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A sunny Friday evening spent with great company in one of the most gorgeous spots — Camano Island. Catching that last light, enjoying some wine, beach strolls with your person…no better way to kick off a weekend. Zoe & Cory: thanks for inviting me up to your happy place.



What a weekend. Back in May I was invited to come join Nevin & Serina and their closest family and friends in Palm Springs for an epic wedding weekend. It would be 3 days, combining both Hindu & Christian traditions, a Sangeet night, a full wedding day, and multiple other festivities to keep their guests entertained. How could I pass that up? I’ve also gotten to know Nevin quite well over the last few years as both he and my good friend Lizzy are the masterminds behind the infamous Blueprint Registry, so being able to shoot for people I know personally was a treat.

I knew I could expect a both a well-executed (Nevin is the king of organization), no detail left unturned (hello multiple outfit changes), but also a not too fussy (she wanted simplicity in the world of traditional Indian wedding ensembles) & laid-back (they threw in some really awesome moments – like a totally choreographed upbeat Indian dance as their first dance) wedding weekend with these two. And it did not disappoint. One of my all-time favorite moments of the entire weekend was watching the two of help one another get dressed the morning of the wedding. I rarely see brides & grooms get to spend the ENTIRE day together, and I love that these two opted for that. This weekend also marked shooting my first Hindu ceremony — it was both spiritual and fun, dotted with tradition and family-centered rituals. Laughter, tears, the whole gamut. I loved every second of it.

Congrats to Nevin & Serina and thank you to featuring this wedding today! View full post »


Things are running a mile a minute over here at Carina Skrobecki headquarters (i.e. my 10’x10′ room that has a giant black office chair that I’m currently glued to editing my eyeballs out). Figured it’s been a little quiet over here wedding-wise, so I’d give you a quick run down of what it looks like in this neck of the woods for the past few months….you know to keep you peeps coming back to this blog.

Here’s to endless coffee, late nights, and a very, very eventful August to come (both in business & personal — can’t wait!) View full post »

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I’d like to think I’m somewhat of a “musical person” but the truth is, I don’t have vast collections of vinyls, I’m never really on on the hunt for the newest song, unheard band, underground shows, etc. I didn’t grow up listening to my parents favorite music as they usually just listened to the radio…..I guess you could say I like a little of everything. Blues, pop, country, rock, hip hop, r&b, jazz, classical, indie, you name it, there’s likely a song in that genre I like.

However, I’m finding more and more that I’m really inspired by the music I hear — to the point where it’s birthing shoot ideas. This shoot in particular was brought to life after I had heard a song that was upbeat, had some spanish flair, a little street, bright, edgy, and oh-so catchy. That meant shooting in bright sun, maybe an old caddy (ummm yea, that was PURE luck a nice gentlemen ulled up in one right where we were shooting and let us use it!), higher f-stops, floral suits, an empty swimming pool. I threw a moodboard together and a few months later out popped this shoot. I wanted it to be a modern take on old town Havana, a little street-style vibe, and just something fun.

Also, huge thank you to this gem of a human — Gene — and my trusty editorial stylist Andrea Alder. Couldn’t have pulled it off without your brilliant minds. Here’s to having a little fun behind the lens. View full post »

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One from the archives today — last October to be exact. I feel like I had a trifecta of wonderful October brides this last year. Each one so unique and with a style all their own. Jean was among those brides and really knocked it out of the park in terms of making me feel like an old friend. In a word, these two know how to have FUN. They rode in a school bus, popped champagne, entertained their guests with a magician, had the Husky Marching band escort them after they were pronounced husband and wife. I mean, c’mon now. To good times, good people, and even better memories. Congrats to these two! And a special thank you to Ms. Melissa Leith for helping out with this one! Some of the images below are hers. View full post »