Nesting

Can Dixon get here already?? I am officially over the nesting period and I have every right to be since we moved into our house! Oh Yea!! (in my Trump voice) HUUUUUUUGGGGEEE News.. David and I became homeowners in October!! We are overly excited to finally have a place to call home. CD9A5323With a baby due in November, I had certain goals set that I wanted accomplished in our new home, and we have completed them all thankfully. So here is a tiny look into our very first home!
bandwhite39weeks My first priority was the baby nursery. I knew if for any reason Dixon came early that we would have to have his room ready. CD9A7064CD9A6766CD9A7020 Next on my list was our bedroom. I haven’t started to truly decorate but I knew how I wanted our bed. Luckily my husband has become quite the carpenter and built our bed, the guest bed, and our dining table. We were able to save so much money with his mad skills, and he will be adding pieces later. The most important ones came first like my dream bed…CD9A6821 CD9A6819 CD9A6817 CD9A6661 CD9A6658 CD9A6657My Mom will be staying with us once our baby boy arrives so having a bed for her was a necessity. It is always best to make sure your visitors or help for that matter are comfy!
CD9A7252 CD9A7254 CD9A7255 CD9A7258 And last but definitely not least is our dining table. I have dreamed of a 8 top wooden table filled with china and guest since I picked out my wedding registry. These tables can get very pricey. My husband came to the rescue and built it for me which makes it that much more special. We have two gray upholstered, high back chairs at the ends and two wooden benches on each side. All that is missing are guests, but they will arrive very soon.  CD9A7248CD9A7263CD9A7244Week-41 Week-42 Week-44 Week-45 I added a little fall decor to our mantle, and I think we are set until I find other pieces.CD9A7081 The crystal candelabrum’s have been passed down for generations in my family. I adore heirlooms, and I have a constant thought of my grandmother in our home. CD9A7082 CD9A7084 CD9A7095 CD9A7096 CD9A7100One other thing is our beautiful, all white kitchen. What made me most excited was being able to use our wedding gifts for the first time. We have had them boxed away for a year and a half. It was like Christmas morning with each and every box. Also, don’t mind the waterfowl flying around. Marriage is all about compromise, right?!CD9A7275With the baby room completed, a place for me and David and my Mom to sleep, and a place to eat, all that’s left to do is put up some Chirstmas decor in December. Hopefully, the next thing to happen will be Baby Dixon arriving! I will be 40 Weeks pregnant in TWO DAYS! My anxiety level is at an all time high!Week-39

All Bedding: Pottery Barn

Polka Dot China: Kate Spade

Deer Pillows: Vixen Goods

Fall Decor: Hobby Lobby

Silverware: Pottery Barn

To Live Will be an Awfully Big Adventure -Peter Pan

On June 27th David and I learned there was a sweet, little boy growing inside of me. Ever since June 28th, I have been working extremely hard to create the perfect nest for him. Picking out a theme was the hardest. You don’t know what his personality is going to be like. What we did know is what we want for our little boy and that is an adventure in all things. We (mostly David) are clearly about pirate adventures if you haven’t noticed, but I wanted something a little more mature for a nursery. So I thought how can I relate a pirate theme, but truly use what it’s all about: Adventure, Exploring, and Seeing what the world has to offer. So I designed an Adventure Themed Nursery with help from my dear husband and sweet family. I went a little farther and made it more than adventures on the high seas, but adventures in the mountains or near the water. We have big dreams for our little one and hopefully through this room he will be inspired and know he is loved, supported and to live will be an awfully big adventure.
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Welcome to the World Shower

IMG_1135We couldn’t welcome Dixon to the world without a shower in South Louisiana, and my new Davidge Family really went above and beyond to make it extra special! My brother-in-law made the invitations, my mother-in-law and Aunt Sherry helped add their special touches, and my sister-in-law and mom-in-law-in-law decorated the shower to a tee and had shower food that I will keep craving.
CD9A0823My sweet sister-in-law, Sarah, who can cook and bake like no other, put on a shower fit for an adventurer. I am in love with all of it! CD9A0716CD9A0717CD9A0713CD9A0711CD9A0710CD9A0708CD9A0706CD9A0705CD9A0698CD9A0696CD9A0694CD9A0693CD9A0692CD9A0691Then there was this. CD9A0690Sarah outdid herself once again with a naked, adventure cake!CD9A0686Cake by: Sarah Davidge
CD9A0745When in South Louisiana…CD9A0738CD9A0737A mimosa bar.CD9A0736And a bloody mary bar.CD9A0735CD9A0734CD9A0733CD9A0732CD9A0731CD9A0729She even thought about alcohol free me with this Rose!CD9A0817CD9A0726CD9A0725CD9A0724CD9A0723And what’s a shower without adventure cookies?CD9A0818Cookies by: Michelle’s Custom Cookies
CD9A0750CD9A0771CD9A0762CD9A0761CD9A0759CD9A0757CD9A0756CD9A0755CD9A0753CD9A0751Dixon got spoiled once again!
CD9A0808It is still crazy to me that there will be a baby here before Christmas! One of my favorite gifts was Dixon’s first Christmas tree filled with ornaments all pertaining to him and his uncle and dad. Such a thoughtful gift from Aunt Sarah!CD9A0815CD9A0812So much family was able to make it. My gorgeous sister came all the way from San Antonio.
IMG_1147These two (my stepmom and dad) came from Houston and have been spoiling Dixon since day one.IMG_1148My Dad and I had a comparison of bumps. IMG_1149We weren’t quite sure who won..IMG_1150But I think I’ve got him beat!IMG_1151My precious Mother-in-law.CD9A0800My lovely Mom.CD9A0796My sweet Moms.CD9A0793My Best Friend, Elizabeth, and her precious Mom who has put up with me for way too long. CD9A0788This one though is my favorite!CD9A0785CD9A0782And the best host, Sarah, my sis-in-law.

Dixon is soooo lucky to have you as his Aunt, and I will tell him everyday!CD9A0780CD9A0778But lastly we had a party crasher, the man, the myth, the legend behind the bump…CD9A0804My husband.CD9A0806CD9A0805I can’t believe my showers are over. I have been looking forward to them for what feels like a year. They came so fast and both my families and friends have really done more than we could ever wanted to prepare us for baby. We cannot thank y’all enough for all the love that’s been shown for our boy. Next up on the list is moving into our house and getting the nest ready. I cannot wait to put his nursery together. I have been planning this room since Trip walked the plank, and we knew it was a boy. There are so many first happening this year (the move, house, baby), and I am doing my best to enjoy each of them. All of it wouldn’t be possible without the unconditional love shown from so many. My heart is full, and it is about be even more filled with love come this November.

Dress by: Jessica Simpson

A Baby Sprinkle

My very 1st baby shower for Dixon in North Louisiana.
IMG_0486CD9A9100CD9A9097CD9A9093One of my biggest cravings since I have been pregnant is anything and everything dipped in chocolate and covered in sprinkles. So, Ashley, my mom, and my sweet hostesses made sure it was just that, and they even made sure to sprinkle Dixon with all sorts of goodies to make sure he’s taken care of when he makes his grand arrival.CD9A8953

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Dress by: Free People

How To Punch Up Casual

How to punch up casual…

I have been eyeing this tee since Tory Burch released her spring collection. Call me crazy, but it was my favorite piece she released. The navy stripped collar and the bird illustration takes casual to the extra element of dressy and fun. So, I had to have it for my California adventure to the Red Wood Forest. I paired it with high-waisted navy shorts and my polka dotted tennis shoes to complete the look.CD9A9883

It got a little chilly as we drove north, so I changed into my most favorite pair of jeans.CD9A0054CD9A0067CD9A0059CD9A0066CD9A0056

The comfort and cuteness of this look fits right in for this adventurous day! CD9A0011

Top: Tory Burch

Jacket: Dillard’s

Jeans: H&M

Tennis Shoes: Target
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The mint and gold floral fit and flair

I LOVE PHOTOGRAPHING WEDDINGS!

I’m glad that I got that off my chest. This wasn’t just any wedding, but my brother-in-law and his bride’s (my new sister-in-law) winter wedding at Liuzza Land. The venue is set on a rustic barn amidst acres and acres of farmland in Amite, Louisiana. It was stunning and lovely!Davidge-2814

But What Do I Wear??

I always like to dress up for any event I shoot. It’s a special occasion. It deserves a special outfit! So when I found this dress, I thought it would be perfect for this event. I like the vibrant colors, comfortability, and classiness of the dress, and my hair crown. It was rainy the day of the wedding, so I threw on some Hunter rain boots until the reception started.  Davidge-2644 Davidge-2645 Davidge-3433 Davidge-3459  Just a little peak into a wedding with me.Davidge-3511 Davidge-3512

I was lucky enough to have a second shooter that I highly trusted, so I could enjoy myself as well. My husband was the best man and he definitely managed to have a good time as well. Davidge-3613

Yes, I can dance holding my camera. I can be pretty talented at times.Davidge-3615 Davidge-3624  This dress came from Dillard’s and is actually on sale right now.Davidge-3908 Davidge-4243 Davidge-4254Davidge-5205 Davidge-5212 Davidge-6593

I am very thankful to have had this guy be by my side the entire night, and this guy, Ren Scott. He is a truly talented photographer and responsible for these lovely pictures. Check him out!

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Romping in Plaid

It’s our first week in our new place and a lot has happened. We are living with my husband’s parents while searching for a house. Luckily, I have the best inlaws in the history of ever, so living here isn’t bad one bit. It’s quite the opposite. Looking for a house on the other hand is very stressful. Do you build, pay a little a lot more, settle, rent, or just do it??

Saturday morning and Monday evening was spent looking at all types of houses in Hammond, Madisonville, and Mandeville. My dream location is Madisonville. It is your picture perfect town in Louisiana. At this point, I will be happy with whatever my husband decides. Thankfully, deer season ended Saturday, so I have my man back until turkey season. Looking for a house will be top priority for a while.

I figured I’d celebrate deer season being finished with my plaid romper. It’s very fitting, right? It was 70 degrees down here, so this red onsie has a winter look with a cool feel. You can never go wrong with a romper. I’d add black leggings and booties if it would have been colder, but that wasn’t the case.

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I have my favorite model dog, Trip along side of me. He has legit posing skills.CD9A7703CD9A7720CD9A7684CD9A7715 CD9A7713Romper: Riff Raff

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Hello World!

793a1189Hi y’all! I am Nicole Davidge, a wedding photographer based out of New Orleans, Louisiana, and a fashion junky.

793a1596I recently did a fun session featuring some of my favorite styles with the very talented Stephanie Davis Photography. Take a peek at this colorful session filled with black stripes and gold polka dots!

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I just landed in Portland, Oregon for Mystic Seminars, a 4 day wedding photography seminar, and I can’t wait to learn from some of the most creative minds in the business. I will also be doing a workshop with Susan Stripling! I am SOOO excited! Wish me luck! I’ll be sending love from Portland very soon! 793a1766