A Timeless White Photoshoot

Forget about the LBD! What about the white dress! It is timeless.

There is something White.  We are attracted to white the color signifies goodness, purity, new beginnings, lightness, and simplicity.  I love the clean look of white in photoshoots your surrounding pop and the focus is really on the image.

Whether it be maternity photos, family photos, weddings, or bridal showers wearing the color white will make you feel beautiful!

Maternity Photos  Nuova Vita Maternity Gowns

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Weddings – A garden wedding, beach, bohemian wedding or bridal shower.

Nuova Vita Convertible Gowns

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Bridal Shower – Perfect Dress for your bridal shower.

Nuova Vita Convertible Cocktail Dress

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Family Photos – Nuova Vita Convertible Dress  – Kids coming soon! Mommy and Me.

 

If your contemplating what to wear for your photoshoot and are going back and forth between a few different colors, white may be your right choice. It is timeless and you will love your photos forever.

XO –

Francesca

5 Stages of Valentines Day…

LOVE…it comes in different shapes and sizes, and means so many things to so many people.

As I was sitting there tonight watching my 4 year old make Valentines Day cards for her class it made me realize how the meaning of Valentines Day has changed to me as I have become older.

There are so many different stages of Valentines Day depending on where you are in life, but I have to say my Valentines Day plans for this year is exactly what I would want.

1.Infancy:  When we are young mom and dad may have given you a card and some candy and tell you how much they love you.  In school your teacher may have had Valentines Day party for the class and the kids hand out cards to their classmates.

2.  Teenagers: When we are teenagers our ideas of Valentines Day start to change as we may have made a card for crush of ours, saying Do you Like me check yes or no.

I remember being in the 7th grade and it was the time when Valentines Day had changed for me.  We were out of elementary school and in middle school now. All the girls were all so excited about Valentines Day and to be honest I could have cared less. I cared more about my best friend and playing soccer. All day in the halls girls are carrying flowers, cards, and candy.  My best friend was one of them, and I didn’t receive one card. I remember feeling so upset, and thinking What kind of Holiday is this?

3. College: Unless your in a relationship you were most likely going out with your girlfriends on the Anti Valentines day gig dancing the night away.

4. Adult: If your in a relationship you are most likely planning every detail and have been figuring out what to get your boyfriend for the last month.

5. Married with kids: You may be asking yourself What day is Valentine’s Day? Going out with your husband for dinner and hiring a babysitter, or staying in.

For us this year we will be making a special dinner as a family that will most likely end up in a dance party and there is no other place I would rather be.

Happy Valentines Day!

XO

Francesca

4 Tips for taking Maternity Photos

Maternity photos are a wonderful way to document your life during pregnancy. Hopefully, you’re enjoying the glow of pregnancy and want to capture it. However, even if you aren’t feeling your best, it doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be photographed.

Here are some tips for taking maternity photos.

1. Location

First, decide on a location that you would like to take pictures. I have always preferred natural light and taking my pictures outside. However, some prefer the comfort and privacy of their own home and others prefer a studio for a more formal vibe. All three are great locations and your pictures will look beautiful.

2. Timing

The best time to schedule a maternity photoshoot is when the belly is large, but not too big. This is typically in Months 7 and 8. At this point your belly will be big and beautiful but not too big where it is hard to move around or pose for a picture.

3. Feeling Beautiful

I think the most important thing is that you feel beautiful, when we feel beautiful inside and out it will shine through in your photos. So buy the dress you love, get your hair done, and put on some makeup.

4. Attire

I suggest wearing a solid color, a pattern would be too busy and take the focus away from your bump. Avoid wearing anything too trendy you don’t want to look back at your photos and think why did I wear that? I prefer simple flowy dresses or a tighter floor length dress that showcases your bump. Some of my favorite dresses are from Rachel Pally http://www.rachelpally.com, Sew Trendy http://www.sewtrendy.com, and of course Nuova Vita http://www.nuovavita.com.

Pictures last a lifetime so take this moment to cradle your baby bump and take the moment to connect to your baby bump. The twinkle in your heart and eyes will shine through in your photos.

XO – Francesca

A Romantic Rustic Chic Wedding

On April 7th 2017 my cousin Chelsea married the love of her life Josh Trotta. They had dated for 7 years and when he asked her to marry him on Christmas Day 2015 we could not have been more happy for them!

I was the MOH and my daughter Rosalina was one of the flower girls. It was such a fun and memorable day full of laughs, tears, and a night of non stop dancing!

Chelsea asked me if I would outfit the girls in Nuova Vita convertible dresses which was exciting for me. It was amazing to be apart of her vision and witness her romantic rustic chic wedding come to life.

Chelsea picked the Convertible Gown in the color twighlight which is what I would call a dusty gray lavender. She paired the dresses with bouquets of Amnesia Roses which matched the dresses perfectly, Hydrangeas, and Dusty Miller which is a grey like accent greenery.

Here are some pictures of the wedding and a bonus is the beautiful wedding clip at the end.

Josh & Chelsea’s Wedding Clip

XO – Francesca

New Year…New Life

Nuova Vita means new life and during this time of year I always think of how I can make changes and become a better person for myself and for my family.

A new year to me is a time to let go of what no longer serves us and to open ourselves up to new beginnings and new dreams. I am excited to start working again and “Breathe New Life” into Nuova Vita after almost 2 years away.

As we head into the new year I reminisce about some of my favorite times in 2017 and I am excited to see what 2018 will bring.

My sons 1st Birthday

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My cousin Chelsea’s Wedding ( and she is going to have a baby in April! I’m going to be an aunt)

Bridesmaid Dress:  http://www.nuovavita.com/signature-convertible-gown-twighlight/

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35th Birthday – Hiawassee, GA

Family Vacation – Hiawassee GA

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Summer on Long Island – Cousin Love

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My daughter Rosalina’s first day of school

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New Home

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Wedding Anniversary – 9 yrs

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Halloween

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Gus Baptism

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My Christmas Loves

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I wish everyone a Happy New Year filled with love and laughter.

XO – Francesca