Feature Friday: {Hailey Hamilton Photography}


I am super excited to announce our latest addition to our {ROCKSTAR VENDORS} List!

Yes, another totally awesome vendor hand-picked by yours truly! 

{Hailey Hamilton Photography}

Hailey Hamilton


ABOUT HAILEY

Hailey is a Calgary based photographer specializing in stylized studio portraits for newborns. For those who are more sentimental {and adventurous}, she will beautifully capture your baby’s entire journey from belly to the birth, as well as those precious early weeks. If you’re not brave enough for birth photos, don’t worry, you can still add a maternity session on to your newborn package.

Originally from Kelowna BC, Hailey is mom to an {almost} 10 year old boy. A lover of coffee, email newsletters, and all things photography related, she spends her free time shopping for props and continually learning about photography and business. Hailey’s studio has one of the best collections of props in town and if you like bonnets you’re in luck because there’s at least one bonnet in almost every colour {you might even call it an obsession}. She has so much great stuff it’s not necessary to buy or bring anything to your session, she provides it all. 

When you visit Hailey Hamilton Photography, you’ll enjoy a relaxed session where she will take the time to do it right. She has an amazing ability to calm and soothe newborns with patience and care. The sessions are booked long to allow for feeding, crying, diaper changes and you’ll get a number of different poses with uniquely styled setups. For mamas with C-Sections, Hailey will bring her studio to you if it’s too difficult for you to get to her {how amazing is that?}.

She has a large product offering from announcements to albums and canvases. All images and products ordered will be professionally edited and printed as she takes great pride in producing quality work.

Some of her work!

Hailey Hamilton Photography

I know you’ll just love Hailey Hamilton Photography! All sessions should be booked as early as possible to ensure her availability. Head on over to her website for more information or booking. Have a friend who is expecting? Hailey has a great referral program so it pays to send people her way!

{Contact Hailey}

www.haileyhamilton.com

403.919.9148

hailey@haileyhamilton.com

 Mention this post and receive $50 off your newborn package. Gift Certificates available.

 

Until next time, thanks for reading,

Cheers!

 

 

 

be inspired. live inspired. – Karina Brown

{Rockstar Vendors} List = A super rad list made up of our hand-picked Preferred Vendors OR as I like to call them, totally awesome, cool, talented business folk that you should hire for your Wedding, Event + Just Life In General Needs 😉

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Monday Fun-Day: Bridal Expo 2014


Since it’s Monday, I thought I would share what we did on September 14th 2014 – total and absolute happiness crammed into an 8′ x 10′ booth at Bridal Expo 2014! 

The theme we went with was “Summer Lovin” with a hint of Carnival flare – in a nutshell; fruits, COLOUR and bold statements! Thanks to the wonderful vendors we had the pleasure of working with to create our booth of pure joy 😀

Great Events Group provided us with the chairs + gorgeous satin fuchsia napkins! 

Linens Etc. provided us with the Ivory Damask table linen, Fuchsia Organza Sashes + black sequinned table runner! 

Everything else, I created from scratch! 

 

 

Thanks for stopping by!
-Karina

 

be inspired. live inspired. – KB

Feature Friday: Styled Shoot {Gothic Glam Meets Boho Chic}


Without further ado, I am so thrilled to FINALLY share with you all what I have been working on for the past few months! 

The idea for doing a shoot completely “outside” of the box, yet still maintaining what is on trend, brought me in this direction. So I figured, why not do a mashup and mix Raw Gothic Edginess with Boho Flair? Of course yes!

The amazing photos are courtesy of Debbie Wong from {Debbie Wong Photography}. 
The lovely Model + and ever so talented Jewellery Designer was {Lacey Janette} – she is in the midst of launching her line “The Wild Life
Hair + Makeup by the ever so wonderful {Amanda Le Klassen} who p.s. helped out in a pinch!
Gorgeous Table linens + Archway Rental courtesy of {Linens Etc.}
Chair’s, table + napkins courtesy of {Great Events Group}
All other decor items by {Infinity Weddings & EventsThat’s Me!

 

{Gothic Glam Meets Boho Chic}

North Glenmore Park, Calgary, AB
Saturday, July 26th 2014

 

Want to see the pictures close up? Head on over to our Facebook page!

A HUGE Thank-you to all of the vendors who helped make this project of mine a ginormous SUCCESS! 

Thanks for stopping by 😉

Think outside of the box, and you will never have a box to hold you in. – Karina Brown

Sad Panda {but here’s a sneak peek!}


Sorry for the lack of blogging – I’ve been cooking up a storm of crazy projects for a styled shoot this saturday! I am super excited to show you all what I have been working on for some time, but in the mean time here is a sneak peek 😉

I said sneak peek right? Obviously these projects require coffee in zebra print mugs! Stay tuned!

be inspired. live inspired. -Karina Brown

June Promotion {20% Off Services}


We’re running a June Promotion for all couples getting married between January 2015 and June 2015.

If you book any of our services prior to June 30th 2014, you will receive 20% Off! Deal right? Oh, but there’s more! As an added bonus, if you book either our “Infinity” Package or “Everlasting Impression” Package you will receive 50% off any of our rental items! 

So what are you waiting for? Book with Infinity Weddings & Events today! 

be inspired. live inspired. – Karina Brown

Trendy Tuesday: The Latest Craze in {Wedding Sweets}


Out with the old, in with the New! Well, it isn’t really new – just a modern take on a wonderful classic. That classic being the Sugar Cookie of course! 

Cake pops hit the Wedding industry with a bold strike of passion, flavour and a fun and unique added touch to each and every special event. Well, it’s time for a new contender – “gourmet” artistic sugar cookies! 

I was doing some searching on instagram, and came across this amazing page. And low and behold it was a local baker as well! So I contacted “Sugar Shimmer” to see if the lady behind the wonderfully artistic cookies would like to meet and tell me all about her business venture! 

Let me introduce you to one of the sweetest bakers in town, the face behind:

Sugar Shimmer

About Pam Toor

I am Pam toor, My journey into the baking world began in a gradual manner. I have a bachelor degree in fine arts and specialized in graphic designing, which has helped me a great deal with decorating. I approach it as an edible art form.

My degree in fine arts is a boon to my baking and decorating venture. I have been married for 11 years to a very compassionate, understanding and successful businessman. I have been blessed with a son and a daughter . I immigrated to Canada in 2003, and am now creating loveable baked goods for my wonderful present and future clients.

Some of Her Work

Amazing right? Since we couldn’t include all of her amazing cookies on her, you can check out more of Pam’s work from “Sugar Shimmer” on Facebook + Instagram! {<<-follow the links}

All photos courtesy of Sugar Shimmer!

Thanks for reading, until next time..

Cheers!

Karina

be inspired. live inspired. – Karina Brown

Feature Friday: {Pure Life Designs}


So I sat down with the sweetest gal a few weeks back, and got to ogle over her AMAZING jewellery designs! She was so sweet that she even made me my very own wrap bracelet!

I often come across nifty Facebook pages, but this time – well this time her jewellery actually stood out! So I contacted her and asked to meet so I could see some of her work and feature it on the blog. Her designs would be perfect for any bride, bridesmaid, mother, daughter, friend – anyone really! 

Without further ado, let me introduce you to one of our preferred custom Jewellers – Yep, added to the “Rockstar Vendors” list!

 

From her home studio in Calgary, jewellery designer Miranda Klumper handcrafts jewellery pieces that are meaningful, beautiful and from the heart. “I do not make or sell anything that I don’t fall head over heals in love with,” said Miranda, “and I feel that is passed along to the customer.”

Miranda has dabbled in jewellery making on and off, as well as any other arts and crafts projects she can get her hands on, since she was a teenager. “Etsy and Pinterest were a huge inspiration for me to start creating my own pieces. I have always supported and loved local and handcrafted items, especially if I know or can meet the creator. There is something special you feel when you can connect with the person who put themselves into their work. It shows in the artwork and you can feel it. It makes my heart flutter just thinking about it.”

The name Pure Life came to Miranda in her sleep.

It was one of those ‘aha, yes that’s it’ moments,”

Miranda explains, “it is more about the feeling that it creates. It’s that pure, bright life force, light, energy, prana, chi – whatever you want to call it – that runs through everyone and everything. The thing that connects us all. That uplifting and empowering feeling. That’s the feeling I want to create with my jewellery.”

You will see a range of designs in Pure Life’s collection. From sparkling swarovski crystals to macrame to semi precious, healing gemstones, each piece has been made with great care and great love. Because it is handcrafted jewellery, each piece is unique.

I almost named the business ‘Perfectly Imperfect’ because it describes exactly what I am doing and who I am.”

You will find pieces that are trendy, boho chic, glamourous; pieces that use gemstones to have a positive effect on your health and well-being; pieces that make a statement, as well as pieces that are geared toward the bridal world. “Nothing is off limits!”

Aside from being inspired by online influences, Miranda started creating her own pieces because she would have an idea about what she wanted, but was unable to find it. “So I decided I would make it myself! That way I could create exactly what I was thinking of.” This is one of the services that Miranda offers – creating custom pieces. “Send me ideas and pictures of what you are looking for and I will do my best to work with you and create a customized piece of jewellery inspired by you!”

To see previous custom orders that Miranda has made for customers, visit her Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/PureLifeYogaandDesigns.

She also has a line of earrings, bracelets and necklaces that you can choose from on her Etsy page: www.etsy.com/shop/PureLifeHCDesigns.

See something you like, but want it in a different colour? Message Miranda and she will happily accommodate your custom orders. You can also follow Pure Life Designs on Twitter: @PureLifeDesigns.

 

 

 

When she is not busy creating jewellery, Miranda enjoys spending time outdoors with her 2.5 year old son, soon-to-be husband, and German Shepherd, Moose. She also loves to frequent farmer’s markets, the dog park and her favourite yoga studio. Miranda also teaches private and semi-private yoga classes in the comfort of your own home. One day she would love to combine her passion for jewellery, yoga and meditation, whole foods and healthy living into a unique weekend retreat!

All images Courtesy of: Miranda Klumper {Pure Life Designs}
Thanks for reading, until next time!

Karina

 

be inspired. live inspired. – Karina Brown