SUMMER IN THE FIELDS.. photography by: sunandLifePhotography

One of my favorite things about California is the landscape. I used to dream about living among this landscape and now, I am living that dream. For this photoshoot, I wanted to create an image of what my dreams of California looked like. A girl searching for herself through a golden oat field, feeling free and wild yet soft and subdued. The flowers she holds possess that same feeling. She holds in one bouquet, shades of yellow and pink garden roses, honey colored dahlias, viburnum berry, scabiosa, pink sweet peas, pink astilbe, sweet mock orange and plum leaves. In the other bouquet, white garden roses, white cosmos, white scabioda, white tweedia, viburnum berry, sweet mock orange and maidenhair fern

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IMAGERY: WWW.SUNANDLIFEPHOTOGRAPHY.COM

Botanic & Luxe Fower Crown Workshop // Photography by: CoyoteRosePhoto

I had the honor of teaching a flower crown workshop here in Santa Cruz at one of my very favorite local shops, Botanic & Luxe. Leilani and Ariel are the amazing, sweetest and hard-working owners and if you are ever in Santa Cruz, you must go in and say hello! We had such a fun afternoon, sipping champagne and playing with flowers. I was so amazed at everyone's flower crowns! They ALL came out beautiful! I will definitely be teaching another one in the future so, stay tuned! I also want to give a shout-out to my friend and amazing photographer who took the photos from the workshop, Rose Weigner. Check her out! www.coyoterosephoto.com

IMAGERY: WWW.COYOTEROSEPHOTO.COM

Kraft Bar/ Glam Garden Photoshoot.. Photography by: De Joy Photography and Geneva Rico Photographyy

So far, one of my favorite things about starting a business is getting to collaborate with other creative people, whether it be photographers, stylists or a whole different kind of business! My friends started a business called Kraft Bar. Kraft Bar is an airstream bar,  they bring the bar to your wedding! It's not just any kind of bar though, it is a cool, chic and upscale experience. Everytime I'm in the airstream, I never want to leave! Oh! and the cocktails are delicious too! We decided to collaborate and put together a cocktail party on a private property in Aptos. We had our friends model who were just recently married and you can check out the whole photoshoot which is in the Summer Coastal Wedding Magazine edition. It was such a wonderful experience and it really goes to show that a wedding can happen just about anywhere. There are so many amazing properties that one can rent instead of going through the process of picking a venue which, can get pricey! It is really such a new and cool idea! Check out there website: www.kraftbarlounge.com

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IMAGERY: WWW.DEJOYPHOTOGRAPHY.COM AND WWW.GENEVARICOPHOTOGRAPHY.COM

Bean Hollow Beach Photoshoot// Photography by: SunandLifePhotography

As I began the process of building this website and ultimately my business, the most important thing I wanted to do was express myself and my intention. Moving from New York to California was a huge transition for me. What I found in California was everything I missed out on in New York. The landscape alone took me away with the wind into the happiest places deep inside of myself. I have never felt so alive and in love with all that was growing around. This natural beauty was something I wasn’t familiar with completely. All of that changed for me once I let nature inside. I’ve experienced great growth in these few years and I hope to keep evolving as a designer. That being said, a business began where I feel it is my duty to keep the natural setting of the texture of rocks, the stillness of grasses, the movement of the sea and the colors of the sky alive in everything I create.

Off of highway 1 is Pescadero, in lies Bean Hollow Beach. This sunset beach photo-shoot is meant to evoke the spirit of the end of Summer, beginning of Fall in the area. Surrounded by the pacific ocean and its amazing cliffs, the bride wears a smoky gray gown capturing hints of the skyline and ocean. Her deep and dramatic bouquet, plays off the drama of the landscape filled with antique garden roses, japanese anemones, chocolate cosmos, burgundy dahlias, astrantia, foxglove, snowberries and jasmine.