Gorgeous light + Beautiful Fall Colors = One of my favorite Cafe Brauer weddings of all time! @lizmcd24 & Eric were styled to perfection! Event Planning and Decor: @lolaeventpros Bride's Dress: @lelarose Hair & Makeup: @mychicagosalon Groom's Tux: @hugoboss Venue: #cafebrauer
I'm a total island 🌴 girl at 💕. Fly ✈️ me to the middle of the ocean, plop me on a beach with an easy read and 🥃 in my hand, and I'm happy as a clam. I could just sit under that 🌂 all day long. Heck, maybe all night too 😂 Where is your favorite spot to relax? Tell me👇
Being a mom has been so much more fun than I ever could have imagined. Don't get me wrong, it's definitely not always sunshine and rainbows. In fact, I go to bed way more exhausted than I ever did after working full time. But the truth is, waking up to this sweet boy's smile day in and day out leaves me excited to do it all again. There's certainly something to be said about seeing things through the eyes of a babe. Living in the moment and experiencing the world for the first time all over again makes the little things so much more enjoyable. Being a mother comes in many forms... Today I'm thinking of all the mommas out there who care for their babes each and everyday, the pregnant ladies who have no idea how much their lives are about to change, the mommas at heart who are struggling to conceive, the mother who's waiting for that phone call from the adoption agency, and the mom who has selflessly made the decision to take the role of caregiver until their babies are matched with a family. Today is for ALL mommas, in all of their forms. ❤️
I'm teaming up with @cinnamonboutique for a fabulous @flacajewelry trunk show at Cinnamon today from 3-7pm💃🏻Spend $300 on your entire purchase and you'll receive a photo session complete with hair and makeup styling from moí. Spoil yourself with a glam shoot or update your headshots (or do both...🙋🏻) Make sure you bring your favorite Flaca and Cinnamon pieces along 😍
A little BTS from our Beautiful After Baby event... Can't wait to share more of the beautiful mommas we photographed. For now, we're off to St Thomas ✈️ 🌊 ☀️ Photo credit: @debrapetriellihairandmakeup
Self-Love isn't a destination- for me it's a journey that I'm always on. Taking the twists and turns with an open mind and heart help me see the sweetness in the tougher moments. This poem by Derek Walcott is one of my absolute favorites... The time will come when, with elation you will greet yourself arriving at your own door, in your own mirror and each will smile at the other's welcome, and say, sit here. Eat. You will love again the stranger who was your self. Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart to itself, to the stranger who has loved you all your life, whom you ignored for another, who knows you by heart. Take down the love letters from the bookshelf, the photographs, the desperate notes, peel your own image from the mirror. Sit. Feast on your life.