Sun’s out, fun’s out! I love Summer! Some people just have a favorite season, and Summer is definitely mine! Some of my best childhood memories were made during those few months of warm weather. We don’t get much of that here in New York, so it makes me appreciate it even more.
I have so many bittersweet childhood memories, but there are a few that stick out. I remember my sister and I pretending to be mermaids while swimming in our pool. I remember bike riding up the street to the deli to buy cat food for the strays, every morning. (Yes, I was a crazy animal lover back then too!) I also remember block parties at my grandparents home in Long Island. The delicious meals my grandmother would make, that would almost always end in ice cream or Jell-o, with strawberries.
There are still times when certain smells or tastes can transport me back to those very moments. Nothing is more magical than fireflies in the Summer, or a soft serve ice cream cone, after running down the street to catch the ice cream man.
The most important thing to me when it comes to my business, is making sure you have something really special to look back on. So this year I wanted to create something special, fun, and also something that reminds us of how important the beauty of youth truly is. Simple things like ice cream, are what make you happy as a kid. I don’t know about you, but sometimes, I wish I could go back and re-live some of those memories, just one more time.
Summer is for Making Memories – Daydreams and Ice Cream
I chose this theme for Summer this year because of what Ice Cream symbolizes to me. Life is short, and more often, we need to savor these moments. They pass so quickly! How I wish I could be a kid again, with a chocolate smeared ice cream mustache. And who doesn’t like ice cream? I have yet to meet one.
“The Art of Being Happy Lies in the Power of Extracting Happiness from Common Things.”
I put together some really cute custom sets to celebrate the magic of adolescence. Every set this summer will be a custom made set for all of your maternity, newborn, cake smash, and milestone photo sessions. How cute would this theme be as a gender reveal? Or even as a unique way to celebrate your baby’s first birthday! Forget the cake, bring the ice cream! Did I mention, I also bought 15 pounds of sprinkles so your little one can literally lay in a tub of full of them? (Because why not?)
Here are some photos from some of my recent sessions! I just love how bright and cheerful they are. Lots of colors, lots of smiles, and lots of ice cream!
*P.S. How amazing is that cake, made by the oh so talented Sam from Sammi Sweetz! Her cakes taste as good as they look!