Category Archives: personal work

once wed magazine

i am so excited to see once wed’s beautiful work in the form of something as beautifully tangable as a magazine…and unlike any magazine we’ve seen before…

i am itching to get it in my hands and flip through all 138 pages of film images and sweet short stories…and excited to see some of the projects that i had the pleasure of working on.

can’t you see this being a perfect gift for a newly engaged friend along with a small gift bag of sweets…and of course, you couldn’t help but get one for yourself  & there’s nothing wrong with that!  😉

order your dear friend (and yourself) a copy here


cover photo by Jose Villa. styled by Joy Thigpen. dress by Claire Pettibone.



rachel - OMG. i can’t wait to see!! amazing!!

Chelsea - So Excited!

Jess - can’t wait to see the things you worked on!! it’s going to be amazing!!!!!

STEPHANIE - love once wed!

rylee hitchner - me too, stephanie!! xoxo

Bekah Johnson - i was so excited when once wed announced it and i am even more excited to hear you say you have worked on it!
can’t wait to see!

lillie says hi - i’d love to see more once wed and rylee hitchner together! ❤

David Jenkins - Just discovered your work Rylee and really love your style, so fresh. Really inspiring. Look forward to seeing your shoots in the magazine (if we can get it over here?).

neither snow…

i fell in love with these beautiful notebooks as soon as i laid my eyes on them… they’re stunning and clever…  i just loved them.

mara from neither snow created these notebooks for the joy thigpen workshop in late february. each notebook was paired with a little worker-bee, stylist apron & they were the perfect pair.


mara’s work is always beyond beautiful & i love seeing her work in person.

please take a look at her blog to see more of her incredible calligraphy & also see this post to hear her thoughts on this creative process.



Mara | Neither Snow - Thanks so much, Rylee! Your photographs are just stunning + it was so much fun to collaborate on this.

ballerina in black and white.

Neal carpenter - The first one is incredible

Teresa - These are so delicate and beautiful. Love the softness and grain. Gorgeous work.

Lauren Kinsey - Oh my word. These are incredible.

dana - these are beautiful rylee!!! xo,dana

rylee hitchner - thank you, all!

Rebecca Siewert - These are soo wonderful! You are SOOOO talented!

heather hester - perfect;)

rylee hitchner - thank you thank you! im glad you like them!

rylee hitchner - neal, the first image is also my favorite…

rylee hitchner - i love the grain too! thank you…

early morning…

Shokoofeh - So beautiful!

caroline - Beautiful Rylee! I love these photos-especially the stump! Julip was saying “orseee” ha

heather hester - gah, fog is always the best! i hope we get some beautiful fog in europe!!!!!!

Ryan - The top image is just awesome. I love it, nice work!

rylee hitchner - thank you so much!!

winter time

i love cooler days and nights…it forces you to relax and cozy up. relaxing is seldom these days, so i think it is a wonderful thing.

winter time might be one of my favorite times of the year…the warmth… the many hot cups of tea that i drink a day… being bundled in socks and slippers… fires lit on an early morning… and falling alsleep next to a fading fire at night…this is the time of year i slow down and appreciate the small things…. and make memories….