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Holiday Photo Shoot

Just before the holidays, my girlfriend Natasha invited me to join a holiday photo shoot and I had to share ALL of the details!  Including, but limited to the fierce gold and silver sequined wardrobes.  Because, of course, what else would you wear for such a festive occasion?

Natasha pulled out all the stops in pulling this shoot together and I absolutely loved being a part of the whole event.


On a Friday just prior to Christmas, we all shimmied downtown to an AMAZING shared office space in the heart of our Denver tourist district, which also includes a fantastic space for portraits.  Natural lighting and simple, clean, white walls galore!  With a on-trend table setting of classic, clear china, champagne flutes filled with bubbly, and cupcakes with sparkly sprinkles… I was in heaven!


The other women involved are all either starting or have had their own businesses, being bloggers, stylists, jewelry designers, photographers, or boutique owners.  (All of their information is linked below.)  It was wonderful to be surrounded by such examples of girl power just before the weekend.  Because heck, we all know girls run the world. 🙂

A HUGE thanks to the wonderful vendors that shared their time, skills, and materials for the purpose of this fun, festive affair.  The inspiration all started with a creative set of balloons, and I loved seeing every step of the process as it blossomed into something truly special.

Shop North DetailBalloons

Colorado Party Rentals

Gigi’s Cupcakes

UberChic Nail Boutique

The Hive on 16th

Natasha, Rebecca, Alison, Andrea, & Hannah

Amanda Tromp-photography


Top: Forever 21, Cords: Lilly Pulitzer, Belt: Eddie Bauer, Heels: Jimmy Choo, Jewelry: Gild Collective

The second I saw the cupcakes being delivered to the photo shoot, I knew that they would have to be a part of our updated branding at SST.  (I mean, the sprinkles sparkled!!  Can’t beat that.)  While I’m actually not at all planning a re-brand in the near future, I’ve come to learn that planning ahead is the primary key to success in the blog world.  With that in mind, our photographer graciously offered to take some cupcake-related pictures for my future use.

IMG_0503122 For those new to SST, cupcakes have always been a big part of my life in blogging.  They are the perfect, real-life example of moderation and balance in life, adding just a small touch of sweetness to our days.  In fact, I love them so much that they’re the first (& current) banner I created to represent the Semi-Sweet Tooth brand!  (Insider note: I actually tried to start with a picture of a chocolate chip cookie, but the pink cupcakes I baked with a super Scottish friend –and professional baker- turned out to be just what the doctor ordered.  We made the cupcakes in the current banner when we volunteered to make lunch at Ronald McDonald House in downtown Chicago.  Yummin!)





What do you like to wear when your planning to celebrate the holidays in a festive manner?

Are there any girl power women in your life that inspire you to grow and keep achieving your next goals?

Create a great life!

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  • Reply Pretty Little Grub

    What a gorgeous photo shoot. I love all the outfits everyone is wearing, so pretty.

    January 5, 2016 at 8:32 am
    • Reply semisweettooth

      Thanks! It was a blast – and a great way to build our local blogging community, too. 🙂

      January 5, 2016 at 9:30 am
  • Reply Sara

    This looks like an amazing photo shoot! I love how it turned out 🙂 I’ll admit I’m a little envious…I don’t know any bloggers (in person) or even of any locally. I’m glad you had a great time and have some pics to use in the future as well!

    January 5, 2016 at 10:48 am
    • Reply semisweettooth

      I actually started reaching out to other blogger using the #DenverBlogger on Instagram and started a little group of girls to connect on blogging. It’s been hugely beneficial to relate to others with the same interest. We try to plan monthly catch ups and have actually become great friends and supporters through it all. I highly recommend the approach if you’re looking for a similar group. 🙂

      January 5, 2016 at 1:55 pm
      • Reply Sara

        That’s a great idea! I will have to give that a try, thanks!

        January 5, 2016 at 8:23 pm
  • Reply Mademoiselle Coconath

    What a great shoot! Gorgeous!
    Mademoiselle Coconath

    January 5, 2016 at 1:03 pm
  • Reply Ashley @ A Lady Goes West

    Oh my gosh, these are FABULOUS! Not only do you look beautiful, but the photography, outfit and props are perfection!

    January 5, 2016 at 2:39 pm
    • Reply semisweettooth

      Thanks! It was such a blast to be a part of the festivities. 🙂

      January 5, 2016 at 3:46 pm
  • Reply Denver Winters | Semi-Sweet Tooth

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    January 19, 2016 at 6:47 am
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