Wednesday, February 26, 2014

links, links, lots of links

Ok, so not everything about this blog is completely different from the last. I'm still sharing links that I absolutely love and therefore feel the need to share. So enjoy, I did!
 Gotta love texts between me and my momma.

My friend and coworker is in a band. Check out their awesome music here!  Ps how badass is it that she's the only girl?? Love it.

This diy video has so many great things: a diy on light switch plates (which finally has given me the perfect idea for mine!!!), the girls with glasses, glitter, and of course, Candace Cameron Bure! 

Just discovered this picture editing site. I love their additions!!

It's that time of year again.... The Homies from Apartment Therapy are back and nominating and voting have started. So many great blogs to read, I can hardly wait!!!

I really adore this lady's blog and fashion and so of course I was extremely excited to see some pieces of her wardrobe on goodsie (long with her e-courses!!)! 

This is my absolute dream! I want this in a house for sure! Can't wait to see the progress!

 This blog is full of colorful and beautiful photographs. A definite inspiration!

Harry Potter themed party ideas....WIN!!!

And then there's this post about polka dot party ideas. Kind of perfect for this blog, don't you think???

BJ Novak wrote a book. And I can't wait to read it, but until then....there's a trailer!

Be back with more later!!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

montisano baby #2

My dear friends will soon be welcoming their second son into the world and I was so lucky that they asked me to take their maternity photos. Here are just a few of my favorites from the day (and by a few I meant a lot!).

 Congrats my friends!!! 
xoxoxoxo kellie

Friday, February 21, 2014

callahan family photos

Okay, yes it's been several months since I took these; however, I have my reasons. One of which being that I wanted to wait until my friend got her Christmas cards out to loved ones before I put them up online. Then I took a bit of a hiatus from blogging. But what a perfect first photo shoot to post here on my new blog!!!

 I absolutely adore this couple. She is one of my closest friends and he is one of the sweetest guys. Together they are one of my favorite couples and you can see the love they have for each other even in their photos. Love it. Love them! 

Hope you enjoyed the [late] photos. 

And if you want to see more of my work, I've updated my photography tab/page (on the top of my blog page) or you can see it here
xoxo, kel

Thursday, February 20, 2014

abc's of photos

Photography is more than a hobby to me, it's a passion. And while I am still learning and trying to perfect what I do with it, I'm also trying to create photo challenges (that others can join in as well). 
I've already started the first one on instagram. (I'll be sharing them here every once and a while too). It's called the abc's of photos. Here are my first few....

 So there's a-d for you. If you'd like to play along, leave a comment in the post so I can see your pictures. And on instagram, just tag your photos with #abcsofphotos
Hope yall join in!!!! - kel


Thursday, February 13, 2014

addiction// polka dots

Part of the reason this blog is named "polka dots and photographs" is due to my recent addiction and love of polka dots. I started noticing that my closet was becoming more and more full of polka dot items the last few months. Then all of a sudden it evolved into a pinterest board and now I'm trying to figure out all the various ways to incorporate this pattern into my bedroom.
Here are a few of my favorites.....

Pattern 1, Pattern 2, Pattern 3, Pattern 4, Pattern 5

my new home

Hi all! I'm glad you somehow stumbled upon my new site. I know it's a bit bare now, so please don't judge it too harshly yet.

For a long time over at ...on the brink of something beautiful I had talked about changing things up and the possibility of creating a new space. While it's taken me long enough to decide what I wanted to do and how to set it up, it's slowing making its way into something new and great.

I do intend to leave my old blog up; however, I will not be posting there anymore. The time came for something new and I'm looking forward to a new start in this new internet space.

I have a lot of new things in mind for this blog and I hope that you'll find your way back here to check them out. Since I am hoping to make my photography work the centerpiece of this space, a lot of the new features will include photographs. I want this place to be light, fun, and full of my personality. Stay tuned!!!!!