i have to say i’m really proud to be from kansas city. so many amazing things are happening here and some of them seemingly in my own back yard. karrie kaneda, a fellow roeland park resident, is the designer behind happy habitat, a line of eco-friendly pillows, throws and baby blankets. karrie was recently in the running for the martha stewart american made contest so we put together an amazing lifestyle shoot to showcase her products.
karrie designs each pattern herself and the products are as luxurious as they are beautiful. her daughter phoebe was the perfect model for our moroccan themed tea party.
phoebe and her brother reese loved spending time in the tee pee we constructed with bamboo sticks and some of our favorite happy habitat throws.
most of my readers know gina. she’s the incredible makeup artist/hair stylist behind so many of my senior portrait sessions but what they don’t know is that gina is just a good in front of the camera as she is behind it. i’ve wanted gina in front of my camera ever since i met her and i was thrilled that she agreed to model for us. she and her darling kids were all fans of the tee pee as well. if given the time, i’m pretty sure i could have curled up with a good book and spent the entire afternoon there myself.
oh, frankie. those darling red curls. they just kill me. perfect with the red and pink heart pillow and throw.
nevermind the 12 people running around behind the scenes while gina and her handsome hubby jared enjoyed the moroccan picnic we created for them.
and while we had the whole kaneda clan together we decided to grab a few family portraits as well. i just love how much fun they all have together!
this will most definitely go down in history as one of my favorite shoots of all-time. karrie and i collaborated for months leading up to this shoot and our wheels are already turning for the next one.
you can shop the entire eco-friendly, made in america happy habitat line here. and you can also keep up with karrie on facebook, pinterest and instagram.