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Engagement Session Photos

2014 August 26

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GUYS!!! I have been bursting inside with excitement to share my engagement session with you. I had to be extra patient since the wonderful people over at Style Me Pretty are featuring it today HERE. I shared the story of how Blake and I met there so click through here if you want to read all about!

For our engagement photos, I wanted a very personal setting. Blake and I both grew up in and around Philadelphia and spend many of our younger years there. It was the perfect backdrop for our day of running through old memories and making new ones. I know it sounds so corny but it’s the truth! For me the photographer was the FIRST thing that I thought of when I got engaged. If you don’t already know her, you need to spend some time getting to know Alison Conklin. I met her when I was living in Philadelphia. She shot a friends engagement photos and wedding and I fell in love. Her eye for catching beautiful light and laughter between two people is something that hit me when seeing her work. The only thing I have ever planned years ago of my wedding… have Alison take the photos. For a 100 degree morning in Philadelphia, we really had the best time running around Philly, visiting favorite old streets and doing a whole lot of laughing. Really hope you love these as much as I do and so happy I am able to share these moments with you all! It’s only making me more pumped for wedding planning and marrying my love and best friend!!!! Some of the photos at the end of this post might be a little hint to where we are getting married. Any guesses?! Scroll down to see the rest of the photos!

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photos by the lovely Alison Conklin

Outfit 1 her: parker ny dress / givenchy shoes / custom engagement ring by XIV Karats Beverly Hills
Outfit 1 him: hudson jeans / cole haan shoes

Outfit 2 her: tularosa dress / j.crew sandals
Outfit 2 him: target shirt / hudson jeans / aldo shoes

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LA Adventures

2014 August 25
by eat.sleep.wear.

Head-And-Shoulders, Venice

Head-And-Shoulders, Venice

Excited to bring you my second post in collaboration with Head & Shoulders. I got a chance to spend the day with Head & Shoulders celebrity hair stylist Sunnie Brook Jones. I mean, how often do you get to shoot the breeze with such a cool chick? So, naturally I spent the day talking her ear off and asking all my deepest and darkest hair questions. Sunnie planned the day stopping at some of her favorite LA places. As a newbie to the city I was excited to see where the day would lead us. We started in Venice Beach to grab some brunch at Axe. I enjoyed some poached eggs and latte of course and learned that Sunnie is a born and raised Cali girl with easy breezy style. I connected with her over our style, because we ended up showing up in similar outfits! Kindred spirits? I think so. Scroll down to check out all the places we went, and some hair care and styling tricks from Sunnie all thanks to Head & Shoulders.

Head-And-Shoulders, Beach, Marina-Del-Rey

Head-And-Shoulders, Beach, Marina-Del-Rey

Head-And-Shoulders, Beach, Marina-Del-Rey

Head-And-Shoulders, Beach, Marina-Del-Rey

Head-And-Shoulders, Beach, Marina-Del-Rey

For the second stop we took off our shoes and headed to the sandy beaches of Marina Del Rey. We sat with some magazines and got to know each other a little better. I don’t think there is a single person in LA that doesn’t list the beach on their must visit places.

Head-And-Shoulders, Salon, Beauty, Hair

Head-And-Shoulders, Salon, Beauty, Hair

Head-And-Shoulders, Salon, Beauty, Hair

Head-And-Shoulders, Salon, Beauty, Hair

Head-And-Shoulders, Salon, Beauty, Hair

Head-And-Shoulders, Salon, Beauty, Hair

Head-And-Shoulders, Salon, Beauty, Hair, Sunnie-Brook-Jones

Our next stop was one of my favorites for pamper time. We headed to the Ramirez Tran Salon so Sunnie could give me some background on Head & Shoulders newest Fresh Scent Technology collection, and teach me some tricks to bring home on how to effortlessly rock a gorgeous, flake-free part by starting with the foundation – a healthy scalp! Because my poor hair needed some help from constant time in the sun, she decided to use Head & Shoulders Damage Rescue. Let me tell you it smelled delicious. Also I need a conditioner that is heavier since I often get so many nasty tangles and this one worked wonders. After she shampooed my hair, she blew my hair dry in small sections. After each section she would pin it up in a little curl to hold its shape while the hair cooled down. She suggested this works great to do before your makeup so that you can let your hair set while you primp your face. GOOD TIP! Next she took all the curls down and created more texture at my roots with a wavy flat iron. She said this was a quick cheat to use at home to grain some more texture at your roots. Genius. Love easy tricks that I can learn and do at home on my own.

Head-And-Shoulders, DTLA, Perch

Head-And-Shoulders, DTLA, Perch

Head-And-Shoulders, DTLA, Perch

Head-And-Shoulders, DTLA, Perch

The last stop of our adventure day was Perch located in Downtown LA. The perfect end to a day of girl time. Such a cute French inspired space and surrounded by the high rises of this urban part of town. I think one of the best things about what I do, is being able to collaborate and meet all of these creative people. I am so lucky to be able to spend time and learn from these incredible people. A HUGE thank you to Head & Shoulders for sending me along with Sunnie for the day to learn about your newest line. I also have to thank Jenna Bechtholt for following us two ladies around town and capturing the day so beautifully.

outfit details // dress: equipment / hat: glady tamez / shoes: zara / shades: ray-ban
jacket: rachel zoe / bracelets: jenny bird, wanderlust + co, henri bendel

Photos by Jenna Bechtholt

This post was created in collaboration with Head & Shoulders.
Thank you for always supporting collaborations here on eat.sleep.wear.

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