I first met my good friend Jessica a few years back when I was looking for an assistant to help out with day-to-day fashion tasks (as well as Urban Darling tasks). She was a recent fashion school grad who applied to one of my job postings, and I liked her right away. She was a bit shy and quiet, but very sweet, and I knew we would get along well. While I’ve always been more interested in design and styling, she’s a talented seamstress who makes most of her clothes by hand. She also has a great eye for photography, and takes most of my blog photos. When I was married exactly a year ago this month (on Dec. 27th) I even asked her to do my wedding photos. It was a very small, intimate ceremony, and I didn’t want to make a lot of fuss by hiring a professional. Jessica was there with me through the whole process – as I got ready right through to the end of the event, and I think the photos turned out wonderfully.