Teen Musings & Favorite finds

When my teen daughter (Emma) discovered pinterest, there was no turning back. I started following her and loved getting a peek into her creative side (outside of our sofa chats). While she excels in school in Science and Math, she still has a deep love for all things creative; art, design, words and fashion. I thought it would be a fun learning experience for her to take over a guest blogger spot on simple.modern.life. She will share whatever is catching her eye on the teen scene. Enjoy!!

Meet Miranda Burnet the entrepreneur behind Flash tattoos“- While no one in this family has permanent ink, we can’t get enough of the temporary tattoos around here. These have fabulous staying power compared to others and the manicure tattoos will stay forever with a topcoat of polish over them. Brilliant Miranda!

PopSugar

 

20 Forms Of Simple Happiness You Can Find In Everyday Life– “Laughs with friends are the best”

Elite Daily

 

 

Lokai bracelets

Such a cool message behind these bracelets. Injected in the black bead is mud from the Dead Sea. In the white beads are water from the top of Mount Everest. The highest and lowest points on earth. So whether you’re feeling on top of the world or down on your luck, these Lokai bracelets remind you to stay humble, hopeful and to keep moving forward. Lokai bracelets!!! Only $18 per bracelet, and 10% of that goes to charity.

Lokai

 

Beauty Need to know-So helpful to keep it fresh!

Beauty

 

Word.

Word

 

Apartment Love! Color, color, color on white!

Color Therapy

 

P.S. Meet your teen savvy curator, Emma Forsyth

Hapiart Commercial Shoot

Now that the blog has a fresh new look for 2015, I thought this would be a great time to finally share some more recent work! Late this fall, I spent the day with artist Kristi Kohut, founder of Hapiart. Kristi contacted me for a commercial shoot representing her artwork. She was being featured in various publications and needed professional images . She currently has her gorgeous, vibrant, one-of-a-kind pieces offered through Minted, West Elm and One Kings Lane. I had a fabulous time with Kristi staging her beautiful pieces and photographing her at work.

Babies, Babies, everywhere…

A little collage of recent work this summer. All I can say is, babies are clearly in the air here in Chicagoland! Off to a maternity shoot this evening with a beautiful expectant mom. Hoping the weather stays kind to us!

 

Connor & Katy + 2

No need to fall into the post holiday blues. I can finally share some of the great sessions I’ve been promising to post! This lovely “at home” sesh turned into a fabulous little family field trip to the Oberweis Dairy Bar. I think the kids had a great time and the look on their faces when the giant ice cream sundaes showed up was nothing short of priceless. Loved working with this family and you might just recognize Katy from The Dailey Method. She is the owner of their Northbrook location. This family’s energy was top notch! Enjoy!

 

A new addition: Hillary & Micah +1

I spent the morning in the city with this new family, a couple of weeks ago. Just a day in the life of Adeline Grace…Congrats Hillary & Micah she’s a sweetheart!