I’m about a year behind (if not more) in posting some of my food & prop styling work so these posts will come non-linearly, which about accurately reflects the state of my business these days anyway what with juggling a shop, food styling, my own photography work, product design and motherhood. . . .
Here are some photos from one of a number of food & prop styling jobs I worked on for Southern Season this past Spring/Summer. This shoot had a brunch theme. Food Photography by Lissa Gotwals, Food & Prop Styling by Michelle Smith . . .
Some photos I styled from a photo shoot a few months ago for Southern Season. What a joy it is to work on these projects. Photo Styling by me, Michelle Smith, Photography by Lissa Gotwals . . .
Here is an update of happenings in my world through photos that I've snapped on instagram: For the past couple of weeks I've been working on a fun food & prop styling job for a large advertisement for Southern Season in Garden & Gun Magazine. I can't wait to show the results after the . . .
One of the things I've seen artisans really struggle with at shows like The Rock & Shop Market is displaying their wares well. Some get it right and many don't. To do it well makes it look effortless but it is anything but. It is an art and is difficult to come up with something that is both . . .
Every once in a while I'll be on Pinterest and I'll see an image of Kindred that's been posted and re-posted dozens upon dozens of times. Today was one of those mornings. A blogger that I follow had pinned an image of Kindred's front door and that image had then been re-pinned scores of times from . . .
I love keeping fresh flowers in the house. It's easy to create a beautiful flower arrangement from whatever you have growing in your backyard or even from the seemingly lackluster selection from the grocery store. I snagged these above (plus many more that aren't shown in these pictures) for about . . .
This wreath is very pretty and can be used year round because it is non-perishable. Once the wreath is complete you can hang it or use it as a centerpiece on a table. For the tissue paper wreath you’ll need: gold tissue paper gold spray paint pipe cleaners hot glue gun wreath . . .
Somehow I was always decorating or redecorating the mantle at my parent's house growing up. I'm not sure why, because to this day at each holiday, my Mom creates beautiful season appropriate vignettes effortlessly. Why I thought I needed to step in and add this and move that, who knows. Especially . . .
Last year I had the pleasure of prop styling & producing a photo shoot for Better Homes & Gardens sister magazine, Christmas Ideas, which is on newsstands now. Below is one of the easy holiday decorating crafts I created utilizing handsome green glass apothecary jars, Epsom salts, gold . . .
We held a potluck for area makers and designers at Kindred a few weeks ago. Here are some pre-event pictures. The medallions on the wall were made from left over poster paper re-purposed into decoration. If you are a designer interested in participating in (or learning more about) Kindred. . . .
A fail safe way of figuring out proper placement of pictures is to have someone else hold them up while you take a photo. My husband is a good sport. He's done this countless more times than he would like. This really is a good trick though, somehow it is much easier to see if something works in a . . .