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PHOTOGRAPHY: Ivy and Stone Photography
MAKEUP: Vivian Makeup Artist
BAKERY: Dippidee Bakery

When I was asked to be apart of a Fourth of July inspired photo shoot, I couldn't pass it up. I mean, girl time, cake, red, white, and blue! Did I mention the cake? This whole thing was just too much fun! Every detail was so thought out, massive props to the multitalented Ivy and Stone Photography! Of course before all of this action went down Vivian from Vivian Makeup Artist made us all look glamorous. It was such a fun evening, and it ended with me stuffing my face with one of THE best cakes I have ever had. I am not exaggerating. I am a sucker for anything cream cheese, and this beautiful cake from Dippidee Bakery was not only gorgeous, but had THE BEST cream cheese frosting I have ever tasted. It was super thick and creamy, honestly pure perfection. I could have eaten just a tub of the frosting itself.

Can I just say how much I love the American Flag? While I was born in Canada, I have been in the States since I was three years old. I was raised here, it is home. Obviously I will always hold a special place in my heart for Canada, so much of my heritage is there, but I will never forget how special it felt when I became a citizen of the United States. I became a citizen when I was twelve years old, and I love that I remember the whole thing. The ceremony, the certificate. It was a right of passage for me and it made me feel such pride for this country, and my home. I have a strong family history in the United States as well as Canada, and especially in Utah, so I have always felt connected here. I love the flag so much because of what I think of when I look at it. I feel a love for this nation, the people in it, and what we are striving for. I don't want to get too cheesy, but seriously, do we realize how very, very blessed we are to live in this country? I think a lot of us get so sucked into our own little worlds, our instagram, facebook, all the distractions and we can forget that sometimes. I am so thankful there are people out there protecting my freedoms and that I live in this beautiful country. I hope you all have an amazing Fourth of July tomorrow! God Bless America XO

Our photo shoot was featured on Style Me Pretty! I love their blog, so it was really cool seeing us on there :)

A GAZILLION PHOTOS AFTER THE JUMP! #sorrynotsorry


 
I think this picture is funny because I have never even had a coke before! But it is an American classic I guess right? :)
I love this one because it was a total candid and I was just way excited about taking some pics with an American Flag!

The beautiful ladies I got to stuff my face with... Jackie, Brittany & Katie!

PHOTOGRAPHY: Ivy and Stone Photography
MAKEUP: Vivian Makeup Artist
BAKERY: Dippidee Bakery


Also, a fun side note, our photo shoot was featured on Style Me Pretty! I love their blog, so it was really cool seeing us on there :)

14 comments

  1. This is just too cute! I love your candid shot with the flag! Happy 4th!
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  2. It's refreshing reading about your experience of becoming a US citizen and your love/gratefulness to this nation when there seems to be so much hate and disagreement going on in our country right now. These photos are so fun and I love how subtly patriotic they are.

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  3. These photos are so freaking cute! Such a great idea to do a picnic with friends. And I couldn't agree more with Beverly, it's nice to hear/see positivity about coming to America. I love this country and I agree- we are so blessed to live here everyday!
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  5. These photos are absoloutely gorgeous! It looks like it was such a fun shoot, what a fun opportunity!

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  6. all of the pictures are so beautiful! <3
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  7. Love, Love, Love these!! I need one to frame for 4th of July.

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