Saturday, October 18, 2014

Apple Picking Forever

Last year I went apple picking with Penelope's school class for the first time ever when we were living in New England. I was so excited about it and I knew that it would be the thing I missed most about living there so I hunted down a little apple orchard here in our town so we could recreate the experience (except I have to admit it's way better in New England because cider donuts…). We picked a basket full of apples and had big plans to make things. Apple pie…caramel apples…apple cake…all the good stuff. Next year Emerson will be able to walk around and pick with us. Can't wait!

Just wanted to share a few photos from our little trip because they turned out beautiful. Penelope just lives for this kind of stuff (and not-so-secretly so do I). Although the fall atmosphere, weather and cider donuts are better in New England I sure do love living in Arkansas. Surprises me every day.


Friday, October 17, 2014

Senior Session with Makayla | Clarksville Arkansas Photographer

Here are a few photos from a senior session I photographed back in September. She showed up in this killer outfit and that cute hat looking gorgeous and photographing her was a breeze. We had fun exploring spots downtown Fort Smith Arkansas despite it being cloudy and misty all throughout the day. It was a pleasure to photograph Makayla she's a beauty.

- Erin

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

DIY Gold Leaf Garland

I made this quick and easy little garland for my fall mantel this season. We recently finished painting the fireplace and I hadn't start decorating it at all so I thought fall was a good place to start. Here's how I made it:

You'll need -
Silk Leaves
Gold spray Paint
Hot Glue
Acrylic Paint

First spray paint your leaves gold, takes a couple of coats back and front. Next paint some leaves with gold paint at the ends. Once that dries use white or cream paint to paint dots, stripes and designs to your liking. Then start tying on leaves (as many or as little as you'd like) and every few spaces between the leaves tie in a few painted feathers (I used hot glue to secure the knot around the leaves). Make the garland as long as you need and then hang. Super easy and quick!



Tuesday, October 14, 2014

First Fall Session of the Season

I want to start sharing some sessions from my photography business Erin Wilson Photography here in Arkansas. I thought I'd start with my first family session of the season from a couple weeks ago. The light was INCREDIBLE and we seriously had so much fun. This is the Holman family and I've had the pleasure of getting to know them well since living here. They were awesome to photograph and they totally teased me when I made them walk out into this crazy wild fall field to get 'the shot.' All worth it correct? Dreamy, golden and flowery…LOVE.

This coming weekend kicks off all my full weekends of sessions and all the fall goodness. After finishing up several senior sessions (I'll share a couple soon) I'm on to fall family fun and I'm looking forward to it. I'm so happy I decided to finally start a photography business. It's been SO fulfilling and taken off better than I could have even expected. I'm one happy lady these days.

Hope you enjoy!