A Magical Silhouette

Raleigh Fall Family Photography 

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A boy’s story is the best that is ever told

-Charles Dickens

   I love photographing this sweet family, and these boys! So cute and full of life. And their mama does such a great job picking out clothes for them. One of the things I love about our styled minis is there is always usually something to explore, and that makes it fun for the kids. The Little Herb House is just beautiful, and I could really stay there all night and take pictures. There’s so much to see and look at and you could just keep wondering around the beautiful property endless. Since our family minis are 20 minutes, we stick to all that we can get to during that time. But, there is a lot of moving and doing something different which is fun for the kids. And, of course, they love looking for fish. Love all of these sweet photos of the four of them together. One of my favorite parts of the Little Herb House is the spot for such a magical silhouette!

    Family minis are so much fun, and this weekend is our first family mini for fall. I think we have one family mini spot on a new date we just opened up (November 18th) and a few other dates have one spot left – send us an email for more info! You are not going to want to miss our fall minis this year – so much cuteness!

Styled by Little Apple Styles | Special thanks to the Little Herb House

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Summer Sunflowers

Raleigh Child Sunflowers Photography 

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Styled by Little Apple Styles

You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.

-C.S. Lewis

    I love this quote on days like today where right now it’s cloudy and moody. I’m not sure if it’s going to rain anymore today, but we’ve already gotten a little bit of rain this morning. Rainy days are the best for staying in with a big cup of tea or coffee and books galore. I’m a little bit obsessed with books, the library, and my kindle. I’d much rather read than watch tv..I just kind of grew up always reading. And a friend of mine just told me about Prime Reading which has been life changing for me. I never knew so many great books were free for your kindle, so I’ve been downloading like crazy. Also, Amazon sends out an email the first of the month with a few new releases to pick from for free. I heart reading so much! Sharing some more from our Sunflower minis this summer – these two were just too cute together. Their bows and their dresses, love, love, love. And the sunflower fields were just so fun to explore.

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Girls Trip to Waco

Raleigh Family Photography 

 

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cell phone images from our trip

I just want to start this post by saying that this was a super quick trip. We have all been friends since we were fourteen years old. It is hard to get everyone all together, but so worth it when we do. It all started over a conversation we had over brunch several months ago, when we were all able to get away for a minute and just hang out. We looked at the dates several times and finally decided on Wednesday – Friday. We were planning around not being there during the weekend since it would be busy, and there was a big Baylor game and a three day weekend, so we wanted to stay away from all of that. So that I got to do carpool Wednesday, we left later that night. We got there late Wednesday night and stayed in Austin. The next morning, we were up earrrrly. I mean crack of dawn. I think we left Austin around 6:15 in our rental car for Waco to try to avoid Austin traffic and also get to Magnolia Table before the line got too crazy. There is one highway that takes you straight from Austin to Waco so it was an easy drive. Let me tell you though, there is a pretty intense roundabout when you get off the highway and try to get to the restaurant. We were all in tears we were laughing so hard. It took a few tries, but we finally figured out how to actually get into the Magnolia Table parking lot. The girls dropped me off out front where you check in, which was good, because a few minutes later there was a really long line. The inside of Magnolia Table is just so pretty so we, of course, spent several minutes oohing, and ahhing. Ashley and I had been doing some paleo eating recently, but that all went out the window for this trip. We ordered everything – lavender and lemon donuts, chocolate croissants, pumpkin and zucchini bread..yum, yum, and more yum. I also had this amazing lavender latte that I’m still pining for, and the breakfast tacos, delicious! I didn’t think we needed to eat anything else the rest of the trip, ha! (but did we eat so much, yes!) So, if you are at the restaurant, it has it’s own gift shop. If you want anything at that gift shop, you have to buy it there, because they do not sell the restaurant gift shop items at the silos or online. The restaurant also closes early, so it’s best to just get it while you are there.

    After our amazing experience at the restaurant, we headed to the silos. Just so pretty, love it, love it. We spent some time walking outside looking at the garden and meandering before we went into the store. The outside area is nice because there are a lot of shaded picnic tables and the food trucks frame the outside of the area. (There was one food truck that just sold different types of sweet tea in mason jars, yum!) Because we went on a Thursday, it really was not that crowded. The store was probably the most crowded of everything. (I think we actually bought more at the restaurant gift shop.) It was bigger than I thought it would be after reading online, and it was fun to shop around and see all the pretty displays. We all ended up with a little something. After shopping and sampling the food trucks (I really don’t know how we ate anything after our breakfast) we went to the bakery. The line was out the door and down the street a little bit, but the line moved really fast. The cupcake, oh my, amazing! I am pretty picky about cupcakes, but this was DELICIOUS. And probably the fact that I had not been eating much sugar before this trip, everything tasted amazing. We all got a few cookies, (which I highly recommend)so we snacked on them the rest of the trip. The chocolate chip and silobration cookies were delicious. This was a super fun girls trip, and we were all so glad we had the chance to go. I seriously enjoyed every second. We drove around Waco a little bit, and also went by and saw Chip and Joanna’s farm. If you go to Waco Thurs-Sat right now, they are also having a warehouse sale, too, at the first Magnolia location. (see more info here) I don’t think the silos or restaurant are open on Sundays, so if you are planning a trip, you will want to plan around that.  Thursday evening we spent on South Congress in Austin, shopping and eating tacos, and on Friday, we headed home. (Super quick, but super fun trip!)  Overall, it was such a wonderful girls weekend! If you’re planning a trip, feel free to email me with any questions!

A Little Sunshine

Raleigh Sunflowers Photographer

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It was no secret that the sunflowers in Raleigh were my absolute favorite. I think I would have stayed out there every night if I could. It was one big party with people everywhere, drones overhead, and one night we got to hear a group playing bag pipes. Seriously so much fun! I was so excited (and probably most of Raleigh, too) when I found out that they were going to be planting the flowers at Dorthea Dix Park this year so that everyone can enjoy them. (instead of peering over a Greenway fence that said keep out….) This sweet boy is such a ray of sunshine, and it was just so amazing that his cousin happened to be in town when the sunflowers were blooming so we could capture the two of them together. I’ll be honest, where there are sunflowers, there are bees. These two just kept on smiling and grinning, and oh, the cuteness we were able to photograph. I love minis so so much, and I’m so excited that we have a round of family minis this weekend. (It is going to be adorbs, ya’ll!) We only have a few spots left for our styled minis this fall, but if you want a spot, send us an email quick for more info. And aren’t you glad it’s starting to feel like fall? I’m loving that it’s in the 70s today! Yippppeee!

Styled by Little Apple Styles

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Addis Jemari + Pine State Flowers

Raleigh Commercial Photography

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What a fun morning it was photographing these sweet girls at Pine State Flowers in Durham for Addis Jemari. Addis Jemari is an awesome organization that helps orphans. (You can read all about it here) The bags and jewelry in this photoshoot can all be purchased on their website here. A lot of the products are new so they may still be working to get them up on the website. First of all, a huge thank you to Pine State Flowers for letting us use their charming shop. It it just beautiful, ya’ll. (Love it so so much!) What’s really neat about Pine State Flowers is that it is North Carolina’s first exclusively local flower shop. More than 95% of the flowers at the shop are grown in North Carolina. I also loved the unique flowers and plants they have in the shop. If you are looking for a gift, this is a perfect spot to pick up a plant in a beautiful pot. What’s also neat is this was a florist shop built in the 1930s. (You can read all about the history of the shop here, super cool!) I loved seeing the photos and reading the history on the wall of the shop. These three girls were just so sweet and helped us pull off this photoshoot flawlessly and quickly especially with so many products to photograph! I love finding creative locations and photoshoots just make my heart sing…Loved this one so much!

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