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by Kristy Rice

Time seems to be moving at the speed of light these days.  My mother in law always says each year comes quicker than the last and I am realizing this to be true.  Scary yes, but more so inspiring.  Inspiring because the moment I start to fuss and worry my mind triggers to think of all that is precious.  Being moved to marvel at life rather than worried about it,  is my goal.  Today I’m marveling at my two friends and the life they have just begun building for themselves… One year ago today my best friend married her soul-mate […]

Today you are in for a treat!  Our Momental Girl getting hitched in September chose a photographer whose respect for art history and curious aesthetic suit the wedding just beautifully.  So read on as I got to know Amber of ADG Photography in this fun interview.  From an impromptu Chiaroscuro shot in Fontfill Castle (will make your heart skip a beat)  to some Dorthea Lange vintage, this gal knows her stuff and herself…. What inspires you the most on a daily basis? Art, in all its forms. Whether it be the music that I am listening to, a painting that […]

The Grand del Mar resort epitomizes old world elegance with the flair of eclectic personality.    With this impressive location as our backdrop we chose a lush palette of whispery whites to conjure a scene of full of contrasts.  Georgia O’Keeffe paintings inspire lush textures and lavish moods…  Old meets new with a distinctly modern twist…. Yesterday I blogged about staying limber; challenging yourself as an artist.  This shoot originally produced for Exquisite Weddings Magazine was my marathon.  For a girl who loves color, bold and not, soft and bright, designing in all white was a big hurdle.  You’ll see below […]

I don’t know much about sports but watching the Olympics or portions of the Tour de France get me pretty excited.  The stories, the triumphs, the tribulations…all make for some excellent TV watching.  This weekend I happened to catch portions of the Tour de France.  As the newscast panned to several cyclists staying limber on stationary bikes I got to thinking…As artists, we too need to stay limber. But how?  So of course, the straightforward train of thought tells me to practice.  Staying agile in your skill is about repetition and training, right?  Sure, no one would argue.  What I […]

Whenver Constance Curtis gets in touch with a new couple I know we’re in for a treat! This time around the couple was planning an eclectic California wedding filled with not only thoughtful but decidedly eclectic details.  The standout was this incredible ceremony design centered around a dramatic tree with hanging floral elements.  Aaron Young captured this shot below, one of my favorites. Carissa of JL Designs is always innovating.  These hanging pots tucked with sprigs of greens and blooms created quite the whimsical backdrop. A lounge area crafted with pieces from Found Rentals seems quite enticing…I so want to […]