Being able to share my voice is a gift I don't want to ever take for granted. This blog is a window to my heart & my business. You'll be able to enjoy my latest sessions & photography tips. But I'll also be sharing more of my passions like pursuing a simpler lifestyle and personal images from our day to day.
The Carpenters have definitely made their 1920’s fixer upper a home that is beyond beautiful. I first saw Niki & Matt’s house on Instagram and fell in love with all of the shiplap & white space. When I realized that they only lived one town over, I knew that we had to collaborate! The Carpenter Farmhouse was a dream start to my in-home lifestyle session offerings.
Lifestyle sessions are such a sweet way to remember your home and family at this stage in your lives. I love how comfortable children are in their own home and surroundings. Playing with the toys that you’ll all remember when they’re older and out of your home. If you’ve been entertaining the idea of a lifestyle session, I’d love to chat and find out how I can serve your family!!
All signs throughout their home were made by Niki herself of Carpenter Farmhouse! Aren’t they beautiful? At this time, she is no longer selling these through her Etsy shop, but the good news is that you can now purchase some of her designed signs through Smallwood Home. Now, go enjoy their beautiful home & family!
The simplicity of their master bedroom made this part of the session a breeze to shoot. The beautiful light pouring into their room made the tickle fest & bed jumping pictures even more fun. Let me tell you, Nathan & Emma loved this part! The intimate couple portraits were some of my favorites of them from this dream morning session.
When I walked into Nathan’s room, I instantly wanted to have a boy. His room is any little boy’s dream. The comic book signs on the wall, the action figures on the shelves and the simplicity of the beautiful gray bed made this room a favorite of mine in their home. Nathan was a good sport and played along for me, which I loved!
N sign – Hobby Lobby
Wood sign – Made by Niki of Carpenter Farmhouse
Explore Wood Cutout – Carpenter Farmhouse
Emma’s room was perfect for a little girl. Touches of femininity while keeping it simple enough that she can be creative & imaginative. My oldest daughter has that same white bed and we love it too! Emma & Nathan’s snack time was just adorable and showed the friendship between them.
White Twin Bed – Wayfair
Bedding – Beddys Beds
Doll – Pockets with Posies
Eyelashes – Carpenter Farmhouse
“Emma’s Kitchen” Sign – Carpenter Farmhouse
“You Belong Among the Wildflowers” Sign – Carpenter Farmhouse
The kitchen & dining room flow so beautifully together. The candids from this part of our lifestyle session really showed the family dynamics of the Carpenter’s.
Wood Cutouts in Dining Room – Carpenter Farmhouse
I wanted to make sure we got a few of the kids with each of their parents. This is always really important to me during all of my full sessions.
It’s every couples dream to have romantic pictures taken in their kitchen, right?
Homemade Wood Cutout – Carpenter Farmhouse
I wanted to take this party outside and capture them on their porch in the beautiful morning light.
I’m pretty sure I mentioned at least five times during our lifestyle session that I could spend all day photographing their home & ALL the gorgeous details. Niki has created so many of these items herself, which is even more impressive. Her wood cutouts are created with the multifunctional AP Lazer Machine. Her design eye has made her decorating look effortless and she has found the perfect item for each spot in her home. Last weekend, her blog, Sirens & Shiplap, launched and she’ll be sharing home tips, business tips and more personal posts there!
As many of you know, we have been renovating our own fixer upper for the last 2+ years. I can definitely appreciate all of the hard work the Carpenter’s have done to renovate their home. Making our house a home for our family has been such an important goal to me since we started renovations on our 1970’s ranch out in the country. I plan to share more posts this winter showing you before & afters, how we did it, the design process behind it and more!! If you want to follow along on the pictures I’ve shared so far, you can through the hashtag #restoredcountryhome on Instagram.