red.

i drove a red firebird. thank you class of ’84.

when i was 19 i had the world’s coolest cowboy boots. like ever. they were red. i would drive around in my red firebird singing ‘mama’s don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys’. i used to declare joke that if there was ever a fire, i was grabbing the boots. the red boots.

our kitchen used to be red. it was actually a benjiman moore fabulous raspberry but the girls called it red. when i painted our kitchen white a few years ago,there was quite the mutiny.

my computer is red. i have red dishes. red gingham flatware and red wellies.

while our home is primarily white & cream, i love adding in a little splash of red , especially for christmas. i realize some of these images are old news but i kinda got all giddy with talking about red so a few shots are back for a repeat performance.

 

i scored these fabulous bowls from C.Wonder last week. clearance, extra 30% off and free shipping. they’re gone. don’t hate me. i spoke to my super friendly C.Wonder sales person and she thinks they’ll be back in the spring. speaking of customer service, i was blown away. these little cuties arrived less than 48 hours later & packaged so nicely you’dve  thought they were heading to Will & Kate!

C.Wonder is a super funky preppy new store. owned by Tory Burch’s ex.  a little controversy there between the two businesses but a fantastic shop nonetheless.

favorite red skinnies & a fabulous gift from a friend…gold sequin moccasins!

a picture of mom & me, circa christmas 1967

even brinkley loves red..

oh yeah. by the way. only 4 days left…ya’ll ready???

December 21, 2012 - 1:21 pm

simone - Gorgeous Paige! I had read recently about Tory Burch’s ex husband opening a store, didn’t realise it was the C.Wonder that you mentioned earlier today….I did take a look at their website though & loved it!!

Can you believe I own no red AT ALL?! I am taking part in a photo shoot in January & have been asked to wear one red item item….if only you lived nearer, I could borrow from you!! XX

December 21, 2012 - 1:26 pm

chrissi - love red too. and c wonder? my favorite new find. i pretend it is all monogrammed just for me. works for your caroline too. merry christmas paige and family. i can’t wait to see how you inspire in 2013♥

December 21, 2012 - 2:23 pm

Kim Hoben - That pic of you with your mom….it looks just like a baby Savannah!!!

December 21, 2012 - 3:43 pm

Tammie - Paige, every time I open you blog I always have a smile and are so content as I click to leave your blog. Thank you so much and Happy Holidays to your whole family.

December 21, 2012 - 3:52 pm

Michelle Whitaker - I used to have a red Firebird also (1987). It was the first car that I bought after graduating from college. I don’t think they make them anymore. Mine had t-tops too. I don’t think they make those any longer either. Makes me feel a bit old to say that. Anyway, it was a fun car to drive. Have a lovely day.

December 21, 2012 - 6:43 pm

Michele - This entire post just made me smile!! I wish we lived closer. Hope SMK arrived home safe and sound :) xoxo

December 21, 2012 - 7:10 pm

Amy Avery - Ooooh so love all your red Miss Paige. All of it! You have such a great way of popping in color that is just perfection! I especially love your photo of you and your momma. Precious! So, yep! Christmas is almost here and I am ready, but a little anxious. I am in charge of the Christmas Eve pageant at our church and it’s my first go at it. Got a wee bit of the nerves but it will be perfect as God will be in it all. Say a pray for me! Oh, dear friend, Merry Merry Christmas to you and yours! xoxo

December 21, 2012 - 9:01 pm

Suzanne - Paige, you MOST
definitely have a
red personality : )

Must be ‘cuz you
have such a sweet
and kind heart…..

Love all the peeks
of red, most especially
the shot of you with
your mama. Divine.

Have a very blessed
Christmas and the
happiest of New Years!

xo Suzanne

December 23, 2012 - 12:56 am

Susie - Love, love, love those red bowls. What a score for you. And guess what, I also had a red firebird as a teenager…loved that car!!!!

Have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!!

December 24, 2012 - 7:27 pm

Bethanie - Hi Paige…Im new to C Wonder as well, but just today I saw some mixing bowls (just like your adorable little bowls, only brown) at MARSHALLS :)hmm…maybe since the little ones were clearanced, they’ll show up at Marshall’s or TJ Maxx! I too have a pretty neutral pallet, but I love some red. It’s just happy! My daughter is getting the cutest red Kate Spade bag for Christmas, and Im so hoping she’ll let me borrow it :)!

Have a blessed Christmas, cannot wait to hear how Savannah’s Operation Christmas Child trip went.

xoxo

December 25, 2012 - 8:58 am

patty - it’s the perfect pop against all that dreamy white! one more merry Christmas to you!

December 26, 2012 - 9:12 pm

Katie - Hi! I think I have the cousin to your red metal side table on your porch. Check it out http://www.somethingtobefound.com/2012/10/the-sampler.html.

Your newest follower,
Katie

January 1, 2013 - 10:09 am

tara - red is one of my favorite accent colors, too.
love it.

and what a GOOD friend to gift you those gold sparkle shoes. :) she loves you well.

could look at your repeat pictures a thousand more times.

the laughter of a little girl and the love of a mother

earlier this fall i received an email from my friend jennifer, who i had met earlier in the year at The Pearl Event. she asked if i had a date open to photograph her daughter kennedy before christmas. since they would be driving down from tennessee to atlanta for the session i told her no way jose that i was so worried …that was so much pressure. a four hour drive ….what if the weather was yucky? what if the little girl didn’t think i was funny? what if jennifer didn’t absolutely love the photos?…i seriously was so nervous but agreed.

jennifer and i talked about a few ideas, one of which was having kennedy dress up in her mama’s wedding gown.  i thought through a few places that i wanted to use for the session.  i asked jennifer if kennedy happened to have a red coat….score…i knew just the image i wished to capture… the leaves were at their peak that weekend & there wasn’t a cloud in the sky.

jennifer is one of those friends that i had an instant connection with . she’s runway model gorgeous. seriously gorgeous. and she’s hilarious! and kennedy…oh my word, talk about personality. she was wide open the entire morning…and smiled and laughed the entire time. so much for worrying if i would be funny! the connection between mother & daughter was just beautiful. jennifer is obviously smitten with her baby girl…and baby girl clearly thinks her mama hung the moon….

thank you jennifer for believing in me & allowing me the privilege of capturing these moments!!

merry chrimstas

(wordpress gave me a time this morning so i apologize as they’re out of sequence and i need to hit the road)

December 20, 2012 - 11:38 am

Amy Avery - I love these shots! They are just awesome! May I please, please, please hire you to shoot my family’s photos in the Spring? I have been wanting to ask you for some time now and well, this is the perfect opportunity. I just love your captures and we come down to your neck of the woods so frequently it would be perfect. I promise I don’t bite ;-)! Please say yes! Well, at least think about it :-) have a fantastic day friend!

December 20, 2012 - 1:53 pm

Michelle Whitaker - Such darling photos as usual. Merry Christmas!

December 20, 2012 - 1:56 pm

tiffany day - Those are amazing – so sweet!! So sweet!!

if we lived close enough – i would SO have you do a photo shoot with me and my kids!

xoxoTiffany

December 20, 2012 - 2:09 pm

Susan - Paige, these are gorgeous!! Your friends are gorgeous too! You can tell what a fun time everyone was having….I love shoots like that! Merry Christmas, sweet friend!
xoxo

December 20, 2012 - 2:16 pm

Jill - precious! and the wardrobe- adorable!

December 20, 2012 - 2:32 pm

Melissa Jones - love these pics paige!

December 20, 2012 - 2:37 pm

Diane - Oh my goodness, BEAUTIFUL! Love every single picture, what a gorgeous mom and daughter. The memories from this very special day will last a life time. xoxo

December 20, 2012 - 2:51 pm

Deborah - Paige,
Love, love, love these pictures. Especially the one where the precious little one is spinning around with her hair flying. It captures the spirit of childhood. You ought to enter it in a competition.

December 20, 2012 - 4:39 pm

Lemonade Makin' Mama - I bet you could just photograph them for ever.

I missed a couple of posts again… dang…

But I followed your sweet girl on Instagram… what a precious woman you have raised. (That goes for all of the Knudsen girls of course.)

Much love you all and Merry Christmas!

December 20, 2012 - 6:01 pm

beth cleary - that child is precious!! I love how you capture your clients personality without looking posed..so natural!!

December 20, 2012 - 7:39 pm

sophie - these are gorgeous paige!!

December 20, 2012 - 9:02 pm

Michele - Absolutely beautiful pictures Paige! You are such a talented photographer. Love all the pictures of Jennifer and Kennedy!!

December 21, 2012 - 1:01 am

Dawn @ Inspired Living - Wow, such a lucky mother and daughter to have these beautiful pictures to cherish for years.

…you exceeded the self made pressure of this photo shoot, imo…..

Merry Christmas.

December 21, 2012 - 8:22 am

Jennifer - These photos are magical….they must be thrilled!

December 25, 2012 - 9:03 am

patty - oh my. simply beautiful!

December 28, 2012 - 12:31 am

Bonnie Morgan - Paige, You have the” right stuff”. Great photography. Well worth the drive!

January 1, 2013 - 10:13 am

tara - you captured the priceless.
well done, friend.

January 2, 2013 - 6:30 pm

Jennifer Buford - My head can’t even begin to wrap around what my heart feels when I look at these. I seriously look at these every other day!
I can’t wait to see you in the spring to do another shoot!
This time with the MR!

love ya sweet friend!
xoxoxo,
jen

February 1, 2013 - 4:06 pm

Alecia - Oh my goodness…these pictures are absolutely PERFECT!!! They’re both so beautiful & you picked all the right spots for the shoot. Strong work my talented friend!