For those getting into their first place, here's a little room re-do inspiration. I recently finished my guest room and I'm thrilled with the results. Most of the guests who would be staying with us would be coming from the North, and most likely during the winter months, so I wanted it to be a bright and sunny "Florida" room to get away from the snow. Here is the before And here is the lovely after. Does this even look like the same room!? A little paint, a little love - goes a long way!
I had a really hard time finding night stands that I liked - so of course I set out to make my own! I wasn't looking to pay $50+ for each night stand, so by making my own I used some old salvaged wood, and a few dollars spent at Lowe's, I have two custom made night stands for $12 each. Here are the before and after photos of my lamps. I picked these up super cheap ($9.99 each!) because I knew they would match great with the small pineapples on the ends of the bed posts, but the color wasn't right. I spray painted the bottom white, which was an easy fix, but the lamp shade is welded onto the bottom portion. So my options were to cut the metal off and find new lamp shades, or try to work with it. Of course I went with the DIY route, so I took off the outer beige fabric and left the white lining. I bought 4 placemats from ikea that are a tangle of rattan like twigs (only $1.99 each)and I used two for each lamp shade. A little hot glue, some scissors, and they came out great! A custom lamp for under $14 each - you sure can't beat that.

After I had the bed and night stands in place, the room needed something on the walls. I didn't want to use personal photos because I really wanted the room to have a "hotel feel" for our guests. I decided to pull out my paint brushes and a couple canvases to make some custom art for the room (I was on a custom roll with everything else!) I used the same paint color on the canvases as I used in the en suite bathroom to tie it all in. I'm so happy with how my paintings turned out! I love the old, distressed wood under the clean crisp colors of the painting.

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So there's my guest room! I had a great time working on all of the projects, and I hope it gives you a little inspiration of your own.
This week I met with Sarah and Kyle for their engagement shoot. The weather was perfect and we got some really fun shots. Sarah looks gorgeous in each and every picture!
How beautiful is Sarah! I'm very excited to take photos of her all dressed up in her gown on their wedding day.We found some really cool punches of color all over the town.
Super excited for their wedding in February!
On Sunday, Todd and I both photographed the wedding of Harris and Jenny at their beautiful home. About 60 of their closest friends joined them in celebrating on this cool fall afternoon.
Jenny looked classic and gorgeous in her beautiful dress.

Their friends gathered in their grand living room for their ceremony. Harris and Jenny wrote their own vows which had many of their friends smiling and shedding a few happy tears along with them.

It was such a beautiful day, we are so happy we could be a part of it. Congratulations Harris and Jenny!
This past Sunday, we met with the Johnson's to take some family photos. Everyone was a little shy at first, except Des (on the right) who was ready to strike a pose every time I held up my camera! After only a few minutes, everyone was laughing and having a great time.

They are the most kind and welcoming family
All of the kids get along like best friends and were so fun in front of the camera.

We had such a great afternoon, we have already booked a session next month to shoot with their entire extended family. We can't wait to photograph them again!
Last weekend we shot an engagement session with Sasha and Brad. We had a really fun time - Brad had so many funny comments about everything and we laughed about the show Man vs Food! They are a super fun, easy going couple that warmed up to the camera like pros. Here are a few of my favs from the shoot.
We had some fun during our "photo booth" shots

Aren't they a beautiful couple?

We had a great time getting to know them and can't wait to shoot their wedding in February!

Here's a fun afternoon project to brighten things up! This is the first room makeover I did in our new place. Thanks to the contractor white paint, just about every room was a blank canvas. The downstairs bathroom is a small room, so I wanted to make it appear bigger using some stripes! The ceilings are pretty high (vertical lines would make the room seem taller) so I wanted to make it appear wider using horizontal lines. When shooting in Savannah, GA several months back, we stopped at one of my favorite shops - The Paris Market. I found this super colorful barnacle that I thought would be an awesome accessory in my airy, beachy new place. I love it so much that I wanted to use it more than once! I took a close up picture of one of the sections and made a unique print for the bathroom.

Here are the before and after pictures of the bathroom!!

Isn't it amazing what a little paint & blue tape can do?

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Well it’s been far too long since we wrote a blog and we’ll have to learn how to keep up with everything better! We’ve had a real busy summer filled with weddings – including our own! Todd and I had a small intimate wedding in November 2008, and just had our big 2nd wedding/reception this past July.

- That's us!

Here are a few photos from some of the engagement shoots and weddings we've recently done. We had an amazing summer of weddings and got to meet some really fun people. We just love all of our clients!

Stay tunned for some fun upcoming posts! We've just moved into a new place and I'm all about the DIY projects, so I'll post some before and after photos of some of the stuff I'm working on.