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My Love

It has been one amazing year with this guy by my side. The year he asked me to his forever love, the year he made a big career change for our family. He works 72 hour weeks so I have the luxury to be home and focus on our business. He's sweet, he's kind & he loves family. He knows how to make me smile and he knows exactly what to do when I'm feeling low. He pushes me everyday to be a strong, independent successful person which isn't always easy but I know he is doing it out of the goodness of his heart. I'm not easy to live with (ha!!!) I guess you can say I am very neurotic when it comes to certain things. I'm not one for boasting about my realtionshp; it has never really been my thing. I keep this stuff private. But damn, I had such a good week with this guy I just can't keep it in!

(first and last sappy post this year.....maybe.....until our wedding day

Captured by my girl Heather. XO

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Bianca & Bill | Southport, CT Engagement

Bianca- the sweetest, most adorable women that you will ever meet with a laugh that makes you feel happy.
Bill- I have no other words to say about him than gentle and kind hearted. Put these two humans together and WHOA magic happens! 

Not too long before our session Bianca's sweet grandmother passed away to the heavens, so at the end of our shoot we took a moment with red rose petals to say hello to grandma and show her love. It was incredible. 

We cannot wait to shoot their beautiful wedding!

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                                             Our Engagement Party

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Our Engagement Party

A few hours being 'stuck' in the same place with all of the people that means so much to us....it's a wonderful feeling. A feeling that can't really be described. You kind of feel like you're on top of a mountain and the winds are whispering wonderful things about you. Ha!! In the middle of the party Angelo made a gratitude speech and as I was standing next to him everything was so silent. I looked around and looked at every person in the crowd and knowing every single person at a personal level, everyone was there for us, to celebrate Angelo and I together the love we have for one another. As I'm typing this I feel like I am back at that moment because my desktop background is the group photo. I've never been happier in my entire life than I am today and it makes me really uncomfortable for me to say that or to admit it. I truly feel lucky, and I repeat in my head every night before bed, "My life is so literally the perfect life I've dreamt of, I'm scared something is going to happen to ruin it."  

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Simple. Elegant. Romantic || Styled Shoot

One winters night Angelo and I came home from date night with friends to our 1 year old puppy, Layla. We were both so excited to see her and her warm happy welcome she always gives us. But we didn't get the greeting we were use to. She was being shy on the couch. I found 2 white feathers in the living room, one in the dining room, and 3 on the stairs. I look over at Layla and she books it upstairs to the bedroom. Angelo and I looked at each other like, "What the heck?!?" We followed her upstairs to find her on our bed on top of a pile feathers. Her face was so cute and SO guilty! She tore apart one of our down pillows resulting in feathers everywhere. We were not happy to pick up 5,000 feathers at 1AM but during that moment I had a creative vision, and this shoot is the exact vision I had.

Could not have done it without all of these incredible ladies!
DRESS: Everthine Bridal HAIR: Upstyle Beauty MAKEUP: Mae Farrel SET STYLING: Oh My Gemini
LOCATION: The Bananaland AMOUR SIGN: Karri Lee Designs  MODEL: Jess Kamzik
 

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Real Talk

We go 2 weeks without grocery shopping sometimes and hunt for food in the pantry and fridge. Our bananas and salad greens rot way too quickly, or we just don't eat them fast enough. Our backyard looks like a jungle. I forget laundry in the washer to the point where it becomes moldy. We just installed our AC downstairs....last night...summer is almost over. Our toilets bowls get rings. We forget to take the garbage out on trash night at least twice a month.

We are not perfect. No one is. But we put all of those things aside and spend time with one another & family. We work non-stop so we can provide and save for our future family. We rarely go out on fancy dinner dates because we love to stay home with our dog.

Life can be overwhelming and hard to keep up with the latest and greatest things, but with us, love & family always comes first. I love doing life with this guy. And strangers think we're brother and sister. We say we are and then french kiss.

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Now Offering, Boudoir Sessions

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Now Offering, Boudoir Sessions

I've been keeping a secret for quite some time.....I am now offering boudoir session, also know as Bisou Sessions, with a kickass group of women. I've been shooting these special sessions for a couple of years now on the DL- this past January while I was shooting a boudoir session I experienced energy that I've never experienced before. We were in an old stamp factory with tall ceilings, exposed wood beams, white brick walls, wood floors, and huge windows that filled the space with natural light. We danced, we laughed, we were telling inappropriate jokes, we ate a nosh and drank a little too much champagne. I've never seen self confidence the way I saw it that day nor never witness such beautiful support from all of the women there.

I left the shoot feeling alive and wanting more and I wasn't the only one who was feeling that way. That's when it occurred to me to that I couldn't just be doing this once a year, I needed more. And more women should feel the way all the women felt that day.

I teamed up with two close friends, Madeline who is the set stylists, and Allie who is the wardrobe stylist and together we created something we believe every women should experience. Say hello to Bisou Session- a boutique boudoir experience for the women who wants to treat herself. Simply click here to learn more about it. 

Wanna book a session? Email us at kiss@bisousessions.com 

Below are images from our shoot in January. XOX

A HUGE thank you to everyone who made this happen; 

Website: The Bananaland 
Makeup: Larissa Lake
Hair: Elizabeth Allen 
Set Styling: Oh My Gemini 
Wardrobe Styling: Little Red's Well 
Bisou banner: The Bannerie
Confetti: The Confetti Bar 

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Date Night Gone Wrong

Life has been a bit crazy! I went on a picnic with my little family yesterday to get away from the crazy. I was dreaming about it all day. Just veggin' on the grass smelling the roses, eating sweet strawberries and connecting with Angelo without any distractions. Well, it ended up being a HOT mess. Layla was not behaving literally jumping / barking / yelling at every human / dog / bunny / leaf she saw. This was suppose to be a time for us to relax and get away from the mess in our house (piles of laundry, books and mail on every flat surface) but noooooppppe. Ugh, Layla we love you but seriously girl....what the heck?! 

Snap by Angelo from yesterday. Pretty sure Layla was sizing a bunny here.

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One of the Best Days, Ever

Take a peek into one of the best days of my life….
We were off on a little road trip to Hollywood. We made a 3 hour pit stop in Laguna beach, one of our favorite spots in Southern California.
We grabbed some coffee & took a walk on a path above the beach.
We enjoyed the beautiful views. Listened to the waves, watched the birds fly and smelt flowers. 

Now we are in Hollywood! Right before dinner we took a “hike” to Griffith Observatory. The view and sunset there was to diiiiiieeeeee for! Little did I know there was a photographer following us during our time here.

Pictures below taken by the beautiful Christine of Christine Bartolucci Photography.

 

Of course. What better way to celebrate with some breakfast in bed? Not pictured- my stack of buttery pancakes. 

Some iPhone Snaps

After the proposal (BAHHH!!) we ate at the beautiful 
Yamashiro Hollywood Japanese fusion restaurant.
Look at the view we had! Best seat in the hoouse.

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LOVEFEST || NEXT DAY PREVIEW

Okay, I really couldn’t share just a few from this past weekend.
This feels more like a full blog post….but I promise you it isn’t. There is SO much more to share from this magical weekend.
What is the “LoveFest”?
It’s awesome, that’s what it is.
Dating for over 13 years with a babyboy in the oven, Maddie & Jordan decided to celebrate their love in such a beautiful selfless way.
It starts with A short and sweet ceremony,
followed by endless amounts of delicious food from Whisk + Brush, a pizza & burrito truck,
followed by pool lounging, yard games,
and a whole lotta love from close friends and family.

A weekend to never forget.

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