Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Rouge Coco

I heard the news last night that Vanessa Paradis would be the face of Rouge Coco, Chanels new line of lipstick, and I almost died. Then, a few minutes ago while I was flipping through Vanity Fair's March issue I came across the ad and about died again. I LOVE Vanessa Paradis and she can pretty much do no wrong in my book. I'm a tad jealous though, being as she is with Johnny Depp, but I will forgive her for getting in my way because she is a stunning French woman. I had to hunt down a photo of the ad, and with much searching I finally came across a photo big enough to put on the blog. Here she is in all her beauty!

Click on the photo to view it larger!

Ciao lovelies!


Thursday, February 4, 2010


I have been on the hunt for the perfect pair of cowboy boots for years. I think everyone I know has a pair of cowboy boots except for me. We go to the rodeo (scary right?) and everyone is wearing cowboy boots. Is Alyssa? NO. And every spring and summer I'm longing to wear a pair with a great cotton dress. And do I have them? NO.
Tonight, I took a look after I came across a pair while Josh and I were out and about. I found this pair from Piperlime, my go to place for shoes (I have yet to actually purchase anything), and I'm SURE they will do the trick. Problem? Of course. They cost an arm and a leg, but hey, I asked Josh if I could get them anyway, and you know what he said? "Yes!" except it didn't sound like that. It was the "Yes.." that sounds like a "Yea right" I'm still holding out hope. In the meantime, I'm swooning over them every few minutes!

Aren't they fabulous!?

Have a wonderful day lovelies!

Cute, Cute, Cute!

I was perusing this morning, and found these ADORABLE coasters. I love coasters, I don't know why. Josh and I have two sets from Paris, but I would love to add a few of these to our collection. There are dozens of designs to choose from, but these are my favorite. The coasters can be personalized, which I think is cute and they would definitely make a cute housewarming gift, as they are pretty spendy! One coaster is $26, but I think they would be well worth it! So pop on over to Iomoito see more adorable stuff!

Friday, January 29, 2010


Vania and Christine over at Simply Bloom Photography can do no wrong in my book. And when you see their photos, I'm sure you will be thinking the same thing. When I think about how I want my images to look, and what kind of photos I want to give my clients, V and C's work is #1 on my list. Their photos are simply stunning. They are classic and vintage but modern, and they breathe romance into every image they take. It would be an absolute dream come true to have them shoot Josh and me.Alas, they are in Alabama, and I don't think we will be there any time soon. Oh what I would give to have a session with them. Take a look at their truly inspiring and romantic images over on their blog HERE

Amazing and drool worthy, right?

Have a fabulous weekend!


Wednesday, January 27, 2010


So I've started and stopped a post about 4 times since I posted last. Something funky is going on with blogger. I no longer can choose text style, or color, which, yes is a big deal to me. Linking is weird too. Anyway, I've been MIA for a long time, and I'm sorry to the 3 people that read this blog. I've been working away on prepping for last weekends wedding, and working on ways to revamp my business in for 2010. I've also had a lack of things to post about because I've been left a little uninspired.

But I popped over to some of the blogs I frequent, and over at Ruby Press they posted about a Spring 2010 Campaign for the Dace Clothing Line. And let me just tell you, when I popped on over to Dace and saw the Campaign video, I about died.

It's no secret on this blog that I LOVE, ADORE, ADMIRE Europe,Paris especially. My heart hurts with missing. I found myself again on the streets of Paris after my dad died, so I have special feelings for Paris that no one can understand til they have been there. Europe changed my life. So I've been thinking alot about Paris recently, even mentioned to Josh how we should plan a trip there. He reminded me that it won't be that easy to visit next time being as it isn't a four hour train ride. It's nice to dream, though. My dream photo session would be a pretty girl or a couple on the streets of Paris, and this Campaign makes me want to do just that even more.

Take a look at the video here, and enjoy a few photos that I found via The Digital Darkroom. The colors, the location, everything make my heart happy and sad at the same time!

First photo is my absolute favorite. Totally my style!

Au Revoir!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Pitter Patter...

I think I've mentioned this before, but since my brother has been at college, we've been passing links back and forth for modern houses we think the other would like. Kyle always knows what I will like and for a guy, he has really good taste. He's always been drawn to modern homes and architecture, and I have always been drawn to older homes, that have character. But like I've said before, as I've gotten older, I've come to appreciate more modern homes, and have actually come to love them.

And being a photographer,I love light, natural light especially, so I love BIG windows, and they have become a must for me if/when Josh and I go to build (or buy) a house.

So because I like big windows, here is a house that's almost all windows. And one that I instantly fell in love with.

Love the warm lighting. I'd give my right arm to have this house... maybe

I love red, and I LOVE the use of it in the kitchen, I'd paint our cabinets red if Josh would agree to it!

Can you imagine the light that comes into this house? It would be even more amazing if it looked over a lake!

Photos found here

Have a fabulous weekend!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


We got word yesterday that life was going to be able to go back to normal, and after my initial tears, prayers, and telling everyone I knew that everything was going to be okay, I hit a wall. It was finally okay to relax, to stop holding my breath, but it was the middle of the day, so I wasn't going to sleep. Although I almost fell asleep on my laptop a few times. It took everything I had to wait til Josh got home to take a nap. We "rested" which isn't really rest when we are on the most uncomfortable couch in the world, and when the dog is sleeping on my face, for about an hour.

Neither of us could sleep last night, I had too much running through my head. Prayers, and then the projects I need to take care of, and then details of the wedding I'm shooting next weekend. It starts to consume my sleep about two weeks before a wedding, and I was feeling good because I wasn't letting it take away from my sleep, but then I remembered last night that I had other things to worry about, so now I better start thinking about this wedding coming up. And there I am at 2 am thinking of poses, and time, and "Will this area work for the First Sight? Because the light over there is terrible." Josh tossed and turned too, and then the dog was on the bed. Yes, the dog was on the bed... Tossing, and turning and scratching, and running around. I was too tired to move her to her kennel, so there she "slept." Yea, I know it's bad to let her sleep with us.
And my mom will say, "You let a dog ruin your sleep?" This from a women who wouldn't let her kids on her side of the bed if they had a nightmare. That was dad's job. What a softy he was!

So this weekend, I'm hoping I get to spend some time recuperating. I need to work, but maybe I'll work from bed underneath our new fluffy down comforter! I wish I had this room to sleep in, I love everything about it. Oh what I would give to have a room just like that! Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone!

Not sure where the photo is from, I found it online a LONG time ago and saved it to my files.
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