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About Laura B Scott Photography

Welcome to the blog!

I am a northwest Florida based photographer & artist. My two dogs & I love to travel & photograph new interesting people. My favorite things include the outdoors, hiking, chocolate chip cookies, a comfy down comforter (any time of year!), and flip flops!

Here you will find posts from my adventures & travels, both personally & professionally. Since I love to travel, do not hesitate to ask about any destination. Special discounts are available for Philadelphia, PA, Charleston-Myrtle Beach, SC areas & San Diego, CA destinations.

I also own an online handmade gift shop with my mom, featuring many different types of lovely & unique jewelry, pottery & home decor. (link at bottom of the blog)

Archive: ‘Artful Bride’

Falling in Love: A Scientific – ish Experiement

Friday, February 27th, 2015


Around Valentine’s day an essay by Mandy Len Catron popped up on my news feed. She talked about a psychologist by the name of Arthur Aron who did a study to see if he could make strangers fall in love.  (There was even a recent episode of the Big Bang Theory that referenced this study )

The study takes two strangers and establishes an intimacy between them through a series of very personal questions.  It creates an accelerated intimacy between the couple by exposing each to their vulnerabilities. This openness helps to establish a bond between the couple.

The 36 questions are broken into three sets, each exposing more than the other.  Once the questions are completed, the couple then sits quietly and stare into each others eyes for four minutes without distractions.

In Mandy’s experiment, she tested herself out with an acquaintance. They did, in fact, fall in love. Not over night. But eventually.

Since I’m naturally curious about all things love related,  a huge part of me really wants to try this experiment out.  I’ll let you know how it comes out if I do 😉

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In case you are interested to try this out with someone here is a copy of the questions I  found in an article by Daniel Jones:

Set One

1. Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want as a dinner guest?

2. Would you like to be famous? In what way?

3. Before making a telephone call, do you ever rehearse what you are going to say? Why?

4. What would constitute a “perfect” day for you?

5. When did you last sing to yourself? To someone else?

6. If you were able to live to the age of 90 and retain either the mind or body of a 30-year-old for the last 60 years of your life, which would you want?

7. Do you have a secret hunch about how you will die?

8. Name three things you and your partner appear to have in common

9. For what in your life do you feel most grateful?

10. If you could change anything about the way you were raised, what would it be?

11. Take four minutes and tell your partner your life story in as much detail as possible.

12. If you could wake up tomorrow having gained any one quality or ability, what would it be?


Set Two

13. If a crystal ball could tell you the truth about yourself, your life, the future or anything else, what would you want to know?

14. Is there something that you’ve dreamed of doing for a long time? Why haven’t you done it?

15. What is the greatest accomplishment of your life?

16. What do you value most in a friendship?

17. What is your most treasured memory?

18. What is your most terrible memory?

19. If you knew that in one year you would die suddenly, would you change anything about the way you are now living? Why?

20. What does friendship mean to you?

21. What roles do love and affection play in your life?

22. Alternate sharing something you consider a positive characteristic of your partner. Share a total of five items.

23. How close and warm is your family? Do you feel your childhood was happier than most other people’s?

24. How do you feel about your relationship with your mother?


Set Three

25. Make three true “we” statements each. For instance, “We are both in this room feeling … “

26. Complete this sentence: “I wish I had someone with whom I could share … “

27. If you were going to become a close friend with your partner, please share what would be important for him or her to know.

28. Tell your partner what you like about them; be very honest this time, saying things that you might not say to someone you’ve just met.

29. Share with your partner an embarrassing moment in your life.

30. When did you last cry in front of another person? By yourself?

31. Tell your partner something that you like about them already.

32. What, if anything, is too serious to be joked about?

33. If you were to die this evening with no opportunity to communicate with anyone, what would you most regret not having told someone? Why haven’t you told them yet?

34. Your house, containing everything you own, catches fire. After saving your loved ones and pets, you have time to safely make a final dash to save any one item. What would it be? Why?

35. Of all the people in your family, whose death would you find most disturbing? Why?

36. Share a personal problem and ask your partner’s advice on how he or she might handle it. Also, ask your partner to reflect back to you how you seem to be feeling about the problem you have chosen.

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2010 & 1/2: How are your Resolutions doing?

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Can you believe it is almost half way through 2010 already?!  This year is just zipping by. That being said I thought it was time to take a look at the new year’s resolution check list.  Hmmm… Let’s see.

1. Start a bridal blog. Check! The Artful Bride was launched  in March. It contains all types of information and inspiration for  brides-to-be and anyone wedding obsessed.  Visit Artful Bride.

2. Open an Etsy.com account to help share my fine art with the art – enthusiastic community. Check!  Visit LBSP on Etsy .

3. Donate to Locks of Love. Hmm almost check?  Ok so this is my second attempt at growing my hair long enough to donate.  Last time it grew to a certain point and I decided to cut it before making the length required. This last year I decided that I would try again and  it’s still growing out. (I’m past the length I was when I decided to chop last time.)  If I cut it tomorrow I would end up with a do just at my ears. That’s a little too short for what I can live with. So I need at least another month before I can consider cutting it off. I might make it this time. I say might because its starting to get heavy and as summer rounds the corner, this makes me want to chop again. Wish me luck :) And props to all those who make the length. If you are interested in donating your locks, curly or straight to a good cause, check out Lock of Love for more info.

4. Read ten classic books this year.  Hmm again.  I guess thats a 1/5th check. I have done away with cable tv and have been passing that time by reading more books. Well I have read two so far. Now keep in mind these are not the only books I have read this year. These are the only two that are considered ‘classic’. So I am not even close to half on this resolution. I better get cracking. Any suggestions on which to read I would love to hear about them. (I was not a fan of Catcher in the Rye.)

5. Spend more time outside and away from the computer.  Half check. With the new online store, bridal blog and post production editing – I can’t avoid the computer. (And I know I haven’t done the best job with keeping up on this blog.)  But I have been making more efforts to stay organized and still make the time everyday  to spend outside and enjoy the San Diego sunshine.  Whether it is lunch on the patio or just for a ten minute break here and there. But since the June gloom has been taking over this week,  I am beginning to lose excitement for the out doors. – I still have a garden of flowers and herbs to take care of and the dogs to take on lengthened walks now that it is light out longer.  Fingers crossed the gloom has only a few more days left and I will get a bike ride in the weekend.

Well congratulations to those who have achieved their resolutions and best of luck to those who are still working on theirs. For the slackers, you know who you are, it’s never to late to get started. You still have 6 months to go.  Happy 2010 and 1/2!

Artful Bride Wedding Blog

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Hello Everyone! I know I have been slacker about posting on my blog in the last month. (I have at least 3 different events I have yet to share)  But there is a reason for my absence. I have exciting news! For those of you who do not know already, I have decided to expand on my love of weddings (and to be a better blogger). I have been crazy busy launching an additional blog called the Artful Bride!

I am regularly asked different questions by clients and friends getting married about the planning process. I will admit, I have never planned a wedding myself.  But I am the kind of person that if I don’t know the answer, I will look it up. I use my thesaurus regularly and am not afraid to ask someone for help when needed. I love all things crafty and appreciate things handmade. (also why my obsession with Etsy.com)  So I had an idea! Why not share the information I have learned/am learning with everyone!  So I started the Artful Bride.

The Artful Bride Blog contains all types of information & inspirations.  It answers the questions that party planners and brides-to-be want to know. Artful Bride features everything from when to book your vendors, links to helpful planning sites, bridal etiquette , where to find an eco-friendly hotel, where to find a custom dress for under $700 and more! Weekly blogs entries include money saving tip ideas and special wedding items found on etsy.com.  Currently I am working to collaborate on a section called ‘Interview with a Vendor’. Here I will ask fellow vendors the questions you need to know when searching for the right one on your wedding day.

The Artful Bride would also love to hear from you! -whether you are a bride still planning or a newlywed  or just a lover of weddings with ideas you would love to share- please email artfulbride@gmail.com . I would love to feature any Do-it-Yourself ideas, money saving tips, photos of your wedding day, cake and bouquet ideas. (and more!)  All feedback, tips and information is much appreciated! And I look forward to hearing from you soon!

And vendors, sign up now for a free ad – as we get things launched and gain followers – (Ad listings really are free ! No strings!)  Not sure you want to place a full ad? How about a featured posting about your business? Email artfulbride@gmail.com if you are interested.


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