33rd Birthday Styled Shoot

The styled shoot that I discussed in my previous blog post titled "Magic Shrooms" was in the middle of March 2017 prior to my weight loss surgery and I was so anxious about it.  I was uncomfortable in my own skin, having to buy new clothes to try to make myself fit in or feel better and it was depressing every time.  The pictures however turned out amazing and even looking back and having lost so much weight already, I look at them with a grateful and thankful heart.  Some seasons of life are REALLY hard and REALLY trying but they are seasons. Once you get through them and are able to reflect, you have an opportunity to gain self awareness and knowledge to keep with you for the future.  How great is it to know that even when things are the worst they've ever felt, that there is still hope?  All I can say, if you feel like I did, stay strong and stay positive and remember that "this too shall pass."  

Here are some of my favorites from my shoot with Katie Lea Photography in March 2017, and a little bit of information on my inspiration for each of them.  

 

I drove by the Weyers Cave post office and it had this small part of the wall that was a light pink color, I just had to have pictures in front of it.  Katie obliged! 

I drove by the Weyers Cave post office and it had this small part of the wall that was a light pink color, I just had to have pictures in front of it.  Katie obliged! 

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I knew I wanted a flower crown 👑 💐, what girl doesn't love rocking a flower crown? Blakemores Flowers created this beauty for me!

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Target for the win with this amazing big balloon with tassels, perfect for a birthday shoot, am I right? 

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This is me. Silly, barefoot, bright, always celebrating! 

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#EatAllTheCake 

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So. Much. Fun. !! Enjoying my cupcakes by Bijou Sweet Treats! 

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The cutest cupcake pedestal from Target.  Read my last blog post to learn more about the story behind the mushrooms. 

The most unique and beautiful Super Nintendo cake by Bijou Sweet Treats, it was so perfect I didn't even want to eat it (but who am I kidding, I still ate it! Ha)  My makeup was by Ashley Mohr at the Studio and my hair by Erin Anderson from Tangles Day Spa, both in Harrisonburg, Virginia.  They did an incredible job and I felt like a queen. Thanks ladies!  Lastly, thank you to my sweet friend Haleigh and owner of Sweet Southern Party for lending me her back yard to finish the shoot, you're the BEST.  

The most unique and beautiful Super Nintendo cake by Bijou Sweet Treats, it was so perfect I didn't even want to eat it (but who am I kidding, I still ate it! Ha) 

My makeup was by Ashley Mohr at the Studio and my hair by Erin Anderson from Tangles Day Spa, both in Harrisonburg, Virginia.  They did an incredible job and I felt like a queen. Thanks ladies! 

Lastly, thank you to my sweet friend Haleigh and owner of Sweet Southern Party for lending me her back yard to finish the shoot, you're the BEST.  

XOXO

Happy Friday y'all.