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I'm hosting a Matilda Jane Trunk Show in my home on March 5th from 10am-12pm!
Matilda Jane has THE cutest stuff for girls--perfect alone during the summer or layered in the winter. I got to see the new line in person last weekend, and I love this collection. Please check out the lookbook to see some sneak previews.
Matilda Jane is not available in stores, so if you're interested in coming to my house for the trunk show, email me and I'll send you an invitation. Kids are welcome! If you aren't able to come to the trunk show, but you'd like to order from a catalog, let me know and I'll get you connected to the right person.
I'll be doing a mini photo session for your child if you spend $75 on Matilda Jane clothing at the trunk show! The mini sessions will be held on April 16th (times and location TBA). Each mini session will last 15-20 minutes and will feature your child, decked out in her new Matilda Jane duds and will include one 4x6 print! Digital images are not included. You will have the option to purchase prints at the regular price, listed on my website.
Please note that this mini session is for your child only. If you'd like to schedule a regular family session, please contact me and I'd be happy to schedule something with you.
So come shop, hang out, and enjoy some yummy treats : )
This session is a few months old (they're married now!), but I still wanted to share. Sarah and Billy met at the seminary in Wake Forest and quickly fell in love. They were making each other laugh the entire session. Now they're married and can make each other laugh all the time : )
Wow, it's hard to believe it's a new year and I'm just now doing a blog post! For those who have asked, despite not posting since December, everything is fine : ) I've been busy working on a brand new blog (coming very soon!) and making some much needed updates to my website (still in progress). I have many blog posts to catch up on and I hope to make many of them on my new blog very soon!
I actually thought I had posted these a couple of months ago, but with the busyness of holiday sessions and editing, it just didn't happen. These are a few images from my trip to Japan (in July!). I was so excited to spend some time with my sister, Joanna, and her boyfriend Victor. They both live in Japan, and despite it being a fantastic country, I am really looking forward to them both moving back to the US this year.
I only got to see them for a couple of days, but we made the most of it with some good food and some late night karaoke. We visited the Studio Ghibli Museum, which was so cool. I would never have expected a museum to have real Miyazaki sketches plastering the walls with no glass around them. It was as if there was no concern that they might get damaged or that someone might steal one. For those who are unfamiliar with Miyazaki's films, please check them out. This is a random thought, but I have to say that I think Miyazaki (and his studio) might give more attention to wind than any other animation studio. It's really beautiful to watch in his films.
We traveled to Lake Ashi, where we rode on a pirate ship and saw Mt. Fuji. Nearby, there was a beautiful cedar forest that we walked through. That night, we stayed in a traditional ryokan that Victor had booked. It was so cool to be able to sleep in a traditional Japanese hotel instead of a more touristy one. It had an onsen and also included a Japanese breakfast.
Oh--here's a tidbit of advice for anyone traveling to Tokyo. Go to one of the large department stores before they open and go in as soon as the doors are unlocked. We walked in and all of the employees were lined up down the aisle of the department store. Every single one of them bowed as we walked by. It was almost overwhelming and surreal, but such a neat experience. If you go later in the day, don't expect to see this. Even if you can't go in the morning, it's worth going to the department stores just to check out the food halls. They're amazing (and expensive)!
On to some photos!
Many parts of the museum reminded me of Gaudi's Casa Batllo in Barcelona.
This is right outside the little cafe at the Studio Ghibli Museum. I just loved the little detail of the tiny pinecones next to the vase of unripened blackberries on the red chair. So whimsical : )
This is a Mont Blanc, which is carried in most Japanese department stores in their food halls. It was Jacob's favorite dessert in Tokyo when we were there in 2005. It would never be my first choice, but I had to get one in his honor : )
Joanna and Victor in the cable car on our way to the pirate ship...
Oh, my goodness. I'm SO behind on blogging. With all of the holiday orders and cards I've been doing, I've let the blogging slip. Whoops. I have much more to blog in the next couple of weeks, but for now, here is another lovely family from the holiday mini sessions.
Look at these two : ) I'm so glad I got to photograph these twins again so soon for their holiday session. They were really happy at the same time for only about 5% of the session, but they were cute and entertaining 100% of the session : )
Mary and David got married on a beautiful morning in Raleigh, North Carolina, at The Angus Barn. The weather was perfect, and so were all the details at the wedding, from the gorgeous flowers and antique typewriter to the southern ham biscuits and mac n' cheese. It was so sweet to see Mary and David with the pre-ceremony nerves that everyone gets--even after being together for several years. Watching them throughout the day, it was clear that they were meant to be together and that their happiness will continue to grow in the years to come.