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Escape to Michigan / farmyard meets couture bridal fashion

I just flew in the door from spending a few days at a charming farm in Michigan. Anxious to share a few images before I leave bright and early tomorrow for another day of shooting in Buchanan. We've been planning for this weekend for a bit now and a big thanks to everyone involved! Tune in on Snapchat (LauraRoseDavis) tomorrow as we finish the shoot with another gown and desserts. xo - Laura

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Floral designers and their jewels.

 

Four day weeks are the wildest. I'm just getting back from a long holiday weekend and wanted to quick share a editorial piece Sasha and I shot last Tue.

60 degrees a top Gaslight Coffee Roasters in Logan Square plus jewelry to feature from our new friend Dallas Maynard had us on a high. Photographing our floral designer crush, Adina Fried from Asrai Garden, Bonus!

I love this crazy little job that is constantly changing and evolving with my clients and their styles. Also, if it could stay above 60 degrees the rest of my life I wouldn't mind that either.

xo- Laura Rose

 

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Views on either side of the lens.

 

It doesn't feel like long ago that I was shadowing photographers wondering if it was a direction I should be headed. I remember having so many questions (still do sometimes) yet endless energy driving me to try and fail and try again. 

I wouldn't have spent eleven years in this industry without the gracious artists who listened to my own questions, and fears and ideas... 

This week I spent a few days with Miss Henricks as my shadow. Seeing her curiosity and passion for photography reminded me how fortunate I am to share something so close to my heart. Here's just a bit of our time together. 

xx - Laura

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Design Sponge features EC images / Lake Forest coach house before + after

I was surprised to hear a coach house I photographed a few months back was featured on one of my all time favorite design blogs, Design Sponge, today.

Thank you, thank you for the feature I am once again humbled and thrilled to have such wonderful opportunities and creative minds to work with. Read the whole story on DS here.  xo- Laura

 

"When a family of four city dwellers fell in love with the original horse stables and sprawling backyard of a historic home in Lake Forest, IL, it felt, to them, like being in the country so near to Chicago. They enlisted Claire Rose Staszak, an interior designer and blogger at Centered By Design, to help set up a 700-square-foot coach house as their own homestead during renovations of the main house. The 1919 structure, which will function as a guest house in the future, was built over a large garage, and includes a first-floor entry with a second-level porch, small kitchen, lounge, bathroom, and two bedrooms. Claire, who worked her magic in another Before & After: A Logan Square Stunner for the Color-Averse, used local vendors and vintage finds to meet her tight, eight-week deadline. “The look we were trying to achieve was one part bohemian and one part modern,” she says, “With a dash of campy (think Wes Anderson Moonrise Kingdom).”

Claire went the semi-custom route by choosing several key pieces from MegMade‘s extensive warehouse of antique furniture, which were then altered to her specifications. She also commissioned reclaimed wood open kitchen shelving and a new bathroom cabinet from Foundre Made, which served to update the existing IKEA kitchen, for the time being. Finding appropriate lighting at the correct scale for the small coach house with its low ceilings proved to be a challenge, but sourcing from a mix of retail stores, Chairish vendors, and the Randolph Street Market turned up just the right fixtures. The custom kilim rug runner in the entry, the home’s most unique decorative feature, makes a bold statement about the relaxed retreat ahead as guests enter the space. Sourced from Alapash New Home, Claire had two very large rugs cut, and their edges serged and pieced together during installation, to create the look. “It was a bit of [a] giant puzzle,” she admits, “But everyone loves the results!” —Annie"

Photography by Everyday Charming

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Limited portrait sessions available - early bird gets the print.

Hi Friends!

Wow, are you still in shock of the 60 degrees that showed up yesterday?! IT FELT AMAZING!! As chilly as it felt to step out today to photograph in only 40 degrees it made me excited for warmer temps... which reminded me, our calendar is filling up FAST!! 

 

I'm still humbled and overwhelmed by the response Charming In Love (our elopement wedding brand) has seen since Christmas. It's wonderful (and exhausting) to be growing this brand however, it's taking a significant amount of time away from shooting portraits for Everyday Charming.

 

I'm both happy and sad to say, this year I will only be able to take 25 family and student clients.

 

Those of you early birds who have already booked, THANK YOU! If you plan to book - please do it soon so I can save you a spot.  

 

Warmer days ahead, Laura Rose Davis

 

Not sure if you're on my list? Send me a message: laura@everydaycharming.com / 309-696-5745 I would love to hear from you!

This post has been lovingly sponsored by our friends at The Lightning Co. 

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