Jewelry Road Trip Day 2

Here it is! Day 2 of jewelry road trip with Gem Gossip. This time I’ll share with you photos from two more jewelry designers we visited - COMMUNION by Joy and Ariel Gordan. All captured with my Sony a7rii.

The first place we went was Communion by Joy’s beautiful studio. Joy gives so much inspiration when it comes to decorating her space and displaying her jewelry. Her studio is comprised of beautiful reclaimed wood, a velvet couch, vintage rugs, and a touch glam. (gold accents everywhere!)

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After finding out Joy’s creative process for designing her one of a kind pieces and how her space hosts events like guided meditations, I knew I wanted to capture the atmosphere of the space in a calm way - but with an interesting edge. When it comes to the jewelry, I was drawn to the black diamonds and bohemian feel. In these shots it was important that some of them allude to a positive energy that her and her jewelry radiate. Using one of Joy’s healing crystals as a prop and my Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 wide angle lens for that interesting edge, I aimed for the viewer to feel as captivated by the photographs as they are when they walk into her studio and see her designs.

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Our final stop was Ariel Gordan’s studio! Located in downtown LA, the space was a photographer’s dream with window after window flooding her space with natural light.

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Having worked with Gem Gossip for almost 2 years now, I know how important it is to get very tight macro details of the jewelry that stops the viewer dead in their tracks. We still get further away portrait shots, but we love for the jewelry to be the focal point of the photograph; and invite the viewer to stay and stare awhile.

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I hope you enjoyed these past jewelry road trip post! Stay tuned for more….

Thanks to all the wonderful people we worked with this day.

Jewelry Blogger: Gem Gossip

1st Designer: COMMUNION by Joy

2nd Designer: Ariel Gordan Jewelry

Photography: Lauren Newman Photography

Jewelry Road Trip Day 1

Last week I was lucky enough to be commisioned by jewelry blogger and gemologist, Gem Gossip in LA to shoot a series on her blog called Jewelry Road Trip. We visited six different California jewelry designer’s throughout our week-long trip and in this post I will share photos from the first two - VTse Jewelry - Anabel Higgins Jewelry - and I’ll show you a couple fun BTS photos! 

 

To start with VTse Jewelry! For security reasons, Victoria's workshop is in a location that is off the beaten path and the building only has a couple windows inside; so we worked right outside her workshop to utilize the daylight and concrete that surrounded us. We started about 10:30 in the morning, which was not ideal for lighting, but it was perfect in the shade. The second thing that made this shoot amazing was the white building and concrete that was reflecting light for us. 

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Now for part two of our day! This time we headed out of LA to Anabel Higgin’s beautiful home in Pasadena, Ca.  I had three lenses with me, but ended up using only the Sony 50mm f/1.4 and the Sony 90mm f/2.8 because of its ability to shoot sharp macro details. 

 

 

We had an amazing week and Danielle did a great job of recapping these designer visits! I really recommend checking out her posts here & here!

More from our week coming soon :) 

 

 

Jewelry Blogger: Gem Gossip

1st Designer: VTse Jewelry

PR: Luxury Brand Group

2nd Designer: Anabel Higgins Jewelry

Photography: Lauren Newman Photography

 

Valerie's 50th birthday retreat | Ojai CA

I'm still swooning over this amazing birthday party, complete with friends, family, massage therapists, tarot card readers, henna tattoo artists, and a personal chef. This birthday retreat is what dreams are made of... Happy birthday Valerie! Thank you so much for trusting me to capture this once and lifetime milestone! 

Galentines | Malibu Wedding Getaway

For this styled shoot, I teamed up with Weddings by SabrinaAlpha WolvesSibyl SophiaTami Bernard MakeupUrban PalateInk Topiary, and American Wood Importers to celebrate GALentines! 

As Leslie Knope of Parks and Rec explains, “It’s only the best day of the year. Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it. Ladies celebrating ladies! It's like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus frittatas.  

So grab a friend and go celebrate or just send your best gals some love. Wishing you a happy Galentine's and Valentine's Day with your loved ones! 

 

Special thanks to our models: 

@heather_roams (Talent Coordinator & Concept Creator)
@withjenrachel
@kendall.fuhrman
@kangthropologie
@amy_marietta
@themadgrace
@brendawasylucha

2017 Christmas Truck Mini

What a fun weekend in our new city! We had 5 families who we've never met before come get their pictures taken. A lot of families traveling in from San Diego. My husband Bryce and I are truly grateful! Merry Christmas, Families! 

 

 

 

What a fun weekend in our new city! We had 5 families who we've never met before come get their pictures taken. A lot of families traveling in from San Diego. My husband Bryce and I are truly grateful! Merry Christmas, Families!