January 30, 2011

Accessory Happy! Favorite *Sessions* of the Week...

I just love to view sneak peeks on the Mika Beth Edwards Photography blog!

This week, there's a tie... two favorite sessions from one unbelievable photographer! This husband and wife team, based in Fort Smith, AR, travel to many surrounding cities for photography sessions. 

The first session reminded me so much of my son, the personality captured as well as how his mommy styled him. The adorable hat, jacket and Vans he wore for this session on the railroad totally caught MY eye! What a unique, fun setting for a photo session! The second, seriously made me swoon. The colors these beautiful siblings wore in the gorgeous fall colors around them... perfection.  Mika Beth definitely captured the beauty of the children and their relationships in their gorgeous surroundings. LOVING the accessories... the headbands, bead necklace, leopard flats, suede boots, owl attire on little sis and the denim and tan combo's.... aaaahhhh! It was even stated on the blog how great this mom is at styling her children! You'll have to check out these sessions on the blog.  I was unable to paste the pics, so click on the links below....

January 24, 2011

Double the Smiles, Double the FUN!

I had a VERY small taste of what it's like having twins.... 1 year old twins. But I have a feeling these are some of the most well behaved with some very patient parents!

 This was only my second 'real' photo session that I personally photographed. I also helped style this fun loving family of four!. Boy, I am glad Serena (Rylie Boo Events) was there to help get some laughs and smiles... basically act like a complete goofball! These babies were SO happy and on their BEST behavior! Go figure, their parents are the sweetest too.

We had a few wardrobe changes and they kept a happy face the whole time... so did mom & dad, THANK YOU! Little {E} is beyond adorable in the gorgeous tutu's from Juju's Tutus. Her brother, Little {O} looks so grown up in his tie from Two Sisters Originals. I loved the bright pink polish mommy put on {E}'s toes! She is also seen in a very sweet dress, perfect for spring and her brother in a coordinating belt, both hand stitched by Cedar of Ella-o-v-e. Mom put their family photo collection clothing together. Loving the girls in their pink and boys in gray.
What a fun afternoon! There were just too many fun photos... I had to post all of these!
Happy 1st Birthday to two ultra sweet babes!

January 23, 2011

Simplicity = Stunning! Favorite Session of the Week...

My favorite styled *session* this week comes from Patrick Madigan, of Man in the Moon Studios. He certainly knows how to capture true beauty in every sense of the word. Patrick's artistry shines through as the images with the gorgeous landscape seem magical. He completely captured the love this couple shares and the beauty that surrounded them in each photo. The simplicity and color choice in this couples clothing (ps - I'm in love with the green jacket!) allowed Patrick the freedom to capture the beauty in nature to make for some fabulous photos! Sometimes, simple style can be absolutely stunning when you have a fantastic photographer like Patrick!

Patrick isn't just another photographer who's work I love to follow. He's a also a very special person to my family and me. He was a very dear friend of my sister who passed away ten years ago. Her friends will always be an important part of our lives.
Here are just a few from a simply stunning session from a true artist!

January 21, 2011

Hello 2011!

We welcome this new year!

Here they are again! This is a little tradition we have... photographing our boys with the numbers! Here are some I took!

Things get a lot more interesting when 2 1/2 year old boys are given "props!"

We styled our boys around the hats I had made for them... Loopty Loo Designs does such great work! Wonderful quality, fantastic colors to choose from and reasonably priced.

Such a sweet boy!

The boys are getting so much easier to photograph...didn't hurt that a smart mommy brought gummy bears as incentives! - THANK YOU, Nat!

Oh my goodness, are we done YEEEET?!

January 16, 2011

Valentine Styling

Have you booked a Valentine Mini-Session with one of your favorite photographers? If so, I'd love to help style the session with some darling clothing, accessories and props for your little lovies. I've found some great tees, tutus and treats! angela@savvystyledsessions.com

Winter Brights!... Favorite Sunday Snapshot

I just became a "fan" of this VERY popular and talented photographer from a small town in Connecticut who specializes in natural light photography as well as photography tools. She has nearly 9,000 followers and I am SO excited to start following her blog too! This photo reminded me of some kind of winter clothing ad. :-) It's just beautiful, the lighting, the white snow and the  BRIGHT, colorful, cheerful, cozy hat and jacket! L.O.V.E. the stripes and polka dots. Great styling! Notice that little bit of snow covering parts of her knit hat? So fun! I hope to see more from this session on the blog!

Stunning work, My Four Hens Photography! I cannot wait to see more fabulous photography, tools and  freebies!

January 13, 2011

How it All Began... The Gorgeous {H} Family

Back in September I started this little styling business. Here's how the story goes...
 Four of my very best girlfriends and I were gathering in Northern California for a baby shower for our dear friend, Kristin. We decided to make the trip a BIG event, having all of our mothers and children there as well. So, what a great opportunity to get all the kiddos for a photo session with our Jenn, a fabulous East Bay photographer. {Jenn Hoffmann Photography}  About a month prior to the trip, Jenn asked that one of us girls come up with some clothing options for all of our kiddos to wear (FIVE, TREE AND UNDER) for the photo shoot. I immediately said, "I'll do it!" And so for the next couple days and hours on the computer, I came up with four collections for our children to wear. I was HOOKED! I had the best time gathering clothing and accessory options from various websites, it actually became addicting! So addicting and FUN that I thought, hmmm, how could I make this a business? That very weekend, Jenn contacted me and had this very thought . So literally a few days later I had the name and website domain. Thanks to the support and confidence my dear friend Jenn had in me and after numerous emails and  late night phone chats, a few weeks later, Savvy Styled Sessions debuted.  I was uber excited to start my own business and couldn't wait for clients who needed styling! I was thrilled at the opportunity this would give me to use my creativity and love for fashion I have had since I was a little girl. I felt my eye for what photographs well emerged since taking up photography a few years ago.  I just knew this endeavour would bring together so many of my loves in my life!
Jenn and her family were my very first clients. The beautiful dress for her daughter was my "inspiration" piece as Jenn already had it in mind.  Her kiddos have the most amazing blue eyes and they certainly pop in this photo session! Here are a few snapshots from their session a couple months ago.
Photography by Kim Lind Photography

 Sweet little {E}!

 Beautiful Mom!

I love you, {H} Family!

January 9, 2011

"Serious Sweets, Serious Style"... My Sunday Fave!

Talk about FUN! This hot mama is not only one amazing baker, she's got an eye for style too! Jessica Flowers Cuff, part owner of The Coffee Shop in Gilbert and winner of Cupcake Wars (Ace of Cakes 100th Episode) on The Food Network, whips up some TASTY treats but fashion is also her thing. She styled her family for this session and I don't even know where to begin... the prints, the shoes, the colors... oh my! There's so much going on visually but each family member is able to show off their own unique style and it totally works. The cool pops of blue, like Jessica's unbelievable shoes, her sons vest, her daughters polka dot tights, as well as her hubby's button down, look fab! Love it, Jess! I have known Jessica since grade school and she's always been SO fashionable. Head out to Gilbert and visit The Coffee Shop for some delicious foods (amazing cupcakes). Check out a new episode of Cupcake Wars on The Food Network for the Champions round, featuring Jessica, on January 18th! Go Jess!
 Photo by Amy Conkright Photography

January 2, 2011

"New Year, New Beginnings"... Favorite Styled Snapshot

Happy New Year!
This photo was the perfect pick for the new year as a new beginning for this couple is right around the corner! Here it is... my favorite styled snapshot of the week! I came across this photo while looking through fb posts of this amazing photographer, Courtney Sargent. I LOVE the bright colors this couple chose to wear (nice job!) and the location chosen by the photographer was awesome. Check out more of the session on her blog. LOVE the little *pink* sneakers... super fun!

***If you are expecting and would like styling for an upcoming maternity session, please contact me. I would be happy to help you and your significant other look your best while showing off that adorable belly!***