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A few weeks ago we took a little trip to the West Coast for a wedding (more on that soon), and one of the highlights of the trip was staying at a great little boutique hotel in Boise, ID. The folks at The Modern Hotel completely revamped a typical mid century motel with gorgeous sleek retro furniture. When I heard about it I knew I wanted to do a photoshoot there someday. So my brother (of Hyde Park Books fame – go there!) introduced me to Anne and she and I put on some great music and went to town with the vintage clothes and props. Thanks again to Anne for patiently looking beautiful for hours and all of the awkward perching on chairs. And if you’re ever in Boise we recommend The Modern and their gnocchi!Modern-HotelVintage-BoudoirVintage-Record-PlayerMid Century Modern BoudoirVintage-MotelMaryland Retro BoudoirRetro-Nightgown
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At the end of a whirlwind spring and early summer of beautiful weddings my boy and I had a chance to meet some friends in New York City for a weekend of pure fun instead of work fun. We saw Al Pacino play Shylock in Merchant of Venice, ate at famous food carts, went to the MoMA and Met and did lots of other wonderfully fun New York things. I’m not sure before this I had quite realized how important it would be to take time and photos for just myself, to take a weekend and refresh and reset perspective, mentally and artistically. Walking around taking photos for no one but myself felt so wonderful. It seems that the balance of the personal work and the giving to others that is involved in professional work compliment each other perfectly, they each stretch me in different and necessary ways. I came back from this wonderful weekend ready for another round.

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