Thursday, March 31, 2016

Christine +Justin || The Chesapeake Bay Couples Session || Bayside Workshop

Last November I took a long drive down to The Chesapeake Bay in Maryland, to participate in
 The Bayside Workshop hosted by Natalie Franke and Krista Jones.

The next two days were filled with lectures and presentations on topics including branding, social media marketing, blogging, getting published, as well as posing and styling, workflow tips, and more.

I loved getting to know the incredible ladies behind it along with other creatives who attended the workshop.

The highlight of each day was of course the styled shoot!
I was in awe! The setting could not have been more beautiful, and the couple more stunning!

I am so excited to finally be able to share the images from day one shoot.

Here is Christine and Justin!

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The amazing professionals who made the workshop possible:

Hosts: Natalie FrankeKrista & Davey Jones
Assistant: Madison Short
Venue: Silver Swan Bayside
Design: Kruse and Vieira Events
Florals: Petal and Print
Engagement & Dinner Florals: Intrigue Designs
Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen
Paper Goods: Laura Hooper Calligraphy
Cake: Catherine George Cakes
Welcome Bags: Marigold & Grey
Hair & Makeup: Up Do's For I Do's
Gown: Wren Bridal featuring Donna Morgan

Sponsored by: Style Me Pretty | HoneyBook | The Find Lab

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Spring Dress

When you find that perfect spring/summer dress you just have to photograph it! 

As soon as I slipped this floral Eva Mendes for NY & Co. dress on I knew it was a keeper. 
I love its flattering mid length, the beautiful pattern, and removal straps. 
But the best part are the pockets! I love dresses and skirts with pockets! 

I paired the dress with the perfect nude pumps by Christian Louboutin for my Easter brunch look. 

Friday, March 18, 2016

Sunday Afternoon

Ahhhh, the great outdoors!
After many long weeks of winter it was so nice to finally get out.
The children were probably the most excited. 

Because, who doesn't like an afternoon in the park? 

Friday, March 11, 2016

Bridal Show at Fiddler's Elbow Country Club || Bedminster || New Jersey

Gorgeous Sunday afternoon and a perfect setting for this bridal shoot. 

Last weekend I joined Jackie and her talented team at a bridal show held
 at Fiddler's Elbow Country Club in Bedminster, New Jersey. 

This stunning venue is located on over a thousand acres of scenic countryside and
it features three championship golf courses.
The show took place in the newly-renovated Somerset Ballroom of the English
 manor style Clubhouse. Its floor-to-celling windows flooded the space with beautiful light.

Hair & Makeup: Jacqueline Cicala Beauty Bridal Atelier
Gowns & Jewelry: I Do I Do {Morristown, New Jersey}
Florals: Lisa A. DeAngelis Designs {Stockton, New Jersey}
Venue: Fiddler's Elbow Country Club
Models: Olivia, and twin sisters: Nina & Danielle

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Thursday, March 3, 2016

~ Bridal Show at The Westin Governor Morris | Morristown ~ New Jersey

Last Saturday I had the pleasure of attending a bridal show at The Westin Governor Morris
 in Morristown, New Jersey.

Many wedding industry professionals were showcasing their products and services.
I joined Jackie Cicala of Jacqueline Cicala Beauty Bridal Atelier who,
along with her talented team, is the master of making the brides look and feel beautiful on their special day.

Surrounded by so much beauty I was swooning over the dresses, hair and makeup.

Take a look!

Hair & Makeup: Jacqueline Cicala Beauty Bridal Atelier
Dresses: I Do I Do Bridal Studio
Jewelry & Hair Accessories: I Do I Do Bridal Studio
Beautiful models: Lyrie | Twin sisters~ Danielle & Nina | Hannah
Venue: The Westin Governor Morris

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Samantha Is Four!

A leap year will always bring back one of the best memories. 

Four years ago on February 29th my water broke and I was heading to the hospital to give birth to my daughter.
I kept thinking to myself: 'Not a leap year baby! Not a leap year baby! Please!'
That was my 'fear' during the pregnancy, even though my due date was March 5th. 

So, there I was, praying and hoping she would wait until after midnight. 
And she did :-)
She was born at 3:57am on March 1st which is also her grandma's Birthday! 
And February 29th will always feel special, too.

Here is Samantha.

A very independent four year old who loves clothes, shoes, Disney princesses, and Frozen.
She loves to dance and sing, and would never let me cut her hair- Rapunzel's hair is her goal ;-)
She never seems to stop talking or asking questions.

And she adores her little brother, Jack!