What a fun summer it’s been! Hot (and sweaty at times), but I’ve enjoyed every moment of it – and this final Summer Adventure session was no different! Continue reading
This #WeddingWednesday we’re going to be taking a peek at some baby shower invitations!! I had the pleasure of designing a friend’s baby shower invitation and I LOVED it. Watercolor + peaches + babies? SIGN ME UP!
Hand painted watercolor, this invitation design features a baby monogram matching the peach themed shower along with neutral florals to accommodate a neutral-loving mama! Each invitation was addressed with a touch of greenery watercolor to coordinate with the invite and a pearl-finish peach wax seal designed for baby Jamison and created by Artisaire!
I’m so excited to share these invitations, but even more excited to welcome baby Jamison when she arrives!!
Let’s talk life goals/bucket lists. Like, sky diving or riding a camel (?) or photographing someone famous.
Well, folks, this summer my secret goal of photographing a celeb came true. I was invited to photograph a very formal afternoon tea with two Mermaid-Princess-Acrobat-Cowgirls (they told me so themselves).
Sweet friends of ours had the nerve to move away right when having a baby, depriving us of their sweet baby amazingness. Can you believe that??? When I posted about a mini session I genuinely hoped they’d bring sweet Hudson back to town and join in on the fun – and, behold, baby swimmer session was born.
I seriously considered scheduling swimming lessons for Jack this summer. One, I was late to the game, so next year will have to do. Two, I thought the whole time “do under-one-year-olds even learn how to swim, really?” The answer to that was clearly yes. Hudson is seven months and held his breath under water – WHAT? He was kicking and playing and splashing – totally comfortable in the water!
Little man is in his ELEMENT in the water. Like, little mer-man level. Splashing, giggles and baby smiles, this session was the stuff of Summer dreams.
Momma-to-be, Caitlin, reached out for a Summer Adventure Session (Maternity style) and I was like “aww, yes!!!” And THEN she was like “I love Jerrys Sno Cones.” And then I was all ” awww YAAASSSSSS,” anybody who’s pregnant in the summer has an automatic RIGHT to Jerry’s at any time. Now that they’ve opened a second location in Cordova, I’m ALLLLLLL about it – that convenience is dangerous.
For all you non-Memphians (or Memphians who live under a rock), Jerry’s Sno Cones is THE BOMB. So many flavors, so delicious, and SO summer-friendly it’s ridiculous.
Sweet little Blakely got to enjoy some yummy sno cone while we took some pretty cute pictures awaiting her debut! These guys are gonna crush parenting. I have a sense about such things. Here’s to the adorable Miller family!
Let me start off by saying that I’ve never been anywhere like Colorado. I thought I had seen mountains. I mean, we’re from Tennessee and my family has traveled to the Appalachian mountains before.. from what I can recall, that looked a bit more like high jungles – this is nothing like that. Continue reading
Amidst all my Summer Adventure Sessions, I had the Hartelust family session and it was awesome!
First, let’s discuss the Crosstown Concourse for a hot minute. IT’S FREAKIN’ AWESOME. It’s seriously a Summer photo dream. So much natural light AND AC? WHAT. It has this cool little library area you can sit and chill, random seating areas, restaurants, seriously the list goes on and on. Second, let’s talk about Amy. Aside from being an adorable human being, she’s an incredibly talented artist!! I first met Amy when I was making felt flowers and we had our booths next to each other at a pop-up at the then-empty Falling Into Place. I’ve loved her work from the moment I saw it! I’m a frequent-flyer on those drool-worthy christmas ornaments every year.
Fun little secret, Amy reached out to me back in May about a photography session for the fam and she’s what sparked my idea of the Adventure Sessions! Amy said that she hadn’t really had pictures taken since Amelia was born (Amelia is 1 now!) and wanted to have some new family photos. We scheduled the session for mid-summer (they were moving so we waited til things died down a bit) and went about our lives.
Little Amelia recently overcame a super-scary virus (HUGE shoutout to the place I dread going to, but am SO thankful is there – Le Bonheur) the week before our session. Rescheduling a session was a no-brainer, I seriously can’t imagine what the Hartelusts have been through, but behold! Amelia was a little ray of sunshine come session time!
(insert thankful momma tear here)
One of my preview posts had a comment that this family is like a JCrew ad, uhh, truth. As a GROUP they’re so incredibly photogenic! Little Amelia and her amazing older sister, Lily, are both total naturals in front of the camera and the apple didn’t fall far from the tree, folks.