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THE DRESSES I WORE FOR MY ENGAGEMENT SHOOT

If you follow my blog, you may recall when I mentioned that I was on the hunt for a dress to wear for my engagement shoot – well I found not one but two dresses to wear so I thought I would share them with you – in the event you are looking for a dress to wear for a special event!

The location of the engagement session dictated the style of dress I was looking for and since we had decided on letting mother nature be the backdrop for the pictures, I wanted to wear a romantic flowing gown. Our photo session took place at a beautiful park that had both a large open field that allowed the sun to glow around us and tree-lined areas that were tucked away like a secret garden that gave off a more moody vibe.

The Dresses I Wore for my Engagement Shoot

The picture above shows the up-close details of the first dress I purchased. I had this dress hanging for a week in our bedroom before I finally got to wear it. Below are a few shots that were taken of just myself in the dress.

The Dress I Wore for my Engagement Photo Shoot

Dress I Wore for my Engagement Shoot

Dresses I wore for my Engagement Shoot

The Dresses I Wore for my Engagement Shoot

I decided that this Eliza J Belted Chiffon Maxi Dress in a soft shade of pink was a perfect dress to wear in the open field area of the park. With its romantic flowing gown and floral chiffon – it made me feel ultra feminine. I love that I can wear this dress again to a special summer event!

The Dress I Wore for my Engagement Shoot

The Dress I wore for my Engagement Shoot

The Dress I Wore For My Engagement Photos.

I found this navy blue long floor length ball gown at the Etsy shop of Atom Attire New York. Not only did I love the price but I absolutely loved how comfortable and versatile it is. If any bride-to-be readers are reading this post, consider this dress for your bridesmaids! They carry a variety of colors and it can be worn in so many different ways that compliment the body shape of each woman and her style preference. I styled the dress to be worn as a low cut neckline but I had contemplated to wear it as a one-shoulder style. The navy blue hue was a compliment to the moody forest-like area of the park.

-Photography of me wearing the dresses are by the awesome Autumn Stankay, SkySight Photography

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‘VALENTINE’S CUPID MESSENGERS’ INSPIRATION SHOOT

With Valentine’s Day just five days away, I present to you a post featuring images of lots of sweet moments! I was excited to work again with the oh, so talented photographer, Autumn Stankay of SkySight Photography to capture my set design concept for a ‘Valentine’s Cupid Messengers’ inspiration shoot!

Visual elements that set the stage are a DIY hanging cloud installation, a string of raining hearts, fresh flowers and rose petals in varying shades of love-inspired hues of red, pinks & whites. Little girls dressed up as cupid with feathered wings, all dressed in white, with a bow and arrow in hand – as they drop down from above in a hot air balloon – to send LOVE to all.

Valentine's Cupid Messengers Inspiration Shoot

Valentine's Cupid Messengers Inspiration Shoot

Valentine's Cupid Messengers Inspiration Shoot

Our cupid girls are excited to have dropped down to begin their Valentine’s celebration!

Valentine's Cupid Messengers Inspiration Shoot

Sweet messages of love with Valentine’s day greeting cards are shared and ready to be delivered.

Valentine's Cupid Messengers Inspiration Shoot

Valentine's Cupid Messengers Inspiration Photoshoot

Valentine's Cupid Messengers Photoshoot Inspiration

Watch out for the magical shooting hearts!

Valentine's Cupid Messengers Photoshoot Inspiration

Valentine's Cupid Messengers Inspiration Shoot

Valentine's Cupid Messengers

Valentine's Cupid Messengers Inspiration Shoot

Valentine's Cupid Messengers Inspiration Shoot

YAY!! Cue the confetti, our darling cupid girls have completed their mission in celebrating happiness by shooting hearts of love in the air and delivering their Valentine’s greetings!

Valentine's Cupid Messengers Photoshoot Inspiration

It’s time to fly back up in the hot air balloon.

Valentine's Cupid Messengers Photoshoot Inspiration

Here’s to celebrating the LOVE we share with all those that matter to us; who make our life happy and beautiful! Until next year, have a HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! xo

A special thanks to all the mother’s that allowed Design by Occasion to feature their little ones on today’s Valentine’s inspiration post!

DESIGN CONCEPT + STYLING: Design by Occasion

PHOTOGRAPHER: SkySight Photography

MODELS: Clara, Bree, Ava and Emory

VENUE: SkySight Photography Studio

*vendors + sources: 

36″ Red Balloon: Pom Joy Fun 

Wicker Basket: Home Goods

Tassel Garland: Target (no longer available online, but did see a few in the stores)

White Wood Letters: Michaels (hand-painted by me)

Angel Wings: The Hair Bow Company 

Flowers: Le Jardin Florist

Valentine’s Day Greeting Cards: Design by Occasion

-Cloud installation, string of paper hearts, and bow & arrows – all DIY projects by me

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5 BEST BEACH INSPIRED WEDDING PHOTO SHOOTS

Beach Wedding Inspiration
Photo via Bridal Musings / Photography: Brillant Studios / Stylist: Stacie Steensland

Imagine being surrounded by a picture-perfect ocean sky, miles of sparkling soft sand, a cool ocean breeze, a breathtaking sunset in the distance, and a body of clear blue calm ocean water…nature sets the stage for an intimate and romantic destination wedding, where the lovely couple exchange their vows.

Get inspired by these spectacular inspiration photo shoots, created by a collaboration of talented stylists, florists and photographers that beautifully captured some unique ways to incorporate on your big day.

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Photos via: Bridal Musings / Photography: Maria Sundin / Stylists: Fortuitous Events and Lace in the Desert

 

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Photos via KT Merry / Photo Stylist: David Fittin / Florist: Parrish Designs

 

Beach Wedding Inspiration Shoot
Photo via Green Wedding Shoes / Photography: Danielle Poff /  Stylist: Zest it Up

 

Beach Wedding Inspiration Shoot
Photo via: Burnetts Boards /  Photography & Styling Design: Sarah Falugo

 

Beach Wedding Inspiration Shoot
Photo via Ruffled / Photography: Hillary Muelleck / Flowers by Hilary

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KIDS EASTER PARTY INSPIRATION SHOOT: Bunny in the Garden

Hey there, everyone! I’m happy to share with you the adorable pictures from a Kids Easter Party Inspiration Shoot that I styled a couple of weeks ago. A special thanks to SkySight Photography for capturing this shoot.

I had so much fun coming up with the design for this Easter inspiration. Simple, organic, natural with subtle easter treats make up for today’s inspired shoot. The backdrop for this tablescape is designed with a small wall installation filled with fresh green foliage, accented with subtle cream colored carnation buds. I kept the table neutral with a cream colored table linen to let the greenery stand out. A DIY centerpiece was created with white wood picket fences to hold floral + foliage to add to the spring garden look. Green moss place-mats and name tag holders, DIY Picnic Fence Baskets to replicate a ‘bunny in the garden’ are a few elements that added garden-like touches.

So hop on to it…check out the rest of the fun details and get ready for Easter! Enjoy!!

Kids Easter Inspiration Shoot
Kids Easter Inspiration Shoot
Kids Easter Party Inspiration
Kids Easter Party Inspiration
Kids Easter Party Inspiration Photo Shoot
Kids Easter Party Inspiration
Kids Easter Party Inspiration Shoot
Kids Easter Inspiration Shoot
Kids Easter Inspiration Shoot
Kids Easter Inspiration Shoot
Kids Easter Party Inspiration Shoot
Kids Easter Party Inspiration Shoot
Kids Easter Party Inspiration Shoot
Kids Easter Party Inspiration Shoot
Kids Easter Party Inspiration Shoot
Kids Easter Party Inspiration Shoot
Kids Easter Party Inspiration Shoot
Kids Easter Party Inspiration Shoot

Thanks to all the sweet little kiddos for sharing this shoot with us! xo

Concept + Styling: Design by Occasion

Photography: SkySight Photography

- Party Supply Sources:

Bunny Tails Cookie Set: Lizy B Bakeshop

White Bunny Egg Plates and Natural Specs Rabbit: Pier 1 imports 

White Wood Picket Fence, Green Moss Mats, Berry Baskets, Name Sign: Michaels Arts & Crafts Store

- Vendors: 

Chair Rental: Windswept

Florals + Foliage: LeJardin Florals

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IN THE WOODS WITH SKYSIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY & DESIGN BY OCCASION: Fall ‘Styled’ Family Photo Shoot Reveal

Last month, I had the wonderful opportunity to collaborate again with Autumn Stankay of SkySight Photography on a photo shoot project where I was able to style her Fall Family Mini Photo Sessions and I’m excited to share this feature with you, filled with gorgeous family moments!

One of the most beautiful times of the year to have a family portrait taken is in the Fall, with its rich changing foliage and spectacular colors. So with nature being the backdrop for this picturesque scene, the idea that inspired the photo shoot was a french-styled vintage sofa from the lovely ladies at Vintage Alley Rentals. It was the perfect rental piece that inspired the design. To enhance and add interest to the outdoor surroundings, the idea was to create a simple, cozy but intimate, vintage-like living room area in the woods to take center stage. The site for this shoot was situated on a private property of a wonderful family who graciously allowed us to set up for this photo shoot event. With a plethora of mature trees, secluded in the woods, and all the vibrant fall colors on display, it was the perfect spot!

Other details that contributed to the Fall setting were vintage books, an old and worn wood coffee table, touches of gold decor and to complete the look, a floral arrangement was designed with the colors of the season, made by Le Jardin Florals. To keep with a more traditional look, I styled another area where each family gathered on a picnic blanket with color coordinated pillows, a basket full of apples (which I think was a favorite of the little ones) and an added element to the setting were two gorgeous floral wreaths hanging from the trees, also made by Le Jardin Florals.

I was so impressed with Autumn’s creative ability to capture each family in a different way, making each photo unique and special to each family!

I was honored to take part of the styling for this Fall photo shoot for the many family’s who had their pictures taken. Enjoy scrolling through these images, expertly captured by SkySight Photography!

FALL STYLED PHOTO SHOOT
FALL STYLED FAMILY PHOTO SHOOT
FALL FAMILY STYLED PHOTO SHOOT
FALL STYLED FAMILY PHOTO SHOOT
FALL STYLED FAMILY PHOTO SHOOT
FALL STYLED FAMILY PHOTO SHOOT
FALL STYLED FAMILY PHOTO SHOOT
FALL STYLED FAMILY PHOTO SHOOT
FALL STYLED FAMILY PHOTO SHOOT
FALL STYLED FAMILY PHOTO SHOOT
FALL STYLED FAMILY PHOTO SHOOT
FALL STYLED FAMILY PHOTO SHOOT
FALL FAMILY STYLED PHOTO SHOOT
FALL STYLED FAMILY PHOTO SHOOT
FALL STYLED FAMILY PHOTO SHOOT
FALL STYLED FAMILY PHOTO SHOOT
FALL STYLED FAMILY PHOTO SHOOT
FALL STYLED FAMILY PHOTO SHOOT
FALL STYLED FAMILY PHOTO SHOOT
FALL STYLED FAMILY PHOTO SHOOT
FALL STYLED FAMILY PHOTO SHOOT
FALL STYLED FAMILY PHOTO SHOOT
FALL STYLED FAMILY PHOTO SHOOT
FALL STYLED FAMILY PHOTO SHOOT

Event Styling: Rose Angel Lopez of Design by Occasion

Photography: Autumn Stankay of SkySight Photography

Floral design: Le Jardin Florals

Vintage Sofa and Coffee Table: Vintage Alley Rentals 

Venue: Private Residence – Greensburg, PA

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