Orange County Props
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  • May10th

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    I am SO excited to be posting this shoot today!!!  I have always loved  Victor Sizemore ’s work and was so thrilled to be able to style his mentor workshop this year!  When he told me he wanted to go for 1920′s Paris glamor, my heart may have skipped a beat a little as I am obsessed with this era!  He also wanted to have a throwback to the old fashioned boudoir  shoots that took place in the 1920′s (I will feature in my next post)… I could not wait to get started!  I went everywhere in search of the perfect dress for the outside portion of the shoot.  I did not want to go with just the flapper dress (though I love)… I was looking for a showstopper.  I finally stumbled upon this amazing vintage white feather dress and fell in love with it immediately.  Our model Sarah Scott was so perfect for this dress and with her dancing background she knew how to work it well!  I also added in a vintage necklace that I had Amelia add in as a head piece to add a little drama.  In the end it was cool to see everyone’s take on the shoot… below are a few of my favorite shots of our first model Sarah from the photographers!  Please make sure to check out their websites to see all of the amazing photos!

    I had Victor squeeze in a quick shot here and am just in love with this image…


























    Gwendolyn Tundermann captured the playfulness of the dress so good!  I also threw in my own vintage green ring for this shot…



    Loved this head shot taken by Ann Oleinik












    Thank you to the amazing team who worked together on this shoot!!!!  I will posting more on the workshop in the next few days so please check back!

    Victor Sizemore Photography


    Amelia Cline-Cooper
    Hair and Make-up


    Sarah Scott

    Danielle Wyszomirski



  • April22nd

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    This image was shot by the lovely Lane Ditto a ways back.  I loved this shoot as it was based all around chocolate!  There were lots of awesome vendors that all worked together for this shoot and I just love it when we can all work so well together and it does not seem like work at all…just a bunch of people creating!  I had an awesome assignment this day: to style the chocolate desserts made by Cupcakes Couture MB!  I had kind of played around with the frames the day before and thought how fun it would be to show off the desserts in a fun way.  Shoot  produced by Leila of Be Inspired PR …and was featured on Green wedding shoes.  This was shot last year but again, I will be posting some projects that I never got the chance to put up… oh me oh my!

    This was also a favorite shot of mine.  I was actually wearing my LOVE ring and thought how cute would it be to use in this shoot?  I love to throw in last minute random things…sometimes less thinking is better!


  • June14th

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    I have had a blast on all my shoots, bringing in props,  and styling shoots… so it was only fitting it was finally MY turn to use my props for my sister’s bridal shower!  I had been waiting for this moment and was also excited I was not gonna have to go far to set up the party!  My sister Andrea said I could do whatever I wanted… I was in heaven!  I came up with the whole theme in about an hour, yes I have “the sickness” as we creative geeks say.  I kept it all very simple and of course wish I had a large budget, but had to face reality!  My goal was to throw in my mix of modern/vintage and make this bridal shower not stuffy!  It was a perfect sunny day on June 4th, but sadly too bright for great pics, and the fact I don’t know how to shoot in bright light!  As I have been spoiled with amazing photographers, I did not have the luxury on this day… so in between setting it all up, I shot a couple casual pics… but I still hope you enjoy!

    Above: I wanted a flirty name for our signature drink… no stuffy shower here!


    I had to use my famous Door Table!  This seems to be a staple now my family parties.  We rented the chairs and grey table cloths, but I made the lace runners and finished the look with simple bud vases which I love.

    A cute little dessert bar.  I took a vintage frame and added lace behind it and the yellow ribbon for a little pop of color.  The felt yellow flowers were a total impulse buy but ended being a cute little add in for the desserts!

    Always the detail junkie…  had to have these Martha Stewart picks.

    Initial napkins for Andrea and Tom.  One of my new favorite yellow vases.

    The Beautiful bride to be: Andrea



  • March23rd

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    I was beyond ecstatic when I got asked by Cortnie from canvasandcanopy to help on this amazing inspiration shoot for Nonpareil magazine for their December issue!  She knew I would have a few pieces that would fit for the shoot but Cortnie definitely worked her magic and gathered it all herself!  When we got to the location ( Santa Barbara museum ), I kept getting distracted as our photographer Elizabeth Messina also brought some insane antique pieces…okay maybe I was drooling!  It was definitely an all day event and although tedious I just love setting it all up!  I was blown away by all of the vendors who collaborated  on this shoot, you could tell they were all very excited about the creativity and unexpectedness of the shoot!  Here are some images I just could not live without:

    For all of the amazing photos please check out the issue of NONPAREIL Magazine.  Cupcake above by mysweetandsaucy.

    Hair and make up by Fiore Beauty was flawless.  I was in love with this necklace and Cortnie chose the most perfect dress to channel this “Shipwreck/bohemian” feel.

    Flowers were by La Partie events, and headpiece by Lo Boheme.   The table set up shown below was so whimsical… and FULL of amazing details.

    One of my favorite details was the hand dyed yarn that Cortnie made for the chairs.

    Laura Hooper provided the Calligraphy…

    A fun way to display seating cards, and a map of mine to show off the boutineers.

    Bride and Groom chair… Elizabeth capturing a sweet moment..

    A vintage suitcase and a trunk full of treasures…

    Of course I have to end this post with this sweet shot through the netting… and some killer designer shoes.

    Thank you to Cortnie for letting me be a part of this amazing shoot…a great experience indeed.  This shoot was also featured on Green wedding shoes!


  • December26th

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    Vintage books.  I LOVE them.  I want more.  I am always looking for interesting covers and the more worn the better.  Books can be used in so many ways and can add height to a table whenever you are in a jam.  Even just stacked by themselves they look good.  Here are a few that are available to rent from moi…


  • November6th


    Where do I begin…its Martha Stewart…I am still pinching myself!  I was so excited when I got the call from Cortnie from canvas and canopy saying she needed a few of my props for this Metallic Hollywood Regency shoot that was going to be featured on Martha Stewart’s blog.  Leila Khalil of  Be Inspired PR gathered up a bunch of gifted wedding vendors to collaborate on this shoot. So of course I said when and where and gathered all the items that I thought would fit the whole vibe of the shoot.  I could not wait to begin!  When I got to Shade hotel I was blown away by all the amazing people that collaborated for this shoot!  I have to say, I had a blast!  Was I really working?  Then the best part… the photos.  They were all taken by talented Jose Villa .  They were absolutely gorgeous.  I tried so hard to narrow down for this post so here are a few of my favs:

    Carissa from JL designs made the most amazing flower arrangements, the colors were so perfect for this Metallic series.  The flowers truly stole she show or (shoot) I should say.  I was also dying over the vintage china!  They were provided by Jason from Small Masterpiece.

    The gorgeous couple Troy and Aimee Grover who were our models for the day.  I was in love with this sequin dress… so fun and flirty!  Hair and Make up was done by the lovely Erica from 1011 makeup

    The hairpiece was made by Carissa.  I just love her creativity.  It just goes to show, how one simple piece can make such a statement!

    The desserts were made by Cupcakes Couture.  We mixed in some of Jason’s dishware and a few of my gold chargers.  Of course we were happy to taste these awesome creations after… they were sooooo good!

    The stationary was made by Kristy from Momental designs

    Last but not least…my awesome props!  I was so pleased to see how well they all went with the whole look.  I have 2 of these vintage stools, they are one of my favorite finds.

    A vintage candelabra… definitely Hollywood Regency.

    I was trying so hard to find a way to hang this chandelier of mine!  Where we were shooting it just did not work, but Jose was so sweet to take a couple photos of it…Love!

    My vintage drinking cart and head bust (aka Fabio).  Cortnie made the cutest greyhound drinks…

    Cortnie made these great DIY mirrored name tags with Carissa adding on the gold succulent.

    One last shot of Troy and Aimee.

    Another big Thank you to Leila for getting us all together!  To see all of the gorgeous images make sure you check out the feature on Martha Stewart\’s blog: Brides guide


  • November4th

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    Just another photo that I have wanted to post.  I love the moment that Jessica Claire captured here of Dani from our Mad Hatter shoot.  It is in between a shot but don’t you just love those candid ones?


  • August30th

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    One thing I love about photography is the behind the scene action that happens.  I love the whole process from a simple idea to then making it happen in real life and capturing it with the camera.  Of course there has been times when the idea has not worked out then it lead me to another one, maybe even better… that is the best.  When I was working on my Mad Hatter shoot with Jessica Claire awhile back ago, I had this idea to have clocks floating in frames above the door table.  I checked out the site again and realized how was I going to get the wire high enough to go over the tree to hang?  After much trial and error and I’ll save the long story… we were able to hang the frames in place!  Below, Jess shot a quick photo of me setting up:

    Then we found the next problem to get the shot was to keep the frames still!  There was a slight breeze so before every shot I had to hold the frames still and then quickly run away so Jess could capture the shot!  Good thing she had super fast fingers!

    We had to do this about 15 times to make sure we got the shot but again… it was all worth it in the end!  I love when my ideas can come to life!

    ~ Renee’

  • August1st

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    I met the very sweet Raymona at a wine event in Ladera Ranch, where she was the photographer.  After chatting a few times we narrowed down some items and I was lucky enough to help out on the day of the shoot!  She wanted to have a fun “Love shoot” but wanted to spice it up a bit.  So she added a second guy to “fight” for the girl’s attention…hope you enjoy…

    Above: Lillian, Matt and Jeromy.

    Above: Does Matt know he may have some competition?

    Not to worry Matt… looks like Lillian made her choice.  This is my favorite shot and thank you to Raymona for catering to my quirky ideas!  I knew it would be a tough shot because of the camera wanting to focus on the frame but in the end I still loved that we shot through the frame and we can see them in the distance!

    These are some great detail shots towards the end of the day.  I saw some interesting plants near us and grabbed a few and thought they would look so cute in my vintage green bottles.  You may see me use frames a lot but I don’t care… I LOVE them!  I placed a couple of frames in the bushes and liked how it added more depth to the shot.

    All is fair in love and war.

    Just for fun.  Check out more photos on kingston19photography.

  • June8th


    My parents are going through the process of cleaning out their garage but this always means walking down memory lane!  Only in my more adult years though, I am becoming more interested in their “collectibles”.  So I had a blast going through a bunch of stuff and found this giant poster of the Beatles!  I instantly thought this would make an awesome print to act as a headboard!  Yeah you may have to be a huge fan… but if framed this has great potential for wall art again!