overdramatic party girl | grand junction photographer

I don’t know about you, but when I throw a party, I tend to go overboard. Hand made invitations, three tiered cakes, real china for a six year old and 20 of her best friends…. Yeah. I’m that mom. The one your kid is going to come home from a birthday party at our house and isn’t going to stop talking about it until next year. You are going to wonder how in the heck you are going to have time to pull something like that together for your child. I’ve got your back. Overdramatic Party Girl.

A couple of weeks ago I stopped in on Lori Troxel and Vanessa Young of Overdramatic Party Girl. I had heard about them and I wanted to see their product first hand. I thought  it was going to be just some hand made cards and maybe a cool party favor gift bag. Miss Tea Party for Twenty was just a bit skeptical. These girls didn’t know how big league little girl party I was. But I had NO idea just how cool their product is. See, they have a tendency to overdo things a bit too. I felt right in my party throwing element. These girls literally dropped my jaw. They have put together a party-to-go kind of set up. But this isn’t just little cheezy gifty bags. No, these girls are worthy of a Strickland party. They’ve set up several party themes and with each theme you’ll get handmade invitations, party banners, games, gift bags, cake toppers, thank you cards. All of it, every thing you need to throw an unforgettable party.  Not only do they do birthday parties, but baby showers and greeting cards too. And I can’t say enough that this is good stuff. Quality, hand made cards. Thick, textured paper stock, gorgeous colors and hand applied embellishments. This is stuff that if you scrapbooked and had all the tools and papers and the creative flow, you’d sit up several nights, weeks even, working on. And WHO has the time?? You just want to party right? These girls will work with you to give you a completely custom experience. They want your party to be just a bit over the top.

overdramatic party girl logo

You can find Vanessa and Lori on Facebook, on their blog or pop them and email at overdramaticpartygirl@gmail.com. They will be officially launching their business at Kairos Children’s Boutique at Farmers’ Market this Thursday. Kairos is now located at 533 Main Street, Grand Junction. Stop in and say hi, take a peek at all their pretties and talk to them about your next party or get together.  I hear Ava Sweet Cakes is dropping off cupcakes too. But Mande deserves her own post. Maybe next week.

overdramatic party girl's mermaid theme

handmade party invitations and thank you cards with a mermaid theme

mermaid thank you cards available from overdramatic party girl in grand junction, co

everything needed for a safari themed birthday party for a child

safari birthday available from Overdramatic Party Girl in Grand Junction, CO

mousekatool themed birthday party | Overdramatic Party Girls in Grand Junction

hand made mouse themed birthday party | Overdramatic Party Girls

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CamBella bows and accesories | grand junction photographer

Last night I grabbed my camera and headed out to Farmers’ Market in Grand Junction to meet up with Liza Boetticher and Nattigan Schuette of CamBella. They were promoting CamBella at Kairos and I wanted to take a peek. I’ve known Nattigan for about a year now. We talked bows and tutus when I photographed her new daughter last spring. She had no idea that just a short year later she would be featured not only in Kairos with her beautiful bows, pacifier clips and hopefully soon, her tutus and petticoats, but in boutiques across the country. Together with Liza, they have made literally hundreds of those sassy bows that every little girl needs in every color combination imaginable. They’ll even make one custom to match your daughters outfit.

Nattigan and Liza’s bows are available at Kairos all the time. They will be back and hanging out to do a meet and greet and take custom orders on Saturday and I believe I heard a little bird say that bows would be on sale. If you need something custom after Saturday, call Liza at 970-270-9621 or Nattigan at 970-261-7111.

CamBella product images

My goal last night was just to get some good product images for Liza and Nattigan to use for promotional things. But when I got there, I decided to pull little girls off the streets of Farmers’ Market and have them model the bows.

Farmers' Market and CamBella bows

girls attending Grand Junction Farmers' Market wearing CamBella bows

baby girl with bright orange CamBella bow

Moms, if your sweetheart was featured in this post, leave me a comment on the blog and then email me at Cristine@cristinestrickland.com and I’ll shoot you over a printable file. You’ve got to do both comment and email though. And thank you for letting me borrow your girls for this.

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  1. Cindy Partida

    Liza your daughter is definately going to be a future model! She is so adorable!!

  2. Thank you SO much Cristine, you are SO very talented! I would love the images, thank you in advance!

  3. OOOH I love the extra chubby sweetheart in the last photo. Look at those adorable legs! Of course the bows are brilliant too. Beautiful work as always Cristine.

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sweet newborn perfection | grand junction baby photographer

Just a quick sneak peek for the Card family before I run out the door. I photographed this sweet, perfect newborn baby yesterday. I’m not sure little miss Scarlett even squeaked while I was there. Congratulations Jerry, Claire and big brother Cylas on your newest edition.

perfect newborn baby

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  1. jami

    Oh Holy Preciousness!!! Beautiful, beautiful, Cristine. This little one is perfection.

  2. Mari Davidson


  3. ahhhh she is perfect!!!

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