Wise words from my dad on Father's Day

My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person: He believed in me.
— Jim Valvano

Happy Father’s Day to my personal chef, business advisor, protector, comedian, and role model. My dad is one of a kind. He does generous acts when no ones watching, treats everyone with kindness, and is a hard worker for everything he has. I can’t think of another man who even compares!

I asked my dad for some life and business advice to share with you all below:

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Advice for life:

  1. Be kind

  2. Do something nice for someone everyday

  3. Live one day at a time and enjoy it

Advice for business: 

  1. Build relationships!

  2. Sometimes more than not it's who you know not what you know! 

  3. Giveback

  4. Never forget where you came from


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So again, Happy Father's day to my dad and all the other amazing dads in the world! 

What do I get my bridesmaids?!

Choosing your bridesmaids for your big day is so important! Choosing what to get them is equally as important. If you love your ladies as much as Leslie loves Ann- here are some ideas to get you started on finding the perfect gift! 

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JEWELRY//

Diamonds are a girls best friend! You can never go wrong visiting Etsy for cute jewelry ideas. One of my favorite jewelers is a local Seattle babe with beautiful pieces, La Objeteria. Barbara Magana Perez is the girl boss behind gorgeous feminine designs that will make your bridesmaids swoon! 

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GIFT BASKETS//

If you're like me and you can't wrap- gift baskets are another great option! One of my super sweet Instagram followers Meredith Hallinan (@meredithhallinan) suggested the Seattle based company Wish and Pink! Wish and Pink's motto is, "Luxury gifts for extraordinary events." And their work is GORGEOUS! You'll be on their site forever looking through all the beautiful boxes! 

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AN EXPERIENCE// 

Instead of getting your girl gang a present, you could treat them to a girls night out! Do a wine tasting, painting class, spa day, or my personal favorite- flower arranging! Alicia's table brings women together to learn new skills, and live a social and creative lifestyle. You can all celebrate your engagement by making your first memory as a bridal party! 

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I hope these ideas jumpstart your search for the perfect gift! Congrats on your big day and happy shopping <3 

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Out with the old and in with the new!

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My new site and branding is here! WOO HOO! 

I have been working so hard on designing my new site- and it's actually done! I also got new branding from the very talented Ink + Laurel. Check out this amazing girls work here! I hope you enjoy the new look :) I've been really busy shooting all over the place I'm so excited to finally launch the new KEP! Sneak peeks are coming soon from my recents shoots so keep an eye out on the blog and on social media! Have a great week! 

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  Aimee and Evan exchanging vows before their ceremony.

Aimee and Evan exchanging vows before their ceremony.