So things are looking a little different around here! :) Don't judge me yet - it's not finished!!!

It will probably keep on changing for the rest of the year as I try to get it just right. I don't know if I will ever get it there, but I have to at least start.

So here it is - a clean slate. It's like spring cleaning. Getting rid of absolutely everything before going shopping for new stuff.  It's not exactly what I want yet, but I was so comfortable with my other design that if I didn't just do it, I'd never be motivated to work on it.

I'm finding it really hard to "package" myself into one particular design. I really don't know how to brand myself. I like too many things, and none of those things fit into the same category, therefore, I don't fit into any particular box.

I'm a little bit country, a little bit hippie, a little bit vintage, a little bit urban. I am an outdoors girl - wildflowers, trees, leaves, feathers, mountains, beaches, forests, etc. are my favourite places to be. But I am also addicted to historical downtown buildings, apartments, houses, etc. and have an unhealthy obsession with looking at home decor magazines and websites. I also love a good derelict urban scene. Bricks, stairs, windows, doors. And I don't have a favourite colour.

I am a designer's worst nightmare. I once read that the worst thing for designers is to be hired by someone who doesn't know who they are. I don't think that's my problem- I think that I know who I am, but I just can't fit into one palette, into one theme, into one box.

So I'm deciding to keep the blog clean and let my pictures and words do the talking. I don't want this to be a place where I can only post my photography work. I want to post whenever and whatever I feel like, so I think the bare design leaves the door open to whatever I choose.

Let me know what you think and if you have any ideas or tips for me! :) I'm Googling a lot of html help as I speak so I need all the advice I can get!
(One specific question I do have is - do you think I should keep signing my photos?)


  1. i love the simple and clean look :) i really do! your pictures are so incredible that i think having a simple layout lets the attention be on your incredible talent :)

  2. I'm the same way! I can never decide on a "look" and even when I do I want to change it right away.

    I think keeping it plain and simple is the way to go. Maybe just a fun header. And let me know if you ever need any help with HTML code. I'm certainly not advanced, but I know a thing or two!

    I can't wait to see what you come up with!

  3. Thanks Chloe! That's what I was hoping for! :) I really appreciate your encouragement!

    Stephanie - Yep! I know how that feels! That's why there is no header - because I just couldn't decide on one! I saw a couple of blogs I really like that don't have headers so I copied a little :) I will probably be emailing you a question or two if I get stuck! Thanks! :)

  4. I LOVE the new look!! Fresh clean layouts are always my fave.

  5. Thanks Amber! I love it too! I get happy looking at it - it's so fresh! :)

  6. I stopped by to see how things were going. I hope you got my email, and that it didn't completely confuse you! : ) And I would say that if it's not too hard to sign the photos I would keep doing it.

  7. Thanks Stephanie! I did get your email but it was a little confusing as I didn't have a great deal of time to read it porperly! :) I will read it again today - thank you! :)

  8. Hi annie
    Hope you have survived the week in tact. I loved the old site, but also like the new and change is always good. As to signing - absolutely. It is an important part of branding and allows people to connect your photos and style with you. However, personally i would drop the "photography" and just sign your name - simple, elegant. Went into a briliiant photography studio yesterday around the centre pomidou and thought of you. I got a card for you so you could look at their site. Almost bought some for the walls but would prefer yours - love the paint pots!! Have a nice restful week.