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DRESS 1: Lovely Bride // DRESS 2: Lovely Bride //  NECKLACE: Capwell + Co // LIPSTICK: MAC ‘Snob’ // Atticus – ONESIE: Rags to Raches

We rented a studio recently to shoot some hair looks and the original plan was that just a photographer and I would go but then they canceled so David and Atticus filled in as my photography crew 😉 I was nervous how rambunctious Atticus would be in the studio and was super rushed and flustered trying to get everything done quick but was amazed how good he was. He just laid on the couch and drank his sippy while smiling at us and then would come over and hug my legs and play for a minute.. then go back to his spot. Every day with him is definitely not perfect but that day he was simply perfect and I couldn’t get enough of him. I love that he can “come to work with me” and be with me.

I wore these gorgeous dresses (here and here) from Lovely Bride for these shoots! They have the most stunning wedding dresses and bridesmaid dresses. I wish I had known about them when I got married! Sometimes bridesmaid dresses end up being the cliche, cheesy dresses but they have pieces that can be mixed and matched to coordinate or all match without looking like you’re going to homecoming 😉

*Huge thanks to Lovely Bride for sponsoring this post!

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  1. Hi! I’m thinking about starting a blog and was wondering what blog site you use?

    1. I use WordPress as my platform and Gadabout Creative designed my website. I hope that helps!! Good luck!! 🙂

  2. Do you mind me asking what size you ordered in the Grace dress? I’m currently pregnant & not sure if I should order my usual size, or size up to fit my growing belly. Thank you! You’re stunning!

    1. hi im currently pregnant as well. did you end up ordering this dress? what size did you end up ordering? usual size or a size up?

      1. I am sorry I am just seeing this Britt. I got a size small 🙂 I didn’t go up.

    2. Thanks so much!! And I am so sorry I am just seeing this 🙁 I got it in a size small. xoxo

  3. Oh my goodness. Somehow I missed this blog post earlier this week, and I’m so glad I found it! First of all, I just can’t get enough of Atticus, and how sweet he is. David is just amazing at capturing A’s love for you! And if you are the one that takes most of the photos of your two guys together, then you are amazing at it as well! So much love and happiness. Also, you look just gorgeous in these photos. Those dresses, and your hair, and just YOU! haha. Okay, I’m done 🙂

  4. I tried this hairstyle expecting a disaster but it was actually a revelation! I’m terrible at hair styling so I have my hair down or in a pony-tail everyday. Even straightening it is adventurous for me! But I tried this dutch braid anyway as I was bored and actually did it in UNDER three minutes! It was surprisingly easy and I got a ton of complements. As I have naturally very thick blonde hair I didn’t pull it out too much but it still looked full with the bonus of being neater. Unfortunately, ‘messy’ hair-styles look terrible on me so the fact I was able to make this still look neat means I’ll definitely be doing it again. So thank you Amber for making this tutorial! It has made me embrace braids and realise that with a bit of practise, even the worst hairstylists can make their hair look cool and like they’ve put in a lot of effort.


    P.S: you look great in this blog post- as always!!

  5. Do you use falsie lashes? If so, which one? They look amazing! And your hair is to die for!

  6. I am very happy to be here because this is a very good site that provides lots of information about the topics covered in depth. Im glad to see that people are actually writing about this issue in such a smart way, showing us all different sides to it. Please keep it up. I cant wait to read whats next.

    1. Yay!! I am so happy to hear that 🙂 Thanks so much for following along!! Stay tuned for more!! xo

  7. Wow! Both dresses are gorgeous, I was expecting them to be at least four times as much as they are when I clicked on the links. What good deals. Will have to keep this site in mind for the future…


    1. Thanks so much!! I am happy you like them 🙂 And I agree!! They are so reasonable!! Thank you for reading!! xo

        1. Wow you are so sweet!! Thank you! I appreciate the support!! 🙂 Love ya!! xo

  8. So beautiful as always!! You two are such a wonderful pair! My hair is not nearly as long as yours, but I will need to try this out soon. The tutorial makes it look so easy, and the look is so effortless chic! Love love love!

    New post up on the blog with my favorite sale picks right now!

    1. Thank you so much pretty lady!! You are too nice 🙂 And yes!! Try it out and let me know what you think!!

      LOVE your sale picks!! And let me just say how adorable your babies are!!! xoxo

  9. absolutely love the two dresses you are wearing!!! You look gorgeous in anything!!

  10. This shoot turned out beautiful! You look so stunning, I hope you feel as beautiful as you look! That’s so nice to be able to have Atticus and David come with and David does such an amazing job as photographer! I love the tutorial. Also, I saw you had put up an ADORABLE bikini pic on Insta but when I went to go like it, it was gone 🙁 I hope, again, you feel BEAUTIFUL because you look it!!!!

    xoxo Angela

    1. Thank you SO much!!! I am happy you liked it!! 🙂 And yay! I am so glad you liked the tutorial too! And oh yes.. I took it down for a few reasons 🙁

  11. Beautiful!! That Grace dress (the white one) is a dream! You literally look like a goddess in it. I love that it is actually in my price range too! You have been wearing so many gorgeous dresses lately and this is the first one that I went to the link and realized I could actually buy it 🙂

    Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you so much Jessica!! You are the sweetest!! I am obsessed with the Grace dress too! 🙂 And yes!! The price is really reasonable too!!

  12. So stunning (not surprising. 😉 And so wonderful you can spend this time with your little guy. I’m working on making that a reality for me too. Lovely images, so great that David captures those moments with A as well. xx

  13. Beautiful braids 🙂 I know what you mean about children and work, but the amazing thing is that your baby will be more self reliant and it will get easier to run errands with him and do a lot of new things you couldn’t do together before ???? that’s really refreshing and a great relief ❤

    1. Thanks so much Ola!! And that is such a great point!! I totally agree 🙂 Thank you for the kind words!! xoxo

  14. Love that silver looking dress- I’m thinking of getting it for my baby shower- how did you base the sizing! Not sure what size to get!

  15. I absolutely love it. I love how some of the pictures of you and Atticus look so natural. Your son is so adorable, I’m constantly telling people how you and your family are goals. Also I’m always trying your hair tutorials ( I often fail, but I do try). I can’t wait to see your beautiful baby girl and I hope for the best with you and your family <3

    1. Thanks so much Emily!! I appreciate the feedback so much 🙂 It’s so sweet of you!! I am so glad you try my tutorials! too yay! It takes a lot of practice, I promise!! Love ya!! xo

  16. How do you manage to put so much amazing within one post?! Great pictures, tutorial, and adorableness all in one?! I cannot deal.

    – Laura //

    1. You are too nice!! Thank you so much!!! That is such a nice compliment 🙂 xo

      1. I actually tried this braid today! Didn’t come out as great as yours, but it did the job 🙂 thanks for the inspo!

    1. Aww thank you!! You made my night!! 🙂 And yay! I am so glad you liked it!

  17. Awww that cute little baby bump is growing. You are so gorgeous Amber, you look like a greek goddess!!!

  18. You look stunning!!! I have an appointment at Lovely Bride in November to shop for my wedding dress…this post just made me so excited to see all their dresses!

    1. Thank you so much Tara!! And no way?! Yay!! How exciting for you!! Congrats on your engagement love!! xo

    1. Thanks so much Leanne!! I appreciate the feedback!! There will definitely be more like this in the future!! xoxo

    1. Thanks so much Quinn!! You are too kind!! And I agree, best helpers ever!! 🙂

  19. Couldnt be happier!!???????? so excited to see the gorgeous babyy girll and you doing her braids!❤️❤️ And obv i dnt have to tell how extra pretty you look like ALWAYSS!???????????? also pleasee i would die if you could follow my insta account it mostly is about your braids so i would really Love if you would!! Its mimaaxx
    Thankssss and loveyou????????????

    1. Thank you soo much!! I can’t wait for that day!! I am so excited!! And I will definitely check out your insta account!! Love ya!! Thanks for reading!! xoxo

    1. Thank you so much!!! And oh I know!! He is the best distraction ever 😉 xo

  20. SOOOO Absolutely gorgeous! I am so happy you got to bring little A along. What a great helper 😉 I love the tutorial as well!! All the best!

  21. these photos are so fun! I love the one of cute Atticus crawling up your legs looking up at you! too sweet! you always look so stunning!

  22. Beautiful photographs, your hair looks stunning like this, love the colour too! xx

    1. Wow thank you so much love!! You are too kind!! And I hoped you liked the tutorial 🙂 xo