• How to Cope with Miscarriage and Pregnancy Loss
    Life,  Pregnancy

    How to Cope With Miscarriage and Pregnancy Loss

    October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, and the sad truth is, 1 in 4 women will suffer a miscarriage, still birth or infant loss at some point in their lives. If you are the 1 in 4, I am so very sorry for you loss and I hope you know, even though you may feel it, you are not alone in your pain, your grief or your experience. I too am one of those statistics. On Good Friday of this year, I was in need of a resurrection as I had miscarried our very first baby.   My Story I had woken up that morning at 6 am to heavy…

  • Kate Nelle's Salvation Mountain Maternity Shoot wearing the gold "Portia" Fillyboo Maternity Dress
    Life,  Pregnancy

    Salvation Mountain Maternity Shoot

    I have been wanting to visit Salvation Mountain in Niland, California for literally ten years, and we finally made the trip! When I found out I was pregnant, I knew we needed to capture some maternity pictures there and I’m so glad we did! I know I will treasure these pictures of me and baby girl for years to come, and I hope to print one and hang in her nursery. 🙂 To be honest, it was ridiculously hot here, and being pregnant only made the temperature that more uncomfortable! The 105 degree heat and piercing desert sun made it hard to really enjoy exploring this fascinating place, but we…

  • Los Olivos, California Elopement with Kate Nelle x Chard Photography
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    Our Santa Barbara Elopement Pictures

    I am so excited to share with you our Santa Barbara elopement pictures we took with the incredibly talented Rich of Chard Photo! He was so amazing and fun to work with, and made the entire experience memorable. We ended up meeting Rich in Los Olivos, California, which by the way, is the cutest little wine town. We need to go back! Rich took us through the gorgeous rolling fields of gold, and we found a spot near Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch to take these elopement pictures. The light and the colors were so gorgeous, and these photos definitely do the landscape justice. We then hopped in the car and…

  • Blogger Kate Nelle shares her gender reveal, surprise it's a girl! Wearing a pink Reformation dress sitting in a field of grass with falling pink rose petals for her gender reveal, gender announcement, long braid style, feminine maternity style
    Life,  Pregnancy

    Dear Baby Girl

    To our baby girl, You are finally here. I’ve felt your spirit strongly so many times. I’ve seen you in my dreams, running around in a diaper with soft curls of golden blonde hair, underneath trees of giant peonies. Every time I think of you, my heart feels full and I could cry, knowing one day soon, you will be mine. You will be ours. I finally found the father you deserve. He is good and he is so kind. I promise he will love you and take care of you, better than anyone I’ll ever know, because that’s how he takes care of me. You are so so lucky…

  • Kate Nelle Pregnancy 14 Week Announcement, Spoiler Alert I'm Pregnant Blaine and Bowen T-Shirt, Holding Ultrasound
    Life

    We’re Having a Baby! – Our Pregnancy Story

    AHHH! WE’RE HAVING A BABY!! It has been 16 weeks sinking in this baby news, and it still feels surreal! Pregnancy is one of the most beautiful, divine journeys and I feel beyond blessed to be carrying this sweet little baby God chose for us. This is literally my dream come true to become a mom, and I am beyond excited for this next season of life. I have a feeling it is going to be the best one yet! How We Found Out About Our Pregnancy It was 6 AM on Sunday, Memorial Day. I woke up, and had this immediate thought, “I think I’m pregnant.” For the past two weeks,…

  • Los Olivos, California golden sunset elopement session with Spell Bride Kate Nelle and photographer Chard Photo. Kate Nelle is wearing the white Spell Amelia gown, and husband is in a blue Suit Supply jacket
    Life,  Love,  Travel

    Our California Elopement!

    Will made me the happiest girl on July 20th, when we exchanged vows and said I do under the Californian sun! We eloped, just the two of us, to Santa Barbara, and it was absolutely perfect. Neither one of us wanted to fuss with a wedding or deal with the stress, planning, or expenses…that come along with it! We were simply excited to join our lives together and lay the foundation for our future and for our family. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps…

  • Spring Summer Style, Half up hair do, Scarf Hair Do's, Fossil Bag, Sanctuary Desert Peasant Top, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Peach Aesthetic
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    6 Things Making Me Happy Right Now

    Today I’m sharing 6 things that I’m really happy about in life lately! 1. Rising with the Sun! I’ve become a true believer in the power of mornings! I formed the habit to go to bed around 8:30/9 and wake up around 5/5:30 am to get a good work out in. Taking that time to sweat, move and do something for myself first thing, always helps me to feel more motivated, productive, happier, healthier and overall balanced for the day ahead! Plus, I love the quiet stillness and the beautiful light the mornings bring. It really is my zen time. 2. SUMMER! Yeah, I know Arizona in the summer time has the…

  • The Best Apps to Up Your Instagram Game
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    The Best Apps to Up Your Instagram Game

    In this post, I am sharing my favorite apps that will help you up your Instagram game! I use all of these apps regularly, to add style, function and ease to both my Instagram feed and stories. Some of this may be info you already know, but some of it may not! Let’s begin!     Instagram Planning:   Planoly This is an app that allows you to upload your images before posting to instagram and carefully curate how your feed will flow aesthetically. You can also add captions and hashtags in advance, and post directly from the app! It also gives you analytics that are helpful in your content…

  • Life

    Why Disney Ruined my Love Life

    I’m a recovering romantic. I blame Disney for convincing me that love was a thing of make believe and fairy tales. For instilling in me this idea of “Princess Culture” where beauty is the most valuable asset a woman can offer, and being sweet and submissive are her forms of charm. Now, I don’t claim to be a feminist, but with the rise of the “Me Too” movement and #Timesup, I’m beginning to see how women’s experiences (including my own) have been shaped by this culture. You see, for most of my life, I dreamt about being rescued by Prince Charming. You know the type. That dashing guy who swings…

  • Life,  Self Love

    The Year of Self Love

    Last year, my life had come full circle. After an emotionally exhausting 2016, the Universe and I were doing trust exercises. Like, if I fall backwards into the great unknown of 2017,  would it stretch it’s arms out and catch me? As I came to learn, the land after the fall was always soft. And the Universe had my back, whether I knew it or not. 2017 was a beautiful year, filled with new relationships, exploration, manifestation, and opportunity. It was a testament of  perseverance, love, hope and joy.  Of course, it came with trials and messy days and so many moments of self-doubt. But I never let it stop…