Evie Update

While Evie and I were in New York, she was invited to hang out on set at our Kiwi Magazine cover shoot. She loved playing on their chalkboard wall. And, she did surprisingly well the rest of the day…. and even took her nap in her stroller so I made a cove of black v-flats to help keep her asleep on set.
At home, I pulled out my camera when she was playing on our bed. I need to do this more often. The proverb of “The shoemaker’s children go barefoot.” is unfortunately a little too true for Evie. I rarely dig out my “good” camera for pictures of her, but I’m so glad I did. She’s growing up so fast. Changing so quickly… and that personality of hers can’t seem to get bigger.
She is 19 months. I can’t believe it. 

© 2012 Nicole Hill Gerulat, All Rights Reserved.

Us Weekly / Bacardi Shoot

In April, I had a great shoot for an Us Weekly/Bacardi advertorial featuring three parties with Busy Philipps. The parties will be featured individually throughout the summer in the magazine. Here is the first, featured in the June 11th Us Weekly issue:

So happy to work with…..
Carrie Purcell, Food Styling
Kate Martindale, Prop Styling
Hopefully I can show some behind-the-scenes because I’d love to share with you all the great details Carrie and Kate created.

Evie & Stella

When I ask Evie if she wants to see Nanny (Natalie), she just starts barking for Natalie’s dog, Stella. It was a happy reunion when she woke up from her nap to find herself smothered by Stella in Nat’s apartment. So basically, we made it here safely and are excited for lots of adventures this week!

© 2012 Nicole Hill Gerulat, All Rights Reserved.

Striped Wall: Patterns and Colors

I hope you all had a great Memorial Day weekend, remembering our fallen heros.
Here’s the final striped wall shoot. It was fun to work with an old friend who modeled for us! Mallory styled again and we were lucky enough to use some clothes from Soel Boutique. I haven’t been into Soel for such a long time and found the cutest clothes and jewelry and some sweet little toys for Evie… each time we went I came back with awesome things… you have to visit!
This week, Evie and I are going back to Manhattan for two shoots, Natalie’s birthday, and to meet up with Adam who will be working out there too. Follow our adventures on Instagram (@nicolegerulat).
Happy Tuesday!
Also! Head over to the Nicole’s Classes blog where Melanie has shared her 10 Favorite Free Fonts! We’re sharing great things every work day!

 © 2012 Nicole Hill Gerulat, All Rights Reserved. Styling by Mallory Ullman. Assting: Cassidy Tuttle. Photos 1-3: Top from Soel; Photos 4-5: Top and Pants from Soel.

Striped Wall: Kiddos

Tomorrow I’ll post the last of the striped wall before I share a few fun timelapse and stop motion. Aren’t these kids just adorable? The top knot and the curls just kill me.
Doing anything fun this wknd for Memorial Day? I’m living the housewife’s dream and buying a new washer/dryer. So excited not to have it rip our clothes to shreds. This weekend, Nicole’s Classes is having a 28% off sale on all classes and textbooks!

©2012 Nicole Hill Gerulat, All Rights Reserved. Wardrobe Styling: Mallory Ullman, Assisting: Cassidy Tuttle. 

Striped Wall: Swimsuit Babes

I’ll be showing all our images on the striped wall this week… and here is the first! Swimsuit babies! I die over little kids in swimsuits. Great wardrobe styling by Mallory Ullman!
Aren’t you so excited for summer? Our pool opened today and I hope to spend lots of mornings there with my Evie. Have a great Monday!

©2012 Nicole Hill Gerulat, All Rights Reserved. Wardrobe Styling: Mallory Ullman, Assisting: Cassidy Tuttle. Top bikini from Old Navy. All other clothing from The Gap. Sunglasses from Target.

Hula Animation and In The News

My assistant-stylist-extraordinaire, Mallory, and first assistant Cassidy and I have been having so much fun on our new striped wall set. I’ll post everything Monday, but wanted to share this summery animation I made.

This week was a good in-the-news week for me. Check out my photo tips for taking travel photos of kids on Fox News, and a feature on Utah bloggers at Deseret NewsWe’ve had so much positive feedback over our free tutorials and downloads on the NC blog. If you haven’t subscribed yet, visit here! (We’re also on Pinterest.)Have a great weekend!©2012 Nicole Hill Gerulat, All Rights Reserved. Photos by Nicole Gerulat, Wardrobe styling by Mallory Ullman, Assisting by Cassidy Tuttle.

Stripeys & Giveaway Announced

Had a great shoot today with an old friend today –I’ll show you more soon!
In the meantime, congratulations to Forget Laundry for winning a Logophilia poster! Please email me so I can pass on your information.


© 2012 Nicole Hill Gerulat, All Rights Reserved. Styling by Mallory Ullman. Assisting: Cassidy. Wardrobe courtesy of Soel Boutique.

Casting!

I’m casting for a fun kids fashion shoot in Utah County for Thurs/Fri of this week. If you are interested, please click here for instructions. If you have submitted in the past, please submit again so we have current photos for our records. Thank you!