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Cardi B thanks for Inspiring me!

We recently hosted our Portfolio & Perspectives Style Shoot Workshop in Atlanta, Georgia

As we were busy styling up our main table for seating we were inspired... So here goes my story of Inspiration! 

So those who are not familiar with the rap star Cardi B she has been headlining blogs, news outlets and she was made super popular by her authentic style on Instagram. This young female rapper just recently dropped her debut album and when I saw the cover art I was so inspired.

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Our Inspiration after a quick screen shot of someone ele's creative artwork featuring the album cover design art 

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I absolutely love loud colors they scream happiness to me. So with the inspiration of the album art cover, I was inspired to design my recent table scape for our Portfolios & Perspectives Event Design Workshop around the inspiration of the album cover. Searched my mind and took an immediate inventory of items already owned that I can pull this look together. Just a few basics and we got what we envision the color palette that screams fun!

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This was a fun table scape to put together! I love lots of colors its screams happiness. 

So I hope you are able to feel the joy in the images as we were excited about creating 

Elisha Akram (Kustom Kreation Photography) is an Atlanta Based Photographer Specialing in Social Events, Weddings, Families  High School Seniors & Business Headshots!

We also custom design party supplies for life's celebrated moments! Live Love Create Go Kustom! 

Remembering Yesterday-Nasim's 10th WWE Smackdown Pool Party

The year was 2010 and my oldest son was one of the biggest WWE Fans!

John Cena * The Undertaker * Chris Jericho * John Morrison

He was a total Fan! So it was only benefiting that for his 10th birthday celebration we would theme it his favorite thing! WWE! Summer time and Access to the Pool makes for a WWE Smackdown Pool Party! In true mom DYI fashion we planned design created this custom party!

We started off with a Kustom Invitations using the X (roman numeral 10) with a collage of pictures.

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We then created custom paper supplies including water bottle wraps, paper banner, cupcake toppers and party circles. We used the party circles to add customization to plain black cups. 

Our custom cupcake toppers went on to become a Kustom Shop favorite! We had a steady stream of orders for the personalized WWE toppers!!! 

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We loved the creativity of this WWE ring cake... and did we mention how delicious it was! 

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Balloon Centerpieces were set on the designated tables  and Signage was placed around the lounge area 

Our party favors were these t-shirts we created! This was a fun partying gifts for the guests! 

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My son was very pleased with his party and had a great time with friends and family

We were  so happy to make his 10th birthday a special one for him!

 

Decorations By The Kustom Shop!

Photography By: Kustom Kreation Photography!

Cupcakes By.. Me Homemade... Well Duncan Hines box cake counts~!

Custom WWE Wrestling ring Cake by Cakes By Saneekah

 

Remembering Yesterday-Footsteps on My Heart Dinner Party

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Footsteps all my heart and intimate dinner party with friends it all came about during a visit to Tierra Destiny's consignment shop. We were finishing up our visit and  as I was leaving she was telling me that she would love to do something special for her closest friends. Being passionate about creating special events and decor she and I begin throwing out some ideas and just like that we confirm an event just a few shorts months away. The title of the event came directly from the conversation as Tierra was telling me of these close friends that created footsteps on her heart! Eureka!!!! That is it!!! That is the title of the event.. and everything else will represent that!!! Footsteps on my heart, Once the concept of design was developed when then incorporated favorite color palette.This celebration would be like no other because it was truly created from the heart. We decided on a catered  sit down dinner. Tierra secured venue and catering from Aj's Catering Atlanta which in the least did not disappoint! Tierra giving me full rain of planning this event! Layout and design with added touches to make the guest feel special. we chose her favorite color purple with cheetah print with a hint of turquiose blue.

We announce the event in style with customize party invites!   When the day arrives the table was set and a seven course meal was served it was a beautiful celebration of food fellowship and love a few tears were  shed as Tierra explained the reason for the day and took time to write each lady a hand written note explaining how and why they place a footsteps on her heart. 

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This celebration to date is one for me to remember due to the heart felt nature of why and how it was created! From time to time we should incorporate small gestures to the people that we love respect and admire and let them know how they placed a footstep on our hearts! 

Tierra Destiny- www.tierradestinyreid.com

Aj's Catering Atlanta- 678.773.3458  View work here!

Dinner collection/Design/Setup  The Kustom Shop- www.thekustomshop4u.com 

Social Event Photography- www.kustomkreations4u.com 

Meet the Parents

On this day February 7, 2000 my father made his exit from the planet.  Thinking back over my life and my fondness of photography and the journey of capturing the world through the eyes of my lens came very natural to me seeing that all of our lives my parents always kept a camera and photograph candid moments all through our childhood and beyond. We even schedule family photo sessions at the nearest photo studio  for the professional photographs. As a teenager into adulthood I did the same thing always having a camera near to capture candid moments of our surroundings and photographing classmates at school! So today as I reflect on my dad and all the life lessons he brought myself  and siblings.I'm thankful that he left us fond memories and images that  told a tale of  time in our personal history. Today I honor you dad  and I thank you for the life lesson you taught me! 

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Just like my parents

Now many moons later I find myself as a photographer capturing memories not only for myself and family moments I’m now able to provide timeless memories for host of families that I’m given the pleasure to meet throughout the years. So thankful for my parents who with unspoken words instilled in us the importance of capturing personal histories of people through images. An image can truly be worth a thousand words. 

In Loving Memory of my Dad! - 

About A Week Ago!

Last week we were basking in beautiful weather like it was springtime right in the middle of January! (We are located in Atlanta) Nervously preparing myself for a photo session.. overthinking the process ( information we tell our clients not to do) fumbling through the closet trying to find just the right outfit(s) to wear. Looking around to grab the right props to incorporate in the shoot...in that minute I was overloading with too many ideas and anxiety as time was coming closer to rushing out the door... calling the photographer and pushing our scheduled time back grabbing my son... (my behind the scenes photographer) and running out the door making one stop by the store to pickup  balloons. So upon arrival photographer /artist Jayce the Artist was just so pleasant laid back... as shy as I am she helped me to be comfortable and I was able to relax and tell about my journey in this photography and just like that magic happen. Pure authentic natural photographs were captured. Thank you Jayce for your patience craft and your ability to capture me in a way that brought so much joy when images were received. Wow E Wow this just happened about a week ago!

Say What??!!!

Theme Parties are always a hit! Party Goers get a chance to dress up in character and experience life in the theme of the celebration. What's even more fun is the creation of party supplies that add to the theme. This custom photo booth sign collection was created for an 80's and 90's party! Super excited to create signage with catch sayings for some classic 80's and 90's shows... Can you guess the TV show sayings? 

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Remembering Yesterday- E40 Birthday Celebration

This past week.was the anniversary of my birthday… since it’s Throwback Thursday I’ve decided to reminisce about my birthday past… Entering into a new decade and reflecting on the lessons learn from the past.. Embracing all that is to come… This party was entitled E-40 taken directly from my 1st initial and the 40 came from you guest it… My new age!

With some creativity and the assistance of my dear friend we were able to pull off a wonderful celebration with dancing great food photo booth desserts.