May 2015 Archive

Corbeau | Southern Summer and Suspenders: Baton Rouge Children’s Photographer

Platinum blonde hair and the biggest baby blues, oh Corbeau, you stole my heart even more than when I first met you at a few days old. Which means I know you steal your momma and daddy’s heart every second of the day. Wear suspenders forever, ok?

A year old is such a perfect time for a photo session–so many firsts. First glimpses of personality, first steps–all for momma to remember for years to come.
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Southern summers, dirt roads, and little toddler steps. Yes, please.
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Sarah and Chris, thank you for entrusting me with documenting this first year of your beautiful, growing family. I cannot wait to watch you guys continue to grow.Corbeau CothronCorbeau CothronCorbeau Cothron Corbeau CothronCorbeau Cothron

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Courtney + Tom | An Uptown New Orleans Engagement: New Orleans Wedding Photography

“Look, in my opinion, the best thing you can do is find a person who loves you for exactly what you are. Good mood, bad mood, ugly, pretty, handsome, what have you, the right person is still going to think the sun shines out your ass. That’s the kind of person that’s worth sticking with.”  – Juno

As I was photographing Courtney alone for a moment, Tom looked at me, paused and said, “Isn’t she the most beautiful girl in the world?” In that moment, I knew that even living an entire Atlantic Ocean apart, what Courtney and Tom have is so palpable, that those around them feel the genuinity of their affection. I know I did.

They met when Courtney spent a year studying abroad in England, on a random night that she wasn’t even planning on going out. Consequently, it was also a night that Tom and his friends had troubles catching a bus into town and he too, did not think he’d end up where he was that night. But as the story goes, they met that night, spent the rest of her year there together, and the rest is history…Courtney + Tom Courtney + Tom Courtney + TomCourtney + Tom

Courtney currently lives in the states, while Tom is back in England working. They see each other as often as they can while planning the wedding and fostering their dreams of the future. Let me tell you, they have so many beautiful dreams.Courtney + Tom Courtney + TomCourtney + Tom

After photos, we walked over to Superior Grill for a margarita and the two of them had me in tears laughing so hard with them as they engaged in banter back and forth. They play off of one another so very naturally.Courtney + TomCourtney + TomCourtney + Tom

Courtney and Tom, I absolutely cannot wait to document the start of your life together as one in April. Courtney + Tom Courtney + Tom

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Imagine Boutique | Summer 2015 Collection Preview

Summer weather has just about started to make its lengthy appearance here and so has Imagine Boutique‘s sultry little Summer line. Flowy to fringe, beach to boho, the girls at Imagine have so many new styles that I’m just a little smitten kitten over.

On top of fabulous new arrivals, the Imagine girls have been working tirelessly on a fabulous new store revamp and TONS of new accessories and gift ideas for the favorite little gal pal in your life. If you’re local, definitely stop by and give them some love–or yourself some. (;

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The blue St. Tropez Maxi might be my favorite of the entire Summer collection we photographed. That back though…2015-05-12_00022015-05-12_0003 2015-05-12_0011 2015-05-12_00122015-05-12_0010 2015-05-12_0013 2015-05-12_0014 2015-05-12_0015 2015-05-12_0016 2015-05-12_0017 2015-05-12_0018 2015-05-12_0019 2015-05-12_0020

And part of the brains behind this whole operation that I couldn’t help but photograph,  is the store’s fabulous Manager and Stylist, Shiloh. This girl has a serious eye for all things fashionably aesthetic.
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I feel like a day on the golf course, or a yacht, or just a shopping day on the town with girlfriends is perfectly fitting for the flowy white pants and top Elizabeth is sporting (below).2015-05-12_0025 2015-05-12_0026 2015-05-12_0027 2015-05-12_0028 2015-05-12_0029 2015-05-12_0030 2015-05-12_0031 2015-05-12_0032 2015-05-12_0033 2015-05-12_0034

Renee is killing it in the Santeria Dress and I’m pretty sure the gorgeous fitted lace below was made for Elizabeth.2015-05-12_0035 2015-05-12_0036 2015-05-12_0038 2015-05-12_0039

What I love most about working with the girls at Imagine is, not only are their clothes stunning, but these girls I have the pleasure of photographing and collaborating with are truly just radiant souls, inside and out.2015-05-12_0040 2015-05-12_0041 2015-05-12_0042 2015-05-12_0043 2015-05-12_0044

The good news is, if you’re not local, you can always shop their hottest collection items online also! Visit them here to see what they have to offer for not-so-local friends!2015-05-12_0045 2015-05-12_0046 2015-05-12_0047 2015-05-12_0048

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Blain + Gantt | Bright Eyes and Chubby Cheeks: Baton Rouge Children and Family Photographer

Fall and Spring may not be the longest seasons here in Louisiana, but they leave me so smitten with their pops of color and fresh aromas. But what leaves me even more smitten is seeing the babies I photograph from the start grow. You may remember Blain from his session last year, or Gantt from his breathtaking newborn session with momma. So sweet, these babies. The intense level of perfection in Gantt’s dimples and little baby rolls left my ovaries kiiiiind of aching, in the best way.

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Look at these sweet babies. I know Taylor will always look back and remember this sweet, innocent time in her boys’ life with so much love.
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Babies can pull off rolls and cellulite like it’s cool. Meanwhile, adults are over here like…
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Long eyelashes, pouty baby lips, sweet dimples–oh Gantt, I know just how you steal your momma’s heart every day.
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Summer Giveaway! : My Festival, Workout, and Fashion Faves

Pre-summer good vibes and festival season are both in full swing and I couldn’t be more stoked about it. With such an eventful time of year and in the spirit of spreading around all of these positive vibes, I’ve joined forces with some stylish, fabulous, and inspiring women to bring you an incredible giveaway (valued at over $100) to get you summer ready! Because, do we need a reason? Who doesn’t love a girly giveaway?!

What’s more appropriate for summer prep than some fancy new workout gear? Tees with fun little plays on words have been frontrunners in the boutique world lately, and Emi Jay just came out with a fun little line to add to the workout realm. You might know Emi Jay for their ever-popular hair ties, but if you haven’t seen their new additions of tees, you should definitely take a peek.

If you’ve followed me for a while, you’ve read about my love affair with Nippies for the practicality of a summer wardrobe. Well, my flirty festival girls, the same line also has a TON of super fun fashion nippies…ehemm, Bonaroo girls. (; What’s even better? If you’re local to my area, my fabulously talented esthetician at Weiler Plastic Surgery now carries them! So if you’re local, it’s definitely worth taking a trip in there to peek and see all that they have to offer before you hit the festivals and summer events.

And what girly giveaway is complete without the perfect statement necklace? OF COURSE. My favorite girls at Imagine Boutique have just added Tweeds and Beads’ super festive line of necklaces to their ever-growing stock and are SO much fun to complete a summer outfit. If you’re local, again, you should most certainly pop into Imagine and check out their stock of these and their drool-worthy summer arrivals.

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WHAT WILL YOU WIN, YOU ASK?

  • “Namastay in Bed” Emi Jay Tee
  • 2 Pairs of Fashion Nippies (“X”s pictured AND Patriotic American flag star-shaped nippies)
  • Tweeds & Beads Fashion Necklace

SO, HERE’S HOW IT WILL WORK:

1. Follow @kalinorton on Instagram and “like this photo (pictured above).

2. Repost the photo with the hashtag #knsummervibes

3. Follow the two other fabulous contributors to the giveaway on Insta –> @shopimagine @weilerplasticsurgery

Share the fun with 2 friends by tagging them in the photo on my Instagram, as well! (Feel free to show me how excited you are about the goodies. (; ) To be eligible to win, you must be following all 3 hosts at the time we choose one winner at random. 

The contest will end Friday, May 8th at 12 PM (NOON) and the winner will be chosen and notified by Friday at 5 PM CST.

This giveaway is not sponsored by Emi Jay or its affiliates.

By entering, entrants confirm that they are 13+ years of age, release Instagram of all responsibility, and agree to Instagram’s terms of use.