wow, am i behind in blogging…but what’s new? i loved shooting the july 2013 cover of her life magazine. cover girl ashley phelps is living with polycystic kidney disease but she’s fighting hard to kick it to the curb. ashley and i visited our friends at clique boutique to select her wardrobe and then, because i love styling almost as much as photographing, we hit h&m and picked up wardrobe for the rest of the family. by the way, did you hear you can now shop h&m online and that they’ve launched a crazy cool home collection?
anyway, back to ashley…based on ashley’s outward appearance one might never know that she is sick. or just how sick she is. she’s endured numerous surgeries, seizures, a collapsed lung, an aneurysm and lives with a tremendous amount of pain. on a scale of one to ten, her pain is at a level of seven to eight most days. SEVEN to EIGHT! i’m the mom of two girls ages 9 and 10. i’m perfectly healthy and some days it’s a challenge for me to keep up with them. thinking of the challenges ashley faces in keeping up with and caring for her 3 and 8 year old while dealing with that kind of pain just boggles my mind. but she does it. and she does it with the help of her husband, her family and her friends.
grab a copy of the july issue or click here to read more about ashley’s story and visit the pkd foundation website to find out how you can help ashley and other’s fighting polycystic kidney disease.
thanks to our fab friends at clique boutique for providing ashley’s wardrobe, melissa evans for makeup and megan walterscheid from double take salon for hair.
stop by clique boutique at 6951 tomahawk road in prairie village and check out one of my favorite local jewelry collections – jetcouture jewels. they designed the amazing necklace ashley is wearing on the cover. and check out the clique 10-20-30 sale going on now through the end of august.
the more you buy the more you save. receive a graduated discount up to 30% off all sale merchandise.
10% off 1 item
20% off 2 sale items
30% off 3 sale items
sale ends august 31. hurry in for the best selection and tell them i sent ya!