recent styling & photography work: StCao Ceramics

handmade ceramics from Seattle. navy blue glaze earthenware with speckled white interior. black porcelain pinch bowls. artisan made colander and berry bowl.

One of my goals for this year was to take on more styling work. Recently I was lucky enough to partner with one of the artists in my new studio building and help her shoot photos for her freshly opened online shop, StCao Ceramics! Steph needed help not only with styling her gorgeous mugs, bowls, colanders, and plates, but also shooting the photos themselves. I often shoot the blog photos here, so I welcomed the challenge and had a blast working on this project. Here are a few of the photos:

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Brit + Co + Fancy Feast DIY event recap

Recap // My recent DIY event with @britandco and @purinaff was a great success and the perfect party for the cat-loving hostess! Get more crafty cat lady inspiration on Jojotastic.com

This post is sponsored by Fancy Feast and Brit + Co. All opinions are my own and always will be! Thanks for supporting content that keeps Jojotastic going.

Last month was seriously such a whirlwind for me that I didn’t get a chance to share a few of the exciting partnerships and projects I worked on. One of my favorites was co-hosting a DIY event in the Brit + Co Holiday House in San Francisco with Fancy Feast! We gather with over 100 cat lovers to celebrate entertaining and ways you can delight both guests and your kitties during the holidays.

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my cozy studio nook + my recent styling work for Urban Outfitters

my cozy studio nook + my recent styling work for @UrbanOutfitters. sharing a sneak peek into my boho-meets-modern new studio space in Seattle on Jojotastic.com

I’ve been doing more and more styling work lately and loving every minute of it. 2016 has been all about finding new avenues for my creativity and signing more styling gigs was one key facet. I’ve dabbled in styling for each shoot that you see here on Jojotastic, but doing it on a professional level has always been a goal of mine. I’m still working on building my portfolio (more on that here!), so I wanted to share a bit of my recent work for Urban Outfitters + a peek into my new studio space!

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Seattle Goodwill Fall Fashion Event recap

Lately I’ve been diversifying the type of work and projects I take on, especially into the styling realm. So you can imagine my excitement when one of my most favorite shopping sources, the Seattle Goodwill, reached out to me about putting my styling skills to the test. The ask was simple: shop the local Goodwill stores and pull together 3 different tablescape looks to inspire people for the holidays! Armed with $200 in gift cards (which goes a loooong way at the Goodwill), I loaded up many carts with some amazing goodies. During the Fall Fashion Event, bloggers, social media rockstars, and editors were also given a sneak peek of the goods offered at this year’s Glitter Sale, plus tips for Halloween makeup by Tiffany Lowry! It was an awesome event, to say the least.

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link love + Wild Turkey American Honey

I’m not sure I’ve ever said this with as much emphasis as I do today: happy Friday. We made it!

This week… oof. But in the interest of staying positive, I want to share a really fun styling project I worked on recently with Wild Turkey American Honey. They asked me to style and shoot some favorite summertime recipes, like the American Honey Mule and the American Honey Libertea. I’ve really been enjoying these projects, mostly because they provide the perfect opportunity to flex my styling muscles and challenge my creativity more and more. Plus, we’re having a pinning party to celebrate summer and all the amazing cocktails that accompany this great season — be sure to head over to the Summertime Sips pin board!

In case you missed it, here’s what happened on the blog this week:

Plus, a few other new & noteworthy things:

  • I’m definitely in a desperate love affair with this dress from Reformation. Need.
  • My girl Cass from Coco + Kelley is having another supper club! Get all the deets here.
  • Obsessed with this Vans x Eley Kishimoto collab… so tough to pick a favorite pattern!
  • These colors. I can’t even.
  • Because I can’t seem to get enough peaches right now… peach pie via A Couple Cooks.

photography & styling by Jojotastic for Wild Turkey American Honey.

link love

Happy weekend!! I say that very excitedly… for some reason the weeks feel incredibly long. Maybe because I’m doing more and being more active than I have in a long, long time? All I know is that when I go to sleep at night, I crash hard, which hasn’t always been the case.

I also wanted to share a bit of some work I’ve been doing outside of the blog lately, namely a campaign for Captain Morgan! They asked me to pick a few of their cocktail recipes to style and shoot for a new tropical flavored rum, coconut. Not sure I’ve shared this on the blog quite yet, but I’ve been wanting to get into styling for photoshoots more and more and this was just the perfect thing to dip my toe in! I had a blast rounding up props, brainstorming garnish ideas, and even shooting/editing the photos myself. I’m pretty pleased with the results and will be pinning the rest of the images, so be sure to keep an eye out!

In case you missed it, here’s what happened on the blog this week:

Plus, a few other new & noteworthy things:

photography & styling by Jojotastic for Captain Morgan

my favorite posts of the year

It’s been such a flat-out awesome year for me professionally. This blog, started as a fun little side project so I could showcase some of my inspiration apart from my day job, has grown to be my full-time gig — something about which I am so insanely proud. To me, 2014 will be the year when I really embraced my goal to create more and more content that is unique to myself and that showcases things about which I am most passionate. So, yearbook style, here are my favorite posts of the year!

First up, a lesson in layering with Free People: I really enjoy doing style shoots, so this one combined that love with one of my favorite brands to shop. (photography by Ashley Batz.)

home tour: bed nookBefore I moved to California, I also shared a tour of my Philadelphia apartment. This home tour of my bed nook was by far a favorite of mine. (photography by Ashley Lynn Fry.)

Then there was the time my good friends drove my car across the country to me… (photography by Danfredo Photo + Film.)

#dasautogoeswest // cross-country road trip by Danfredo Photography

When it comes to sponsored posts, I was pretty lucky this year, too. A few of my favorites include being the Guest Creative Director for Ziploc again, natural pet tips with Beyond Natural Pet Food, and s’mores on the beach with Kohl’s. (photography by Nathan MichaelAshley Batz, and Kimberley Hasselbrink respectively.)

Flower Arrangements For Tables Of All Sizes - 3 quick and easy tips for making a Thanksgiving centerpiece #ziplocnatural pet tips for pets during the holidays #beyondpartnersbuild your own s'mores bar // www.jojotastic.com #destinationsummer #kohlsI hope you all have a lovely New Year’s Eve tonight!