Pyne & Smith Spring/Summer Collection

Pyne & Smith is one of my favorite dress companies, let me tell you why.
Joanna, who is owner of the company, is dedicated to ethical and sustainable production of her dresses. Her dresses are zero-waste, which means that the scraps left over are donated to recycling facilities to be repurposed, and she gives them to schools, quilters and crafters. So cool!!
Joanna's dresses are made with 100% flax linen. She gets her linen from other ethical sources.
Pyne & Smith dresses are made California by Joanna and her incredible seamstresses. 

I own two Pyne & Smith dresses and my favorite thing about them is their versatility and how comfortable they are. I own a black dress that I wear when photographing weddings, and then a very summery one that I could easily dress up or down. Pyne & Smith dresses look flattering on everyone. I feel like I can truly say this because I've photographed these dresses on many women, and each one looks like they were made for the dress. GO check out Pyne & Smith, her dresses are worth every penny you pay and more. Be a conscious consumer, and know WHO MADE YOUR CLOTHES.

*As usual I did a collaboration with some other wonderful brands for this photoshoot. Read between the images below to see the brands and products.

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The ring in the top right image is from Soko Ethically made jewelry.

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The shoes are from Lotta From Stockholm, which are handmade wooden clogs.

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This necklace above is from Mulxiply, which sells jewelry and other accessories made by women in Nepal who have been or were at risk of being trafficked. 

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The ring above is also from Soko

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Pyne & Smith just added button downs and skirts to their collection. There are so many ways one can accessorize the button down, with or without an ascot, and skirt, with or without a belt. 

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These chukkas are Cristha Design. Handmade leather shoes from Guatemala. She is an incredibly talented shoe maker, check out more of her leather boots and shoes in the link.

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Ring above is from Mulxiply.

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Collaboration shoot with Cristha Design

Cristha from Cristha Design makes handmade shoes in Guatemala. Her shoes are all leather, and made with love. As you may know I'm quite committed to supporting and photographing for companies that ethically/sustainably make their products. Cristha is a perfect example of that. These boots are beautifully made and have a very unique pattern on the back, which makes her boots really stand out from other leather booties. She is currently crowdfunding, please go check it out! 

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This shoot also included a pair of clogs from Lotta from Stockholm . These clogs happen to be mine, and I adore them! They are so comfortable, and so cute to wear with jeans, skirts, dresses you can dress them up or dress them down. Lotta's shoes are also handmade in Sweden!! Go check them out!

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This maroon dress is from Due South Lafayette. Due South, is an adorable boutique in Lafayette Colorado. 

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Mata Traders | Fall Fashion #youcandoanythinginadress

Fall shoot with Mata Traders!! 
All of the dresses shown are from Mata Traders and so is the jewelry. The bags that are featured are provided by ShopJoyn. 
The purpose of this photoshoot is to showcase Mata Traders fair trade dresses, and to give inspiration on how to layer them for Fall and Winter. 
This shoot is also great inspiration for the Dressember campaign that happens in December, to fight sex trafficking. The goal is to wear a dress every day in December, to raise money for anti-trafficking efforts. This shoot can help you see how to accessorize and wear short sleeve summery dresses, and wear them comfortably for the colder weather. The hashtag during Dressember is #youcandoanythinginadress to show that girls can wear dresses every day of a month, no matter what you're doing - you can do ANYTHING in a DRESS!

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Brittany & Colin | Engagement Session, Guanella Pass

These are dear dear friends of mine, and it was a complete honor to photograph their engagement session, even more so to get to photograph their wedding this December. Which I'm so excited for!!
Thanks for adventuring with me Colin & Brittany, you two are champs for braving the cold. 
**Brittany's three dresses are from awesome ethical companies, don't forget to check those companies out!

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Brittany's dress & jewelry are from Mata Traders

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Brittany's white dress is from Judith & Joe.

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This floral dress is another piece from Judith & Joe.

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Shop Mazi | Earrings that Give Back!

Some collaborators included in this shoot! 

Earrings/Speckled Necklace - www.shopmazi.com  **gives 25% of profits to World Vision
Clothing - www.anthropologie.com
Beaded Necklaces/Bracelet - www.thesparrowstudio.com
Headband - www.dellala.com

Chatfield State Park | Couple Portrait

Another session to inspire you on how to dress ethically, and fashionably for your engagement/anniversary/couple portrait session. These two, Anna and Peter are some wonderful humans. Anna is a rad photographer herself, you can see her work here. They were so generous to model for me, and represent these wonderful companies that they are both wearing. We got eaten alive by mosquitoes, but it was all worth it!!! Chatfield State Park, is a dreamy place. 

First outfit! Anna's white top and kimono shirt are from Judith and Joe. Her necklace is from the Bluma Project, but you can shop this particular piece at the Honeycomb & Co store in Denver. Honeycomb also provided the beautiful bouquet. The brass cuff ring that Anna is wearing is from Purpose Jewelry. 

Peter's button down is from United by Blue.  Anna's dress is from one of my favorite ethical dress shops, The Simple Kind. Let me brag on this company a bit. The owner and founder is Molly, and she has a tremendous heart for fighting justice and for God. And, she's a dear friend of mine and I love her to pieces!! The Simple Kind dresses are made by Molly, and by women in Latvia who have been rescued from sex trafficking. Check her out, please. The Simple Kind is also a Denver online shop!

Anna's choker and gold earrings are from Purpose Jewelry as well. 

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Anna's green dress is another Judith and Joe beauty, and can be found here.  Peter's shirt is from Patagonia!! If you didn't know already, all of Patagonia's clothing and gear is made fair trade. Shop them in the Patagonia store or at REI. 

Anna's Polka Dot shirt is from United by Blue. I was so in love with this shirt that I bought it, and you might just see me in it for the rest of the summer. I'm not ashamed about it!

SHOP these brands, or at least check them out, give them a follow and consider them as future gifts or birthday wishes.