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Kate’s Maternity Shoot with Marisa Findlay

Kate maternity shoot

Image by Marisa Findlay

Last February I had the opportunity to style for an island friends maternity/boudoir shoot.  This was my first time working professionally with another friend, photographer Marisa Findlay.   I have admired Marisa’s work for a long time, just look at this incredible Zambian wedding she shot recently!  She has a real way of capturing people looking natural, genuine.  It’s evident she loves photographing women, especially within boudoir, so I was looking forward to capturing our oh-so -pretty and oh-so-pregnant Kate!

Kate and mother Victoria still life

Kate and mother Victoria still life

I offered to use my house as our location, which feels a bit like cheating as a stylist because you already are familiar with all the attractive angles and available props:)  I knew it would work well for our intentions and hoped it would put Kate and Marisa at ease. For most women it is a big challenge to get nude or nearly nude with extra eyes on you.  Big kudos to Kate and her luscious bump for handling it with grace and style!  I am sure you and your hubby will cherish these images forever, thanks for asking me to be a part of capturing your expectant loveliness!

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Image by Marisa Findlay

Consuela and Chirag Wedding

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Last September I styled for an Indian wedding at Villa Bella Vita (recently famous due to a Housewives episode).  Apologies for these images, after nearly a year of requesting photos from the photographer and couple I have given up and resorted to using my snapshots!

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Such a shame as it was a beautiful couple and featured some lovely details!  The largest challenge with this wedding was the mandap which I wanted to look like this but there was a little  . . . .well let’s say big surprise to consider.


In an Indian wedding the grooms entrance is the grand event and this wedding was no exception.  We have no elephants in Turks and Caicos, and prince charming on the white horse has certainly been done, so here comes the helicopter!  I suppose from watching films I was certain the helicopter landing was going to execute hurricane force winds which would rip the mandap to shreds and cover the guests in a blanket of salty sand.  I kept the mandap draping minimal for damage control and stood way back (as you can see from the above I-phone photo) and closed my eyes when it hovered over the ceremony spot.  Much to my surprise, no whipping winds, no flying sand, no problems . . . whew!  Will know better for next time, if there is one.

Joana, James, and Julia family portraits


At the tail end of 2014 I was asked to style for a family shoot for one of my favorite island bloggers, Joana of MYSEASTORY.  Anyone who has met this Portuguese hotelier turned blogger and who has seen her lovely photographs, can see she she has a great eye for color and composition.  Chanelle from Brilliant Studios, and I set out to capture


As some of the photographs were intended to be used for a holiday card sent to far away friends and family, we decided to give the “Greetings from Turks and Caicos” a literal go!  This map mural at Ports of Call is a great photo opportunity.  We started very early to get even sun exposure on the mural but a hot spot had to be quickly remedied with a makeshift scrim of cardboard boxes found in a nearby dumpster.  Julia must have thought it quite strange, me holding this floppy, uncooperative flattened box as high over my head as I could reach!


Now that we had demonstrated the where, it was time to demonstrate the who and the what, and what Turks and Caicos is most known for is the beach of course!


This family is lucky to live a few steps from a gorgeous stretch of Grace Bay Beach.  I love this palm tree framed boardwalk with thick mariners rope swags.


Their daughter Julia was just on the verge of walking, such a special time to document!


Look at that smile below, can’t you just hear the giggles?!


Joana had found these adorable reindeer antlers, which needed the distraction of singing “wheels on the bus” to try to keep on Julia.  I love capturing these natural moments with parents, those sweet looks of adoration.


As you can see Julia was far more keen to have a nibble on those antlers than to wear them.


As her husband James headed to work, we finished the session with mommy daughter time.


It was important to Joana to capture a few of Julia’s favorite toys, as well as her nursery.



This is one chic baby room!  And I can’t take an ounce of styling credit for the above still life, that was exactly as it looked when we opened the door to Julia’s room.  That’s Joana’s color and composition talking!  Each item unique and special; from the art to the toys and books.


What a nice morning!  Thanks for letting us be a part of cherishing this special time with baby Julia.


From Scratch Shoot

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A few months back I was asked to style for a marketing photo shoot for a brand new company in the Turks and Caicos. Talk about my kinda company; a one woman show, producing lovely, handmade goodies for the island!   Literally  . . . . goodies!!  From Scratch specializes in these pretty macarons, as the stylish logo above attests.




But Annie has baking skills which go way beyond cupcakes and cookies, however,  . . . would you look at these scrumptious cupcakes and cookies?

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Picture perfect for birthdays, baby showers, and those special events you want the edibles to look as special as the occasion.  Take a further look at her wedding worthy cakes here!

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Her handmade creations are great for gift giving.


Congrats Annie on your new venture!!  May your success be as sweet as your delicious delights.

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Discover 2015 Fashion Feature


Andy Mann of Tropical Imaging and I paired up once again for the fashion feature for the 2015 Discover Magazine.


We shot the spread at the lovely Regent Palms Resort and featured resort wardrobe from their Spa and Wish Boutiques.


Our local models included several past and current contestants and the winner of the 2014 TCI Top Model Contest, Brielle Swann.

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This was my first time working with local make-up artist Thea Lowe,  who I was thrilled with.  This was also my first opportunity to book the young beauty Je’Cannya below.  She has such a versatile look and remarkable professionalism considering she’s only 15!

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Brielle Swann

JeCannya Garland

Carlisa Williams

Brittney Bien-Aime

Make-up: Thea Lowe

Big thanks to all who worked so hard for this feature, especially the man behind the models Mr. Courtney Robinson!