Abigail Mlinar. It's only taken me years to learn how to spell your name- and pronounce it correctly for that matter (Mill-EYE-ner... in case you were wondering).
Abby and I connected over a project that our corporate employers were collaborating on in 2014. We were a couple years out of college, working hard, and making a place for ourselves in our community. Who would have known that three years from then we would be having coffee collaborating again as independent female business owners. You see, Abigail is the kind of woman who embodies everything one aspires to be as a young adult. She's chased her dreams, inspired a feminist collective (YUP), traveled the world, and radiates style and womanly beauty. Basically she's amazing and I'm obsessed.
I met her at her downtown apartment after she texted me a few photos demonstrating the incredible amount of morning light that poured into it. Bright white walls cracked slightly from a hundred years of life with floor to ceiling cornicing, tall windows, house plants, a mid-century modern thrifted couch, and hexagon tiling to die for. A kind of forever home fit for a millennial. She pressed coffee and I metered the light, then we took some photos. We smiled.
Superior Siren's self titled album debuts this summer and Wolfskull Creative could not be more thrilled to be a part of it. Even in 2017 there are sadly few all female bands in our beloved northland so being able to celebrate this incredible female artist who's band consists of three more babe feminist women is truly humbling for me. Look for her new website coming soon and be sure to follow her on facebook to stay up to date on the status of her first full length album.
Photo documentary of a late afternoon spent in the northern Wisconsin country side with local band Feeding Leroy.
A photographic bio of local musician Kyle Ollah in various train yards of west Duluth.
A woodsy engagement shoot amongst the tall pines of Hartley Nature Center.
Portrait head shots of model Lily.
Logo design by Wolfskull Creative for Winter Works, a traditional winter camping equipment maker specializing in handmade canvas tents for winter camping.
Logo design by Wolfskull Creative for Fond of That, a handcrafted finery designer- fondly made & delightfully unique.
The client: Atelier & Stone. A goldsmith and accomplished jewelry designer from England, a young woman and small business owner after my own heart. She is, in one word, AMAZING.
We bit off a lot- this being my first ever look book. Model casting, hair, makeup, styling, location scouting- every little thing. A-Z, we did lifestyle photography, close ups for scale, and the ever tedious product shots (OK- we did the product shots a few times- turns out formal jewelry photography is WHOLE thing...). In the end it was undoubtably the biggest production to date. We filled my tiny one bedroom with racks of clothes, set up hair at the kitchen table and makeup by a large window in my workspace. Every box of jewelry sat open with its polished contents gleaming. We paged back and forth through the looks we assembled the day before while swatting cats off the antique chair that was purchased for the shoot and began fitting the models into their first look (lint rollers close at hand).
We set up in the grand entrance of my apartment building, of all places, using the floor to ceiling windows, stone floors, and ornate cornicing to begin our production. The result: A hand crafted line of jewelry inspired by antique texture, designed for the contemporary woman "to be worn for everyday luxury".
To learn more about Atelier & Stone or to shop the collection visit her website atelierandstone.com
I could not be happier to be featuring two of my dearest friends. I'm over the moon that I will get to spend an entire weekend celebrating their love this summer and stand next to them while they say "I do".
Lauren & Joe started dating their freshman year of college and fell in love in Duluth. Way up north. Having met in 2007- their relationship has already spanned a decade. They've gone to the ends of the earth together- literally, they went to Patagonia. Their family traveled south to meet them in Santiago, Chile where Joe proposed while the family was in route. Now they travel back to the North where they began their journey together for an engagement session on the North Shore of Lake Superior during Novembers most epic Supermoon- aligning the moon, the tides, and their souls.
Branded photos and head shot for Vaagen's Vegan Sauce, a vegan food blog with so much f*cking sass.
Corporate photography for Jessica Rossing Fitness, a premier personal trainer and athlete in Duluth, Minnesota with ambassador head shots for Lululemon Athletica.
An intimate sampling of the nuptials of Elizabeth & Michael in western Minnesota.
A glance at the elopement of Corey & Jenni on the north shore of Lake Superior.
Corporate photography for Evolve Duluth, a boutique fitness studio specializing in hot yoga and other group classes. Photos include branded lifestyle, head shots, and group shots for use on web and social media.
Branding, web, and photography by Wolfskull Creative for Nourishing Roots Nutrition, a Functional Medicine based Integrative nutrition practice that offers personalized nutrition consultations, classes, workshops, and nutrition related expertise in Duluth and surrounding areas.
Photography and web design by Wolfskull Creative for Minnesota based band Fearless Moral Inventory. Debut album now available at fearlessmi.com