Behind the Scenes: Golden Hill Studio Shoot

(From left to right: Jan (assistant photographer), Bette (owner of Golden Hill Studio), Rikki (photographer), Shelley (social media manager))

(From left to right: Jan (assistant photographer), Bette (owner of Golden Hill Studio), Rikki (photographer), Shelley (social media manager))

We recently had another super fun shoot for Golden Hill Studio here in my studio space in Beacon, NY. I absolutely love working with these talented ladies and as you can tell from the photo above we have way too much fun working together!

This shoot was a little bit different than our past lifestyle shoots for Golden Hill Studio. We photographed Bette’s glassware in a studio/product setting for the rebrand of her new website that is launching soon and I can’t wait to see it all come together!

A big thank you to Shelley for taking these behind the scenes shots….

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Photographing the Black Forest Pine Collection.

Photographing the Black Forest Pine Collection.

Bette and I.

Bette and I.

Here are a few of the final images from the shoot…


When you get to collaborate with such special people it doesn’t really feel like work! And I am so thankful to have Bette as a client and friend.

New Work for a New Brand...


At the end of last year I collaborated with Loki Loki, a Brooklyn based brand and web design studio to do the photography for a new company’s website launch. This fun company is called Kickspos and their products are insoles that provide inspiration and affirmation. Some of the insoles have bright and fun designs on them and others have little inspirational sayings to help get you through your day and transform your shoes! Their branding is super fun so go check out their site.


New work on the Cover and Inside the Jan/Feb issue of Country Living Magazine!


I’m very excited to have photographed the cover story for the (current) January/February issue of Country Living Magazine! The beautiful home featured for this story is in the quaint little town of Bel Air, MD. I pitched this home to the fabulous editors at Country Living last March (2018) and they loved it so much that we booked the shoot for a few months later in June!

Backing up a little though, I had originally met the homeowner, Jeannette Fristoe 3 years earlier as I was visiting my relatives whom also live in Bel Air. My Aunt and Uncle live 5 minutes away from Jeannette (who knew!) and that one summer when we were visiting, my mother, grandmother and cousin decided to go to a garage sale that was right in town…and yup you guessed it…it was Jeannette’s garage sale! My mother found some glassware for sale there that she loved and struck up a conversation with Jeannette which minutes later somehow led to Jeannette inviting them in to look at her house. It may seem odd but Jeannette is one of those lovely ladies who is made to entertain and is so charmingly hospitable. Next thing I know, I’m getting a text from my mom saying ‘you have to come here and see this house!’. As soon as I walked in, it was love at first sight and I absolutely knew it had to be photographed for a magazine.

Fast forward 3 years and I was photographing Jeannette’s home for Country Living Magazine! It seemed surreal at the time and still does to be honest. When I found out back in November that the image of Jeannette’s kitchen would make the cover I was overwhelmed with joy and excitement. Seeing it in print was yet again a wow factor that both Jeannette and I cried over together for a couple minutes! But you really never know who you’ll meet (or how) in this crazy life. Im positive that I was meant to meet Jeannette and I’m so very happy that I did. She is a wonderful woman that truly inspires me and feels like family. Jeannette is so deserving of this cover and I feel so grateful that I was able to capture it through my lens.

The full feature inside the mag:


The ever-so-lovely + incredibly talented Page Mullins was the stylist on this shoot and she did such a great job of making Jeannette’s collected pieces shine. I also love how she incorporated elements of green (esp. the flora/fauna) throughout the images. Since this story is all about green being the new neutral she really tied everything together with subtle pops of the shade.

Here are some behind-the-scenes iPhone shots I took during the shoot…


I am so grateful for the editors at Country Living to have given me this opportunity to photograph Jeannette’s home for the magazine and to be considered, let alone chosen, to have an image featured on the cover. It definitely is a career highlight for me and a super sweet start to 2019!


Starting 2019 Off With A Bang!


I am so excited to share that my image is on the cover of Country Living Magazine’s January/February 2019 issue! Of all the covers I’ve had out there, I think this one takes the cake as the most exciting.

This house and the incredible homeowners are quite special to me. I originally met them 4 years ago via their garage sale! But more on that later. Stay tuned because I will be sharing the full feature of this beautiful house that is inside the pages of Country Living and some behind the scenes footage from the shoot.

Happy New Year!

Styled by the amazing Page Mullins.

Merry Christmas from Golden Hill Studio!


I’m sharing a few of my favorites from a recent holiday shoot for Golden Hill Studio! Bette’s house was decked out for Christmas and we photographed the space room by room for her holiday collections and for social media. It was a true winter wonderland!

It’s been a busy holiday season wrapping up shoots for the end of the year. I had lots of great projects that I worked on that I cannot wait to share with you all!

But for now, I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season and a fabulous New Year!

See you all in 2019!