Friday, May 6, 2016

Being Greek Orthodox our Easter is usually celebrated after Catholic easter! This past weekend we celebrated and thought I'd include some of the fun details form this year's festivities.

Had way too much fun making these baskets for all the special littles in my life.  Cannot wait for our bebe to arrive and enjoy all the traditions as a family!
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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Mother.  Grandmother.  Godmother.  Mother-figures...

...maybe it's because we have our first bebe on the way and maybe it's because it's finally starting to feel like spring in Toronto but I've been particularly excited to celebrate Mother's Day this year. While some might label it as a 'Hallmark' holiday I rather look at it from a different angle.  A wonderful way to celebrate all the mama's in your life both with us and up above.  Of course, we should be sprinkling appreciation to our mothers every day but I think it's lovely to have one day we get to show it a little bit extra.  There are no words to express the gratitude I feel when I think of my own mother, mother in law, grandmothers and godmother.  They are all strong, incredible women who have taught me more than they'll ever know.  I'm indebted to all of them for setting a beautiful example for me as I approach the beginning of my own journey as a mother.  I feel an overwhelming sensation of love and excitement and cannot wait to celebrate all the mama's this year!

For all the reasons above I was thrilled when Michael Kors asked me to collaborate again and create images for their Canadian Mothers Day campaign.  This was a fun photoshoot to put together as we were to be incorporating more lifestyle elements.  We wanted the images to feel bright, airy and inviting -- just like all those mamas out there!  I think my favourite piece to photograph were the fur pom-pom keychains you can also attach as an accessory to your bag.  I love how it dresses any bag up - it's often the smallest of details that create the biggest impact...not to mention they make the perfect mother's day gift!

For the photoshoot, I brought on board as models two close friends (who are in fact mother-and-daughter).  I also brought my own mama on set with us to snap some behind the scenes photos.  It was fun day of mother-daughter time and creating these images.  I hope you enjoy looking at the final photographs along with a peek into the behind the scenes of the photoshoot! 

Any Q's? Be sure to comment below and ask away!

Our first location for the shoot was Her Majesty's Pleasure
We started with blow-outs, mimosa's and ended with latte's and treats...

Gifting Tip: If your mother is anything like mine she doesn't always book herself 'pamper' time - if you're are going to buy the gift of a manicure/pedicure/blow-out get yourself one too and do it together! That way she'll be sure to use the gift and enjoy some relaxing time with you :)


At Her Majesty's Pleasure and having a final look over styling notes from Michael Kors creative team and my own shot lists I create before every photoshoot...

Let the pampering begin...

In case anyone is having a craving the barista at HMP makes the most delicious soy latte...

Going over the next set of shots...

Back at the studio tweaking every little detail...

It's all about those details...

Hope you all enjoyed getting a peek into the behind the scenes of the shoot.  Love what I do and love sharing the process even more with you all...

Lots of love

Let's be friends...

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Notting Hill Pt. III

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

As summer approaches I find myself in a full state of wanderlust.  Although we aren't traveling anywhere big this summer I'm thankful I still have lots of images from Europe to keep sharing with you all! 
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Monday, April 25, 2016

It's been a while since I've done a Life In Photos, lots of fun details and pretty images to share with you all today! 
Above, one of my favourite shots from my collaboration with L'oreal Lumi Cushion foundation.  If you follow me on 
snapchat (username: annawithlove) or Instagram than you may have seen it already! We did a peek into my life 
on the go and I shared some fun tips along the way...
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Monday, April 18, 2016

Just because I can't escape to Paris or the French Riviera doesn't mean I can bring a bit of parisian inspired
loveliness into my home and style.  Excited to be teaming up with Elle Boutique to show off a few items from their spring/summer collection!  Elle Boutique's claim is 'The Parisian Lifestyle' and this collection was inspired by the
French Riviera...let's all daydream of sunny long days on the beach filled with delicious food and of course beautiful accessories to go along for the ride.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

As I mentioned in this post, one of my favourite things to do (and my most popular package) are my website photoshoots also known as 'business branding photoshoots'.  I love getting to know so many incredible women entrepreneurs who are creating a business doing what they love.  It never gets old being a part of a fun re-brand. 
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Notting Hill Part II

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

In my opinion, being able to travel is one of life's greatest privileges.  I remember years ago being asked if you had to pick between living in a lavish grand home and not be able to travel often or live in a smaller home and travel throughout the year which would you pick?  I instantly answered, smaller home and traveling.  I cannot wait to bring our little bebe along with us on all our adventures.
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Monday, April 4, 2016

One of the most frequent questions I get asked is what I'm currently loving so I thought it would be fun to introduce this monthly series where I reveal what my favourite things are for each month! I got the idea from all the make up youtube bloggers I watch when I found myself constantly excited each time they posted a 'favourites' video.  Keep scrolling to the bottom where I breakdown why I love each product feature below. ENJOY! XO
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My Go-To Smoothie Recipes

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

I've always loved a good smoothie and if you follow me on snapchat (@annawithlove) you'll know since being pregnant it's become a part of my every day routine sorry not sorry.  I've gotten a ton of Q's asking for my favourite recipe's so thought I'd share my go-to's with you today! 
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Friday, March 18, 2016

Very excited to start this new series called 'Style The Print' where I'll be picking a popular print from our shop and giving you all some styling / decor ideas! I've been wanting to do this series for ages and after my new years 'goals' I decided it was time to finally get it going.  Enjoy! 
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Notting Hill

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Notting Hill, London

Without a doubt my favourite neighbourhood in London.  I could spend days exploring the winding colourful streets discovering new colours and imaging what wonderful people with incredible stories live behind each fabulous door.  I wish people in Toronto would paint their houses these fun colours! I have so many more images to share from this sweet burrough but for now I hope you enjoy these below!
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Life In Photos

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

I cannot believe how long it's been since I did a 'Life in Photos' post.  These are without a doubt my favourite to do, a place for all the random fun and girly things throughout my week! Below are bunch of extra images from other creative projects mixed with some snaps I take throughout my weeks.
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2016: Back To Basics

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

I love setting new goals and while I’m not a big fan of ‘New Years’ I love the feeling of the start of a new year.  I wanted to post this back in January but figured I’d give myself a month (or two) of implementing before I shared some of my goals and thoughts for the new year publicly.  Also, sharing the news earlier this week this post will make much more sense now :)
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