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behind the scenes @ today’s photoshoot . . .

This is what’s happening in the studio today my friends. A mini shoot for something fun. Sometimes you just gotta use your jack-of-all-trades skills to make things happen, you know? As much as I love photography, this is one of those times when I wish I had an assistant and a professional photographer in my back pocket. Nevertheless, it will get done! What’s going on in your neck of the woods? Any professional challenges or triumphs taking place?

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Destination: San Francisco!

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Hello friends!! It’s my last day here in San Franciso and we have had a ball!!! We took a 2 year hiatus from our yearly Frisco trips and boy have I missed this place!!! Rob + I drove up this past Friday for our anniversary get away. This city is so beautiful to me. I never get tired of it!! My dream is to one day own a home here. Im posting this from my phone, so I hope it works. I just wanted to share some of the beauty I’ve captured through my lens during my time here. Meanwhile, I hope you are all having marvelous Mondays! Go forth and prosper!!!
xo

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Caught on Tape . . . . er, well . . . Film to be exact . . !

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Reston + Nadiya, Summer 2012 | All images by Earthtone Photography

 

Hello friends + Happy Monday! Today happens to be my dear friend Loreta’s birthday. In honor of her, I am doing this post to share some of her blessed talent with you. These beautiful images were taken by Loreta of Earthtone Photography. I did an interview with her back when the blog was a newbie. God brought Loreta into my life on my son’s first day of Kindergarten. Her amazing daughter Olivia was in the same class as Reston. After dropping off our kiddies we struck up a conversation and ended up standing outside the school talking for 3 hours straight!!! Needless to say, we quickly formed a sibling-like bond. I could go on and on about the similarities we share, and the differences that make her an inspiration to me. But that is for another post. I just wanted you guys to see how utterly talented she is. We did this photo shoot last summer. It was so much fun working with her. I have so much respect for people who photograph children + babies. It takes A LOT of patience and a great personality. Loreta has both, and she worked her magic on our shoot. It really was a joy to watch her in action. I’m super excited to be working with her again as we gear up to shoot the new handbag line in the next few weeks. I’ll be sure to keep you posted on that project. I can’t wait!!!! I also can’t wait to get these fab photos up on my walls!!! Happy Birthday Lo. You never cease to amaze me!!!!

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With Childlike Abandon . . .

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Venice Beach | 4.9.13

Spring break is off to an amazing start for the kiddies. They haven’t been home much and they are loving it! Yesterday they spent the day with their cousin and had a spur of the moment sleep over. Uncle Jamahl took them to the beach late in the evening (I opted out of this adventure because it was soooo windy and cold. The thought of getting sand in the fro was extremely unappealing). He texted me back this picture and I just fell in love. I love kids. I love how cold, sleet, sandstorms, hail or thunder doesn’t mean a thing to them. They wanted to get in the water and ran straight for it. It didn’t matter that they did not have a change of clothes, that their shoes and socks would be wet, that they would be cold upon exiting the water and have to spend the rest of the evening in their underwear! I love that about children. It’s something I have to remind myself that I used to have, and can have again if I choose to let go. So that was my lesson learned yesterday.

Maybe a fro full of sand isn’t so bad after all. ☺

Enjoy this day!

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Inspiration Round Up . . . .

Absolutely Gorgeous!!! via

Gimme, Gimme, Gimme!!! Jean Paul Gaulthier Spring 2012 via

So warm & cozy via West Elm

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Natural, raw textures via

This beautiful pic is from my files, not sure where I got it, so if anyone knows let me know and I’ll credit it!! So pretty!!!

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Sparkles, Sparkles, Sparkles! via

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There’s just so much stuff that’s inspiring me right now!!! What’s on your radar??

Label Love: For the Love of Donna Karan . . .

Backstage Pass: top 6 images courtesy of From Me to You

I happen to think Donna Karan is one of the great womenswear designer’s of our time. Her aesthetic is something I can really relate to. I adore her use of color, texture and draping. I often gravitate to her clothes, and find myself wishing I had a closet full of her designs. The above photos are backstage images captured by Jamie Beck & Kevin Burg of the ever inspiring From Me to You blog. Below are images of Donna’s offerings for Spring 2013 from her recent showing last week during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week:

On the Catwalk: All images below via style.com

Keep it commin’ Donna!!! We love you!

Sweet Dreams . . . .

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I’m up working on my blog and website. Kids are down, hubby is working downstairs. All is well . . . or so you would think. I have tons of stuff to do and it just hit me like a ton of bricks that I AM TIRED!!!!! Ugh!! What to do? Work through the bone-tiredness or call it an (early) night and hit the sack, forgoing at least 3 hours of solid kid-free quiet time . . . The on-going dilemma of a work-at-home mom continues . . . .

Have a peaceful evening, xo

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