I feel so lucky that I get to meet the loveliest people on my shoots. This feature of the Knott’s Family, that appeared in the February issue of This Old House magazine, was one of those special stories. Emily and Michael and their sweet kids were such a pleasure to work with and their renovated house was a joy to photograph. Emily is an interior designer and entrepreneur whose cheerful style will brighten your day.Read More
On a sweltering September day, imagine opening your own bottle of sparkling San Pellegrino. Then when the sun begins to go down you sit down to a candle-lit table, fade out the symphony of crickets chirping and you pour yourself a glass of rosé.Read More
Thrilled to have to the November cover of Style at Home magazine. Thank you to Christine Hanlon and your wonderful styling – we had such fun working with you as always. I really love the understated approach to the holidays – it is peaceful and calm and just so pretty.
We are thrilled for Kara Cox Interiorsbeing featured on House of Turquoisetoday! Kara is a talented young designer who commissioned us to photograph some of her work a few months ago. We thoroughly loved working with Kara and are happy to see her pretty new website and all the work pouring in since she launched it.
Thank you Erin from House of Turquoise for featuring Kara! As you might know, turquoise is my favorite color too and sometimes my clients refer to it as “Stacey’s colour”. You can be sure to always find some lovely turquoise inspiration on House of Turquoise.
Also, please visit Kara’s site to see more photos of her work.
How lovely to arrive at Bed & Breakfast on Tiffany Hill after the hustle and bustle of a freelance photographer’s life! Maria and I thankfully drove along the treed country roads and then up the driveway to this peaceful haven near Asheville, NC. Of course, we were there to photograph for Our State magazine, but Selena Einwechter, the gracious innkeeper gives everyone the star treatment!
We were ushered to our beautiful rooms and shown all the wonderful amenities: Keurig coffee maker outside the rooms, lots of yummy snacks, homemade peach tea and anything you could need really. We unpacked our equipment and were able to spend some time planning for our shoot. It is a luxury to have some time before shooting!
Selena is so warm and friendly and her goal is for each guest to have a peaceful and wonderful stay. There are porch rockers, a quaint fenced herb garden and a wooded trail with little nooks to sit and read or just soak in the ambience. The pineapple has long been a symbol of hospitality and you’ll find that this bed and breakfast to be a fine example!
We were excited to have the cover of Our State this month! Hope you enjoy seeing a little more of Tiffany Hill . . .
I am always thrilled to shoot for Garden & Gun magazine and when Art Director, Maggie Kennedy asked if I could shoot a lovely Carolina farmhouse I started packing my gear. Driving down the bucolic country roads, past farms and lakes, past cattle and horses, I couldn’t wait to arrive at my destination. The very talented Ken Pursley of Pursley Architecture designed this house that I secretly wish was mine.
Ken and his colleagues welcomed me and gave me the grand tour of the property. What a wonderful getaway from the busyness of live – a row adirondack chairs on the porch for sitting and reading, walls of windows to gaze at beautiful scenery, a tree swing and a lake, chickens, horses and mammoth donkeys. And all you can hear are the cicadas. . .
I think you’ll enjoy seeing a few more photos of amazing job Ken has done on this house!
We were so excited to have the opportunity to travel to London with Style at Home editor Erin McLaughlin to shoot Debbie Travisfor the magazine! I remember Debbie from her original TV show The Painted House so it was pretty fun to show up at her London townhouse and her greet us with her sparkly smile. Of course since The Painted House, Debbie has gone on to do many amazing things from more television shows, producing, creating her own licensed products for various companies and winning lots of awards. She is now restoring a property in Tuscany and even holds a girl’s getaway.
We spent two wonderful days with Debbie, one photographing her delightful townhouse and one exploring the inspiring design stores about London. Debbie was kind enough to shuttle us around the windy London streets in her car. She knows the neighbourhoods like a pro – I was glad I wasn’t driving!
I was wowed by the Designer’s Guild – so many beautiful patterns and colours, gorgeous furniture and accessories everywhere you look! What a treat to be there with Debbie and Erin both. . . After a lovely lunch and a trip to Portobello Road it was a wrap. Just one more thing to do – get a photo with Debbie for my mum!
And off Erin and I went to get some Pimm’s (more about that tomorrow). Read more about Debbie’s London here.
Last week I received a very fun phone call from Scotland! I was surprised to hear Justin Ryan (of the dynamic duo Colin & Justin) on the line looking for some photos of Anna Olson I shot for Canadian Home & Country magazine a couple of years ago. With some rushing around we were able to get the photos to the Toronto Star on time for their deadline & the article appeared on Friday. You can see it here.
Anna was so wonderful to work with and we really enjoyed spending a little time with her at her house in Welland, Ontario. There were so many pretty photos from that day, I thought it might be nice to share some of them!
We are so exited to have the April cover of Style at Home Magazine! Flying to Maine last year in the dead of winter was a wonderful adventure. Our team came from three corners, me from North Carolina, Margot Austin from Toronto and my assistant Leah Zimmerman from the big apple. We all met and stayed at the wonderful Kennebunk Inn, famous for it’s lobster pot pie!
Our job was to photograph a big beautiful house that belongs to the owners of Au Lit Fine linens in Toronto. Kennebunk, Maine is a wonderful historic vacation spot with old stately homes lining the streets, lots of delicious seafood, beaches and antique shops. In the middle of winter, it was a bit different – cold and a bit deserted but we all fell in love with it anyway.
I have included a few more favorite shots, a few behind the scenes and some terrible iphone photos of our delicious meals at the Inn. Can’t wait to go back and have some more lobster!
Maria and I were lucky enough to return in July to photograph for Au Lit – more on that later this week . . .
This story was such a joy to photograph! How could it not be with so many beautiful things styled by the very talented Lara McGraw . . . . Doesn’t it just inspire you to throw at party? Here are a few behind the scenes photos plus a few favs that didn’t make it into the story in Style at Home’s December issue.