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Meet Teresa of Sirrine Studio. Owner, entrepreneur, yoga instructor, massage therapist, mom, wife, and pretty cool chic. We met up last week to get a few shots for her website and for some new projects she has in the works at the studio. Just love how they turned out…the backdrop, the light, Teresa looking beautimus, and the cute tops she wore that were designed by her very own sister at Nostalgic Boutique.

I’ve been a regular to the studio since early last year for yoga and massage. She keeps me (and my back) happy in between weddings :)

♥ Emily
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A little late, but hey, its still officially Wednesday and its never too late for a little random babble. Right? :)

I’m back from spending a long weekend in Pennsylvania for Melissa and Ronnie’s wedding and I’m already missing the east coast a bit. It was my first time to the state of PA and my first time meeting the happy couple, both of which left a lasting impression. I just loved the landscape, all the textures around the city, the neat old houses and buildings (no two the same), the Tastykakes, and the beautiful bride and groom :) I feel like everything in PA was so rich in history and had so much character. Compared to all the stucco and uniformity here in AZ, it was a nice, refreshing change. Also refreshingly cold on the big day. We’re talking 30 degrees with snow flurries and a chilly wind. But Melissa and Ronnie were serious troopers and braved the outdoors as long as they could to get some amazing naturey shots.

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Once I got back home, I went straight into kitchen renovation mode. I had to jump right in and get to work on painting the kitchen walls from red to brown. And since I always underestimate the time it takes to prep and paint a room, this job went into the wee hours of the next day. Which then led to MY first experience using the new Keurig machine. We also had to clear off all the kitchen counters in preparation for the demo of our existing counters and the installation of the new. So in addition to the painting mess and the mess the boys made from me being gone three days, our kitchen had to be dismantled around the living and dining room, and for the last 24 hours we had to live without kitchen counters and a sink. My version of camping….making coffee and toasting a bagel on the living room floor this morning :) But as of 2:03pm today, we have ……beautiful …..shiny ……new …….granite counters. Oh, they are so pretty!!!! No more white tile counters, no more grout, and I can wipe a mess from the counter straight into the sink. Undermount sink = pretty big deal! I am in love! ♥ More to come…

Oh yes I did: ran up these stairs Rocky Balboa style!!! Boom. Then had a panic attack in the worlds largest and scariest roundabout in downtown Philly.
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Currently: trying to get into Stephenie Meyer’s The Host for the umpteenth time. I’ve heard its a really good book, but I’m just having a hard time getting into it. When I saw there was a movie coming out based on the book, I decided I better try it again. Also, just bought Argo (love Ben Affleck) and Skyfall (the latest 007), which will be watched this weekend!

♥ Emily


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WINNER UPDATE: Random.org picked commenter #31: Heidi from Idieh Design! Coffee for Heidi!

It’s the month of LOVE! And what do I love more than anything? My mooooost favorite thing in the whole wide world? No no, besides Reese’s. My hubby, duh :) So I’m celebrating love day (and the ONE YEAR anniversary of Mimi’s Favorite Things!) by giving YOU what I gave my hubby for Valentine’s day….

A brand spankin new Keurig coffee maker! Boom.PINHe’s been bugging me about getting one for a while (like on a daily basis), so I surprised him with a fresh cup of coffee in bed made from his new fancy shmancy machine. And he’s in looooove with it! The machine is so speedy and from what I’ve heard, makes a mean cup of coffee. I just may have to take up coffee drinkin myself ;)

The winner will get a Keurig mini (in their favorite color) or a $100 Keurig credit to put towards the coffee machine of their dreams ♥

When: You can enter now through Sunday, February 17th. The winner will be announced on Monday!
Who: Anyone and everyone that loooves Emily Snitzer Photography, and lives in the continental US with a valid postal address.
How: All you need to do is comment below on this blog post, and be sure to enter your email address. Don’t worry, your email will only be visible to me. Easy beans, friends.

Happy LOVE day + Happy ONE year anniversary to Mimi’s Favorite Things! May your day be filled with love, smiles, and caffeine…xoxo’s

♥ Emily


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  • February 14, 2013 - 11:28 am

    Kimberly Sweet - <3

  • February 14, 2013 - 11:32 am

    Pammy - We love our Keurig!! Someone is gonna be a lucky ducky!! U

  • February 14, 2013 - 11:37 am

    Janie - What a great Valentine’s day gift! And it’s even red too :-)!

    Happy one year to Mimi’s favorite things!

  • February 14, 2013 - 11:41 am

    Tiffany - How awesome!! :) You know I love your pics! :):)

  • February 14, 2013 - 11:57 am

    Randi - What a great Valentine’s day gift!!

  • February 14, 2013 - 12:06 pm

    Beth LaBerge - You are such a sweet heart! Have a great day of Love! Kiss the boys for me.

  • February 14, 2013 - 12:09 pm

    Trisha Friend - I’m obsessed with my mom’s Keurig! It makes drinking coffee from a regular pot hard to do now! lol What a great gift!! Happy Valentines Day to you guys! :)

  • February 14, 2013 - 12:28 pm

    Rachel Umble - L.o.v.e

  • February 14, 2013 - 12:30 pm

    Morgan Ives - I swear your favorite things are always my favorite things! Those slippers (!) and the Keurig we have at work! We don’t have a coffee maker at home anymore, and I didn’t know they made mini’s. This looks adorable!

  • February 14, 2013 - 12:45 pm

    Jennifer Sitzler - I love Emily and Coffee!

  • February 14, 2013 - 1:10 pm

    Anonymous - Em you know how to take care of your Valentine!

  • February 14, 2013 - 1:27 pm

    mom - OHHHHHHH, Mimi! Maybe this will be my lucky month!

  • February 14, 2013 - 2:56 pm

    Rachel Dornik - I have a Keurig and I LOVE it!! I would use the credit to buy MORE COFFEE!!!

  • February 14, 2013 - 3:28 pm

    Amanda Fredrick - What an awesome giveaway for V Day!

  • February 14, 2013 - 4:28 pm

    Elizabeth Williams - You are such a good wife, Seth is a lucky man!

  • February 14, 2013 - 5:16 pm

    Karissa - Ooooooo I love my coffee!!!!!! And you photography. ;)

  • February 14, 2013 - 6:49 pm

    Kalley Lehrke - Seth is very very lucky! Coffee… YUM!!! I hope to be lucky too!

  • February 14, 2013 - 7:11 pm

    Amie - What a great way to surprise your hubby with his Valentines gift! Love it!!

  • February 14, 2013 - 7:57 pm

    Karolyn - Loves & Hugs to you, Seth, & Jake! Happy Valentines Day!

  • February 15, 2013 - 2:51 am

    Debbie Leque - I love keeping up with your photos! You seriously amaze me with some of your ideas!!

  • February 15, 2013 - 7:07 am

    Tracy Stewart - Oh how I love coffee!!!!! This would fit right in to my RED theme in my kitchen (so I would obviously choose red)! This is a fun one Emms!!!!

  • February 15, 2013 - 8:26 am

    Andrea Hoffman - Ummm…yes please! Love to all in Arizona!
    I love MiMi’s favorite things & I love you!

  • February 15, 2013 - 2:14 pm

    Amanda - Only heard wonderful things about these creations :)

  • February 15, 2013 - 2:20 pm

    dan - Awesome! We love all the photos you’ve taken for us.

  • February 15, 2013 - 9:35 pm

    Lisa - Cool Keurig…I have never seen the red colored one, but they are all the rave. What a sweet way to surprise your hubby….you should have shot some sassy photos of it!!

  • February 15, 2013 - 9:45 pm

    tiffany anderson - This.is.awesome.

  • February 16, 2013 - 6:28 am

    Kathy - Wish I would have thought to get a Keurig for my husband. And yes, I still love your photography!

  • February 16, 2013 - 7:08 am

    julie riddle - Love! This would help me jump start my busy days as a teacher-mom!

  • February 16, 2013 - 8:24 am

    Geri - You are so clever and talented!! Such a great idea!!

  • February 16, 2013 - 8:32 pm

    Melissa - Ooh, I’ve been interested in getting a keurig! I’ve heard they’re awesome! Great giveaway:)

  • February 16, 2013 - 10:09 pm

    heidi @ idieh design - Happy LOVE day, Emily! Congrats on the one year anniversary! That’s awesome (and a huge undertaking)! Props to you, chica! Excited to see what 2013 brings you.

  • February 17, 2013 - 7:39 am

    amber - Love the color!

  • February 17, 2013 - 7:59 am

    jen - Tommy would love this!

  • February 17, 2013 - 10:11 am

    Lisa mallia - Ooh!! I was looking at these!! I want one! :)

  • February 17, 2013 - 10:46 am

    Katie Steele - Love it! You are such a sweetheart!

  • February 17, 2013 - 12:43 pm

    Stephanie Celis - Would love one of these and make it red, even better!!

  • February 17, 2013 - 12:53 pm

    Heather - I have heard these are great! Your “favorite things” posts are always amazing!

  • February 17, 2013 - 1:03 pm

    Stephanie - Love the red!!!

  • February 17, 2013 - 1:48 pm

    Cara - Wow!! This is amazing!

  • February 17, 2013 - 4:24 pm

    spencer sipes - I need this for my office…coffee in the breakroom is like motor oil.

  • February 17, 2013 - 6:17 pm

    Karin - Love this stunning RED Keurig!!

  • April 9, 2013 - 9:08 pm

    Jaden - What company are you calling from? coupons for strattera Do not directly point the camera lens into the sun, or the camera may be

Today I’m getting prepared to head to cold and snowy Pennsylvania for Melissa and Ronnie’s wedding. Even though the state of PA is currently under a Winter Weather Advisory (oh my!), I am still really excited to finally meet the bride and groom I’ve been exchanging emails with for almost a year, have a change of scenery, and I suppose…eat a philly cheese steak? :) Time to pack the winter gear, pack the camera gear, and figure out how I’m going to fit it all! Watch for some snowy teasers on Sunday.

In kitchen news…we successfully and even agreeingly decided on new and pretty cabinet hardware, cabinet molding, and wooden legs for our new island. It is rare that the hubby and I like the same thing, especially about this kitchen, so it was refreshing to knock off all these little things with both of us happy. Before the major work starts next week, I have to paint the kitchen walls. This task snuck up on me and now I will only have one day to complete it when I get back from PA, buuuut the boys are also off from work and school this ONE day, so I think I’ll be puttin them to work!

Since I can’t blog without a picture…here’s a photo bombing turkey! If you didn’t already, go check out the rest of Mandy and Matt’s wedding :)
PINOh yes I did: developed a deep love for rutabaga. Raw, baked, steamed, its good any way! Who knew this delicious mysterious vegetable even existed?! Try it. Do it.
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Currently: sooooo very obsessed with The Lumineers album. I heard them perform on the Grammy’s on Sunday and immediately downloaded the album. Now I’ve been listening to it all week on repeat. The boys are officially sick of it, but not me! :) I belong with you, you belong with me. You’re my sweeeeetheart! Hey, Ho!

And yes, I’m still addicted to hot yoga.

♥ Emily


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  • February 13, 2013 - 5:05 pm

    mom - Good Randomness!

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I’m now up to three cold, cloudy weddings in a row! But, it made no difference to Mandy and Matt :) The clouds, the lovely winery backdrop, the beer mixing ceremony, and the supportive crew of family and friends made the day what it was for this beautiful, care-free couple. Perfect!

And yes, you heard me right. Beer mixing ceremony! My kind of couple.

Ceremony + Reception – The Windmill Winery
Officiant – Jake Hansen
Florist – Lizzy’s Bloomin’ Flowers
Gown – Schaffer’s Bridal Salon
Hair + Makeup – Brushed Inc.
Ceremony Music – Daniel Tekunoff
Invitations – Paper Crazy
Cake – Creative Cakes by Sue
Entertainment – Tugston Entertainment

Thanks to my fabulous 2nd shooter, Julie, and all the vendors that made it such a perfect day!

♥ Emily

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  • February 12, 2013 - 10:10 pm

    Marie Alves - Thank you for taking such wonderful photos! Great job!!!!! My daughter and son in law had a fabulous wedding!!!!

  • February 14, 2013 - 4:02 pm

    Jill Lauren - Emily – I LOVE this wedding!! You did such an incredible job. The Windmill Winery is such an amazing venue and you totally rocked it! We need to do lunch soon.
    Smiles
    Jill :)