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For those of you who don’t know yet, I recently got engaged and will be marrying Brooks on Saturday, May 2nd, 2015! We are so excited and can’t wait to be husband and wife! And since we are officially engaged and getting married in less than six months, wedding planning has officially started!

So when it came time to officially ask my best girlfriends to stand beside me and be my bridesmaid, I wanted to do something fun and creative, while it also related to the theme of our wedding. And if you know me well, you know how OBSESSED I am with anything that Kate Spade designs and/or sells. Kate Spade’s style is timeless, fun, and so bold. But most importantly, I LOVE the look of her brand and marketing efforts! Kate Spade’s brand is know for using bold colors and patterns mixed with creative quotes. So I’m sure you can already figure it out…that our wedding is going to be Kate Spade inspired!

I hope you all enjoy this little peek into how I did my Do It Yourself Kate Spade Inspired “Be My Bridesmaid” Boxes.

First off, I got some inspiration from this fabulous blog post featured on Style Me Pretty (click here to see!)

Second, I grabbed my Mom and we headed off to Hobby Lobby to start shopping for materials to make the boxes. Here’s what we grabbed:

As for the goodies inside, here is what I included:

The boxes were so fun to make and I really enjoyed spending time with my Mom while we put these together! I’m happy to say that all my girls said “YES” and will be standing by my side as I marry Brooks! Big thanks to Style Me Pretty for inspiring me to get creative with my wedding planning!  Here’s hoping this inspires you and all my future brides as well to have fun with the wedding planning process!

 

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Fall and Christmas are quickly approaching and it’s time to book your holiday family mini session with Megan Seals Photography! The mini sessions this year will be unique and offer either a fall or Christmas styled shoot for your holiday pictures. The fall-themed sessions will be held on Saturday, November 8 and the Christmas-themed sessions will be held on Saturday, November 15. Pictures of the holiday styled décor will be coming soon to the Megan Seals Photography Facebook page! To book, please use the contact button above or e-mail megan@megansealsphoto.com. 

 

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Megan Seals Photography is Growing!

I’m thrilled to announce that as of this week, Megan Seals Photography has expanded to a full-time photography business. I have spent the past weeks praying and I’m happy to say that I have been given an incredible opportunity to pursue my dreams and passion of being a full-time photographer. I am so grateful and thankful for my family, boyfriend, friends, and clients who have supported me in my career over the past few years as a public relations/marketing professional. I have learned invaluable lessons in my career thus far, and I am so grateful for everyone that I have worked with and met along the way.

With that, I know God is going to use my photography business in amazing ways. He has answered prayers and has reassured to me that I should take this big step and pursue my dreams. Let me tell you all, it is incredible how God provides for us when we just pray and give our concerns to him. There is a bible verse that God has laid on my heart over the past few weeks, and I think you all are familiar with it. Jeremiah 29:11. While we all know this verse by heart and i’m sure that a lot of us grew up in Sunday School as kids memorizing it, we may seem to forget the true meaning of it. I challenge you all today to read this and apply it to your lives in whatever situation you may be in. Remember that God has plans for us all; remember that he will always provide, in good times and in the bad; and remember everything that you may go through in your life life, he is with you all the way if you just believe in him.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”-Jeremiah 29:11 

Thank you to everyone for all your sweet words of encouragement and congratulations over the past few days. I am beyond excited to see what the future holds for Megan Seals Photography and for my own personal life. Your sweet words, encouragement, and support keep me going everyday. And to my family, closest friends, and my sweet boyfriend Brooks, I can’t tell you all how much you mean to me. Thank you for being rays of sunshine in my life and for blessing me tremendously! I love you all very much and I’m so thankful to have you in my life.

Since Megan Seals Photography is expanding, I am now booking weekday sessions in addition to weekend sessions. I am also offering discounted mini sessions to those who book during the week and even giving away a FREE mini session. If you are are interested in learning more or want to book a session, please contact me by e-mail at megansealsphotography@gmail.com or visit Megan Seals Photography on Facebook.

To start off my first week as a full-time photographer, I wanted to share my latest session with the Gilder family. They drove from Memphis, Tennessee not long ago and I was so excited to get them in for a fun, relaxed family photo session. Ellis works with Starbucks in Memphis so it was only appropriate that we had a “coffee break.” Sweet Josie is officially a year old and such a bundle of joy! She is an incredibly happy girl and I loved getting to work with her parents, Ellis + Kayla. Enjoy the pictures below and don’t forget to enjoy some Starbucks coffee while you’re at it!:)

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