Maternity Photography: Florida Beach Baby Bump

Thursday, October 2, 2014

I love all the playful images captured by Darin Crofton Photography of this darling couple!! Each and everyone of their props was adorable -- from the children's books and beach ball to the "Freddie" and "We {Heart} You" banners. Every photo is unique and different from the last.

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From Darin.. While vacationing in Florida, Kim & Will wanted to capture their maternity photos in a unique way at a unique venue. Referred by a mutual friend, we planned their session to be tailor-made to show their relaxed and playful style! What a fun day it was at The Postcard Inn on St. Pete beach with these 2 (and a half) and I look forward to their next visit to FL to photograph them once again, but as a family of three! :)

Photography: Darin Crofton Photography / Location: St. Petersburg, FL / Submission from Two Bright Lights

FREE Giveaway: Baby Shower DIY Flower Pack

Friday, September 12, 2014

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Today is a very special day since I get to announce this FABULOUS FREE GIVEAWAY -- worth OVER $250 -- from Blooms by the Box. You will be able to choose a Yellow, Pink or Blue Baby Shower DIY Flower Pack for your upcoming shower. Wouldn't that be amazing to have a HUGE box of flowers delivered to your doorstep... Hooray!

To be entered into the giveaway, FIRST like Blooms by the Box on their Facebook Page and SECOND leave a comment below describing the baby shower or event in which you would use all these gorgeous flowers. 


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DIY Tutorial: Blooms By The Box Flower Packs

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Have you ever heard of Blooms By The Box?? They provide wholesale flowers and floral supplies for your next big event, such as a wedding, bridal shower or baby shower. I was lucky enough to receive one of their newest packages, the It's a Surprise! Baby Shower DIY Flower Pack. My jaw dropped when I received such a HUGE box from FedEx. There were bundles and bundles of yummy smelling roses, baby's breath, hydrangea and Goldenrods. I had fun putting together different arrangements using mason jars and porcelain owls I found at Michaels. A must have for your next baby shower (the packages also come in pink and blue)!

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From Blooms By The Box.. Blooms By the Box Surprise Baby Shower Flower Pack is an essential to ordering wholesale flowers for a baby shower! All the guess work is taken out of buying flowers because all the quantities are picked for you! Each pack was created with texture in mind! Get the professional look without the professional experience! With a yellow-themed event, colors have been chosen to give a well rounded and balanced overall appearance for your DIY arrangements. This pack is an inexpensive way to decorate beautifully for your sepcial event!

Flowers Included:
4 bunches Solidago
20 stems Large Hydrangea White
50 stems Rose 40 cm.
3 bunches Gypsophilia

Size: 
Each pack will make 8-10 small-medium arrangements, or 5-6 large arrangements

Availability: 
All year

Suggestions: 
Use mason jars, bud vases, or whatever vases you can find to decorate your house, yard, or venue for your baby shower! Play a game where the winners get to take home one of the arrangments! This pack is perfect is you are going for the trendy yellow and gray theme!

Feel free to add other flowers you like to your order and please keep in mind colors may vary on computer screens. All packs are subject to substitutions. 


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Maternity Photography: South Carolina Farm

Thursday, August 14, 2014

I love the countryside setting. I love the mommy-to-be's styling. And I especially love ALL the special moments captured by Morgan + Wes. Photographed at their family's farm in Hartsville, South Carolina, this couple is absolutely magnetic.

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From Morgan.. Jessi+Haddon are expecting their first child, a sweet little girl, in a few weeks. We met last week to document their last few moments as newlyweds before they become parents. Jessi rocked a gorgeous headband, a staple for her own iconic look, and a beautiful Free People dress. We shot on location at her parents farm in Hartsville SC where they were married close to a year ago and let the countryside be the majestic site that it is all on its own!


Photography: Morgan + Wes / Location: Hartsville, South Carolina / Submission from Two Bright Lights

Real Baby Shower: Vintage Aviation

Thursday, August 7, 2014

The pressure is on when you are throwing a baby shower for a professional party planner -- especially someone as talented as Tamara of Simply by Tamara Nicole Wedding & Events. Thankfully she has very creative friends and vendors that pulled off one of the most simply amazing baby showers! LOVE the Vintage Aviation theme along with its matching invitations (by Just Milled), cake (by The Sweet Side), and party favors. Ana Bella Photography captured every little detail... so please... enjoy each one! Cause I sure did.

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From Tamara... My friends and fellow vendor friends did such an amazing job on our shower! It's hard to plan a shower for a wedding/event planner, but they sure pulled it off! The baby room is "vintage aviation" theme, so Nina from Just Milled took that and made the adorable invitations, favor tags and guestbook advice tags. Kara from The Sweet Side used this theme as well for her amazing cake! (it was so delicious too!). Although it was a really hot day (especially for us in Seattle!), everyone had a blast in our backyard shower! The food (made by my friends Bekah and Bethany) was SO amazing and gourmet. The little bites were just perfection! 

Now everyone knows that I love my sweets, so my friend Candace made some cute signs for the food station that read "baby likes baby bites", and there were many fab desserts to choose from:) 

We played baby Bingo, "The Price is Right" and a few fun other games thanks to the party lady Claire (my sister!). Everyone had such a blast. 

Weston got spoiled, all of his aunties know that mama loves cute shoes and clothes. He will be one well dressed baby boy when we meet him. His due date is Sept 6th and we couldn't be more excited!!! 


Invitations/tags: Just Milled / Cake: The Sweet Side / Macarons: Lady Yum / Vintage Furniture: Vintage Ambiance / Vintage Dishes: Vintage Dish Company / Hair/Makeup: Urbanista Weddings / Photography: Ana Bella Photography / Rentals: Grand Event Rentals