Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Wedding Wednesday: Etsy Find

This necklace also comes in orange, red and a vibrant blue. How stunning would it look on a strapless dress with a simple neckline? love it.

Print Party on Etsy

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Tim & Kristin {family session}

When Kristin told us she wanted to do a styled shoot reminiscent of the 40s and 50s, we knew it was going to be cute! Not only does Kristin have great fashion sense, she is proud mama of cute Baby E who you may remember from our newborn session earlier this year.

Lindsay did their session in Palos Verdes which was the perfect backdrop for this adorable family of 3. Love you guys!


Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas from our home to yours

May you be blessed with memories of ones you love and surrounded by those still here. May your heart be filled with the peace that comes from a surrendered heart. May your day be filled with joy that springs from things not purchased, made or wrapped.

Lauren & Lindsay

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Wedding Wednesday: Trash the Dress Photo Shoot

I'm pretty sure that just the phrase "trash the dress" causes some brides to shudder. Not to fear, it's not as gruesome as it sounds!! It is quite possible to do a Trash the Dress session where a good dry cleaning will restore your dress to same state as when you danced the night away with your groom. This type of session allows you to wear your dress again, kiss your spouse all session long and have some more stylized photos to add to your collection. Since it's after your wedding day, you'll be a little more relaxed and be able to enjoy the session for what it is: a date with your husband or wife. :)

Our Trash the Dress sessions start at $75 (without hair and makeup).

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Monday, December 13, 2010

Maternity Photos

While I am more comfortable behind the camera rather than in front of it, I have always loved documenting life. My film camera in jr high, my canon powershot in high school and my iPhone today, I always have a camera in my purse to capture the moment.

So when we found out we were expecting there was no doubt in my mind that we would take the time to do maternity photos to remember this precious time in our lives. Lindsay took us to a nearby park (where my husband proposed actually!) on Thanksgiving day to do some portraits. I had an elaborate photo story to tell but some of us (ahem husband) got tired of doing photos very quickly so we'll see if those actually happen ;)

Here are a few from our session:

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J's Dad's Highschool Basketball Jersey :)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Wedding Wednesday - Something out of the box

When it comes to favors, I have nothing against candy coated almonds in tulle. In fact, I love eating the candy coating, not a big fan of the almonds though. But sometimes, you want something a little more fun and memorable for your guests to take home. A tangible memory of their presence at your wedding.

A few months ago we hired Lefty Joe to do caricatures at a birthday party we hosted. He was a hit! It was nice to send everyone home with a favor that was also entertainment! There was quite a crowd watching the artist depict their friends.

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

{Wedding Wednesday}

If you're the bride I was, you are planning your wedding like crazy! Clippings from magazines, scouring the internet, looking for the perfect touches for your perfect day. And a to do list a mile long.... :)

Sound familiar?

We've decided to share with you some of our favorite wedding vendors, ideas and trends. If you're a bride to be (or groom), a BFF bridesmaid or someone just wanting to throw an awesome party, maybe some of our suggestions might inspire you!

Today's inspiration is 11Hentertainment: Wedding DJ

We will be the first to admit that when it comes to DJs, we're REALLY picky, like really. To us, the perfect DJ keeps the dance floor packed and moving but isn't such a ham that you're constantly being distracted by their weird jokes.

Steven was that ideal dj. The tag team style allowed for a seamless evening with no awkward gaps between songs. They started off with a ton of oldies but goodies that got the young and old on the floor (now that's a feat!) Being a guest at this wedding, Lindsay can attest that the music was stellar - I (Lauren) had to hear about her aching abs for several days after.