Welcome to my home on the internet! Here I’ll be sharing some of my favorite lifestyle hacks, budgeting tips, and dating ideas. You’ll definitely see photos of my pets (You’re welcome!) and some mindful living ideas as JT and I work together to make our first home, the cutest little midcentury bungalow in midtown Tucson, all our own!
I think everyone loves flowers. Seriously. I’ve never heard anyone say “Ugh I just don’t like flowers.” Have you? But even if some people don’t like flowers I love them! Gorgeous floral arrangements are my favorite part of any home décor. And when I walk into a grocery store I always stop by their floral department to take a look. My florals are one of the things I am most looking forward to about my wedding (I mean obviously other than marrying JT). And my florist, Akiko, has become a good friend to me over the last two years.
So when Akiko opened her own store front, Bloom Maven, showcasing florals, potted plants, and local artists I was thrilled for her! She actually now runs TWO locations! One in Tucson and one in Torrance, Ca. Since Akiko’s business has grown so much it was time to update her headshots! I could not be happier to be the one to take them.
We wanted to create headshots that showcased Akiko’s personality, her studio, her relationship with San Mercado, and her craft. Obviously it was a tall order. But Akiko is such an accomplished and talented woman that she knocked it out of the park! She created Bloom boxes, bouquets, and even a vase arrangement while we were together. She cared for her potted plants, and talked about the importance of the other shops in the Mercado. We even went over to Presta for coffee and to San Agustin Kitchen for a glass of wine.
Akiko, thank you so much for trusting me to capture your headshots and your brand. Working with you is always such a joy, and I couldn’t be happier with the outcome. Watching your business flourish has been so exciting. I can’t wait to see what you accomplish next!