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baby’s best friend

We got him many stuffed animals, but for some reason, he really loves the gorilla he’s holding in this first photo.  We wanted him to like this little lamb (easy to carry around), or even this floppy giraffe, but there is just something about this gorilla that makes him squeal with glee when he sees it.  He hugs it, kisses it, wrestles it, and rolls around with it.  Jonathan ended up buying him that giant one and as expected, Cameron loves it too.  There’s no getting in between a baby and his best friend(s).

They get into trouble together, but always have each other’s back.  See no evil, hear no evil, and speak of no evil… because he’s busy eating.

And then we got him another one, just in case something happened to the original one.

Silly rabbit, you’re not a gorilla!

…no more monkeys jumping on the bed…

Kelly - January 30, 2012 - 7:13 am

Love the stuffed animals – where did you get the cute gorillas? Thx!

weddingchicks - January 30, 2012 - 8:32 am

Love this so much. He’s beyond cute and those animals!! LOVE!

Alice Hu - January 30, 2012 - 8:52 am

I miss him! Can’t believe how big he is now.

BELLA - January 30, 2012 - 12:42 pm

I love the last one !!! (most . . )

Karleen - January 30, 2012 - 1:43 pm

haha! this is such a cute series, caroline!!! LOVE it so much!

sharon - January 30, 2012 - 3:57 pm

tihs is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO awesome. esp. the ones of him eating the banana and the one passed out!! absolutely ADORABLE photos!! <3

Becky - January 30, 2012 - 6:03 pm

I don’t suppose you’d be bringing him to your workshop?? ^_~

caroline - January 30, 2012 - 9:19 pm

thanks, karleen! he’s growing so fast!

caroline - January 30, 2012 - 9:20 pm

becky, maybe i should make him one of the models! lol

caroline - January 30, 2012 - 9:21 pm

kelly, the gorilla is made by jelly cat

Bec - January 31, 2012 - 6:47 pm

This is SO adorable. I love them!

Sal Jr Castellanos - February 20, 2013 - 8:55 pm

somebody shoot me. this baby it so cute! great photos!

Ella Kreilisheim FOTO - May 10, 2013 - 5:28 pm

Cuuute series, with the last picture as the peak :O).

Samantha Khoo - September 20, 2013 - 9:27 am

Where did you get the gorilla from? :)


pelican hill wedding | nikki + andrew

Remember the ridiculously cute, fishing-themed engagement photos that was featured on Green Wedding Shoes last year?  Well, Nikki & Andrew got married and based on their engagement photos, I couldn’t wait to see their wedding!  In a nutshell, in case you missed it, he loves fish & she loves dog.  They told Heather, of Amorology, and being the crazy talented/creative genius she is, she came up with the theme… dog beach.  Now honestly, when Nikki told me the theme, I scratched my head (that’s why I’m not a wedding planner).  I had never heard of a dog beach theme before and had no idea how they were going to incorporate it at Pelican Hill.  If you’re scratching your head too, then you’re really in for a treat!

Flowers were by none other, Squareroot Designs.  I just love succulents.  And you see that gorgeous ring pillow above?  It was made from Nikki mom’s wedding dress!!!  And I just adore how her Ines Di Santo dress sparkles!

Nikki is an amazing graphic designer with good taste.  Heather introduced her to Courtney from Brightly Designed, and the minute she walked into her studio, she KNEW they’d be a great fit. Nikki told her about the color scheme, theme, and a few details she wanted (like the wood dog cut-outs, the fonts, the letterpress, the background patterns, etc.), and Courtney took everything to the next level.

They also had the cutest flower girl ever.  I just adored her pink tutu from Fluffy Tuffies.

Above are the groomsmen gifts – pixel cuff links!

And how insanely creative are their escort cards??  It’s a dog beach!  Please fetch your name!  My favorite element is the tiny paw prints running through the sand:

Yummy drinks, including a champagne bar:

Cutest candy bar ever.  Amorology created a gorgeous ribbon backdrop.

Another fav element of mine, table names printed on old pages from a dictionary!  And the fish & dog graphics are so freakin cute!

I also love the subtle use of fish scales throughout, like in a centerpiece above, and on the CAKE!  Who knew fish scales could be so elegant!

And for late night snacks, they had a donut station, where you got to “Take a Dip” and put on your own toppings.  They also had mini milkshakes and sliders.

The cutest groom’s cake:

And a fun lounge by Concepts Event Design for guests to hang out into the wee hours of the night.

**This wedding was featured on 100 Layer Cake and will be in the new Ceremony Magazine!**


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Simon Hooley (Wedding Photography West Sussex) - January 23, 2012 - 7:24 am

Stunning photos, really nice! Beautiful wedding

Wing - January 23, 2012 - 7:56 am

WOWZA!! So so gorgeous! Stunning work Caroline!!

Chloe - January 24, 2012 - 4:07 am

Absolutely gorgeousness. You make me want to escalate the want to shoot film, up to a need to shoot film. I love the last few frames of the black and white dance and the bride’s beautiful sparkly dress. So beautifully romantic!

Christen Barnes - January 25, 2012 - 8:00 pm

So very pretty. Love.

Sansaara - January 27, 2012 - 6:52 pm

Caroline…these are amazing…the pastels in the film shots are just unreal…and sublimely beautiful.

caroline - January 29, 2012 - 10:14 pm

Thank you! I love the colors here too! The film really plays up the colors well.

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Wow, this is one of the most creative and unique themes I’ve seen for a wedding – the concept was executed perfectly and your captures are nothing short of brilliant!

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