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by Kristy Rice

Been thinking a lot about heart lately.  Not the actual beating organ mind you, but the strength and fierceness we seem to equate with the heart.  Somewhere between happiness, fear and folly comes our heart of hearts, our gut and instinct, our spirit – all wrapped up into one simple word we use almost everyday.  Steve Jobs said, and I paraphrase, that if you do something with “heart” you are limitless.  If you connect with someone’s heart you can soar. Jill Thomas, a wedding photographer who has experienced inexplicable grief in the last year, has found a way to see […]

Summer is in full swing and somehow this year Summer seems that much sweeter.  As many of you know we had an insane Spring working with tons of amazing couples including Sean Parker and Alexandra Lenas.  Not taking many breaks for the better part of this year I’ve just now begun settling into to a bit of a slower pace.  Taking time to paint and breathe a bit more than I had become accustomed to over the last months. Revisiting an old favorite from college, gouache has made its way back into my palette…gouache is essentially a milky watercolor if […]

It’s so good to be home.  This phrase captures my thoughts today exactly; it’s good to be home, in my studio, picking flowers out of my garden and simply sitting still for a moment.  As you may have noticed, from my radio silence on this blog, the last month has been, quite literally the most overwhelming-in-a-good-way experience of our careers.  In the last month, we’ve all grown a lot, learned the true meaning of team and learned how to function well on less than 5 hours of sleep a night – well let’s admit, the Momental Girls with children already […]

I don’t leave the studio very often…and when I do it is usually to hop a plane and travel far, far away.  This morning I hopped in the car, with the Indigo Girls blasting and headed into town to meet Mr. Don Rash, bookbinder extraordinaire, who lives right in my backyard, I recently learned.  Mr. Rash is known nationwide for his book restoration and edition binding skills.  The Momental team is working on a BIG project and we’ve been enlisting the help of local artisans to get the job done.  So this meeting today was all about incorporating some of […]

My Dad recently, very recently in fact retired from a 40 year career at a local jewelry shop in town.  He is now officially our first Momental Guy.  He has already become an integral part of the team in just a few short weeks as I can’t imagine the studio before him, but of course I’m biased because he is…, well, Dad!  Yesterday I gathered a team for a an art shoot at a local favorite, The Cottage at Hillside Farms.  You may remember, we had our 10 year renewal there in 2010?  It was my Dad’s first photoshoot experience […]