Mountains Callin' Me

Home for the holidays so we decided to get in the holiday spirit the best way we know how, going up to the mountains to try to catch some SNOW and some good views. 

I teamed up with the cutest shop TOBI for the looks in this post, shop the links to featured items below! 

Feels Like Summer

When you're not quite ready to let go of summer, you do summer themed shoots to keep the spirit of all things happy alive. I was so excited to work with such talented awesome babes on this shoot! 

Styling: @sistergoldennhair
HMUA: @marisarosemph
Model: @kaitlynoelle
Florals: @baileyjofloraldesign

The Streets of Paris | OBSHOES

Our very first time in Paris and I am completely mesmerized by this place. The language, the food, the architecture, EVERYTHING is beautiful. I have absolutely loooved just walking around stopping into patisseries and boulangeries grabbing croissants and baguettes constantly. Let's be honest walking the streets of Paris was one of my life highlights, walking the streets of Paris is cute shoes makes it that much better.

Thanks to OFF BROADWAY SHOE WAREHOUSE I was strutting around the streets like I belonged there.

Orange You Glad?

As summer is coming to an end I'm finding myself in that awkward, can't decide how I actually feel phase. You know mourning summer but kinda can't wait for sweaters and all things pumpkin spice? My heart is kinda breakin' a little bit though because Jordan and I are going to be gone ALL of October... yes literally ALL of October and while I am so excited about the places we are traveling to for work I can't help but be a little sad I'm missing my favorite time of year at home. Luckily we get home two days before Halloween (our absolute favorite holiday) so we will get a little taste of fall before we head out to Australia + New Zealand! Guess I can't really complain ;P

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Wear Me Pro

I am such a sucker for cute sunnies! So naturally Wear Me Pro was a perfect fit for me! They offer suuuuper cute sunnies individually as well as a monthly subscription box!! I received my shadesbox I was SOO excited! All of the sunnies were so unique and so cute! Needless to say I've been wearing them nonstop since I received them! 

get your own shadesbox HERE

Flower Shop Gang

Anytime you shoot with Kortni Jeane you know you are in for a good time + the cutest suits! What's better than hanging out in a flower shop with a bunch of babes? Until we accidentally crashed a wedding reception.. yeeeah that happened.. WHOOPS! haha we had to walk through the reception part of the garden in order to get to the bathrooms to change hahaha luckily by the time the reception officially started we were able to wrap up our shoot but man those early comers had some funny entertainment watching us all try to cover up as we sheepishly raced through to get to the bathrooms. At least it makes for a good story, eh?

Photographer | Brooke Stapleton

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A Day At Disneyland | KAITLYNOELLE

Jordan and I are avid Disney freaks to say the least. You say the words Disneyland and we instantly turn into five year olds. So when we had to head to Vegas to film an event we figured why not make the drive out to California spend a little time on the beach and of course our favorite place of all.. DISNEYLAAAAAND! And we decided to do a little vlog because we want to remember doing Disneyland in our prime with no kids hahahaha! Feel free to leave any Disneyland favorites, tips, and tricks!!

xo,

Kaitlyn

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How To Work With Wind When Modeling

Clothing: Robbie & Co

Photographer: Alysha Caufman

You would never guess by looking at these photos that this entire shoot it felt like we were trapped inside a wind tunnel! So how did we pull it off? Well one thing I've learned from experience with modeling it to not let different situations and circumstances that might be out of your comfort zone intimidate or frustrate you. For this shoot we tried to find as much shelter from the buildings as possible and waiting for little breaks in the gusts but sometimes you just gotta go with it! Shooting in wind can be a nightmare but it can also be dreamy, especially with clothes/hair that allow for the wind to give it some good movement. So rather than getting frustrated that your hair feels like it is out of control and the dress in blowing up in between your legs making it look like you have a wedgie (yes this has happened more times than I care to admit) use the wind to your advantage! If the wind is blowing your hair back making it look like you don't have hair at all just rotate a bit! Change your angle so the wind is carrying your hair making you look like you're floating down straight from heaven. Same goes for clothing if the wind is pushing the clothes straight into your body rotate so that it is showing off movement in the clothing. Seems like pretty simple stuff right? Easier said then done when you've got wind in your face but next time you find yourself in this situation take a deep breath and think all the variables for each shot and each outfit! Feel free to communicate with the photographer let them know to be your eyes! 

Hopefully this will help ya not be intimidated by wind and maybe even excited to shoot in it!!

March On | DSW

Strollin' through the city trying a few different looks with these new cuties from a recent campaign with DSW! I was super excited to be apart of this campaign (obviously though, right?) How would you babes style these shoes??

MONA

When you get a text from Shleeeeeeeeee that says "wanna shoot today?" you say YES! This shoot for both of us was just what we were needing, something more free & creative. The second she send me concept photos I knew this shoot was going to be so magical, and it really was. Go check her work out! it will blow your mind! ASHLEY RAE PHOTO

dress + hat // Forever 21

swimsuit // to die for swimwear

flower power.

This shoot was all kinds of amazing, I was super excited to work with Travis on a styled collaborative shoot, sheerrose made a beautiful floral piece, and Travis' wife (who is an amazing artist) painted this super cute floral design for Travis to shoot through that turned out SO amazing! It always makes me so happy to see other people's talents and to see how much each piece changes and influences a shoot! This one was super refreshing for me, and I couldnt not be more happy with how it all came together!

Phototgrapher | Travis J

Floral Crown | Sheerose Design 

Studio | Travis J Studio

you & me babe.

Sometimes I think I take for granted how lucky I am that I get to spend as much time with my husband as I do. Early on in our marriage we both stopped going to school and became somewhat self employed. We were able to be together nearly 24/7 and were quite honestly glued at the hip. As life gets busier, we don't have that luxury (at least to the extent we used to) summer is a super busy time for us but for Jord especially, so I try to soak up every single second I can with him. Today is one of those "I miss my husband days" so I figured I'd share these sweet photos Chantel Marie snagged of us after a shoot she and I had, they make my heart so happy! 

Lake Atitlan Guatemala | KAITLYNOELLE

Part 2 of our Guatemala Trip in Lake Atitlan! Though our time here was pretty short we enjoyed every second! We stayed at the craziest airbnb RIGHT on the lake with our own private little dock! It was like heaven on earth! We spent the day shooting from sunrise till sunset! It was so much fun! I kept confusing the lake for ocean because it was SO HUGEEEE and looked like the ocean, so turquoise and clear as clear can be. If you're ever in Guatemala you HAVE to visit Lake Atitlan! 

Malibu Swim Shoot | Piper & Scoot

We got to trade in snowy & freezing cold for sunny & warm at the beach for a day to shoot the new Piper & Scoot swim collection! Nothing makes me happier than sunshine, beaches, and swimming suits so I was in absolute heaven, not to mention I got to hangout my some of my favorite gals for a whole day while we made some swim magic happen! This shoot made me feel so grateful that I get to do what I absolutely love the most everyday! Chase your dreams people! And that I get to do it with such amazing people! I made a little vlog to document the day! Enjoy!

You can find all these cute swimming suits at Piper & Scoot

All photos by Tell The Birds <3

All That Glitters

All that glitters ain't gold, but this shoot was.

Creative collaborative shoots are SO necessary for me to keep me excited and growing in what I do. I love working with other creative's are coming up with a concept and vision for the shoot and watching it come to life! This is to date one of my all time favorite shoots and I got to work with two of my favorite ladies on it Cherisa the makeup artist is SO talented at what she does and every time I get up from her chair I feel so beautiful, in this case beautiful and kinda dope all at the same time ;) and the photographer... OH MY GAWWWSH! I loveeeed working with Alyssa some of my favorite shots of myself have come from this shoot with her. Enjoy!

ANTIGUA GUATEMALA

We kicked off our crazy travel year with our first international trip to GUATEMALA with the amazing Nena & Co! I was super excited because it was my first time and from everything I had seen and heard it looked like a really beautiful, culture rich place. Needless to say we did NOT want to come home at the end of our trip and we even extended it a couple days longer than the group we were with! We spent most of our time in downtown Antigua which is probably the most charming little town ever. All of the buildings are so colorful and they all have AMAZING doors, and flowers planters on every window. The streets are all cobble stone which was so cute, but Jordan and I learned the hard way that going for a run on cobble stone streets is basically asking for a rolled ankle hahaha. We rented a motorcycle and had so much fun zipping around on that thing. The food and the shopping... UNREAL, we still crave the food and the shopping was so fun and colorful. I bought some beautiful one of a kind rugs to forever remind me of this amazing place! As we were walking around on our last night we both got so sad realizing we might not ever make our way back there (we hope that's not the case). Some of the highlight things we did in Antigua: We got to visit a hospital that cares for children whose families cannot. We got to play with these kids and snuggle them and it was the sweetest experience. Jordan and I also hiked a volcano and got to roast marshmallows at the top and I can't help but feel like I probably won't be doing anything like that again anytime soon. I also honestly loved just walking the streets of Antigua. Like I said it is so so charming and the people are so kind and every corner you turn your drooling because of how beautiful it all is. It was also SOO amazing to see the behind the scenes of Nena & Co and how their bags are made and to learn about the history. Jordan and I were filming and documenting for them and have some really fun content that will be rolling out over the next few months so go follow them so see it all! In the mean time here's a little taste of what we saw in Antigua.

think pink

Gearing up for Valentine's Day over here! All things pink & pretty while refraining from eating as many sweets as I want to cause New Years resolutions aaaaaand swim shoots coming up. I'm mostly excited for Valentine's Day to hurry up and get here because that means Jordan & I will be leaving the cold and heading down to Guatemala! In the mean time have a Valentine love affair with all of these amazing clothes! (insert heart eye emoji)

Clothing// Piper & Scoot

Photographer// Jordynn Buehner

pierpoint

Every winter I say I will never do winter shoots again, and every winter here I am in the heart of it freezing my buns off yet somehow still loving it.  

Also this place, Pierpoint Avenue in SLC, I never knew existed somehow and then I had 3 shoots here in ONE week. It is the cuuuutest little photo spot with lots of diversity if you're ever looking for a new spot to try out!

Photographer // Jordynn Buehner

Clothing // Piper & Scoot

Mountain Hangs

What I would give to have this weather baaaaack :'( It has been BEYOND freezing cold here and I already suffer the cold so much as is ahh! So excited to ditch the cold next month and hit GUATAMALA!!!! 

Photographer // Jordynn Buehner

Clothing // Piper & Scoot