Why "borrowed sweetness" you may be asking? When I think of my niece that's what comes to mind. Borrowed because I get to enjoy her and then return her, and sweetness, well take a look. She's super sweet and I cannot believe how fast she's growing. She lives a half a state away from us so we maybe see her once a year. This time I sort of planned to do a little photo shoot with her without telling anyone until the time came. So her two Aunties...myself and Aunt Suzy, borrowed her and off we went to a magical kingdom with fairy tale light. I had to do very little directing with this natural beauty. She's made for the camera I think! Dear Erika and Aunt Suzy, Ava and I enjoyed our time together and can't wait until next time! And as always, Suzy, you're the best assistant! We love you!
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
This little guy came so fast. Not just that he was three weeks early either. But, that this past Summer, me and his mama had plans to go kayaking and horseback riding, and various other girl dates. She kept blowing me off and I just couldn't figure it out. Well, it was Max! Phewww. I really thought I ticked her off. haha! She just didn't want to tell anyone for a while just to be sure. I'm so happy for her and her hubby. They will be awesome parents and Max seriously has one of the best people for a Mom that I know. She's super sweet, super spicy, and a ton of fun. What combination could be better for a brand new life. I can't wait to change our girl dates to "mom" dates! I got to visit max on his 15th day for a little mini session. He was so good and so sleepy. Can't wait to hold you again Maxwell! XOXO So many people have asked about the moon... Here is how I made it... 1. I bought a 4x8 sheet of styrofoam from Home Depot for $15 2. My husband cut it into 3 equal pieces of 32 inches then glued them together with spray adhesive. 3. Then we drew the moon onto one side and he cut it out with a jig saw making it a depth of 6 inches-ish 4. Then we took an extra piece from the cut-off and glued it to the portion the baby was laying to make it thicker. Suitable to hold a baby. 5. I ordered the fabric from Etsy. I did a search for vintage yellow fabric bundle. This gave me the variety I wanted in vintage prints. It came in fat quarters and I ripped the fabric so that I didn't have perfect edges. I sprayed glued them onto the moon. 6. The final image is a composite of three images. One with baby on the moon, on the ground. One of the moon being held up by mama without baby, and one of just the backdrop. The moon is not actually suspended in the air. :) (thought I'd put that out there) Voila'! That's it. The whole project cost about $50 including the fabric and glue. It is also a really cute toddler prop. My daughter sat on it during Max's shoot and it was super cute!! Have Fun! If you make one please post to my Facebook, I'd love to see!!
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Saturday, February 16, 2013
Oh goodness.... Sweet, sweet, Rylan. As much whimsy as these photos hold for me is as much fun and whimsy that we had together. This is my cousin's little girl and I got to take her out for a little mini session while visiting my Nanny recently. She has so much sparkle and light that it's so fun to be around her. Even while editing I couldn't help but smiling the whole time remembering the day. I already can't wait until next time. We did all these set-ups in about 30 minutes. That's how fun she was. Don't get me wrong, there definitely was some bribery jelly beans in the mix but boy did they work! I love you guys! I hope you enjoy these as much as I did making them! xoxo
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Friday, January 18, 2013
I met Rachel and Chris one cold afternoon last Winter at a sweet little coffee shop in Big Bear to talk about their engagement and their future wedding date. Wayyyyy in the future wedding date.. a whole year! She was on the ball when it came to planning and I loved it! I got to see them a few months later to do their engagement session and we had tons of fun at different locations on the mountain. I honestly cannot believe that their wedding day came so fast. But it did and it was beautiful! The day was not without it's challenges, some i saw and I'm sure, many that I didn't see. But the biggest one on my mind was the threat of rain! Really!? C'mon!! But guess what, rain never came. It sure did threaten to though. The sky was gray and moist but not one drop of rain fell on their beautiful day. I loved the hustle of the day. The fun bridal party girls were full of energy and spunk. (girls, don't be mad at me for the funny faces! I couldn't resist sharing your spirit!) The guys were cool and calm, just hanging out for the day to start. We tried not to get ran over by some impatient city drivers who really didn't like us in the street. But we had to get the shot! And we did. I loved Rachel's Dad. He disliked his photo taken and I really enjoyed catching him off guard. It was like a friendly game of cat and mouse. He was a good sport about it. I was enchanted with the small and charming grounds of the French Estate in Orange County. There were little bits of love in the details all over. And Rachel and her team really did a beautiful job of making those small things important. So pretty! So with a huge thanks to the Steimans for being patient with me over the Holiday craziness, and without further adieu.... here is your sneak peek! Love you guys! Vendors For This Wedding are: The French Estate www.thefrenchestate.com Elegant Affairs Catering http://eacevents.com/ Wedding Flowers For Less http://www.weddingflowers4less.biz/ Creative Cakes www.creativecakesoc.com Big Bear Orange County The French Estate Wedding Photographer Photography Engagement Photographer Boutique Vintage Wedding Photographer
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