Category Archives: HOLIDAYS

kids valentines day party {published}

Happy Valentines Day! We recently teamed up with the awesome talent known as Cyd Converse of The Sweetest Occasion  and Carolynn of Two Brunettes for this fun neon pink DIY Kids Valentines Day Party Inspiration Shoot (that is a mouthful). Here are some of my favorite shots from the day… Carolynn designed these awesome printables…

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Holly - Alice- you & Beth are amazing, kids an be difficult to shoot. Especially in the afternoon around nap time. You guys managed to get great shots and keep it short and sweet. Gigi asked if we’re coming back soon:) thanks again! These are going up on the wall!

Abby - The last picture is so precious! It looks like the kids had a blast!

Sis Patterson - Darling photos! Your Valentine Party elements are precious – love those darling toddler legs!

happy thanksgiving

Like these smile inducing goslings, I’ll be rolling with my family and friends this weekend… Unlike these darlings, however, I will be back to work on Monday November 28th. Wishing you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving! Tweet

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Meryn - Hey! I know those goslings!

Stacy - Oh, goodness – what a cute pic! :) Hope you and your fam had a great Thanksgiving! Thanks for being my blog buddy! :)

heart {no. 14}

We made it…Day 14 of my 14 Hearts blog challenge!  When I look at the image I’ve selected for Heart no. 14, one caption keeps running through my mind… What is the secret to your love? Wishing you a Happy Valentines Day!  xoxo Tweet

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:Della - Aaaaaaaawwwwwwww!

Besso and Giovanni - What a great way to remember why we love who we love!!

Noelle - Most excellent job on your challenge – I loved all of them! And I think that the last photo is a great conclusion. It’s sort of like, that’s all folks, from a heart perspective. But of course, it isn’t the end….it’s the beginning.

Beth - Very sweet! Good job on the challenge! John’s and my secret is to always remember we’re on the same side. After 25 years I guess I consider it a good philosophy :).

heart {no.13}

Several years ago, I read an interview with rocker girl Gwen Stefani.  I don’t think she was pregnant yet, but she was talking about her marriage and plans for children in the near future.  She asked “Really, what is more romantic than two people choosing to raise children together?”   I know, I know.  It can…

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Emily Weiss - Romance and love are right. Great shot

laure - Priceless. I LOVE this photo!

Beth - She is a cutie! I love this picture of her!

heart {no. 12}

The Irish Claddagh ring is so cool when it comes to expressing love.  On it’s own it symbolizes the key factors of love with three design elements.  A heart representing love, two hands holding the heart for friendship, and a crown to honor loyalty.  Cool, right?  If that weren’t enough, you have four options of…

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Chrissy - I love this shot: so dramatic.

heart {no. 11}

Like fire and ice, sometimes opposites attract… Big thanks to Beth for making me this awesome ice candle… such a clever girl!!  xoxo Tweet

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alice - Thanks Nanci… I’m digging this image a lot!

Nanci - Wow! Love the big snow heart. The candle brings thought of warmth.

heart {no. 10}

I hope you are enjoying my 14 hearts countdown to Valentines Day.  Let’s face it though, sometimes we don’t always get what or who we want. What do you do when a heart is out of reach? This photo is from a snapshots! session with my nephews Derek and Cooper… you guys are the best! …

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Derek - Ha ha Cooper can’t get it.

Mike - LOL that brings back memories. I remember jumping up trying to grab something out of my brother’s hands. And worse yet was when he’d straight arm me while holding my head so I couldn’t touch him.

Photographe Pour un Mariage - Sensation this is a good giveaway. I so necessitate this lol. What an enormous awareness you have provided here. I actually resemble it. Gratitude for this well-informed post

heart {no. 9, no. 9, no. 9}

I’ll always love the Beatles.  Anybody a Beatles fan?  If so, you might understand the Beatles reference with the repetitive number nines. On with the 14 hearts blog challenge.  No. 9  is pulled from a wedding I photographed in San Francisco, way back when I was shooting with film.  I’ve always thought this cake was…

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alice - Thanks ladies! I’m with you Mindy… I love it when couples really add ambiance to their wedding with great details in their decor!

Mindy - Love the cake and the candles together! Great shot!

Noelle - Film – how awesome – and a lovely distinctive cake for No 9! This is a great challenge!

heart {no. 8}

What is your favorite dessert?  I love chocolate cake, but chocolate cupcakes rank pretty high, as well.  Today’s heart comes from my cupcake photo shoot in January… Mmmm, delicious! Tweet

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:Della - Wawesome shot!

alice - Laure, you missed it, we had chocolate cupcakes at the first meeting… mmmm!

Nick - Can’t go wrong with chocolate cupcakes

laure - Where were those last night????

Such a fun shot!

heart {no. 7}

These images come from Julie and Rick’s engagement portrait session last summer.  I followed them along as they picked blueberries, which they used to make homemade blueberry jam for their wedding favors.  They were so nice to send me a jar.  I thought I would make a nice Marthaesque picture of the jam, but instead…

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