I’ve been a huge fan of Flora Grubb‘s for years! It’s a unique space that keeps growing & morphing into a more and more interesting secret garden out in Bayview-Hunters Point. I love that I got the chance to work with them on a recent SF wedding. I worked with the talented florist Susie & photographed a beautiful wedding invite suite inspired by florals there. These are strictly the Flora Grubb photos. See the invites here.
It was soo much fun shooting with Beast & Hare. I love cool editorial jobs like this.
The pig was for a special dinner. What a treat it was to see Chef Ian Marks prepare this. And I got to try some of their most popular dishes too. Yum!
This is a baby shower I photographed in the crafty Oakland home of Catherine Weis of Local Social. It was such a fun shoot for me & it got published on 100 Layer Cakelet! Catherine and Terry hosted the party and made all the decor themselves for their friend Amelia. It turned out great & I so wanted to hang out with all the creative gals! I’m inspired to put more effort into my next house party.
•The Welcome garland was made by Terry, using this tutorial from Catherine’s site.
•Olive ice cubes for the bloody mary bar & beautiful flower ice cubes.
•Beautiful tarts came from La Farine, and flowers from the Oakland flower market.
•Catherine made her own seed bomb bags, dip-dyed pink fabrics & invitations.
I’m in love with this dining room wall, so vintage & Anthropologie. It reminds me of the last house I worked on where I removed 3 layers of wall paper underneath many layers of paint. Each layer brought me back to the 70′s, 60′s then 50′s. I can’t wait to start refurbishing my Oakland house!
You don’t see much of Catherine’s painted floors here. It’s really neat, check it out here, featured on Design Sponge.
Magpie & Rye is a boutique around the corner from where I live (Nopa,SF). I’ve loved this shop since the minute I peaked in it’s windows while walking around the neighborhood 3 years ago. What struck me was the space they created. This little gem belongs to Annabelle Rey. She’s drawn to raw materials & natural designs. To me her curated selection has a lot of personal touch and comes together in a way that feels like a well decorated home.
Magpie & Rye was originally part of Prairie Collective, and shared the space with Studio Choo. Though you will no longer be able to get your flower arrangements there, it’s still the same beautiful little space with a unique collection of items. I love the one of a kind pottery, and they have a solid selection of cards/stationary & jewelry.
While shooting the photos I chatted with Annabelle, who was working on some in house jewelry. I learned that she is originally from Santa Monica, and that she studied Fine Art, and also has a background in floral arrangement. She’s a lovely gal, and it was so nice to meet another local artist/small business owner.