My Guy is 3! {Hart’s Desire Photography}

So THIS little guy turned 3 in March. I honestly don’t know where the time goes. It seems like just a few months ago I was bringing him home from the hospital.

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I don’t put him on this blog very often for privacy reasons but I’m so proud of the little man he is turning into. I wanted to share this mini photo session we did to celebrate this big birthday.

 

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We ate in this little Italian Restaurant one afternoon and sat beside a large window. I was lucky enough to have my camera with me that day and was able to capture a few shots.

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A few days later some heavy equipment showed up at my in-laws. He was in heaven!

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Gotta love foam swords!

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Dirty jeans, love it!

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Siblings {Hart’s Desire Photography}

These brothers and sisters haven’t been all together in more than 20 years. It unfortunately wasn’t under the best of circumstances but they thought it would be nice to make the situation a little bit brighter by documenting the time they are getting to spend together.

 

We had a little bit of time before the rain came and the colors around us were so vibrant!

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They were full of laughs

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Thank you guys for the opportunity to photograph your reunion. I’m sorry it wasn’t under better conditions but I hope you find comfort and a little bit of happiness whenever you look at these pictures.

Petitt Family {Hart’s Desire Photography}

 

I spent a few hours with this beautiful family last weekend. We got a ton of great images and had a blast!  Get ready for a ton of cuteness.

The kids were sweet enough to help carry some of my props

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These kids absolutely LOVE their baby sister. They couldn’t stop kissing her, so sweet.

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This ham just cracked me up!

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This might be one of my favorite pictures from this session. His eyes, wow…

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Thank you “A” for a great session and for making my job easy!

A Birthday, Anniversary, and a SALE!!!

Tomorrow is the 1st Blogiversary of Hart’s Desire Creations!  It also happens to be my 31st {shhh…don’t tell anyone!} Birthday! Last year about this time I was having a mini life crisis turning the big 3-0. I felt like my life was great but I was still missing some sort of creative outlet. I’ve  always been a creative person, but I was feeling like I also needed to share that with other creatives out there. So on a whim I logged into wordpress and published my first post. 178 posts later here we are!   A lot has changed over the last year. I’m now ok with being in my 30s, my son has gotten one year older {maybe 15 years older if you count the attitude he can sometimes show}, my house has changed A LOT in the past year, and I’m in a very happy place.  Life is GOOD!

Here are a few links to some of my favorite and most popular posts

Upcycled Garden Trellis

Apron Refashion

DIY Hanging Jar

Dresser Before & After

DIY Soap Dispenser

The Kitchen Island Before & After

Dress Refashion

DIY Shower Curtain turned Curtain

Spool Coffee Table

DIY Fabric Garland

DIY Riddling Rack PS. Stay tuned because I have several Riddling Racks I’ll be selling in the next few weeks. Send me an email if you are interested!

Anthro Cardigan Refashion

The Styling of a Bookcase

The Kitchen Remodel

Chest of Drawers

A Maternity Session

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One of the best things that’ happened since I started this blog is the opportunities that have come my way.  It’s amazing what putting yourself “out there” on the internet can do for you. Don’t get me wrong, it can be crazy scary and you sometimes get negative feedback, but for me, it’s been a positive. I encourage anyone in the same predicament I was last year to get over the fear and just ‘do it’. You never know what might lie ahead! I’ve had the opportunity to work with some great people for creative collaborations.  For furniture re-design, interior decorating, party planning, and even starting a fun ‘craft day’ for some awesome women that I am glad to be able to call my friends.

But what I’m most excited about right now is the photography opportunities that have started coming my way in the last few months. I never, ever imagined I would be taking pictures for OTHER people. To be able to freeze time so in the future they can look back on their happy times makes me so happy. To see their joy and love and be able to capture that in pictures has been so rewarding and fulfilling. I can’t wait to see where this adventure takes me and I hope you all will come along with me!

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And so to celebrate the Blogiversary I’m having a SALE in my Etsy Shop!  Enjoy 15% off your total order for the entire month of May!  Simply use the coupon code HDC15 at checkout. That’s it! Easy Peasy. And if you are local, let me know if you have bought something, I can refund the shipping cost and we can work out the delivery. I’ll be adding new things over the next week so be sure to check back often! I’ve got 25 new rings to add to the shop, YES you heard that right! 25 new rings!!!!

Thanks to all of you who continue to come back here again and again! I couldn’t do it without you! Now, get out there and enjoy this weekend! I know I will!

Sarah

Gregory and Stacy {Hart’s Desire Photography}

Last month I had the pleasure to second shoot the wedding of Gregory and Stacy.

I second shoot weddings with a friend and awesome photographer, Kelly. Kelly and her sister Kim have started “Sisterly Occasions”, a party planning business.  They offer an array of services like photography, wedding coordinating, cratering, and more.  If you are local to the area, I highly recommend them.  You can ‘like’ their facebook page here to get more information.

 

The wedding was held at Fauquier Springs

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Meet the Groom, Gregory. I got to hang out with the guys while they were getting ready and boy did we have a blast!

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See the limo in the background? That’s the Bride, Stacy arriving for ‘first look’ before the ceremony.

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Meeting with the Minister before the ceremony

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A few details about the reception…

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The new Mr. & Mrs. Williams

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And they lived Happily Ever After…

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Thank you Gregory and Stacy for allowing me to be a part of your special day.

And thank you Kim and Kelly for having me tag along. We made magic!