This year may still have a few months left in it, but I'm already looking back and reflecting on the start of the year. After the lack of weddings in 2020, there was lots to celebrate this year and I have so much work to share with you! January January is usually a slow period for me but there were quite a few fun projects that came up! Take a look
After way too many years, my website has finally received its well deserved face lift! What's New? A brand new homepage that finally shows what I do and how I can help you with your wedding and home decor needs! As you scroll, you'll also discover some sweet testimonials and more quick links to my services and inspirational blog posts. My Services page has been completely redesigned with each element receiving its own unique treatment. Some services needed multiple subpages (like my wedding invitation portfolio) while others just needed an updated one page gallery. I still have more images to add to my ever evolving portfolio so please check back soon and in the meantime, enjoy 20% off to my Etsy shop with the coupon code: SAMSFRIEND20. Valid thru August 10.
Every year I strive to create unique gifts for Mother's Day, but not just for my mom! Luckily for you, I love creating gifts for YOU to give the mothers in your life too! I collected a few of my favorite items—that you can purchase today—that I guarantee will make the moms in your life, whether that's your own mom, your wife, your grandmother, or someone else uniquely special to you, smile straight from the heart! 1. Watercolor Family Portrait A watercolor painting turns your photos into works of art! Whether you want to use a professional photo or snapshot from your phone, using a photo that you love puts more emphasis on the sentimental bond of love between the mother and child, or grandmother and grandchild (hint, hint!!). These watercolor portraits are always a hit! This past year, I was able to create portraits for wedding anniversaries, after infant and pet loss, for families who couldn't see each other during lockdowns but wanted a full family portrait, for a family with all their foreign exchange students from over the years, and so many more. I feel so honored to be invited into these moments and create these special keepsakes. I am completely