I never, ever imagined our new house would feel so much like “home” in just a little over a month. Yes, home truly is wherever our family is together, but I am so thrilled that this space feels as though we’ve lived here for a long time! It’s been so fun to re-think where to put artwork and furniture rather than putting it back in the same room as our old house. This little side table originally displayed sample albums, photographs and marketing materials for my business at a local bridal shop, then it became our TV console, and now it fits perfectly in this little space in our living room! The color of it, however, no longer fit well with our nearly-white walls, and it needed a makeover.

(Before shot taken with my phone!)

IMG_3152I painted the table grey and decided it needed something fun and quirky, so the feet got a splash of gold paint! AMP_2524blogBefore I go into the how-to’s of this simple project, I have to share a preview of what this part of our living room looked like when we moved in! Goodbye oak paneling and doors!! I promise I’ll share more soon! The wall was finally finished off this week, so I need to paint that area and I’ll be ready to take pics and share them!before!Because this side table didn’t seem to have a varnish or heavy finish on it, I simply started by priming it with one coat of Valspar’s latex primer. Then I painted two coats of flat grey paint, and the name of this paint somehow got left off the label! So I have no idea what color this is, unfortunately. My next project is to cover it with Rust-Oleum’s Ultimate Polyurethane in clear matte to finish and protect this piece. The lamp has chipped off the grey paint in a couple spots, so it definitely needs a couple coats of poly. I used this on my desk, which I will share at some point, and love it! It gives the top a smooth, scratch-free finish.

For the gold feet, I had planned on spray painting them, but as I was ready to tackle it during naptime, I thought about carrying the table onto the deck, taping everything off and covering the rest of the table in plastic so it didn’t get sprayed, it seemed like a ton of work. So then I thought – what if I used gold craft paint?? I dug through my craft supplies and found an acrylic paint dabber (here on amazon) in metallic gold, so I took the dabber part off and painted it on with a small brush, and it was perfect! This paint is very thick so there was no dripping and it only took one coat. AND I had the project complete in 1o minutes and the only prep it required was putting paper under the feet so I wouldn’t paint the  hardwood. Piece of cake!
AMP_2537blogAMP_2554b;pgThese little pulls from Anthro are perfect for this space!
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What a joy it has been to photograph more families last year than any other year! I often didn’t have capacity for shooting more than 2-hour family sessions, as life with newborn twins with awful colic took all my energy and emotional stamina! I’m hoping 2015 is filled with even more family sessions, as I have grown to absolutely love them. To the families below: Thank you for allowing me to document a season in your families’ lives. Your little ones were SO fun to photograph, and boy do they sure grow up fast, huh?! It’s a humble reminder to me to cherish my children each and every day – even on our hard days – because these little years will be gone before we realize it.

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If you’ve been around my blog for long, you know that one of the many reasons I love being a wedding photographer is the opportunity to photograph so many gorgeous details! My brides put their heart and soul into crafting their wedding details that so perfectly reflect their style, and I love capturing it all! Here are just some of my favorites from this past year:favorite detail images of 2014 allison marie photography 01favorite detail images of 2014 allison marie photography 02favorite detail images of 2014 allison marie photography 03favorite detail images of 2014 allison marie photography 04favorite detail images of 2014 allison marie photography 05favorite detail images of 2014 allison marie photography 06favorite detail images of 2014 allison marie photography 07favorite detail images of 2014 allison marie photography 08favorite detail images of 2014 allison marie photography 09favorite detail images of 2014 allison marie photography 10favorite detail images of 2014 allison marie photography 11favorite detail images of 2014 allison marie photography 12favorite detail images of 2014 allison marie photography 13favorite detail images of 2014 allison marie photography 14favorite detail images of 2014 allison marie photography 15favorite detail images of 2014 allison marie photography 16These last shots are images from 2nd shooting last year!favorite detail images of 2014 allison marie photography 17favorite detail images of 2014 allison marie photography 18favorite detail images of 2014 allison marie photography 19favorite detail images of 2014 allison marie photography 20favorite detail images of 2014 allison marie photography 21Jordyn and Adam_the Guild_Kansas City Wedding Photographer01

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It’s that time of year again! My 5th post of favorite wedding images from the past year!

To my 2014 wedding clients: THANK YOU. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for trusting me to document one of the most important days of your lives. I am so honored to have worked with you, and I loved getting to know each one of you throughout the process of working with you! I wish you all the very best 2015 you could possibly imagine, and more:)

Favorites of 2013 Weddings

Favorites of 2012 Weddings

Favorites of 2011 Weddings

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  • January 7, 2015 - 4:23 pm

    Adrienne Maples - Oh Allison! Your wedding images are simply lovely! I stumbled across your site today searching for inspiration for a client with twins :) and found myself loving on your wedding images! Beautiful work.

    Take Care & Happy Shooting!
    Adrienne Maples