Monday, September 27, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
This little guy was just the sweetest. :) (and happens to be one of the winners of "my sweet baby event") 3 months old can be a tricky age for photographing a baby, because they are in between the sleeping phase and mobile phase... but, I love the photos we came away with. I love the smiles and personality in this first collage. If you look really closely in the photos- you can see the "peach fuzz" of what will be his red hair. :) It was fun to meet his mommy and auntie at the shoot... you guys have a treasure here. :) Enjoy the sneak peek!
You can make your own custom water bottles with monogram labels or photo labels. Click HERE for a DIY tutorial. Need ideas for ways to use your customized water bottles on your wedding day? Click HERE.
Monday, September 20, 2010
When I was a little girl, I loooooved to play with paper dolls. :) They are such a simple, imagination-invoking toy. What's better than paper dolls? VINTAGE paper dolls. :) Take a look at THESE. :)
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Here are some fun ideas if you plan to use a tent for your ceremony or reception- and it doesn't just have to be a backup plan for rain! :) I am personally a huge fan of this clear tent... it would be sooo gorgeous for sunset or a starry and moonlit night. Chandeliers are always fabulous too.
Monday, September 13, 2010
It's that time again for mommy | monday! :) This week I ran across this adorable "sock monkey" themed birthday party and wanted to share it with you! CLICK HERE. Lots of really adorable details!
Friday, September 10, 2010
I SO appreciate Ellie's flexible and "up for anything" personality! It made for a stress-free and creative session. She is just full of joy- and I love that you can see it in all of her photos! Great idea, Ellie, on doing photos in the bookstore too. :) I SO love them. I wish I could show you all of the photos now... but, you will have to wait a while longer. :) Ellie- You are beautiful. These are for you, because I know you can hardly wait to see a glimpse of all the photos that will be coming your way! I seriously couldn't decide which ones to show you! ENJOY!
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Here is a different kind of wedding or shower favor! Soap! :) I love the pretty packaging of these... this would be an easy DIY project that wouldn't break the bank. :)
Saturday, September 4, 2010
I took baby Beatrice's 6 month photos in the spring and immediately fell in love with her and her big sister, Eloise. :) She is a beautiful, pleasant, and curious baby. On the rare occasion that you get a laugh out of her, you can't help but smile. :) We had a perfect, cool afternoon just for us. I love that I get to take her 9 month photos in November when they come back to town.
we saw a lot of this while we were taking photos. :)
she was so proud of herself for standing all by herself! :)
beautiful evening light. :)
Thursday, September 2, 2010
I just now have a few moments to reflect and give you a re-cap of the fun and craziness of this past weekend. Starting on Friday- it was a whirlwind of setting up for the Expo [so thankful I was able to order a last minute photobook and pick it up in one day!] I would love for you to see it! Just ask. :) That afternoon- I had a photo session with 9 month old baby Beatrice. [she is so precious... there's a blog post devoted to her coming soon!] Then, I stopped by the art show of the lovely Elise Abigail [one of my fabulous 2nd shooters.] To top that evening off- it was movie [yes. leap year. one of my favorites.] and fondu with my sister... much needed. We headed out for Tulsa the next morning... it was a nice and relaxing trip... if I can say that about a short roadtrip. :) We checked into our hotel... took a breather... then walked down the street to the location of the "first look". I won't spoil the details of the beautiful day... because I will soon have a post devoted to the wedding. :) After lots of beautiful photos in a beautiful location with one very happy couple, we picked up some Braum's ice cream and headed back to the room... for a very early morning was coming. :) After making the trip back to Springfield [there is nothing like driving down the road on a crisp morning as the sun rises... it was lovely.]- we picked up some Starbucks at the new Bistro Market downtown and headed over to the expo. With our arms full of materials we would need for the day- we opened the doors into what would be non-stop hustle and bustle for the next 5 hours. I had such a great time meeting all the brides... it's especially fun to meet people who have been such faithful followers of my work... to put a face with their name. :) I loved the feel of my booth- very "me"- it felt like an exquisite boutique- kind of "couture". Thank you to all who made it possible! At the end of the day- I took a very deep breath... amazed by all of the opportunities that the weekend held... God gave me the strength that I needed- as He always does. I'm constantly amazed by the dreams God has for me- definitely different and greater than I could have dreamed for myself. I ended the day feeling inspired- but quite sleepy- and anticipating a work-free Monday. Here are a couple of "behind the scenes" photos from the weekend. :)
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Here is a lovely addition to your wedding invitations, thank you notes, favors, or anything else that you would like to be monogrammed! You can buy these stamps HERE with your letter of choice- for an affordable price. :)