Baby Harlan

Congrats to the sweet Mcmeeken family who just got a whole lot sweeter with their latest addition to the fam. This lil bundle of cuteness was my easiest model to date, just snoozing right through 90% of his entire shoot. I think baby “H” gets his good looks from his parents but he might get his sleeping skills from Papa John.

Thanks to the Mcmeeken family for inviting me into your home and letting me photograph this precious moment in your family’s life. He sure is a lucky boy ❤

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Spring 2018 Runway to Reality

Inclusive. Not always a word associated with fashion…but this years New York Fashion Week was all about being inclusive. We saw this in the modeling world–all shapes, sizes, colors and ages were represented…even a pregnant woman strutted her beautiful self. We saw it in the venues the designers chose to show–no longer just in the tents or Lincoln Center, but all over New York City. And now, watching the shows are as easy as signing in on Facebook Live.

What this means for us regular schmucks is that fashion is even more available than ever before. Regardless of your age, shape, where you live, or even your budget–access to great fashion is accessible and inclusive for all.

A few trends from the runways this September (which means you will start wearing these trends come spring ;)) were; candy stripes, glam leisure, cowboy chic, fringe, sheer and jackets paired with shorts. The colors that seemed to dominate the runway were WHITE, Lavender and allllll the neons!

Continue reading for inspiration we found on the runways and our version of how to make it work with our lifestyle. And as always…we love your comments-so leave us a message with your favorite trend!

Sheer. Oh….I love a good sheer! So elegant and also so easy to wear! Victoria Beckham is a genius at using sheer to show some skin yet stay modest-so look to her collections for more inspiration in that area. Happy to say that you can get an early start on shopping for sheer as it has been slowly trending the last year and is already in stores.

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Jackets and Shorts. This is a great combo for those spring days when you realllllly can’t wait to wear your shorts…but it’s still just a bit cold! Also…you will get extra points if you find a sweet blazer with extra shoulder padding or a deconstructed blazer…they were all over the runway this season.

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Fringe. Fringe makes you want to dance. So go buy yourself some fringe and make the world a better place. That is all.

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Glam Leisure. A marriage of comfy + glam? Am I dreaming? But sure enough…runways of Valentino, Prada + Gucci had the Athleisure women of 2017 salivating. I found this dress that had Sporty Spice written all over it…check out my instagram to get a peek of the back.

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Candy Striping. Stripes are always in but this year it was specific to the candy stripes…yes, the red + white kind that hospital volunteers were known for in the 1950’s. Those that went clinical on the runways were Son Jung Won, Jason Wu + Monse.

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Lavender + Fanny Pack. 
In stores filled with neons + primary colors, lavender or lilac proved to be a difficult find. All three of us searched high and low for the shade from Victoria Beckham + Michael Kors. This oxford works for me because the fabric was just right and with what looked like a splash of bleach it had just enough personality. And as far as the fanny pack goes…I have always wanted to bring fanny back. Whether they were ‘in’ or not, I have owned many versions over the years, and well now, they are just easier to find!

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Orange. 
For the last couple of years we have seen orange trying to break out on the scene + this year was no different. I am not a huge fan of orange so I have steered clear. Soooo not the easiest color for to pull off. But hey, if you can, I suggest going head to toe with it. Calvin Klein, Fenty Puma + Tom Ford did. I opted to keep the orange on the bottom with these sack waisted shorts from H +M.

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White on white. If you’re like me, 75% of your wardrobe is either black, grey or black so come spring it’s time to ditch those dark comfort colours and put on something vibrant and crisp.  A good accessory to go with this look would be a tide to-go pen.

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Microfloral. Is spring/summer fashion week even spring/summer fashion week without floral? Instead of the usual big and bold floral prints that trend, this year’s floral seemed to be on the small and subtle side.

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Cowboy chic. Western wear isn’t just for John Wayne anymore thanks to designers Cinq a Sept, Calvin Klein and Rag&Bone. Personally I’m not a huge fan of western anything but fashion is all about stepping out of your comfort zone and trying something new. I found the best way to pull off this trend was all in the accessories.

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Straw bags. Not to brag or anything but I totally saw this trend coming. While travelling in Europe I noticed that everybody that was anybody had a straw bag and I knew it was only a matter of time before this trend made it over to the western world. 

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the ‘B’ family

We were thrilled when little Miss V brought her parents down from Seattle for a visit this spring. When booking at Hotel Cooke they had a well-balanced itinerary that included hiking, picnicking, dining out, + relaxing. They completed their vacation with a family photography session, something we never got around to after V was born + we still lived in Seattle! 

We picked a little park just down the street before the light slipped behind the mountains. Content with me documenting her every more, V just motored around being as adorable as could be.  We loved having time with this sweet family + it was wild to see how much V had grown! …We hope they book again!




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Tues. @ 2

So…(sheepish grin) its been 1,203 days since our last Tuesday at 2. This was a project we started back in 2012 and has gotten more popular every time we do it! This was ‘supposed’ to be a bi-annual project…but…well…ok…we have no excuses!
The rules are simple–On Tuesday at 2 o’clock you grab your phone and take a photo of where you are and what you are doing. Caption it and send it to us.
We love doing this post and seeing all the fun, random and interesting lives that people lead on a regular Tuesday at 2 o’clock.
This time we have some great shots from ALL over the world, Finland, Italy, United States (east and west) and Canada.
We love sifting through all the shots that get sent in from all different time zones…Let us know if you would like to join in next time!

 

Caught between the Czar of Russia + the King of Sweden. Valerie Knuuttila. Turku, Finland

Ponte Vecchio Bridge. Vanessa Petays. Florence ItalyOhio State at 2pm. Brad Hess. Ohio
Just back from a run, waiting on the next. Columbus, Ohio. Logan Hess
Redo. Shawna Richtsmeier. Huntsville, AlabamaThe daily grind at the office. Linda Jackson. Winnipeg, ManitobaOut checking crops. Philip Petays. Rocanville, Saskatchewan
All day. Err day. Cat. Rocanville, SaskatchewanMaking the most of my kid-free day!! Loving my new office space!! Carla Shultz. Osage, Saskatchewan
A little stainless steel mounting bracket. Chris Petays. Weyburn, SaskatchewanYay for Hay. Jenelle Quigley. Tribune, Saskatchewan5 little marsh hunters ready for a hike. Juanita Malcolm. Clear Lake, ManitobaOnly 150 miles to home. Spending a little quality time on the road with the in-laws today. Cristy Brown. Columbia River, WashingtonLeonardo looks almost as excited as the Carter boys for the party and sleepover tonight! Carolyn Carter. Grande Prairie, AlbertaNoah + I babysitting baby B on this comfortable 96 degree day. Melissa Petays-Cooke. Palm Desert, California

After putting the kids down for a nap, I’ve been hanging out with Zoey while cleaning up the kiddos stuff. #nannylife  Karissa Hall. Snoqualmie, Washington

I’m normally analyzing data at 2 o’clock on a Tuesday, but if I need a break I’ll walk a block to Dahlia Bakery + get one of their famous peanut butter cookies! Kelly Chapman. Seattle, Washington
When mama gives you a bath and thinks you would look cute as a chicken! #iamembarrassed  Mexx @toypoodlemexx Seattle, WashingtonThe beach with my boys. Jenn Petays-Tschetter. Salmon Creek Park, Washington
Tea Time. Jessica Graham. Vancouver, British Columbia
Testing the lights to make the models glow. Brendalyn Bergh. San Luis Obispo, California
Studio Session. Sean Petays. Victoria, British Columbia

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The Humber Wedding

I’ve known Emily since she was just a young thing and we had just moved to California. Over the years she became like a sister, not only to me, but to my boys. When Emily reached out to inform me that she was getting married I remember thinking “but she’s only 12!!!” I had a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that she was not just a little girl anymore but quite possibly old enough to walk down the aisle!

I flew up + Jenn flew down to assist documenting Emily + Isaac’s wedding day in Northern California. It was then that I saw Emily had grown up + was indeed old enough to get hitched! Her smile went on for days + she looked radiant. Jenn + I had the best time being able to shoot together. The couple was so at ease with each other that it made our job easy!

To love, laughter + happily ever after, Congratulations, Isaac + Emily!


The charming Gibson House in Woodland, CA served as a gorgeous backdrop as the couple exchanged vows in front of family + friends. After the ceremony guests were allowed inside for tours of the Historic Mansion  + we snuck the bride + groom in for a few portraits as well.








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