Italy {Part One}
September 21, 2017

A few days ago I returned from an exciting adventure: I attended The Secret Retreat, a photography workshop in beautiful Castellabate, Italy. It was the experience of a lifetime, and while I love and prefer to be home, I am so incredibly glad that I went. I found out about this wonderful event through Facebook. After […]

business series | how to really do a trade
September 21, 2017

This is the second post in a new business series I’ve started. I’m happy and excited to be sharing some of the lessons I’ve learned along the way of running The Jadeite Shutter.    If you’ve been in the creative industry for a while, even just a few months, most likely you’ve been approached about […]

business series | what to look for in a location
September 20, 2017

Today marks a start of a new blog series, hooray! I’ll be sharing a bit about running my photography business and will cover everything from contracts to client communication. I’m excited to pass along some of the lessons I’ve learned, and to share my favorite tips with you.  One of my favorite things to do […]

Brooklyn, NYC
August 25, 2017

I just returned home from a fantastical trip to Brooklyn, New York! I’ve wanted to explore Brooklyn for several years, but in my visits to New York it hasn’t been something I’ve been able to do. When my college friend Arlene invited me to her home in BedStuy I jumped at the opportunity. Arlene and […]

Book Club + Book Review | By Sasha Elliott
August 23, 2017

I did a thing. I started a book club! I’ve honestly have wanted to start one for a few years now, but always found a reason not to. It wasn’t until I mentioned hosting one to one of my friends that it actually happened. She kept asking when I was going to make the Facebook […]

Petit Beach II
August 17, 2017

I’m so, so glad I decided to host another round of Petit Beach Sessions! The little lake that I frequent for these is just darling and the perfect spot for capturing busy families. 0000

A Curated Session in the City
August 17, 2017

I met Amy and her precious family through my dearest friend, Courtney. She reached out wanting to book a curated session and we began the fun planning process of designing her photography experience with me. During our conversation we came to a crossroads regarding looks: capture at a green, shady, wooded park or use their […]

sweet V turns one
August 17, 2017

I love capturing first birthday parties, and always jump at an opportunity to photograph one. Amber is a new neighborhood friend of mine and we finally had the chance to meet “in person” at her darling daughter’s party. I love internet friends turned real life friends #milleniallife. This party was pretty special because it was […]

making your own Kombucha + Cold Press
August 16, 2017

Last summer I decided to learn how to make kombucha and cold press. Both are beverages that I absolutely love, and have spent a good chunk of money on. I knew I could DIY both, but I admit that I was intimidated by kombucha, and a little worried about making it safely. Now that I’ve […]

Jessie by the river
August 15, 2017

I met Jessie a few years ago through CrossFit. She is such a wonderful, beautiful person inside and out. Jessie reached out earlier this summer wanting some updated portraits. I don’t really supply head shots, but I do love simple, outdoor portraits and branding sessions. Jessie’s were a little of both. Of course we shot […]

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