upcoming event: Patchwork Show

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I’ll be at this fun, unique, crafty show this Sunday (Nov. 15) in Long Beach, CA with a table full of my art!

I participated in Patchwork Show last year, and it was such a cool thing to be a part of. It’s a great place for holiday shopping and wandering around by the water on a Sunday. Come join us if you can!

xo, Michelle

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upcoming event: Harvest Faire

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I will be at this cool event Saturday in Long Beach, CA with a table full of my art!

Join in the festivities and magic with old-world villagers and minstrels as they delight you and your children with stories, crafts, games, and music.
Enjoy the abundance of the harvest in the village cafe with homemade soup, bread, pulled pork and delicious desserts!

Visit our village bazaar filled with Waldorf arts and crafts such as beautiful felted items, jewelry, capes, fairy wands and more!

For more information regarding the faire call us at 562-434-8200 or email us at info@maplevillageschool.org

Come with the family if you live in the area! Something fun to do :)

xo, Michelle

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utah session: toddlers + an orchard

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I went to Utah on vacation and I did something I’ve never done: a travel session! I really love to travel, I love new scenery, and every time I travel I think “I wish I could get some kids to take photos of here!” So I reached out to my cousin’s friend Mari, who is a stylist, and asked if she wanted to do a session of her cute babies! I’m so incredibly grateful for the word “yes.” 

The littles were quite emotional during our session (that happens during golden/witching hour!), but they were still playful and adorable and I loved chasing them around. I loved the fall vibe that you just don’t get in orange county.

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Wardrobe by: free babes, happy hannas, duchess and lion, & wrare doll

ahhhh the cuteness. 

xo, Michelle

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if you’re interested in a session with me for you and/or your kids in Orange County, CA, visit my website or email me! maryandluna@gmail.com

peyton is two!

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On the fall equinox, we chased a newly two year old toddler and the toddler chased bubbles. This tiny nugget belongs to my longtime friend Nicole, and I’ve been documenting her life since she was born. It’s so fun to look back & watch her grow as my photography also grows.

Here are my favorites from our mini-session:

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Toddlerhood is my favorite.

xo, Michelle

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if you’re interested in a session with me for you and/or your kids in Orange County, CA, visit my website or email me! maryandluna@gmail.com

norway photos: part 3, Bergen!

The last installment of my Norway photos! I’m going to live in the dream of that country forever.

Our last stop: the beautiful city of Bergen and Hardangerfjord!

train from Voss to Bergen

train from Voss to Bergen

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the dream!

the dream!

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tiny little streets

tiny little streets

Bryggen, the oldest part of Bergen.

Bryggen, the oldest part of Bergen.

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The Floibanen, a funicular up the mountain.

The Floibanen, a funicular up the mountain.

view from Mount Floyen

view from Mount Floyen

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the top of Mount Floyen was my dream world. I was so in heaven.

the top of Mount Floyen was my dream world. I was so in heaven.

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Damsgard manor.

Damsgard manor.

found flower crown

found flower crown

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a pride parade!

a pride parade!

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fjord cruise through Hardangerfjord

fjord cruise through Hardangerfjord

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frolicking in Eidfjord

frolicking in Eidfjord

Voringfoss waterfall. a little snowy & beautiful!

Voringfoss waterfall. a little snowy & beautiful!

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just the prettiest place...

just the prettiest place…

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had to wear our Elsa & Anna bracelets, since we’re kind of them :)

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See parts one and two. I love you, Norway.

xo, Michelle

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norway photos: part 2!

I’m continuing to share my Norway photos! It’s been 3 months and I still can’t believe it was a real place because it was so beautiful!

Our second stop: the Oslo-Bergen railway to Voss & its surrounding fjords!

Oslo -> Bergen

Oslo -> Bergen

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Voss

Voss

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Flamsbana Railway from snowy Myrdal to the fjord town of Flam

Flamsbana Railway from snowy Myrdal to the tiny fjord town of Flam

snowy and very very cold. beginning of June!

snowy and very very cold in Myrdal. beginning of June!

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a little nod to beloved Field Trip (click photo for blog post)

a little nod to beloved Field Trip (click photo for blog post)

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the lake in Voss

the lake in Voss

Do you feel swept away by the cold northern beauty yet?

Check out Part 1: Oslo if you missed them! I’ll post the final set of photos next week :)

xo, Michelle

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norway photos: part 1, Oslo!

Three months ago, I was wandering around beautiful Norway with my sister. What we saw of the country left me in such a state of awe, from the fluent English to the architecture & design to the unbelievably unspoiled landscapes. Norway was an absolute dream for this nature-loving-hippie-artist. When I look at these photos, I’m swept away all over again to this cold, northern place.

I’ll make a post on each place I went. First up: Oslo!

oslo cathedral

Oslo cathedral

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oslo opera house

oslo opera house

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Akershus Castle & Fortress

Akershus Castle & Fortress

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chasing bubbles

chasing bubbles

the royal palace

the royal palace

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Damstredet

Damstredet

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Radhus (city hall)

Radhus (city hall)

Radhus (city hall)

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Nobel Peace Center

Nobel Peace Center

inside the Nobel Peace Center

inside the Nobel Peace Center

inside the National Gallery

inside the National Gallery

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Bygdoy island

Bygdoy island

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Folkemuseum

Folkemuseum

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Viking ship museum

Viking ship museum

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Fram museum

Fram museum

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Vigeland park

Vigeland park

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If you ever get the chance to go to Norway, do not hesitate to say a big YES.

More photos next time!

xo, Michelle

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