Monthly Archives: July 2011

Artful Blogging

I’m so honored to be featured among many inspiring bloggers & artists in the new Autumn issue

of Artful Blogging by Somerset Studio.   Thank you!!

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I made the mistake of bringing my copy to the pool to read… big oops!  It barely survived my drippy kids.

Now I will treasure a rather wrinkly version of this issue. ha

Well, I hope you are having a great weekend!

We are trying to cram as much fun as possible in the last few weeks of Summer break.

Nathalie. Mandy Lynne – Springfield, MO Photographer

I recently had the pleasure of capturing photographer Nathalie Bearden and her girls in an inspiring backyard setting.

She added her signature creative touch to the session with paper cranes, handmade quilt and flag garland.

The girls read, cuddled Meryl and shared lots of kisses..  pure sweetness. :)

Nathalie is a such a delight and I’m glad that we had the chance to meet.

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Victoria & Ryan Wedding Day – . Mandy Lynne Imagerie . Springfield, MO Photographer

It was a beautiful back yard wedding filled with vibrant summer hues.

Despite the warm temperatures this wedding party was so loving & relaxed.

We were only too happy to shoot a few pictures of Ryan & Victoria in a nearby stream and cool down with ice cream at the reception! ;)

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Here is a bit of their love story.. by Victoria.

“Ryan and I met when I was four and he was seven. Our moms took us on a Amish tour and we sat in the backseat of the buggy together.

Then years later our moms met at a wedding and wanted us to meet so we started talking on facebook and

then met at Evangel and walked around the campus for three hours. We went on our first official date the next thursday.

Ryan and I like to hike so one day he took me to Buisek for a hike.

We hiked up this hill to a beautiful spot overlooking the park and he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him, and i said Yes!”

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“I have always wanted an outside wedding. I just love the outdoors. I wanted the wedding to be laid back and casual.
My favorite memory would be seeing Ryan for the first time that day. It didn’t seem that it was really our wedding day until that moment.”

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Handmade Collages

Almost nothing gets my creative juices flowing like discovering a great stash

of  vintage fabrics, millinery flowers, lace, & buttons!

Lately I have been stitching some fun handmade things for my house.

I put together a few collages of small treasures that I have gathered from here & there.

Now available as prints in the shop. :)

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Summer

A summer weekend in St. Louis.

4th of July fireworks.parade. airshow. ice cream. shopping. science center

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Overlooking the city from the top of the arch, Clay looks up and asks ” Are we in an airplane??”

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I couldn’t talk about summer without mentioning our sweet kittens! Aren’t they adorable?

If they have a bit of a worried “what’s next?!” look in their eyes, it’s probably for good reason. ;)  My kids have kept them very entertained!

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