Keana & Ken Floyd Maternity Photo Session

Let me start off with saying I am sharing this post extremely late. The little bundle of joy that is in the mom’s tummy recently turned a year old! Yes, I am over a year late. Sigh. Anyways, I always say better late than never. Well not always, but it fits for this occasion since I will soon be sharing photos from the little ones first birthday session.

If you aren’t aware already, I love photography. Any photography really, be it nature, portraits or families. I dabbled in a little professional photography for awhile but I found that the market in my area was over saturated and decided to take a different path. I still take photos for family and friends and enjoy doing so immensely.

I’ve known Keana ever since she was born (I now feel old) and she has turned into a wonderful young lady.  She and her boyfriend Ken Floyd make the most adorable couple. Also, I know they are going to make great parents because as mentioned earlier Miss Nyla just turned a year old! So, I kind of have first hand knowledge. 🙂

Now it’s time to share some of my favorite photos from their maternity session.

Keana & Ken Floyd Maternity Photo Session

Keana & Ken Floyd Maternity Photo Session

We took these photos at Lake Louisa State Park and I love the location and how these photos turned out.

Keana & Ken Floyd Maternity Photo Session

Keana Maternity Photo Session

Keana & Ken Floyd Maternity Photo Session

Keana & Ken Floyd Maternity Photo Session

I just love this photo of them and Keana looks absolutely beautiful. Her smile says it all!

Keana & Ken Floyd Maternity Photo Session

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you loved these photos as much as I did. Also, I hope it gives you a bit of inspiration for your next maternity photo session. Also, I will be posting Miss Nyla’s birthday photos so keep an eye out for them.

Until next time,
Dovie



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How to Make a Unicorn Ornament

How to make unicorn ornament

My goodness this unicorn ornament is sparkly and so adorable! I’ve made a new video tutorial to show you how to make one for yourself.

Unicorn Ornament


I just love how the unicorn ornament turned out and it is really easy to make. The unicorn ornaments will make the perfect Christmas gift for any unicorn lover.  You can even personalize it by adding a name on the backside with either a paint marker or by cutting out vinyl with a craft cutter. If you want to see how I made it then you can watch below.

How to make unicorn ornament

Supplies Needed:
Glass Ornament
Mod Podge
Modeling Clay (Sculpey)
White Iridescent Glitter
Gold Glitter
Small Paper Flowers
Black Paint Marker
Pink Felt
White Glitter Foam Sheet
Gold Cord Ribbon
Hot Glue
Funnel
Paint Brush

*Note* – After creating my glitter Santa Clause ornament, I prefer the polyurethane method to Mod Podge.

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Watch now: How to Make a Unicorn Ornament



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How to Make a Tutu Skirt Easily

Nyla First Birthday Photo Session

Watch how to make a tutu skirt easily with my new video tutorial (video at bottom of post)!

How to Make a Tutu Skirt



We’ve all seen the adorable fluffy tulle tutu skirts that toddlers wear at their birthday party or in their birthday photos.  In my newest video tutorial I am going to show you how I made the adorable tutu skirt that you see in the below photos.  I made this tutu skirt for Miss Nyla’s birthday photos and to wear at her birthday. So, believe me when I tell you that it is super easy to make. View this blog post here if you want to see how I made the matching birthday hat.

Nyla First Birthday Photo Session

Her entire birthday outfit was a big hit at her birthday party and I heard so many of the guests complimenting on how cute she looked in her outfit. I went with purple and turquoise colors because her party was mermaid themed. You can make the tulle skirt just a solid color by using only one color instead of 3 as I did.  By the way, these can be made for any size, buy just adjusting the waist size and the length of the tulle strands. So, for those 40 year old lovely women that are doing the cake smash sessions can make their own skirt too!

Nyla First Birthday Photo Session



Supplies:
Tulle 6″ width
Elastic 1/2″ Width
Scissors
Needle & thread
Ruler

For the elastic waist I do recommend measuring the waist and adding an 1″ for overlap when sewing. If you are unable to measure waist then below is a size guide to help you.

Tutu Size Chart

If you would like to see how I made the above tutu skirt then watch the video below. Also, don’t forget to give it a thumbs up and subscribe to see all my new videos.

Watch here: How to Make a Tutu Skirt

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How To Make a First Birthday Hat

Video tutorial on how to make a first birthday hat.

In my latest video tutorial, I show you how to make a first birthday party hat.
Video tutorial on how to make a first birthday hat.

Photography is another one of my loves and I had the honor of photographing my dearest friends granddaughter’s 1st birthday photos. I just love how they turned out and soon I will post a blog on some of my most favorites photos from the photo session. So, keep an eye out for it.

I made her birthday outfit along with most of the props for the session. Also, I made video tutorials so I could show you how I made them. Believe me when I tell you that they are all super easy to make too!

In my first video tutorial, I show you how to make the first birthday hat that you see in the below photo. I just love how it came out. You can change all the aspects of it to make it match perfectly to your own party and color scheme. Check out the video below to see just how easy it is. If you want to see how I made the tutu skirt then go here.

Nyla First Birthday Photo Session


 

Nyla First Birthday Photo Session

Supplies:
Silver Glitter card stock (12×12)
Tulle
Elastic Cord (or ribbon)
Lilac Felt
Pencil/Fine point marker
Birthday Hat template
Number 1 template
Scissors
Exacto Knife
Hot glue gun/Hot glue

You can watch below for the video tutorial on how to make the adorable 1st birthday hat! Also, I will be posting a video tutorial on how I made the adorable tutu skirt too!

Watch here: How to Make a 1st Birthday Hat

 



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