Beach-Theme Maternity Shoot

Hello again my beauties! Today I’m excited to share with you some beautiful photos from a beach-themed maternity photo shoot I got to be a part of. Photographer Alyona of Anokiart Photography took first-time mommy Alexandra to El Matador Beach (Malibu, CA) where Debra of Purple Meadows Events had a gorgeous layout ready for the shoot. Here’s 7 months-preggers Alexandra, giving us some fierce eyes.


We did brown smoky eyes with airbrush foundation and pink-mocha lips to compliment Alexandra’s red undertones in her hair and olive skin.


We also touched up the belly, although she was lucky enough not to have a single stretch mark!

I love this shot of her in this fun floppy hat.



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For more pictures and inspiration from this stunning shoot, head over to Anokiart Photography.


5 Minute Date Photo Shoot


Thanks for stopping by my blog today peeps! I have something very special to share with you. I got to be a part of a beautiful vintage-modern style photo shoot last month that my good friend Debra Meadows of Purple Meadows Events put together, along with talented wedding vendors Alyona Fedorenko of AnokiArt Photography, Kerim Albanes of My Wedding Blooms, Alicia Rohan of A&P Designs and Emilee Sutherland of Tasteful Tatters.

This styled shoot was based off a “How I Met Your Mother” episode in which the lead character Ted invites a girl to a 2 Minute Date during her lunch break at the office (Season 3, Episode 13.) Click here to watch the clip. Here’s a few photos from our shoot, featuring real-life couple Kevin Barrett and Laura Steigers.






Could you swoon?! So happy I got to be a part of this. For more photos, check out AnokiArt Photography’s Facebook album HERE.


Photography: Alyona Fedorenko,
Event Stylist: Debra Meadows of Purple Meadows Events,
Makeup: Christine Redmon,
Paper Goods,Stationery: Alicia Rohan,
Flowers: Kerim Albanes,
Vintage Rentals: Emilee Sutherland,
Models: Laura M. Steigers and Kevin Barrett
Photographer’s assistant: Victor Mueller

Little Miss Munchkin

IT’s A GiRL! Producer Amy wanted to capture her second pregnany with professional photos and some maternity body art, so she let me go to town on her. Here she is in her home garden in-between takes taking a breather. She’s a trooper…it was basically an all-day shoot, scorching hot weather and she was approximately 8 months pregnant here.

It’s always such a cool experience for me as an artist to do maternity paintings. It’s takes quite some time to finish the belly portion and I can always feel the baby moving around and reacting to the (light) pressure of my brushes. Amy’s baby was relatively mellow, so a special thank you to Miss Munchkin for “holding still” for me.

I only wish we had more time for me to add more flowers. Enjoy…