June 2015 Archive

What I’m Loving: Summer Faves

It’s been a hot minute since I’ve shared with you a few of my faves, but I’ve been showing some major love to these staples this summer, so I thought you might too! This is, by far, one of my favorite “What I’m Loving” posts, because truly y’all, I use these items weekly, if not every day. It’s no secret that fashion, makeup, pampering, and organization are my big time jams, so alas…WIL - Summer Edition

  1. ONE TEASPOON BANDITS SHORTS: Every girl needs a good pair of ole’ faithful, distressed denim in her Summer staples, right? These were a bit more of a normal investment than I normally spend on a pair of shorts, but Y’ALL, they are my absolute “go-to” pair. Having a funky day? Throw them on with a graphic tee and some flannel and call it a day. Feeling jazzy? Throw them on with a dressier top and some wedges and hit lunch with your gal pals. They have a cozy boyfriend fit, so they truly are a staple for my Summer casuals. If you’re looking for a good pair of distressed denim shorts, these are your babies. I snagged mine from Abercrombie online, but you can also find them on Nasty Gal and Free People‘s websites.
  2. ASHLEY SIEVERT MAKEUP: When it comes to makeup, especially foundation, I’m ultra picky. After hearing constant raves about Ashley’s line from multiple friends whose suggestions I trust, I had to try it for myself. GUYSSSSS, it’s the bees knees. Foundation, powder, glow under eye brightener, and her signature brushes–all worth every penny. It spreads flawlessly and STAYS ON. If you wanna try it out before making a commitment, you can try out a nifty little sample pack, here. You’re welcome. (: Not only do I love her products, but I adore her, as well. I met Ashley several years ago at a photography workshop, and have watched her passion blossom so beautifully over the past few years. She’s a New Orleans native makeup artist, momma, and a talent for constructing all things pretty. If you want a little daily dose of inspiration, follow her (@ashleysievertbeauty and @ashleysievert) on Insta!
  3. WHITNEY ENGLISH DAY DESIGNER: Guys. Guyssssss. This one is the wham-bam-thank-you-mam. I’m a little obsessed with planning and always have my eyes peeled for stylish and functional planners. I ran into this little pretty at Target yesterday and instantly loved it for its similar design to these Whitney English and Kate Spade planners I’ve been eyeing for months. I loved the look of both of the aforementioned, but neither of them fit the exact functionality I like from my planners. I like a week view all laid out horizontally, so that I can see on one layout my schedule for the entire week. After trying out several different ones over the past few years, I usually end up buying a Plain Jane, yet functional drab grey one from Target because it gets the job done. Well…LITTLE DID I KNOW when I snagged this pretty for $14.99 at Target yesterday that it IS in fact created by Whitney English exclusively for Target Stores. YALL…this is pretty huge. Whitney’s planners normally sell for $54 and sell out consistently on her website, so finding her line for Target is a huge win. If you’re wanting one of these pretties, I suggest scooting over to your local Target ASAP. I’m sure they won’t last long and from past experience with other brands of pretty planners at Target, once they’re gone, they’re gone.
  4. BLOKE BODY SCRUB: All natural, vegan friendly body scrub made with coconut oil, sugar, sea salt, black tea, cinnamon, vanilla, and cardamom. Need I even say more? This has been one of my favorite gifts to give my gal pals this year and I use it weekly on myself for smooth, hydrated, and healthy skin. If you’re looking to pamper the ladies in your life, or just yourself, check check, check it. I purchase mine locally, here. But if you’re not local, Bloke sells it on their website, along with various other body-lovin’ items.

Happy Summer, my pretties!



Hogan Family | Daddy-lovin’, Dimples, & Deployment: Louisiana Family Photographer

Four years ago and going into deployment number two, I met Kurt, Shayna, and Madison. Nights of laughter, tears, and sometimes laughter until tears were anything but sparse, as a small group of us girls lived life without those boys around. We stressed together, we danced together, we sweat together, we drank too many glasses of wine, all together among our temporary girly family. A beautiful thing often occurs during deployments–a treasured bond is formed between women, and an even more monumental memory of the time and emotion shared together. I’m ever-grateful that I was able to share that with Shayna’s beautiful soul. Now, with Miss Kinley, an added addition to their family since the last, Kurt kissed his girls goodbye once again, today. I’m ever grateful that I was able to capture these moments with his girls, days before he left for another deployment.
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In addition to serving in the Marine Corps, Kurt is a paramedic and Shayna a nurse–both possess such selfless hearts for serving. Madison and Kinley are lucky to have such beautiful role models as parents.
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I had so many feel-good favorites from their session, but these few of Kurt playing with Kinley filled my heart to the brim.Hogan Family Hogan Family Hogan FamilyHogan Family Hogan Family

Shayna is no stranger to the ins and outs of deployments and I know she will make this time a positive and meaningful one for her girls.Hogan Family Hogan FamilyHogan Family Hogan Family

Shayna and Kurt, thank you for entrusting me with documenting such a beautiful season of life for you and your girls.












Awaiting Londyn | Danielle + Michael: New Orleans Maternity Photographer

Danielle is my warm-hearted, beautiful cousin. She and Michael have been together since high school. They escaped for a destination wedding last year and this year I’m up to my ears with joy for them as they prepare to welcome Londyn. Soft hues, draped moss, cypress knees, and Danielle’s perfect flowing gown–I couldn’t think of a better way to show Miss Londyn someday how much she was loved and anticipated.Colly MaternityColly Maternity Colly Maternity

Michael is so attentive to Danielle’s needs–I can’t even imagine how much his baby girl will have him wrapped around her tiny finger.Colly Maternity Colly MaternityColly Maternity Colly Maternity

Danielle and Michael, thank you for entrusting me to document such a beautiful new season of your life. I cannot wait to meet Londyn and watch your little family grow.Colly MaternityColly Maternity SIGNATURE




Fedrick Family | Party of Four: Louisiana Family Photographer

When Lauren contacted me about family photos and announcing her pregnancy, I was so giddy with excitement. The thought that she’d have these photographs to look back on for herself, Clay, and Blake made my heart do little flutters. I had a ball capturing the essence of their little family and of Miss Blake’s toddler spunk.Colly Maternity

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In my best “white girl” slang, I-CAN’T-EVEN. Lauren and Clay, I cannot wait to watch as your sweet little family grows!Colly Maternity




SUMMER EXCLUSIVES | Lincoln, Nebraska Dates

I’ll be traveling to Lincoln, Nebraska at the end of July and will be offering a limited number of portrait sessions while I’m there!

**For this promo only, I’m offering Summer Exclusives on a Friday date–something I do not generally do. As always, booking times are granted on a first come, first serves basis upon receiving contracts and retainer.

Summer Exclusives are photo shoots with yours truly for a $125 session fee and include a private 30 minute session and a private online viewing gallery for ordering prints, albums, and high-resolution images.

The following dates and times are available in Lincoln, so if you are wanting beautiful photographs of your family this year for a smaller investment, this is your chance!

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Friday, July 24th

4:45 PM, 5:15 PM, 5:45 PM, 6:15 PM



Contact directly at kali@kalinorton.com. Booking requires a signed contract as well as your session fee.

For those of you who want beautiful photographs, but are wanting a more exclusive experience, please contact the studio to discuss a full lifestyle photo shoot for you and your family.

*Note: All orders from Lincoln Summer Exclusives MUST be placed by MIDNIGHT on WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9TH. No exceptions.