June 1, 2012

A tisket, a tasket, a little berry basket!

      Every time I walk into Anthropologie I contemplate buying these ceramic berry baskets, but I always stop myself. Being that they're ceramic, I know that my clumsy self would chip or break them and regret having followed through with the purchase. 
Enter the always fabulous Target.

      Last week when I walked into the Summer outdoor entertaining section of my local Target I spotted these cuties being sold in packs of 2 for $5!!! The two-pack contains one small and one large basket in two gradient shades with the colors blue, red, green and white to choose from. Miss Indecisive here spent a long time debating which colors to pick. The reds and blues are perfect for summer fruits, but I may have to go back for the other colors, too!  The great thing about these plastic berry baskets (besides being incredibly affordable) is no more worries about chipping them.

      If your heart is still set on a ceramic berry basket, here is another less-expensive option currently on sale for $4.86 a piece at Sur la Table

      If you want to go the more disposable route, you can grab a pack of 6 berry cartons available in pint or half-pint sizes for $2.50 at Bake It Pretty.

      Berry baskets need not be limited to holding berries. Think outside of the "basket" when planning your party decor. Use berry baskets for...

or favors.

Here's a "berry" cute idea with free downloads from eighteen25
A perfect gift for teachers at the end of the school year!

May 1, 2012

Wells Maternity Session

       My dear friends, Aimee & Jered, are expecting their second little one this month. They already have the most adorable, independent, spirited little girl I have ever known, and now they're welcoming another little man into the family! We took these maternity/family shots for them on a dewy Spring morning with a lush, green backdrop. This location was actually the same park my husband and I used for our engagement pics, although it looks quite different with all the foliage grown in!
       We had so much fun capturing these images, and all three were nothing short of perfect subjects, including the little one, who was pooped by the end of the session! I would consider Aimee quite like my do-it-yourself, create-it-yourself-type gal, so she and I both came prepared to get some creative, vintage-esque images. Here are some of my favorite shots from the day. And with a family this gorgeous, you really can't get any bad shots :) 

Thanks for including us, Aimee & Jered, and we cannot wait to meet Durham Lee! 

April 23, 2012

Jamie + Meagan, Asheville, NC

       A few weeks ago, the husband and I made the gorgeous 4 hour trek west to Asheville, NC to photograph Jamie & Meagan's Wedding. I have known Meagan for about 6 years now, since we were both bridesmaids in a mutual friend's wedding, so it was quite a treat to be able to be a part of her special day, too. And she was absolutely stunning!
       She and her now-husband could not have picked a more scenic spot to hold their nuptials. The wedding was held at Fontaine Vineyards overlooking the Smokey Mountains, providing us with some pretty picturesque backdrops. The small wedding party consisting of the bride's sister and the groom's brother allowed us the time to get some amazing shots, including a shot after my own Gator heart, the brothers "Tebowing." The groom and his culinary school buddies provided all of the delicious food while the groom's parents created the lovely cake. Here are just a handful of the moments we were able to capture on Jamie & Meagan's big day.

 Congratulations, Meagan & Jamie!!