My life in Instagram lately..

Just like the rest of the world, I'm obsessed with Instagram. My boyfriend is always teasing me that I have all this equipment and I will take a million pics with my phone. It's too much instant, instant gratification. Pictures of things I like!

Ranunculus and Shot Glasses

Just for fun, just because. I love my Elvis shot glasses and I love Ranunculus. Why not put the two together?! These would make fabulous wedding centerpieces, if I do say so myself. I happened to Google "wedding shot glass centerpieces" and nothing nearly this cute came up.

What do you think? I threw an old Coke bottle in the mix too...

DIY Photo Display: Old Calender + Old Window Frame

This is one of those projects that happened to me and it was so cute and fun that I have to share! I'm always inspired by my super talented DIY brides and I finally found something I could make. (And you can too!) It's my first time posting a DIY so please feel free to ask me any anything! In case I left something out..

Source: flickr.com via Dana on Pinterest

I stumbled on this image of old black and white photos hanging on the old window frame and fell in love. You can see how to make that one Talia Christine's Blog. A few months later, my boyfriend found some perfectly old, rackety radtasical old window frames and saved them for me. (I didn't even tell him about that image! He's the best, I know.) I thought about doing almost the exact same thing as the image, until I came up with the idea to use pictures of me and my boyfriend instead. But how would I display the them in a fun and different way?

I had an old desk calender from Paper Source that I loved and didn't want to get rid of. I thought it might look good to put the images where the date was and use it as a frame. Since it was our first year dating, I would put one photo of us from every month. Yes! It was perfect.

I hope you love the idea and have as much fun making this as I did! It could totally work for weddings as a photo display or table seating chart.. Many more ideas to build upon!

Old desk calender from Paper Source Hanging clips from Ikea or Michael's When you cut the month out, you can can save the title of the month and tape it on and have a corresponding photo. That's what I did in the last image here: Then you just clip and hang and you're done! I just used push pins to secure the string. Super easy! This is what it looks like in my house above my favorite mid century modern cabinet on the left. And my favorite month on the right. I made this for my boyfriend for Christmas but didn't finish so I gave it to him on Valentine's. And it's still at my house. I think I secretly made it for myself! I've also used Polariods on my old window frames. You can see more on the Vintage Bridal Show Post.

Maile, Part 1

The first part of my light, contrast and beauty project. I was a little intimidated to shoot Maile because she has so many amazing pictures of herself and I also find her photography moving. She takes incredible, intriguing self portraits and other photographers have shot amazing pictures of her... But that's the thing I've realized is number one creativity killer; fear! Forcing myself to shoot even if everything isn't "perfect" can only help me grow as an artist. So I was so excited with how these turned out. She loved them and will let me shoot her whenever I want, which means you'll be seeing more of her gorgeousness soon.

Friday Funs, Personal Projects

Every Friday, I've decided to work on some projects just for me. I started last Friday with my beautiful friend Maile. This is about light and contrasts. The next part of this series will be at night. Here's just a preview of the day session: