January 27, 2011

the snow is melting , i heard some birds singing yesterday and the brides are calling!
my finally exciting undertaking for 2011 is 

juliannacollettphotography weddings

when i first  began to immerse myself in digital photography , i  quickly dismissed weddings
as something i would not do. memories of my own weddings and  those i had known ,with LONG torture sessions with huge groups of wedding party and relatives ( images that would never see the light of day , much less be displayed) came to mind. as i began " blog stalking " , and learning i discover a that there was a very different trend in wedding photography out there, one that fit my style . there is a trend toward a more editorial/ lifestyle approach to weddings. the bride and groom as the main focus and models , the wedding party and the details ( so lovingly planned ) as the stage and compliment to their day. capturing the complete spirit of the day.  i still remember the day when i first came across jessica kettle's blog. at 40 something , I thought this is how i want to shoot when i grow up! i loved her edit style and the ecscetic- the perfect balance between romantic and contemporary , vintage but edgy.
as i matured as a photographer i realized that i am a detail shooter , I approach each type of shoot
 through the details and wedding are a detail feast
i will just be dipping my toes in these waters this summer as i have to balance this and our building project ( blogged previously) but i can't tell you how excited i am for what this summer holds!
for more on my wedding philosophy click on the wedding icon in the sidebar.

some of my jessica kettle favs


links i love

January 24, 2011

We long for an affection altogether ignorant of our faults.  Heaven has accorded this to us in the uncritical canine attachment.  ~George Eliot

We long for an affection altogether ignorant of our faults.  Heaven has accorded this to us in the uncritical canine attachment.  ~George Eliot
he has completely stolen our hearts

January 21, 2011

i  talked previously about my love of design  and that also plays a huge roll in my second big project of 2011.we are building a house in the country! this is a project that has been in the works for a while now . it started even before i got back into photography. my husband and i have built a house before and we love the construction /design process and wanted to do it again. the first time around we went fairly builder basic and safe, this time we are stretching our design wings to get the house we always wanted. if we could  , we would love to buy a big old house a remodel  but since nothing fits that bill, in our area, we are going to build a 'new/ old house " ,  i made the floor plan myself and then worked with an architect to get it just right , it is my version of modern farmhouse.
                        - Craftsman style
                        - clapboard walls on some  interior spaces
                        - polished cement floors
                        - mod wallpaper
                        - no upper cabinets in the kitchen
                       - painted wood floors on the second floor
                        - radiators
                       - dormer ceilings 
                        - window seats

and above all tons of light and space, it is all in the details, and that is  the part i love. i am spending hour online gather all the fixtures so we are ready to go in the spring . i have had a binder full of magazine clippings for years , these are some of my inspirations.


images via Canadian House and Home
and csn lighting

January 15, 2011

inspired by monotone
inspired by black and white this week
check out these wonderful artists on flickr

1. *, 2. °, 3. Julia, 4. -, 5. evelyne, 6. white.out, 7. principessa, 8. -, 9. *

January 13, 2011

when i was doing my 365 project,  a lot of people asked me ... do i look at the world that way ?
do i" see" in pictures ... well the answer is yes! i have probably always seen that way but my
project really sharpened that skill. with a sideways glance , everywhere i look i see images i wish i had captured. sometimes i  grab my camera , other times i am  "to busy" and others the moments are gone as soon as i recognize them. several times a day it appears , the corner of a room, the way the light is suddenly laying on an object , something , or someone i see around town. more often than not they remain as images uncaptured , after all i have a normal life with things to do.
when i saw this video on a friends blog , i was fascinated. how great it would be to wander around a city anonymously taking pictures

if you love fashion you will want to see this too!

January 10, 2011

a shortcut to riches is to subtract from our desires..

A short cut to riches is to subtract from our desires.  Petrarch

January 07, 2011

i love design so one the first thing i am excted about in 2011, is redoing my branding
no that doesn't involve a cow! but rather all the logos and paperwork for my business.
it will take a LOT of computer time but who cares , it is the dead of winter.
in the next weeks you will see a few changes to the blog or maybe several as i change my mind
as always comment and feedback are very much appreciated so if you see something
 you love/hate let me know!

these are some of my starting points

branding collage

January 06, 2011

2011 is going to be filled with some great adventures can't wait to share them with you


January 05, 2011

a little Flickr inspiration to warm your night
 - obviously i still have sweets on the brain
.... so hard to quit after the holidays!