Monthly Archives: October 2014

We are so excited for tonight’s festivities!  Linc had a blast last year;  you know after we forced him into his costume and pushed him out the door/dragged him on a walk to the neighbors all in the name of treat or treat please hand over the pumpkin for candy!  He actually did kind of love it after he realized what the night was all about!  Not too sure he really understand it all, but homesslice really enjoyed running to the handful of houses we hit and handing out his little pumpkin bucket.  He’s a fast learner this one when it comes to candy!

This year, Linc is ALL about it!  I love this age so incredibly much.  He is really understanding what this is about more and more each day!  We have even “practiced” our knocks on the doors and saying (and clearly pronouncing) our trick or treats while handing over our little pumpkin bucket!

This kid LOVES it!  He even likes his costume this year, which I’ll be honest, is the exact same as last year!  It’s too darn cute to not put that thing to work!  Plus it’s pottery barn kids so you know that thing was “well made” should we just say, and we are going to stuff him in this little costume until the seams bust!  Work that Max costume out bud!

This year we are going all out.  The whole family is going to dress up for our short trip down the sidewalk!  This is Tuck’s favorite time of year, and although he says he’s not dressing up… he is!  You can’t LOVE and claim this is your favorite holiday and then not participate to the fullest extent.  Tell me I am right on this friends!!!

I even bought Tipps a tutu so she can walk around with us!  She will be getting some treats of her own at each house for great walking behavior!

We hope you guys have a happy and SAFE halloween wherever you are!

In honor of this amazing time of year (this really is soo cool, I love when kids get to play dress up and pretend to be their favorite people!) I’m going to run a little give away!

TO ENTER…

Send in a pic of your little one dressed in their costume on halloween (any image will do) by 9 pm on Monday, November 3, 2014!  It will go in the raffle to win a STARBUCKS GIFT CARD (so you can have all the PSL you like!)  

Pic’s will be posted on the blog too!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!

My friend Emily is AMAZING and BEAUTIFUL and soo soo wonderful!  Just a few words to describe her right?!  Their little family has a huge place in the hearts of our little family!  We met in our birthing class when we were having our first little babes.  Babes that are now crazy, wonderful toddlers who LOVE to play with each other.  In fact, when we arrived at our session my little one and her little one could barely get out of the car before screaming and squealing each other’s names!  Sooo Sooo cute!

We were so thrilled for them when they announced they were going to be blessed with another sweet little girl this fall!

I mentioned to Emily that I was really excited about developing a specialized maternity vision:  these sun-filled, beautiful and beachy maternity sessions.  I told her about my vision of crashing waves and glowing sun falling upon floral crowns and some sandy long dresses.  Emily was all about it and couldn’t wait to schedule hers!

Emily is also a photographer and a spectacular artist so I wanted to make sure these were perfect for her!

We had a BLAST during our family session portion!  Clover is full of spunk just like Linc and she made it such a great party!  She is going to be the BEST big sister:  so fun and loving!  We got in some snuggles and cuddles (and even a few uga muga’s) before Em and I headed off down to the water for a few portraits all on her own.

I can’t wait to meet this new little one!  Emily and Preston are incredible parents.  I look up to Emily a lot and respect her for the way she handles each and every situation.  She never loses her cool and that is so amazing to me!  Their house is filled with love, laughter, adventure and art!  The best kind of creative and active environment for any little one.  This little peanut soon to be here (any day now little L!!!) is blessed beyond measure with the parents and big sister she is going to have!

Here are some of my favorites from our session together!

Girlfriend:  GORGEOUS!  I just keep hearing in my head that one song…”she’s got skills”  (and by that I mean she’s a hot mama model!)  Tell me you remember that song!

I knew that there wasn’t going to be many dry eyes at this venue when we started talking about their wedding a year ago!  I knew that I was going to have to wear some super strength water proof mascara and pack some tissues in my camera bag!

You don’t just get to know Krystin and Vince, they become family to you!  You don’t just know them and love them… you truly share a piece of your heart with them as they do with you.

These two have had an incredibly BIG year!  An exciting year that has taken them from adventure to adventure and I’ve been incredibly blessed to capture a few of their moments along the way.  Their wedding day was like the big breath of air… that one big moment that you held your breath for and then suddenly exhaled.  You held it in as you pulled up to the venue and thought “oh my gosh, is this really happening?!”  Excitement just kind of took you over and it was really overwhelming.

You exhaled a little when you saw both Krystin and Vince and received the warm hugs they are so fantastic at giving!  You exhaled a little more when you saw their adorable little Grayson and her bright blue eyes full of wonder and spunk!

You held your breath as Krystin started to get into her wedding dress, I swear she looked like a classic timeless beauty.  I kept thinking Audrey Hepburn and Jackie O!  You held your breath all through the first look and the walk down the aisle!

There were so many moments that were breath takingly beautiful it’s impossible to describe!

Krystin was perfect in every way! She was flawless!  The wedding was stunning but more importantly it was FUN!  These two are always laughing their way through their adventures together and the day was nothing short of pranks and laughter and FUN!

I can’t begin to express how honored I feel that I was able to spend the day with these two!  Thank you for allowing Elizabeth and I to be a part of such an incredible day.  We love you both so much!

Grayson was all about the getting ready part of the morning!

We met up with Vince while he was hanging out with his boys to drop off a little surprise from Krystin!

Then we headed back over to Krystin with a little something from her soon to be Hubs!

Time to head down for Krystin’s first look with her dad!  These still catch my heart and make me tear up!

Krystin gave a quick smooch to G while we waited to start our walk for her first look to meet Vince!

We had a slight hiccup during our start as K got her heel stuck!  Thank goodness for Ileana!  We were laughing to whole time, even Vince!

K just looked so gorgeous she blew Vince’s mind!  He had to soak it all in… so he took a walk around his bride!  LOVE IT!

From here we drove to a little location that Elizabeth is super fond of!  She got married at this spot last year so she had scoped out some pretty perfect little first look locations!

Krystin…. STOOOOOP it girl!  You are GORGEOUS!

One of the biggest things we talked about was having a special first look for Vince:  his own Daddy/Daughter first look!

Be still my heart!

Krystin and Vince were married on the lawn at King’s Creek Marina!

MARRIED!!!

 The bride and groom stole a golf cart and a few moments to themselves!  E and I met them on the beach for a few more romantic pictures before heading to cocktail hour!

Work it guys!  Vince is an awesome nuzzler!

Krystin’s dad gave the most emotional speech!  I think all the guests were crying and laughing at the same time!

Introductions and Party!

Ceremony & Reception:  Kings Creek Marina

Florists:  Robert de Leonibus III of AMARYLLIS INC

Coordinator:  Darian & Dechele Events

Hair & Make-up: Three Bowls of Color

Wedding Dress:  Mary’s Designer Bridal Boutique

Bridesmaid Dresses:  Lilly Pulitzer

G’s Wedding Tutu Dress: Tutu Girl

Special Thanks to my amazing second shooter Elizabeth Friske 

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