Tuesday, September 24, 2013

fall family mini-sessions

it's time to update your family photos! one day only, limited spots available both morning and late afternoon. call or email to book.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

travel thursday: le metro PLUS giveaway winner announcement!

le metro
dark underground i travel
weaving throughout the city...
like through holes in swiss cheese.
moving here to there
and then above ground on foot
the 12 line to 7
someone asks for directions in french
after only a few months i appear
as confident as a native.
i answer, in french of course,
emerging from beneath the ground,
the rose-colored hue of the city
blinds me.

le metro, paris, 2004, love holga

and now for the winner of the custom 11x14 art print of their choice: CONGRATS to amie glauser!!!!! woohoooooo! let me know your final pick!

and now... the ultimate winner of the shabby apple $50 gift card is: amy pugmire!


Thursday, September 5, 2013

travel thursday: le fabuleux destin d'amélie poulain

le fabuleux destin d'amélie poulain
obsessed. fascinated. inspired.
the story of amélie always moved me
i cut my hair short
dyed it black
ventured out for days on end
experiencing her world.
a little too much? perhaps.
but anyone who loves the film as much (or more)
won't find it hard to understand.
even in the real un-fabricated world
where greens and reds exist in normal quantities
and blue accents happen less meticulously
there is still a magical sense to the space
where amélie poulain's story takes place.

sacre coeur, paris, 2004, love holga

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

shabby apple giveaway + a special little extra something

i love to wear dresses and do so on a very regular basis. i love my dresses to be comfortable and fashionable with a vintage flair. sometimes i'm lucky enough to find one-of-a-kind vintage pieces. but when i'm not, i'm still pretty lucky since i can go find whatever else i need at shabby apple. shabby apple is an online dress boutique that specializes in vintage and retro dresses. if you haven't heard of them yet, or even if you have click here to go and see for yourself the super cute dresses that they have to offer. here's a pic of me in one of their lovely (and bright) yellow dresses.

so here's the fun part! it's time for a give-away. school has started once again, fall is just around the corner and it's time to offer one lucky individual the opportunity to win a $50 giftcard to shabby apple. please tell me you're excited about this?!
here's how to play:

1. to enter you must "like" shabby apple on facebook.(leave a comment here saying so)

2. you can get a second entry by following shabby apple on instagram.

3. for a third entry repost this giveaway on your blog, twitter or instagram accounts. when you do so you must tag both @shabbyapple and @caroleebeckham (you can get up to 3 additional entries if you do all three!!)

now... if that wasn't exciting enough there is a chance here for two winners. one will receive the $50 shabby apple gift card, while another lucky winner will receive a custom art-print of their choosing, taken by yours truly. as some of you already know i recently returned home from a dream alaskan vacation. on this amazing 10-day trip i took a lot of photos. most of which i have yet to share. but here are a few of my favorites:

4. so for additional entries go here to browse through my collection of travel photos. select the one you would want printed as an 11x14 and leave a comment here telling me the file name/number of the one you'd choose. it can be any photo from any collection listed.

5. final entry: share the photo of your choice on instagram and say: "hoping to win a custom print of this photo by @caroleebeckham " include the hashtag: #winacaroleeoriginal

with all these ways to enter the odds are ever in your favor!

giveaway ends one week from today at midnight and winner will be announced in conjunction with my travel thursday post on september 12th.

you may combine all of your entries into one comment or have them all be separate but you must include your email address with at least one of your entries so that you can be contacted if you win.