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

DIY Tutorial: Featured on Hostess with the Mostess

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Its always SUPER DUPER exciting to be featured on one your favorite party blogs... and Jenn of Hostess with the Mostess was nice enough to share this DIY project of mine. YEAH! It was a fun tutorial and something I do often for large buffet-style get togethers as well as small intimate dinner parties. Craft paper + a white or colored paint pen can be a lot of fun and very personable. Since I don't have very nice placemats, I thought this would be a fun solution and something different.

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Tutorial & Photography: Elizabeth from Bump Smitten / Featured on Hostess with the Mostess (HWTM) / Placemat Stencils available for download at HWTM

Newborn Photography: Mommy & Me Studio Session

Monday, July 28, 2014

Let's start off the week with some adorable baby photos from Bethanne Arthur Photography. How PRECIOUS is this little boy?!?! I love his cute facial expressions as well as the special moments shared with his mommy. Get ready for a lot of oohs and aahs as you glance through the images below.

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From Bethanne... Nikki and her son Riddik came into the studio for a sweet little Mommy and Me session. I have known Nikki since she was pregnant with Riddik. In fact, I photographed her gender reveal and maternity session, and when Riddik arrived, I photographed him at the hospital and for his newborn photos. This sweet family is dear to my heart, and Nikki is such a wonderful friend. Seeing her being a mother to Riddik is so awesome. There is NOTHING better than being a mom! 


Photography: Bethanne Arthur Photography / Submission from Two Bright Lights