Capturing the Bump

My first attempt at maternity photography was quite a success. These pictures are amazing and so was my model!

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Maternity {Photography}

—-> I am a Pinterest addict. I pin ridiculous things that I will never DIY and when I do they usually are a flop. Lately I have tried to pin only the most necessary items. I even went through my boards and cleaned out the random things that I will never attempt to create. It’s 2013- a year of cleansing. My email account(s) are a different matter. I have over 3,000 emails in each of the email accounts that I hold. I tried this morning to sift through and delete but come on- who has time for that. The real question is why the heck did I let it get that out of control? New Years resolution- delete, delete, delete. Unsubscribe from the newsletters that I keep telling myself- oh I will read that when I get the time. Never happens!!

Tomorrow I am going to pretend to be a photographer capturing my sister’s baby bump. She is five-months pregnant. I want to get a few shots of her and my nephew. My medium- a Canon Rebel film camera. I’ve always loved the way film looks and I can’t wait to see what I can get. The backdrop in St. Augustine is perfect so I really can’t screw it up.  I spent my Saturday night on Pinterest- exciting huh? Browsing maternity pictures and getting lost in different blogs and websites. If my models behave I will post some of my pictures later this week.

My {pin}spiration


I love everything about this photoshoot. The bright green wall, striped dress, and the way she is off-centered.


Floridian at Heart {Nursery Inspiration Board}

When I found out that Tangerine Tango was the Pantone Color of the Year for 2012, I was thrilled! As a third generation Floridian I navigate towards the bright spectrum of the color wheel. Tangerine is a bold color choice but for a child’s area it allows for creativity and a play on colors.

Enjoy this fun bright-colored nursery board!

1. Florida vintage prints get me every time. The word vintage + Florida flare and I’m sold. Find this little gem on Ebay- quick before it’s a goner!

2. Perfect pillow for your little sunshine.

3. Pop of color with these spectacular curtains from Urban Outfitters.

4. Show a little love for your babes birth state with these personalized prints from Rooted in Paper.

5. Can’t have a bright-colored room without an extremely bright-colored mirror! That would just be unfitting! Find this mirror {available in multiple colors} from Rosenberry Rooms

6. Tangerine shag rug- of course! Also found at Rosenberry Rooms.

7. I love the Sparrow crib by Oeuf because of its contempary and natural look. Why it’s a favorite it transitions into a toddler bed making it worth the investment!

Maternity Spring Style

1. Hatch Collection has maternity basics that can be dressed up for evening or simple chic for daywear. This Afternoon dress is perfect for Spring + Summer.

2. A clutch accessory item- sunglasses. I’m on my fourth pair of Ray Bans- I’d say I’m a little obsessed. Love the Clubmasters by Ray Ban. {Of course I have a pair!}

3. Butter London is a perfect nail polish for pregnancy- it’s non-toxic!

4. This wrap watch is amazing. It is the best of both worlds- a watch + bracelets. Check out La Mer Collection and browse the many different varieties of wraps.

Weekend of Style

I played the part of assistant apparel buyer for the past two days for my sister’s store, Anchor Boutique. We jumped from appointment to appointment with brands and perused over nine floors the size of football fields. My brain has yet to come of the fashion high!

Maternity Spring Chic

1. This dress from Hatch Collection, called The Everything Dress, is a wrap dress that can be worn in fifteen ways. It is a maternity must-have!

2. How chic is this Retro Bag? And yes- it is a diaper bag! Danzo Baby Diaper Bag makes a statement piece that can be worn throughout pregnancy, with baby, and beyond diapers.

3. A beautiful delicate necklace to tie in the outfit made by Laurel Baker of Anchor Boutique .

4. Lace Toms are adorable- shoes that can be worn throughout spring and summer.

Fabulous Diaper Bags

Long gone are the days of carrying diaper bags in cute animal prints. Diaper bags have transitioned into trendy totes that can be used long after baby is out of diapers. And since it is used as your purse, makeup tote, lunch box and everything for baby it is vital to find the perfect bag to match your style.

1. Have you heard of Danzo Baby? Known as ‘Mommy’s Little Helper’, this is truly an organization system in a bag. The inside of this bag is what really matters- it is lined with clear pockets that are affixed with a velcro tab to which you can attach 25 different name tags to! Amazing!

2. This is a classic tote made by DwellStudio. The simple, sleek look make it a diaper bag that can be carried in any occasion.

3. Sally Spicer diaper bags are handmade and each one is unique. This tote has several pockets inside and out, including a changing pad.

4. Super lightweight and stylish bag by Mia Bossi. Patterns are varied and come in many styles.