Inner-View with Dorothee Brand of Belathee Photography

If you were one of the lucky people to come to our Winter Wonderland Event and be photographed by our dear friend, Dorothee Brand, you will know what we are talking about when we say she is a bright light.  We originally had the pleasure of meeting Dorothee when she came to photograph our new store last summer.  She walked in full of energy, joy, confidence and perfect insight.  Her effusive energy is contagious and we are constantly looking for ways to have lunch with her as often as possible!  Kind and passionate, inspired and inspiring, here is Dorothee's inner-view:

Use 3 words to describe yourself
Excitable, loyal, reflective


Who or what inspires you or where do you find inspiration?
Urban walks, nature walks, Travel+ interior + art books, art museum strolls, many many entrepreneurs and creatives, music, humility , old buildings.



What can you not live without?
Friendships and airplanes and music and a camera ( and the list goes on..).

When are you most happy and in balance?
When I am exploring new places , whether urban or in a nature setting and when working on a great collaboration.

If you could travel anywhere, where are you going?
Tough one to narrow down, but Portugal and eastern Europe is high up on my list.

What is your favorite item in our store right now?
I really enjoyed reading Chery's Strayed new book "Tiny, Beautiful Things".


Years from now you will …
I'll still be photographing people and places...

all photos in this blog post are courtesy of Dorothee--except the first one of her- that shot is compliments of Chloe Gilstrap.

Dorothee Brand is one half of the bi-coastal photographer duo that is Belathee Photography.  Since 2003 Dorothee and Annabel Braithwaite (her New York based counterpart) have specialized in boutique wedding photography, more recently adding interior and lifestyle photography to their portfolio.  Whether shooting together or separately, Dorothee and Annabel create their signature and unique Belathee look (think Anthropologie meets Kate Spade), and their work has been published in Martha Stewart Weddings, Harper's Bazaar, Wall Street Journal, and Town & Country, amongst other publications.

Visit their site at:  www.belathee.com