I had so much fun during the product photo session with Jenna at Haute Mess Restorations! Her small business restores old furniture and she has so many beautiful pieces currently available! Not only did I get to photograph her current inventory for listing on the Haute Mess Restorations Facebook and Etsy accounts (be sure to check it out!!), but I got a small sneak peek at some of her almost-finished pieces as well and I can tell you there are some super cute items that will be available soon that you don't want to miss out on!
And you've got to hear the story behind why Jenna started Haute Mess Restorations:
"When my daughter was born a little less than a year ago, I decided to leave my crazy busy job in Higher Education to stay home with her. While it was the single best decision I have ever made, dropping down to one income caused our family some serious financial strain. My husband works really hard and has a great job but with the pressure of student loans piling up, we needed to supplement our income somehow. I really didn't want to go back to work so I began to seek the Lord for the answer that He would have. One Saturday afternoon, my husband and I were driving around so that our daughter could get in a nap in the backseat. We drove through a neighborhood with sown beautiful homes and happened to see some people moving a beautiful (but oddly ornate) wardrobe to the sidewalk. I felt strangely drawn to the piece and jumped out of the car to ask if I could take it. They told me that the piece had been in their home for many years and was handmade. I took it home (later that day as I couldn't fit it in my car) and went to work on it. I had no idea what to do with it but knew I could restore its beauty. It took me over 10 days and a lot of paint and precision but I was so pleased with the finished product. From there the projects began pouring in and it became a real business for me. From handmade home decor to all kinds of refurbished furniture, Haute Mess Restorations came to life! Thanks for reading and supporting small business."
I'm posting some pictures below but please make sure you check if the items are still available with Haute Mess Restorations.
This little sweetheart (and I'm not just saying that because she's mine!) turned O N E this month and I had the pleasure of photographing her at this 'one-derful' milestone birthday! Her favorite activities include reading, laughing, saying 'dadadada' all day, and giving kisses.
Photographer, capturing life's loveliest moments.