Friday, May 17, 2013

W I N D O W B O X   S T A L K I NG

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you all know i'm always keeping my eyes peeled for a fabulous windowbox to photograph. this past few days it's been so gorgeous out (80 degrees in may?!) i've been ridding my bike to the train in brooklyn heights....which is prime windowbox stalking territory. granted, many of these are professionally done by caretakers, landscapers, and florists (it is filthy rich brooklyn heights) but they are absolutely gorgeous.



amaizng planters at this house...they always have the most gorgeous things going on

omg....perfection




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Thursday, May 16, 2013

T I M E   F L Y I N G

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here's a fun little time lapse video of the photoshoot of the garden yesterday. this is only about 3 hours during the late afternoon..the first video i tried didn't quite work but you get the idea. there's a bit of the shots they did of us sitting at the table trying to 'act natural' as we passed slices of watermelon to each other over and over....mortifying!

video

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

T H E   B I G   D A Y

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yesterday a small crew came to our house to photograph our yard/garden for a new quarterly magazine. which is why we've been going nuts in the yard the past 5 weeks trying to get it ready for it's closeup. i was contacted back in the fall about doing a little story about our place and tuesday the day finally arrived!
we had a fabulous stylist named brice, who i became fast friends with as she lives right in the neighborhood :-) , the photographer tria giovan (check out her other photo work here), and her assistant morgan. they started at 8:30 am and worked tirelessly til 5:30, cleaned and packed everything up for another hour, and done! it was exhausting...and really cool. i'm glad it's over!


shooting the little herb garden

shooting the back of the house with table all set up and pretty

tria, our photographer and her assistant controlling the harsh light with cards

brice the stylist had every option imaginable

photography gear took up much of our living room


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Monday, May 6, 2013

L O O K I N '   G O O D

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we've had some pretty spectacular weekends the past month, and it's been a perfect time to really get the garden in shape for it's upcoming photoshoot (more on that next week:-)
but here's a few photos of my own from yesterday when everything was looking gorgeous at that perfect time of day.

looking from the deck towards the back patio

from the kitchen stairs that lead down to the yard


from the back patio looking towards the back of the house / deck






new munstead levendar planted just beyond the deck half wall


the most fabulous shed ever



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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

I N   B L O O M

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late april/early may edition.
lots of action on the ground...the creeping phlox is particularly killer right now.




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F I N I S H E D

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jeez! i never showed the completed recycled bench project!


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