LES FLEURS

today’s SILVER LINING is FLOWERS…personally am lucky enough to work around beautiful flowers much of the time…but truth be told i am often not enjoying them, but rather working…so between the focusing, exposure & perfect angle i have to remind myself to just enjoy their beauty…& today i am reminding you…FLOWERS are lovely…mother nature’s gift to us…so take some time to “smell the roses” & lilacs & lavender & whatever else you can find…for life is hard & flowers are beautiful..wishing you a beautiful day full of SILVER LININGS & LES FLEURS….xoxo

 

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JULY 10th, 11th & 12th 2012

….on an 800 acre farm nestled just outside of philadephia….

A ONE OF A KIND workshop & retreat with
ELIZABETH MESSINA & her creative collaborators
spend a beautiful three days creating art & learning on a farm
with 100′s of horses & some of elizabeth’s favorite people…xoxo

ABBY LARSON of STYLE ME PRETTY

SHIRA SAVADA of MARTHA STEWART WEDDINGS

CLAIRE PETTIBONE GOWNS

TWIGS & HONEY HEADPIECES

ADRIENNE PAGE of VELVET RAPTOR

LEAH MACDONALD of WAX WORKS

WILEY VALENTINE

and oh so much more

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TO REGISTER

simply go to A LOVELY WORKSHOP
& click on REGISTRATION….fill out the
form & voila…you will be notified if you
have spot in the workshop…resgistration
does not guarantee your spot…..space is
limited to 20 attendees…fingers crossed

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see you on the lovely east coast…xoxoxo

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today is the official publication date of my 1st book!

i put my heart & soul into it & share many of the lessons & secrets i have learned along the way…i hope it touches & inspires everyone who reads it…know that if you are holding it in your hands, you have a little piece of me…many blessings…xoxo

THE LUMINOUS PORTRAIT available TODAY

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AMANDA (of 100 LAYER CAKE) & TIM are getting married

& i had the honor of photographing them a couple of months ago in palm springs…engagement photos are so full of love & anticipation, & these are no exception…in fact not only were TIM & AMANDA sweet & lovely, they were stunning…it was a wonderful day…stop by 100 LAYER CAKE today to congratulate the happy couple & see some of AMANDA’S favorite engagement photos…& if you still can’t get enough, be sure to browse the new issue of UTTERLY ENGAGED…you’ll find these lovebirds on the cover & in a beautiful 20 page spread inside…love is definitely in the air…

…. Her Kiss & Tell….

“I had a big crush on Tim for awhile before we dated, and I’m pretty sure I saw a multitude of stars, planets and fireworks on our first kiss. My friend Jillian (yes, of 100LAYER CAKE) had a party at her house and after the guests had all gone home, she decided she would take fate into her own hands. She pitched a tent in her living room and invited Tim and I to join her and hang out inside. A few minutes later she left us, laying in the tent alone together (Thank you, Jilly!) We talked for awhile, about all sorts of things.. conversation came easy with him. Then he reached over and grabbed my hand.. and we held each others’ hands for quite some time. It was the sweetest thing, and I never knew hand-holding could be that intense. Then of course he leaned over for a kiss. That’s when it all became a blur of pink clouds, fireworks, and rainbows.”
-Amanda remembering her 1st kiss with Tim
…. His Kiss & Tell….
“Indoor camping at it’s finest!  I don’t know why our friend Jillian had a tent in her living room, but she did, and we ended up in it.  We held hands like a couple of school kids for a while until I gathered the courage to reach over and kiss her.  At that moment, our tent could have been on top of a mountain, or in the middle of the Serengeti.  It didn’t matter because the world outside ceased to exist — it was just the two of us, and nothing else.”
-Tim remembering his 1st kiss with Amanda
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CONGRATULATIONS AMANDA & TIM
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…today’s SILVER LINING is napping…

seriously, is there anything more delicious than a nap?? maybe it’s just me, but sometimes i would do just about anything for the peaceful comfort of an afternoon siesta…the europeans really are so advanced in this area…i sometimes joke that i haven’t had a good night sleep in fourteen years (ever since the birth of my first daughter)…now that may be a little bit of an exaggeration, but only slightly…so today, i want to give thanks for the perfect little nap….whether a 20 minute “cat nap” or a long lingering disorienting uber cozy one, i adore them all…although it is a rarity that i actually get any nap at all, i feel grateful for every one i have ever had…i even get the sweetest joy from watching one of my children nap…so i wish you all a nap…the kind that changes your perspective…xoxo

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THE WEDDING CHICKS

have some of the sweetest & most innovative wedding style ideas…
i simply heart this adorable way to ask someone to be your bridesmaid

 oh & the “love lives cozy here” towels…i have these in my kitchen

you can order from designs they have or create your own


so much sweetness & style in one place….


find this & so much more on
THE WEDDING CHICKS

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styling FOUND RENTALS
flowers KELLY OSHIRO
model ASHLYN PEARCE
dresses BHLDN
hair & makeup ERIN SKIPLEY
location SB HISTORICAL MUSEUM 

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HAPPY ANNIVERSARY JOSE & JOEL!
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1 year ago today i had the wonderful experience of capturing this absolutely stunning wedding….most of you have probably already seen the beautiful layout in MARTHA STEWART WEDDINGS…i invite you to take some time to enjoy some of my favorite images from their wedding day…the decor & fabulous style was created by LISA VORCE, of OH, HOW CHARMING! & MINDY RICE FLORAL DESIGN (both of whom are near & dear to my heart, also produced & designed my wedding @ 5 years ago)…so pretty much this is a love fest…take a moment & wish JOSE VILLA & JOEL SERRATO congratulations…they are both so sweet & so talented…happy anniversary my friends…xoxoxo

 many they have many wonderful married years together…xoxo

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here is the list of the amazing team of talented & creative
people that came together &  helped make their day not
only beautiful but also full of meaning & substance…..
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Location: FIGUEROA MOUNTAIN FARMHOUSE
Event Design & Production: Lisa Vorce of OH, HOW CHARMING!
Event Design and Flowers: MINDY RICE FLORAL DESIGN
Catering: NEW WEST CATERING
Stationery: TINY PINE PRESS & PAPEL PAPER & PRESS
Calligraphy: ANNE JONES
Cake: SWEET & SAUCY SHOP
Lighting: BELLA VISTA DESIGN
Photography: ELIZABETH MESSINA
Cinematography: JOE SIMON FILMS
Ceremony & Cocktail Music: BOLERO SOUL
Reception Music: MICHAEL ANTONIA of FLASHDANCE
Rentals: CLASSIC PARTY RENTALS
Specialty Decor: BARKER DECOR SERVICE

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love is beautiful

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