My guest post on East Side bride on whether it’s cool or not to haggle with wedding vendors- this got tons of firey comments!!
If you are an individual who is looking for a place to work out of in San Diego (Spring Valley), I am looking for someone in the creative/arts/entertainment OR wedding/events industry to share my lovely little work studio (named Xanadu) with me, which is situated behind our house.
– Must enjoy birds singing as well as pretty views through the 8ft french doors.
– Must enjoy taking your lunch breaks by the pool during summer
– Must be able to deal with me
– Also it would be an added bonus if you like watering plants once in a while because I have a black thumb & they keep dying
– Must have a reasonably smaller desk since there isn’t much room for a big one
Send me an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org titled “studio” which includes:
– what you need the space for
– what your budget is
– how many hours per week you will need it and which days (full-time/part-time is ok)
– link to your site/work
– anything else you think I would want to know?
below, 8ft french doors- nice groovy light.
below- where I work.
below, some storage space in that little room
view from the studio.
below, what you can do when you don’t feel like working.
I fell in love with these 2 sweeties instantly- both creative artists & designers, they pulled together one of the most beautiful weddings I have ever seen! (I love you beautiful dudes so bad…!)
Venue: Ace Hotel, Commune, Palm Springs, CA / Invitation Design, Event Art Direction, & Fabric Design:Michael Frey, Groom and artist / Florist, Event Design: Bobe Vagell & Todd Hughes / Officiant: Pam Butler, friend and artist / Cake: Jodi Rhoden, friend and baker, Short Street Cakes, Ashville NC / Videographer – Super 8: Lauren Graham, friend and filmmaker / Musical performance during ceremony: Crash Richard, friend and lead singer of The Deadly Syndrome / On site coordinator: Hilary Gulch / Day of coordinator: Celebrations of Joy / DJ: Joe Armenia, friend and music maven / Custom made, white gold rings by: Fay Andrada
I love this simple, beautiful list of tips from Michael & Tim on wedding planning:
– hire great vendors, and TRUST them to do their jobs
– accepts the talents of your friends, when they are offered
– everything will work out
And I just saw what they said about me on 100 layer Cake! (ah! I love you guys!!):
“One of our biggest, and smartest investments, was photography. As I’m sure many folks know, it’s not cheap to find a decent photographer. Michael and I feel like we won the lottery with Noa / Feather Love. She was so fantastic to work with, a pleasure to have at our wedding and someone we hope to stay friends with. Her work speaks for itself. We could not be happier.”
Gentlemen- Pool party. My place. This summer. I’m dead serious! xoxo
…lots more info on their wedding on 100 Layer Cake.
Some of the shots below taken on Holga
Talk about knowing how to throw a fun party… Well-known in the music/film/arts/restaurant scene here in San Diego, Matt Hoyt & Allison Bell threw a super-fun bash over at the Ace Hotel, Palm Springs in December. (I Love the Ace and have been fortunate enough to shoot and party over there several times in the past few months… also doing a workshop there in May!). I’m completely in love with Allison’s dress, and everything looked so amazing… This wedding was featured on Green Wedding Shoes today, you can check out even more photos over here.
Table centerpieces: Allison Bell (Bride) // Sweet heart table and welcome table: Ribbons and Rust
Bridal Gown: Temperley London // Venue: Ace Hotel, Palm Springs // Bouquets + Cake Topper: Cachet Fiore
Cake: My Favorite Cakes and Cookies // Hair + Make-up: Tia Miyahara – email@example.com
***UPDATE just added this Holga medium format film shot that I got back from the lab… some psychy tripped out triple-exposure BS.
Shot below taken on 35mm film.
Shot below- 35mm film
below, right, 35mm film
I set up a shoot with my good friends Kristen & Dave to model for us for my last workshop. You may recognize the stunning Kristen from the Rue Magazine artist feature I had, where she not only modeled but also did my hair. And she did my hair for the Chloe Aftel shoot as well as my wedding hair 5 yrs ago! Kristen Henry has been a dear friend for years and is a Master Hair Stylist! I haven’t let anyone touch my hair besides her in like 2 decades or something. Her gorgeous boyfriend David Hurley may look familiar too as I have taken thousands of photos of him on tour with his band (that my husband is in too) ASTRA. You can see some of my European tour photos of them here and here, promo photos I did for their first album here, and I also did a shoot of him a few years ago for one of his solo albums at his home, which you can see here. Anyways I love these two & their giant goofy sweet doggie Gus, and their home in Hillcrest, San Diego. Thanks for having us and allowing us to shoot all your beauty!!
This first shot is Polaroid.
Below, shot on 35mm expired film.
Just having some wine in the tub…
This shot below taken on Holga. (medium format film)
35mm expired film shot below.
My magic rainbow-maker, sort-of homemade filter (aka unicorn puke) below.
And my lovely workshop attendees below…
After this we all went back to my place for some dinner and then we accidentally had a dance party til really late. <3 u guys!!
Here are some of the beautiful shots from a few of the workshop attendees that day…
This one below by Amber of Live It Out Photography
This one by Jenna at Flutter Glass Photography (Jenna is also one of my extremely talented assistants/2nd shooters!)
And this one by Molly at Cedar House Photography
I shot their beautiful wedding last September, designed by my favorite ladies of Bash, Please, who I have asked to do my artist workshop with me at the Ace Hotel, Palm Springs on May 16th & 17th. And yes, we will be showing photos from Emily & David’s gorgeous wedding at the workshop. (The couple has requested that we don’t share any online except for this one they released below).
All info for the Ace Hotel workshop will be available within the next two weeks, but you can email me to get on the list to be the first to sign up! It’s going to fill up FAST! Email me to get on the list: firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m going to Hawaii tomorrow but wanted to post this before I go. In January I went to Santa Fe, NM with two of my amazing friends Alexandra & Sarah. Best funtimes ever. Lots more photos from this trip coming soon.
(The divinely beautiful Alexandra Fulton shot on 35mm film).
Overwhelmed, over-joyed and completely honored to get an artist feature in one of my favorite design magazines, Rue. You can see the entire feature, story, pics and everything in their 4th issue here, (pgs 143-167 but check out the entire issue! it’s gorgeous!) And this totally mind-blowing behind the scenes video by the artistic geniuses over at Sharkpig below (luv u dudes).
INCREDIBLE photography by Braedon Flynn
Article/interview in Rue written by: Shoko Wanger
Event Design and Styling: Jesi Haack Design
Floral Design: JL Designs
Food Styling: Jay’s Catering
Videography: Shark Pig
Stationery: Pitbulls and Posies
Hair: Kristen Henry
Face Painting: Body Art by Allison
Shed-to-studio remodel by artists/carpenters: Frank Melendez (619.772.7367) & Billy Dashiell (916.719.5467)
Landscaping: Armadillo Landscaping: 619-300-0896
Face paint inspired by the art of Master david gómez
Models, our dear beautiful friends: members of ASTRA (Richard Vaughan, Brian Ellis, and my husband Stuart Sclater), Kristen Henry, Wendy Watson, and Kristin Sherar.
Styling: models did all their own styling, wardrobe, accessories & makeup
*Thanks to Braedon for your immense talent & gorgeous photographs & Jesi for your beautiful work & pulling the entire thing together! *Great big thank you to Shoko for the amazing interview & article, you are so insanely gifted! *A special thank you to Anne Sage (and everyone over at Rue!) for your openness to do this edgy feature (my dark weird sister), for putting up with me, and for all your fiercely creative hard work.
Head on over to Rue to see the whole feature and to view the entire stunning issue #4… mind-blowing!
The Darko Weirdo Dinner Party at my studio (aka Xanadu). Images by Braedon Flynn:
Braedon snapped a couple inside the house too while we were getting ready earlier in the day.