandising by going to school, working for a local SoCal surf brand, working part time for The Garage Collective in Laguna Beach while also assisting with their social media, starting her own graphic t-shirt label AND launching her own fashion blog within the next month. Shooting with Lea was so fun! She styled all of her own outfits and even modeled one of her own T-shirt designs (“You Are Magic”). Collaborating with passionate, driven creatives like Lea is what keeps me inspired!
The name says it all. Daydream Surf Shop is truly a dream destination for surfers, shoppers and coffee lovers alike.
"Owners Becca Mantei and Kyle Kennelly strive for a “space that serves to promote the overall intention of good vibes”, and I can vouch, it does. From the people who gravitate inside to the overall aesthetic, the vibes are good. They have everything from coffee, a surf club, home goods and clothing. Their vintage collection, curated by Becca herself, is definitely some of my favorite eye candy in the shop."-Beijos Events
Danielle Leilani is the definition of a BOSS BABE. She is the owner and principal planner of Leilani Weddings And Productions, along with being an overall fashionista. Driven, enthusiastic, determined, stylish, bubbly, and empowering are only a few of Danielle’s incredible qualities that make her one of the best wedding planners in the business. Danielle gave me a tour of her office in Newport Beach where she and her incredible team of planners and coordinators make wedding dreams come true! Leilani Weddings
I hold this shoot near and dear to my heart. This was my first ever styled shoot and I wanted to combine the three loves of my life: photography, the beach and weddings. When I started planning this shoot I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I spent countless hour pulling together inspiration, picking out the perfect wedding dresses, building set pieces (shout out to my AMAZING boyfriend who knows how to build things!!), designing all the florals( I also own a floral company with one of my best friends), coordinating models, hair stylist/makeup artist, location, permits, and timing. I learned so many important lessons during this crazy process and it turned out more amazing than I could have ever imagined!
"Whether celebrating Thanksgiving with friends, family or both, this holiday inspiration will give your festivities a fresh, modern kick. The ladies of Beijos Events know how to set the perfect tablescape and it shines through with this outdoor affair loaded with steal-worthy details like a moody, autumnal color palette, pops of copper and bohemian textiles."-
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