Design Your Dream Engagement & Wedding Rings with Joseph Jewelry!

Design Your Dream Engagement & Wedding Rings with Joseph Jewelry!

There’s this myth out there that since birth every girl’s been dreaming of her wedding, her engagement ring, her future babies and of course the person she’ll be getting all that from and doing all that with.  Now I don’t know about you, but I never fell into that category (and I felt like a [...]

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SPOTLIGHT ON GEMESIS | 5 Things That Will Make You Feel Great After You Do Them.

SPOTLIGHT ON GEMESIS | 5 Things That Will Make You Feel Great After You Do Them.

  *This is a partnered post, written from the heart. Hey friendlies… jump into any one of the following 5 Things and you’re bound to start feeling pretty good about yourself.  Why not start today?  OK… TO THE LIST! 1.  If you’re like me you spend a lot of your time in a seat staring [...]

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TGIF GOODIES | Pick Your Giveaway! + Polka Dots + Yummy Pretty Styling Props That Cost Next to Nothing!

TGIF GOODIES | Pick Your Giveaway! + Polka Dots + Yummy Pretty Styling Props That Cost Next to Nothing!

  So it’s late Friday afternoon and I’m about to hold a giveaway [the giveaway's up! ENTER HERE] but I need your help choosing what to giveaway — fret not, all will be revealed…

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‘ALISON LOVES’ SPOTLIGHT | Traveler’s Joy + $5000 Giveaway!

‘ALISON LOVES’ SPOTLIGHT | Traveler’s Joy + $5000 Giveaway!

Sometimes I’m like “LET’S DO THIS, WE SHOULD DO THIS” about a thing or idea.  I’ll shout it out in the middle of dinner, or while one of us is in mid-pee, or after we’ve been laying in bed for 10 minutes.  It’s startling- it’s a startling thing.  But sometimes things hit my brain and [...]

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‘ALISON LOVES’ | SPOTLIGHT ON: Jewelers Mutual | Have You Ever Lost A Sentimental Piece of Jewelry?

‘ALISON LOVES’ | SPOTLIGHT ON: Jewelers Mutual | Have You Ever Lost A Sentimental Piece of Jewelry?

Question for you guys: Have you ever worried about losing your ring, or some other highly sentimental piece of jewelry? Or, worse, have you ever actually LOST the thing? I don’t know about you guys, but I like to take my engagement ring off quite a bit.  For example, usually when I wash my hands, it [...]

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THIS or THAT? | My Room Appears to Be Haunted… Woot? PLUS: An App I’m Loving, Our New Fave Show, AND: Are You a “Balanced” Couple? | Cameron Leung Photography

THIS or THAT? | My Room Appears to Be Haunted… Woot? PLUS: An App I’m Loving, Our New Fave Show, AND: Are You a “Balanced” Couple? | Cameron Leung Photography

Happy evening, you guys.  ’sup.

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GET THE LOOK: 2 WAYS | One’s with a Dress, the Other’s in the Flesh. Also, my puppy stops by. | Jennifer Bagwell

GET THE LOOK: 2 WAYS | One’s with a Dress, the Other’s in the Flesh. Also, my puppy stops by. | Jennifer Bagwell

Second post of the day, puhPOW!  Ok, so you know that inescapable desire lots of us peoplefolk have (myself, included) to look not only our best, but also spectacularly unique, if ohhh I dunnooo… maybe, say, we’re going to be spending 6-10 hours in the vicinity of a photographer whose only mission is to get great [...]

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Couple Impersonates Bears During Engagement Shoot; Survives To Tell Story. | By The Bird & The Bear

Couple Impersonates Bears During Engagement Shoot; Survives To Tell Story. | By The Bird & The Bear

Happy Thursday afternoon, yous guys.  First, I feel like it would be rude of me to just start blogging without thanking you for all the really kind words about that whole lady parts post I shared this week.  Means a lot, soo…. thanks.  Really.  You’re all officially number one on my speed dial. Besos to [...]

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The Fall of Pinterest + Cotton Candy Carnival Shoot By Katy O Photo + Bambino has a TWIN + Oh Look, I Killed Another Thing. (And Then You Say: “What’s new?”)

The Fall of Pinterest + Cotton Candy Carnival Shoot By Katy O Photo + Bambino has a TWIN + Oh Look, I Killed Another Thing. (And Then You Say: “What’s new?”)

Ok, SO!  It’s late Tuesday, and working on a certain tv show recap all day has resulted in one of those weirdly out of control posts a lot of you may be familiar with.  It’s true; out of control posts have been few and far between here on the blog.  So…. like… here you go..? [...]

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THE BIRD & THE BEAR | This Is How You Rock a Field Shoot, SON. | By Feather & Twine Photography

THE BIRD & THE BEAR | This Is How You Rock a Field Shoot, SON. | By Feather & Twine Photography

(little intro addendum before I get into it…) it happened.  Again.  I can hardly believe it.  In just over a year of living here, we’ve now had four couples break up on the sidewalk under our window sill.  I don’t know why this is happening, but I’m going to assume it has less to do [...]

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VINTAGE 60′s CARNIVAL SHOOT | Plus, a trick to achieve a 1960′s bouffant look | By Ivan Apfel Photography

VINTAGE 60′s CARNIVAL SHOOT | Plus, a trick to achieve a 1960′s bouffant look | By Ivan Apfel Photography

Happy Friday afternoon, you guys.  First off, an update!  We went to a couple more shows as part of bridal market, and it’s official: we’re closing out this bridal market with a BANG.  I can’t wait for you to see our pictures from these shows!  You’re going to vomit over how beautiful they are.  You [...]

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The Five-Year Engagement + $1000 Amazon.com Gift Card! | Also, what’s your engagement story?

The Five-Year Engagement + $1000 Amazon.com Gift Card! | Also, what’s your engagement story?

Happy Thursday, party people.  Ok everybody, real quick: put your hands in the air if you’re engaged to be married, were engaged at one time and have since gotten married, plan on someday getting engaged, or at least know a best friend, acquaintance or frenemy who knows someone who knows the guy at the bike [...]

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THE ANTI-TREND SHOOT + GIVEAWAY | Serendipity Studios Brings Us Modern Elegance & “It Must Be Fate” Wedding Photography Giveaway

THE ANTI-TREND SHOOT + GIVEAWAY | Serendipity Studios Brings Us Modern Elegance & “It Must Be Fate” Wedding Photography Giveaway

Happy Thursday evening, lovers!  Welcome to your second post of the day.  Wowza, really doubling it up lately, eh?  Guess there’s just a LOT going on these days.  I’ve gotta say, I’m very pleased to share with you this sort of two-for-one delight we’ve got going on below.  To celebrate the launch of Serendipity Studios‘ lovlingly [...]

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DEAR TKB: “I’d like to do something different for our engagement session. Any ideas?” + The Apple Orchard E-Shoot of Melissa + Jon | By Megan Dandeles Photography

DEAR TKB: “I’d like to do something different for our engagement session. Any ideas?” + The Apple Orchard E-Shoot of Melissa + Jon | By Megan Dandeles Photography

Happy Friday eeeeeevunink lovelies!  I hope you’re having a pleasant start to your weekend.  I have a one two punch for your peepers and your noodle tonizzle and I’m looking forward to hearing your thoughts.  We’re going to see how tasty treats can be one of the most enjoyable ways to *propify* your shoot, but [...]

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VINTAGE 50s LOVE SHOOT + A PERSONAL POST | I worry that a lot of people marry other people because of some reason other than real love… Plus, Bambino. | Photography by Rabiah Khwaja Gohar

VINTAGE 50s LOVE SHOOT + A PERSONAL POST | I worry that a lot of people marry other people because of some reason other than real love… Plus, Bambino. | Photography by Rabiah Khwaja Gohar

Happy late in the day on Tuesday, lovers.  Thanks for being super troopers (← GREAT movie) and bearing with me as I fight (or lay moaning in submission of) this cold, you guys.  I appreciate the concern everyone’s been showing me, it touches my heart so deeply.  Seriously, so deeply, you have NFI.  It’s actually [...]

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“THE FIRST FOUR WORDS DESCRIBE YOU” + REAL TALK | I have discovered the wedding trend of my ironic, hipster dreams. Also, Kim Kardashian is my hero?

“THE FIRST FOUR WORDS DESCRIBE YOU” + REAL TALK | I have discovered the wedding trend of my ironic, hipster dreams. Also, Kim Kardashian is my hero?

Oh hello there, everyone.  Happiest of afternoons to your faces!  I hope your day is going pleasantly… is this something I can safely assume?  Do you mind if I just go ahead and assume it?  Great.  Ok, here comes me talking… I’ve got something very serious to talk about today, and it’s about being true [...]

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DEAR TKB: “DIY and Cheesiness Are Four Letter Words to Us…” | Plus, an exquisitely vintage, romantic session that proves my answer. | Photography by BrancoPrata

DEAR TKB: “DIY and Cheesiness Are Four Letter Words to Us…” | Plus, an exquisitely vintage, romantic session that proves my answer. | Photography by BrancoPrata

AAAAAAAAND we’re BAAAAAAACK!  *said like Jimmy Fallon in that Z105 sketch from SNL in which he uncharacteristically managed not to crack up at himself during the sketch* Sooo… ‘ja miss me?  I missed you.  … Wait no, not you… YOU… yeah… you, over there… yeah… no wait, no, not you – YOU.  Yeah, YOU, right there.  I’m [...]

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DEAR TKB: “I am getting married in just over a week and am in desperate need of guidance!” | Also, Candy Shop Photo Booths = My New Favorite Photo Booths!

DEAR TKB: “I am getting married in just over a week and am in desperate need of guidance!” | Also, Candy Shop Photo Booths = My New Favorite Photo Booths!

Can you guess where they are?  I can’t keep a secret they’re in a candy shop photo booth! Happy Thursday evenin’, honey bunnies!  Ok SO.  I’ve switched things up today, because we received an urgent question from a reader who needs help (if you couldn’t tell by the title of this post), and I definitely [...]

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DEAR TKB: “We’re planning our wedding, so I have a lot of pictures of my body in my near future… should I hide it or embrace it?”

DEAR TKB: “We’re planning our wedding, so I have a lot of pictures of my body in my near future… should I hide it or embrace it?”

Happy Monday afternoon, everybody!  There’s a reader out there who needs a little advice regarding her body.  But I think this question could stand to be heard by all of us. Question from a reader: “I’m in a little situation for which I have only myself to blame, but I’m hoping you can give me [...]

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NERD CHIC AT SECRET HEADQUARTERS | Bacon-Centric Food Trucks, Nintendo & The Pigsingtons | FYI, Tuuhh-daay i-is Friiiiii-daaay, Friiiii-daaay. Also, Bam.

NERD CHIC AT SECRET HEADQUARTERS | Bacon-Centric Food Trucks, Nintendo & The Pigsingtons | FYI, Tuuhh-daay i-is Friiiiii-daaay, Friiiii-daaay. Also, Bam.

I’ve had this pair of boy short underwear sitting on my desk – my desk, on it – for four days now as a visual reminder to buy more boy short underwear for a vacation we’re going on soon. Guess if I’ve bought more boy short underwear yet.  Go ahead, guess. Anyway.  It’s late Friday [...]

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SHOOT DETAILS THAT GET YOU PUBLISHED | Sweet treats, piglets, picnics, quilts, bunting, confetti icing… | Plus, Our Giveaway Winner! Oh and Bambino, obvs.

SHOOT DETAILS THAT GET YOU PUBLISHED | Sweet treats, piglets, picnics, quilts, bunting, confetti icing… | Plus, Our Giveaway Winner! Oh and Bambino, obvs.

Ok so things may or may not have gotten a little out of control with this post, so I’m warning you up front.  Crazy ahead.  ……. yyyyyeeeeeeaaaaah. By the way (did I just start off a blog post with “by the way?”) all day I’ve been blogging to the “tap tap tappity tap” of certain [...]

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PICK YOUR FAVE ENGAGEMENT SHOOT IDEA | Who gets the free shoot? You decide. Also, *my* review of a certain popular movie everyone’s talking about.

PICK YOUR FAVE ENGAGEMENT SHOOT IDEA | Who gets the free shoot? You decide. Also, *my* review of a certain popular movie everyone’s talking about.

PLEASE NOTE: This contest is now closed. SO! Happy August 1st, everybody!  And more specifically, happy Monday afternoon!  How was your weekend?  Pleasant?  Hot?  Did you see any movies?  We did; we saw that Justin Timberlake/Mila Kunis movie.  Friends with Benefits, I think?  Is that what it’s called?  Anyway I think I went into it

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