Thursday, March 20, 2014

Lindsay & Nick :: Baltimore, MD :: Engagement Photos

A few weekends ago, I had the opportunity to travel up to Baltimore, MD to see my sister and go wedding dress shopping with her. It was a very fun weekend and so amazing to see my sister's face light up when she found her perfect dress. It really is an awesome experience to have just gone through my own wedding and now being able to be there for her as she plans her wedding this upcoming October. 

While I was in town, I really wanted to take some engagement photos for Lindsay and her fiance, Nick, and in turn practice my photography skills with live subjects (namely not Brandon and myself, hehe). Find out more about how Nick proposed last Thanksgiving here. They are a gorgeous couple and their two puppies, my furry niece and nephew, Lucy and Mugsy, are so freaking adorable so it was a very fun photo session! They are true Baltimorons :P (ahem, I mean Baltimoreans)  and the wedding will be nearby so we wanted to grasp the feel of the streets of Baltimore. I really love how they turned out! 



I am so excited for Lindsay and Nick and can't wait to see how their marriage grows and unfolds! And by the way, aren't they going to make the cutest nieces and nephews for Brandon and me?! 


Tuesday, March 11, 2014


Hey ya'll, it's been a while! I've been trucking along on my trellis stencil wall in our master bedroom. If you've been following me on Instagram, you probably already knew that (if not you should follow me here). Hopefully I will gain some more momentum this coming weekend and finish it! Fingers crossed.

Anywhoo, I recently had this grand plan to create silhouettes of Brandon, Rhiley, and my faces for the wall above our bedroom TV. These past few days I finally got down to it and finished them and I am in love! 

They were really soo, so simple so I won't really do a full on tutorial but basically the method I used was that I took iPhone profile pics, no not for facebook, but literally our profiles. Then, I determined the size I would need, printed them off, and then cut the profiles out of normal computer paper. I then traced them onto some black card stock, cut them out, and modge podged them onto the wooden plaques I had already spray painted white. I personally used the glossy modge podge because I wanted it to have a slight shine to it but you could just have easily used the matte version. Below is a very grainy iPhone pic but just to show you how the original pictures are easily transferred to silhouettes!

Honestly, the entire total for all 3 silhouettes was about $8, so it's very affordable. I was happily surprised that they really do look distinctly like each of us! I think we will cherish these for years to come as we start our family together. But hopefully our profiles won't change too much after kids, but we will see! 

Hope you like them and are inspired to create your own. Just think how cool it will be to look back at them in 10, 20 years and see how much they have changed! 


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