Wednesday, September 29, 2010

meet katie...

isn't she gorgeous?! we met up for her senior pictures and it was so fun! and now i'm going to say something that will make me sound old but high school seniors really are so much prettier not to more stylish now a days than when i was in high school. i mean, check katie out...thanks miss katie!
xo, carly

Sunday, September 26, 2010

sneak peek...

here's a sneak peek for the wonderful smith family. they are stylish, funny, completely adorable and total troopers because we shot these photos on a VERY rainy day in downtown bellingham!
aren't the smith kiddos naturals in front of the camera?! their mama is a photographer too, check out jamie's awesome work here.

thanks smith family!
xo, carly

Friday, September 24, 2010

friday creative

have you seen all the cute beverage labels popping up at craft & party supply stores? well i love them (especially the martha ones!) and i thought it would be the perfect crafty thing to add a photo to! so today's friday creative is a bottle photo label and i've made a pdf to go with it!
-bottled beverage like wine or sparkling cider
-photo labels, my design or some of your own (find my pdf here)
-adhesive (like double-sided tape)
-paper trimmer

how to:
-print labels on plain paper or sticker paper. if using sticker paper, make sure it's white and i personally recommend avery brand.
-cut apart and adhere to bottle.
-adhere a photo on top of label, (a wallet-ish sized photo works nicely).
-give as a little gift to someone you like!

happy friday!
xo, carly

Friday, September 17, 2010

friday creative

today's friday creative is a little bit more of a "share" than a "how to"...

i've mentioned i love fall right? well we have a crazy busy season planned here at carly tee photography & design with shows & events, plus lots of photo sessions. so we are trying to add all our fall favorites into our schedule and one thing on the agenda is a trip to the pumpkin patch with our friends (one of my favorite photo ops of the year). and here's where the little photo project comes in, i made invitations using a photo (from last year's trip). the photo swings to the side, revealing all the invite details. and i'm giving my invites with mini loaves of pumpkin bread wrapped in parchment! how can my friends say no, right?! happy friday!
xo, carly

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

holiday mini sessions!

yay! it's that time again and i'm super excited to announce this year's holiday mini sessions!
when: saturday, october 16th
where: the treasury of memories warehouse
what: a mini portrait session for only $25...join me for a 10 minute session and then you'll receive a cd of 5-10 custom edited digital photos, a color and black & white version of each. our theme for this year's holiday session is peppermint stripes! you can see our fabric background in the photo of my doggie ellie above, and we will also have santa hats and old fashioned peppermint sticks.

it's going to be super fun so email me, to reserve your spot!

xo, carly

p.s. ellie wouldn't wear the santa hat this year!

Friday, September 10, 2010

friday creative

i LOVE fall. it's my favorite season and i'm adding bits of it wherever i can around my house. that's where today's project comes in, it's another little touch of the season, pinecone photo holders. these are fun because they make great photo holders for fall but can also easily transition into winter, and placecard or menu holders for parties. plus they are a breeze to whip together!
-pinecones (from the craft store or a little nature walk)

how to:
-just place photo into pinecone, it might take a few adjustments to find the place it will sit best but that's it!

happy friday!
xo, carly

Thursday, September 9, 2010


we are planning a really fun fall around here at carly tee photography & design that includes some awesome events and i'm so happy to tell you about the first today...

we are super excited to be vendors at the ruffles & rust show!
the show is october 22nd & 23rd at the evergreen state fairgrounds in monroe washington. there is going to be a bloggers ball & early shopping on friday night and then whole day of wonderful shopping & classes on saturday! check out the come junk with us blog to get all of the details and we hope to see you there!

xo, carly & the team

Friday, September 3, 2010

friday creative

today's friday creative is completely inspired by this beautiful display from pottery barn. i've scaled it down to fit the little fall display i'm working on but more on that later...and more on twine wrapped books now!supplies:
-vintage books

how to:
-wrap desired length of twine around the front cover of book and knot on inside.
-repeat on next book.
-slide photo under twine.

happy friday!
xo, carly

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

another little peek...

remember how i've told you i'm currently obsessed with milk & cookies? we'll we had a little snack at the dunkins session. here are some of the sweet results and another little sneak peek for the dunkins...xo, carly