it’s always a bit sad for me when baby plans come to a close at the 1 year mark. totally enjoyed photographing this little beauty, Mary Blake, as well as her parents!
raise your hand if you love the smell of a live christmas tree…!
the lady who sold us ours cut off extra branches on the bottom so the trunk could fit in the tree stand… i asked if i could have the extra branches. she actually mentioned if i wanted any more, they throw TONS out all the time and to come grab them if i wanted them. so if you want free christmas branches– just ask the vendors set up on the side of the road if they’d like to get rid of anythey make for lovely wreaths which was my intent in asking for them.
i’ve never made a wreath before but it was fun and it didn’t take long at all. if i could change anything, i’d use a wired wreath base from Michael’s and wire the branches to that as an outline. i simply wired the branches together so it’s a bit droopy but i kind of like that it’s not an exact circle. I’d also make sure the back of the needles aren’t showing (as much as possible). Here’s to many more fresh wreaths in my future!
i like simple, natural looking wreaths so it didn’t require many materials. all ya need:
1) ribbon to make a bow (got the green velvet ribbon from Marshall’s and the red from Hobby Lobby)
2) scissors (to cut the ribbon and trim excess branches when you’re done)
3) floral wire
4) Christmas tree branches
5) hot glue for the bow
5) bells, pinecones, acorns if you want to decorate more
in the middle of photographing your wreath, make sure you pet your sweet outside kitty.
so how are y’all doing? ready for Thanks-bingeing– I mean Thanksgiving?
I hope work goes by quickly for you all so that you can hurry home to your family or friends and enjoy this holiday with them. i hope there is delicious food in your future, gratefulness, generosity, and few awkward family moments. ha!
just wanted to share some bridals! looking forward to working with my new brides next year and hopefully shooting more of these. if you’ve already booked with me and would love to have some bridals (unless you have my Gold package which includes them!) taken, shoot me an email by the end of the year and I’ll give them to you for a discounted price.
the beautiful bouquet was arranged by Tulip Floral out of Jackson, MS!
Once upon a time, ALMOST 4 years ago, Wes and Elizabeth hired me as their wedding photographer. It was a pleasant thing for me to get an email from them asking me to shoot their maternity photos. UH, yes… if you hired me four years ago I’d LOVE to be able to shoot photos for you again haha. It’s amazing what changes in 4 years!
without further adieu…