Maternity shoots are quickly becoming one of my favorite shoots. I feel like I say that on just about every shoot I have, but there is something extremely special about documenting a new life about to be born and the love between the family.
Chris and Jamie are sweet friends of ours who own the crossfit gym, Crossfit Helix, that we belong to. They are super fun and constantly keep us laughing and Jamie can still kick some major a$$ while being super pregnant! She puts me to shame…
Chris and Jamie already have an adorable two year old, Haddie and will be welcoming their new little one, Lillie, in just a few months. Haddie completely stole the show on these photos and she even got to see a “choo, choo” at the very end. We met in a local park and then headed to downtown Greeley to the old train station. Their shoot was filled with lots of plaid, pink shoes, trains, and lots of kisses.
Come see how much fun we had… and stay till the end. There is a bit of a surprise!
I LOVE a good DIY book and this one is fantastic. Written by Victoria Hudgins, who is the amazing lady behind A Subtle Reverlyblog, Materially Crafted is packed full of colorful and inspiring DIYs. And I have one to giveaway….why you may ask? Flourish and Hope was featured in the book! AHHHH!
There sometimes comes a product across your path that you just absolutely fall in love with.
I, my friends, have fallen in love.
Somedays, we just stare into each others eyes and it doesn’t care what I look like in the morning, it embraces it.
Earlier this month, I was contacted by a lovely lady, Jessica, to take some pictures of her all natural skin care products. I was overjoyed with the thought of trying some new sweet smelling, good for you skin care. I have super sensitive skin and using too much of the drug store brand stuff can cause major reactions. I also don’t like shelling out my dollar bills for an itsy bitsy bottle of the high end stuff. So what’s a girl on a budget to do? Enter SkinDeep Naturals.
Jessica is the leading lady behind SkinDeep Naturals and when she started, she wanted to make a product line that was good for your skin, good for the environment and full of good ingredients. You won’t find any artificial fragrances, synthetic materials or any type of wax that isn’t made from bees. This stuffs legit y’all!
And because I want you to experience what amazing stuff this is, Jessica and I are teaming up for a giveaway.
Two of my favorite products (and this is so hard because I really love them all), are the Exfoliating Facial Cleanser and the Cleansing Clay Mask. They are gentle enough to use everyday and smell amazing and for one lucky reader, you will get one of each for your very own! Merry Christmas to whoever you are. Just scroll down to enter.
You will receive a 4 oz bottle of the exfoliating cleanser!
You guys. I have such a treat for you! Are you ready?
My sweet friend Allison is an independent consultant with 31 Bags (if you have never heard of 31 Bags you are in for a delightful surprise). She wanted to bless one of my readers with their very own Metro Retro Gym Bag and Key fob like the one I have above.
31 Bags is a company based on the verse Proverbs 31. This company gives women the ability to make their dreams a reality while offering really cute bags, totes, and accessories to make my life and yours super chic! You really need to check them out!
But for one lucky reader, you get your very own gym bag and key fob!
This bag is so roomy, with lots of pockets, to outside pockets for water bottles and is made of sturdy, thick fabric that will last. I can fit my clothes, my shoes, snacks and more in this bag. Talk about your Mary Poppins bag. The key fob also can link into the bag so you don’t lose your keys in the bottom of the bag. Genius!
Every once in awhile I find a company and product that I can’t help but fall in love with. When it comes to photography and design, I fall hard every time!
I discovered Artifact Uprising about a month ago and knew immediately that we were made for one another. Artifact Uprising is a company based in Denver (my first good sign) that makes unbelievable beautiful photo albums, prints, calendars, and now postcards. They believe in creativity, passion, beauty, recycled products, authenticity and environmental responsibility. Love it all!
You can upload your images from your computer and use your Instagram photos. They are so beautiful, I want to take all my photos and make albums upon albums…
But for now, I have an amazing new Instagram book and a sweet Calendar for this coming year and because I love this company and I love my readers I have a giveaway for you! Enter at the bottom.
It’s been a long time since I have done a giveaway! I feel like it’s time to spread the love and some good old fashioned organization. I love to be organized, do you? Although, if you had a look at my room where I am staying right now you may not agree. I am currently living out of 5 suitcases and it has gotten ugly!
So here is what I’m giving away!
One Weekly Calendar Notepad or One Work Flow Notepad. The winner gets to choose! And just in case you aren’t sure what I am talking about, here are some pictures!
Make sure you scroll to the end to enter. A winner will be selected on October 10th.
I love this print and I have one in my little nook of an office. On those days that I need a little extra nudge, just looking at this print gears me up for what I need to do. Guess what, I have one for you and a friend. What? That’s right. I have two to give away.
The print is 8.5 x 11, like the size of computer paper.
Here is what my print looks like:
To enter, just comment below where you would put this print and who you would give the other one too! I will choose a winner at random and announce at the end of the week!
Hello sweet friends. I have been so blessed in these past few weeks I wanted to pass along the blessings. I am giving not just one, but two sets of stationery from my new designs. One for you and one for a friend!
1. You will each win 10 Flat Cards and Envelopes from one of the sets above (you get to choose which one).
2. To Enter, Head to my Instagram account (You can click on my Instagram button to the left). Find the post for the giveaway and follow the rules listed. They are really easy! Giveaway lasts 24 hours! Good Luck!
3. Just in case, my Instagram name is EmilieMarianDesigns.