Creative Vision Design & Photography:

Hi my name is Seanny and I'm the designer & photographer at Creative Vision, a design & photography boutique located in Orange County. Thank you for visiting my blog and taking the time to get to know me. I graduated from Woodbury University with a degree in Graphic Design and have worked in the Music/Entertainment Industry and Publishing world since 1999. But because I'm a true romantic, my passion was weddings, whether it was designing for them or photographing them.

Design can play an important role in a wedding. It sets the tone of the wedding beginning with the save the dates, to the to the invitations, all the way to the little personalized tag on the favors. Your wedding is all about you, the bride and the groom, and I can design everything to fit your personality and taste. I believe that every little detail is important, and it can make your guest feel how special your day is to you.

My love of photography began a few years ago when I fell in love with the photojournalism used to capture the event. Having been a bride myself, I know how important photography is to the bride and groom. My goal as a photographer is to capture all of the little moments, emotions and details, and to tell the story of the day through photography. I photograph a wedding, the way I would like my own wedding photographed.



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    Happy Holidays 2012

    Friday, December 7th, 2012

    As another year whizzes by, I am amazed how this is already Aidan’s 3rd Christmas. It truly is awesome to see how much he has grown. He went from being a helpless little infant, that first Christmas when he was only 3 months old, to a 2 year old toddler than is starting to have almost a whole conversation with you about Christmas lights. As much as I always wish I could just win the lottery and strike it rich, I know how lucky I am in life to have such a great son, a loving husband and wonderful family and friends. I’m lucky that everyone is healthy this year and we get to enjoy another Christmas and New Years together.

    So I would like to pass some of my luck to you and wish everyone a wonderful Holiday with all of your loved ones too!

     

    Bubble Birthday Party – Aidan turns 2!

    Thursday, October 11th, 2012

    Oh my goodness, I can’t believe another year has flown right by. When they say it kids grow up fast, they weren’t kidding! My little baby boy….not so much a baby anymore has just turned 2 on September 26th and we had a fun Bubble Bash for him.

    I was toying around with some different birthday themes. I wanted to do something that I knew Aidan would like and was age appropriate for him but yet fun for everyone at the party of all ages. So I came up with bubbles! Simple and fun. I decided incorporate all aspects of bubbles….the bubbles we play with, bubble baths, and the popping of bubbles. I picked a color scheme and the rest fell into place. Check out all the fun details from the party.

    Here are the invites. Even though bubbles are clear I still wanted lots of color, so I designed the invite with colored bubbles. You can order these invitations at: www.invitationparlour.com for matching favor tags, signs, etc, contact us at info@invitationparlour.com

    Back of Invitation

    For the dessert table we had a variety of treats that was associated with the word POP. Such as our Popcorn bar, Cake Pops, Tootsie Pops, and Rice Krispies Treats, because they go “Snap, Krackle and Pop” Of course we also had cupcakes and birthday cake, which I got at It’s A Piece A Cake Bakery. They have the best Black Forest Chocolate Cake. I had the baker make the cake in a aqua blue frosting and I added the rubber duck and glass balls I found at Michaels to make it look like bubbles. For the background I cut out various size circles and made the birthday sign with my Silhouette. I also hung a bunch of clear balloons on the ceiling too look like bubbles.

    For the favors, I had bubble bath, bubbles, and rubber ducks all packaged into a cute little popcorn box.

     

    Some of the other fun food items that were associated with pop was our popcorn chicken and soda pop. I also made a blue punch that looked like a bath with rubber ducks floating in it. The recipe for the punch is at tidymom.net

    So of course for the kid’s activity I had bubbles. We bought a bunch of different bubble wands, and I had a bubble refill station, bubble guns and even a football that creates bubble when thrown. I also had a bunch of inflatable balls in the yard for the kids to throw around.

     

    Aidan loves to dance, so we had the kid pop music station on.

    Here’s Aidan with his cousin Kyan.

    TWO!

    Party Stationary & Invitations: www.invitationparlour.com

    Vendor Credit:

    Party Stationary & Invitations: www.invitationparlour.com

    Photography: www.mycreativevision.com

    Cake: www.itsapieceacake.com

    Popcorn: www.popcornopolis.com

    Favors & Favor Containers: www.orientaltrading.com

    Kyan turns 3!

    Monday, July 4th, 2011

    A few weeks ago, my nephew Kyan turned 3! Wow, it’s crazy how time is just speeding past us. I still remember when he was just a few days old and I took my first pictures of him.

    We celebrated his birthday at Grandma and Grandpa’s house and this year, his cousin, Aidan got to celebrate with him. It’s nice now that Kyan gets to have a new little buddy to play with, though, Aidan can’t quite play with Kyan yet. But by next year, I think those two will get themselves into all sorts of trouble….well hopefully not too much trouble :)

    AAwww….it’s so cute how Kyan filled the big brother role so quickly.

    Sprinkle Party {Baby Shower}

    Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

    Last Saturday I co-hosted a Sprinkle party for my best friend Kim. This will be Kim’s second baby and after I did some researching to get inspiration for the party, I found out that the second shower is called a Sprinkle…not a full on Shower, just a little Sprinkle to show that we care :) So after I found this out, the ideas came pouring into my head and I told my friend I would handle the dessert table and decor for the party. I decided I wanted a party that was different from the first shower I threw her. That party was definitely more baby, with diaper cakes and games and baby shower decor. I wanted this one to be more modern and a party for the girls to mingle and chit chat while eating high calorie foods :)

    I’ve known Kim since College, we are both designers and both love photography, design, weddings and a good party. Kimmy is also the one that always bombards me with all these fun blogs to read about, such as www.hostessblog.com and Kara’s Party Ideas and introduced me into the world of Amy Atlas and the candy and dessert buffets. So for sure I knew I wanted a dessert table. And once I was inspired by a “Sprinkle Party” I knew that all the desserts was going to have to have Sprinkles on top and I was going to have as much sprinkles as I could possibly have at a party.

    Of course everything starts with the invitations and here it is.

    I wanted it to be simple and modern and I used the colors that I knew were Kim’s favorites at this time. They were printed on both sides with the stripes continuing onto the back of it. And for an extra touch, I decided to add little punched out sprinkles in matching colors, into the envelopes, so that the recipient would get some sprinkles in the mail with their invite.

    Onto the dessert table. I wanted the background to match the invitations, so I punched out circles in different sizes and in the colors that matched the invite to create the Sprinkle Effect. I had vanilla cupcakes with lemonade frosting with sprinkles, sugar cookies with sprinkles, donuts with sprinkles and a ice cream buffet where you could sprinkle on your toppings…told you this party was high in calories! For drinks we had sparkling lemonades in champagne glasses that was rimmed with yellow sprinkles. And for the favors I found cute salt shakers at beau-coup.com and filled it with lemon heads. I can’t take credit for the flower arrangements, I enlisted the help from my mom for that…she was a life saver, since I don’t do flowers. I can buy all the stuff, but that’s as far as I can go, luckily she was here to help me make them look extra cute.

    It turned out to be a great party. I couldn’t do it without the help of my co-host Sandra I., who handled the rest of the food that didn’t have sugar in it :) Thank you for also letting us invade your home and letting me rearrange your backyard. And thank you Sandra T. and Karina for helping me set up and for making that cute sign, because for some reason I still don’t own a Cricut. Congratulations Kimmy…we can’t wait to meet the new little guy soon!!! xoxo, Seanny :)

    Credits:
    IInvitations & Party Design & Decor: www.invitationparlour.com
    Photos: mycreativevision.com
    Cute straws & cupcake liners: The Bakers Confection
    Sprinkles: Do It with Icing in San Diego
    Favor Containers: Beau-Coup

    Mother’s Day Gift Special!!

    Thursday, April 14th, 2011

    Just a reminder to you all, Mother’s Day is May 8th!! It is quickly approaching. In celebration of my first Mother’s Day this year, I wanted to offer a photography special to all of you looking for that perfect Mother’s Day Gift. For $300 you get a family/portraits photography session, for up to 4-5 people (that’s $50 off),  Two (2) 8×10 prints (a $40 value), and 8 wallet prints ($20 value), that’s a total of $110 in savings! Just email me at seanny@mycreativevision.com and let me know you saw the special on my blog, facebook or twitter page. You can set up a session with me right away or you can order a gift certificate (it will be cutely packaged) that can use later at another time.

    Me and my little man :)

    Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Fundraiser – Special Edition Notecards

    Friday, March 25th, 2011

    This idea of a fundraiser started when I was watching the news and I saw the breaking news headline that there was a huge earthquake in Japan. When I first heard about it, I was mainly concerned for my friend and business partner’s younger sister, who was in Japan for vacation. Luckily she was safe and was able to come home right away. But for the next week, I was glued to the TV watching everything unfold in Japan and feeling so sad for everyone there who had lost their homes and loved ones. Everyday the news in that country just kept getting worst and the footage of the the disaster was horrifying. Then one night I decided to design a Japanese inspired invitation for our company, invitationparlour.com, based on the cherry blossoms seen in that country this time of year. The next day, I decided, why not turn the invitation into a notecard that I could sell and donate half of the profits to the American Redcross: Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Fund, instead. I was already going to donate money to them but figured why not see if I could raise even more money for them.  I just wanted to just do a small part in helping them as much as I could, and after talking to my friend, she was totally on board, and here we are today, trying to sell as many notecards as we can and make our small contribution.

    You can purchase these notecards “Springtime in Japan” at www.invitationparlour.com for $10/pack of 10 cards. They are blank cards, so they can be used for any occasion.

    The design was inspired by the beauty of spring & all the cherry blossoms that would be seen in the country of Japan during this time of year. The yellow birds represent hope and peace that we wish for the people during this difficult time.

    “In all things it is better to hope than to despair.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Geothe
    Thank you so much for your support!
    Love,
    Seanny :)

    Photo Safari – Balboa Park

    Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

    Look what I found, pictures I took pre-Aidan time, when I got to on photo safari’s. Now it’s just all pictures of Aidan :) Definitely not complaining, he is such a good little model….most of the time. Anyways, thought I would share some of my pics from a B-School field trip last year at Balboa Park. The flowers were so pretty that time of the year. Loving all the color!

    Having too much fun with my macro lens, I was following this bee all around.

    Aidan’s First Playdate

    Saturday, February 12th, 2011

    On Friday Aidan had his first playdate with the neighbor’s daughter Katrina. It was the cutest thing. They didn’t really do much, but there’s just something about having babies in pictures together that make it so darn cute!

    Aidan’s First Halloween

    Monday, November 22nd, 2010

    Aidan arrived just in time for Halloween this year. Of course I was looking for a costume for him when he was just 6 mo old in my tummy. It first started when I realized that it would be very cute if Aidan dressed up as Tigger, since he was going to be born in the year of the tiger. But when I looked at the costumes online, I realized it would look cuter when he was older. But then I found the hotdog costume and that’s what Aidan ended up as this year. The reason for the hotdog was because that is one of Charlie’s favorite food. At first I wanted to dress up as ketchup and Charlie as mustard…especially since Charlie loves mustard. But in the end we were lucky enough to get Aidan into his costume and he stayed happy enough for us to take the pictures. Funny thing about his costume was, since the infant costume was still much to large for him, we ended up getting the small dog costume instead, and it worked out for the better. Check out his cute costume below.

    Welcome to our lives Aidan!!

    Friday, November 12th, 2010

    On September 26th, at exactly 12 midnight, our son Aidan was born and our lives changed forever. We finally went from being a couple to becoming a family. So that is my excuse for being MIA. Pretty darn good one, I think. This last month and a half has been a crazy whirlwind of change,work, as well as happiness. We are still getting to know our son, he can be pretty unpredictable, but it’s fun getting to know his funny little quirks. Such as the funny expressions he makes when he sleeps, and the funny noises that come out of him and trying to distinguish what each cry means. Our lives changed for the better….except for the sleep department :) Here are some of the pictures that have been taken of him for the past month…