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Fall 2017

Using Pinterest for Inspiration

collage of pinterest photos. A shirt on a rack, bulldogs cuddling, a tub, a ring, an earring in an ear, a deer skull with flowers, a quote "I've learned that you can keep going long after you think you can't", a living room with twinkle lights and a skylightBy McKenna Munden

Ok, ok. I know what you’re thinking here. “Duh. Thats what Pinterest is for right?!” And yes, you’re correct, but I’m here to show you some of the ways I use Pinterest to get even more out of it! How to use it to inspire your next project, how you can use it with businesses, etc… So here are a few of my tips!

1. Use Lots of Boards

My number one tip for Pinterest users is to create TONS of different boards for EVERYTHING! I love how I can organize everything that brings me so much inspiration into their own folders and search through them whenever I need. It is so so handy and keeps me from getting overwhelmed!

2. Separate, Separate, Separate!

For example, instead of having a “My Style” board, break it up into “Fall Style”, “Spring Style”, etc… This keeps your pins even more organized and will keep your searching later to a minimum!

McKenna's fall style boardMcKenna's Spring Style board

McKenna's Summer Style boardMcKenna's winter style board

3. Use Boards to Collaborate Ideas

Some of you may know this, but I am a photographer and have actually been working on growing my own business for awhile now! And believe it or not, Pinterest has become one of my favorite tools in this industry. The obvious way I use it, is to simply pin other photographers’ work and ideas into a board that will inspire my own creativity, but I also use it in collaboration with my clients! When they book a session with me, I offer to create an inspiration board for their shoot and invite them to be a “collaborator”! They can pin whatever they want and I can see everything. This way I can get inside their minds and see the kinds of things they want to get from me. I can see specific styles they like, poses or scenarios they would like me to capture and I feel like I can communicate with them so much better! An inspiration board that reads "Alexandra's Wedding"

 

McKenna's "Alexandra's Wedding" board

4. Use Pinterest to Inspire Your Own Projects!

Using Pinterest to inspire you on your next creative project is as simple as just going on a pinning spree, pinning everything you love relating to the topic onto one board, going back through that board, saving your absolute favorites to your phone and using an app like Pic Collage to create a physical collage of these photos. This helps you filter through your favorites to find the ones you love the most and see them all together. I am currently planning a styled wedding shoot and used this technique to create a board to share with other vendors so that they could see my vision (and be a bit less cluttered than a board full of tons of pins).

McKenna's "HP Styled Wedding Shoot" board The HP Wedding shoot collage. A close up of a hand on lace dress, candles that have just been blown out, a bride, a bride and groom kissing under a dark wedding arch with twinkle lights, a table set with candles reminiscent of the Great Hall in Harry Potter, a mobile with flying keys, a HP themed cake, a ring on dark paper, letters, a veil, a lace dress, the platform 9 and three-quarters sign

There are SO many things to get inspired by on Pinterest and I have no trouble admitting that I am totally addicted! Hopefully you found these tips to be helpful and can continue to use Pinterest in new ways!

Interested in seeing more of my pins and boards? Follow my Pinterest HERE!

McKenna's Books and Mags board McKenna's Daww board McKenna's Family Future board McKenna's Future House Inspiration board McKenna's Little Style board McKenna's Mood Board McKenna's Pets board McKenna's Shed House Possibilities board

Until next time!

xoxo

McKenna Munden

 

 

All photos found on Pinterest.

Summer 2017

Stars and Stripes

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The Fourth of July is right around the corner and we couldn’t be more excited to rock our red, white and blue! Here are three casual outfits perfect for spending this Independence Day in style.

Megan

The Fourth of July is honestly one of my favorite holidays, mostly because of the magic that I feel is inherent in fireworks and sparklers. Some of my favorite memories are of going to Flathead Lake for their fireworks display, cuddling up in a blanket and watching the glittering explosions rain down on me from my boat. That, to me, is quintessentially summer and I love nothing more than the feeling of excitement and glee that accompanies those moments.

I brought some of that whimsy into this look with my star choker, which I bought recently from American Eagle. Honestly, I didn’t even buy it with this shoot in mind so the fact that this opportunity came up basically was fate. Fourth of July magic at work, people.

For my outfit, I tried to emulate the good ol’ American flag with my red and white striped long-sleeve which I got from the sale section of Forever 21. Let me tell you, that gigantic and messy sale section actually can have some amazing finds. Speaking of amazing finds, I paired my flag-top with these vintage shorts from Betty’s Divine! They are honestly my favorite find ever and I wear them everyday. Plus, they aren’t just made-to-look vintage, they are actually-came-from-the-past vintage! Amazing! And of course, I had to finish the look of with a favorite of mine and of America’s: my original Chucks from Nordstrom Rack.

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Aline

July 4th really snuck up on me this year. I swear just a second ago it was May, I had just gotten done with finals and those flowers that April showers famously bring around were popping up everywhere. Then I blinked; and the wildflowers on the mountains had shriveled up due to the hot Montana sun and I suddenly had to go to my closet and find my best and brightest red, white and blue.

The 4th of July is definitely iconic. It’s a time where everything feels like it could be out of a summertime Coca Cola commercial and people escape the bustling city and find sanctuary at their lake houses and cabins. I don’t have a lake house. I don’t have a cabin. But I do have some clothes fit for a Coca Cola commercial so basically, I’m killing it.

For my outfit for this independence day I tried to create a classic and quirky look. My red and blue button-down from Urban Outfitters is perfect for the July heat since made from crazy light weight fabric and my light wash American Eagle shorts are comfortable and a light enough shade of blue to almost qualify as the “white” in the American color scheme.

I chose to thrown some Converse on my feet since they are classic and a shoe I never regret wearing. And lastly I accessorized with a star studded blue choker from Zara and a navy scrunchy from H&M to jazz up the look and give some extra American flag flair. And there you have it, an outfit perfectly patriotic and fit for any 4th of July affair! Happy Birthday, America. I like living in you.

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Michelle

Whether you’re spending this Fourth of July barbecuing with your family, hanging out at home or enjoying some time on the water, it’s always fun to dress for the occasion. The Fourth of July has quickly become one of my favorite holidays. Family time, delicious food and sweet summer sunshine all accompanied by pops of red, white and blue, make my heart happy to put it quite simply.

For my outfit this year I’m wearing this adorable blue and white striped button up from the Who What Wear collection at Target. I’ve been looking for a piece like this for ages, and couldn’t believe it when I placed this gem in my red plastic shopping cart a few weeks back. I paired it with some light wash distressed denim shorts from Forever 21 and my white Converse sneakers, for that cool and casual Americana vibe.

As for the red in my red, white and blue, I tied a red bandana from Madewell in my hair, and applied both red lipstick and nail polish for extra pops of color. Happy Fourth, everyone! Have fun, be safe, and wear something you feel amazing in.

Photography by McKenna Munden | @kennaphotography