• just keep making

    In the fall I watched some old episodes of Mork & Mindy while the house was in disarray. The ceilings were scraped, ceilings were painted, carpet was ripped out, a brick veneer went up in the bedroom, walls were painted, wood floors were installed, area rugs were chosen, a few delays here and there, the(…)

  • you’re invited

    Yesterday I photographed some of the wonderful work my sister Pam has done for recent clients, the images will eventually go up on her very soon-to-be updated website. The energy and focus that goes into each invitation suite from the very first meeting to the completion is a detailed, creative and collaborative process between Pam(…)

  • snow happy

    Baltimore in January with Kadee, it was perfect. We ate at all the most delicious places like Samos and Woodberry Kitchen. We saw the very best movie to see on a winter evening at the Senator sitting beside your sister, Wild. We ate the very best pizza and chocolate chip cookies and peanut butter pineapple(…)

  • today

    quote: Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland photo: Falls Road in Baltimore, Maryland

  • one day at a time

    So long 2014. Hello 2015. less procrastinating, more doing less sitting, more moving more printing, less digital filing less overthinking, more creating more risks, more mistakes, more succeeding more baking, more indulging less texting, more talking more napping same amount instagramming more posting, more planning less waiting more reading less worrying, more in-the-momenting Happy New(…)

  • golden

    These two shine. Every single time I am lucky enough to photograph them. They truly are golden and funny and adorable and full of love. : : : : It’s the time of year when families would like to have portraits taken, images that capture the essence of their family. The love, the silliness and(…)

  • brothers

    An early morning adventure shoot with these three cuties and their dear mom who happily made silly faces behind the scenes. Gnats, dinosaur teeth and a dusty trail didn’t stop them from climbing, hugging, giggling, running, holding hands, climbing higher, beating their tiny chests and running ahead some more. I don’t think there ever were(…)

just keep making

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In the fall I watched some old episodes of Mork & Mindy while the house was in disarray. The ceilings were scraped, ceilings were painted, carpet was ripped out, a brick veneer went up in the bedroom, walls were painted, wood floors were installed, area rugs were chosen, a few delays here and there, the kitchen became a kitchen/bedroom combo for a few days, one couch left and a couple days later the new couch arrived. During this time some of those Mork & Mindys became the soundtrack to the renovations, especially the hot encased-in-sheets-of-plastic-days painting the ceilings. At the time I saw a gigantic woven wall hanging in Mindy’s home and felt a huge desire to make one. I did a little research on making my own and discovered they are quite popular right now. I gathered some simple supplies with hopes of making a few as Christmas gifts but was too busy and tucked them away for after the holidays.

It wasn’t until three weeks ago when I woke up with severe vertigo, more specifically vestibular neuronitis, that I started to think about all the things I wanted to do but couldn’t. Trying my hand at weaving was suddenly something I wanted to do very much and told myself as soon as I was able to I was going to just try it. I picked it up about a week ago and I can’t stop. I am in love with the tactile creative process of weaving. Everyone I love is getting a weaving sometime this year because I want to keep making them and I want to share them and make special ones unique to my loved ones. It has been the very best thing to challenge me and keep my mind off the vertigo.

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I used an old frame and wrapped warp string around it, careful to keep it fairly tight and evenly spaced. I watched a couple of these fantastic teaching videos for weaving techniques and just started. The first one I created is above, I absolutely love the fluffy soft poofs and colors. Once it was cut off the loom it shrunk a tiny bit hiding some of the color changes, I think because I was a little crazy with tightening and squishing down each row.

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My second one was skinny and simple, mainly to practice better tension. It didn’t have that shrinking effect when I cut it off the loom, much better. I haven’t decided yet how I want to hang them, so for now they hang on the backs of chairs.

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The newest one is larger than the first two and a little bolder in design. I’ll be taking iPhone photos and posting regularly on my instagram feed as I #justkeepmaking them. More photos will be on the blog next week of what I’ve made.

 

you’re invited

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Yesterday I photographed some of the wonderful work my sister Pam has done for recent clients, the images will eventually go up on her very soon-to-be updated website. The energy and focus that goes into each invitation suite from the very first meeting to the completion is a detailed, creative and collaborative process between Pam and her client. The top ones are one of my favorite suites with the flower details, color combinations and fonts. I imagine it was a gorgeous wedding.
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Many of her clients include their children in the collaborative process when it is a celebration catered to them. I happened to be with Pam on one of the days she met with Sarah, the client above. Sarah and her mother had some very creative ideas about colors and layout, it was especially fun to see how they turned out after listening in on that early meeting.
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The initial design goes from the computer to color matching, printing, trimming, folding, tying and assembling. Custom designed and handmade invitations are one of the most lovely things one receives in the mail. While electronic invites are quick and easy, just as digital photos are; it’s the experience of holding the paper or photograph in your hand, displaying it on your fridge, bulletin board or desk and possibly coming across it years later tucked away in a drawer and remembering that beautiful celebration with loved ones.

snow happy

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Baltimore in January with Kadee, it was perfect. We ate at all the most delicious places like Samos and Woodberry Kitchen. We saw the very best movie to see on a winter evening at the Senator sitting beside your sister, Wild. We ate the very best pizza and chocolate chip cookies and peanut butter pineapple cake and enchiladas, made by us. We shopped, walked, drove, drank tea from Kadee’s beautiful mug collection each evening, hunted for a vintage dresser only to realize one was not needed, took in the sights of Falls Road, ate ice cream, woke up with two snuggly kitties on us, found treasures, breathed in the scent that can only be a ceramics studio, took photos in and of the snow, hung curtains, watched the wild geese after the snow melted, accidentally fed the rats avocados (which they loved), counted pink flamingos in front yards and most of all shared the days and wished for more.

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today

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quote: Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

photo: Falls Road in Baltimore, Maryland

one day at a time

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So long 2014.

Hello 2015.

less procrastinating, more doing
less sitting, more moving
more printing, less digital filing
less overthinking, more creating
more risks, more mistakes, more succeeding
more baking, more indulging
less texting, more talking
more napping
same amount instagramming
more posting, more planning
less waiting
more reading
less worrying, more in-the-momenting

Happy New Year! Resolutions not so much, but always up for a fresh start.

This year I purchased and printed this to keep track of something I’d like to do more of throughout the year, today I officially decide what that something will be.

 

golden

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B&N_8_webThese two shine. Every single time I am lucky enough to photograph them. They truly are golden and funny and adorable and full of love.

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It’s the time of year when families would like to have portraits taken, images that capture the essence of their family. The love, the silliness and the absolute beauty that is a family. That doesn’t always have to be an hour shoot, maybe all you’re looking for is 15 minutes in a gorgeous setting with the ones you love and me documenting it on the other side of the camera.

If you would like to have your family photos in hand in plenty of time to order cards, address your envelopes beautifully and happily drop them off at the post office the weekend after Thanksgiving, this is the time.

Please contact me at stacey@staceywinters.com to reserve a 15 minute Mini Session on Sunday, October 26th, time spots are limited.┬áThe location will be at a local North County San Diego nature spot, I’ll email you the details when you reserve your session. The session includes 15 minutes shooting time and 15 or more high resolution edited images on disc given to you within 4 days of the shoot for $100.

I do have some openings available before the holidays for full family shoots (45 minutes) that allow for more time, various backgrounds and more images, please visit here for pricing and details and contact me to schedule your session.

 

brothers

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An early morning adventure shoot with these three cuties and their dear mom who happily made silly faces behind the scenes. Gnats, dinosaur teeth and a dusty trail didn’t stop them from climbing, hugging, giggling, running, holding hands, climbing higher, beating their tiny chests and running ahead some more. I don’t think there ever were or ever will be, three sweeter brothers than these.

Raptor Ridge Trail, San Diego CA

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