Flamingo Flare {Wear it Like Charlie}

If you have a 5 year old girl then you know unicorns, rainbows, mermaids, and flamingos are pretty much all that you can purchase for them right now. Well, good news! There is tons of cute stuff out there right now and when I saw this dress at Target the other day, it was exactly what I had been looking for silhouette wise for Charlie.

It is SUPER soft, and long enough she can wear it as a dress with nothing under it. That is one of her main requirements right now. She will only wear dresses and Mommy needs them to be long enough her underwear doesn't show when she plays. She used to allow play shorts underneath but now is refusing those, so I have been searching for dresses a tad bit longer. This dress is also perfect for throwing on over a swimsuit since that is now her staple wardrobe for the next three months. 

If this came in my size I would totally wear it I'm so in love with this look on her. We, of course, also got the Unicorns&Mermaids version, because if you find the perfect dress for $12.99 you have to buy the other design immediately. 

dress: Target | shoes: Target | bracelet: Parsy and the Date

photography+styling: Hello Charlie

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commercial photography for fashionable littles
commercial photography for fashionable littles
commercial photography for fashionable littles
commercial photography for fashionable littles
commercial photography for fashionable littles
commercial photography for fashionable littles

Introducing ... our new Style Package!

If you have your own business you know social media is important and essential for success. You also know you need content daily and we have come up with a package that will give you images you can post that are professional, creative and unique to your brand. 

We recommend adding this onto your commercial shoot and you will get a minimum of 25 images that are ready for your to post. My background is in graphic design so when I take images for my clients I am always thinking of ways to capture the product but leave room for text or provide a way for the viewer to be drawn into the image. 

Here are some examples below of the images you would receive for this package. You will get a variety of flatlays, stacklays (flatlays with depth), and other creative shots based on your collection and props, etc. from your shoot. 

These images are from a shoot with The Blue Envelope and their newest birthday collection. See the rest of the images from that shoot here to get an idea of how we played off of their shoot images. 

photography+styling: Hello Charlie | birthday tee collection: The Blue Envelope

The collection has 5 colorways so we thought of a way to represent that in a "delicious" way using the tees as the ice cream

The collection has 5 colorways so we thought of a way to represent that in a "delicious" way using the tees as the ice cream

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We like to incorporate other brands in subtle ways in your shoot. We don't want to overshadow the product being featured or have your customers being confused as to what you offer. We generally style with accessories and props from other small businesses whenever possible.

We like to incorporate other brands in subtle ways in your shoot. We don't want to overshadow the product being featured or have your customers being confused as to what you offer. We generally style with accessories and props from other small businesses whenever possible.

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Stacklays are a fun way to create a unique image still primarily featuring your product but incorporating other products to tag and cross promote.

Stacklays are a fun way to create a unique image still primarily featuring your product but incorporating other products to tag and cross promote.

When promoting a new collection you need several images for social media to build up the anticipation of the drop. We want to make sure you have lots of options but keep your feed looking professional and exciting to your customers.

When promoting a new collection you need several images for social media to build up the anticipation of the drop. We want to make sure you have lots of options but keep your feed looking professional and exciting to your customers.

It's fun to have images that "tease" your customers before the full product is revealed. We try to capture these in unique ways so you stand out.

It's fun to have images that "tease" your customers before the full product is revealed. We try to capture these in unique ways so you stand out.

commercial photography for fashionable littles
commercial photography for fashionable littles

Stars and Stripes {Wear it Like Charlie}

You don't see the stars? Those are in her eyes. Yep, I said it. I love coming up with "American Pride" looks for my kids every summer because when you celebrate you HAVE to do it in style. We have loved celebrating the fourth of July in Des Moines and making our own little family traditions and one of them is dress the part! Here is one of Charlie's options which I love because it doesn't have to JUST be for the fourth ... you can wear this any day and look crazy adorable. 

photography+styling: Hello Charlie | jumpsuit: Zara | sandals: K&Elphy

commercial+lifestyle photography for fashionable littles
commercial+lifestyle photography for fashionable littles
commercial+lifestyle photography for fashionable littles
commercial+lifestyle photography for fashionable littles
commercial+lifestyle photography for fashionable littles
commercial+lifestyle photography for fashionable littles
commercial+lifestyle photography for fashionable littles
commercial+lifestyle photography for fashionable littles
commercial+lifestyle photography for fashionable littles

Chase Rainbows {Wear it Like Charlie}

Dance with fairies, ride a unicorn, swim with mermaids, chase rainbows. Words this girl lives by and I think we should all take her cue. I had a day yesterday that I just wanted to push the "reset" button ALL DAY. After dance class and a huge thunderstorm, I looked at Charlie and asked "hey...do you want to go jump in puddles?" She screamed in excitement and then looked at me to see if I was serious. Yep, who cares if you get dirty let's just DO IT. YOLO. And WOW, we need to do it more often. 

photography+styling: Hello Charlie | playsuit: Wrare Doll | boots: Hunter Boots

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commercial+lifestyle photography for fashionable littles
commercial+lifestyle photography for fashionable littles
commercial+lifestsyle photography for fashionable littles
commercial+lifestyle photography for fashionable littles
commercial+lifestyle photography for fashionable littles
commercial+lifestyle photography for fashionable littles
commercial+lifestyle photography for fashionable littles
commercial+lifestyle photography for fashionable littles
commercial+lifestyle photography for fashionable littles
commercial+lifestyle photography for fashionable littles
commercial+lifestyle photography for fashionable littles
commercial+lifestyle photography for fashionable littles
commercial+lifestyle photography for fashionable littles

Mini Joops {styled shoot}

I found out about Mini Joops through an Instagram post of a friend who had visited her shop IN DES MOINES. I was like wait... what?! We have access to amazing kids' brands locally?! And then I found out her shop was literally a block away from my studio. COME ON. I have since moved studios but now we are still right down the street from each other. We first did a shoot together last fall and for summer 2017 Malisa (owner of Mini Joops) contacted me and wanted to show off the new fun lines she is getting in that are HOT and completely selling out. Her inspiration for her shoot was summer, fun, rainbows, and more FUN. Cuz being a kid in the summer is JUST THAT. 

I immediately began thinking of props and went to the length of spray painting fruit gold for some pineapple bowling, finally made some cotton candy props I have been dreaming of for months, and of course had to incorporate a GIANT RAINBOW. We had a blast as you can see from the photos and the kids all rocked their outfits. 

Make sure to go visit her in person if you are in the Des Moines are down in the East Village or shop her store online at www.minijoops.com. 

photography+styling: Hello Charlie | hair: Ami Kordick

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commercial photography for fashionable littles
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commercial photography for fashionable littles
commercial photography for fashionable littles
commercial photography for fashionable littles
commercial photography for fashionable littles
commercial photography for fashionable littles
commercial photography for fashionable littles
commercial photography for fashionable littles
commercial photography for fashionable littles
commercial photography for fashionable littles
commercial photography for fashionable littles
commercial photography for fashionable littles
commercial photography for fashionable littles
commercial photography for fashionable littles

Little Adi+Co. {styled shoot}

This spring has been full of really fun and amazing shoots and this one is at the top of my list of favorites. I have been buying their bummies for my youngest, Miles, since he was born so when I connected with Adrianne, the owner and designer of Little Adi+Co., to do her SS17 line "Real Happy Kids" ... I was PUMPED. I knew she was going to have some really creative ideas and she didn't disappoint. 

She sent me her mood board and it was reminiscent of a country club in the 80's. She told me to visualize the kids having ice cream and hanging out and bringing back that amazing retro style we all grew up with. I began collecting props immediately and had fun styling the kiddos with tennis themed items, tube socks, and roller skates. We HAD to have bomb pops and ice cream to end the shoot of course 

Check out some of our favorite shots from the shoot and shop her line now available at Little Adi+Co: Real Happy Kids.

photography and styling: Hello Charlie | hair: Kelsey Goins

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commercial photography for fashionable littles
commercial photography for fashionable littles
commercial photography for fashionable littles
commercial photography for fashionable littles
commercial photography for fashionable littles
commercial photography for fashionable littles
commercial photography for fashionable littles
commercial photography for fashionable littles
commercial photography for fashionable littles
commercial photography for fashionable littles
commercial photography for fashionable littles
commercial photography for fashionable littles
commercial photography for fashionable littles

{ PRESS PLAY } a short film featuring the behind the scenes of the SS17 shoot by Hello Charlie for Little Adi + Co.