Saturday, March 29, 2014

high school senior portraits. part one. // teresa.

high school senior portraits // teresa.
high school senior portraits // teresa.
high school senior portraits // teresa.
high school senior portraits // teresa.
high school senior portraits // teresa.
high school senior portraits // teresa.
high school senior portraits // teresa.
high school senior portraits // teresa.
high school senior portraits // teresa.
high school senior portraits // teresa.
high school senior portraits // teresa.
high school senior portraits // teresa.
high school senior portraits // teresa.
high school senior portraits // teresa.
high school senior portraits // teresa.
high school senior portraits // teresa.
high school senior portraits // teresa.
high school senior portraits // teresa.

Some additional faves from Teresa's Senior Portrait session awhile back at Macaron by Patisse. I had taken some photos there when they first opened a year ago and instantly fell in love with the natural lighting, white palette, minimalist decor with a touch of River Oaks class and pops of color. The perfect backup spot after getting rained out on on the first choice venue that same morning. Throw in Teresa's conversational ease, laid-back manner and fun-loving persona - def one of the 'funnest' photoshoot sessions I've had as of recent! 

And to show just how small this world really is, Teresa happens to be the niece of one of my long-time best girlfriends, Kat, who is from a family of 13 very close sibs. Which means Teresa is just 1 of nearly 20 nieces and nephews. I can honestly say that when I'm in their tight-knit sibling bonding presence, they make me feel like one of their own. So it's truly an absolute pleasure and honor to do this photoshoot. Kat - you and your sisters did good with this one! Teresa is a very humble, independent young lady!

besos ... jin.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

senior portraits sneak peek // teresa.

senior portraits sneak peek // teresa.
senior portraits sneak peek // teresa.
senior portraits sneak peek // teresa.
senior portraits sneak peek // teresa.
senior portraits sneak peek // teresa.
senior portraits sneak peek // teresa.
senior portraits sneak peek // teresa.
senior portraits sneak peek // teresa.
senior portraits sneak peek // teresa.

This past week has been cray cray with road trips and family visitations that I didn't have time to squeeze in a quick sneaky peek of last week's senior portrait session with one of my long-time friend's nieces. Thanks, Teresa, for being so patient! More (fave) photoshoot pix and wordy back story to come!

besos ... jin.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

diy // hanging vases.

diy // hanging vases.

I had it all planned out when I first saw these hanging vases from ModCloth. Go to Hobby Lobby, check out the selection of mini vases, buy the mini vases, tie them up with hemp, hang all off a nail, fill with water, decorate with purdy spring flowers. Sounds easy enough, right? Really nothing to it. Now I just have to wait for the glass sale to pop up at Hob to the Lob and master plan is a go-go. So just when I was about to purchase, A Beautiful Mess posted their version of the ModCloth Hanging Vase Display. And zang. Everything about it is so much better than what I had in mind. Particularly the mini vases they snagged from CB2. I must have them! Style, size, weight - they're absolutely perfect. So what if they were $30 more than what I would have spent at Hobby Lobby? When they're the ones - they're the ones.

diy // hanging vases.
diy // hanging vases.
diy // hanging vases.

Materials // Short and Long neck mini vases. Hemp. Long nail. Hammer.

diy // hanging vases.
diy // hanging vases.
diy // hanging vases.

I'm diggin' the dual functionality of the hanging display. A mini garden and unique home decor all in one. And oh-so-classy! I hate to say it, but the clean lines and minimalist appearance gives a grown up sense in my living room. Me! A grown up! Hah! (Guess it had to happen one of these days. =/)

besos ... jin.

Monday, March 3, 2014

diy // photo valentine card.

diy // homemade valentine cards to the girlfriends.

Because nobody does these anymore. Well, I'm reviving and bringing it back, baby. Here's a good ol' fashion homemade Valentine's card made with love coming your way. Sealed, stamped and delivered. (Seriously, who does that anymore??) You know that means a ton of something special if somebody is mailing a handwritten card to ya. Viva La Snail Mail!

diy // homemade valentine cards to the girlfriends.

Materials // Photos. Washi tape. Brown card stock. Double-sided tape or Glue Dots.

diy // homemade valentine cards to the girlfriends.
diy // homemade valentine cards to the girlfriends.

Other than V, the only other 'loves' of my life are my bestest best girlfriends. My confidantes, my backbones, my fellow daydreamers. Sisters from another mother and father. Each and every one of these girls are the complete opposites of me. Why would I want besties exactly like me? That would be boring. And weirdly predictable. But opposites do attract and these rainbow of personalities complement all facets of me. I love you, gals! Y'all inspire me to do this - dreaming and concocting and writing and mailing ... to you! 

besos ... jin.
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