Category Archives: Photography

Crafting and fellowship

Hello all, it’s been a while since we post something here, december has been  a really busy month for both Crystal and i. We hope that everybody is having a wonderful december so far (it’s 2 weeks till Christmas!!!) Crystal and i got together with a few of our friends to craft and make handmade gifts. It was super fun! if you love crafting, you and your girlfriends should do it, handmade gifts are the best :). So…here are a few snaps from the festivity. photo-47
photo-48 photo-49 photo-50Ps: I’ve been loving my new camera app on my iPhone, it’s called Afterglow. Checkout the website It’s only $.99.

Much Love! ~Sisie


Ode to Fall..

Fall in Des Moines, Iowa….

I wish October can last longer….

Have a blessed fall week! ~Sisie

Thrift shopping adventure

ladies, a while ago Crystal and i went thrift shopping. We were looking for vintage wall art and furniture for Crystal’s new Salon. So, here are a few snaps from the adventure 🙂

Next, i will post some photos from Crystal’s new Salon :). Thanks ladies, have a wonderful week!

Blessings! ~Sisie

Daily Inspiration

Hey all! I hope it has been a great week for everybody. I just wanted to share 5 blogs that have been such an inspiration to me. I love how each of these blogs offers a different theme, content or specialty.

A Beautiful MessThis is the first blog i followed. The moment i landed on Elsie’s blog, i immediately fell in love. To me, her blog is like a playground, it’s fun, exciting, colorful and has a lot of ideas. You can draw inspiration from her DIY projects, fashion, crafts and recipes. You can see that she pours her passion into her blog, through great photographs, blog lineup and color composition. This blog is now managed by both Elsie and her Sister Emma. Check out their blog at A Beautiful Mess.  Photo by: Elsie Larson of Beautiful mess

Sincerely, KinseyI discovered Kinsey’s blog from A Beautiful Mess. Her blog is where i go for photography inspiration. Her photographs are like poems without words. They are very soothing and she always captures the perfect moment. She writes a lot about DIY fashion as well. Click here to check out her blog.                                                                 Photo by: Sincerely, Kinsey (Kinsey Mhire Photography)

Oana BefortOana Befort is a graphic designer from Bucharest, Romania. Her blog content is full of beautiful designs, paintings, and cool DIY decor tutorials. I go to her blog when i’m looking for design ideas that have a mixture of elegance and simplicity. Click here to check out her blog. Also check out her Etsy shop.                                              Photo by: Oana Befort

Pugly PixelWether you’re a professional blogger or you just started your own blog,  you will love this blog. Pugly pixel is full of blogging tutorials for blogger enthusiasts. You can find tips on photos, blog layouts, design inspirations, fonts for your blog, and more. You can sign up to subscribe and get more tips and info. I love the modern simplicity design of her blog. Click here to check out her blog.                                Photo by: Pugly Pixel.

The Farmer’s NestThe last but not least. This is my home remedy source. Robyn’s shabby chic blog reminds me of Ree Drummond The Pioneer Woman. Her blog gives you the feel of country living, recipes, DIY tutorials and she writes about her family. I got an amazing “Make your own Mrs. Myers liquid hand soap” tutorial from from the farmer’s nest. Click here to check out her blog. Photo by: Robyn of The Farmer’s Nest

I hope you will enjoy browsing through these blogs. It is always fun to find a place where you can be inspired. what’s your favorite blog?


Emily and Jordan {Wedding}

Hey’s been a few days since i last blogged. Last week was a very busy week for me, but thanks to Crystal for keeping up with the blog! Last week i had an awesome privilege to photograph my friends wedding. It was a beautiful wedding and it’s very significant when you know the couple personally and their love story. So here’s a sneak peek at my favorite shots. Enjoy!

have a wonderfully blessed week!



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Sweet freebies for photo lovers

The other day, i stumbled upon this super sweet website Adobe Exchange. This was not the first time i wandered around the Adobe website, but it was indeed the first time i found out about this section. You can download free actions, filters, or lightroom presets from either their product samples or from other photographers who created their own  original presets and simply wants to share. I spent a few hours, trying out filters that are available for free download (not all of them are free, but there’s a lot to choose from). I tried some of the presets i got when i took a maternity photo session for one of my dear friends. Here’s one example, this one is called Vintage II.

– Before


I personally love the result, this is not the only preset i got, there’s much more, but this is my favorite :). i hope this can be helpful for everyone, it’s very late now, time to turn off the computer, sleep and dreams :). Thank you Adobe!

Be Blessed! ~Sisie