{project update} | completed: noe valley midcentury modern

At last...photos of my latest project! I can't tell you how thrilled I am at how well this project turned out. It will be the inspiration to my new home remodel for sure! It was a crazy deadline (due to a baby in utero), yet it was one of the most fun projects to work on thanks to the AMAZING team: Heather (home owner), Mason Miller (Architect), and John Fannon (contractor). You all will be missed! I really do hope I get a chance to work with all three of you again. You all were the best. This is as good as it gets.

Photography by Odessa of Photo Designs by Odessa. She's amazing! We hired Odessa two days prior to the shoot. Thanks again Odessa! With Heather's due date and my across country move date set for September 27th, the team decided 3 days prior that we should try to get the shoot done before the baby arrived. I had a day and a half to set up/shop for the shoot. Schedule Shoot Date: Monday, September 26th. Larkin Louise arrived on her due date and I flew my kids (with Gigi's help) to Austin the 27th, the following day. Whew, we made it just in time! Let's just say, Jace wasn't too happy being left with unpacked boxes while I enjoyed my day at a photo shoot. I still owe him, HUGE. 

So, what do you all think? Rustic, Modern, Retro? Does this style work for you?! It definitely does for me.

You can check out more photos here and on Mason's website here. Happy Wednesday!

 

{la petite magazine} | rbd helps style a modern kids photo shoot!

I hope you all are recovering from the overabundance of sweets consumed yesterday. My body is still asking me why I ate so much chocolate carmel. :] Speaking of sweets, I have some SWEET news. I'm super excited to announce I'm in La Petite MagazineSarah Wert of Modern Kids Photography asked that I help out with the day of styling for her La Petite Magazine shoot. The shoot actually took place in one of my client's home, which turned out to be a perfect setting.

Theme: feathers, tepees, and Indians, which happens to be the hottest trend right now. I loved the feather crowns, rustic yet playful. Sarah's images are featured on pages 59-70 of the magazine, and for all you DIYers out there, check out the headband tutorial from curlybirds.

Loving the grass headpiece? The straw head piece was made by yours truly. Hehe :] I'm sure the beautiful little girl had something to do with how well it turned out. Thanks Sarah for letting me be a part of such a fun day! You can check out more amazing photos on Sarah's blog; and if I haven't said it enough already, isn't Sarah AMAZING!?

Hope your week is off to a fantastic start!

{Behind the Scenes} | modern kids photoshoot

Head on over to Sarah's blog for behind the scene images and a fun video of the Modern Kids|Beatrix NY photoshoot, taken via my iphone! What a magical place. I love how the butterflies turned out on the tree stump. The stump came from Sarah's own home, and it's now in my possession. Thanks Sarah!

I had so much fun helping her source props and style the kids. I can't WAIT for our next project. Check out the fun cardboard trees in the video...yes, Sarah and I made them. Stay tuned for more trees in the sneak peeks she's posting.

Lastly, Sarah found an amazing tree stump slice at Michael's, that I definitely recommend using as new idea for art in the nursery or elsewhere in the home. ;] Sorry no link. Michael's doesn't have it for sale on their website, but here's a similar product. I thought a kid's sillouette on the trunk would be fun...something like the image below? Sarah had the idea of laser cutting a graphic...sounds dynamite! The stump slice was used to photograph Beatrix NY's super cute logo. I love it! So creative.

Happy Tuesday!!