Hudson's First Birthday

A little over a month ago, Natalie's baby boy Hudson Duke turned one!! She wanted to throw him the best birthday party he's ever seen (even if he won't remember it, he can always look back on it in the future!). His favorite thing to do is dance to the hot dog song on Mickey Mouse's Clubhouse, so that's where the theme began. Seen above and below are our design boards for the party!

The retro hot dog theme was based around primary colors, classic picnic foods, and of course, mickey mouse. Below are a few snaps from the party, taken by Cameron ingalls. We couldn't have wished for a better turnout on the decor and food, and such a fun time with our family and friends!

Hudson beelined straight to the food table. Check out those calves!

Below is Hudson's first taste of sugar, starting with this adorable chocolate smash cake (made by his auntie Wiss). We can't tell you if he liked it or not, but it was definitely a cute reaction!

Happy birthday Hudsy! We all love this kid more than words. Can't wait to share more photos soon!

Retro Pastel Wedding Shoot

A few months ago, Kelsea Holder {a local San Luis Obispo wedding photographer} got in touch with us about wanting to do a styled shoot. We immediately agreed- have you seen her work?! The only setback was that the three of us just had way too many creative ideas bouncing around. We like to do wedding shoots that inspire brides for their own weddings and also to show what we are capable of. After much thought and deliberation, and tons of emailing back and forth, we finally nailed down a theme- Retro Pastel! 

We were inspired by the works of photographer Gray Malin, glam retro style, and summertime's big skies and poolside days. Kelsea fully understood exactly what we were thinking, and even bought professional backdrops for the shoot that really took it to the next level. Her style is editorial and refined, and she captured our vision perfectly. 

We set up a dining table, sweets table, ceremony, bar, and even had Bon Puf come up from LA to share her sweet cotton candy treats with us all! Our models were completely adorable together, and we're hoping to plan their wedding in the near future ;) 

Hoping this shoot inspires brides to have fun with their wedding and that pastel colors can be used at any time of year, for any celebration!

Can't wait to share where this shoot will be featured, and keep checking back to see it in our Portfolio!