April 5, 2017
BUNGALOW

sunset cliffs seaside home

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The moment I stepped into Ashlyn Carter‘s lovely seaside home, I felt like I was on vacation. It’s filled with the most beautiful natural light, even on a gloomy day, and I love how clean ocean air just breezes through the space, like it’s part of the decor. But aside from the bright and dreamy vision Ashlyn has created, an adorable family of five lives here and you can totally feel the love. It’s instantly welcoming and just the right amount of cozy.

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Even as a busy a mama of three, Ashlyn manages to keep her home clutter-free and fearlessly embraces a neutral palette, simply because she loves the color white so much (I can definitely relate). These quiet tones are just so calming and pretty, with the cutest pops of plant-life and beachy chic details sprinkled throughout.

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It’s all about texture, quality, and character here. Each play such an important role in finding that perfect balance between form and function. Families need pieces that can withstand wear and tear, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you have to sacrifice pretty things altogether. You just have to dig and get creative. Ashlyn also has a great sense of style mixing, especially when it comes to pairing dainty antiques with more modern lines. Swooning over this geometric side table, btw…

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I am so in the mood to go hunting for vintage treasures now, aren’t you?! To see more of Ashlyn’s light and airy seaside home, be sure to check out her YouTube channel! She shares two detailed home tours, one of which includes some crazy before and after shots – the transformation is AMAZING.

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I’ve been following Ashlyn’s vlog since day one and always look forward to her next post. This mama’s creative talent and honest take on motherhood is beyond inspiring, not to mention all the helpful tips and tricks she dishes out on the reg!

Here are the home tour-related videos I love from Ashlyn:

+  Beach Cottage Home Tour // Before & After!
+  Beach Cottage Home Tour II
+  Baby Nursery & Kids Bedroom // Home Tour
+  Master Bedroom Makeover

I also snapped a few portraits of supermom Ashlyn, so keep an eye out for more breezy babe style coming your way :)

April 3, 2017
INSPIRATION

superbloom at dusk

superbloom at dusk : mother/daughter portrait

We had spent enough time under the blazing desert sun, so Ryan, Bryn, and I looked for some shade (and fro yo!). As soon as dusk rolled in, temps dropped and we decided to check out a different flower field. This one was near the Anza Borrego visitors center and we just had to get out of the car. Bryn was ready to frolic and I of course was happy to chase her around. I love how Ryan caught these candid shots of the two of us together. I’m not in front of the camera very often, but it was kinda fun for a change ;)

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I still have one more superbloom post coming up, which is all about Baby Bryn. Check back next week to see the little diva in action!

March 31, 2017
BEBE

east coast availability : april 2017

east coast availability

Boston mamas! I’ll be in town the weekend of April 22-23 and I want to take your picture! If you or a someone you know is due for family photos, I’m your girl. Feel free to reach out with any questions (or just say hi!), I’d love to hear from you xx

March 29, 2017
BEBE STYLE

the harrison family : la jolla cove

la jolla cove family beach session

The Harrisons’ family session may have started out all fancy, but by sundown we were going home with salty hair and sandy toes. A quick backseat wardrobe change was all it took for these guys to get casual in La Jolla Cove, and I loved documenting all the snuggles while they played in the last few hours of daylight.

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To book a beachy family session, send me a quick message and we’ll come up with the perfect photo package for you and your tribe.

March 27, 2017
WANDERLUST

anza borrego superbloom

superbloom in anza borrego desert

Last weekend we decided to take a little road trip out to Anza Borrego Desert State Park to go wildflower hunting. It was a 2 hour drive each way, but totally worth it. We took the scenic route which was two lanes winding in between mountains, cows, horses, and blossoming cacti. So pretty and relaxing that I fell asleep and missed half of it ;) Bryn also napped, but the WHOLE way there so Ryan and I could breathe a little and just enjoy the ride.

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We packed tons of water, snacks, and sunscreen thinking we would need to hike a bit to see the flowers, but nope! We just pulled over to the side of the road and found ourselves in a sea of yellow blooms! There was so much more color than I had even expected. Such a beautiful and rare sight. I’m so happy we ventured out of our San Diego bubble to catch this, especially with Baby Bryn. She was entranced!

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It was hot as hell though. The desert is all about dry heat but we were feeling that sun and decided to stop for lunch aka frozen yogurt. By the time we finishing up, dusk was rolling in and we headed to a different field for a mini shoot with Bryn. More pics on the way!

March 24, 2017
INSPIRATION

pink cactus

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Happy weekend, babes! I have a photo session scheduled for tomorrow with yet another pretty lady who responded to my model call. Can’t believe it’s already the last weekend of March! There are still a few days to get onboard, though! Let me know if you want to play dress up and get some free photos!

Ryan, Bryn, and I are going to a reveal party on Sunday. I’ve never been to one and have no idea how our friends plan to actually reveal the sex of their new baby, but I love how the parents don’t even know yet! They’re waiting to find out with all of their friends and family together, so cute!

Check back on Monday to see our superbloom road trip out to Anza Borrego Desert State Park. See you then! xo