KINDRED SPIRITS

A journal for creative business owners. Sharing styling tips, lessons in small business, travel features, and artful inspiration.

Styling Mat Textile Guide

Styling Mat Textile Guide

Are you in the market for a new styling mat? If so, you may be wondering what the differences are between the different types of textiles that mats can be made...
Photography Backdrops for the Larger Details at a Wedding

Photography Backdrops for the Larger Details at a Wedding

When it comes to photographing weddings, you want to make sure that you have a clean and cohesive background in order to capture the details. Any available blank wall or floor can work in...
Studio: Spotlight on Wool

Studio: Spotlight on Wool

Wool has been the textile of choice for a sophisticated aesthetic for centuries, think cashmere sweaters and fine suits. Its soft yet rich weave elevates everything around it.
Comparing Neutrals

Comparing Neutrals

Comparing neutral styling surfaces in tone and texture.
How to Make Your Own Wedding Details Styling Kit

How to Make Your Own Wedding Details Styling Kit

As a destination wedding photographer, I learned to always come prepared - from bringing back up equipment to having a solid timeline. And as my wedding clients became more discerning, and I noticed they wanted their wedding featured in a blog or magazine, I quickly realized I needed supplies to create beautiful detail shots that my clients would love & would help get the wedding featured. Even the most beautiful venues often didn't have a clean backdrop for photography invitations and other important heirlooms. And while the amount of things you will need to bring depends fully on your style, here are the essential items I recommend for every wedding photographer's styling kit.