by Jen on Monday, July 18, 2011

Recently, my dear friends Paul Milaire and Roderick Fung kindly agreed to take some photos of me and my girlfriends. So, adorned in black & white with gold accents (can you guess whose idea that was?) and balloons in our favourite colours, we set out for an afternoon of casual and fun shooting. We couldn't be happier with the results and feel so blessed that years down the road we'll be able to happily look back at these shots and remember how young we looked back then!

{If you're in the Lower Mainland, I highly recommend getting these guys to shoot you with your significant other, friends or family (email me for details)! They're so much fun to be around, reasonably priced and these photos are clear evidence of their talent!}

To see more photos, hop on over to the "Extra Snaps" section on my Facebook page!



these photos are amazing!! i love the color coordinated balloons haha! adore your black and white outfit hon!! it's like a reversed audrey hepburn haha!

by Lisa on July 18, 2011 at 1:04 AM. #

Beautiful photos! xxx

by eloiselabetise on July 18, 2011 at 1:38 AM. #

These are such fun photos! So lively and beautiful! I love the balloons and you all looked so great! :D

by Anaivilo on July 18, 2011 at 2:07 AM. #

de superbes photos, et vous êtes magnifiques les filles

by agnes on July 18, 2011 at 3:11 AM. #

omg so much fun! and all of you look amazing!
such a fun and happy picture :)

by Leya on July 18, 2011 at 3:56 AM. #

This is so cute!!! I love the balloons, you all look absolutely gorgeous. What fun, smiley photos!!

by Kirstin Marie on July 18, 2011 at 4:48 AM. #

So cute!! The last one is my favorite, you look adorable! & that dress is SO pretty!

by Kate on July 18, 2011 at 5:02 AM. #

These are such beautiful photos, what fun!

by Erika on July 18, 2011 at 5:18 AM. #

I love these photos! You all look beautiful!

♥ Gina Michele

by Gina Michele on July 18, 2011 at 5:41 AM. #

these pictures are SO beautiful! the colors and the lighting..just gorgeous.

by Anna Jane on July 18, 2011 at 6:41 AM. #

I absolutely love these photos. They are truly inspiring and definitely a reminder of how precious the moments are when you are with friends.

by Michelleesque on July 18, 2011 at 6:57 AM. #

These are adorable!!! I love the balloons!

by L on July 18, 2011 at 7:31 AM. #

AHHHH YOU ARE SO CUTE! I definitely will email you for details, haha :) also, the idea for colour pairing? Genius!

by Jess ♡ on July 18, 2011 at 8:01 AM. #

What a playful photospread for a great feature! The color is a nice juxtaposition against the clean palette of your clothing!

You girls all look super adorable, and I think it's great you can do something so fun.

My girlfriends and I (also 4 of us) did something similar when we were 22/23, but we were club kids so our friendship photo shoot turned out to be something we all now totally cringe at and wouldn't dare show anyone! LOL.

Mae Lu @ thereafterish.!

by thereafterish on July 18, 2011 at 8:18 AM. #

this is so adorable! :)


by BARESTUDY (Janelle) on July 18, 2011 at 8:45 AM. #

This is the cutest, most colorful post I've ever seen by you. So great!!

by on July 18, 2011 at 9:40 AM. #

I LOVE BALLOONS! These pictures are too precious, you ladies are beautiful. :)

by Elle on July 18, 2011 at 10:25 AM. #

such gorgeous photos of you and your friends, you all look so pretty :) the balloons were such a great addition!

by Christine on July 18, 2011 at 10:33 AM. #

Jen these are so awesome! Those balloons just make the perfect accessory! :) xoxo Nicole

by FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION on July 18, 2011 at 10:46 AM. #

ive always wanted a balloon shoot! this is amazing!!! =D

by laura on July 18, 2011 at 10:55 AM. #

You girls are so adorable! I love the different coloured balloons!

by The Little Dust Princess on July 18, 2011 at 10:59 AM. #

So happy I found you through another bloggers feature! love your blog!

by fifi on July 18, 2011 at 11:59 AM. #

OH MY GOD. I've been wanting to do a shoot with colorful balloons! This looks like SOOO much fun, and you ladies look adorable together! Absolutely love this.


by itsstrangelyme on July 18, 2011 at 1:00 PM. #

This is incredible !
Amazing pictures
Great idea
I bet you had a lot of fun :)

by Carina Adam on July 18, 2011 at 1:05 PM. #

These are amazing! Made me smile :)

by Sweet Harvest Moon on July 18, 2011 at 1:15 PM. #

You and your friends look like you made some really great memories and now you will have those photos FOREVER..looking beautiful and cherishing your friendships:)

by Carly on July 18, 2011 at 1:45 PM. #

What a fun way to spend an afternoon with your girlfriends! The shoot looks to be so much fun. All you girls look great, happy and fashionable, as how it should be. Thank you for sharing with us, Jen!

by Cee on July 18, 2011 at 2:24 PM. #

omgiosh sooo cute :) i think the bright colours against the neutral dresses are perfect. this looks like so much fun! i've always wanted to do a shoot with balloons

pandaphilia fashion

by Angie on July 18, 2011 at 3:08 PM. #

LOve this shoot! so whimsical :-)

A Girl's Next Best Friend

by J'Anns Boutique on July 18, 2011 at 4:00 PM. #

This is SUCH an amazing idea Jen! It's never occurred to me to get someone to take some shots of my friends and I other than a "going out on the town" kind of way...I may have to steal this idea from you if you're okay with it! Not even for the blog, but just so I can finally get some shots of my girlfriends that are not blurry or in a nightclub!

You all look absolutely STUNNING. And who could possibly have come up with the theme for the outfits? Graphic, touches of gold...that's not you at all :).

Glad you're doing so well love! Sorry if I'm commenting somewhat inconsistently...I'm drowning in school a bit and haven't really been on my computer. Know that I'm still reading and loving everything though!

Alex xoxox

by Alexandra on July 18, 2011 at 4:03 PM. #

So cute! All of you, every outfit, the photos, it's all way too precious for words. What a sweet memory for you all to share! Love the idea.

by Casee Marie on July 18, 2011 at 4:22 PM. #

SO CUTE! soooooo cute!

by lica on July 18, 2011 at 4:41 PM. #

oh that looks like my dream photoshoot! SO FUN! I am in fact 5 years old at heart. but really it was a great idea and you ladies look so beautiful with those big smiles! :) xx

by Naghmeh on July 18, 2011 at 6:39 PM. #

These photos are adorable! They'll be so much fun to look back on when you're older- maybe you'll even feel inspired to see if you can still fit into the dress you were wearing in them ;)

by Cee on July 18, 2011 at 6:50 PM. #

These photos are so cute! You girls are all so gorgeous and well coordinated! Love your decision on going with the black and gold ensembles with the gold accents :P

Such a coincidence that we both posted pictures with the girls (and it so happens to be four of them too haha)

by Aney on July 18, 2011 at 7:07 PM. #

You ladies look so chic! Very fun idea for a photo shoot. I love how you worked within a similar theme (balloons, black and white outfits, gold accents) but came up with looks that conveyed your distinctive personalities.

by lisa on July 18, 2011 at 8:24 PM. #

This looks like so much fun! They turned out adorable and you all look so lovely! xx

by Fifth Sparrow on July 18, 2011 at 10:17 PM. #

Cute concept. I love the hats themed picture. You all look lovely. -xxoo

by Fashion Tales.... on July 19, 2011 at 12:32 AM. #

Such cute pictures! Loving your blog!

by Shannon on July 19, 2011 at 12:09 PM. #

Adorable photos!

by The.Red.See on July 19, 2011 at 1:20 PM. #

these photos are so incredible!! i love the balloon theme and you girls all look so cute!

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by kileen on July 19, 2011 at 2:16 PM. #

Such great photos!!

by elle & em on July 19, 2011 at 6:02 PM. #

these pictures are truly adorable. something to cherish for life. :) so amazing that you have your girlfriends to share the moment with you!

i definitely have to do something like this for girlfriend appreciation day. haha


by CINDY NGO on July 20, 2011 at 12:33 AM. #

what a fun shoot! love the idea.

by I am Khatu on July 21, 2011 at 4:31 PM. #

you guys are lovely! :)

by Smolder Me on July 22, 2011 at 9:19 AM. #

holy amazing, never before in my life loved balloons so much! Jen, what a show of force. those sharp shooters did a fab job and you ladies are gorgeous beyond belief!! pure joy.

thank you for your visit and comment about Cee's design, made my day! you know i just have to say that i can only imagine with a following like yours the time it takes to comment back and visit your friends. whenever i see you up above where i'm commenting and read the words you wrote i think " man, this girl is the most genuine, dear soul" always original, always on point with the subject of their post and always kind hearted. it's how i feel whenever you visit me too! just had to say, i think you are remarkable. xo ♥

by Lynn {hearted girl} on July 24, 2011 at 11:52 AM. #

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