At the end of June, I rented my apartment out and took off for Stockholm (work in tow, of course!). It was a dream come true to return (my first visit was in 2009) and I felt so happy to be there during Midsummer! It's quite possibly the loveliest thing I've ever experienced.
It's always fun to look back at each year! I was so busy with commercial work this year but also had fun collaborating with friends on posts for the blog. Here's part one of my 2012 in review, featuring just a few of my favorite posts!
Last May I worked with the Hanna Andersson crew up at Mt. Hood for their outerwear catalog. Mt. Hood has snow for a good part of the year so a lot of catalogs shoot up there. I worked with two other stylists on this shoot. I was in charge of props, of course. Here are a few behind-the-scenes shots:
I spent a couple of days traipsing around the mountain with sleds of props, making snowmen and igloo blocks. We had so many great vintage props that didn't make the catalog.
It was funny to be hauling Christmas trees around town and sourcing winter props in the middle of May, of course!
I've always loved the Hanna Andersson brand, so it was fun to work with them!
P.S. You can see more of my prop styling work right here.
Top photo: Jim Jordan for Hanna Andersson. Behind-the-scenes snaphots by me.
Today I snowshoed out to my favorite pine tree and had a little picnic. It was actually quite warm and beautifully sunny.
I had split pea soup and homemade bread (leftovers from our Christmas dinner that my sister made). It was lovely! Have you ever been on a winter picnic? On a related note, I still love this charming ice skating party!
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