Friday, September 19, 2014

Upcoming Event at Anthropologie!

Hi Southern California Readers!! This post is directed at you! I'm so excited to be sharing that the event, Sit.Stay.Love will be hosted at, Anthropologie this Sunday the 21st. Not sure what the heck I'm talking about? Let me fill you in. Sit.Stay.Love is an event that many Anthropologie stores across the nation host each year, collecting donations to a selected cause to help homeless pets. This is their fifth year of doing the event. It has had huge success and resulted in hundreds of dog adoptions and raised thousands of dollars in supplies for local shelters. This year, the Anthro I work for at Fashion Island, is collecting donations to be given to the OC humane society! So great! In addition, there will be puppies there ready to be adopted! And um....what is better than Anthropologie and puppies?? Not much ladies...not much. 

But it gets better. The super exciting part for me is that I am going to be the photographer for this event coming up! So if you already have a furry friend, bring them in and let me capture a portrait and you and your dog. This is completely free, we just want to welcome you to chat, shop, have some treats (we will have doggie treats and human treats :)), and have a good time. Photos start at 1 and go till 3. I will be posting my favorite portraits of the day on my blog and on my photography website. Also, I will be giving out each of you access to download your photo online. 

So please come in! Bring yourself and your dog. Let me capture a lovely photo of you two! If you don't have a pet, come in and come in with an open mind to maybe adopt one! Here are complete details. 

Pet Supply Drive: September 19-21. Bring your donations to the store during any of these days! 

September 21st: Sit.Stay.Love Event. 1-3 Portraits taken, puppies present, and treats served :). 

Anthropologie Fashion Island
923 Newport Center Dr.
Newport Beach, CA 92660

I added a few photos.. two of the St. Bernards was from a portrait session I did for a client and his pure bred St. Bernard puppies... to die for! And I had to throw in a couple of my puppies from home :(. This is Buck and little Pup. I love dogs so much. I had a miniature beagle all growing up named Butter. She was my friend--I got her as a gift for my 8th birthday and she was a part of my life till I was a sophomore in college. She was the most amazing dog in the whole wide world! Its so special what dogs bring to us, isn't it?? :) Okay hope to see you there! xx






xo

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Honeymoon Snaps

Happy Wednesday! I compiled a few (and a few more ;)) of our honeymoon iPhone photos. I didn't want to Instagram overload, so here we go :)! If any honeymooners need any advice on what to do--where to go, let me know! We did a lot of things and went on lots of adventures. We first went the the Big Island, then traveled on over to Maui. I had never been to the Big Island before and I actually like it a lot more!! It's less "resortey" than Maui. It's super dramatic too...one minute you'll be driving in the hot sun passing black lava rock for what looks like miles, then all of a sudden, you climb up a hill and you're in a lush green rainy jungle. On this island we rented a blue mustang convertible (so fun) and drove lots of places around the island. We went through quaint little towns, ate at all the local dives, checked out the antique shops (Brennan is so sweet for doing this with me :)), snorkeled, and hiked to beaches where we were the only ones on the beach.  

When we went to Maui, we decided not to do really anything. We had done so much on the Big Island, on Maui, we just laid on the beach and lounged at the pool. One of my favorite things we did in Maui though, was going to the Old La' Haina Luau. It was incredible!! Unlimited food, drinks, and the performance was beautiful. It made me want to become a hula dancer ;). Also on our last day there we drove up the coast, and snorkeled at each major stop. At the last stop, Brennan and I swam with 8 turtles! It was incredible. These turtles were huge and one of them had a little baby! They were feeding right up by some rocks on the reef. It was absolutely incredible. Also at that beach, I found lots of treasures, as you can see in my previous post. I love seashell hunting at any beach I go to :). 

Okay. Let's talk food. Also, if you're in Maui YOU HAVE TO GO TO THE Poke Shack. If you like Poke, this will blow your mind. I have never had Poke, but now I'm in love. So granted I don't have many other poke eating experiences :)...but seriously it's amazing. Also. Hula Grill's Pono Pie. Best thing I ate the whole honeymoon. I loved this so much. The night we decided to go to Hula Grill, I just had to try the Pie because it was Gluten Free, Dairy Free, and even Sugar Free. I know you're saying, "oh Emily, that doesn't pass for dessert..." but trust me. It is beyond delicious. It's like a cheesecake/ice cream texture with coconut, macadamia nuts, honey, and breadfruit. So good. But after the night we went there for dinner and had this, we went every night after that, just to get the Pono Pie :). 


xo

Thursday, September 11, 2014

I'm Married!!!!

So.....I'm married!!!!! Oh my goodness. How amazing is this?? Wow. the last 6 months have been such a blur. Time goes by so fast. So crazy. So much has changed. I've moved. I'm no longer living on the ranch. In fact, I am far from any ranch at all. We're living in Newport Beach. I feel so ritzy even typing that hehe. It is so different than where I grew up but it is a blessing to be able to live here for a chapter in my life. It's beautiful! We live right on the Bay. I am having so much fun homemaking and making things pretty :). 

I have so many things to say! I haven't been able to blog in such a long time. It's nice to have this time to sit, relax, and spill the details! I can't wait to share all of the wedding photos with you all. Planning the wedding was the most incredible experience ever. It was so special to host the wedding where I grew up on our property in Arizona. It made everything mean that much more. From clearing out the space within all of the trees--leveling the ground out, burning brush, picking up cow poop, raking, chainsawing, planting, creating rock gardens...to finally getting the details from-- making the tablecloths, sewing miles of bunting, painting signs, writing on all of the chalkboards, dip dying fabric, glittering antlers, collecting furniture, dip dying paper. Oh my! I feel like I could write a "how-to" wedding book. After planning my own event and bringing my vision and creativity to life, I've realized how much I would love to do this someday. Looking back on those memories creating with my family and friends...preparing for the day...those are the moments that I'll remember most and I am so beyond blessed to have been able to experience that. 

Because I do not have the wedding photos right now to show you all, I'm going to share a sneaky-peaky of my photos from the honeymoon. What an incredible time! We went to the Big Island and Maui...we were little island hoppers. We had some very big adventures and collected some lovely treasures :).











Hope everyone has a beautiful rest of their weeks! Till next time...I promise it won't be months from now ;)

xo


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

10 More Days!

So I haven't posted since I was at the 40 day mark! I've been a tad busy! It's been the best kind of busy though! Oh my goodness. And now I am at the 10 day mark! It has gone by so so fast. We have been doing so many wedding things. Work work work. I can't wait to share all of the photos with you...the wedding will simply magical. I want to share the photos from one of my incredible showers that was thrown by my dear friends, Molly Wallace and Lauren Ristow. It was a apron shower, everyone wore an apron and later had a contest on who wore the best one. So cute. Thank you to Lauren for taking these photos of the amazing day! It was hosted at my beautiful house...my mom is seriously one of the most talented women ever! She has the best taste...all of her vignettes and decorations are so inspiring and beautiful to look at. Take a peek :)

















xo

Monday, July 14, 2014

40 More Days!

These are the last of them...I promise :). Ending the engagement photo sharing with a bang. These may be my favs :). At this point in the shoot, Brennan was dying of starvation (says him) and getting a little loopy. He was such a good sport though! Every man deserves a big ol' cheeseburger after a four hour photo shoot. 

Thank you again to Lauren Ristow, our dear friend and amazing photographer! We are so excited for her to shoot our wedding in....drum roll please....40 days!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm getting married in 40 days!!!!!!! oh my goodness, guys, it's seriously all I think about :). Most nights I have nightmares, where my dress doesn't fit, or where the chairs don't come in and everyone has to sit on the floor, or the food trucks don't come and people have to eat crackers for their meal...it's quite traumatizing. I guess that's what you get when that is what is on your mind 24/7. Planning is so fun!...But here's some advice to all you single ladies still yet to plan a wedding...wedding planners are expensive for a reason. And also wedding planning is a profession for a reason. There is seriously so so much work that goes into this day! I recommend you get one to keep your pleasant dreams and your sanity in tact. 

Oh. And I promise Brennan and I are not actually attached at the lips hehe. I just looked through all these photos and with almost all of them we are kissing :). I guess that's what a gal has to do when blessed with this hot of a fiance. Just doing my job guys. :) 

Happy Monday my lovelies!








xo