Aug13 Happy Camping: A birthday Party 2014

Dougnuts for guests, a naked banana and crème fraîche cake drizzled in caramel, utah mountains and lakes, teepees, s’mores, wood sign posts, impeccable details and top it all off with a canoe ride around the lake…I wish they had invited me! With a mom who is a floral and event designer, I wouldn’t expect anything less.  She spent almost a whole year dreaming up a party that exentuates the beauty surrounding them, and by golly did she accomplish such a goal. Take me camping!

Event Planning and Design: Amber Reverie
Photography: Thrill Photo
Cake: Rue De Lis
Fabric Garland and Bandana Bib: Seamingly Sew by Meg
Custom Baby Moccasins: Wanderlust Moccasins
Location: Highland Glen Park
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Aug08 Guest Blogger: Kelly 2014

She’s more than a year old now. In a few days she’ll be 15 months. We’ve moved from rocking chair to rocking horse… from baby carrier to carrying her own baby. Her face seems like it changes daily.

I remember my mom saying things like: I’m gonna put you in a box so you’ll stop growing and now I get it. As much as we dream of the rest of the firsts that await them, we want them to stay just like they are… and they wont. They aren’t supposed to.

My dear friend Whitney of Whitney Darling Photography feels the same way. When she and another girlfriend and I were planning to get together with our babes, she offered to snap a few pics of us so we could remember this time in our journey of motherhood.

As always happens with the three of us, our simple, no frills plan to ‘snap a few pics’ sprouted wings and we found ourselves in a texting spree of ideation which resulted in the three of us trucking strollers, each other’s babies and lord knows what else down a steep hill in what felt like 1,000 degree heat and a surprisingly crowded beach.

But all was worth it, because Whitney somehow used her camera to transport us to the Carribean. Here are a few of Selah and I

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We were all so blown away by how they turned out that she has actually launched a b&w beach series with mother and child[ren].. here’s where to reach her if you’re in the So Cal area and are interested.

For more from Kelly look here.

Aug06 Maternity photos: a class act 2014

One of our fabulous collective members Meg Perotti of Little Meg has blown us away AGAIN with the most classy yet natural maternity photos in all the land. I love, you love, we ALL love them!

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Aug05 Radiant Orchid 2014

We are absolutely obsessed with one of our collective members Alyssa Rosenheck and everything she shoots.  Here’s a fabulous 1st birthday cake smash exploding with so much color and laughter you won’t be able to help but smile. They chose the background color because the mom is in love with the pantone color of the year – Radiant Orchid.  Fabulous, it’s just so fabulous!

Photography & Styling: Alyssa Rosenheck Photography
Cake Topper: Potter & Butler
Dining Room Paint Color: Sherwin Williams Verve Violet
Dining Room White Table: Four Chairs Furniture
Green Dress: Ann Taylor Loft
Gold Bow Bracelet: Vince Camuto
Gold Snake Bracelet: Ann Taylor Loft
Navy Blue Room Paint: Sherwin Williams Naval 
Crib, Dresser, Changing Table: Restoration Hardware Baby
Light Fixture & Mirror: Restoration Hardware Baby
Baby’s Bedding: Pottery Barn Kids
Navy Rug: Crate & Barrel

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Aug04 Inspirational Photos: Esperanza Moya 2014

Esperanza Moya is an editorial photographer who does a lot of work with kids.There are SOOOOOO many inspirational photos on her site that you need to check out! Honestly these knock-out photos are just the tip of the iceberg.
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