sips & tips: taking photos

One of the most frequently asked questions I get on Instagram is how do I take my photos, or what filters do I use, and what camera do I take my pictures on.  So today I thought I'd share some tips on how to better your photos and overall feel to your Instagram feed. I must warn you though it's not some top secret recipe, I simply follow these tips and add a hint of creativity to each photo, I hope this helps!



tag sale homeware haul


It's bad enough I can't keep away from the clothes, but when the tag sale comes around at Anthropologie knick knacks seem to find their way home with me.  I've been in the process of decorating my room and having these bits and pieces to wake up to every morning puts a smile on my face. The vase is from Marshalls and the beautiful fake flowers which I might add are hard to find that actually look real are from West Elm.

shine as lights


I had the most amazing Saturday this past weekend in Los Angeles. Every year my church celebrates the college graduates in our district by holding a ceremony and dinner. This year it was held at Lot 613 in downtown and it was nothing short of beautiful and amazing.

may favorites


I still can't believe that May is already over, certainly wished it lasted a while longer but nonetheless here are my May favorites this month that have really helped me transition from Spring to Summer!

Can cameras be a staple? Because I feel like everyone should have a Fuji Film Instax of some type to capture all the memory making this Summer. Of course we have our iphones and digital cameras, but this instant camera is just always more fun to snap photos and have a physical memory to look back on. I forget sometimes how fun it is to see a picture develop so I like to take this baby out and display the photos with washi tape afterwards!

*hello lovely pair of eyes please give credit where credit is due. all content & photography belong to denny noelle unless stated otherwise. *artwork done by elle battung