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Expecting Claire

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Being a busy working mom while pregnant and having a toddler to chase after, I wasn’t sure if I would have time for another maternity shoot. The farther along I was the more connected I felt with my growing baby every time I felt her little kicks and movements, I started dreaming about her and what she looks like. I really cherished that moment in my life where I had a baby in my arms and another growing inside me so I knew I had to capture it.

At the time I also felt like it was a little bit of a bittersweet feeling, thinking that our time as a family of three was about to change, although we were ready and excited to become a family of four. We just settled in and found our family’s balance and life has been just us I felt it was something I really wanted to remember one last time because I might miss it.

I was 34 weeks pregnant here and the weather was just perfect that day. I chose this location again because its our favorite and Colette’s obsessed with the ocean so it was a fun place for everyone. For our looks, I kept our outfits neutral like the palettes of the ocean. I love wavy hair for all occasions particularly for outdoor photos and all neutrals for makeup.

Looking at these photos makes me so happy because I see that fun day watching Colette run freely, build sand castles and my best friend Michelle came out to play with her while we took pictures. Colette was also very concerned about her Big sister sign when she thought we were going to leave it behind in the sand, she ran back to take it and that turned out to be one of my favorite photo that day. I enjoy the behind the scene memories that were create during photoshoots more than the photos themselves.

Photography: Kristen Booth

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Enchanted 1st Birthday

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Our baby girl turns 1! I wanted something very special for her big celebration and while planning her party it started to feel as if I were planning her wedding. A beautiful photoshoot was in the order, which has the same importance to me as engagement photos are for weddings.

She’s our little princess, so naturally I went with a fairytale themed 1st birthday party called, Colette’s Enchanted ONEderland. This shoot was a preview to her party and anything enchanted to me meant outdoor forest “magical” setting. The problem was she’s still a baby and needed to nap every 2 hours so we couldn’t go to an actual forest. Luckily for us, there’s a park down the street from our house that we take her to all the time and I just knew it would work.

Once the location was set, next up was wardrobe! Styling outfits has always been my favorite part! Hunting for the perfect little dress for this princess of mine wasn’t easy but when I stumbled upon her dress I just knew it was the one! It has a champagne gold sequined top and a full feather and tulle skirt, which sort of resembles my wedding gown in a way. I still swoon over her pretty dress every time I look at it. Once I found her dress the rest all came together.

For the family part of the shoot I wanted everyone to look effortless and not over styled. My husband’s tailored navy suit and a wool cable sweater really complimented Colette’s gold and ivory dress. I went with a deep red colored dress to add to a winter feel. My makeup was darker then usual, I decided on berry stained lips and dark smokey eyes to add contrast to Colette’s innocent and pure look.

I kept the props minimal, just a couple vintage crowns and fresh hydrangeas was all that was needed nothing too busy. A lot of the details were hand-made because I wanted everything to be very special and memorable. I also baked her cake for the first time!

We were all so excited to see her to smash the cake the entire time but our little lady is truly a princess, she cried the minute the frosting got on her fingers! It was her first time tasting anything sweet and her reaction was just the funniest, she hated it and wanted nothing to do with it. She started whining and on the verge of crying when we tried to get her to smash her cake, so no cake smashing after all. Bummer! It was also nap time for her so I decided to throw some “fairy dust” on her cute little feet right before she fell asleep.

It was so much fun watching her take pictures, we just love her so much and couldn’t wait for her big party!

Photos by: Kristen Booth

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Glammed Engagement shoot

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I did two different engagement shoots that are completely different, a cute casual spring day look and a classic glammed night look.

Sean is obsessed with the 60s so I wanted to do something old Hollywood glam/Mad men-esque with more modern twist because I wanted us to still be us and not be in character.

Day look: Loose natural wavy hair, soft smokey amber and brown eyes, my favorite peach lipstick YSL #30 and peach tones for cheeks. Outfit: I was hunting for a white lace dress for months, but after being unsuccessful, I sketched up a design, searched for  ivory lace fabric and brought it to a tailor who was be able to make it, luckily it was a success!

Night look: I decided on more of a modern sleek hair with some slight loose finger waves, a heavier black winged liner and a classic red YSL Rouge Pur Couture #1. Outfit: Gold DVF dress, leopard clutch. Sean’s wearing an Ermernegildo Zegna Tux.

 

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Katie

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Katie did a Boudoir shoot, so I decided to do soft smokey eyes using taupe browns and soft grays, and gave her sexy wavy hair to allow a lot of movement.

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