New Work: Wedding Roses


Guess what? I’m engaged! The most exciting part has been designing the Save the Date. I did about 8 versions before coming up with this one. I ordered them from Moo, and I’m totally in love.

What do you think?

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New Work: Energy of Service’s Website

I’m excited to share Energy of Service’s new website, which we launched today. I’ve known the owner Amber Melendy for several years now in the most wonderful of ways. First, she was my yoga teacher. I started taking yoga classes at Shine On Yoga soon after I started my first job out of college. Amber owns Shine On and I went to her class just about weekly. A year later, I decided to enroll in yoga teacher training, led by Amber of course. It was life changing. After graduating, I started teaching yoga part-time while still working at my full-time design job. A little over a year later I decided to go freelance. I called Amber again, and lo and behold she was looking for both a yoga teacher and a web designer. So I started teaching classes at Shine On and working on her website. Serendipitous, wouldn’t you say?

Energy of Service is Amber’s mission to help people find holistic wellness through yoga, breath work, meditation, energy healing, essential oils, hemisync and more.  I loved creating her website and making something that conveys her generous and kind spirit. Whenever I look at it I smile — how could you not with the gorgeous photo of her beaming? Check out Energy of Service to see the rest.

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A Day in Strasbourg, France

Even though we only spent 10 hours in Strasbourg, I managed to take over 300 photos. Our American companions, Justin and Lauren, were very forgiving of my constant stops to snap a few more.  It’s a really pretty city by the border of Germany, so it’s a little German, a little French. It’s in the Alsace region, known for its excellent wine, beer and cuisine. I thought it was like a relaxed, friendly, and small version of Paris.

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I’ve been staying in the town of Freudenstadt this past week, in western Germany. It’s a quaint and quiet town in the Black Forest. I walked to this pick-your-own flower field the other day to enjoy the sunshine and the views.

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Romantik Heidelberg

I’m back in Germany! After landing in Frankfurt on Saturday morning, we drove up to Heidelberg (driving in a foreign country is a whole other story). After getting lost more than a few times, we found our hotel on a tiny road in the mountains. After a long nap we went out for a walk, and the photo above is the first one I shot. Wow, right? That’s Heidelberg Castle, which was first built in the 1200’s. Heidelberg is a popular tourist destination, known for being romantik — in terms of being home to many famous poets and writers during the Romantic period, and for being a picturesque and charming spot for couples. (Yep, I read Wikipedia.) The city is breathtaking, and we enjoyed strolling around Old Town, eating tasty meals and exploring the castle ruins.

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