If you were to take a trip to the house where I grew up, you’d head a few miles outside of a small town.  Travel down a dirt road framed by a perfect archway of oak and maple trees and land at a dusty driveway just beyond a swampy ditch full of cattails.  There sits […]

It is really interesting working with a bride who shares your name.  All day long I kept hearing, “Shelby!” but no one was talking to me.  I can’t begin to tell you how many times I answered and then was immediately embarassed.  This day was not about me.  This day belonged to another beautiful bride. […]

Mark your calendars, May 20th I’m going to be a part of a really awesome event with Emilee Mae Photography and want to invite all of my lovely photographer friends (old, new & those who I haven’t met yet!) to be a part.  Shoot Simply is a one day workshop/styled shoot opened to photographers of […]

Last month marked our 1 year anniversary of leaving suburban life in Grand Rapids and transitioning to a more rural setting in Big Rapids.  We’ve made a few adjustments to our home, which was pretty much move in ready, just not filled with 100% all of my décor choices and with any home, I think […]

  • Marge

    Loved reading about your new country life style. Having grown up in the country,on farms, it doesn’t get any better. Glad your experiencing life & Will never forget all the country beauty & the girls will love country life. Enjoy!ReplyCancel

Recapping back to the first part of this post, local flowers are always seasonal but seasonal flowers aren’t always local.  I think there’s a lot of confusion within those terms as many designers use them interchangeably (I’m guilty too!)  Here are some ways that I would further like to differentiate, why I don’t rely solely […]