April 10, 2017
BEBE

wildflower bryn

wildflower bryn

This is the last installment of superbloom pics, I promise. Bryn loved every second of these wildflower fields and I just couldn’t resist sharing…

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Until next time! xo

April 7, 2017
PLAYLIST

april 7 playlist

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Here we are again. The weeks have just been flying by for me lately. I know people always say that and it doesn’t really mean anything but I honestly can’t believe it’s already April. Bryn is changing so fast and there’s no longer a baby in the house… She’s a little kid now, which makes me so happy and sad at the same time. I’ll dive into a sappy post one of these days, but for now let’s just focus on celebrating the weekend with a fresh, new playlist:

01  Lady’s in Trouble with the Law | LA Priest
02  The Great Impression | Sparkadia
03  I Though the Future Would Be Cooler | YACHT
04  Love the Night Away – Tiedye Remix | DJ Kaos, Tiedye
05  Atomic Bomb | William Onyeabor, Hot Chip
06  Higher Ground | Argonaut & Wasp
07  Cape Town | Clubfeet
08  The Well | Campdogzz
09  It’s Strange | Louis the Child, K. Flay
10  True Affection | Father John Misty
11  Better At Making Time | De Lux
12  Dissolve | Private Island

See you Monday!

April 5, 2017
BUNGALOW

sunset cliffs seaside home

ashlyn carter / seaside home in sunset cliffs

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.