This Friday, I’m honored to be featuring another fellow photographer/friend: Marcella Treybig.
This girl? She’s pretty spiffy. I recently met up with her for the first time and our personalities just “clicked.” We sipped coffee shop drinks, shared wedding stories, and just had an all-around great time. She actually just got married a couple of weeks ago (how awesome is that?!) – so a huge congrats to her + her love, Alex!
A little snippet about yourself + what you do/love.
“Gosh… I don’t know. I’ll just tell you the oddest and most basic things about myself.
I’m from southern California – Orange County born and raised. I’ve been an ‘artist’ all of my life. My parents used to sit me down with paper and crayons and I’d be at it for hours – just scribbling away! I took oil painting lessons when I got a little older, then learned how to sew my own clothing in high school (yes I would wear them too!). I took photography classes in high school & college (loved developing film) and then followed my artistic passion to a career in photography!
I love animals, plants… and, I guess, nature in general. I’m a total hippie and enjoy eating food that I’ve grown or randomly find growing in nature (I got this curiosity from backpacking trips in places like Sequoia with my dad). I have two wonderful fluffy white dogs: Pakalolo & Desmond. They are Maltese and are completely different (personality-wise) from each other.
I travel often (a little too often really). Oh – and the biggest news this month? I just got married to the most amazing man I could have ever dreamed of… on April 14th 2012!
Also, to answer the question everyone asks when they learn I’m from California: I love living on the east coast and do not miss California at all (as of yet).”
“There are two cameras here: The older camera is an antique Brownie. The ‘newer’ camera is a Pentax - my very
first camera. I got it in high school – when I started taking classes – and even sewed my own camera strap!”
Who + what influences your style?
“Art, maintenance, and friends are some of my biggest influences. I can’t keep up with high-maintenance outfits – I need something quick and easy that doesn’t look like I threw it on (even though I probably just did). I look online for the latest trends, along with things coming up for the next season.”
Favorite place(s) to shop?
“Now that I am working full-time from home, going to the Mall to look around and shop just takes way too long. I’ve started doing about 75% of my shopping online!
I absolutely love ideeli - I get almost everything from there these days! I got my wedding veil, countless dresses and tops (lots of which function for shooting weddings!), shoes, and even some home decor. They have amazing prices on high-end items and they have different deals/items daily (the sales only last one-to-two days max). Checking back often to find the right items is a must. (I know I sound like I’m sponsored by them or something… but I just feel like I get black friday deals without the hassle of waking up at 3 am and flooding the department stores!)
Anthropologie - Now this is one of the few stores I actually WANT to go into. They have awesome inspirational store displays, cookies + lemonade, wonderful aromas, and a very neat & fluid clothing layout. Good stuff.
Madewell - They have great everyday/comfortable clothing. I came across this place for the first time recently, at the Annapolis Mall, and I fell in love… instantly! (Did I mention really comfortable?!)”
Tell me something random [about yourself]!
“When my parents got married, they bought a house on Marcella Lane in Santa Ana, CA. So when my mom was expecting me (I’m the oldest child), they decided to name me after the street we lived on!”
“I normally wear glasses in my day to day life now since I spend so much time on the computer. I recently purchased this J.Crew blouse at an outlet mall in Austin, during my bachelorette party with my bridesmaids (the week prior to my wedding day). We did a lot of shopping.
Also – a note on the Jade Bracelet: Alex bought this for me when we visited San Francisco’s famous China Town. It was one of the very first gifts he bought for me. Unlike my wedding ring, this bracelet fits very small and can not be removed from my wrist. It took lots of lotion/force to get it on and it’ll be there until the stone cracks.”
Thanks, Marcella, for allowing me to photograph you + share your style on the blog!
PS – You may have noticed that I missed last week’s Friday (sorry guys!). I’ve been busy working on
Baltimore’s newest blog: Charm City Wed. Check out the pre-launch site! Full site coming soonish. :)