October 5, 2010

What are you gonna wear???

Holiday photos are on everyone’s mind. If you don’t have a good enough photo from your year’s adventures, you are either scheduling a session or trying to figure out how you can work your own camera and get a good family shot. And this is where the stress level could rise.WHAT WILL WE WEAR???? My rule of thumb is usually get the mama looking good, and plan everyone else around it. But then, I am in a house of boys who really don’t care what they wear. I also suggest that you wear something you feel comfortable in, and that you don’t try and look like you are wearing school uniforms by wearing the exact same outfit. But even better, here is a fashion guide that may give you some inspiration for looking fabulous in your holiday photo.


My beautiful friend put together a few holiday outfit guides for you and your photo planning.  Leslie attended FIDM, and worked as a stylist and costumer in the fashion and entertainment industries, but to me that isn’t what qualifies her most as awesomely stylish. She is a mom, and yet I have never ever seen her in her work out clothes and a ponytail, even for coffee. She is a true stylish mom, and looks great everywhere she goes. And for a mom, that takes effort. Thanks Leslie for the inspiration boards.

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  1. Marcie T

    Love this! It totally beats the all white/all white and jeans, barefoot on the beach ensemble… very inspired. Thanks for posting this on your blog (which rocks by the way!)

  2. Gretchen

    How perfect! EVERYONE asks this question and this is so timely. PLEASE post this in the OC FAMILY! So many people can benefit, even it only going to grandmas for dinner.

  3. Jen Johnson

    These are so great!

  4. Mali

    great ideas!

December 16, 2009

Catching up

child-photographer1It might be possible. There seems to be a slowing in emails for last minute orders. Everyone has their holiday cards in from the printer, except for me that is. And I think that is a breath I hear me taking. Yes. It must be. It has been a fun holiday season.

One of my most favorite aspects of this job is helping others create holiday cards that say something unique about their family. This year has been a stellar year for cards. Amazing families have brought amazing ideas to me, and we collaborated to make some one of a kind cards. I will share a few once I am sure they have sent them out. Be prepared to have your socks knocked right off your feet.

But for now, here is a quick look at one of the sessions that created a one of a kind card.

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  1. michelle nicoloff

    Oh I LOVE THIS image! you just amaze me Miss Noel!!! xoxoox

  2. Jackie Culmer

    Awesome! You got a pillow fight session! Now you just have to figure out how to get a bed in the middle of the park… :)

  3. Jana Marler

    Hi.. I LOVE your photography! I found you through just google-ing (smiles) and was wondering if you could tell me what Lens and settings you used for this photo.

    I love it! Have a great one. I will definitely stay connected to your blog.


  4. sheri mazariegos

    wow!! love this – just love looking through your work!! amazing use of natural light!

September 11, 2008

Holiday Card Designs

They are here! and it is not too early to get them taken care of. If you are anything like me, I usually wait until December 1st to think about this. But because I am a photographer (or more like, all of you organized planners are emailing me about cards) I have to think ahead. So go ahead and take a peak.

Samples of this years holiday card designs have been uploaded to my website. If you look in the portfolio section, click on Holiday card designs and you can see some of the choices for this years cards. If you have already ordered prints, and are interested in a card design, please email me. All cards are printed on heavy cardstock, postcard style printed on both sides, 5×7 inches and printed on pearl paper.

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