HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, LOVE JORD Watches

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It’s that time of year again. No, not Christmas (even though that’s creeping slowly towards us), but it’s coming up on our six (SIX) year wedding anniversary!! I struggle to by my husband gifts every year no matter the occasion, but when I learned that the traditional anniversary gift for year six was Iron and Wood a JORD wood watch seemed like THE perfect gift to give my man.

Sure I could have waited until our anniversary but this was more my style. The watch is masculine and sexy. It’s light weight and durable. It’s subtle on his wrist, yet still makes a statement when he wears it. I love the intricate details of his JORD watch, like I love the intricate details of him. Whenever he’s worn this out of the house we get nothing but compliments and it’s definitely a conversation starter.

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The Dover Series is made with natural Zebrawood and Dark Sandalwood to create a stunning masterpiece for the wrist. The watch is pretreated with tung oils and is splash proof. JORD offers engraving now and although I didn’t snag this option, I wish I would have. I love that when my Husband wears his JORD watch he is reminded that like a wood watch, our love is durable and timeless.

If you are looking for the perfect gift for the man in your life, why not consider JORD. They make quality watches, and offer plenty of styles to choose from. They even make gift giving simple, by delivering the watch in a beautiful wood box .

Image result for giveawayI want to offer you a chance to win $100 towards the purchase of your very own JORD wood watch. Entering is easy and everyone is a Winner. Those that enter will automatically receive a $25 credit to JORD via an e-giftcard. Simply click HERE!!! Giveaway will close on August 13, 2017 and the winner will be notified within 48 hours.

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LIFE LATELY…IN PICTURES

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Hey y’all! I know, it’s been awhile but to be honest it’s been a VERY hectic, chaotic and transforming couple of months.  From March to July there have been a lot of of challenging moments, both in good and bad ways.  We’ve been traveling a lot, whether that’s meant airplanes or just around the Bay Area for work or to explore the area.

With the kids out of school for only another two weeks we are trying to keep everyone busy and worn out.  Thankfully, for our first summer in California it hasn’t been as hot as we thought it would be.  That’s not to say that it hasn’t been hot (111 degrees, hot!) but it’s been manageable, I think mostly due to the lack of humidity.

June got off to a BANG with the removal of my gall bladder around the first week of the month.  Thankfully I had time to recover before my birthday which David surprised me with a trip to Yosemite with the kiddos and my mom in tow.  June was also the month of re-branding for my company.  P. Chevalley Photography is now P. Chevalley Artistry offering photographer AND makeup artistry now.

Caleb is potty training and the girls are officially diaper free (even at night time!) which means we will soon be rid of diapers all together (praise Jesus!).  We still have a lot going on for the remainder of the year but for now things have settled a bit and we are content with that.  We’ve continued to have family visit and stay close to David’s cousins living in Monterey.  While we have some big challenges and life changes coming up, I know we can tackle it, because we will be together.

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A New Look…

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Noticed some changes around here? Maybe some big ones? As in a NEW NAME? Thats right…Goodbye P. Chevalley Photography and welcome to P. Chevalley Aritstry. I’ve honestly been stressed and had so much anxiety surrounding a name change…And if I think about it any longer, I wont do it. So I pulled the trigger, and its done! I am so excited for the change and feel its much needed. Want to know why? Check it out below!

Reason #1 – After doing photography for the last 3 years, I’ve finally (and fully) walked into a new career path adding Makeup Artistry into my services. Not only do I have a passion for it, but I also have 3 kiddos to care for. I want my focus to be on them. And I want to be able to share with all of you.

Reason #2 – I want to be a well rounded human being, not just in my life but in my business.  There are not many photographers also offering makeup services (or they freelance out).  This new opportunity gives my clients a chance to spend time with me both in front of and behind the lens. And I do truly enjoy spending my time with all of you.

Reason #3 – I want to share all things motherhood, lifestyle, family, beauty and honestly anything else that I want. My clients are from all different walks of life, some of you are photography, some are family but most are here because they love the creative process and want to share it with me.

Reason #4 – I am now a Licensed LipSense (SeneGence) Distributor and I’d love to continue sharing my love of makeup and beauty with everyone.  Should you need any products, let me know! (#363746).

So, welcome & enjoy. And thank you for all your love and support all these years…#Boom

CARLSON NEWBORN SESSION

Sweet Jaelyn entered the world just a few days ago and she’s already growing so much.  This is what I love about photographing from birth, it allows me to document and visually share the growth process and how much she’s changed in such little time.  Big sister, Jules is still adjusting and that’s perfectly normal but she was very concerned every time her baby sister cried or fussed.  They will be best friends in no time at all.  I’m glad to share that mom and dad are doing fantastic and I wanted to share a few of my favorite moments from Jaelyn’s Newborn Session here…

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CARLSON HOSPITAL SESSION

Meet Jaelyn. This brand new bundle was welcomed into the world on March 22nd and didn’t even give mom enough time to get an epidural!  My amazing client Jill and her family were my first session when I moved from Virginia to California and I’ve loved watching their family of three blossom into a family of four.  I stopped by the hospital quickly to meet Ms. Jaelyn and introduce myself since we have a date for a newborn session in just a couple days.  Enjoy some of my favorite moments from her session below……..

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LARSON SPRING MINI

Meet Cole. This kid, he has that twinkle in his eye, and he is always getting into something! He is at that super fun age because little ones have this “whoaaaaaa….it’s a bigggg world” look when you put them in a new place. We met up at a local regional park and enjoyed the beautiful weather on an early spring day.  Enjoy some of my favorite moments from his session below……..

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LIFE LATELY…IN PICTURES

I’m currently trying to kick the most horrible cold I’ve ever experienced, but wanted to get some of my photos from our life lately on the blog in the meantime!

It’s been a big couple of months for us with moving to the west coast!  Photography and business has been amazing since the move. David stay super busy with HelloFresh and the kids are loving exploring their new city and all that amazing areas that surround it.  We are so thankful that family has been out to visit over the last couple months and that our cousins moved from FL to CA in Monterey and are close enough for us to see about every other week or so, we love having them close!  The weather is warming up in Cali (it was 80 degrees yesterday!) and we even bought some cacti to keep in the house since we’ve got lots of sunlight these days.  We’ve explored the city of San Francisco, walked the piers to see the sea lions, wandering aquariums, jumped on trampolines and local parks and of course, lots and lots of snuggles in between loads of laundry!

I’m feeling so much better as I type this, and just praying I don’t pass the colds onto the kids who seem to be in the clear as of now. Let’s get onto the photos!

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2018 PCP Senior Model Crew Application

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Being a part of the PCP Senior Model Crew isn’t just about “pretty pictures” even though it’s a major perk…It’s about empowering young women…building amazing bonds and friendships and having one heck of a time doing it!! Thank you SO much for your interest in being a part of the 2018 PCP Senior Model Crew! Below is all the info you need to decide whether or not being a part of the crew is for you.

So….. What the HECK does being part of the 2018 PCP Senior Model Crew mean?

Basically, It’s an ELITE group of high school senior girls chosen to represent P. Chevalley Photography.

YOU will be the FACE of PCP Seniors.

YOU will participate in a fully stylized group shoot with professional makeup and hair provided.

You will gain a sisterhood of girlfriends you would have otherwise never met (pretty much the coolest perk of the whole thing)

As a model, you will automatically be featured on my website, blog AND social media.

What do Senior Models have to do? What are the requirements? 

There will be 2-3 STYLED group photography sessions that each model is expected to attend. 

Senior Models are required to have their senior portraits taken by P. Chevalley Photography.  PCP Models will NOT have senior portraits taken by any other photographer. (The exception is the required school Cap and Gown– of course you can have those done and it’s not something I offer)

Senior Models are NOT to model for any other photographer, boutique or business during their senior year.

Senior Models MUST have parental consent. I value my senior parents and love to get the parents involved. They are welcome to come and experience each shoot and get together that we have.

What type of Senior am I looking for?

I am looking for girls who are comfortable in their own skin…

Fashion forward in clothing choices and comfortable in front of camera….

Young women with KIND hearts, FREE spirits and BEAUTIFUL souls…..

VERY active on social media (this is a MUST) Must have IG account and FB account…

Must be involved in extracurricular activities…..

**Senior Models are a reflection of my business. I will NOT tolerate bullying on social media, inappropriate images of nudity, suggestive posing or alcohol/drugs.**

Here’s the skinny on the investment….

Senior Models are required to pay the regular senior session fee of $400.

Since you were already planning on having PCP take your senior portraits, there is NO additional cost to be a Senior Model.

Essentially, YOU are getting 2-3 EXTRA photography sessions for the price of ONE senior session. Talk about an amazing perk, right?

Professional Makeup WILL BE provided for the “large” group stylized session and will be provided for EACH model’s personal senior session. 

Each Senior will receive digital images and a print release from each session.

What schools are eligible?

If your school is within a 2 hour driving distance to Brentwood, CA you are eligible. BUT you must be willing to drive to the shoots and get togethers (as they will be close to Brentwood, CA or other East Bay locations).

Will I accept everybody that applies?

No, There are limited spots available. 

I highly encourage you to be descriptive and show the “REAL YOU” in your application answers. The more in depth and personal you are…the better! I really want to KNOW you

You will be notified by email on APRIL 15, 2017. 

If you are not accepted, you will receive a discount that will count towards your session with PCP.

Once I’m accepted as a Senior Model……Then what?

Once accepted, you will be sent an electronic contract that will need to be signed by you and your legal guardian.

I will follow up and verify with your legal guardian via phone and address any questions.

Your senior session will need to be paid in full by May 1, 2017. If you need to make separate payments this is acceptable as long as session is paid in full by June 15, 2017.  This will secure your spot as a Senior Model.

Our first stylized group session will take place during July 2017.

These girls are not just “models”….They become a family. In our online group and through text, there is always constant communication, prayers being lifted up for each other in good times and hard times and pictures being shared. This is so much more than just a “model crew” even though that’s what it’s officially called……..

APPLICATIONS FOR 2018 PCP SENIOR MODELS WILL GO LIVE ON March 15, 2017.

I am over the moon excited to read your application! Be in touch soon!