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Emily Morita

Emily Morita

Emily is a Senior Copywriting Specialist at Fracture. When she’s not traveling — or dreaming of traveling — you can find her reading at the beach. She’s a fan of musicals, talking in the third person, and Oxford commas.

Plotting A More Sustainable Future, One Tree At A Time

To most people, the exact species and location of a tree might seem like mundane, even ignorable, details. But to Dave and Grace Deppner, they’re critical for the future of our planet.  In 1989, the Deppners started Trees For the Future (TREES), a nonprofit that uses tree-planting to help impoverished farmers in the developing world achieve sustainability in their businesses — and, in the process, for the planet itself. Through the organization’s Forest Garden Project, farmers are provided all the …

How To Decorate Your Mantel For A Fresh Look Year-Round

The mantel is the heart of the home. As the visual centerpiece of the room, the mantel is the perfect spot for displaying family photos, meaningful mementos, and seasonally-appropriate decor. Rather than being static, the decorative aesthetic of your mantel can evolve throughout the year, reflecting any upcoming holidays, life events, or celebrations. Whether you enjoy going all-out on the design of your mantel or prefer to keep things minimal, these seasonal mantel decor tips will keep things visually pleasing …

How To Ethically Redecorate With Sustainable Home Decor

It can feel daunting enough to find home decor that is affordable and aesthetically pleasing, let alone environmentally sustainable. Luckily, brands have begun embracing a more eco-friendly mindset shifting to more sustainable production and business practices. For many companies, this planet-friendly ethos was built into their DNA from the start, while for others it’s an ongoing adaptation.  While there’s a lot to consider — from poorly-sourced materials to plastic packaging — moving toward a more sustainable future is possible. Whether …

How To Find (And Hire) The Perfect Wedding Photographer

Countless factors go into choosing the right photographer for a photo shoot. From the cost and services offered to the technical skill and aesthetic style of the photographer, there is no shortage of details to consider when visually capturing just about any event. When it comes to weddings, when the stakes, emotions, and price tags are often at their highest, the decision can be even more nerve-wracking. Hiring a wedding photographer is one of the most important things you’ll do …

How A Pre-Worn Wedding Dress Boutique Keeps The Love Alive

The Wedding Cycle is more than an ordinary wedding boutique. Sure, it’s a place where brides-to-be come to find the dress they’ve been dreaming about. But amidst the oos, aahs, and emotional gasps of approval, the floor of this Gainesville, Florida dress shop also sees its share of goodbyes — that is, as happily married customers bid farewell to the dresses worn on their special day. This focus on “pre-loved” gowns — a term owner Alisha Alsbrook credits to her …

A Lightroom Preset With Nick Crawford

Here at Fracture, the hunt for a perfect preset is always on our minds. Last year, we released our first preset with Ryan Longnecker and we’re excited to announce our second preset — this time in partnership with photographer Nick Crawford. Nick is a Chicago-based freelance photographer who recently shared his favorite sights in the city he calls home. He considers his preset to be a solid base that adds a moody, vintage feel. What he likes most about this …