Thursday, April 18, 2013

special birthday girl + fashion post outtakes...

today is a bitter sweet one for me. 
it's sweet because it's my beautiful mom's birthday, and bitter because i don't get to celebrate with her.
when i started this blog about a year ago, i had no intentions of turning it into a fashion blog. 
i had planned on just focusing on my life and crafty projects.
but somewhere along the line i decided to start journaling about my outfits. 
and i'm so glad i did.
my mom and i have made some of the best memories while out doing photo shoots.
we both like to be very silly.
and when there's one of us pretending to be a serious photographer and the other one pretending to know how to model- things can get a bit crazy. 
i wouldn't trade anything for those times- just the two of us. 
out and about.
exploring new places.
i'm so grateful that she always made the time to go with me and support me in every way possible.
i'm one lucky girl.
so today this post is dedicated to her.
but i also wanted to share with the rest of you some of our best memories of photo shoots together.
i realized i deleted most of the bad, silly pictures because most of them were so hideous i would never put them on my blog! 
but here are some of the ones that didn't make it into my recycle bin...

here's to you mom...

ok this one isn't silly i know, and this one actually did make it on to my blog.
but this was the first photo shoot that me and you ever did together.
we didn't really know what we were doing, we didn't even know how to use my camera!
and it was like january so it was freezing!! 
but remember how excited we were when the pictures were done being edited. 
we were so proud of ourselves...

and this was the same day.
you were always the best at teaching me how to properly strike a pose ;)

little tiny hands!

remember this day?
when i thought it was a brilliant idea to go out in the freezing cold wearing a tiny romper! 
luckily dad's jacket was in the car to keep me warm. 

and this would eventually start happening towards the end of every shoot...

remember me awkwardly posing with this post?

this was one of my very favorite days, when we went out to the old farm.
remember that dang cat that wouldn't stop stepping into every picture??

yet another one of your fabulous pose ideas...

this was a fun day too.
remember how awkward i got when we actually went down to the carnival and i had to pose in front of those gross carny workers?

and then when our carnival prop got ruined...

you're a natural...

umm yeah and remember this day in boise?
i wore those insanely high heels in the park and had to take them off after about five minutes...

but that didn't stop us from getting our silly on...

and this was an unsuccessful shoot.
my shoes were brand new, still had the stickers on the bottom and everything.
i decided i wanted to return them but wanted to continue with the shoot.
it was rainy and the ground was muddy so you had to drive me every few yards through the alley so that the bottoms wouldn't get dirty.
and then my camera died.
and i was in trouble for not charging it :( 
we had to redo the shoot on another day.

this was taken the night we decided to leave the house an hour or so before magic hour so that we would have enough time to drive around and find a pretty spot.
after an hour we STILL couldn't find anywhere to take the pictures.
then we started to panic because we thought we were going to miss magic hour.
so we finally settled on a spot... and it was too late, we missed the magical hour!
no success that night.

and yet another unsuccessful shoot.
this night we had to stop after about ten minutes because my hands were getting blood all over them from swatting at the mosquitoes that were eating my legs through my tights! 
we tried this outfit another day too and i decided that i hated the outfit altogether.
so it never made its appearance on here.... until now.

this shoot was sad because it was our last one before i moved to california.
it was in our favorite spot.
and we realized halfway through that i was posing with my clutch upside down! 

our first photo shoot together in california.
"maybe i should pose with this stick."
maybe notttt....

and having cousins there on the side to distract me...

thank you mom for being the bestest photographer...
we have many more photo shoots to come.
happy birthday- i love you!!!
if you are new to my blog, here are the links to all of my fashion posts! 


  1. Aww it looks like ya'll had a blast. I love hanging out with my mom and I wish I had more time with her! You have a really cute blog here. New Follower :)

  2. This post was absolutely dorable!! I am the same with my mom and were always go shopping, picking up flowers etc! It's truly the best! You two are so cute... :)

    Sincerely Miss Ash

  3. This is so sweet! Sending birthday wishes to your mom.

  4. Omg how sweet these pics are :)

  5. Ok you are so so so so so so SO pretty!! I need your clothes to be in my closet!

  6. This is such a cute and sweet post! Happy Birthday to your mama. My mom is also my blog "photographer" I have such a blast with her :)

  7. looks like you had a lot of fun

  8. Megs, I LOVED this! I loved laughing with you! This made me feel like being with you--you're so funny! You and your mom have such a special relationship, and I love you both so much! Thanks for including me--that was really sweet! I felt important, too, because I actually took a couple of the pictures of the two of you together at the farm--that was such a fun day for me!

    I love you and miss you so much!

  9. You are really beautiful! The photos in this post were really fun, and I am really thankful for your follow!

  10. So incredibly sweet! Love your fun photo outtakes! You and your mom are just so adorable together!


  11. Awww love this post! You and your mom are just the cutest!! Happy birthday to your sweet momma!! :)


  12. Hey :)
    I love your blog I'm really glad I happened to stumble upon it, I love all your posts and everything. There super informative and really are helpful :) I plan to follow you on GFC and Bloglovin' (if you have one).

    Maybe you could do the same to me blog? I'm a fairly new beauty and fashion blog and it would mean so much to me. Maybe you could even stop by my blog and let me know what you think. Thanks in advance if you do and again I love you blog.

    - Krystal

  13. Nice blog!!!!
    Would you like to follow each other?

  14. Such a fantastic post! I like you, your smiles and your photos are so beautiful! : )

  15. Hey! Great post I just came across
    your blog and I love it! It would
    be amazing if you could visit my blog too.
    We can also follow each other if you like! :)

  16. Awwww so sweet! You and your mom are so beautiful!

  17. That has got to be one of the sweetest blogs i've ever read!

  18. Love your blog! Your mama & you are so stunning! Such a sweet post! So happy I came across your blog! Newest follower:) Can not wait to read more posts!
    Erin Nicole