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Behind the Lifestyle Blog: Fantabulosity Photo Shoot

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I want to be the first to say, that posing for photos by yourself in front of a camera, and a photographer, can be one of the most difficult & electrifying things I have ever done…

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Luckily, my girl from A.G. Photography helped make it a “fab,” experience by making me laugh, and become more comfortable as the day went on. Yes, I said, “day.” Like… “whole day.” That poor soul…

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I had told her that I wanted to “hang out,” and capture the things that I adore.
If you’ve been hanging around for some time, you know that I hold a special place in my heart for parties, fashion, my hubby & kiddos, coffee, taking photos, and blogging about all of it.

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That day, we started at “home,” and made a cup of coffee. 🙂
I put on my big flannel shirt, and sat on my big ole soft down comforter.

Coffee, oversized flannel shirt = Heaven.

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Where do you do most of your work?

I had an inner chuckle, trying to list in my head all of the places that I’ll plop down and get on my computer. But when work gets serious… the desk in my bedroom is my “go-to.”

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You know that “real life,” thang I’m always talking about? My second favorite place to “blog,” is on my couch with one of my millions of furry blankets. It wasn’t long, and my littlest, “little,” had to come join. He’s just the sweetest… and both of my littles completely distract me with their cuteness ALL DAY LONG.

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This next picture gives me the giggles, for a couple of reasons.
1.  I’m glad she snapped this photo, because it’s rare that I take time to get ready. I’m a mom, that rarely leaves the house. So it’s mostly pj’s, smeared makeup and greasy hair. This day… I figured I better at least get the curling wand out, and create my beach waves for the remainder of the photo shoot.  Besides, they are my favorite way to style my hair.
2.  I adore this skirt, but I forgot how stinking “tight,” it was around the waist. You can see my little muffin-top thang I have goin’ on there, from my poor posture while getting ready. Real life baby…
Perhaps… the “overage,” could be caused by the delicious obsession I have, in the next photo:

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This my friends, was one photo that I forgot my photographer was even there for. There really wasn’t any,

Ok Jessica, now do this…

I had the “Drool, over the sweets,” look down to a “T.”

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We made a pit stop by my favorite local bakery “MAB Cupcakes,” and scored a few cupcakes for the “party,” portion of the shoot. I may have {ahem}, taken home a few other sweets too, just for the heck of it.

I’m a party girl at heart. Not the “stay out late at the bar,” party girl type… but rather the:

We don’t have plans this weekend???? Let’s have people over. I’ll make the invites and get to work on the party favors,

…kind of gal.

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And then there was shopping.  I live in a house full of boys, so the minute I get a chance to stop in a boutique and do a little browsing for myself, and to update my wardrobe… I’m going to do it.
I wouldn’t call myself a “fashion blogger,”… because I don’t have enough confidence to tell you what’s “in,” but I will never hesitate to share the love of the fashion that I’m in to.

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This little boutique {Ophelia} in my hometown is the cutest! Clothing, perfumes, candles, hats, boots, ahh… a little piece of “girly,” in my life, that I hold on to tightly. We made sure to make a pit stop in there to see the latest goodies.

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Oh the coffee shop.  My second home. Bauhaus Kaffee, is for sure my “go-to,” local coffee shop where I can escape the craziness of toddlers & really hammer down and get my work done.

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You see that 5 gallon bucket of coffee?? There… that blue mug. It’s outrageously big, and I adore it. Yes, my latte gets cold before I finish it, but I don’t care. I just tell myself it’s an iced coffee at that point. There’s just something about a big ole mug in my hands while I work. It makes me “think,” clearer.”

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You know that “fashion,” thing I was telling you about? Oh baby… my recent love for shoes & purses have been a complete nightmare in my husband’s eyes I’m sure. The good thing??? I NEVER ever spend a ton of money for the two. I mean, the purse in the photo is from Forever 21, and I think was around $20? I can’t remember… but I filled you in on how much that was, and tell you more about my leopard shoes in my Shopping Recap.

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Oh snap… my gold glitter heels & jeans. Slap those suckers on, and it’s game on. You know, for a date night with my hubby.
{That more than likely ends at 9:30 because we’re both so tired. But hey… they looked good for that couple of hours.}

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The camera.  I can’t count the times I have accidentally left my purse behind at home, but remembered to bring my camera. It’s always a fashion statement of mine.

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I have NO desire to ever take professional photos for a living… but you can almost guarantee I’ll have my big ole bulky camera with me, at every outing.  
There’s just something special about capturing those unexpected moments, that you don’t want to leave up to an iPhone camera.

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How else would we end a day of my favorites? A chocolate martini at my favorite local restaurant, 12 West. The place where we walk in, and everyone knows your name. {I know you’re humming the Cheers theme song now. Don’t act like you aren’t. I am.}

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This last photo sums up so many things about me, Jessica… Fantabulosity.

I’m a sucker for a good party, an unforgettable day with family, and a day of “joy.” This picture screams, “celebrate life,” to me… and that’s JUST the way I like it…

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In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. – Abraham Lincoln

One last thought…

I am ABOVE and BEYOND thankful for all of you that follow me, Fantabulosity. If it weren’t for all of you, I’d be talking to the air… but your love and virtual friendship means the universe to me… and I adore you.

Until next time,

XO

Jessica Burgess

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4 thoughts on “Behind the Lifestyle Blog: Fantabulosity Photo Shoot

  1. Katie says:

    Love this idea of a behind the scenes photo shoot! You are so gorgeous! Wish we lived closer so I could follow you around for a day! 🙂

    1. Jessica says:

      Oh gosh! Thank you Katie! That’s coming from a gorgeous gal, so I take that as a huge compliment! 🙂 Have a great rest of the weekend!

  2. Loving this great look into a day in the life of “Fantabulosity”. So fun!! Can’t wait to hang out soon at BASH!

    Hugs,
    Chandice

    1. Jessica says:

      Hey Chandice! Thank you so much! I’m so sad… 🙁 I had to cancel my trip to BASH, due to my son’s health. I’m so hoping we can meet up again soon. Perhaps SNAP!?

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