happy friday from chi-town!
we’re in chicago this weekend, catching up with some of our best friends so we’re keeping things short and sweet today! here’s wishing you all a wonderful weekend!
last weekend, we shot a family portrait session with some of the sweetest kids ever. case and point: after we wrapped up the session and were walking back to the car, this sweetheart gave me one of these pretty pink flowers to put in my hair! it’s times like this that really make me love my job!
lately, this album has been on repeat on my playlist. aside from awesome new music, it takes me back to my college days of crushing on a bunch of boys who can sing really well.
here’s another quick preview from our trip to france last month (i can’t believe it’s already been a month!) next week, we’ll be sharing even more pictures of our week overseas.
this line of products is my latest obsession! i was introduced to it about a week ago and after using the testers of these products for a just few days, i’ve already noticed a drastic improvement in my skin!
lastly, we couldn’t do a five on friday without a shoutout to our awesome moms in honor of mother’s day. we love you moms and hope that you know how much we appreciate everything you do for us! happy mother’s day, we love and miss you both so much!
lately, we’ve been having all sorts of amazing, sunny weather here in seattle. so much so, that it’s actually making me fall in love with this city just a little more everyday.
of course, as i sit by the window typing this out, i’m met with pale, gray clouds and slightly cooler temperatures. but i have faith those beautiful blue skies and warm, bright sun will be back in no time (that’s what the weather report says anyways!)
in the meantime, i thought i’d treat myself to some gorgeous golden sunshine by sharing this fun shoot we did a couple of weeks back with kavitha and neil. until the wedding later this year, they’re doing the whole long distance things from miami to cleveland and with us based in seattle, we weren’t sure if we were going to be able to make an engagement session happen. fortunately, kavitha’s brother in san francisco had a baby and well, of course that meant they had to come out to see the little one which in turn, gave us a chance to squeeze in a quick session with these two! and we’re so glad we did! we spent an evening strolling around land’s end with them, hearing all about how they met at case western law school and the joys of wedding planning from different cities (an experience we remember all too well!) they are quite possibly the most easy-going and genuinely friendly people and by the end of the session, we were so incredibly happy we had the opportunity to hang out and get to know them just a little better!
kavitha + neil — congratulations again on your engagement! we’re so excited for you guys and can’t wait to see you again in a few more months for the wedding!
happy friday everyone!
this week, i thought it would be fun to start a new, just for fun column of sorts to highlight random things from the week behind, the weekend ahead, generally just about anything that’s on my mind. so without further ado, here’s presenting five on friday: edition 01!
this box of 80 (!!) gorgeous ranunculus stems seems like the perfect gift to send to our wonderful moms since we won’t be in dc to celebrate mother’s day with them next week. (not going to lie, i wouldn’t mind if a box of these randomly appeared on my doorstep as well!)
speaking of pretty florals, while at the grocery store earlier this week, i spotted this lonesome bouquet of fluffy peonies and had to have them at home. they smell extra sweet because they had no price on them and the incredibly nice sales associate let us have them for free!
this quick, easy and delicious snack/meal seems to have become a regular part of my diet lately.
i’ve been itching to bake more lately and this cake seems like the perfect balance of light, fluffy and sweet for the season. plus, all those berries have to make it just a little healthier, right?
here’s a tiny peek at what we have coming up next week. sigh, i really do love me some golden california sunlight!
have a great weekend!
it’s may! and for anyone who knows me, according to me it’s the best month of the year. may means the sun is out just a little bit longer, the temperature rises just a little bit higher, the season of pretty pink peonies is officially underway and of course, the best part of it all is it’s my birthday month!
ok, that last one might make me a little biased.
celebrating my birthday aside, i really do love this month and all the colorful spring blooms it brings with it. so we decided that it would make for a great backdrop to attempt our very first styled session and take some pictures just for fun! we roped in a friend’s daughter and niece, created a design board and started collecting and crafting items to pull our vision together. then we put it all together one unseasonably warm and sunny afternoon a few weeks ago. and while it didn’t turn out exactly how we had imagined it, we had a total blast through the entire process and can’t wait to do another one!
presenting, april showers bring may flowers.