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September 4, 2015

There’s just something about being able to open your wedding keepsake box, the edges smoothed by many hands over time, and pull out prints from your wedding day. Maybe to show your children who want to hear, just one more time, of mommy and daddy’s special day, or maybe just to relive the moments for yourself. The glass vials filled with a piece of lace from your wedding dress, petals from the bouquet, and a special note with a line from your vows.

Digital files are great for facebook, but nothing can replace the beauty of the tangible! If you’re a bride or groom looking for something special to tell your story for generations, this heirloom box might be perfect for you!
Letterpress and Amish handcrafted keepsake for wedding heirloom box for brides and grooms' pictures in California.

Each heirloom box comes with a letterpressed booklet that tells the story of the box from its to creation to the creation of the photographs by the photographer and leaves blank pages for you to add your own part of the two of you!
Letterpress story guide for wedding heirloom box for brides and grooms' pictures in California.

Letterpress keepsake story guide for wedding heirloom box for brides and grooms' pictures in California.

Handcrafted by the Amish in Ohio, this walnut heirloom box is beautifully made to last for generations and can be personalized with engraving on the lid!
Amish handcrafted engraved lid and keepsake prints for wedding heirloom box for brides and grooms' pictures in California.

Three vials allow you to store keepsake treasure to help you relive your day! Petals, notes, lace, dirt from the ground where you stood for your vows, perfume on a piece of cloth–the ideas are endless!
Vials to hold treasure keepsakes for wedding heirloom box for brides and grooms' pictures in California.

September 2, 2015

Wasn’t it just yesterday this guy was a little batman ready to take on the world? And now here he is in jr. high and able to rake hay and help his Pap run the ranch!

Boy portrait on family vacation to Pennsylvania.

 

Check out his past portraits to see how much he’s grown!

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September 1, 2015

It seems like it was just a couple of years ago when Kelly was getting ready for her first day of Kindergarten. But here we are with almost two grown up girls, and already talking about needing to plan a senior portrait session sooner than later! Love being able to look back at old portraits we’ve done and see how much has changed!

Teen portrait on family vacation to Pennsylvania.

Girl portrait on family vacation to Pennsylvania.

And the quintessential swing picture that’s hung from a tree my uncle planted on the family farm way back when he was young!
Girl on swing hung from a tree planted by her grandpa on the farm on family vacation to Pennsylvania.

 

Check out their past portraits to see how much they’ve grown!

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June 17, 2015

Every time we are cleaning up after a styled inspirational shoot, I always say we should have planned a party to enjoy all the prettiness before having to break it all down. Well, all that lamenting finally came to fruit when Nicole from Roots Reclaimed planned this fun, southwest boho wedding/baby shower! After spending the morning capturing all this prettiness, family and friends gathered to celebrate the birth of a new little cowboy, Conway!

 

Table decoration at southwest boho wedding inspiration in Grass Valley, California.

Table and plate decor at southwest boho wedding inspiration in Grass Valley, California.

Bee, Leaves N’ Love created these bright, fun arrangements to hang with painted rope macrame that Roots Reclaimed created!

Flowers in a pot hanging decorations at southwest boho wedding inspiration in Grass Valley, California.

Cactus in a pot for a table decoration at southwest boho wedding inspiration in Grass Valley, California.

 

Chair decor and stick tepee decoration at southwest boho wedding inspiration in Grass Valley, California.

 

Of course our fence also had to be amazing–made from old wooden shutters–and vintage lace curtains overhead!Curtain draping with a wooden fence at southwest boho wedding inspiration in Grass Valley, California.

Limes inside a wooden pot and cactus in glass jars at southwest boho inspiration in Grass Valley, California.

Curtain window decoration at southwest boho wedding inspiration in Grass Valley, California.

 

My favorite flowers were this swag decorating the tipi!Flowers on a tepee decoration at southwest boho wedding inspiration in Grass Valley, California.

 

Baby at the flowered tepee at southwest boho newborn inspiration in Grass Valley, California.

 

Cutest little moccasins from Freshly Picked!A baby wearing moccasins at southwest boho newborn inspiration in Grass Valley, California.

A baby in looking at the camera at southwest boho newborn inspiration in Grass Valley, California.

A newborn baby in moccasins at southwest boho newborn inspiration in Grass Valley, California.

Bride by a flower decorated tepee at southwest boho wedding inspiration in Grass Valley, California.

Bride by a flower decorated tepee at southwest boho wedding inspiration in Grass Valley, California.

Bride under a decorated wooden arch at southwest boho wedding inspiration in Grass Valley, California.

Bride sitting in a chair at southwest boho wedding inspiration in Grass Valley, California.

Bride posing in a chair at southwest boho wedding inspiration in Grass Valley, California.

Appetizer decoration and wedding naked cake at southwest boho wedding inspiration in Grass Valley, California.

Naked cake and punch at southwest boho wedding inspiration in Grass Valley, California.

Punch in a glass at southwest boho wedding inspiration in Grass Valley, California.

Skull and flower decoration at southwest boho inspiration in Grass Valley, California.

 

This headdress didn’t fit Conway, so we just had to get a picture of Vintage the puppy wearing it!Puppy decorated with a feather crown at southwest boho inspiration in Grass Valley, California.

 

And of course the shoot wouldn’t be complete without a picture of the warehouse kitty (or we should say “queen”) and her mini flower crown!A kitty cat with a floral crown at southwest boho inspiration in Grass Valley, California.

Location | The Studio Collective
Styling & Vintage Rentals | Roots Reclaimed
Styling & Planning | Tasha Gold Events
Floral | Bee, Leaves N’ Love
Hair & Makeup | Angela Nunnink

January 21, 2015

A ballet photo shoot has always been a dream of mine. So ballerinas at an abandoned castle with a Santa Barbara sunset? Yes!!

Ballerina and her pointshoes for a ballet pictures at Knapp's Castle in Santa Barbara, California.

Pointe shoes for ballerina pictures at Knapp's Castle in Santa Barbara, California.

Ballerina by the wall with a sunset background for ballerina pictures at Knapp's Castle in Santa Barbara, California.

Ballerina dancing in the sunset for ballet pictures at Knapp's Castle in Santa Barbara, California.

Ballerina dancing in the woods for ballet pictures at Knapp's Castle in Santa Barbara, California.

Ballerina and daseur dancing on the wall for ballet pictures at Knapp's Castle in Santa Barbara, California.

You can’t tell by looking, but Yvette and Jack are balancing on a narrow ledge!
Ballerina and danseur dancing on the wall at sunset for ballerina pictures at Knapp's Castle in Santa Barbara, California.

Ballerina on a rope swing for ballet pictures at Knapp's Castle in Santa Barbara, California.

Pointe shoes on the swing at sunset for ballerina pictures at Knapp's Castle in Santa Barbara, California.

Ballerina on a rope swing at sunset for ballet pictures at Knapp's Castle in Santa Barbara, California.

Pointeshoes at sunset for ballerina pictures at Knapp's Castle in Santa Barbara, California.

Now I’m dreaming of a bridal ballet photo shoot! Any brides out there also ballerinas??

Photography | Lydia Photography

Styling | Emma and Josh Smith

Location Knapp’s Castle, Santa Barbara, California

Director | Brooklyn Hughes

Coordinator | Kristin Renee

Hair Stylist | Kristi Reynolds

Makeup Artists | Marla Nyamdorj, Julie Wilmes

Dancers | Yvette Johnson, Jack Thomas Trieger, Fiona, Natalie

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