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I love collaborating with other bloggers. In this case, Teresa O’Connor, the mastermind behind Seasonal Wisdom asked me to photograph a gorgeous Santa Barbara garden designed by Billy Goodnick.

In her blog post, Teresa is giving away Billy’s book, Yards, which is chock-full of useful information told in a really entertaining way.

If you’re a gardening freak like me, or if you’re in need of some helpful tips to get your garden back in shape, you’ll enjoy today’s Seasonal Wisdom post.

Isabel Lawrence’s Camera Phone Scavenger Hunt

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By now you probably know how much I love making images with my iPhone. Having a camera at the ready fuels my creative juices and gets me out into the wonderful city I live in. I often challenge myself to take a walk in my neighborhood and try to make and edit a photograph that I’m proud to share with you. It was on one of these photo jaunts that I came upon the idea of having a scavenger hunt.

I hope you’ll join Larry and me for this fun event. As you can see from the flyer, we are awarding the grand prize winner an ASUS 7″ MeMO tablet! Second prize gets their favorite photo printed on a gorgeous 8×8″ canvas provided by the wonderful folks at Image Source. Our third place winner will receive one of my favorite books, iPhone Mastery by Dan Burkholder. There will be lots more giveaways and surprises too!

Reserve your spot by emailing or calling us at (818)783-7252.

Hope to see you on August 11th!

If you’re a camera phone photo junkie like me, you might like this post.

Olivia’s baptism at Saint Sophia’s Cathedral

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It’s always such a joy to photograph at Saint Sophia’s Cathedral.

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This was an especially joyous occasion because we were asked to document Olivia’s baptism. Here she is looking pretty in pink and showing off her adorable smile!

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Olivia’s Dad and big brothers were looking pretty snazzy too.

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Everyone was lovin’ on Olivia! Her cousins eagerly took turns holding her and smothering her with kisses. She didn’t seem to mind the attention very much.

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It wasn’t too long ago that we photographed Christopher’s baptism. He’s grown up so much!

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St. Sophia’s is so stunningly gorgeous. It’s like being transported to Europe.

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The main event…Olivia gets dunked in the baptismal font. The baby is traditionally immersed three times to symbolize the three days Christ spent in the tomb.

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The number three surfaced again. It’s the number of times Olivia, her parents and godparents walked around the baptismal font.

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After the beautiful ceremony, everyone gathered at Rockwell in Los Feliz for a delicious lunch.

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Olivia let her hair down and enjoyed a little snack.

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Just a few of the gorgeous children in attendance.

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Rockwell is such a great place for a party. It’s so cozy. The orange kites add the perfect touch of whimsy. The dessert buffet was lovely too. Olivia’s mom and relatives stocked it with macarons and delicious Greek pastries.

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As you can see, the guest of honor had a sweet time at her party!

If you’d like to see more of Olivia and her family, check out these posts.

Props by Isabel Lawrence, our new venture

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You may not know this about me, but I’ve always been a bit of a pack-rat, or as I like to think of it, a collector and curator of really cool stuff. After many years of storing said treasures, I’ve decided to make them available for rent for photo shoots and events.

In addition to items like: french burlap chairs, a handmade wooden rope swing, and vintage luggage, there will also be a variety of backdrops available for very reasonable rental rates. If any of you have ever looked into renting a backdrop, you will have discovered that the exorbitant fee may be easily absorbed in big budget commercial or fashion shoots but is utterly prohibitive for the kinds of shoots that most of us do.

So if you are looking for a gorgeous feathered headpiece to liven up your next engagement sitting or a trio of footed milk glass serving dishes for your child’s birthday party, check us out. You can browse our collection on Facebook at PropsByIsabellawrence. I’ll be adding new items regularly so be sure to check back often and of course, a “Like” would be most appreciated!

Happy Independence Day!

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Hope you all have lots of fun in the sun today!

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