Thursday, May 27, 2010

NieNie, Arizona and Smeeks...a winning combination!

We've been prepping for weeks for our shoot with NieNie and her family at one of her favorite spots in Phoenix, SMEEKS. We've had phone conferences, made special crafts, engaged all things HOLIDAY and listened and learned intently about Stephanie's traditions, favorite shopping spots and Christmas memories. We'll be braving some hot, Arizona weather - with cameras and computers in hand - and we are looking forward to just visiting and meeting and sharing. Our color palette is derived from the SMEEKS store and we have been visiting places like Anthropologie, picking out just the right table-top pieces to highlight Stephanie's style and the projects her kids will be crafting. It is going to be an amazing time and our photo shoot will be like a holiday scrapbook to share with everyone. Georganne Bryant, the owner of Smeeks has been lovely and accommodating and so gracious about our descending upon her shop and adding to the busy atmosphere she enjoys with all of her loyal (and new!) customers.

Stay tuned for details of the shoot!

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  1. Oh my goodness...what a lovely store! You now have me super excited...can't wait to see some peeks of this shoot. xoox

  2. I just wanted to stop by and say that Stephanie is in the hospital again, her husband Christian is updating her blog to let us know how she is going. She has to have another surgery in the morning. I posted a few days ago and asked people to send her a card. Her mailing address is on her blog. Maybe you could write something too and ask people to pray for her speedy recovery.


  3. This is an amazing little store. Can't wait to see your pictures!

  4. Smeeks is awesome, but it's in Phoenix, not Scottsdale.


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