Snyder Kids {Granite Falls, NC}

Last week before the big snow storm I got together with my good friend (and Zumba instructor! Whoop!) Dana and her kids to take some fun photos.  I looove the way they turned out.  Aren't they such beautiful children?? I cannot stop thinking about how cute they all look in their photos!   And I thought it would be fun to make a few Valentine's appropriate;).  I mean, you can't go wrong with heart and arrow bokeh, am I right??

Speaking of Valentine's Day photos, don't forget about my Vday minis coming up on February 6th!  Be sure to book your spot ASAP because spots are going fast!


These last photos of Dana--isn't she such a babe? And she looks killer in orange!  Did you know she and her family run a farm? They sell their (delicious!) meat that you absolutely have to buy if you live anywhere near Granite Falls, NC.  Be sure to check out Snyder Family Farm on facebook! Thanks again, girl for letting me photograph you and your kids!!

Valentine's Day Mini Sessions {Lenoir, NC}

I'm so excited to be offering Valentine's Day mini sessions for your cute little ones in just a couple of weeks!  I love getting into the spirit of holidays (yes, even the non-major holidays like Valentine's Day!), and what better way to be festive than to have beautiful photos of your kids decked out in adorable V-Day outfits?

I've gotten mine taken care of, now it's your turn to have yours done on February 6th! I'm taking a much more modern, clean approach to my mini sessions, which I'm seriously pumped about! I love keeping things clean, fun, and simple.  

Here are the details:

Session date: February 6th, 2016

Session Times: sessions available in 20 minute increments between 9AM and 1PM

Location: The Pink House located in downtown Lenoir (it's the cutest salon EVER.  They have vintage armoire for their hair stations!)

Cost: $50. Comes with 3 edited high-res images for download from a personal online gallery.  Extra images available for purchase at $10/digital download as well as a la carte items.

Fine Print: Due to limited studio space, I cannot accommodate more than 4 siblings at once. All children have to be older than 3 months.  Unfortunately, due to the limited session time I cannot accommodate newborns or very small babies. If you have an older sibling that can comfortably hold the little one exceptions can be made. No family pictures will be taken during that time. No outfit changes.

I can't wait to hear from you and photograph your kids!  Contact me today to book your session!

Anderson Family {Marietta, GA}

This family was so cute! I mean, those boys with their little sister? Adorable!

Don't forget about my Freshly Picked giveaway happening right now. If you're a mom with young children, or even if you KNOW of someone who is, this giveaway is for you!  Hurry! Check it out!

Freshly Picked Moccasins {Giveaway}! CLOSED


Are you as excited as I am?? I am so excited to be partnering with Freshly Picked and four other women who care as much about their craft and work as I care about mine!  

So who else is a part of this giveaway? Let me introduce them!

A Vintage Poster- Sara Harding's posters range from simple and elegant to funky and fun.  She has hundreds of poster designs that can match anywhere in your home--from your child's room to your sitting room. She is giving away 3 posters of your choice!

Remember Stella- Jenny Petersen's fingerless gloves are adorable and trendy, and they come in adult and child sizes.  I love matching with my daughter, so these are right up my alley. She is giving a mother-daughter matching set of gloves for the giveaway in the color Claret (pictured below!).

See Anne Sew- Anne Johnson is a good friend of mine and talented seamstress.  She sews adorable clothes for her children, and is offering two of the cutest little bow ties in 6-12 month size.

The Simple Little Things- Heather Malouf has every bow you could ever imagine in her shop. My faves are her sparkle bows and her faux leather bows.  Who can resist sparkles or faux leather accessories? She is giving away a white faux leather bow elastic headband in the size of your choice.

And of course, Freshly Picked who I talked about yesterday! You get to choose one soft sole moccasin in the color and size of your choice!

Below are some photos of their amazing work:

How to enter?

Click the black buttons below of each shop to like or follow! Then head to my facebook post, comment DONE, and tag your friends in the comments for extra entries! Easy peasy! 


Giveaway ends December 14th at midnight! Must be a US citizen to participate, be 18 years or older, and not have won a Freshly Picked giveaway in the last 60 days.  Best of luck everyone!

Freshly Picked Moccasins (Review)

If you've never heard of Freshly Picked, then I'm so glad you're here! Let me introduce you to an insanely comfortable, durable, and fashionable little shoe made specially for your little one's foot. The soft soles are perfect for all ages, but especially for toddlers as they are learning to walk. My son had his first pair when he was about 6 months old, and man I loved those shoes! They didn't trip him up, they stayed on his super chubby feet, and they were cute (I got compliments on them aaalll of the time everywhere I went).  AND they fit him until he was about 14 months old (!!!!).  That right there is my absolute favorite thing about these shoes.  They stretch! I got my daughter a size 8 moccasin about a year and half ago and today they still fit her almost size 11 foot because, aside from the elastic opening, they have slowly stretched with her feet.  I don't know a single shoe out there that can claim to grow with your child.  Hers have started getting holes in the toes, but let me tell you.  You can't beat having a good pair of shoes for a kid for a year a half!

Hands down, these shoes are the best toddler shoe out there.  They are easy to clean, they don't get stinky when they are wet and worn without socks (and let me tell you, non-leather moccasins DO get super stinky when they get wet, whether they are worn with socks or not, which I sadly know from experience.  Peeyoo!)  The only downfall?  The price.  They are expensive, so sometimes it feels like you just want to protect them and save them for only special occasions, but honestly?  They are worth every penny. I believe in investing in quality products, and this right here is a quality product worth paying for.

AND GUESS WHAT?? I get to give a pair of these bad boys away!  TO YOU! Be sure to check in tomorrow to participate in my giveaway!  I am partnering with several other awesome small business women as well to sweeten up the deal!   You definitely don't want to miss out! So be sure to check here tomorrow to get the full scoop!!