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Werifesteria~ (v) to wonder longingly through the forest in search of mystery

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Studio 2019 With Emily

March 03, 2019

Âme rêveuse

January 28, 2019

I'm so grateful knowing amazing, talented artistic souls. When I need great talent for a Fashion Session I was fortunate to have my good friend Jeannie Jachman on board. She is an amazing hair and makeup artist. ( when I say, "artist" I mean "artist!")  She is one of the many talents from The Studio for Hair that I am ever so lucky to work with. My fashionista friend / Queen of the Derby Hats Rachelle Romanowski Willnus was ever so gracious to lend me a few of her designs. The vintage clothing was of course from nonother than Kelly Sykes of Vergie Giroux Vintage and the lovely Tara Radlick was my model. I was so excited when the prints came in, Parabo Press never disappoints, I love the cardstock and creamy colors..so perfect I had to photograph the prints add some silk ribbon and twinkle stars to show it off.

Your a Daisy!

October 22, 2018

I have to say I am always impressed by girls. In this photo, it is fricken cold, it was raining most of the day and at the end of the session we got pelted by rain and hail. But Jordan here ( second time I've worked with her) was such a trooper. You would never know by her smile and playful banter, it was in the low 50's  The location, Behind the Farmington library...Amazing Weeping Willows!!

What's in the Bag~Muzen Portable Speaker

September 21, 2018

    The Rosewood Duffle

In any business, detail and presentation make a huge difference. When I package items up for my clients, every little detail makes a world of difference. Not only do I want my images to be amazing, but the detail of my presentation and the little "extra touches" added make a huge impact. When I came across Muzen Portable Speakers, not only was I in love with the adorable size, the color options, and believe it or not the amazing sound that comes out of the little speakers but the detail and packaging just was the icing on the cake! I am beyond impressed. I knew the item was coming in the mail, but when I opened the box it seriously was like Christmas. Every little amazing detail on top of the quality of the speaker...I already know 10 people who will be receiving these for Christmas!!

One the site https://muzenaudio.com Is an assortment of little Speakers, I'm excited because they just added Muzen Jet Black Metal and Crimson Red Metal. But I actually was torn between the Rosewood Duffel and the Mint Green Metal. I picked the Rosewood just because as you can see in the photos, it fits my decor perfectly. Once you open the box you see this adorable bag, in the bag is the Travel Suitcase, more Adorableness!!! But wait...there's more!. Once you open the Travel Suitcase, you see the Rosewood Duffle Speaker wrapped in a beautiful dustcloth. Once you pull the speaker out ( mine came with ) The OTR PU Travel carry case already on it. Now the thing about this little case, it's cute as hell, it has a strap that you can wear like you would a crossbody purse. Once I lifted the dust cover, a black box with all cords, antenna ( for FM) user manual, postcards, stickers, catalog and story behind the speaker. I was so impressed with the packaging, with all the little adorable details. Everything can be stored In the Travel Case and you can take it anywhere!!!

Now for the true test...the sound! I have to say I was skeptical! like seriously Skeptical. Because this thing adorable as it is, it's really small! I plugged it in, let it charge and was so excited to hear how perfect the sound was. It's great for any room. It's perfect for traveling. I love it for shoots, now I have an actual speaker for locations. Perfect for Dorm Rooms ( kids have no room what so ever in a dorm anyway)  I never loved a product so much  ( other than my polaroid cameras!!) It's retro, cute and sounds amazing. I love this one so much my next purchase will be the Mint Green...My whole office is mint green and peach.

Here is the neat thing I get to share with you! If you want to purchase one of these adorable speakers here:  https://muzenaudio.com use the promo code SCOTTIEMAGRO10 and recieve $10 off your first purchase. Have fun shopping and tell them Scottie sent you :)

New Beginnings

September 06, 2018

New beginnings are bittersweet! On one hand, the start of something new is exciting, almost always a good thing that leads to growth and prosperity. On the other hand, it's new, unknown and slightly scary. Though you know it's for the best, it may not always feel that way. This past August was like that for me. Early August my daughter turned 27. ( just reminds me that I am almost 50) She may have a new job offer that is closer to home. She's worried about the move, a new environment and once again not knowing anyone, but she knows it's a great opportunity. The Middle of August we moved my youngest son into his dorm room. He will be a freshman this year attending Michigan Tech majoring in Biomedical Engineering. As we were driving up to the school, seeing it from a distance, he smiled, anxious and excited at the same time...this was it! We had a great opportunity to have a few fun days with him before we dropped him off. Hiking, biking, rafting, zip-lining and just hanging out being silly. It was really hard to say goodbye, I'm so excited for him and at the same time, I will miss him so much! The end of August my middle son turned 26 ( Again! reminding me how old I am) He's in the process of attending truck driving school and maybe moving from Seattle to Texas. Excited about a move and at the same time unsure about a move. So much change in such a few weeks time.

It took me a little over a week to write about this, to wrap my head around the next level of things for all of us. My role has officially changed. I'm now just a safety-net if needed, and all my kids are not kids anymore, I now have 3 adults. I think about the song "Landslide" by Fleetwood Mac, I can never listen to it without crying.

"I've been 'fraid of changin'
'Cause I've built my life around you
But time makes you bolder
Even children get older
And I'm gettin' older, too"

My house is clean but quiet! There was a time in my life I yearned for that, ( Don't get me wrong...I love a clean house) I have projects, work and collaborations I'm excited for, that I feel I can jump in with both feet guilt-free, but I also feel wounded and slightly lost. I have so much to keep me busy, but my heart I know needs time. I'm excited, happy and sad all at once, It's a roller coaster ride of sorts. 

My latest project is card making ( gives me a nice outlet for something totally different and opportunity to use my slightly sarcastic humor) One of the very first cards I made was the one above.  Most of my cards are funny, this I made before we took my son up to school. In it everyone is leaving, the butterflies, the fish, the birds, the boy. The lady is left, everything she loves is moving on, everything from this point will never be the same....but I am grateful and blessed it's all good.