Merry Christmas to everyone!!! I can’t believe that the big guy is almost here. This has been the hardest one for me to wait for BY FAR. I found the PERFECT addition to our Christmas celebration (can’t let the cat out of the bag just yet though) but it’s killing me to keep it under wraps!!
I hope you all have a magical, beautiful day full of family & fun & all of the important things in life…
sunriver | OR
December is my favorite month of the year. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some sunshine and long days but December… twinkling lights, bright eyed kiddos, Bing Crosby singing to me everywhere I go… too magical not to love ;) I’ve also made it tradition to take December off each year (took two years of crazy photography holiday seasons to make me run and never look back. highly recommended). So, while there is always catch up & those ‘exception’ shoots, I really get to just play & do whatever I want this month. Crafty creations have been the time passer the last week or two so I thought I’d share some of it!
We moved this year so we have a different area to decorate (plus doing the same thing year after year just isn’t very fun) so the kids and I created some new garland for the mantle… we figured out how to make these cool snowflakes (saw one at the antique mall and instantly came home to google/make my own)… and we saw these cool little trees at the craft store- easy kid project…
I found a tutorial online how to make these beads out of origami paper… my own little take on it with extra ribbon and buttons sitting around the house…
they look WAY cuter on… very Anthro meets Crewcuts :)
One of our sets at the 777 Kids Shootout will be a tea party/forest/ZoZo creation of awesome decor so I decided to try my hand at making some props for that… Not perfect but I felt a great sense of accomplishment making them without a pattern!
And lastly… I am taking a leap and sending some of my work to one of my favorite companies (can I get a simultaneous fingers crossed from everyone… pleeeeease!!) so I created this little antique box, filled it with my images-candy-good vibes ;)
k- off to start on some more… on a roll and I think I have 9 shoots I need to be making stuff for… maybe I should be blogging an assistant for hire position!
Happy Holidays everyone!!!! ~S
Showed off the boys… can’t leave the girls out ;) Here’s a sneak peek at Hula Mula’s winter line for your perusing enjoyment…
and yep- the girls line will be at the Triple 7 shoot as well. We brought on butterfly spArks to design one of our seven sets for your shooting enjoyment… I WISH I could give you a little hint at how adorable its gonna be.
ok ok… RockySpunkyGlittery goodness and Hula Mula might just make an appearance ;)
portland | OR
My Dallas trip this time around was amazing… I got TWO days with the lovely Vanessa. Two days that I had someone by my side to consult, collaborate & have fun with :) I really can’t emphasize enough the importance of collaboration in what we do. Sure, I can pull a shoot together all on my own and it can turn out great… but when you add another creative mind? another person to keep pushing you? In my little old humble opinion it is a MUST to keep that fire going ;)
This session’s inspiration all started when Connie mentioned she had a couple of (spectacular) crowns she had been wanting to use. When I saw them I knew we had to go sparkly & girly & a little rough around the edges. Vanessa, of course, found the perfect location & little props… Connie brought in our beautiful models… and the collaboration was born ;)
styling | butterfly spArks CREATIVE
dallas | TX
I just shot the latest line for Knuckleheads Clothing. Gonna give you all a little sneak peek… and yep- they outdid themselves. Again.
They are having a HUGE sample sale at their warehouse this Saturday from 9am- 2pm. See you there ;)
Aaaand… they will also be sponsoring us at the Triple 7 Kids Shootout in Vegas. That means these little outfits on your models and fun little KH gifts in your swag bag to take home. I can’t even properly describe in text how excited I am for all the cool stuff we get to give away!
portland | OR