Friday, November 21, 2014

friday | links

charleston, sc | sunset

la la la.
it's friday! which means the weekend is almost here. let's just make it through this work day!
i have a lot of things i want to get done this weekend; cleaning, organizing, picture taking, and christmas list making for family/friends. let's also keep fingers crossed that i can get christmas cards taken care of this weekend (made and ordered!).

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// this tattoo is simply stunning.

// it's been decided. i'm going to move in with jenna + her husband and camp out in this room. they have no idea who i am, so it might get a little dicey.

// stop being so cute and yet so expensive.

// i'm completely in love with the back of this dress.

// i want to live here. just give me a sleeping bag and i'll stay forever (see the herringbone in the fireplace!!!)

// LOVE this easy, delicious looking apple crisp recipe!

// current life phrase ;)

// paleo pecan pie recipe = thank YOU! (granted i don't have half the ingredients haha)

// anyone have an extra $400 laying around so i can buy these? oh you do, you're awesome thankssss

// kinsey, please teach me your ways.

// made this easy broccoli soup recipe the other night...it may already be gone. yum.

// ...a world starved for solitude | such truth.

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happy happy friday!
may yours be filled with joy!


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Thursday, November 20, 2014

photography | lando & emily

this past weekend my brother & his girlfriend came in for a cousins wedding.
they got in late friday night, the wedding was out of town saturday, and they left early sunday morning - it was a crazy fun whirlwind!!
saturday morning before we left for the wedding i pulled them outside to practice some of my couple shots. lando was being hilarious..."i feel so weird, this is weird!" apparently he doesn't want to show affection with emily in front of his sister - or the camera hahaha. #ohwell ;)

i was a little worried with the light - we shot these around 10am which can sometimes be harsh lighting...but we found some great spots in the neighborhood.
after the wedding on saturday we went across the street from the church and down the lane of some of our families land and took some pictures. (i got so many of other family too!)
i love the golden hour session too - they are so dramatic and fun.
you'll have to check out the rest of their set to see all of the drama.
some of theirs looks like an album cover.
i love it.
they are just so stinking cute!
<3

make sure your browse the rest of their session! :)

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since this is my brother, its probably my favorite shoot at the moment.
when you take pictures of family members do they become your favorite?!


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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

wisdom | you


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...the one thing that you have that nobody else has is YOU.

your voice,
your mind,
your story,
your vision.

so write
and draw
and build
and play
and dance
and live

as only you can...

- Neil Gaiman


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Monday, November 17, 2014

my weekend | iphone pictures

grrr monday.
i'm not a fan of you today.
i woke up exhausted (and nauseous) and felt like doing nothing.
but work calls.
life goes on.
i will do my best to put a smile on my face and kick your butt today.

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friday: LONG work day. it was just a little crazy and weighted, i was happy when it was all said and done. i had my brother's friend come check out some stuff with my car (it has been acting weird) and then cleaned a little before bo & emily arrived. we (roommate, cousin, brother, his girlfriend) all went out to dinner. we stuffed our faces with some delicious southern cooking and waddled back out to the car. it was a good night.

saturday: was a blast. we got up early made bagels (carbs, YUM!) and then i drug my brother and his girlfriend outside to practice some "couple" shots for some upcoming photo sessions i've got. it was a lot of fun, and my brother & i even got our christmas card pictures done! WOOHOO. we then all got ready, loaded into the car and drove out of town for a cousins wedding. it was beautiful and so good to see family for the day. i spent the golden hour sunlight to snap some pictures of other family members and to build my portrait portfolio. i'm in love with all of them - i can't wait to share them with y'all! we came home, started a fire, ate delicious food, and chilled out. it was a great way to end a saturday.

sunday: was hilarious. it started off FREEZING and raining and my brother couldn't find his keys, which meant i missed church (he was parked behind me). he went to try to replace the light bulb on our garage door light - and it fell off the wall. duct tape wouldn't even hold it up. -__- the day turned warmer and muggy and the roommate and i had good conversations, cleaned the house, watched project runway, and cooked. i ended last night getting some pent up aggression out at boxing.

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how was y'alls weekend?

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Friday, November 14, 2014

friday | links

queen street | charleston, sc

friday...you glorious beast!
I AM SO HAPPY YOU ARE HERE!
not only are you the end of the work week - but you mean that i get to see my broseph tonight!
WOOHOOOOOOOO!!!
yup! my brother and his gf are coming in for the weekend for a family wedding!
my roommate and i were joking that i think emily (brothers gf) has stayed with us more than lando has this year...i think thats true!
needless to say this weekend will be fabulous!
AND i'm forcing able to practice some posing/directing couple shots with them for some upcoming engagement shoots i have. ahhhh the joys of family, they really can't say "no" to you. :)

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// if princess ariel and prince eric actually got married in real life and more of their pics here!

// i want to take portrait pictures like this one...WOW!

// the most overlooked characteristic of who you want to marry. (so good)

// i want to be like the seagulls in nemo....mine, mine, MINE!

// disney gets burtonized... <3

// i don't know my way home....such beautiful words.

// the original harry potter creature vault. <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

// this could become the latest obsession for me.

// why didn't i ever think of using paint pens like this?!?!?!

// this is basically me packing...for any trip.

// this engagement session is me - all day, every day.

// i want this dress.

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happy friday!! 

have a lovely & safe weekend!!! <3 <3 
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Thursday, November 13, 2014

photography | the website

tweaking.
no, not twerking, tweaking.
my photography website needed some of it.
i created the website using wix and it was super easy to do and continually edit - thankfully since i'm sure my aesthetics will change over time.
i'm a lover of white space.
i think it's beautiful and it really lets the photography be the focal point...which isn't that the whole point of a photography website?
so when i created the site i thought "some color would be nice"...and it was... until it wasn't.
i just was using it all wrong.
those boxes? blehk.
so with a little tweaking i took the colors away, changed a few pics (i'm constantly changing those), and am really, really happy with how it is looking now.
cleaner, crisp, more defined.
ahhh...it's the little things.

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before:


after: 




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what draws your eye when you find a new website?


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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

my shop | fedeli jewelry


since i've mentioned this time and time again, i figured it was finally, finally time to share the shop with y'all. so, what is fedeli jewelry? fedeli jewelry was born out of a love for a necklace that belonged to my mother. the necklace is delicate, gold, and sits at the most perfect spot on my neck. i wanted to begin creating things that had an essence of my mother in them - beautiful, dainty, and captivating.

fedeli means faithful in Italian; it seems only fitting that it would be the name of my jewelry brand as i have seen God's faithfulness through every situation i come across.


i only have a few pieces made (you know, just starting out) but i am eyeing some new pendants to start making new necklaces (as well as making more of what i already have).

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1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 

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i wear the triangle almost daily and it just seems to pull everything together without being overpowering. so that is currently MY favorite - but the geometric layered necklace is a close second, and i love the honeycomb....and the horseshoe...ok i love all of them. :)

and here are a few ideas i'm tossing around for new necklaces, you know since i love feedback.
most of these would jump the price up a little bit (crystal quarts, gemstones, hammered brass, and jade stone can be rather pricey) but i think they would add a little extra dimension - what do you think?



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