Category Archives: personal series

a spring study part two

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photography by the one and only Anni Compton
florals by Elizabeth of Asrai Garden
styling by Dennise Saxton and Anni Compton

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I’d like to take my profession of love for winter back because this spring project has got me real excited about nice weather, pretty dresses, flowers and sunshine, lots of it. Winter, I love you but I think you and I should take a break… it’s not you, it’s me.

a spring study

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photography by the one and only Anni Compton
florals by Elizabeth of Asrai Garden
styling by Dennise Saxton and Anni Compton

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So, I’ve dusted the cobwebs off this blog of mine and I bring you a fun little Spring shoot Anni and I worked on last week. We knew we wanted to work with florals again since we had so much fun the last time around. When brainstorming of what to pair with florals, I realized how fun it is to start digging through your closet at the start of a new season. Florals and pretty clothes, what a pair! A huge thanks to Elizabeth Cronin of Asrai Garden for providing the beautiful flowers, if you live in Chicago or are ever in the area, you have to stop by Asrai Garden, it’s the loveliest little floral shop on earth, I’m sure of it.

Stay tuned, I’ll be sharing a few more shots tomorrow…

the personal series // beach day

photography by Anni Compton
styling by Anni Compton and Dennise Saxton

I can’t think of a better way to end this super hectic work week (sorta- I work on Saturdays) than with the last of my collaboration with Anni.

I’m gonna try my best to get back to a regular blogging schedule next week, until then here’s to getting some sleep!

Have a wonderful halloween party weekend! xo

the personal series // beach day

photography by Anni Compton
styling by Anni Compton and Dennise Saxton

Can you believe these pictures were taken in Chicago? I can hardly believe it myself! It almost looks like I am somewhere with actual nature.

Funny thing, I believe the third picture above has become my most favorite picture of me for two reasons, my hair looks unruly which, for someone with super straight hair is pretty cool and two, if you look closely, you’ll notice one of the rising number of grey hairs taking over the piece of real estate in apparent high demand otherwise known as the front of my scalp. The first time I noticed a grey hair, I gasped in horror and immediately began skipping down the treacherous path of what am I doing with my life questions and silly I’m getting old panic attacks but in no time I became used to those little guys and even consider them friends now. I figure if older equals wiser then those those grey hairs are like certificates of achievement. Anyone else with me?

the personal series // beach day

photography by Anni Compton
styling by Anni Compton and Dennise Saxton

Let me tell you about my magnificent pal Anni and how she’s the most amazing photographer. These pictures were taken at North Ave Beach, a place I’ve never been especially drawn to, every time I’ve been to this beach it’s been super crowded and unappealing but this time with Anni, it was different. It was a chilly day so there was no crowd and the more we explored, the more awesome little hidden spots we found. I couldn’t believe I had underestimated this place.

Folks, the sign of a good photographer is someone who can make you see that a place you always assumed as “meh” is actually a pretty magical place. Thanks again Anni!

the personal series // 3

photography: Anni Compton
florals:  the Foxglove studio
styling: Dennise Saxton and Anni Compton
location: apartment of Linsey Burritt of Indo Projects

Last pictures of the bunch, I hope you guys have enjoyed these beautiful pictures captured by my lovely pal, Anni. I’m thinking tomorrow I’ll share the inspiration and brainstorming process behind this shoot. After all, the planning and lead up to these shoots is half the fun.

the personal series // 3


photography: Anni Compton
florals:  the Foxglove studio
styling: Dennise Saxton and Anni Compton
location: apartment of Linsey Burritt of Indo Projects

Some more lovelies from my latest collaboration with Anni. I’m pretty sure I wanna wear one of Caitlin’s floral crowns every single day.

As you can tell, I’ve been slowly sprucing up the blog, making a few changes here and there. It’s still a work in progress but I think it’s looking better already.

Happy Monday, friends!

the personal series // 3

 

photography: Anni Compton
florals:  the Foxglove studio
styling: Dennise Saxton and Anni Compton
location: apartment of Linsey Burritt of Indo Projects

The personal series part 3 is here and this time we were all about the florals. What’s more exciting is as you can see from the above credits, Anni and I got some more talented, lovely ladies involved who helped make this shoot our best yet. Sweet as pie Caitlin of The Foxglove Studio made the two floral crowns I’m wearing and chose the other lovely flowers pictured. I stumbled upon Caitlin’s work in this shoot and knew that I just had to work with her and boy, am I glad I did, her creations were out of this world beautiful.

The location for our shoot was the lovely apartment of Linsey Burritt, one half of the amazing duo that makes up the Indo Projects. The funny part is we found Linsey completely by coincidence. Anni was scouting locations on Airbnb and fell head over heels for Linsey’s place. Little did we know that we had stumbled upon such an extremely talented creative, of course, once we stepped foot in her place, it was obvious that someone with serious creative chops lived there. There was so much ooh-ing and ah-ing from Anni and myself, there was just so much goodness in that place.

Happy weekend!

the personal series // 2

 photos by Anni Glissman / photo styling by Anni Glissman and Dennise Saxton

As promised, here’s the last installment of the personal series-the urban rooftop picnic edition. I hope you are inspired to pack up some goodies and go outside and have a picnic of your own this weekend. xo

the personal series // 2

photos by Anni Glissman / photo styling by Anni Glissman and Dennise Saxton

Today I’ll be sharing the last two installments of my photo series with Anni, of course, she and I are already planning our next adventure and we can’t to share it with you. Happy Friday!