Romantic Winter Elopement at Sacred Mountain in Julian, California
Just wanted to pop in on this lovely Valentine's Day and share some of my favorite photos from this styled shoot I got to collaborate on last month! Katie Hammond gathered quite the team of vendors, models and even a horse to all come together for such a gorgeous set up! My favorite part would be the reception table surrounded by the draped white linens making a nice secluded and romantic area for dinner, however the ceremony floral circle backdrop would be a close second! This was my first styled shoot that I've participated in with multiple photographers. It's so amazing to see everyone's different perspectives of the same subject! Between the different angles and the post editing, each photographer created such unique pieces of art, moments captured in time forever
Your New Friend Sam Hits 10,000 Sale Mark!
When I opened my shop 5 years ago today, NEVER EVER would I have guessed this day would come. But it surely has and I am ever so thankful! This started as an Instagram post but after writing out this novel of thankfulness, I knew I needed to move it to a blog post! I never would have been able to imagine reaching 10,000 orders on Etsy and I never would have been able to without some help
My Etsy Shop: Your New Friend Sam’s 5 Year Anniversary
In writing out that blog post title, in writing out "5 Years," I am amazed at how much has happened in that time. Looking back to where I was 5 years ago, the night I opened my shop, I was working at a graphic design firm full time out of the house with a daily 90 minute commute each way. It was my dream job though so it was totally worth it. I opened my shop with just some printable invitations that I had already designed for friends. My plan was to not have to deal with shipping anything! (oh my, how that has changed!). And then it took a month to even make that first $10 sale. Later this same year, my best friend was getting married in the fall and as I had started to dabble in handlettering, she graciously let me write out her Save the Dates and address stamp. After which I added the address stamp to my shop