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Unicorns & Cosmo?

It’s a little strange but a little cool that this unicorn themed maternity session has been shared on Cosmo {among other places!}. In fact it blew my mind!! Thus, when I sent this styled shoot to PopSugar for possible publication, I was thinking how fun it would be to on their site–it’s a fun, bright site that I go to for inspiration and light-hearted stories. And they accepted it! Which was amazing all in itself, but it caught the attention of RedBook, Cosmo and Yahoo and was shared in a whole bunch of different places. I feel everyone fell in love the story behind these images, plus unicorn themes are kind of awesome.

The Story

Emma and Spencer not only had challenges in conceiving {Emma has polycystic ovary syndrome}, but conceiving a girl was also a surprise. Spencer’s side of the family hasn’t had a girl in three generations. Their friend Staci {who is also a good friend of mine} wanted to celebrate this unique daughter, and threw herself into designing this session. Both Emma and Spencer are fun-loving and enjoyed the idea of having the session unicorn-themed. So embracing how unique their daughter Penelope was, a purple unicorn session was designed!

For those interested, Penelope was born healthy and happy, and the family is settling in nicely!

The Vendors

Any shoot is nothing without its vendors, and this team was amazing!

Furniture/Rentals: Eastlake Events
Planning/Design: Laced With Grace
Caligraphy/Prints: The Sensible Type
Sweets: Wink by Erica
Balloons: Big Ass Balloons
Paper Florals: Alaan Studios
Floral Crown: Bramble & Bee
HAMU: Twisted Couture

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Introducing Crystal & Kenneth

This engagement session with Crystal & Kenneth was like no other that I have photographed. Kenneth is a chef and he loves to cook for Crystal. They have a special ritual where they come together on Monday nights and break bread together, share their lives and catch-up because they are so busy. You see Crystal is a news producer and has crazy hours, just like Kenneth does being a chef. Their crazy hours don’t match, so when they get time off together, it’s special.

When it came time to plan the engagement session there was a strong consensus: a home cooked meal by Kenneth. A meal that is special, where Crystal would contribute and romantic pictures would be captured. It was perfect.

The Engagement Session

Kenneth planned this delicious dinner. He likes to think of the food he prepares as creating an endgame with flavor notes for the person eating it. When Crystal sent over the menu, as a foodie, I about fell out of my desk chair! And possibly excitedly wrote to another foodie friend about how delicious this engagement session was going to be.

Since this wasn’t your average engagement session, everything was done in stages. From making the homemade pasta, to finishing the last course. The best thing about this session though? These two are obvious best friends, partners for life. They exude happiness and a deep love for each other. It was truly a blessing to be invited into their home to witness their special Monday night ritual.

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Guardians of the Galaxy?

Um heck yes to Guardians of the Galaxy! All of you know I have quirky ideas, right? And a passion for Marvel? Well this passion has helped me create some pretty cool ideas, but I am truly in love with how this one turned out. The plus side? We are featured in Offbeat Bride for these pictures this week! I cannot think of a better reason to celebrate the second movie in the series coming out than by giving you these pictures to feast on!

The Table Settings

It’s Guardians of the Galaxy, so obviously there is a lot of gold in this. From the linens, to the cutlery, glasses, table chargers. It’s the perfect setting to show of dark pops of blue, green and burgundy. To add a subtle space feel, terrariums were used to hold the flowers. I love the height of the flowers almost as much as the starburst napkin holders. Also, rock candy was added to all the floral arrangements. Because yes.

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