Oh So Refreshing

Design ADD: Changing your mind, style, home, decor ALL. THE. TIME.!!

Anyone else suffer from this??  You can’t see me, but I’m raising my hand because this is me. Maybe not all the time, but a lot.  Especially while in the throws of decrating our new home.  I’m always redesigning my bedroom in my head, adding new pillows to the couch or moving things from one room to the next just to change things up a bit.  Tell me I’m not alone?!!

A little refresh never hurt anyone, in fact did you know Better Homes and Gardens puts out an entire seasonal magazine dedicated to the refresh?!!  This is my kind of a read!  I was even more excited to see this month’s magazine pages filled with pretty pictures and fabulous ideas from my girl Emily Clark’s home.  Designer and blogger extraordinaire (and Mommy extraordinaire… 5 kids, twins!!!) Emily shows how she has been able to re-use pieces from her old home in new and different ways in their current home.  Just genius!!

Couldn’t love this quote more…

Do you know what else could stand a little refresh every once in a while?  Your headshot!! Whether you’re a professional, a small business owner, a blogger or simply on linked in, I think it’s so important to have an image that reflects the business you’re in as well as your personality.

Emily came to me for a headshot refresh last month and we actually had a lot of fun.  This girl’s got personality so I thought it was important to capture parts of that.

These two are her “author” and “fun-I-don’t-take-myself-too-seriously” pics

And this one is her “top-of-her-game blogger” pic.  PERFECT!

 

How’s your headshot looking these days?  If you’re due for a refresh, I’m currently pre-booking mini refresh sessions for Jan/Feb.  And no matter how awkward, or uncomfortable you feel, my promise is to make you look and feel fabulous!

As for Design ADD, I can’t promise any cure alls, but for even more design & diy fabulousness, you should really just read Emily’s blog:)

Peace, Love & Pictures {Charlotte Area Family Photography}

When this hot mama and I first spoke during our concept consultation, she had an exact vibe/idea of what she wanted for our session!  And after waiting for this field to turn from green to golden, we were finally able to make this shoot happen a few weeks ago.  From the lovely, flowy outfits and head pieces, to the ethereal field and surroundings, everything fell into place.  Add that to the fact that you just can’t take a bad picture of this beautiful bunch and you’ve got whimsical photographic perfection!!  Enjoy a few of my favorites… XOXO.

John & Samantha’s Uptown Engagement Session Sneak Peek!! {Charlotte Area Wedding Photography}

I left my session with John & Samantha feeling like I’d won some sort of photographic lottery!

These guys were a dream to photograph… not only b/c they’re beautiful (duh!!!) but they were fun, funny, spontaneous, had great chemistry and were totally comfortable in front of the camera (yes, I’m talking to you Samantha… you rocked it!!) AND the best part: They were up for anything and everything!  I’m talking velvet-chair-in-the-middle-of-the-road anything… I mean they were even willing to run through a waterfall to get that last killer shot!! (keep scrolling to see it!)

Enjoy a sneak peek at a few of my favorites!! XOXO

 

Twin Pics + A FRESHLY PICKED GIVEAWAY

Happy Monday!!  Today I’m excited about THIS Hart to Hart post featured on the Emily A. Clark blog.  Emily’s sharing pics from our cutie pie “twins” session as well as the importance of selecting a photographer.  I’m sharing what to wear and where to shop… It’s the NUMBER ONE QUESTION folks!

How about a little Fall  ”WHAT TO WEAR GUIDE” to get the juices flowing.  This features a gorgeous color pallete with a few of my favorite places to shop PLUS my latest obsession… Freshly Picked Moccasins.  The perfect accessory to your little one’s outfit.

In fact, I love these a mocs so much I’m giving away a pair!!  Win this pair of Birch Freshly Picked Moccasins by entering below.  XOXO

 
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Ode to the Fall Family Session

Fall is officially here!  And there’s a lot of actiong going on at the Hart House!  Between a jam-packed football season for two busy boys…A pretty prima ballerina in the making…

The most delightfully delicious 6-month old imaginable…

And as many house projects as we can keep up with…

It’s turning out to be a pretty full Fall so far.

But let’s talk pictures!!  This is hands down my favorite time of year to shoot here in the Carolinas.  I mean, it’s just incredible.  The colors, the weather, the sweaters!!  Family photo sessions are in full swing and I couldn’t be happier:) I have one or two slots left and then I’m booked solid for the rest of the year!  Blessed to love what I do and to shoot such amazing families and people!  XOXO