We found this adorable shop just days before our engagement photos were scheduled to be taken. We fell in love with these kites. We knew it would be the perfect prop for our beach photo shoot. But we feared it was probably too late to place an order! I quickly messaged Michelle and asked if she’d have enough time to create our kite and ship it across the country to us. After a few e-mail exchanges, she said she would get working on it right away, not to worry, & she would have it in the mail to us in two days! She managed to get it to us a day earlier than we requested! Our photographer was beyond excited when she saw what we had brought w/ us. A beautifully handmade, flying kite with our initials & wedding date on the front & “Fly me to the moon,” burned into the driftwood handle. A keepsake for years to come. Thanks Michelle!!
See what I mean?! The sweetest.
And these. Gorgeous.
Congratulations Kristine & Dan! Happy New Love Adventures!
All the beautiful photos on my website are courtesy of Kimberly. Kimberly is a ‘Yes! Let’s do it!’ friend. I called and told her I might have a group of cute kids on a beach within 24 hours and she was there, all in.
If it wasn’t for her, I wouldn’t now be offering custom kites in the uplift artisan shop, too. Let me put it to you this way . . . I knew next to nothing about screen printing when I started this whole gig. I taught myself thru a tutorial online. I certainly had no idea how I was going to make custom kites and I was getting a lot requests for them. But Kimberly has a grab bag brain of creative ideas and knew exactly how.
Also, knowing her is because of another one of those crazy, serendipitous, some-kind-of-angel-put-her-right-there-in-front-of-me, moments. I was taking my daughter to an eye appointment at 7 am. For those of you who know me, 7 am kind of goes against my internal moral code. We sat in an empty waiting room (because who else in their right mind would go to a Dr. appointment so dang early?!) when Kimberly and her son walked in and sat near us. We started talking. I told her about my dream and she was, like, I so want to be a part of this.
And that was that. Another one of those confirmations from the universe that I was on the right track.