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I Spy a Fairy in the Forest – North Judson IN Children’s Photographers

Albums or books are one of my favorite ways of telling your story. Here’s one of the most recent printed at Artifact Uprising.

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Chickens are difficult to work with. My parents chickens stay in a pen and occasionally in the evenings they are let out to free range. On this particular evening, the girls (as we call them), we so excited to be out that they were not at all enticed with my tiny cup of bait. After quiet a show including my mother clanking on multiple cups of leftover goulash, we had a brief moment of baby meets chickens. Miss Ellia brought her grandma’s apron for the dirty task of gather eggs (hard boiled of course), and then required a bath in the sunset glow of the forest.


apron: vintage


lilac swiss dot, and blue dress: from The Whimsy Tree’s vintage collection


top knot headband: handmade by The Whimsy Tree


floral headband: Maya’s Curls

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When Ellia’s mom Angie approached me about being her event planner for one special birthday party, it was really just confirmation of something that I had been thinking about for years. I have such a broad skill set… photography, graphic design, sewing, decorating, baking, a tinge of floral design, prop creator… and I felt that I was only using a percentage of what I can do. Someone gave a word of knowledge at church one sunday morning, of just that, not using all of your God given talents, and that same day the birth of the northwest indiana event stylist, southwest michigan event stylist, was born.

I’ll be adding selective Event Styling & Planning to my service offerings when we transition to the new website. For now, if you have questions, feel free to email me…

I love this family! They really are such sweet people, and their darling Ellia was going to have one fabulous party to celebrate her first birthday, and the completion of their family. The theme was shabby chic baby, which I of course already was enthralled with. It really was a perfect fit and I loved every. single. detail.

The event was for 50, and held at Knox Community Center. Angie was able to borrow all the china, silverware, and numerous other pretties from various sweet ladies. With the help of my husband Nathan, and my mother too, I styled the room, and had everything set up and ready for the family to just walk in.

I’m still swooning over the wonderful memories from the day… like their sweet faces when they first saw the room, and the general delight of the guests. It was dreamy!

see Ellia’s one year session here.

-handmade white swiss dot dress and diaper cover, handmade cake smash outfit, handmade hair accessories, handmade dessert table backdrop quilt, dessert table decor, pound cake, brownie mini cakes, apothecary jar fillers, party favors, floral design, event styling, photography, hand illustration, and graphic design… by The Whimsy Tree.

-floral supply from Main Street Floral and Gifts in North Judson

-cake by Sharon Sawaya
(our cake lady for years now)

-cupcake from Designer Desserts

-two benches made by Angie’s mom

with that… here are just a few favorites…

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“The earth had donned her mantle of brightest green; and shed her richest perfumes abroad. It was the prime and vigour of the year; all things were glad and flourishing.”
Charles Dickens

Hello Summertime!

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