Saturday, May 2, 2015

Siren in Sequins











So I know that I have said this before and those who know me on a personal level already know this but... I'm a photographer... Yes, another one! ;) 
I'm getting less and less time to blog because of it but I'm not abandoning my baby just yet!!!
So let me tell you about this Naturally gorgeous girl named Melissa!

I started following this her on Instagram about a year ago and when I found out she lived near me I just KNEW I had to do a photo shoot with her!!!

I'm pretty sure she thought I was a stalker with how often I commented and kept inviting her to do a photo shoot!(Which I rarely do!)
Well I'd also wanted to do a mermaid inspired shoot and set my heart on this beauty as my 
Bohemian Siren.
 It took a year but we finally both had time and just made it happen!

From the beginning I knew that I wanted to do EVERYTHING for this shoot!
I have so many talented friends that I work with all of the time but I really wanted to challenge myself by doing complete styling from her clothes to her hair and makeup on top of the photography!
And I LOVED IT!!!
Of course it would be impossible for this girl to look anything but stunning even without my assistance but that's kind of why I picked her! ;)

It was rainy and cloudy that day but I kind of enjoyed the moodiness of it all plus it meant that the beach was almost entirely deserted!

A big thank you to Melissa for helping me with this photo shoot and for being just as beautiful on the inside as she is the outside.
I'm so thankful for the experiences I have been able to have and the people I never would have known without this job/hobby of mine.

If you're interested in following this total babe her instagram name is @lissagordon.
My personal account is @piperbydesign and my photography page is @piperarielle in case you didn't already know! :)

I'll be starting a website soon for my photography so I'm sure I will post a blog about it when I do! 
You will be able to contact me their for any business enquiries.


Those who are interested the earrings are Sorrelli but everything else minus the bikini top is from my personal closet and I don't think they carry any of the items! The pants were from a local boutique called Vita Luna and she may be able to order more I'm not sure! :) 

I hope everyone is having a nice night and is getting ready for Mother's Day!!!

xoxo
Piper Arielle

photos by: Piper (Myself)

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

I Spy and April Fools

Pretty little shells on the barrier.
Mom and dad being adorable.
The tiniest crab you barely can see in the palm of my hand.
"En Garde you savage"-crab
A cousin holding a sleeping Nephew.
Always a mischievous smile from my Grandma.
The sweetest stinker in the world.
I met this dog and now I want a dog with a beard.
Every night was a completely different and wonderful display of light and shadow like a watercolor painting. 
My handsome man on the top bunk checking his emails early in the morning.
  
Now for the story on how this handsome fellow tricked me twice on April Fools.

On April 1st in the afternoon he talked to me on the phone before going into work as usual. 
I told him I was so excited to see him the next day (when we planned for him to arrive) and I hoped he would have a wonderful day.
Later that night 12:00am I'm curling my cousins hair (that's a normal activity for midnight, right?) he calls me like he normally does when he gets out of work.
He's on speaker phone because my hands are full so everyone can hear him.
I ask how his day went and if it was hard, he says "It could have been but maybe I drove all day and night and I'm in front of the house right now."
Of course I don't believe him but get excited anyways despite myself, my brother starts walking out of the front door to check.
Everyone who was still awake at the time follows me to the front where I walk around outside looking high and low saying "You're not here. I don't see you, I don't believe you, where are you?!!!"
He then proceeds to yell "APRIL FOOLS!"
I told him it wasn't funny with a smile on my face and walked back inside where he popped out from a side hallway, I literally hit the floor (A habit of mine when my emotions crash, good or bad) and yes I had been April Fooled twice in less than 5 minutes!
I nearly cried but held it together just enough to jump back up and attempt to squeeze the sneaky son of a gun to death! 
BEST April Fools EVER!!!
He had coordinated everything with Megan just to surprise me!
The surprise part was great but I got to have my handsome man with me one extra day, that was truly the tops.

xoxo
Piper Arielle

Photos By: Piper (moi)

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Just Because

 So in case you didn't know... I'm a photographer!
I'm so blessed to live in such a beautiful place and to have the opportunity to do one of the things I love! I took this last week during a photo shoot for a few local businesses! 
Right place at the right time! :) 
 Because I feel like I've been slacking on posting family photos here is one from our Sunday walk!
My sister and her youngest one, This kid gets sugar 24/7!!!
 My Mommy and Daddy! I picked this one because we are actually laughing and we don't have very many pictures of just the three of us!
Oh how I love them!
Another photo from my shoot at the beach, One of the companies is called Blazzed barrels(you can find them on Facebook). It's a beach service where they set up and make bonfires for you on the beach! That way you don't have to worry about all of the paperwork and labor that goes along with beach fires! AKA less of a headache for you!

but anyways that is just a tiny bit of what I have been a part of lately and I wanted to share it with all of you! 

xoxo
Piper Arielle

Photos by: Piper (me) or a tripod in the third photo's case.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

It Might As Well Be Spring



Standing in what used to be my backyard and waiting to go to the Dentist! 
I remember my sisters, friends and I would pick these flowers and try to make perfume out of it!
Oh sweet imagination!!!

The weather here has been pretty all over the place so I never know how to dress accordingly!
I wore my coat when I left the house and ended up getting hot but later was glad that I had it because the temperature drop that night was no joke!
I hope you enjoyed my very chill OOTD! 
I post more frequently on instagram if anyone is interested my account is piperbydesign and my photography account is piperarielle.


Here's a picture of some of our cotton candy skies from a family walk.

sweet dreams lovelies...
xoxo
Piper Arielle

Photosby: Nancy(Outfit) and me(Sky)