November 9, 2014

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Your future is bright, let us help you see it clearly, Persol … more coming soon #persol #sofun #contax #film


November 6, 2014

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Reflect: 1) of a surface or body) throw back (heat, light, or sound) without absorbing it.
2) think deeply or carefully about.
Recently I have been reflecting on past shoots over the years.  I love to do this because I think you have to understand where you come from to learn how to move forward, progressively.  While this is such a small representation of some of my favorite shoots and doesn’t include most of 2013 and nothing from 2014 (as I am still in the thick of 2013-2014 sessions and not enough time has passed for a true reflection) I am pleased to see the continuity in my work and the development of my style build over these years.  If this is what is a result of my play time and inner soul searching/creating I am excited to ride the next set of waves.


November 5, 2014

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It happened…a few months ago to be exact.  Charlotte turned one!  I cannot believe I how quickly the time has gone by.  Let alone get over the fact that this little bean literally gets cuter by the second! How is that possible?  Can you be too cute?  I have been blessed getting to stand on the side lines and watch her grow this first year, hearing about first bites, sleepless nights, first steps and the occasional cold and I cannot imagine what the next years are going to be like but I am so happy I have a front row seat.  Happy Birthday Bean! xo Auntie
Isn’t this Paris themed party just adorable?! You can purchase your own birthday/invitation suite on Etsy and customize it for whoever wants to take a little trip to Paris! Check it out here –> A party in Paris


October 31, 2014

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I must admit I am a little behind on my posting these days, but I could not skip over a few of my favorites from Charlotte’s 9 month session (from April eek!).  She is a complete doll with a personality and a half.  I have loved watching her grow this first year and I cannot wait for the years to come. #adore

October 3, 2014

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I dream of luscious dark chocolate that melts and swirls its self away as I silently indulge in a treat
I dream of long summer nights, engulfed with a hot wind that never ceases
I dream of cool crisp mornings accompanied by the sweet smell of pine.  Where the fog is settling just above the ground and is a sure sign that fall is on its way.
I dream of overcast autumn days that lead to snowy nights to welcome my friend Old Man Winter while I cozy up by the fire and sipping cider.
I dream of springs happiness and feeling anew, with a spring in my step as the world comes to life again and the birds sing gentle melodies that could stop a deer in her tracks.
I dream of all the things I wish to do but have not yet and fully know that all will come to fruition in due time.  But like the seasons of life dreams come in seasons of reality and take shape as we do.

Maya’s dream was not only to provide you with a treat, but an experience filled with fond memories of her childhood hoping you will create your own. All the while, her creations are of the utmost quality and from ethically grown cocoa bean farms around the globe that she visits herself.

Whatever your dream may be, I dare you to dream bigger, dream higher, and dream often.

Maya is partnering with Fruitful Collaborations and will be teaching the Art of Chocolate Making October 18th.  Learn more –> here 

July 29, 2014

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Had to share this beauty!!  I came home to the very best package today.  It was from Modern Wedding Magazine in Au, and had a copy of issue 61 which happened to have some of my work in it!! Wahoo! 
This was also featured on Style Me Pretty and on my blog.  All thanks to this amazing team!!
Photography: Chelsea Mitchell Photo ( 
Shoot Stylist: Oak and the Owl (
Wedding Coordinator: Twine Events (
Floral Designer: Oak and the Owl (
Rentals: Archive Rentals ( 
Linens: La Tavola Linens ( )
Gown: Lovely LA Bride ( )
Sarah Seven – Golden Lights
Hair & Make-Up: Cortlin Tortorici – 
Stationery: Copper Willow Paper Studio (
Cake: Sweet and Saucy Shop (
Female Model: Natalie Robinson (

July 21, 2014

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What a better way to start the week than a Feature on Style Me Pretty! I can’t think of anything that would make me happier!  Go here –> SMP to see the full feature!!! Or for more of Brittany and Ryan on my blog go here –> Brittany and Ryan. Happy Monday Folks!

July 16, 2014

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…in the process of downloading these beautes from the lab…had to share!!

July 15, 2014

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Galette in the making
Are you going to be there?
 go here –> Fruitful Collaborations, and be sure of it! 
Happy baking loves

July 11, 2014

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Wow!! I was so happy to stumble upon this!! I am not sure how it happened but I completely missed this!  It may be from February, but it feels like Christmas in July! To see more from this feature go here –> A Rustic Country DIY Wedding in Selah Springs

Springs, Brady Tx
/ Dress – Patsy’s Bridal/ Food – The Spread Pit BBQ/ Flowers – Steffens