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Our newborn session with Ivan + Louise Images

In honor of Mother’s Day weekend, I am {finally} sharing our newborn session with the lovely Ivan + Louise Images! Mike and I welcomed our first little one, William Dale Mattingly, into the world on January 18th and we simply cannot get enough of this little guy! He’s just shy of four months old already, sporting more smiles these days, starting to laugh, and has lost most of all that hair you see in these photos…with the exception of a little mohawk-action going on!! Ha!

As far as Will’s nursery goes – we chose to keep it neutral with a mix of gray, white, and wood elements (sources sited below), especially since we were waiting to find out the gender! Simplicity was probably my biggest goal with the space, and I loved incorporating a few DIY projects, handmade pieces and even some items from both of our childhoods.

Thank you Emily + James, for capturing such a special time in our lives! We adore you both and are anxious to meet YOUR little one here in the next couple of weeks! Will’s excited for a new friend to play with, too!!

Enjoy!

Xo,
Jess

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NURSERY PRODUCT SOURCES
Valspar paint in Bay Waves, Lowes  |  Crib, Target  |  Gold Tripod Floor Lamp, Target  |  Gold Globe Floor Lamp, Target  |  White Shelves, DIY + Driftwood Finish, DIY Driftwood  |  2 Baskets, Homegoods  |  Dresser, Antique + Chalk Paint in Old White, Annie Sloan  |  Handlettered Quote Frames, DIY  |  Gray Blanket, Handmade Gift  |  Gray Bedding, Babies R Us  |  White Bed Skirt, Buy Buy Baby  |  Gray Changing Pad Cover, Buy Buy Baby  |  White Roman Shades, Bed Bath & Beyond  |  Gold Photo Frames, Target  |  Handmade Blue Moccasins, Evangeline Renee  |  Ceramic Giraffe, Homegoods  |  White Book Shelves, IKEA  |  Gold Drum, Thrifted  |  Hexagon Shelves, Target + Driftwood Finish, DIY Driftwood  |  Wood Letter Block, Craft-E-Family  |  Gray Reclining Glider, Walmart  |  White Pouf, Amazon  |  Letter Board, Letterfolk Co.  |  William’s Solid Blue + Blue Striped Onsies, H&M  |  Black + White Swaddle Blanket, Modern Burlap

Images by Ivan & Louise
View more from our newborn session HERE!

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A Kate Spade-Inspired Styled Shoot

We are beyond thrilled to see our Kate Spade-inspired Styled Shoot featured over on Borrowed & Blue this week! The goal was to step outside the box a little – mixing black and white stripes and polka dots, with bright and bold colors… and incorporating unexpected details like sassy signage by Whim & Proper Design Co, gold snails from West Elm and even a confetti bar. The unique alleyway backdrop in downtown Indianapolis allowed us to create a unique and FUN look to remember!

So much time, talent and effort went into this gem of a project, and kudos to the incredible group of vendors who helped bring it to life! Be sure to visit them below and check out the feature on Borrowed & Blue!

Xo,
Jess

VENDOR TEAM: Photography: Molly Connor Photography  |  Planing + Coordination: Jessica Dum Wedding Coordination  |  Cake: The Topping  |  Floral Design: Sweet Pea Floral Design  |  Invitations + Paperie: Whim & Proper Design Co.  |  Videography: Rewind Documentaries  |  Table + Chair Rentals: A Classic Party Rental  |  Chandelier: Violet Vintage  |  Gold Snails: West Elm  |  Gold Cake Cutting Utensils: West Elm  |  Black + White Striped Dance Floor: A Classic Party Rental  |  Linens: LGi Linens  |  Gown: MH Pomanders  |  Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid Indy  |  Hair: JW Hair Salon  |  Makeup: Beauty by Crystal

You can view more from our Kate Spade-inspired Styled Shoot HERE!

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A glimpse into life after Purdue!

I am absolutely thrilled to share that the Purdue Alumni Association chose to feature me in their Purdue Young Alumni column this month! I honestly owe so much of where I am today to the incredible Hospitality and Tourism Management program I was lucky enough to be a part of at Purdue.

Hop on over to the featured Purdue Young Alumni page where I’m sharing a little about my academic life at Purdue, my favorite Purdue traditions (#BoilerUp!), starting a business, and what life has been like since graduating!

Happy April!

Xo,
Jess

Featured image of Jessica by Ivan & Louise

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