Lake Tyler Petroleum Club | Bridal Suite Redesign

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A few months ago, the ladies at the Lake Tyler Petroleum Club contacted me to consult the new design of the Harbor Landing Bridal Suite. Before, the suite was useful, but didn’t feel romantic or pretty. But after, ya’ll! Natural light, monochromatic patterns, modern elements and subtle pops of color make all the difference. Bring on the brides! Venue: Lake Tyler Petroleum Club Photographer: Matthew Hogan Stylist: Me

4 Tips for Hosting the Perfect Shower

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Bridal showers and baby showers… just about every gal out there has helped host one, right? And just about every gal out there has thoughts on how to do it best. Or at least they think their way is best… am I riiiight? Below are a few ideas on how to keep everyone happy while also keeping the design simple and cohesive. Take notes from one of my past clients out of Tyler – she had the right idea! 1. […] Continue Reading

Eclectic Modern Great Room | Phillips Family

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This just might be the best birthday gift idea ever… a couple of weeks ago I was contacted by Zack, a husband wanting to surprise his wife Kristen with a newly designed living/great room for her birthday.  Y’all, seriously, is that not what every girl would want!?!  Impressive, right?  And it was all his idea!  They moved into their new home over 4 years ago, with newborn twins and a toddler… so of course busy baby life happens and suddenly a […] Continue Reading

Bright and Bohemian | Stone Oak Ranch

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Lavender, coral, red, blush, tangerine, gray and navy… this color palette is full and vibrant, and I love it!  Using layers of color in your florals can build richness and depth.  And who doesn’t want that?  La Bella Blooms took what was in my mind and ROCKED IT.  Photography by Gema captured it wonderfully, and without a doubt, Stone Oak Ranch’s new pond ceremony cite made this shoot complete.  Many of the elements that made this shoot so detailed and perfect are from Pursuing […] Continue Reading

The Truth About Why I Split

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A question for the dreamers out there- How often do things go exactly the way you envisioned?  Never?  Then to you I say, Congratulations!  I’ve determined one sign of a successful small business is to stay flexible and leave room for growth and change.  Some aspects may be just as you predicted, but usually the areas that end up evolving can be one of your biggest strengths as a business.  In November of last year I launched Kristal Childs as […] Continue Reading

5 Ways to Create a Refined Outdoor Event

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The great outdoors can provide a backdrop that no venue or rental collection can compete with; however, the venue and rentals you choose matter beyond measure.  Your venue and rentals can complete (or ruin) the effect of that lovely landscape.  Outdoor events do not have to be low quality or cheesy, but it does take a clear and direct design approach to make an outdoor event feel polished and stylized. Here are 5 simple ways to create a refined outdoor event: […] Continue Reading

3 Reasons You Should Hire a Photoshoot Stylist

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I know, you are a very creative and talented photographer, and you may be thinking, “I’d never hire a photoshoot stylist- I know how to design!”  This post may be for you. Three reasons you really should hire a stylist: 1.  Two heads are better than one.  A good stylist will listen to your vision and merge them with their own creativity to produce an outstanding shoot.  Remember, a stylist’s job is to make the photographer look better!  Your ideas […] Continue Reading

Hello, 2016!

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2015 was a wonderful year!  My clients were seriously amazing, and I am eager to ring in 2016 by working diligently to style additional authentic and original shoots, events and spaces.  I just love how each New Year brings new beginnings and the opportunity for a fresh focus! With the new year, Pantone has selected a pair of colors as the 2016 Color of the Year.  Although each year the Pantone color is considered purely inspirational for the party throwers, designers and […] Continue Reading

Arden Rose | First Birthday

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Christmas is so soon, and here I am sharing some summertime pictures!  But, I think you will want to see these. Everyone talks about the immeasurable love you have for your children, but I did not understand until God sent this beautiful ray of sunshine into my life.  And to know He loves me as His child… I do not deserve it!  Thank you, Jesus for making a way. Our sweet girl Arden Rose turned one in July, and we […] Continue Reading

Sandra Bianco Shoot | Dallas, Tx

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The Caporin family is absolutely precious.  When I began working with Heather, the mom of this darling family, I knew this photoshoot was going to be one you would just love.  They flew in from Maryland for this session, and got to experience Texas for a bit while they were here!  I fell in love with their sweet children and can’t wait to work with them again.  And being able to style for Sandra Bianco… simply a dream.  The rain forced me to do […] Continue Reading