"Be a PINEAPPLE: Stand TALL, Wear a crown, and be sweet on the inside."
Recently we designed our "Sweet June" dress. We were truly inspired from this magnificent pineapple print fabric we found. We have always loved the "Pineapple Quote" and instantly knew we needed to bring this to life. The Pineapple is the symbol of hospitality and friendship. While it is popular right now - it has always been very special to us. We just knew we needed to bring forth a dress that is as sweet as she is bold. All things B+L stands for. We love pink and princess silhouettes but we strive to always stay true to our love of all things bohemian.
The Pineapple also reminds us of life's challenges. Let’s face it! A pineapple is only sweet to eat if you can figure out or know how to actually get inside of it. Think about that for a minute. A pineapple takes some skill to actually cut it open but once you do - you are rewarded with its sweet inside. You have to get beneath its tough outer skin first. At first you might become discouraged or feel confused on how to attempt cutting open this beautiful fruit. But with just the right attempt you will succeed. This reminds me of the scripture:
Mark 10:27 reminds us that with God all things are possible. When we ask for God’s help, we dedicate our endeavor to Him. We admit that in our strength this would not be possible but we proclaim that God can accomplish anything through someone who is willing. We put God’s courage into our heart with His truth. We retrain our minds by taking the words “I can’t” out of our vocabulary.
Think of the Pineapple as this life lesson. It is intriguing but intimidating. You might feel confused at first but through attempt and and your constant endeavor - it is POSSIBLE.
Get to know CINDY.
For the last couple of years we had been watching photographer, Cindy Arthur, grow in her craft and have always loved her "shoot" style. Not to mention-added bonus- she has a stunning daughter, Emerson. Our "Sweet June" dress needed to be captured in just the right setting with someone who was just as whimsical and bold as we are. We are beyond excited with how, Texas based, Cindy Arthur Photography & Design, captured our dress beautifully. She truly had a go with this shoot. Dodging our Texas heat and endless rain - in addition to gloomy clouds we have had weeks in a row. But she did it. We had no doubt she would handle this shoot with great attention to detail.
Cindy has always had a love for photography and it truly shows in her work! Her father was a hobbyist and she remember's him taking their pictures and developing them in his own dark room. How many of you remember the film days and the dark room days? I studied photography in college for several years and I will never forget the smell of the darkroom. I admire that Cindy was brought up around the basics of photography. I think this is why I truly admire photographers such as Cindy - I understand the time they put into their work and the hours it takes.
Cindy has twins who were born in 2007, and she became obsessed with taking their pictures! She had the "eye" for photography but ultimately she knew there was so much more she needed to know! She got her DSLR in 2009 and took her photography up a few notches! Not long after people were asking where she had her kids' portraits done and when she told them she had taken them, she started having requests to take portraits for others. Since then, word of mouth, lots of referrals and a little help from her favorite marketing tool - facebook - have helped her get where she is today. BOY ARE WE SO GLAD she is part of the creative community here in Texas! Cindy is a proud Christ follower, Wife, Mother, Daughter, Sister, Friend and her most recent title, Photographer. Cindy truly is one of the sweetest ladies I have met in the creative community I belong to.
If you are located in Dallas and surrounding areas-I promise you- YOU WILL NOT be disappointed if you book a session with her.
Our SWEET JUNE gown can be found here
Cindy's Photography Website here
Her Facebook Fan Page here