Monthly Archives: March 2010


While I was attending the WPPI conference in Las Vegas earlier this month, I had the opportunity to do a shoot with some photographer friends. My good friend Laura Ivanova who I met at the Jose Villa / Gene Higa Workshop in Tuscany, Italy organized and styled the shoot. Laura has a great eye for style, art and photography and she created a wonderful shoot in the Mojave Desert ghost town of Nelson, Nevada. It is a quaint little place nestled among the mountains full of old buildings, vehicles and other abandoned structures. I was in LOVE with the beautiful green Cholla Cactus spread among the desert floor. Many, Many thanks to Laura and our beautiful Models Brittani and Giordano who came all the way from Italy! Also, the gorgeous florals were designed by Weeds Floral Design in Las Vegas and were just stunning!

Model: Brittani Rael
Model: Giordano Pellegri
Florist: Weeds Floral Design
Makeup Artist: Harmony Medina
Gown: BCBG
Accessories: Icing
Location: Nelson, Nevada
Styling: Laura Ivanova


I may have been hiding under a rock because I just found this great wedding blog that I did not know about – JoMy Goodness! And oh-my-goodness, is it good. Jomylene has a great eye for fashion, color and details and puts them all together on her blog. So many great wedding finds and links to vendors and other wedding related inspiration. In addition to stunning image boards, color inspiration boards and fashion finds, Jomylene has a running “Twenty-Ten” feature that is a weekly post of wedding inspiration. The coolest part of this feature, and one that I’ve never seen before, is the “Top Ten Images of the Week”. What a great idea! It’s a great way to feature photographers and their creative images. She featured one of my images from the Italy shoot and I was so happy to see it posted! Thanks so much Jomylene! Click HERE to see the post and my image!

Here is the image that she featured from one of my Italy Week Posts from the Jose Villa + Gene Higa Workshop! Love this image.

Don’t forget to check out the JoMyGoodness Blog for more inspiration, ideas, color boards, flowers, fashion…….the amazing list of eye-candy goes on and on. Check it out!