Jennifer Alison Photography | Photographer | Family Portraits | San Marcos » Photographer | Family Portraits | San Marcos

Now Booking Mother’s Day Mini Sessions. I’m only offering a very limited number of spots and sessions will only be on Tuesday April 28 and Wednesday April 29 in San Marcos/Carlsbad. Email me to book your spot! info@jenniferalisondesigns.com.

 

 

share on Facebook.tweet this.pin this.email to a friend

91208c37-1313-440d-8046-94d809543964P I N I T

I’m so excited to be offering a Living Social Deal directly to my beloved clients!

Spring Photo Session Packages on Living Social!
Click Here to book your spring session!
20-Minute On-Location MINI Photography Session: Includes Five High-Resolution Digital Files for $35 ($100 value)

or
 60-Minute On-Location Photography Session: Includes 15 to 20 High-Resolution Digital Files ($225 value)

As always, contact me if you have any questions!
Thanks and Happy Spring!

xoxo,
Jenn

share on Facebook.tweet this.pin this.email to a friend

The very first thing I tried essential oils for was when we threw away the beloved Pacifier three weeks before Makayla’s Third Birthday! She was addicted, guys. I mean, seriously. She would cry and cry for it all.the.time. and we were tired of hearing it so we just let her have it. It was bad, really bad, I mean she used it pretty much constantly at home, in the car, during naps, and night times. I know pacifiers are bath for tooth development, and I know how hard the habit is to break, so we were definitely dreading this day!

Makayla had a dentist appointment on a Thursday last month, and her Dentist, Dr. Warner (who is awesome!) really showed us how the Paci has done a number on her little mouth. She has an open gap, her two top teeth do not come all the way down, and she has a strong overbite. Dr. Warner told her that she needed to throw away her Paci’s, and she said Okay!

We went out to breakfast after her appointment and we decided to do it then & there.

Here is a little video:

IMG_6277

That night sucked, big time. I seriously had no idea how we were going to get through this. So, I remembered my friend Nicole telling me about how some oils can promote relax and rest. I rubbed Cedarwood and Peace & Calming on her hands and feet.

She calmed down instantly! Not to mention she fell asleep within 10 minutes. Bedtime struggles have been 1+ hour long recently (and that was with the Paci!). Guys, the next morning, she woke up, and said something along the lines of “I’m a big girl now, no more paci, so I have to wear big girl underpants too, no more pull ups”. And she’s 99% potty trained now!

Today is her third birthday. I’m so proud of her. There is no way we could have done this transition so smoothly without the help of oils!

Feel free to contact me for any further information, and click the link below if you are ready to order!

Are you ready to order your STARTER KIT? 

SleepP I N I T

share on Facebook.tweet this.pin this.email to a friend

Happy 3rd Birthday, to our princess, Makayla Jo! I can’t believe you are already three, but on the other hand, I can’t believe you are only three. I feel like you have been part of our family forever. We love you so very much and we had such a special Ariel Little Mermaid themed birthday party to celebrate!

ariel mermaid third birthday party_0066P I N I T ariel mermaid third birthday party_0065P I N I T ariel mermaid third birthday party_0064P I N I T ariel mermaid third birthday party_0063P I N I T ariel mermaid third birthday party_0062P I N I T ariel mermaid third birthday party_0061P I N I T ariel mermaid third birthday party_0060P I N I T ariel mermaid third birthday party_0059P I N I T ariel mermaid third birthday party_0058P I N I T ariel mermaid third birthday party_0057P I N I T ariel mermaid third birthday party_0056P I N I T ariel mermaid third birthday party_0055P I N I T ariel mermaid third birthday party_0054P I N I T ariel mermaid third birthday party_0053P I N I T ariel mermaid third birthday party_0052P I N I T ariel mermaid third birthday party_0051P I N I T ariel mermaid third birthday party_0050P I N I T ariel mermaid third birthday party_0049P I N I T ariel mermaid third birthday party_0048P I N I T ariel mermaid third birthday party_0047P I N I T

vendor credits:

Dress: Zuilily

Headband: Shop Angies Fancies

Cake & Cookies: The Crimson Cake, Vista, CA

Face Painting: Krys Kreations

Printable Birthday Chalkboard: Jennifer Alison Designs

Photography: Jennifer Alison Photography

Party Bag Stickers: Jennifer Alison Designs

 

share on Facebook.tweet this.pin this.email to a friend

My Photography Work has been featured on Kara’s Party Ideas and Catch my Party! This was the second party I photographed for Amanda Dougherty of Perfect Little Party Planner.

This darling COWBOYS AND INDIANS THEMED BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Amanda Dougherty of Perfect Little Party Planner.

Yeehaw! This party is absolutely fabulous and has so many darling ideas that I just adore… from the cute Cowboy/Indian banners to the fabulous decor pieces! This party is so much fun and could work perfectly for a birthday party or rendezvous play date!

Cowboys & Indians Themed Birthday Party via Kara

My favorite Cowboys & Indians party ideas and elements from this fantastic first birthday celebration are:

The darling Cowboy and Indian banners made from ribbon tassels and burlap
The drink bottles wearing cowboy hats and scarves
The teepee table centerpieces
The darling Sheriff and arrow in target sugar cookies
The food labels and tags
The cupcakes topped with plastic figurines/toys
The teepee cake pops
The muslin favor bags imprinted with cowboy and indian logos
and MORE!

Vendor Credits:
Styling: Perfect Little Party Planner
Printables: Just a Little Sparkle
Banners: Raw Sewing Edge
Photo Banner: The Pink Papermill
Photography: Jennifer Alison Designs
Cakepops: Simply aMayzing Sweets
Cookies & Smash Cake: Jenny Wenny Cakes
Cookie & Smash Cake Toppers: peppermintandwish
Silhouette Work: Marisa Cook of Silhouette Pet Project
Photo Booth Props: Quilted Polka Dot

 

Cowboys & Indians Themed Birthday Party via Kara

Cowboys & Indians Themed Birthday Party via Kara

Cowboys & Indians Themed Birthday Party via Kara

Cowboys & Indians Themed Birthday Party via Kara

Cowboys & Indians Themed Birthday Party via Kara

Cowboys & Indians Themed Birthday Party via Kara

Cowboys & Indians Themed Birthday Party via Kara

Cowboys & Indians Themed Birthday Party via Kara

Cowboys & Indians Themed Birthday Party via Kara

Cowboys & Indians Themed Birthday Party via Kara

Cowboys & Indians Themed Birthday Party via Kara

Cowboys & Indians Themed Birthday Party via Kara

Cowboys & Indians Themed Birthday Party via Kara

Cowboys & Indians Themed Birthday Party via Kara

Cowboys & Indians Themed Birthday Party via Kara

 

Cowboys & Indians Themed Birthday Party via Kara

Cowboys & Indians Themed Birthday Party via Kara

Cowboys & Indians Themed Birthday Party via Kara

Cowboys & Indians Themed Birthday Party via Kara

Cowboys & Indians Themed Birthday Party via Kara

Cowboys & Indians Themed Birthday Party via Kara

Cowboys & Indians Themed Birthday Party via Kara

Cowboys & Indians Themed Birthday Party via Kara

Cowboys & Indians Themed Birthday Party via Kara

Cowboys & Indians Party Details:

This is what Amanda said about planning/styling the party- “I am so excited to share this Cowboys and Indians themed party I styled for the most adorable one year old cowboy! The little man’s mama decided on the theme and let me do the rest. As you can see, I had so much fun with the details! I really wanted to transform the venue into the wild west so I hung “wanted” signs of the birthday boy and used a lot of rustic items such as the burlap table cloths with red bandana accents, galvanized serve ware, weathered boxes, etc. Raw Sewing Edge did an amazing job creating exactly what I envisioned with the “Cowboys”, “Indians”, “Cowboy Chow” and “Watering Hole” banners. We also staged a little scene with a teepee, some colorful blankets and a hay-bale horse that the kids could pose on for a photo op…the kiddos loved this! A few of my favorite details were the arrows I made by wrapping dowels with washi tape and tying colorful feathers to the end w ith brown suede and the root beer cowboys…both were super easy, inexpensive and really added a unique touch to the overall theme.

I loved designing the dessert table as there were so many fun colors and props to work with. I kept it playful by using colorful figurines for the cupcake toppers and staged cowboys and indians camps around the tables. Peppermintandwish made adorable arrow pics and a coordinating cake topper for the target cookies and smashcake. Simply aMayzing Sweets did a fantastic job on the teepee cake pops made in pink champagne flavor which is to die for! I finished the scene with a vintage red chalkboard I picked up at a swapmeet boutique store that the talented Marisa Cook, (who happens to be my neighbor:) freehanded for me.

We went with BBQ to coordinate the food station with the theme and used pie tins for serving dishes which added to the western feel. The “cowboy” root beer bottles had bandanas that happened to coordinate with the blanket we put on the hale bale horse:) and mini flocked cowboy hats. Just a Little Sparkle designed the most amazing printables that completed the look.

Little guests went home with custom linen bags with cowboys and indians figurines and the adults got “trail mix” to snack on for the way home. This was such a fun party to style and the guests all had a great time”.

share on Facebook.tweet this.pin this.email to a friend

I’m so excited to share that Makayla’s 2nd Birthday Party was featured on Kara’s Party Ideas last week!

This adorable CHIC CHARLIE BROWN + SNOOPY THEMED BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Jennifer Johnston of Jennifer Alison Designs.

This party is so much fun! I love how the color pink was added; to make it more feminine! I also love the awesome banners made from Charlie Brown quotes and pictures! This party is just too cute and could easily work for a girl or boy!

The Chic Charlie Brown + Snoopy party ideas and elements that I like most from this fantastic birthday bash are:

  • The darling Snoopy on his dog house and Charlie Brown shirt print cookies
  • The cute Charlie Brown cake
  • The fabulous peanuts/Charlie Brown banners
  • The cute cupcake toppers
  • and MORE!

Vendor Credits:
Invitations: Jennifer Alison Designs
Stickers/Waterbottle Labels/Cupcake Toppers: Jennifer Alison Designs
Thank You Card: Jennifer Alison Designs
Printable Banner: Gingersnaps Party 
Printable Peanuts Quotes: Jennifer Alison Designs
Photography: Jennifer Alison Photography & Design
Chalkboard Birthday Sign: Pink Poppy Design
Cake: NE Sweet Treats, Carlsbad, CA
Cookies: The Crimson Cake, Vista, CA 

 

 

Chic-Charlie-Brown-+-Snoopy-Themed-Birthday-Party-via-Karas-Party-Ideas-KarasPartyIdeas.com-Party-supplies-cake-tutorials-giveaways-and-more16P I N I T

Chic Charlie Brown + Snoopy Party Details:

This is what Jennifer said about planning the party- “Makayla became obsessed with Charlie Brown and Snoopy around last Christmas time, so we decided to carry that theme over to her Birthday in March. Everything online that I saw for a Peanuts/Charlie Brown/Snoopy party were very boy-ish and honestly not cute at all. I knew that I had to be creative, and that’s what I did.
Adorable, right? Still totally Peanuts/Charlie Brown/Snoopy themed but with a feminine girly twist!

So, logically. I had to make everything else match. I made cupcake toppers, labels, stickers, and thank you tags”.

 

share on Facebook.tweet this.pin this.email to a friend