The blog Atlantic-Pacific may already be know by many of you, (Blair Edie who pens the blog has been in the likes Vogue and has collaborated with Coach and other amazing brands) but for some reason she has slipped by my radar…until now.  Her east coat/southern/west coast mix (Virginia raised, now in San Francisco) is funky, preppy, brave and sophisticated all in one.  She also mixes high priced designer items with low prices chain store picks, like it is nobody’s business.  We are talking Celine bags with H&M tops.  I am obsessed.  I spent the weekend flipping through all her posts, dreaming of Spring, color and a non-pregnant body.  All of which will be here soon I hope.  Here are some of my favorites, but you really need to just dive into her blog yourself. Your welcome in advance. :)

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Winter transitional

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Spring colors

(Photo shoots galore…I am certainly trying to cram as many in as possible the last couple of weeks.)

Samantha House Jewelry is launching her latest collection Sam and I had the pleasure of photographing it.  She sells her gorgeous jewelry at the likes of Barney’s in New York and specialty boutiques like Flock in Boston.  The kicker with this new line of jewelry is all items are under $100!  With gold and silver options the collection is delicate and airy.  I just love it.  Plus we got to play with the natural light which beams into my studio each morning.  The collection is not yet available but here is a sneak peek from our photo shoot.  I’ll keep you posted on its official debut.

Champagne & Cupcakes

January 23, 2012

I am still swimming in a sea of photo editing, but am able to share some of the shots from my photo shoot for Jill Rosenwald’s Spring line.  She is gearing up for the New York International Gift Fair and I just adore her new pieces.  With the styling help of Erin Gates I think the photographs came out gorgeously and I love what the graphic designer Lizzy Vaughan did with some of the images.

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Cheers!

Lost in Photo Shoot Land

January 20, 2012

Holy cow!  I blinked and it has been over a weeks since I posted an entry.  Don’t worry, no baby yet.  I am just trying to cram in a million different things before this baby decides to arrive.  Photo shoots, meetings, finishing up projects, organizing, you name it I am trying to do it all. But enough about babies and going into labor…

This week I shot some gorgeous spring looks for the luxury clothing store LouisBoston, located on the beautiful Boston waterfront.  Despite temperatures dipping into the teens, we had a great time photographing early Spring looks and dreaming of green grass and warm sunshine. Marni, Roland Mouret, Balenciaga, Proenza Schouler, you name it, they have got it.  When I wasn’t busy photographing, and trying to stay warm, I was drooling over everything in the store.  Here is a little Instragram behind the scene look at our day of shooting.

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Think Spring, our models were such troopers.

Photo by Lauren Fredette

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Props and accessories galore

Photo by me

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Cool street style backdrop.

Photo by Lauren Fredette

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Spring sandals

Photo by me

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Take off those boots and put on some strappy sandals.

Photo by Lauren Fredette

Can’t wait for spring styles.

Yesterday, in the studio we shot a fabulous photo shoot for Jill Rosenwald’s spring line.  The shoot was styled by the chic and talented Erin Gates Design of Elements of Style and her rock star assistant, Lindsay.  I also had the aid of an awesome assistant, Maggie Emerson.  Villanova University, where I spent my undergraduate years, held a take a student to work day, and I was paired with Maggie.  Maggie will be graduating in May and entering the big bad world, but it is not all bad.  Some days you get to create fabulously, fun photo shoots.    So, guest blogging here today we have Maggie, talking about her day in the studio with me.

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“As a Villanova University senior with 5 months until the dreaded graduation, I jump at any opportunity to venture into the professional world.  I am lucky enough to share my Alma Mater with Sarah Winchester, with whom I was matched up for ‘Nova’s “Take a [wild]’Cat to Work Day,” and so yesterday I came into Boston to help out at the studio, where we did a shoot for Jill Rosenwald styled by Erin Gates.  I had an amazing time watching everything get put together, styled, put back together, changed some more and then shot.  It was a totally valuable experience which made me actually excited about my future (as a college senior, this is near impossible) and reaffirmed my beliefs that I am on the right path for myself.  Of course I Instragramed my way through the whole thing, and here are some scenes from the set.”

Photos by Maggie Emerson

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Also. check out Maggie’s photos from her semester abroad in Paris, her blog here..  They are wonderful.

Crazy for Accessories

January 8, 2012

Accessories have become even more important to my fashion sanity as I approach my due date and basically wear the same 4 or 5 things everyday.  I am definitely ready to get my body back and have my entire wardrobe in which to choose my looks, but for now, here are some fun and brave accessory combinations that have been catching my eye and inspiring me to shake things up a bit.

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Black, gold, white and lots of rings.

Photo: http://jakandjil.com/

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Gray and silver

Photo: http://kara414.tumblr.com/post/13774196465

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Big glass gem stones and ribbon

Photo: nymag.com

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Bright colors in winter

Photo: http://jakandjil.com/

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Not your college guy’s Boston Red Sox hat

Photo: http://jakandjil.com/

A Year in Pictures

January 2, 2012

I have to say, one of the best things about blogging is the ability to look back at old posts.  I spent most of the morning reading though a year’s worth of my blog posts, and I’d like to re-share some of the highlights.  While a lot happened in 2011, I am thrilled and excited (if not a bit overwhelmed) at what 2012 has in store.  I think it is going to be another amazing year.  But before I jump forward…a look back.

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Studio Space:  In February 2011 I moved in to a studio sharing the space with the fun and talented Erin Gates of Elements of Style.  Then in October the studio next door became available and I expanded.  Having a space to work and photograph along side other talented designers and artists has been a dream come true.  I love going to work there each morning.

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Clients: A huge thanks to all my wonderful commercial and private clients.  It was truly a pleasure working with you all.  I cannot wait to see what 2012 brings.

Cisco Brewers, Discovering Justice, Emily Muller ApparelErin Gates Design, Flock BoutiqueGramercy HomeJeffrey Lyle Salon, JSGDMonkey and the BugNew Brahmin, Newgrange Consulting Group, The Paramount GroupSamantha House Jewelry, Stel’sSwell Body and Boutique, Tibi, and more.  Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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Editorials: Also, a huge thanks to my super cool editorial clients.  I adore the creative collaborative aspect or creating a story through image and have been fortunate to work with some truly talented people.

Matchbook Magazine, Stuff Magazine, Panorama Magazine, High Gloss, New Brahmin. I am already excited for the cool editorials and ad campaigns lined up for 2012.  Thank you all.

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Snow snow and more snow:  With one massive snow storm after another, pelting New England in 2011, my baptism to life in the north felt complete.

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Travel: I am a travel junkie.  Once I have one trip complete, I am already planning my next adventure.  Between, Italy, Canada, Arizona, Sea Island, California, Las Vegas and numerous visits to Nantucket, Vermont, Maine and Cape Cod, 2011 added many frequent flyer points and miles to the odometer.  I wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Of course our adventure to the Bahamas with the New England Aquarium deserves it’s own call out.

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New York Fashion Week: The opportunity to photograph backstage and then sit front row at the Tibi fashion show was a highlight of my personal and professional year to say the least.  What can I say, it was a dream come true.

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Down time: Of course some of my most cherished memories form 2011 come from time spent with family and friends.  I am one lucky lucky girl.

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Especially since in a few weeks my family with be plus one.

Thank you all for your support, readership and critique.  I hope that blogging makes me a better artist, photographer and business woman.  Happy New Year and here’s to 2012!  Cheers!

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