Friday, September 28, 2012

Amanda & Josh (Engagement)

 This has been my most fun engagement session to date.  These two were up for anything including getting into slightly chilly water to get one of my steamiest photos yet.  I work with Amanda and she is so much fun, and oh so pretty! When we discussed her session I was so excited!  She and I posted back and forth on pinterest and the results are amazing!  I'm in love with this session!

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I mean really?!? Does it get any better?  I'm so excited for the wedding!
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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Wine, Chocolate, and Dinner OH MY!

I'm so excited to offer an amazing giveaway!  Over the next two weeks you have the chance to enter and win a trio of prizes from local businesses in Foxburg, PA.


    Divani Chocolatier is an amazing chocolate shop in the hart of Foxburg!  I will never forget the first time I visited the shop.  I walked in and immediately felt like I'd been transported back to California.  It has a bohemian vibe with the warm and friendly welcome that I've become accustomed to since moving to Pennsylvania.  Their chocolate is amazing!  I'm a big fan of their Nutty Bark and their Naughty Rice.


    Foxburg Wine Cellars  has a wonderful selection of delicious wines.  My favorite is their Apple Wine.  Sweet and crisp, it's the perfect treat for any fall day.   Their store is full of everything wine related and they have a lovely outdoor sitting area to enjoy a class of wine and some cheese.


    The Allegheny Grille   offers exquisite dining located on the banks of the Allegheny river.  They have a fantastic outdoor patio and a delicious selection of food that is sure to please anyone!  I love their grilled salmon cobb salad and their homemade spice cake is divine!


   


    One lucky winner will receive a $15 gift certificate to Divani Chocolatier, a $15 gift certificate to Foxburg Wine Cellars, and a $40 gift certificate to The Allegheny Grille!  It will make for the perfect night out!


    http://bit.ly/Qm9KAW  Click the link, share it with your friends, and cross your fingers!  I hope you win!


   


    Want another chance to win?  Comment on this blog post and I'll throw another chance in the hat for you!
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Monday, September 10, 2012

The Creativity Project: Life at my house.

One of my favorite poems is Lesson 1 by Julie Hill Alger.  When I found out what we would be doing for The Creativity Project this month, I was inspired by this poem to capture the every day of my life.  It's easy to get  caught up in the idea that life has to be about something other than the simple moments in order to be beautiful.  This poem reminds me that life most beautiful in it's simple moments.


   


    Lesson 1 by Julie Hill Alger


    At least I've learned this much:

    Life doesn't have to be

    all poetry and roses. Life

    can be bus rides, gritty sidewalks,

    electric bills, dishwashing,

    chapped lips, dull stubby pencils

    with the erasers chewed off,

    cheap radios played too loud,

    the rank smell of stale coffee

    yet still glow

    with the inner fire of an opal,

    still taste like honey.

   

    -Julie Alger


     


    My life is not perfect.  My house is not always clean. My floors are always a mess.  There are usually toys strewn throughout the living room and a stack of unsorted papers on the desk.  The dogs bark and jump on the furniture.  The beauty of life isn't found in moments of perfection.  It's found when we realize that beauty exists outside of perfection. 


     For more from The Creativity Project visit Pink Ronnie Also, please visit our special guest, Susan, at Short On Words


    Join in the fun at The Creativity Project
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