Friends and super fabulous photographers, Jade + Matthew, are hosting a fundraiser for their baby nephew, Finn.  Finn is about to have his second surgery at the children’s hospital in Philly.    Jade + Matthew will be doing 30 minute photo sessions in Forsyth Park on July 10th to raise money, all of which will go towards Finn’s medical bills and travel expenses. It’s only $100 to get your photos made, and you get a disk with 20 images!  We were lucky enough to book them waaaaay in advance for our wedding, so be sure and take them up on this offer while there’s still spots available!



Self Portrait #7

June 3, 2010

if I were a material girl…a few of my favorite things.

Self Portrait No. 7 - Material Girl

1.  Gap jeans – my favorite pair.

2.  Great-Grandmother’s wedding band.  Oh how we miss her!

3.  Scarves.  This one, hand-painted in Belgium, a gift from some old friends.

4.  Flip-flops (my feet hate socks!)

5.  My Blushing Mona Lisa, a canvas print by dear friend Dana Jo.

6.  Paint brushes.  I don’t think I’ve ever thrown one out.  Too much story in them.

7.  Painting by Lee Anne. She offers the best kind of inspiration.

8.  Our wedding rings. (photo by Jade McCully)

9.  Hand-written recipe cards.

Secret Valentine #2

February 18, 2010

It’s always fun to paint something that you would fancy in your own home.  It’s even more fun to paint it, knowing that it’s a special Valentine’s Day surprise.  And, as if it could possibly get any better, I got to paint it for the oh so talented Jade McCully. Trust me, her photos will be much better than my sneak peek below…but you get the idea…

Birch trees on a crisp yellow-green.  Loves it!

Many Thanks

October 23, 2009

One of the most enjoyable things about pulling this Savannah Wedding all together was getting to meet and work with other local artists…(and a few that aren’t so local)…

First, I’d like to thank the lovely Elissa Frankino for not only designing our rings, but allowing us to be a part of the process.  It was so much fun to see her studio, and make friends with her and her husband…Elissa, I’ll be happy to show you a painting trick or two, if I can just come play in your studio for day 🙂


Special thanks to Merritt of Appearances Salon for her hair magic!


One of the most meaningful gifts came from Nick’s Aunt Phyllis…Phyllis makes custom wedding gowns and accessories out of Chicago, and she was kind enough to create the perfect veil for me!  She even used the extra beads from my dress to adorn it.


Fabulous esthetician and girlfriend to my baby brosef, Elizabeth Schrom, was kind enough to do my makeup…(and that of most my girls)…she’s a true gem!


AJ of Nigh Bluey worked with me to create some beautiful custom Swarovski crystal earrings for my girls!  She was even so kind as to throw in a pair for me, that worked perfect with my dress.  AJ, my girls loved them more than you can imagine! I have a feeling we’ll be working on matching necklaces soon!


Some other folks that made this day spectacular:

Peacock’s on 37th – They saw my vision for the flowers, and far exceeded my expectations where they could have shown me the door.

The Gingerbread House – Made finding the perfect dress all too easy!

Baker’s Pride – the most yummy cake around, and the design fit right in…love love love our cake!

All About You DJ’s – your professionalism sets you apart from the rest!

Quantum Inc. – Employs over 175 adults with disabilities, and makes a slew of personalized products.  Thanks for the matchbooks and cocktail napkins!

Oglethorpe Trolley Tours – Thanks for getting all our guests back safe and sound!

Rev. John Haney – Your ceremony was absolutely beautiful!  We’ve heard nothing but raves!  Hope to see you real soon.

Angie & the entire team at the Savannah Yacht Club – Can’t thank you enough for your help!  The food was amazing, everyone had a wonderful time!


And last, but certainly not least, thanks to Jade McCully for capturing our special day.  It was a dream to have her photograph our wedding and it’s been so much fun getting to know her…for a look at her gorgeous photos form our day, CLICK!

Of course none of this would have happened were it not for our incredibly generous friends and family.  We love you all bunches!

Now it’s time to get back to work!


February 27, 2009

I am one lucky bride-to-be!  Mom and I had the pleasure of meeting the lovely Jade McCully yesterday.  I won’t lie, I have been drooling over her wedding photography for months now.  Aside from being a fellow SCAD grad, she has a modern and creative take on wedding photos…an “artist’s artist” if you will…She is a true gem and the kind of person I would allow total creative freedom to without so much as a drop of worry.  She feels like an old friend, and I’m sure her personality will make my introverted groom a little more comfortable on one of the most nerve-wracking days of his life.  Anyhoo…here’s a sampling of her work…but do check out her website,




All images © copyright Jade McCully Photography and may not be reproduced without permission from the artist.

Thank you Jade for a swell lunch and all the resources…I soooooo cannot wait to work with you!  (oh and thank you too Mom !-)