The new issue of Metro Detroit Bride is out now, and as always, putting it together was a labor of love. I styled more shoots than usual this issue, taking on two fashion shoots and a food shoot featuring cake and cheese (but not together - that would be weird). I also curated the registry section, finding homewares that would satisfy mates with completely opposite tastes. All in all, it was tons of fun - I mean, there's a real live penguin on the cover! So cute!
Our cover story, photographed by Jenny Risher, was shot on location at The Detroit Zoo and starred some of the zoo's incredible animals. The concept was to take animal-inspired sayings - for example, "The cat's pajamas" - and apply them to wedding to attire. See below for images from the cover shoot and more highlights from the issue!
Life has been moving full speed ahead lately. Graydon is already one, walking all over with talking surely to follow very soon. I'm so happy that I've been able to focus so much of my time on him over the past year - he'll only be a baby once, and I can already feel that stage melting away as he transitions into toddlerhood.
Over the past year it seems like I've also been working non-stop (at least since I came back from maternity leave in January). Case in point - the December issue of Hour features two shoots styled by yours truly. The first, photographed by Jenny Risher, combined two of my favorite things ever - sparkle and animals. What's not to love about glittering party dresses and jewels modeled with pretty pooches and glamorous kitties? Check out the full shoot below, and keep scrolling down to see my second shoot, our gorgeous holiday gift guide!