Friday, October 30, 2009

friday creative: holiday edition #1

today's friday creative is our first holiday edition, the first of many great photo gifts! it's a tartlet tin photo holder...
-small tartlet tin
-medium gauge wire like 18
-a drill (with a bit to match the thickness of the wire you're using)
-wire cutters
-wine cork
-knife & cutting board

how to:
-wrap wire around a marker/pen one and half times to make circle for photo holder.
-choose desired height of photo holder, adding the depth of tartlet tin, and snip wire with wire cutters.
-drill holes in tartlet tin and insert wire.
-trim cork so one long edge is flat (and more as necessary to fit the size of your tartlet tin). Then from underneath, push the wine cork onto the exposed wire (this will steady it).
-add a photo and then get ready because you will want to make bunches of these as holiday gifts!

happy friday!
xo, carly

p.s. just fyi, for those of you feeling a little overwhelmed by the diy this week, don't worry because next week is very biy (buy-it-yourself)!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

i {heart} paige

i met paige for her senior photos just yesterday in fairhaven and i have to say, i {heart} paige! she is so sweet (and not to mention beautiful)! plus she brought along her super sweet family and i {heart} them too! thanks for the wonderful morning guys!
xo, carly

Saturday, October 24, 2009

holiday mini sessions!

i'm super excited to announce holiday mini sessions!

so here's the scoop:
when: saturday, november 7th (november 14th alternate rain date)
where: my beloved blue garage door (i'll give you directions)
what: a mini portrait session for only $ join me for just 10 minutes and then you'll get an cd of custom edited digital photos (color and black & white) of 5-10 images. we'll also have some fun holiday props like santa hats, holiday signs and maybe even some candy canes!

so now that you totally want to come what should you do? email me at to reserve your spot.

can't wait to see you!
xo, carly

p.s. yes i did make my puppy pose for that shot. isn't she a good sport?

p.p.s. here's one of miss tammy t's family in front of my beloved garage door last year. aren't they adorable?!

and one last thing...stay tuned to 8 wonderful weeks of friday creative: the holiday editions. i'll be featuring all sorts of awesome photo gifts!

Friday, October 23, 2009

happy friday!

today's friday creative has been preempted with a little "public service announcement"...
stay tuned to this blog tomorrow for some exciting holiday news!

hope you're having a very fun friday.
xo, carly

Thursday, October 22, 2009

aren't they cute?!

last weekend i was lucky enough to meet up with miss samantha and her adorable kiddos for a fall portrait session. here's a little sneak peek and seriously, aren't they cute?!thanks guys!
xo, carly

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

beautiful cassandra

i had so much fun shooting senior pictures for the beautiful miss cassie along with her puppy king (he's a pretty big cutie pie too)! she is such a sweetheart and isn't she just gorgeous?!thanks for the awesome afternoon cassie!
xo, carly

Friday, October 16, 2009

friday creative

today's project is another fast & fun one, another funky twist on a traditional frame...a tin case
-tin case*
-adhesive (temporary if you want to be able to change photos out)
-photos (big enough that you can trim down to fit in case because most likely your case will be an odd size)
-paper trimmer (to crop down photos)

how to:
*so here's the story on the tin case...the cases are really made for storage of little crafting goodies and come with small round containers inside. i happen to have a bunch of empty cases around my house because i've used the little containers for other projects like party favors & such but check out vintage shops & ebay for empty cases like mine. or purchase new ones online. anyway...
-crop photos to fit inside case (and remember measure twice & cut once).
-adhere photos to case and ta-da! cute & funky right?

happy friday!
xo, carly

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

meet devin...

she's beautiful, she's sassy and she's full of energy! if you already know devin then i'm sure you love her, and if you are lucky enough to meet devin you will love her within seconds because she's just awesome! we had a blast shooting her senior photos last week. here's a little sneak peek...thanks again for the wonderful shoot miss devin!
xo, carly

Friday, October 9, 2009

friday creative

along with today's project, i'm letting you all know that i might have a problem...i might have a bit of a "thing" for hangers. this is after all, my second friday creative using hangers and i'm just letting you know right here and now, i'm not promising you it will be my last. now that's out in the open, on to our project! i can't remember exactly where cute idea came from but i had this cute vintage metal hanger in my studio begging for attention, seriously begging so here's what happened...a metal hanger photo holder! supplies:
-metal hanger
-clothespins (plain or decorative)
-metal ruler
-strong magnets
-photos & memorabilia

how to:
-use the clothespins to hold photos directly on the hanger and hang on the wall.
-or use the clothespins to hold a metal ruler on the hanger and use strong magnets to place photos and memorabilia along the ruler. cute right?!

happy friday!
xo, carly

Thursday, October 8, 2009

the brulands

i was super excited to be invited to get together with the brulands to celebrate grandpa & grandma's anniversary but i have to admit, i think the boys stole the show! they're totally adorable (and they were cracking me up too)! here's a little sneak peek...
thanks again for the great afternoon!
xo, carly

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

just wanted to share...

recently i got together with miss megan to do some portraits for her little guy's first birthday and a few of all three of them. i had a great time with them, especially their smart little man. he is so sweet and adorably serious, taking the whole world in!thanks for a great day guys!
xo, carly

Friday, October 2, 2009

friday creative

today's friday creative is a quick & easy little project with wine corks. i had a bunch left over after making my bulletin board last week so they became cute little photo holders!supplies:
-wine corks
-sharp knife
-cutting board

how to:
-cut a piece off the cork lengthwise, so it will sit flat.
-next make a slit along the top of the cork.
-insert photo into the slit and ta-da!

happy friday!
xo, carly