Post-wedding photoshoot: Ashley + Josh


The couple had already been hitched before this shoot, but never had the experience of doing a portrait session, and they had always wanted to do something really fun! The shoot took place in various spots in Santa Monica Los Angeles.  How fun is that last shot with the lollipop?









[images from Christina Domingues Photography]

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Whichgoose Etsy video



Etsy’s got a cool new video how-to up by Whichgoose thats all about bridal crowns…check it out!  I might have to try making one of these.

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Engagement shoot: Emily + Aaron

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I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of fun engagement shoots like these…makes me wish Chad and I had taken some.

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Studio tour: Milkfed Press

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Name: Victoria Heifner
Location: Oakland, CA
Company: Milkfed Press

What is your aesthetic: “Ye Olde Chic” [ha ha].

How does your studio style convey your professional aesthetic?: For starters, I  think that the equipment I use is so beautiful. I consider myself to be more of a craftsperson than an artist, and I try and utilize all of the things in my studio. All of the vintage cuts, the wood type, my linoleum cuts—it’s all part of my working process.
The studio itself was a grocery store long ago, and I still have some of the original pieces from then. The Wonderbread counter, the baskets where I keep my cards are all recycled. Sort of like my (once obsolete) equipment; I like to give things new purpose, new life.
I like to think that this is conveyed in my design and working process, too.

Favorite part of your studio?: First choice is on-press. Another little detail that I love, is my transom window. Sounds silly, but I have a long stick with a hook on it (what is the official word for this?) that I use to open it. It’s the same way we used to open the windows in elementary school, and it makes me smile every single time. I am a bit of a princess in this space–it’s quite large and I am the only one who works here. I love that.

Where do you go for inspiration? : The grocery store and the library. I am a nut for interesting or foreign packaging. Funny that I work in a reclaimed grocery store and yes, I used to work at a library.

What tool do you use in your business that you can’t live without? : My printing presses!

Is there anything you’d upgrade to?: For a few years I was considering the larger, more production-oriented Windmill press. I’ve decided that the slower, hand-fed methods that I use, while more time-consuming, suit me just fine. I like the quality I can produce and each piece really becomes a work of art.

Anything else we should know?: Thanks for letting me share my space with you! The funny thing is that a majority of my of my clients live out of the Bay area, so never come in to my space itself. While I am in love with all-things old, I am grateful for the technology which lets me create and work with people all over the country. xo Victoria


This beautiful press is dated 1871. It originally came with a treadle (like the treadle sewing machines) for the power, but at some point, someone put a motor on it. It’s a beautiful piece of equipment and I love just it!



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