atwater village engagement shoot at light lab (brianna + ryan are engaged!)

Our very first engagement shoot of the year was a little bit spesh.. it isn’t every day we have couples who set their wedding day based on our availability. Nor is it every day we have a couple that will fly to Los Angeles for their engagement shoot..[!] but Brianna + Ryan aren’t your every day duo.

These two can tell you all about when you know, you know. They’re the example of lighthearted fun and intentional commitment, and a whole lotta gorgeous looks, too. Brianna is the goddess wonder-worker behind Sweet Tooth Milwaukee and knows a thing or two about what it takes to have a rad wedding, so we’re counting down the days ’til we get to shoot their big day in Wisconsin this fall!

Here are a few faves from our afternoon with them last week.. B+R, big love to you guys! xo

two girls, one kit: the throw it higher leggings from aday

I might be a girl that is known for loving color, but I tend to see it more like ‘the girl who is into bold‘… which could go in a variety of different directions. For me, one of the ‘going bold’ options is actually wearing all black with a few intentional pops of color in my accessories. Today’s look is all about that!

The Amazing : ADAY by women, for women. ADAY pieces are activewear that can be worn into a spin class or out to cocktails. Just the kind of practical function and efficiency I look for in my life!

The Common Piece : The Throw It Higher Leggings (which happen to come in 4 colors!)

My spin : The Don’t Stop Top in black and matte.. because like I said, bold can absolutely mean all black everything!

The booties are my trusty Rachel Comey Mars Ankles.. one of my splurges from a few years ago that have stayed strong through many, many wears! 

I’m obsessed with the mesh-back of the top.. practical for the gym, but chic enough for a coffee date. (I’m actually about to wear it to one right now! No lie.) And those two-tone pants! That high waist! 100% Y-E-S.

Sunnies are Karen Walker ‘Super Duper Strength’ … again, another intentional purchase from a few years ago that I still love on the daily!

The ahhhhmazing clutch is a StudioDIY piece from the monthly Can’t Clutch This subscription. So, so freakin’ good!

And the 8-ball keychain is a StudioDIY, too! Oh man. Won’t say I don’t consult it on whether or not that third coffee is a good idea! 😉

Same leggings … two very different looks.

Anne’s spin : The Like A Boss Sweatshirt in navy

Who says black and navy can’t look chic AF together? Not Anne! Throw on a button-down shirt and a pair of ballet flats and you’re good to go.

Anne’s top has the same fabulously breathable mesh back that mine does.. how good is it?!

Whether you’re into the all-black bold or the timeless chic, (heck, even if you’re just into leggings and a t-shirt) these ADAY leggings are a win / win all around. xo!

Photos by Jayden Lee for Echo and Earl.

new year, new portfolio!

When we first launched Woodnote, we started with a portfolio website. The best kind of website, in fact. The kind that had a flash slideshow and a song that played when you launched the site. (Everyone loves those, right? HA.)

Then evolution happened, and the website wasn’t what we needed anymore, so we deactivated it and just existed as a blog. This blog, in fact. It told our stories and kept everyone up to date on where we were and what we were doing.

Now, 2017 is here, and we felt ready to create a new website again.. a space to showcase some of the photographs that represent our ‘best work’; the light that makes us geek out, the emotions that suck us right in with them, the vibrant colors and the moody black + whites.. We’re so grateful that we get trusted to capture these intimate moments. We’re so proud of these photos and hope you’ll have a squizz at the full, new site here. xo

two girls, one kit: the santi jumpsuit from lacausa

We’re evolving a little bit this week and takin’ it to the streets! (I am so excited about these images today..!)

Anne just moved to ‘my’ hood [Atwater Village] and so we thought it would be fun to show how we both see this place as ‘us’, in our own unique ways, while we also show how the Lacausa jumpsuit can be worn in our own unique ways.

The Neighborhood : Atwater Village, Los Angeles

The Amazing : Lacausa. This made in LA brand takes its name from the Spanish word for the cause (although Jayden pointed out that it is also LA, CA USA.. as in Los Angeles, California, USA…). Their cause is simple: to make quality garments with California ease, always under ethical conditions. And that is a cause I can get around.

The Common Piece : the Shanti Jumpsuit from Lacausa in Rosé (Anne let me win this one.. hello, pink!)

I’m wildly in love with this ensemb. I really am.

Not only is it a delicious shade of pink, it is soft and chic and it has pockets. I’m not even exaggerating on how obsessed I am.

My spin : the Rib Scoop T from Lacausa in Crimson (worn backwards!)

Since Anne’s take was to wear something over her jumpsuit, I wanted to try the under route, without taking away from the gorgeous lines in the onesie. Thankfully, Anne + I had gone into the Lacausa Silverlake store, and the fabulous Lindsay was in — and totally willing to give us our own ‘personal shopper styling experience’. She was the one who suggested I try the ribbed t on backwards, and I loved the look! Not only were the colors brilliant together, but the lines were to die for. (Thank you, Lindsay!)

My ensemb inspiration comes from the shades and textures seen in Gucci’s 2016 campaigns that still have me drooling on myself when I see the images. It’s that 70s Inspired, Anything Goes combo that has me finding all of the delicious patterns and color-filled corners in Atwater. This place gets me.

And c’mon. How well do my old Gorman heels pair with the jumpsuit?! I’ve had ’em for awhile now, but it was like they were meant for each other.

(The bag is the Lala Roundie by Gaia for Women, the jacket is Nasty Gal and the sunnies are Chloé Carlinas)

You’d almost never know that Anne + I are wearing the same piece here, would you? I’m crazy about this series, and these two extremes are the reason why. Same piece, two very different ways. C’mon. I’m in love.

Anne’s spin : the Factory Dress by Lacausa in Tar

Anne’s take on the pink onesie is sophisticated and chic. By covering it with the sheer factory dress and adding bold accessories, she really personalized the look and created something comfortable but sexy.

(Have I mentioned I’m so obsessed with this look?!)

Atwater is for Anne because she loves finding the minimal streets and playing up the fabulous coffee and food on every corner.

Just reminding you that we’re actually wearing the same piece … because, I know. I can’t believe it, either.

The almost-matching sunnies were totally by accident! We showed up to the shoot like that and died laughing.

Until next Tuesday, you can find me wearing this bad boy all day, e’eryday, and not bein’ mad about it! xo

Images by Jayden as Echo and Earl.

walk of frame: rebecca + lee’s fig house wedding

Yesterday was our very first wedding of 2017, and so why not use it as the chance to create a whole new series?

Meet: the Walk of Frame. A day-after-the-wedding-wedding-preview. Right here.

So here come Rebecca + Lee..

the bride.

the groom.

the first look [at the fig house]

the passersby.

the jawdrop.

the sunset.

the traditional jewish ketubah.

the tent.

the celebration.

the hora.

the kiss.

the sweets.

the moves.

R+L. So much love to you guys. We can’t wait to show you more of what we captured … very soon! Until then, enjoy newlywed life! xo

/ behind the magic / venue : the fig house / coordinator : sweet emilia jane / photo : woodnote / florals : the little branch / hair + makeup: mobile bridal salon / dessert bar : vanilla bake shop / video : zomei vp / rentals : star event productions / dj : dart collective / catering : room forty / bar : pharmacie / valet : jeffrey valet / the dress : jenny packham / 

January 9, 2017 - 12:44 pm

Mumsthewordsy Just in these few photo ‘frames’ you have captured an essence that I rarely see at weddings but I often feel. Heartwarming and heartfelt. Well done Woodnote!

January 8, 2017 - 6:16 pm

Emilia You guys are superstars! These are so good!