Category Archives: bloggy stuff

eco-chic wrap

The wrapping idea from My 2008 Holiday Farm House Tour is featured on Coveiter’s Blog!  How exciting!  Many thanks to Julie and Lindsey, who run a fabulously sophisticated design blog, for featuring this.  Please go check out Coveiter for some inspiration.  For those that may have missed it.  Behold my gifts (to date, the only…

1 comment

two inspirational wedding blogs – my work featured!

I’m thrilled to have my work shown on two very popular inspirational wedding blogs. A full feature of Kelle & Nick’s fabulous wedding on The Wedding Chicks!!!   Kelle did an amazing job  designing and planning her wedding, big KUDOS to Kelle for inspiring many brides to be with her ideas.  The Wedding Chicks  is…

Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

  • Michelle

    That’s great! Keep up the good work.ReplyCancel

  • YOU ROCK!ReplyCancel

  • Kelle

    I love these blogs…I stalk them everyday…literally! So excited to be featured on them…thanks to you! Thanks so much.

  • Great mentions – Im sure we’ll be seeing a lot more of these as your wedding portfolio gets bigger.ReplyCancel

mia. piggy.

I will catch up soon on my blogging, I promise.  September sorta knocked me for a loop with Emma in school, work, house progress… In the meantime, can you  name this famous pig?

Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

  • I don’t know who the pig is, but he reminds me of Wilbur from Charlotte’s Web. I read that book when I was wee (10 or 11) and never, ever ate meat again. To this day!ReplyCancel

  • Laura – I’m surprised! You haven’t seen this pig in Asbury Park? 😉ReplyCancel

  • *really*?!? Have not seen. This isn’t by the pork chop graffiti artist guy, is it? (his tag is typically more of a “chop” vs. “swine.” 😉ReplyCancel

tagged again ;-)

My good old friend Mrs. Limestone has tagged me. For those that haven’t checked out her blog, Renovating A Brooklyn Limestone, it is a must-read. I’ve been addicted to her blog since the very beginning. This is not the first time I have been tagged, but thankfully the list isn’t as long, I think I…

1 comment
Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

  • Ok, you have a strange list of favorite snacks but pretzels and port wine cheese do sound pretty amazing. I think that might have to make my next snack run 🙂ReplyCancel

Laura Bruen Photography Version 2.0!

The website is launched, finally! If you haven’t yet seen it GO CHECK IT OUT! This website has been an extreme labor of love for me these past few months. In addition to my normal workload now – which has been crazy busy, putting together my recent work and organizing it has been a trip!…

Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

  • Laura, congratulations on the new website! Looks like a lot of work was done.

    Here is a couple suggestions.

    First thing I tried to do is to turn the music off, sorry. What I saw is eight different buttons. It took some time to find the right one. Make simple controls or bigger stop button, or just put stop/start button instead of all those controls. By the way, nice music. I just happen to listen to something different.

    I think you have way too many images, I was lost very soon and not sure why I am looking at them 🙂
    I would edit them down.

    I use the same software for slideshow. I tried to use numbers just like you, but they looked out of place. Numbers have no any useful information here. Check out my website to see what I did instead. You might like it better. Or take them down completely.

    Hope it will help!

  • Thank you Oleg for your very honest review!!!

    – May the force be with you.
    Laura & Michelle

    (who are having a little launch party)

    Oleg, I definitely appreciate your comments.

    I enjoy the music – it makes me jiggle. I can appreciate it being too loud for some, especially when they’re in a Nora Jones type of mood 😉 No worries there, to each their own.

    My theory behind having so many images is that the site is set to random, hence enabling users to view a random image out of however many (200 or so) for a new experience on every visit.

    Users can be consistently engaged in my content. The site is going to be ever evolving.

    The thought process behind the numbers as navigation for the images, I feel, it’s better for a client to reference and know that Sienna is in the lifestyle section, image number 23 than to scroll for a visual. I suppose this is all subjective – but I certainly wanted to address it.


    Thank you. – just LauraReplyCancel

  • Random images work like this – “Honey, look at this pretty picture! Seems to be photographed at those houses at Sandy… Opps! Where did this picture go…”.
    True story 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Oleg, I get it, it’s too fast transitionally and too random for you. Interesting feedback for consideration!!! Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • samantha

    The music actually makes me feel very happy. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • WOW!!!!!!!!!! Still playing around over there, but it looks super groovy!!!!!! I love it! I have the site up so the music is on now in the background at work and everyone keeps asking me what I am listening too!ReplyCancel

  • The new site looks great. I love the whole caf/decaf thing by the way – very clever.

    But I agree with Oleg, there are too many images in one category. Instead of removing images, I think you might need more categories. That way you showcase all your work and you can identify your customer bases very easily.ReplyCancel

  • Wow, thanks so much for the honest feedback and the compliments. Keep it coming!

    I agree, I probably should divide it up a bit. I’ll be taking this into serious consideration.

    I need a few days to take a break though 😉ReplyCancel