Category Archives: Photo Styling

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.

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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.

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

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Discover 2015 Fashion Feature

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

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

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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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Models:

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!

Hamilton’s Maternity and Family Shoot

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Last November I was lucky enough to style for a maternity and family session for friends of ours,  Mary and James.  We had been talking about a styled shoot since their son William was a wee lad but good thing we delayed for the perfect opportunity . . . the news that they were welcoming a new addition to their family!

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Mary handles pregnancy beautifully, can’t you just see it in her smile?

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I was beyond impressed when she turned up to Saturday morning dance class the week before her delivery and still managed to stretch and chase circles around her toddler like the rest of us!  She received a standing ovation when she turned up the following week with her brand new baby and William in tow!  Those two are very lucky lads to have such a dedicated momma!

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Our congrats to the whole family!  Thanks for letting me be a part of these special memory keepsakes!

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Samsara

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Last September Tropical Imaging and I teamed up to shoot a brand new villa by the name of Samsara.  Andy Mann and I work together often to profile architect Ron Shaw’s designs, each one incredible in their own right.  This sprawling house is beautifully located on Babalua Beach, as the aerial image below demonstrates it virtually has it’s own private 650′ long beach!

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I am a big fan of cedar shingled roofs and native stone, Samsara features both in great quantity.  It gives the large luxury property a down to earth feel.

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I loved the little planters incorporated into the outdoor showers, nice to have nature at your feet and still offer privacy within the surrounding garden.

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Can you believe that collection of roofs!  Remarkable!

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The woven wood cabinetry was remarkable as well.  I have to hand it to our TC Millwork competitor, Island Stairworks, who did a fantastic job on these CNC machined doors.

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Another tidbit for the woodworking fans, this tables pedestal was part of the original house which the owner wanted to salvage and showcase.

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If you find yourself lucky enough to enter these gates, you will appreciate this home and all of it’s many facets all the more seeing it in person.

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Well done Ron Shaw, very grateful Andy and I were selected for this project!  Always look forward to what you will create next.  This round dining room with one of your signature ceilings made my most impressive list.  Bravo!

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Saving Grace

In July I had the great pleasure of styling for a brand new build nestled into Leewards exclusive little neighborhood bay.  What a location!  We watched this home take shape block by block over the last year and knowing COAST architects were behind the design, we knew it would be sure to impress.  Sure enough, feast your eyes on these gorgeous images by Steve Passmore.
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Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

I loved the dark rich wood floors featured throughout the house as well as the window and door detailing.  The textured fabric chandelier added a cozy glow to the Master Bedroom.
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Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

The Master Bath was one of the most spectacular rooms of the house.
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Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

Imagine sinking into this grand bathtub and looking out to this view.
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Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

Because of the well conceived orientation of the home the views are a prominent feature throughout the house.  Everywhere one turned that famous Turks and Caicos turquoise beckoned.
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Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

How could one work with this enticing sight!  The lovely owner, a Caribbean loving Canadian, must have had the same thought as she designated this room to be multi-purpose; art studio, massage room, study, whatever the nature of the day demands.

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The foyer is a great introduction to the house, the rich wood floors meet your feet and contemporary, earthy furnishings greet just beyond the door.
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Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

The kitchen is so spacious it begs to be the center of family and friends gathering place.
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Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

Dining options abound, no wonder the countertop acts as a giant cutting board!
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Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

The living room conceals it’s flat screen television as a reflective mirror.
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Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

I adored these distressed vintage looking letters, much more so knowing that they represent the first letters of each of the owners childrens names.  Quite the monogram but the SEA that lies just beyond this house . . .
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Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

quite spectacular.
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Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

The location, the house, the pool, the beach makes for one completely stunning package so it’s no wonder a buyer fell in love with this house instantly, snatching it off the market in record time.
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Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

Luckily I had the chance to style for one amazing wedding here on October 27th, I’ll share those images soon!
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Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures