2.20.2015

Engagement Pictures: Avery Island, Louisiana
















 


Outfit 1: Top: Ruche//Ruche- Skirt://Shoes- Sam Edelman//Lip Color: NYX Pure Red//360 Pearl Earringss: Bauble Bar
Outfit 2: Dress- REDValentino via Rent the Runway //Shoes: Aldo// Earrings: Slate and Willow via Rent the Runway// Lip Color: MAC Rebel 
To say that engagement pictures were important to me would be a gross understatement... they were my runway, my magazine cover, my sitting next to North West as she cried at her dads "fashion show" moment. They had to be stellar (Kanye wouldn't have it any other way). 

Reese and I decided to take the pictures in Louisiana at Avery Island (the home of Tabasco!). We have never really lived in the same place and we loved the idea of taking pictures in the first place we will really have a "home" together. The wonderful and sweet Sarah Beth Photography took great care of us and our mismatched love/hate of the camera (lets be honest-- i'm the love and Reese is the hate). If you follow me on instagram you know that getting Reese to smile (and or take) a picture is a huge deal. Let me tell you, he was such a champ (the large tumbler of liquid courage definitely didn't hurt either). He did make a huge mistake in letting me on the secret he is a rock star at photos CHRISTMAS CARDS EVERYYY YEARRR!

 We couldn't be happier with these amazing images of this sweet, sweet time in our lives!





2.16.2015

Brideside Southwestern Bohemian Styled Shoot

If dreamy light coming though the lace dream catchers, stunning floral arrangements, an arm party that would make the best coachella attendee jealous and other gems of southwestern flair make you weak at the knees then you have come to the right place. Inspiration abounds ova here today! A few weeks ago some of the most brilliant photographer Awake Photography, stylist/florist Jennifer Laura, makeup artist Rivki, hair stylist Abby Speaks Hair, calligrapher Kristara and BEAUTIFUL models Megan a là Greetings from Texas and Miranda a là Shop and Twirl came together to create a styled shoot that oozes classy southwestern, bohemian style. I just can't get enough... and now it is your turn!




Photography: Awake Photography: www.awakephotographers.com

Styling and Florals: Jennifer Laura Design: http://www.jenniferlauradesign.com/

Invitation design/calligraphy: Kristara: http://kristara.co/

Attire: Brideside: http://brideside.com/



Makeup: Rivki Shlyapobersky: http://www.rivkimakeup.com/

Models: Megan Silianoff: http://www.greetingsfromtx.com/


Miranda Jones: http://shopandtwirl.com/


2.12.2015

How NOT to Write an "About Me"



Hey look down there!! An anti-tutorial! Remember when I used to do those (here and here)?! 

I recently found myself in the position where I had to write two Bio/About Me blurbs. One for my wedding website (which is coming soon and I will requite you all to visit because Reese working really hard on it and it is the bomb.com) and one for Thrive, a blogger conference in which I am speaking and the official photographer. Y’all, writing in the third person is harrrrrdddd and stupid and makes me feel like the narcissistic get-up-on-stage-and-rant-about-"artistry" side of Kanye West. No one should have to feel like Kanye West… either side.  I sat down to write and all I came up with was the following— 



  • Meg Cady Scholz--Has no idea what she is doing in life. She is currently contemplating running off to Harvard Law in her pink convertible and pulling a full on Elle Woods. Bend and Snap Beechessss. 


  • Meg Scholz is West Phlidelphia born and raised in the mall is where she spent most of her days— chillin out, maxin, relaxing all cool, shooting some gossip out by the pool when a couple of girls (The Plastics) who were up to no good started making trouble in the neighborhood (cafeteria) got in one little fight (someone was it by a bus) and my mom got scared she said you moving with your aunt and uncle in bell air (I WISH!).


  • Meg Cady Scholz has a blog? What’s a blog? Who’s Meg? Wasn’t she that twirler from high school who cried to pass AP World History our sophomore year? 


  • Meg Scholz died. Memorial Service to be held. (If you need her she will be hiding in a back bedroom to see how many people show up to her memorial service a là Ross in Friends “The One with the Memorial Service”) 


  • Meg Scholz grew up in Stars Hallow, CT and is best friends with Rory and Lorelei Gilmore. Her interests include obscure pop-culture references, talking faster than the average human, hating Jess Mariano and coffee--coffee,coffee,coffee. 




Sooooo after I got all that out of my head (can you tell I don't have cable and consist solely on a steady diet of netflix) I did actually write semi appropriate and professional “About Me” blurbs that you can now go read on the Thrive site and soon on our wedding website (which I again repeat is being built by the best fiancé ever). 

1.26.2015

Behind the Styled Shoot


One of the distinct pleasures of being a part of a creative culture is meeting some of the best, most passionate, talented creative professionals ever. Yesterday all of those talents came crashing together to create an AMAZING styled shoot to showcasing some beautiful dresses, killer floral/design and stunning hair and make up. Y'all I almost died. The whole shoot had this southwestern/bohemian vibe going on. Which was perfect because if we're being real honest here (which we totally are), I have a whole southwestern/bohemian side to me I don't show all that often so I was in heaven. All of this to say... I can't wait to share the real pictures with yalllllll so you can swoon with me over all the stunning details because trust me they are totally swoon worthy.


The Crew... muah! 

Floral/Styling: Jennifer with Jennifer Laura Designs
Photography: Paige with Awake Photographers
Calligraphy: http://kristara.co/
Makeup: Rivki with Rivki Makeup
Hair: Abby with Abby Speaks Hair
Wardrobe: Brideside.com
Bridesmaid: Meg with http://www.megcady.com/
Bridesmaid: Miranda with http://shopandtwirl.com/


1.20.2015

Dance Style


Soooo during stressful times in life having common dreams/nightmares is so normal--
Showing up to take a test naked? Normal
Disaster at your wedding? Normal
Having another dance team interrupt your officers duet performance and then tracking them down to yell at them? NOT NORMAL. 

We are in the throws of competition season. Yalllllll 10 years later I totally forgot what competition season entails-- Hairspray, high buns, sequin OH MY.  The learning curve is quite steep, but i'm surviving! I will be the first to admit that I was not the prima ballerina I wished I was, but I could hold my own-ish (A+ for effort right?!). Coaching however, is soooo my niche. 

Part of the fun is getting out with my girls and showing them a thing or two... and I insist on looking cute while I do it because DUH. 








Wrap Top/Leggings: Fabletics 
Bag: Thimble Press given as a hella awesome gift by Kaitlyn 

K gonna go have a few minor mental break downs over the perfect shade of red lipstick and nightmares about dance competitions. 

Pictures taken by the lovely Whitney, Muscles pulled by me.