This darling ice cream themed birthday party was inspired by one-year-old Calyn’s love of ice cream. Calyn’s mom, photographer Meegan Weaver, knew she wanted to create a party for her daughter that was fun, girly, and about something she loves, so this sweet theme fit the bill perfectly. Meegan found inspiration through Pinterest, using what she found to DIY her own handmade ice cream cone decor and fabric and doily garland. They also put together a cute little pretend Ice Cream Shoppe for Cayln and her cousins to play in. Of course no party would be complete without sweet treets, and Kathy’s Bakery created some cute items, from cake balls made to look like fallen ice cream scoops, to little ice cream cone shaped cookies. To see more of this adorable party, be sure to visit the full gallery.
We love when a maternity session manages to convey a couple’s personality, and this one by gusdizon photography does just that! These fun maternity photos have just the right combination of sweet and silly. This cute couple, Alyssa and Jonathan, have a great sense of humor, as is evident in many of these shots. Their love for each other and for their baby on the way has also been beautifully captured. You can see more over in the full gallery!
Baby Beckham’s rustic nursery is full of charm and adorable little woodland creatures. His arrival has been highly anticipated by his parents Joe and Stacy of Stacy Kokes Photography, who chose to adopt. It’s such a sweet story of how this beautiful space came together and where the inspiration began. For more about that, read on below for the full story from Stacy. Some of our favorite touches include the “My Roots Lie Here” print that honors both the state of his birth family, as well as the state of his new home, and all the fun, whimsical woodland prints. Stacy shared with us more about how this all came together:
“My husband Joe and I have praying for our long-awaited blessing, Beckham, for many years. And on February 7th, 2013, we will welcome him into our hearts and lives via adoption. While pursuing our adoption, we did a unique puzzle fundraiser where people could tangibly become a piece of our puzzle by purchasing a piece which would then bear their name on the back. Once all of the pieces sold, we would frame it and hang it in the nursery as a constant reminder of all the people who loved and supported us through this journey! The puzzle I chose, featuring a beautiful bird, became the inspiration for the nursery. We set out to create an organic, woodsy feel with elements of adoption and faith mixed in. We choose a neutral paint color (Parisian Taupe by Behr) and white bead board and brought in pops of color with our wall art and decor. We brought in a variety of textures including rustic wood, metal and distressed furniture to give the room character and depth. And of course, we tackled several DIY projects to personalize Beckham’s space. One of my favorite pieces is the My Roots Lie Here print from Etsy with a heart over Arizona where we are from and Missouri where Beckham’s birth family is from. It’s a perfect way to honor Beckham’s roots and celebrate adoption. Now all we’re waiting on is Baby Beckham to arrive!
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Decker is pretty much the cutest little boy ever! This cutie is the son of Carissa of JL DESIGNS, who has been wowing us forever with her gorgeous and creative floral design and event styling (click here to see a bit of her work featured here!). Carissa’s friend Steve of stevecowell photo could not wait to photograph this handsome guy, so together they set up a special shoot for Father’s Day as a gift to Decker’s dad, Brian. Each vignette related to something Brian loves, like In-N-Out Burger, motorcycles, and architecture (he’s an architect!), making it so special and personal to who he is. Carissa provided the props and styling for these adorable images from stevecowell photo, and you can see much, much more over in the full gallery!