Saturday, June 16, 2012

Naps & Self-Indulgent Photoshoots

Hallelujah for Saturday!! The day of rest..... am I right?  I just woke up from a 3 hour nap and the only thing I DON'T WANT to do is get up.  It's completely normal to get in bed at 3 pm on Saturday and not get out til Sunday morning.... isn't it?

Truth be told, I'm exhausted because I got up this morning around 7:30 to indulge in a little fun photoshoot with the lovely Kate LeSueur.  Kate was recommended to me by Paloma as a great photographer that lived in our neck of the woods, and man, did we have fun together.  The photos are for my new blog redesign that should be up and running soon!
I took a few awkward "selfies" today on Instagram:

Right after I got my makeup done by Kristin Daniell, I had to capture the moment.  Kristin is so talented and when I saw myself after she did my makeup I was kind of in shock (in a good way!) 

For part of the photoshoot, I wore a 50s housewife-inspired dress from Anthropologie.  We  played up the hostess/good wife vibe of the dress by taking photos of me mixing cocktails and serving up champagne.  I loved the fit of this dress when I first tried it on in the store, but being 5'2", the dress fell way to low (mid-calf).  I got it shortened and it now hits me right at the knee, which works a lot better with my body type.  I highly recommend this dress as the cut is very flattering to the female figure.

I can't wait to share some of the photos. I am literally in awe of Kate's attention to detail and ability to capture a mood through a photo.  Plus, she let me drink a glass of champagne at 9 am to ease my awkwardness about getting pictures taken by myself.  Not a bad deal, right?  Til next time, XOXO!


  1. Your makeup looks lovely and I bet the photos will be amazing! xx

    Anna (My Design Ethos)

  2. Sounds like a fun and fabulous photoshoot! Looking forward to see the pictures!

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend, Sam!


  3. You look gorgeous Sam! The photoshoot sounds like so much fun too :) Love your make-up and the dress; can't wait to see how it turns out xx

  4. What a doll baby!! PS...perfumes. You need to try kate spade twirl in a big way. Im hooked for good!

  5. You look gorgeous! Can't wait to see the photos!! Xo

  6. Sounds perfect! I would love dressing up in a 50s outfit... LOVE!

  7. oh my gosh HOW EXCITING!! can't wait to see the pics!!!


  8. That sound like so much fun! Can't wait to see!!!

  9. The makeup looks fabulous! Can't wait to see the rest of the photos! I've been thinking about giving my blog a professional makeover too... but have been putting off getting photos taken... good to know that champagne helps with the awkwardness!!!

  10. Yay!! Thanks for being such a fun & gorg subject! You made my job easy :)

  11. So exciting! You look gorgeous!

  12. can't wait to see the photos! you look gorgeous!


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