Thursday, November 28, 2013

Count Your Blessings: Thanksgiving 2013

     As the turkey roasts in the oven, the sweet potatoes bake, and the smell of home-made goodness fills my home...I can't help but think how blessed I really am, and there really is no where else I'd rather be. In life so many things bring change, but if there's one thing that remains the same, it's the love of family and friends. To be able to gather together with an abundance of food, laugh, and reminisce about the good old times, make new memories...I'm not sure if it can get any better. With so many distractions, and work, and school, and chasing after our dreams...often times we forget what is most important of all. 
     And so today I am thankful for my life, my family that loves me regardless what crazy ideas come to mind, my home, my hilarious friends, my church family, the ability to walk, talk, dream, my bed, chocolate (who isn't thankful for chocolate?), my little brother's amazing ability to annoy me and make me burst out laughing at the same time, internet (You wouldn't be reading this if there wasn't any!), the seasons, blue skies, and the privilege to serve an amazing God, for all of this would be absolutely nothing without Him. 
     I hope your day is filled with amazing food, laughs with the people you love, and lots and lots of dessert! ;) Here is a photo I took of a Chocolate Flan Cake I made....Happy Thanksgiving!!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Styled Shoot: Winter Bride

     I have been a little M.I.A. lately...but I can promise you I'm here to make up for it!! The past weekend I collaborated with a fabulous team on a Winter Bridal shoot. The day started out a bit cloudy and slightly rainy, but the soft light from the white clouds provided beautiful light reflecting back on our model. 
     The shoot took place in different locations as we scouted for unique environments and lighting. The rush of prepping for the shoot discovering new spots and ideas along the way made for a great day. Oh if you could only hear how giddy I was as I snapped and snapped, and quickly glimpsed at the screen!! All in all it was a super fun day, and everything came out so incredibly beautiful. J Crew...I'm coming for you. ;) Here are the photographs I took...enjoy annnnnd Happy Friday!! 

Hair Stylist | Hair by Margie
Photographers | Barbara Marcella Photography & Andy Alarcon

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Fall Wanderings

     I love venturing to new places from time to time and scoping out shoot locations. The past weekend I visited Ringwood Manor State Park and sort of went on an impromptu photo shoot. The colors are all so beautiful in the Fall and the park was filled with little surprises on every corner. I went at the perfect time of the "golden hour" and the sun's rays shone beautifully on the colorful trees. At one point I couldn't stop jumping up and down from excitement when I would reach another undiscovered area. All I needed was a long flowy dress to feel like I was in a movie. And what came to mind when I saw the meadow in the forest....Twilight of course! ;) Here are some of my favorite photographs...enjoy!! 

Follow the light...

I absolutely loved this.
Yes, I squealed from excitement when I saw this.
Skylands Manor