Saturday, January 28, 2012


one of the first things that comes to mind when I think of pattern is one of my favs, Urban Outfitters… AND I was super excited to discover there's one in Frankfurt, which is where I picked up this little gem… 

week twenty-five :: pattern
Laura :: me 

Sunday, January 22, 2012

color me pretty...

Are you like me, and look to color as a constant source of inspiration & motivation?  I find it so interesting that there is an actual theory behind color… that it can affect our moods, make us feel a certain emotion, or can even boost our memory… 

Considering I live in a place that is often grey, overcast, and rainy… it does my spirit a little good to remember that's not always the case.  Here's a couple wintery photographs I took during somewhat sunnier times here.  I then went on to create these soft color palettes from the photos themselves, so that I can always have them as a reference point if I'm ever in need of a little color pick-me-up.  

I hope color encourages your creativity, 
whether it be in your art, style, or even in your own home.
Wishing a happy Sunday funday to you all!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

{hues}day :: turmeric + saffron

Now I realize I've already done a saffron color combo a while back, but truth be told, the idea for this edition of huesday came from this delicious blog… you see I'm half Iranian and am obsessed with Persian food (thankfully my hubby is an amazing cook, and manages to give my aunts a good run for their money).  And it was in trying to describe to my friends what type of food it was, that I stumbled upon some inspirational yummie goodness.

Friday, January 13, 2012

winter woodland shoot...

well… all we needed was a little snow, and these could have been 
the man from snowy river, hah!  but I'm loving these all the same.
one thing's for sure… I'm really gonna miss these 
gorgeous woodlands when I have to leave Germany!!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

new beginnings...

Look at us… posting on time… how about that for new beginnings?
So we all know that with the first of the new year, comes new hopes & dreams…
Some make resolutions, try to be a better version of themselves.
With that comes healthier habits, perhaps with the idea of weight loss… 
So let's just say my original idea happened to involve a scale. 
But sometimes things just don't quite work out the way you see it in your head.
Not to fret, because as I lay there trying to get my perfect shot… 
I see a stack of my old wedding photos out of the corner of my eye.
I know, perfect for new beginnings, right?
And considering my first idea wasn't working… 
If you don't succeed, try try again.
So on to idea number two.

week twenty-four :: new beginnings
me :: Laura

And even though it was some time ago for me… it was a new beginning in more ways than the obvious.  You see, if I had to pinpoint when my love for photography started… the first thought that comes to mind was how much my wedding photographer {Lynn Timmons} inspired me.  In a time when everyone was doing posed & saying cheese… he also placed a lot of focus on candid & detail shots.  All the important things… because I didn't just want to remember what we looked like.  I wanted to remember what we were feeling in those moments.

I went on to major in Design, but that photography bug stuck with me…
I can honestly say, I never would have imagined I'd be where I am today.
I consider myself incredibly lucky to be surrounded by people
that support me & push me forward.
Because I get to enjoy one of my passions in life,
creating memories for myself & for others.
And for that I am truly grateful.

Monday, January 2, 2012

catching up...

so hooray for making it through the holidays, 
& being caught up just in time for the new year!
not to mention we're almost halfway through our little project.

week twenty-three :: year's end
me :: Laura

so glad you're all tagging along… 
this week's theme will be "new beginnings"
be sure to throw out any other ideas you may have for us!