Looking for a fun way to ask your girls to be part of your big day? Take a page from Cork&Copper’s style book & host a “Be My Bridesmaid” Luncheon. It’s such a thoughtful way to honor the women who will help make your day so special! Use the occasion to experiment with your wedding style — colors, patterns, textures. I love how C&C mixed the bold colors of citrus & berries with whimsical patterns.

If you need a couple pieces to complete your look, check out the amazing rentals from Cork & Copper! Their new website went live this month, and it was my absolute pleasure helping them bring their style & brand to life on the web.

Caron Cooper Photography also offers custom graphic & web design. Contact us for more info.




It was still dark when we arrived at the first location for Crystal+Jeremy’s engagement shoot. We encourage our couples to choose the locations and themes, and this one was Jeremy’s choice. We were going for a little tailgating and a lot of love, hoping to take advantage of the morning glory that would soon peek over the trees. It was a pretty great backdrop for Jeremy’s bright blue Jeep, Crystal’s bright blue eyes and their Ohio State pride! (Crystal suggested I wait until the end of the shoot to tell Jeremy I’m a Wolverines fan… smart girl!)

In addition to their love for each other and the Buckeyes, Crystal+Jeremy also love the movies. And I mean, love them. When they’re not watching the game, it’s likely they’re catching the latest blockbuster. Crystal’s location choice was Downtown Sarasota and the Burns Court theater. It was a fun way to end a great day! And I could easily imagine the classic fairytale voice-over announcing, “…and they lived happily ever after.” I can’t wait to see the real thing.

Cheers to Crystal+Jeremy! Next year will be here before you know it!

We visited the Great Lakes State earlier this month for my family’s reunion. Much of the annual weekend is spent lounging on the beach, catching up with aunts, uncles and cousins, and sipping on the various “drinks of the day.” It’s fan-tastic!

This year we took time out to shoot some new portraits of my cousin’s family to commemorate the addition of Baby Harper. The short walk from the cottage to the beach and back provided a handful of settings and enough time to capture a lovely summer collection. The morning light, the breeze off Lake Michigan and the sun-kissed faces were icing on the cake. Here’s a sample of the collection…

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Need a theme for your end-of-summer shindig? Try a Retro Florida vibe! The Cork&Copper team is back with more inspiring décor ideas to bring some vintage style to your next special occasion. Cover your tables with retro cloths and top with an assortment of milk glass and old books for a nostalgic look. Combine green and rusty tones with pops of color throughout — who knew artichokes and lemons could make such a statement? — and tie it all together with a vintage apron!

Love the idea but don’t know where to start? Cork&Copper has you covered with an extensive collection of uber-stylish party rentals! Check out the Cork&Copper blog for more photos and info!





I am stoked to share a few images from a recent shoot with the fabulously creative Cork & Copper team! I photographed a chunk of their extensive décor inventory for a new website (**coming soon**). We’re talking super cute stuff here, peeps. I also had the pleasure of shooting three gorgeous scenes they styled to give folks a taste of what they can do! The first…

Planning to celebrate the 4th of July with a bang? Pick up some of their Independence Day ideas! Mix your reds, whites & blues with warm textures to evoke the down-home feeling of our nation’s birthday. Accent with stars and stripes and statues of our Lady Liberty. Apple pie required.

Check out the Cork & Copper blog for more photos!