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A Floral Dress for a special Day

As some of you may know I am starting a floral business and I want to use flowers in many ways. Yes you have your typical bouquet, boutonniere, corsage, and floral crown.  Why not a live floral dress, or shoes, belt, hand bag,etc… This photo shoot is showing just that. To think outside the box with flowers, and use it as something you may want to add to your wedding dress, bridesmaid dress, prom, or for a special occasion.  I am thankful for friends who think of me and send fun floral pins my way through pinterest.  This is how the idea of making a floral dress started.  I also want to thank this beautiful friend of mine who is modeling in these pictures Jennifer Chapman.  Hair was done by Deb  Collins and isn’t it so beautiful! We took pictures from Sunset to Sun Down. Taking in the lighting at sunset and the darkness as the sun was going down was such a beautiful process for me. Usually when it gets dark my photo sessions stop, but we just kept on going and I love the creative and artistic look the camera can give when searching for light.   Hope you enjoy the look of a floral dress and think of me if you want to add a little floral to your look.

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Introducing Florals by Christie

I am so excited!!!! I am starting a new business.  Florals by Me!!!

So , Most of you guys know I love to make floral arrangements. I think it’s the funnest thing.. along with photography of course. So a while ago I was talking to a friend about how I love to make arrangements and she thought it could coincide with my photography business.  I dug that idea hehehe and thought yeah why not have a floral business.  So if you are getting married and need floral arrangements or want a floral crown for you next photo shoot let me know.  I am going to be offering different types of floral arrangements, so for this style shoot you will see a succulent/floral crown and a small bouquet.   This sweet friend of mine Rebekah is modeling the floral arrangements. Such a beautiful person inside and out, and was up for modeling for me when at first I just wanted to do a color bomb photo shoot which  later turned into my first Debut of Florals by Christie.  Thank you for your willingness in helping me Rebekah. I’m so happy I met you !

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Donuts and Sunrise on Laguna Beach

I always wondered what a sunrise beach shoot would look like and Sifredo and Jackie are so sweet to model for me.  They are also getting married soon so this is kind of like a trash the dress shoot too.   We met at 5:45 am and started shooting at 6:00 and the lighting was so beautiful.  The sky had a cool tone to it and I loved it!  Best part  the beach was empty (:   I really enjoyed this shoot because these pictures really just show how much they love eachother and they are such a sweet and fun couple. 

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Dominguez Family

 

Carlsbad flower fields is a huge rainbow field of flowers.  It was my first time going there and it’s beautiful.  I was taking pictures of one of my oldest friends Nicole and her sweet family .  This family was so much fun to take pictures of.  I loved capturing the candids of the kiddos in between  the flowers beds and just the fun of that day.  Looking forward to spending time with them again.

 

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Spring

 

I love Spring ! It’s my favorite season and favorite time to take pictures.  I love the wild flowers that are out that just cover the hills. There are a couple of spots during this time of year that I will go to for a photo session. Heaven’s Ranch is a new venue for me that I am so excited about.  Their beautiful ranch is over 350 acres.  For this shoot we just headed towards the flowers, swings, and horses.  Basically I just followed the kids around after we took some pictures by the flowers. hee hee (: My beautiful models are my son Orion and one of his favorite friends Mia.  Orion’s bow tie is from www.etsy.com/shop/GingerEdition . I love her shop and style so much. This bow tie is the perfect punch of color I needed for his ourfit.  I love how she uses fun fabrics such as marvel, teenager mutant ninja turtles, star was, and more to make bow ties , ties, wallets, and purses. 

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Dominique

Dominique is a senior in high school and I was so excited to do this senior shoot with her.  She has a love for classic books so it was fun to incorporate that in our session.  I love the trees and creek that were nearby her home.  She is a sweetheart and I wish her all the best this senior year.

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Landon

Landon is such a sweetheart and this mini session was to capture this important step he is taking in his life.  He turned 8 years old and decided to be baptized in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  Here he is wearing a suit and looking sharp with his new set of scriptures.  His sweet spirit is just a big ray of sunshine and there is a really cool picture where the sun is just beaming right back at him.   Hope you like this session (: If anyone has ever been curious about the church or has any question feel to ask me or check out this website www.lds.org .

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Maureen

Look at this beautiful Mama to be.  One of my first photo sessions was with Maureen and her son Christian.  Now she is going to be having a baby girl.  I love to take pictures of this family.  This photo session took place in Claremont, and we were able to find some wildflowers within the area which was a nice treat.

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Willow

Willow is such a cute little baby and she is also named after her great grandmother.  In November, I was able to take pictures of Kristy ( Willow’s Mama) and her children for a maternity shoot.  So I was so excited to see Willow for a newborn session.  My favorite part of the session was seeing the love that her siblings have for her.

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This pink blanket has been passed down 5 generations.

 

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LuLaRoe

I Love this clothing brand!!! It’s all about being comfy and looking stylish and I am all about that. At Heaven’s Ranch, Tanya wore 2 outfits . 1st outfit was a  blue Amelia dress , and the 2nd outfit which is shown below is the Randy tee and leggings.  The leggings are so soft and feel like butter (: she is also a consultant for LuLaRoe so if your interested in hosting a party you can contact her via email at simplylularoe@gmail.com you can also check out the clothing line at their website www.lularoe.com .

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