Thursday, October 31, 2013

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We are doing it again! Another closet sale!

If you didn’t get the chance to stop by last time, you should definitely try this time. You don’t want to miss this one… Some things that we are selling are, home decor, clothing, accessories, hats, scarves, jewelry, and bags. Brands like, Anthropologie, Free People, Madewell, Forever 21, Urban Outfitters, and some fun vintage finds. We are all looking forward to seeing you and expanding your closet!  Light treats and drinks are provided. Hope to see you there!

If you have any questions please email me at grace@charphotography.com

If you are a high school senior, you don’t want to miss this! We are celebrating fall with a mini senior portrait day. To get all the details and to sign up go to CHAR’S site. This is going to be so fun! Get your hair done, styling tips from me, cookies and hot cider, and a mini photo shoot with Char… all in one day!


Check out my wardrobe inspiration board for this day HERE.
fall collage mini's

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Today I want to share with you a photo shoot of my lovely intern, Karen, and her family. I love everything about this shoot and this cute little family! I have had the privilege of getting to know Karen this year and I have made a lifelong friend. She is a delight to be around and is so encouraging. Working along side her is always a joy and I truly believe we inspire each other to be more creative.  If you know Karen, you know that she loves where she grew up and that is just where she wanted to capture her family. Her families orchard is where all of these lovely images were taken. CHAR did a fantastic job capturing the joy and love that spills out of Kyle, Karen and little Elsa.




Thursday, September 26, 2013


Over at CHAR’S blog we are sharing some tips and tricks for hosting fall parties! One of my favorite times of the year, the scents, the taste, the colors, the crisp air, why not throw a party!

I will let you in on what I had to say about creating a great ATMOSPHERE, but make sure you check out what everyone else had to say about decorations, appetizers, mood music playlist, dinner conversation, and a host gift HERE.


Atmosphere encompasses every aspect of a party. Every detail put together creates a mood. One of the best parts of hosting a party is being intentional about the atmosphere. This isn’t just about the decor – it’s also about how you feel at the party. The following are Grace’s top tips for creating the perfect atmosphere for a fall party:
Soft lighting- Turn the lights down! Twinkle lights or lanterns add so much to any party to set the mood. Make sure to light up some candles too, this helps with the smell as well. My favorite fall candle is Harvest by Yankee Candle.
Be relaxed- Set the stage for a great evening. Don’t be too stressed when your guest arrive.
Great music-Prepare this ahead of the party so your not stressing over it the day of or 10 minutes before. Play music that you love and will fit the people coming to your event.
Decor- Show your guest that you really went the extra mile with thoughtful decorations. Usually the first thing people notice it what they see. Great decor helps your guest feel comfy and invited.
Details- Notice all the details before your guest do. It’s all about the details.
Feel smashing- Take time to pick out an outfit that you feel fabulous in. Take time to do your makeup and hair too!
Flowers- Flowers are great for making your guest feel special!
Eat well- Food changes everything. Consider having a theme with your food or go with a certain type of food genre. Making food  can stress people out, and if that is the case, either get a caterer to make the food or have your closest friends pitch in so that you can really be at the party.

I hope these tips help in hosting your next event! Let us know some of your tips and tricks.



All of these lovely images are from a dinner party that Char hosted a couple weeks ago for everyone that works at the studio along with their husbands. It was truly a special evening with so many fun details! Char did a superb job hosting!


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Fall is my favorite time of year and it really is my favorite time to refine my wardrobe and go shopping. My fall wish list is pretty long this time but for starters I want to find the perfect pair of charcoal distressed jeans. Jeans are my favorite and I especially love to wear them in the fall. Check out the rest of the teams FALL WISH LIST  and a chance to win a pumpkin spice latte (I love  that drink!).

fallWhat are you shopping for this season?


Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Today I have been daydreaming of finding the perfect black leather moto jacket!
black leather jacketAren’t these beautiful! Hopefully I find one at the right price soon.


Tuesday, September 3, 2013

We work with the most beautiful seniors! My job isn’t just about clothing and beauty, it is about getting to know these girls and getting to know dreams and goals in their lives. I love this part. Digging a little deeper, past the pretty clothes and flawless makeup, I get to know these young ladies and I fall in love with who they are. Anyways, these girls are beauties! Their senior portraits deserve to be displayed!
senior 2013Sara, Mary, Sophie, Karoline, Erin, Meredith, Caren, Julia, Emma, Carter, and Cortney! You all are beautiful! We loved working with you and hope for the best in your lives.

Check out CHAR’S BLOG to see their full photo shoots.


Thursday, August 29, 2013

 It is time to be inspired by my closet! Not just the clothing in my closet but the actual closet itself. I am ready to clean out, organize, refine, and beautify this part of my life. The part of my life that is one of my favorite parts. I want my closet space to add to the decor of my home not to be pushed behind closed doors. I want this space to be lovely and inviting. I want to be able to relax and drink coffee in a cute and comfy chair as I decide what to wear in the morning. Here I go! I will let you know how it goes!

closet inspiration

Check out the rest of my inspiration images HERE.


I  love finding out what other people use and their favorite products. Today the Char team is sharing some of our favorites. Check out CHAR’S BLOG  to read more about our favorites and how to find them.


Wednesday, August 21, 2013


Many thanks to all who came out for our closet sale! It was so much fun seeing everyone that came out! Thank you for your support and love, we feel it. This might just have to happen again. :)