Timeless

I'm not very talented when it comes to DIY crafts but I decided try my hand in making my own tulle skirts for shoots. They're fairly easy IF you know how to sew...I do not. So if you were to see these skirts up close it may be a bit horrific! Fortunately, you can't tell in photos. Yay! I also have some amazingly talented people in my life who are really good at crafting, sewing, and are just overall creative. The beautiful flower crowns were made by my equally beautiful mom, Cindy and the gorgeously sewn tulle sweetheart cut top was made by my gorgeous friend and coworker, Jana. 

Thanks so much to Kayla for being the perfect model to showcase these timeless pieces, especially since her beauty is timeless in itself. The final edits from this shoot were exactly what I was hoping for! Enjoy my beauties!

Xoxo,
April

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Hair & Makeup by Erica Jane

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Smize...

     The word "smize" has got to be one of my most used words during a shoot and also one of the most important directions I give to my clients. I'd like to thank Tyra Banks for this one. Haha Smizing, for those of you who aren't avid ANTM fans, is when you smile with your eyes. One simply goes from deer-in-headlights to fierce model status. It shows an instant connection between the client and my lens and it truly does make all the difference.

     I'd like you to meet Tina! She was an absolute ball to work with. Easy going, took direction so well, and has a smile to die for. The reason I titled this post as "Smize" is because it ended up becoming her favorite word today, and it's probably because she truly owned it! It got to a point where I didn't even have to say the word because she had already said it out loud to herself and was ready for me to shoot. Her fun personality was so easy to capture! Thanks for the laughs Tina! You are beautiful!

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Hair and Makeup by the lovely Erica Jane

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Bring On The Heat!

I love the rain. I'm not gonna lie. I love it and I love that it makes my beautiful state so fresh and green! With that being said, when it rains day after day, it can get a little gloomy and I find myself daydreaming about sunnier days at times...like today. It's sunny but cloudy, and mother nature can't decide if she wants to pour down or give us some good ol' Vitamin D. So the way I love reminiscing about warm, sunny days is by looking back at photos that take me back to a place where I can literally feel rays beaming down on me, the warm breeze flowing through my hair, and eating Menchie's every week because it cools me down...or maybe because it's just that good?? 

Anyways, here are my I-miss-hot-days-and-can't-wait-to-shoot-in-this-weather-again-photos. Enjoy my loves!

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Model: Lanie 
Hair/Makeup: Lanie
Location: Orting, WA

P.S. While taking those lovely photos above, my over-excited self forgot to wear SPF during the all-day outdoor photography workshop and this is the funny, yet painful result of that. Wear that sunscreen people! Might I add, I STILL have that tan line and this photo was taken last May of 2013...*smacks forehead*