YOU CAN REACH ME

“You can reach me by rail way
You can reach me by trail way
You can reach me on an airplane
You can reach me with your mind

You can reach me by caravan
Cross the desert like a Arab man
I don’t care how you get here
Just get here if you can

You can reach me by sail boat
Climb a tree and swing rope to rope
Take a sled and slide down slope
Into these arms of mine

You can jump on a speedy colt
cross the border in a blaze of hope
I don’t care how you get here
Just get here if you can

There are hills and mountains between us
Always something to get over
If I had my way surely you’d be closer
I need you closer

There are hills and mountains between us
Always something to get over
If I had my way surely you’d be closer
I need you closer

You can windsurf into my life
Take me up on a carpet ride
You can make it in a big balloon
But you better get here soon

You can reach me by caravan
Cross the desert like a Arab man
I don’t care how you get here
Just get here if you can

I need you right here right now
I need you here by my side
I don’t care how you get here
Just get here if you can”

xoxoxo

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this beautiful engagement shoot has been featured on STYLE ME PRETTY & BE INSPIRED…but i wanted to show some more of these lovely images & share some of the behind the scenes details that inspired this beautiful photo shoot, leila & tony are an adorable couple….full of love & tenderness…

when leila & began discussing plans for their engagement shoot, i encouraged her to think of some ideas that were close to her heart…that we could create a stylized photo shoot that honored their relationship….well, leila teamed up with her friend & very talented designed, CARISSA to create the sweetest flower stand ever….to see more of carissa’s beautiful work check out her site JL DESIGNS….

as a surprise for leila & tony, i asked my good friend liane of SANTA BARBARA WEDDING & MONTECITO CONFECTIONS to create this sweet green cake…i have become a little obssessed with having cakes at portrait shoots…maybe its my sweet tooth….i also found this sweet INSPIRE sign that i thought was a a perfect sign for leila & tony….leila’s site BE INSPIRED is full of inspiring ideas…..

i also travel with many prop…you never know when a hat or a crown will come
in handy…i love how old fashioned & sweet my hat is with their outfits….

leila & carissa literally built the flower stand from scratch…and yes its truly lovely & original…but what moved my the most about the flower stand idea, was that it was very close to leila’s heart….it was a tribute to leila’s mother, who suffers from a rare illness….leila’s beautiful thoughts about her mother touched my heart…

that’s the most amazing part of this shoot…its so lovely because
it’s so authentic & is a creation out of & in honor of love….

everything, from the beautiful flowers carissa chose to the sweet floral jumper leila wore was perfect….

the entire shoot was at the stunning DOS PUEBLOS RANCH….many thanks to TRICIA FOUNTAINE who was a wonderful help & is managing the RANCH which not only was the location for the amazing fairy shoot last year (that is featured in the current issue of SANTA BARBARA MAGAZINE)….DOS PUEBLOS RANCH is available both for photo shoots & weddings & other celebrations….

we spent a wonderful afternoon, exploring the property & making photographs

leila & tony were made for each other…they are such a sweet couple….

peace . blessings . love . marraige

and flowers…lots of flowers….

and kisses…lots & lots of kisses….

congratulations leila & tony….xoxo

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lately, i’ve been obsessed with little cakes….i love the idea of a miniature wedding (or not so miniature) cake just for you & your hubby….i’ve been using them alot lately in photo shoots….something sweet just for you & the one you love….in fact, on my wedding anniversary last year, i had the baker who created our wedding cake make a smaller version of it for us to celebrate with….it was romantic & our children loved it…food for thought, literally….have a very sweet day.

xoxo

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sometimes when you are close to people & see them all the time, it’s easy to forget to let them know how special they are….my mother is an amazing kind hearted person…i feel so lucky that she is my mother….she’s the kind of woman who is always thinking about other people…when she comes to our house, she’s always organizing, folding laundry, doing the dishes…to the point where it drives me a little crazy…i always ask her to sit down, relax….and she’ll laugh at me, as though i’ve said the most ridiculous thing ever….she also loves to embellish when she tells stories…it’s wonderful….it makes for really good stories & lots of laughter….she’s very kind to my children, which is sweet…i understand now how she feels….how much you love your children & how much they’ll never understand….we are somehow compelled to make our own ways in life…but i know in my heart, that i am greatly influenced by my mother…one of my fondness memories of my childhood, was when i was twelve years old….my mom let me stay home from school for no reason at all & we went to a local garden & got a huge basket of strawberries…we ate all of them…don’t get me wrong, we had chores & responsibilities…and i was a relatively good student…but she made “playing hooky” for that one day so special….i try to make mundane things special for my children now…going to the post office can be a serious adventure if you do it right….now some of you may wonder why i am writing this here….my mother used to be an english teacher….so every day since i started KISS THE GROOM, she proof reads it & sends me corrections, for my many misspellings & grammatical errors….i am a creative person & often don’t have time to check every little thing i write….so i have always appreciated this…so this is a surprise for you mom….thanks for editing for me, even when i never asked you to…thanks for folding my clothes, even when i’d wish you’d sit down & relax…thank you for being so kind & generous & funny…thank you for teaching me how to be a good mother….i adore you & hope you have a beautiful mother’s day…know that even though i don’t always tell you, i think you are the best mom ever

i love you…elizabeth

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NO ONE

“I just want you close
Where you can stay forever
You could be sure
That it will only get better

You and me together
Through the days and nights
I don’t worry ’cause
Everything’s gonna be alright

People keep talking
They could say what they like
But all I know is
Everything’s gonna be alright

And no one, no one, no one
Can get in the way of what I’m feeling
No one, no one, no one
Can get in the way of what I feel
For you, you, you
Can get in the way of what I feel for you

When the rain is pouring down
And my heart is hurting
You will always be around
This I know for certain

You and me together
Through the days and nights
I don’t worry ’cause
Everything’s gonna be alright

People keep talking
They could say what they like
But all I know is
Everything’s gonna be alright

No one, no one, no one
Can get in the way of what I’m feeling
No one, no one, no one
Can get in the way of what I feel
For you, you, you
Can get in the way of what I feel

I know some people search the world
To find something like what we have
I know people will try
Try to divide something so real
So ’til the end of time
I’m telling you there is

No one, no one, no one
Can get in the way of what I’m feeling
No one, no one, no one
Can get in the way of what I feel for you”

ALICIA KEYS

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