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Keep it Real | Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Hampton Roads Baby and Children Photographer

Years ago, my cousin Shari sent me a picture of my father and me dancing at her 1995 wedding.  The thing about the picture is that I never knew it was taken.  Another thing about the picture is that it was the only time I had ever danced with my father… and until I laid eyes on the photograph, I could not recall the moment had even existed.  It was like I was staring at two strangers.

Had I known this picture was being taken, I probably would have *tried* to fix my hair,  and no doubt, my mind would have wandered to what the the picture would end up looking like… All instead of giving my father my undivided attention, adoration and affection… Instead of allowing myself to be real.

This photograph represents a once-in-a-lifetime moment.  Every moment is, isn’t it? This particular moment presses hard on my chest, and brings a lump to my throat because not only is it one of the few photographs I have of the two of us as adults, it is the only time I danced with my father in our 24 years together.

I received this image from my sweet cousin soon after he passed away in April 1997. Is how my hair looked significant? I think not.

Do whatever it takes to convince yourself… To BELIEVE… To understand that the camera is not an evil monster spotlighting your flaws, but instead the angel highlighting your life.

If you got this far, thank you… Keep it real.

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Michelle - Some of the BEST photos are the most candid ones. There is so much emotion in this pic, Elyse!

I agree…keep it real. :)

Casting Call for 2011 SPROUT KIDS! | Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Hampton, Newport News Photographer

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elyse - If your image is digital, you can email it to elyse@sweetpeoplephotography.com and then swing by the store to fill out the form to submit. Thank you for your interest in becoming one of SPROUT’s next top models!!

elyse - AND just to be clear, it is not really a CONTEST but a CASTING CALL looking for kids to participate in a stylized photo shoot for Sprout …Last day to submit a photo is Oct 31st.

elyse - No appointments Natalie-Information is in the flyer… Need to submit a photo to Sprout on Laskin Rd OR go there and they can snap a picture for you. Ages babies (sitting up approx) to 8 years.

Natalie - Are you taking appointments for the photo shoot?is there any other info about the contest?

Well we sure have been Busy Bees in Virginia Beach | Virginia newborn, baby and children photographer

Well with earthquakes and hurricanes, pools and popsicles a thing of the past, it is with great pleasure that I introduce the next fabulous giveaway!  Several weeks ago, I decided to start featuring special local boutiques and stores.  Some of the stores are clearly related to children and some are related with a TWIST! The first store I featured, was a home store… so definitely one of the stores not so clearly related.  Chartreuse was that store, in case you missed that post.  Cindy offers all sorts of goodies for a the home, but also for a child’s room- hand-painted custom signs to dressers, desks, beds, and everything in between.

Today, I am so excited to feature a store that is clearly all about babies and children!  Drum roll please… it is located in Hilltop Shopping Center in Virginia Beach…… drum roll please…… Busy Bees Children’s Boutique!

Here is a little bit of history about the Busy Bees store and the beautiful owner, Stephanie Fisher:

How long have you been open?

Busy Bees opened its doors in May 2007.  Thanks to our awesome customers, we have been voted Best of the Beach for the past 4 years!

Where are you from and how did you end up in this business?
I am originally from the Northern Neck of Virginia.  I moved to Virginia Beach to attend Virginia Wesleyan College, where I met my wonderful husband, Josh Fisher.  We fell in love with Virginia Beach and decided to call it home.  We have now been in the area for twelve years!  Growing up, I always dreamed I would run my own business.  When the time was right, I did my research and learned that Virginia Beach lacked a children’s store, and I decided it was time to fill that void.  It was really important to me to offer a one-stop-shop for parents, grandparents, and kids alike. I also wanted to offer the very latest in children’s clothing as well as accessories.  Busy Bees is always growing and evolving partly because  I LOVE listening to my customers and making sure we constantly meet their needs and exceed their expectations.  One of my favorite parts about owning a children’s boutique is meeting my customers and actually watching their family’s grow.

What services do you offer?
Busy Bees offers a variety of services including an awesome baby registry for expecting parents.  We also have a Birthday Club! Of course don’t forget  online shopping, shipping, and complementary gift wrapping… (*Which I personally LOVE LOVE LOVE!)
What sizes do you sell- is it just babies and children?
We actually go all the way from NEWBORN up to TWEEN!
What are some of the gorgeous lines you carry?
Bumbleride Strollers
Nest Diaper Bags
Aden and Anais
Serena and Lily
Tea Collection
Kissy Kissy
Kate Mack
Anita G.
Appaman
Bailey Boys
Little English
Dante Beatrix
Vineyard Vines
Melissa and Doug
Oh my goodness, these are some of my all time absolute favorite lines… Kissy Kissy probably wins for newborns and babies for me! I just had to have all of my babies in that crazy soft cotton- I want Kissy Kissy grown up pajamas!  When Aden and Anais first came out with their swaddling blankets, I purchased them for an expecting friend, and she confided in me later, that they were her favorite gift from her baby shower and then she started giving them as gifts too!

Here is what some people are saying:
“Busy Bees is the perfect local children’s boutique to find unique and fun clothing that my children love. The quality of the merchandise is unmatched in this area.  It’s great to be able to find everything from school clothes to special occasion to smaller birthday gifts all in one place.  I come almost weekly to check out the great, new things!”   – Jennifer G.

“We love Busy Bees because they offer the newest youth fashion trends while keeping school dress codes in mind. Their convenient Hilltop location is also a bonus for last minute hard to find wardrobe items.”  – Angie C.
This GIVEAWAY IS SO AWESOME!  The winner (chosen by random.org), will receive a 4 pack of swaddlers, 3 pack of bibs and a 2 pack of burpies… value around $100! (These sets can be selected and customized for either a boy or girl)
Here is HOW to ENTER the giveaway (IT’S SO EASY!):
1. Leave a comment below (on this blog post), about what Busy Bees means to you- either what you think about the name Busy Bees or just about the store itself!  Just leave Stephanie some “love”.
2. Go to Busy Bees Facebook page and click “LIKE”, leave a comment HERE on this blog post (now you have two entries).  Feel free to leave (an optional message on Stephanie’s wall… everyone loves messages!)  It is okay if you are already a Facebook fan of Busy Bees, just leave a comment here saying so:)
3. Go to Sweet People Photography/Elyse Cardon Photography Facebook page and click “like”.  If you are already a fan (I LOVE YOU TOO), feel free to leave (an optional) message on my wall. BUT TO ENTER, leave a comment here on this blog that you are a FB fan already.
To be clear, there are three quick steps to enter, leave three separate comments on the blog and that’s it!
For additional entries:
1. Follow me on Twitter.
2. Subscribe to this Blog (enter your email on the sliding side bar to the left, then verify your email, when it comes to your inbox).
**Leave a comment for each additional entry.
ONE Winner will be chosen on October 5th at 9am EST.
Busy Bees Children’s Boutique
1544 Laskin Road #216
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
757-425-2337
www.shopbusybees.com
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lucy - I love busy bees. Everyone is so friendly and helpful and all the merchandise is beautiful!

Meg - I liked your facebook page!

Kelly - I liked busy bees facebook page!

Kelly - I haven’t been to busy bees yet – but the facebook page shows that it has the quality products I am going to want to buy from there once I know what I am having!

Emily - I subscribe to the SPP blog

Emily - I am a new fan of SPP photography on Facebook!

Emily - I am a fan of Busy Bees on Facebook

Emily - Busy Bees is, by far, the best children’s store in the area! The store is as beautiful as their wonderful merchandise. I re-discovered the store when I had my daughter and REALLY enjoy shopping for her there!

Rachel - i subscribe to the SPP blog

Rachel - i am SPP’s biggest fan!

Rachel - i’m a new fan on the BB facebook page!

Rachel - busy bees is one of the best stores in town for unique clothing and gifts for children!

karen - I subscribe to your blog.

karen - i am a fan of spp on facebook

karen - i am a fan of busy bees on facebook

karen - really like the aden and anais products…cannot wait to see the whole store

Katherine Smothers - I am a HUGE fan of SPP!

Katherine Smothers - I am now a fan on FB of Busy Bees!

Katherine Smothers - I love the name Busy Bees!! As the mom of 4 year old twins, it perfectly describes the fun youthful energy of children! Even though I live in Richmond, I am dying to get down there and check out the store!

Valerie - Subscribed via email! :)

Valerie - Followed @ecphotography09 on Twitter

Valerie - Liked Elyse Cardon Photography on Facebook.

Valerie - I liked Busy Bees on Facebook

Valerie - Busy Bees has CUTE stuff!!!

tamsen - looks like a really fun store! i could spend HOURS in stores like that :)

Ashley Chin - It looks like a neat store! I have friends that are getting ready to have babies and I will definitely be stopping in for some gift ideas!!!

Denise - Subscribed! : )

Denise - Visited SPP’s Facebook page and left a comment (again under Jason’s name! LOL)

Denise - “Liked” Busy Bees on Facebook & left a comment (although under my hubby’s name by accident! Oops!)

Denise - I love the name Busy Bees! It’s something any mom can relate too and suites the little ones to a tee : )

Denise - I love the name Busy Bees and think everyone can relate to it. It describes the little one’s to a tee : )

Laura - What an adorable store!! It sure looks like they offer a ton of cute clothes and decor. The name busy bees is so cute, to me it reminds me of little kiddos busy playing on a playground :)

Jenny - What a cute cute store!!!

Jill Dalton - We LOVE Busy Bees! The Tea Collection is our favorite for my daughter and we always love Vineyard Vines for my young son! Thank you for offering great items in such a cool store!

Tammy Wyland - Love your store :)

Rebecca Silverstein - Will have to check it out!

Laura - I am a facebook fan of both Busy Bees and Sweet People, two wonderful local businesses that cater to families and go out of their way to provide quality service and products.

Laura - Entering Busy Bees Boutique makes me want to have another child! *ALMOST* :)

Laura - This store is PERFECT for finding unique clothes and toys for your unique children and friends!

rachel - i subscribe to your blog.

rachel - i follow you on twitter

rachel - i am already a fan of SPP on facebook

rachel - i am already a fan of busy bees. Love the store.

rachel - I love a&a products. The store has a great selection is really unique items. I have already purchased a few items for my little one who is not due until December. I am sure that I will become a regular one he arrives.

Where the Sidewalk Ends | Virginia Beach Norfolk Chesapeake Children Photographer

I think Shel Silverstein summed it up best with this little poem:

 Colors

My skin is kind of sort of brownish

Pinkish yellowish white

My eyes are greyish blueish green,

But I’m told they look orange in the night.

My hair is reddish blondish brown,

But it’s silver when it’s wet.

And all the colors I am inside

Have not been invented yet.

 

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Megan Zuckerman - wow! gorgeous!

stephanie - Absolutely beautiful!!!!

willette - elyse….dang….these are breathtaking!!!!!!! LOVE everything about them!

Jan - These are works of art I could stare at for hours, forever actually!! :))). breathtaking!!

Lauren Barkan - your girls are BEAUTIFUL!!!!! so are your pictures…amazing, all of them!

susan - my dollbabies! love them all!

Michelle Chissler - Stunning. Simply stunning.

Chartreuse – VB House of Style | {Virginia Newborn Photographer}

Meet Cindy Pennybacker.  Artist extraordinaire and owner of Virginia Beach’s fabulous new home store, CHARTREUSE.  Cindy has an absolutely amazing eye for all things beautiful.  She sees an old sideboard, vanity, bed frame, chandelier, armoire… you name it, she transforms them into one-of-a-kind pieces for the home and garden.  I absolutely love using her pieces for kids’ rooms and nurseries, never mind the more obvious locations. I also happen to adore her amazing wood signs and frames.

I commissioned Cindy to put together a sign for my husband’s 40th birthday gift.  She made the piece out of reclaimed wood, hand painted, distressed, and added my words (my take on a traditional blessing for the home) all by hand….

Now I have the most unique piece of personal art displayed in the foyer of our home.

CHARTREUSE, located at 1703 Mediterranean Ave. in Virginia Beach, offers a large showroom floor where Cindy’s pieces and objets d’art take center stage.  She has turned the backstage into a dreamy studio and storage space and in true Cindy-style, she has named  it “The Vault”.  She gets a twinkle in her eye when she talks about it, “Everyone is so curious about what’s behind the french doors… There is something about it that is quite alluring for my clients and customers.  They love to shop in the main store no doubt, but when they look inside ‘the vault’, something magical happens.  They feel they’ve discovered uncharted territory and there’s valuable treasure to be found.” The trick is being in the right place at the right time, because the items in both the front and the back seem to fly right out the door.

When I met Cindy, I was immediately struck by her energy (I finally met my match! :)).  She was refreshingly genuine, extremely passionate, and gifted in so many ways.  I told her she was living a life that so many people wish they could, in that she followed her dream and is making a living doing it.  I’ve nicknamed her “Triple Threat”.  Why? Certainly not because she is threatening in any way.  This is why: There are stores with antiques.  There are stores with distressed furniture, art and interesting finds.  But how about a store where the antiques, art, and interesting finds were found, redesigned and reinvented 100% by the artist who also just so happens to run and own the beautiful store.

Here is my interview with Cindy:

FIRST, TELL US ABOUT YOUR STYLE…

My style is easy with a hint of refinement.  It’s whimsical with a dash of tradition.  It’s whatever I happen to be in the mood for.  It changes but it is always comfortable.

WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO TAKE YOUR NAME, FORMERLY KNOWN AS “BEACH CHICK ART”, AND CHANGE IT TO “CHARTREUSE”? (which I happen to LOVE, LOVE, LOVE… BTW:))

I was named “Beach Chick Art” by the locals.  It stuck, it worked and I liked it.  However, when looking to open my storefront, I realized that there are so many facets to my work that cannot be defined under the name Beach Chick Art.  I love so many different kinds of art, so many styles.  I love antiques, photography, interior design, home decor, and of course other artist’s work.  I love shabby chic, French, beach-y, mod, vintage, Moroccan,  Asian… I feel a lot of symbolic meaning in the name CHARTREUSE.  Some of it perhaps obvious, some perhaps not. I think it is the perfect name for my store, but at the core, I am really a ‘beach chick’ doing art.

IS IT TRUE YOU WORKED ON YOUR FURNITURE AND ART IN YOUR (relatively) SMALL BEACH COTTAGE FOR YEARS? HOW DID YOU EVEN WALK FROM ROOM TO ROOM?

It’s true and I have scars to prove it! LOL!  I would paint madly for days and then have a tag sale.  I just posted the sale on my Facebook page, and then between the random passerby, my regular clients, and the boutique owners, I would sell it ALL.   The cycle would begin again: find more furniture, build more, paint more and sell it all.

WHEN YOU SEE A PIECE OF FURNITURE THAT NEEDS YOUR SPECIAL TOUCH, DO YOU IMMEDIATELY KNOW WHAT YOU WANT TO DO WITH IT OR DO YOU DEVELOP YOUR IDEAS OVER TIME?

Most of the time I immediately know what I want to do to a piece.  Sometimes I think of multiple ideas and then I let them simmer and I sit back and wait.  I’ve held onto special pieces for 6+years just waiting for the right pairing or opportunity. And when the magic happens it’s so beautiful. For instance I had this beautiful Gothic piece that came out of a Victorian home.  I loved it.  I didn’t touch it though, because I just knew it needed something beyond paint.  Six years later, I found an alter that came out of a Williamsburg church and I noticed they were similar.  I joined the two pieces together and everyone thought they had always been together as one piece.  It sold in less than 24 hours!

I HAVE HEARD YOU SAY THAT OUT OF ALL THE ROOMS IN A HOME, YOU LOVE THE BEDROOM THE MOST.  WHY THE BEDROOM?

I think bedrooms are so special.  The bedroom is where you start and end the day.  We sleep in them. We read stories to our children in them.  We escape to them.  But most importantly WE WAKE UP in them!  Our surroundings have the power to start the day in an immediate way.  When you open your eyes and greet the sun you should feel happy, refreshed, privileged… and of course thankful.

WHEN YOU ARE NOT WORKING (YEAH, RIGHT!) WHERE CAN WE FIND YOU?

My time away from work is spent with family and friends at either church or the beach.  If I am lucky, I get to eat food…. sitting down…while drinking a glass of wine!

WHAT OR WHO INSPIRES YOU?

I’m a dork who loves me some Martha Stewart!  She was my original inspiration for turning what I do into a business.  She’s brilliant and creative.  She has taken everyday common sense ideas and turned them into a fortune.  I’ve actually had people tell me there is no way that I can make a living doing what I (love to) do… I say don’t be ridiculous.  Ppppfffttttt!  (that’s me laughing)!

FAVORITE ITEM OR PIECE OF FURNITURE IN YOUR OWN HOME?

My favorite piece in my home, right now (because it is always changing), is a small cabinet from Turkey.  It’s an antique with simple details and a black & white marble top… and, of course, I painted the wood… white.   It makes a quiet statement and it’s functional.

WHAT IS YOUR SECRET INDULGENCE?

Fabric!  I am such a brat when it comes to sheets and mattresses!  I’m not going to tell you my thread-count requirements… but I have them… and they are high.:)

IF YOU WEREN’T AN ARTIST, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?

I would be a professional surfer… ha- I wish!

TELL US ABOUT THE  NEW VOLUNTEER PROGRAM YOU CREATED.

It is part of a larger program called Wave City Care through the WAVE church.  I had an idea to give underprivileged kids the opportunity to take art classes.  The program is called City Color. They will actually bring the children to CHARTREUSE, where I have a special studio space designated for art classes.  I will have all of the art supplies and a spread of food for them to enjoy while they explore the magical world of art.  I want it to be an extremely happy experience.

DO YOU HAVE A COUPLE FAVORITE BLOGS THAT YOU CAN SHARE WITH US?

Of course!

http://habituallychic.blogspot.com/

http://dreamywhites.blogspot.com/

http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/

Cindy has been generous enough donate this sign (normally sells for $275) to this Sweet People Photography® Giveaway!

Check out this sign she has put together from reclaimed wood.  She hand painted and distressed it and it is a gorgeous work of art (measures 16.5″ x 31.5″) for a baby or child’s room.  (The “LOVE” color can be changed if needed.) THANK YOU CINDY for the piece and also your time!

TO ENTER:

Leave a comment answering the following question: WHAT COMES TO MIND WHEN YOU HEAR THE WORD “CHARTREUSE”?

For additional chances to win (WHY  NOT??), leave a SEPARATE comment for each additional step taken below.  There are 7 opportunities for each person to win.  ENTRIES MUST BE ENTERED HERE, NOT ON FACEBOOK. This giveaway is not affiliated AT ALL in ANY WAY affiliated with Facebook.

1. Go to Chartreuse’s Facebook page and become a fan – click “like”.

2. Click “like” and become a fan of Elyse Cardon Photography/Sweet People Photography®. (It is still known as Elyse Cardon Photography on Facebook cause you know Facebook has some silly rules:))

3. After you are a fan of Elyse, leave a comment on Chartreuse’s Facebook wall by actually typing (not copy and pasting) the following:  Newest fan from @Elyse Cardon Photography (click on the FB link that will pop up while you are typing, and then it will be highlighted) …and feel free to tell Cindy how much you love CHARTREUSE!

4. If  you have a twitter account, please tweet @ecphotography09 and @VB_House of Style have an awesome giveaway! Have you entered yet?  http://yougetthepicture.net/?p=1360

5. Subscribe to receive email updates, news and sales from Sweet People Photography® blog. (tab is right over there on the pink LEFT-HAND sliding sidebar)

6. Subscribe to receive email updates, news and sales from Chartreuse’s blog.

 

 

THIS CONTEST ENDED JULY 31, 2011.  YOU ARE WELCOME TO LEAVE A COMMENT (WE LOVE IT! BUT IT WILL NOT BE ENTERED INTO A CONTEST/GIVEAWAY) I will be highlighting other local stores in the next few weeks that have something relating to children, babies, maternity and family… so if you know any stores that might like to participate in this giveaway, please email me: elyse@sweetpeoplephotography.com

Also, we are coming into the busiest season for Sweet People Photography®. If you are thinking about a session for your children, please don’t wait to schedule at the last minute. (*Exceptions will always try to be made for newborns!!)  I am booking NOW for the Autumn and Winter.  Thank you!

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Lauren - it makes me think of a praying mantis..a sense of calm

Lauren - It makes me think of a praying mantis…a sense of calm.

Debbie - I think of an accordion pleat tent dress I wore to an 8th grade graduation in the late 60’s! I felt beautiful and so grown up!

Danielle - How do I get the love wood sign!!! I want it for my little girls room!

It’s Giveaway time with Sweet People Photography® | Chartreuse – Virginia Beach Home Furniture, Antiques and Vintage Finds « I LOVE CHARTREUSE - […] was so much fun answering her questions for the interview Q&A portion of the post. Click here to check it out, to learn even more about how CHARTREUSE began and about little ‘ole me […]

Stephanie E. - Chartruse makes me think of peacock feathers.
Liked you on FB, liked Elyse Cardon Photography.

Ashley Adams - I left a comment when becoming the newest fan of Elyse Cardon photography!

Ashley Adams - I subscribed to receive emails from Sweet People Photography blog!

Ashley Adams - I LIKED you on facebook.

Ashley Adams - I subscribed to recieve emails.

Ashley Adams - When I say Chartreuse three words come to mind which are french, couture, and chic .

Stacey Mills - subscribed to her blog

Stacey Mills - subscribed to your blog-thought I was already…

Stacey Mills - fan of your FB page

Stacey Mills - left the newest fan comment on her FB page

Stacey Mills - Became a fan of Chartreuse’s fb page

Stacey Mills - Chartreuse makes me think of a rich green color! I am a fan of her FB page now too! Thanks!!

aarynn mcmahon - i subscribed to receive e-mails too:)

Darcy Kaushagen - i signed up for chartreuse’s updates on email!

Darcy Kaushagen - i like you on fb!

Darcy Kaushagen - i ‘like’ chartreuse on fb!

Darcy Kaushagen - When I hear the word ‘chartreuse’ I think of a vintage green color. it reminds me of my very stylish grandmother and her decor at our old lake cabin we visited with my cousins every summer. She had THE COOLEST pieces of lime colored furniture there :-)

Jessica - I subscribed to Chartreuse’s email updates.

Jessica - I subscribed to receive updates from you.

Jessica - I tweeted about the giveaway.

Jessica - I left a comment on Chartreuse’s facebook page with you tagged.

Jessica - I liked you on facebook.

Jessica - I liked CHARTREUSE on facebook.

Jessica - When I hear the word CHARTREUSE I think of bold green color & not being afraid to be unique.

Dana - Chartreuse makes me think of…french style, appletinis, and lovely reused things

rhys - liked you on facebook…

rhys - my daughter – she is learning her colors – we haven’t quite made it to chartreuse – but it’s on the list! :)

Laurie McClure - I’m a fan of a fan of Elyse Cardon Photography/Sweet People Photography® on facebook

Laurie McClure - I posted that you sent me on Chartreuse’s facebook page.

Laurie McClure - I’m a fan of Chartreuse’s on facebook

Jennifer M. - I tweeted about the giveaway!

Jennifer M. - I’m a fan of Sweet People Photography on Facebook!

Jennifer M. - I let Chartreuse know how much I like her and that you referred me to her!

Jennifer M. - I’m a fan of Chartreuse on Facebook!

Jennifer M. - When I hear the word “Chartreuse” I think of being bold. You have to be bold to use the color, which I love. It’s also a color which will not be ignored.

Rachel - i subscribed to receive chartreuse’s email updates!

Rachel - i receive SPP email updates!

Rachel - i am DEFINITELY a fan of sweet people photography!!

Rachel - i left cindy a message on the chartreuse facebook page

Rachel - since i have met cindy and know how creative she is, chartreuse makes me think of “art” and “reuse”. it perfectly reflects what’s in her store!

Rachel - already a fan of chartreuse!

suzie - when I hear the word chartreuse, I think of the the color green

Tessa Duquette - What if I’m already a fan of Sweet People Photography & Chartreause on Facebook?? I tweeted and asked to receive emails from Chartreause’s blog :)

Rachel - i tweeted

Rachel - i subscribe to SPP emails updates

Rachel - left a message on Chartreuse’s Facebook page.

Rachel - already a fan of sweet people photogrpahy on facebook

Rachel - Chartreuse was the color dress i wore the last time i saw my grandfahter before he passed away. 14 years later I still smile everytime i see the dress hanging in my closet

Rachel - I subscribed to Chartreuse’s website sire updates

Emily - The movie Monsters Inc…whenever we watch it my husband says “what’s puse?” :)

Nate - I think of green apple jolly ranchers.

Mona - Chartreuse reminds me of crushed velvet. SPP email list.

Mona - Chartreuse reminds me of crushed velvet. Chartreuse blog email list.

Mona - Chartreuse reminds me of crushed velvet. Comment on chartreuse fb page.

Mona - Chartreuse reminds me of crushed velvet. Chartreuse fb fan.

Julie M. - The word Chartreuse reminds me of girl scount camp and the fun we had singing songs on the porch when I was a counselor. There was a song called Chartreuse Buzzards, an odd reference, but it makes me think of happy times :)

Mona - Chartreuse reminds me of crushed velvet. ECP fb fan.

Mona - Chartreuse reminds me of crushed velvet.

aarynn mcmahon - I am also a huge fan of Elyse Cardon and Sweet People Photography! Beautiful work!!

aarynn mcmahon - I left a comment on Chartreuse’s wall.

aarynn mcmahon - I am a fan of Chartreuse! A HUGE fan! :)

aarynn mcmahon - When I hear the word Chartreuse I think of sea glass. My mom and I used to hunt for it at the beach and found several beautiful pieces. The glass we found were in shades of blue, green, and CHARTREUSE. To me this word is synonymous with the sea, sun, and sand.

Rachel - I am a fan of Chartreuse on Facebook.

Michelle Chissler - I’m also a fan of Elyse Cardon Photography/Sweet People on FB…this is a no brainer! 😉

Michelle Chissler - Of course I’m a fan of ECP/Sweet People on Facebook…that’s a no brainer!! 😉

Michelle Chissler - I left a comment on Chartreuse’s Facebook wall.

Michelle Chissler - I am a fan of Chartreuse on Facebook.

Michelle Chissler - When I hear Chartreuse, my mind immediately goes to a small tube of acrylic paint that I had growing up. It was such a lush, springy green with just a bit of a pearl finish that gave it a wonderful glow.

I also just love saying chartreuse…so grown up & chic as it rolls off the tongue. 😉

kelly - oh…i didn’t read the directions (imagine that)….my uncle and aunt wrote a song in the late 1980s (they are song writers/musicians) called “chartreuse”…it was awesome….it was never “cut” or recorded professionally, but i will never forget that song (and this is how i will always remember the name of this awesome store)

kelly - ohhh…..i would even drive to VB to check out this store (and of course to see you elyse!). thanks for highlighting this awesome store…i. “liked” their page….loving all of her stuff!

Rachel - OMG Elyse. This is the place i have been looking for. I have started working on the nursey but have not found a dresser/ changing table that I love. Can’t wait to go down and check out her store. I liked her facebook page.

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