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Dara’s Baby Shower

My dear friend and colleague, Jen, asked me to photograph her best friend Dara’s baby shower at the end of August. I have been welcoming every opportunity to work on my photography skills , so I was incredibly excited to capture the sweet details of this jungle-themed shower and portraits of the mom-to-be, her friends, and family.

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Black &Hearts

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Jackietara blog - Black &Hearts
Jackietara blog - Black &Hearts
Jackietara blog - Black &Hearts

I’m in love… with a small shiny magic box. B is in Richmond for a 3-month training, so I drove down to meet him this past weekend with my new Fujifilm X100T camera in tow. I was excited to explore the trendy little city with both of my loves (Bryan being #1, of course), and explore we did. One of my favorite spots we visited was Belle Isle and the American Civil War Center in historic Tredegar, where took these photos.

It was a magnificent un-seasonably warm day on Sunday, so I took full advantage of the weather (and the fact that it’s Valentine’s Day week) and pulled on my brightest pink skirt over my favorite heart spotted button down. I’m a sucker for themes, so give me a holiday and I’ll dress to the nines. I’m not usually a “pink girl,” but you better believe I’ll be wearing pink on Saturday, and I won’t be sorry about it.

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Madewell Shirt old similar
Old Navy Skirt | similar
Frye Melissa Button Boots
Marc Jacobs Signature Studs

Photos c/o my Valentine

Event Trends for Fall 2013

Last week my colleague and I attended RSVP Catering’s Fall and Holiday Open House Tasting at the Anderson House, D.C.  The “house” is more of a mansion with it’s grand staircases, marble structures, and statues fit for a museum and, in addition to the delicious food and “Lavender Louvre” cocktail, the decor was beautiful inside the house, and out.  Navy and aqua blues filled the backyard garden and complemented a serene reflecting pool.

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And blue is just the beginning!  Here are some other popular event themes that have been trending lately:

Pink and Gold

Hints of gold have been popping up everywhere on Pinterest and in several blog posts from The Wedding Chicks and Style Me Pretty.  I’m loving this feminine look that can be used for showers, weddings, or even a backyard party!

Pink, Mint & Gold Wedding Inspiration #mintweddings #mintandgold #mint #gold #goldweddings #goldweddinginspiration #weddinginvitations #weddings

Photo via loverly.com        

Photo via Style Me Pretty

Creative Cake Toppers

I tried my hand this summer at making a cake topper for my birthday cake.  It didn’t come out perfectly, but it was an easy and cute way to jazz up a dessert.  Check out these beautiful and intricate toppers featured on The Wedding Chicks.

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pink and gold whimsical cake topper

Photo via The Wedding Chicks

Polka Dots

A classic fashion style turned event decor staple.  How is is that dots and confetti make things seem that much more fun?!  Creating Couture Parties has a great blog post on polka dot party inspiration.

polka dots

Photo via wehearit.com

Photo via sweetlittledetailsbyjen.com

What trends are you seeing so far this fall?  Please share!

Jackietara