Thursday, April 24, 2014

Vendor Spotlight: Petal Pusher Moves Downtown

I cannot say enough for the creativity and talent that Nichole and her staff at Petal Pusher bring to the area with their unique arrangements, bouquets, and talent for building on the ideas of others.  Being a downtowner myself, I was more than thrilled to hear that Petal Pusher would be moving to the Broadway district!  Nichole, Joplin (the cute shop kitty pictured above) and staff are settled in with full decor, a new walk-in cooler, intimate consultation area, and extensive retail that will make you want to pamper yourself and others. (Thinking about mother’s day? How about homemade salsa, aromatherapy bath salts, or home accents?  Oh yeah, and flowers!)

Nichole was the florist we worked with for our own wedding and she made it a wonderful experience with her knowledge and attention to detail.  We recommend Petal Pusher to anyone, and we are looking forward to the weddings we share this summer!  Stop in at their new space to shop around, or just give Joplin a little love - he will be waiting in the window. ;)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Waiting for Baby Hazel: Danielle’s Maternity Session

Outdoor maternity sessions have such a relaxed, natural quality to them. They are the perfect way to document the special time waiting for baby. We traveled out to Merrill, Wisconsin for Danielle’s maternity session where I got the opportunity to help her select outfits and accessories as we prepared for the afternoon session.  It was a gorgeous spring day (even with 18 inches of snow to contend with) and we had beautiful, bright light for our downtown locations.

Baby Hazel is expected memorial day weekend, which is an incredible blessing with both Danielle and Reggie being teachers.  They will have a whole wonderful summer to spend just the three of them creating their own little family, and starting summer traditions to build on in the years to come.  Congratulations to you both; I can’t wait to meet baby Hazel!

Monday, March 31, 2014

{ Welcome New Baby Stella! }

I love working with newborns - tiny little sweet things all bundled up. Evelyn was the first newborn girl we ever photographed, and now, a little over three years later, we got to meet her baby sister, Stella. Stella did an amazing job for her first photos! Fifteen days old, and a little over six pounds, she slept through the entire session, snuggling into posers, baskets and wraps, happy to be wherever we put her. Evy was a perfect big sister - interested in everything that was happening, and helping in any way she could. We were excited to try out a few new props such as our Flokati faux furs, dainty headbands, and new cheesecloth wraps. We have so many beautiful images from this session, narrowing it down to a handful for blogging was a difficult task, so be sure to stay tuned for a future gallery! Welcome, Baby Stella!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Personal Post: Danielle’s Baby Shower

Last weekend, my family and I threw my cousin Danielle a baby shower for what will be the first great-grandchild in the family. We didn’t know the baby’s gender, so we decided on a soft pastel, handmade theme (with plenty of inspiration from Pinterest of course!).  Weeks ahead Danielle’s dad brought over fresh fish for a little family dinner, and as we finished eating, we all gathered around for baby shower crafting.  Everyone got into it: grandpa, and fathers, and husbands all making pom-pons and tag banners - their hardworking precision applied to something so sweet and feminine.

We wanted the decorations to be a surprise for Danielle, but little did we know she had a surprise for us.  For months she had been so sneaky, keeping the baby’s gender an absolute secret - it was all we could do to keep from gossiping wildly about what we thought it would be.  As we set up for the shower, Danielle pulled out a beautiful cake made by the same bakery who did her wedding three years ago. The cake was to be a gender reveal!  After patiently waiting through games, gifts and food, I had the honor of cutting the cake and announcing to all the guests that there would be a baby Hazel entering our family in May.  Many congratulations to Danielle and Reggie!  We are looking forward to your maternity photos this weekend and baby Hazel’s arrival in a few months! :)

Monday, March 17, 2014

Spring Sweetpeas Promotional Photoshoot

Sweetpeas Clothier in De Pere is such a fun little shop! It is full of cute outfits for tiny boys and girls, goodies for mommies and mommies-to-be, and beautiful jewelry and accessories. There is always something new at Sweetpeas, which is why we stop in each season and select a few favorites to share on our page.  All outfits shown in these images are made by Tea which has a wide collection of comfortable daily-wears for little ones.  Stop in and check out all they have to offer!