Angelina Wagnon Photography: Blog http://www.angelinawagnon.com/blog en-us (C) Angelina Wagnon Photography angelinawagnon@yahoo.com (Angelina Wagnon Photography) Wed, 27 Jun 2018 20:29:00 GMT Wed, 27 Jun 2018 20:29:00 GMT http://www.angelinawagnon.com/img/s/v-5/u222491132-o1053986568-50.jpg Angelina Wagnon Photography: Blog http://www.angelinawagnon.com/blog 120 79 WearPanda-Sunglasses http://www.angelinawagnon.com/blog/2018/6/wearpanda-sunglasses It's Sunday & it's HOT here in Louisiana. Like insanely. I tried to run a mile earlier and almost died haha. Not to mention this whole pregnancy, big belly swelling thing is happening BUT on the plus side. I'm super excited to share this cute summer shades with you guys. They are the BEST and do such an amazing job on a bright sunny day. Not to mention all of the WearPanda products are eco friendly and made out of bamboo, which I LOVE!  So if you can't escape the summer heat, be sure to protect your beautiful eyes with these shades <3

Sunglasses

Stay Strong & True to Yourself <3

xoxo Angelina 

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Cajun Country Sno balls http://www.angelinawagnon.com/blog/2018/6/cajun-country-snoballs Cajun Country Sno balls

If you haven't noticed already, Ryder and I are OBSESSED with snowballs. We will ride our bikes anytime of day to snag one and Ryder LOVES extra juice. Our new favorite spot is Cajun Country Sno balls off of La Neuvelle. It's located between the Youngsville Hwy and Bonin. If you're coming from the Youngsville hwy, it's right passed the gas station next to the laundry mat. It's perfect for summer days and the flavors are AMAZING. Ryder's exact words were, "This is the best snow cone I've ever had" and he's had a lot haha. Be sure to show them some love on these hot summer days! They are open from 1-8 PM Tuesday -Sunday <3

Ryder's Flavor: Tigers Blood

Mine: Cotton Candy

Stay Strong & True to Yourself <3

xoxo Angelina

 

 

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BABY ROYAL IS A ???? http://www.angelinawagnon.com/blog/2018/5/baby-royal-is-a We have known for a few weeks but wanted to keep it to ourselves for a bit, to soak it all in...WE'RE HAVING A BOY!!! Needless to say, Ryder is super excited and actually brought an ultrasound photo and a stuffed animal with the babies heartbeat in it, to school today. I think mostly everyone thought this munchkin would be a girl but I had a hunch that I wasn't done being a boy mom just yet haha. Our close family found out at an ultrasound, when I was 15 weeks pregnant and then we had a gender reveal party with just a few close friends the following day. Back when we had Ryder, there was no such thing as a gender reveal party, so we've kept it pretty simple! 

On another note, we have been discussing baby names but aren't 100% certain yet. Ryder has come up with multiple names and I think we've found one that we all agree on but we're going to give it more time <3 I hope everyone enjoys photos from the gender reveal party, ultrasound, and silly photos to announce our bundle of joy!

Stay Strong & True to Yourself <3

xoxo Angelina

 

 

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Mckenzie + Tyler | A Nottoway Wedding http://www.angelinawagnon.com/blog/2018/5/mckenzie-tyler-a-nottoway-wedding Mckenzie + Tyler | A Nottoway Wedding

Venue: Nottoway

Cake: Fairy Dust Cakes

Floral: The Brides Mom! (Melissa Davis)

Stay Strong & True to Yourself <3

xoxo Angelina

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Better Shea Butter + 18 wks Prego http://www.angelinawagnon.com/blog/2018/5/better-shea-butter-18-wks-prego Happy Thursday Everyone!

I cannot believe that it's already the end of the week and I'm 18 wks pregnant. Realistically, it feels like I've been pregnant for a year haha. I'm still having crazy back pains and the exhaustion seems to come and go. I have great days and then days where all I want to do is sleep! Can anyone else relate!? It's so crazy how it's true when they say every pregnancy is different. On the plus side, I wanted to share with you guys a few products from Better Shea Butter, that have been a LIFESAVER. My skin has been so dry (especially from swimming) and this stuff works miracles. I also love the fact that they're based out of Austin, TX, which is only 6 hours from here :) Below are a few of the products that I had ordered. My FAVORITES are the Sugar Scrub (also in the mom & baby bundle), which I've added to my regimen 2-3 times a week to exfoliate my skin and the Better Shea Body ButterBelly Butter that's in the Mom & Baby Bundle! I use the body butters every night and I love how it makes my skin feel. 

 

Not to mention, all of their products are all-natural, organic, and raw ingredients, which allow you to DIY and make products at home for yourself, if you'd like! Be sure to check them out because I'm literally obsessed <3

 

 

 

Stay Strong & True to Yourself <3

xoxo Angelina

 

 

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angelinawagnon@yahoo.com (Angelina Wagnon Photography) health personal http://www.angelinawagnon.com/blog/2018/5/better-shea-butter-18-wks-prego Fri, 18 May 2018 00:36:18 GMT
Loving on Lily Jade http://www.angelinawagnon.com/blog/2018/5/loving-on-lily-jade Happy Tuesday Everyone! 

We had a super long weekend with Ryder racing and me trying to catch up on work. I'm two weddings down and two more to go! This Thursday I'll be 17 weeks pregnant and even though the morning sickness has died down, I'm being slammed with major migraines. If anyone has tips for this, please let me know! On a positive note, I wanted to share with you this GORGEOUS diaper bag that I received from Lily Jade. It's literally perfect! Not only can it be a shoulder bag, but it can also turn into a backpack as well. The leather is simply amazing and this color is my Fav! I've linked this bag and a few dresses similar to the one I'm wearing for y'all <3

Diaper Bag/Purse (P.S. Don't miss their Mother's Day Sale)

Dress 1 (Similar)

Dress 2(Similar)

Stay Strong & True to Yourself <3

xoxo Angelina

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Swimming - The Best Pregnancy Workout http://www.angelinawagnon.com/blog/2018/5/swimming---the-best-pregnancy-workout Hello Everyone!

It's Tuesday & I feel like I'm still recovering from the weekend! We had a gender reveal party on Saturday & had so much fun visiting with our family & friends. Today I wanted to share with you one of my favorite swimming workouts, that have been a lifesaver during both of my pregnancies. Unfortunately, all of my babies end up in my back, which cause major pain and there are some days where I can barely walk. Swimming has been one of the best workouts to help with this!

( You can turn the 50's into 25's or 100's to make it easier or harder! Not to mention I'm loving my new swimsuit from Q-Swimwear! )

***Workout***

Warm Up: (5) 50's Freestyle

Workout: (6) 50's Kick

               (5) 50's Pull

               (8) 50's Alternate Freestyle and Choice (Back, Breast or Fly)

Cool Down: 100 Yards Slow Paced

Stay Strong & True to Yourself <3

xoxo Angelina

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angelinawagnon@yahoo.com (Angelina Wagnon Photography) fitness personal http://www.angelinawagnon.com/blog/2018/5/swimming---the-best-pregnancy-workout Tue, 01 May 2018 16:36:21 GMT
Baby Royal Reveal in Yosemite National Park! http://www.angelinawagnon.com/blog/2018/4/baby-royal-reveal-in-yosemite-national-park Baby Royal Reveal in Yosemite National Park <3

Happy Thursday Everyone!

I am so happy to share with you some exciting news. Ryder & Effie won’t be the only babies in our family come October! We have been keeping our little secret for a few months now & I’m happy to finally be able to share with everyone. Our close friends & family have known for a while but we wanted to wait until I was past my first trimester to share the news. I have to admit…this pregnancy has been nothing like my pregnancy with Ryder. Thankfully the sickness has calmed down a tad but for a while I thought I was dying haha. I’m not sure if it’s being 7 years older this go round or from going vegan but the morning sickness & lack of energy has been real! Now that I’m 15 weeks today, most of my symptoms have subsided but they do appear occasionally. I'm definitely ready for the nesting period & to be full of energy! I will be keeping everyone up to date on Baby Royal over the next 6 months & I'm super excited to share this journey with y'all! 

 

***To all of my clients, thank you for being super understanding and supportive. I still have weddings booked for the beginning of October and will be returning back in November. All client galleries take 2 weeks from the date of the photoshoot to be returned to the client as usual and weddings is 8-10 weeks. This has not changed and will not change throughout the course of my pregnancy. I have always guaranteed a set date and the photos will be delivered by then. Thank y'all again!

 

On a side note, here are some photos + a video from when I shared the news with Michael & Ryder. I found out the morning before our trip that I was pregnant and scrambled up a way to share the news with them. I ran into target before a wedding I had that night & found these booties (only pair) on clearance for a few dollars. I immediately knew that I wanted to theme the surprise around our trip & Michael had been joking about us seeing bears, so I came up with the saying to go with the booties. I was super nervous they would find it in my luggage but I managed to surprise them bright and early! We had arrived in Yosemite late the night before and had no idea what our surroundings even looked like, I was way too excited to see this gorgeous mountain top in the background, right outside of our camper!! Here are a few photos + a video of me sharing the news with them! Ryder's initial reaction was a little harsh but he's super excited now :)

 

Stay Strong & True to Yourself <3

xoxo Angelina

 

 

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angelinawagnon@yahoo.com (Angelina Wagnon Photography) life personal http://www.angelinawagnon.com/blog/2018/4/baby-royal-reveal-in-yosemite-national-park Thu, 26 Apr 2018 15:24:55 GMT
Pizza vs. Avocado | K.Bell Socks http://www.angelinawagnon.com/blog/2018/4/pizza-vs-avocado-k-bell-socks Pizza vs. Avocado | K.Bell Socks

Is it just me or is spring time full of craziness!? Between weddings, senior photos and life in general, I feel like I've been hiding under a rock since Christmas. I'm happy to finally be back! Today I wanted to tell y'all about my comfy new socks :)

A few months back, I shared another post from K.Bell socks and I'm so happy to have partnered with them again! Ryder was rocking his new pizza socks, while I rocked the Avocado one's. I love how affordable and comfortable they are! Even though Ryder's at the age of never wanting to take photos, he definitely pulled some modeling poses and it was his idea to sit on the bricks :P

Stay Strong & True to Yourself <3

xoxo Angelina

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Pact Organics http://www.angelinawagnon.com/blog/2018/3/pact-organics Pact Organics

Happy Friday!

Today I wanted to share this new brand I found called Pact. There clothes are environmentally friendly and super soft! Be sure to check them out <3 P.S. They're having a sale on winter clothes right now!

Top (Sold Out) Similar One here

Bottoms

Stay Strong & True to Yourself <3

xoxo Angelina

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angelinawagnon@yahoo.com (Angelina Wagnon Photography) fashion personal http://www.angelinawagnon.com/blog/2018/3/pact-organics Fri, 16 Mar 2018 22:30:47 GMT
Kelci + James | Veillon Wedding http://www.angelinawagnon.com/blog/2018/2/kelci-james-veillon-wedding Kelci + James | Veillon Wedding

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xoxo Angelina

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Vegan Friendly Face Care - Derma E http://www.angelinawagnon.com/blog/2018/2/vegan-friendly-face-care---derma-e Vegan Friendly Face Care - Derma E

Happy Thursday Everyone!

Today I wanted to talk to you about one of my favorite skin care brands, Derma E. I've been using Derma E for a few years now and I thought it was about time to share some of my favorite products. What I love most about this company is that it's cruelty free, soy free, gluten free, and GMO free. Having gone Vegan back in June, I have to be careful with what I put in my body and on it. Your body becomes very sensitive to certain things, especially animal products and harsh chemicals. Below you will see me talking with Effie about the Purifying 2-in-1 Face Mask and a few other favorite products below. You can click the photos to find out more <3

Derma E - Microdermabrasion

 

Derma E - Hydrating Night Cream

 

Derma E - Scar Gel (Been Using for Years)

 

Derma E - Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask

Derma E - Rose Cleaning Oil 

Derma E - Make-Up Remover (Only 1 Left in Stock)

 

If you've used Derma E before, let me know your thoughts!

 

Stay Strong & True to yourself <3

xoxo Angelina

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angelinawagnon@yahoo.com (Angelina Wagnon Photography) health life personal veganlife http://www.angelinawagnon.com/blog/2018/2/vegan-friendly-face-care---derma-e Thu, 08 Feb 2018 19:05:09 GMT
Brianna + Christopher | Bergeron Wedding http://www.angelinawagnon.com/blog/2018/1/brianna-christopher-bergeron-wedding Brianna + Christopher | Bergeron Wedding

                       

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xoxo Angelina

 

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angelinawagnon@yahoo.com (Angelina Wagnon Photography) weddings http://www.angelinawagnon.com/blog/2018/1/brianna-christopher-bergeron-wedding Fri, 26 Jan 2018 14:53:41 GMT
Lindsey + Alex : LeBlanc Wedding http://www.angelinawagnon.com/blog/2018/1/lindsey-alex-leblanc-wedding Lindsey + Alex : LeBlanc Wedding

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xoxo Angelina

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My Little Chicken Nugget - McDonalds Style http://www.angelinawagnon.com/blog/2018/1/my-little-chicken-nugget---mcdonalds-style My Little Chicken Nugget - McDonalds Style

I'm Vegan & my child is a Chicken Nugget Lover. He could literally eat chicken nuggets for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Possibly a snack too haha. Even though he hates vegetables and 95% of other foods out there, I sure do love hanging out with him. As I had posted before about my expectations for 2018 and one of those being in the moment, well this is it. Yes, I have a camera in my hand and Ryder likes to act silly because of it, but we have fun. Even if that's as simple as watching him eat. Having a camera in my hand will distract me from being on my phone or not engaging with my own kid. Yes, I can do those things without taking photos but hey, it's my job to want photos of everything haha. 

Here's to a new year and silly posts about McDonalds :)

Stay Strong & True to Yourself <3

xoxo Angelina

 

 

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angelinawagnon@yahoo.com (Angelina Wagnon Photography) life personal http://www.angelinawagnon.com/blog/2018/1/my-little-chicken-nugget---mcdonalds-style Wed, 10 Jan 2018 01:42:04 GMT
That's It - Indulging Bites http://www.angelinawagnon.com/blog/2018/1/thats-it---indulging-bites That's It - Indulging Bites

Happy Monday!

I'm sure some of you may have seen my post a few months ago about That's It! Veggie Bars. Well today, I get to share with you there truffle bites! Y'all..Being Vegan and a sweets addict. These little bites are saving grace! Not only are they delicious but they are super satisfying as well. To find out more check out their site HERE!

Previous Post with Veggie Bars

PS I love the Apple & Blueberry>>>  

Apple + Blueberry That’s It. Fruit Bites | Dark Chocolate Covered Fruit Truffles | 100% Natural Great Tasting Real Fruit | Vegan, Gluten Free, Paleo, Kosher, Non GMO, No Preservatives | 6 Pouches

 

Stay Strong & True to Yourself <3

xoxo Angelina

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Quickie Tex Mex Pizza - Vegan Style http://www.angelinawagnon.com/blog/2018/1/quickie-tex-mex-pizza---vegan-style Quickie Tex Mex Pizza - Vegan Style

What You'll Need:

-Street Tacos

-Refried Beans

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(Vegan or Vegetarian | Make sure it does not contain Lard!)

-Tex Mex Salsa

( I buy mine from whole foods for a quick meal but you can make your own with black beans, onions, kernel corn, jalapeño, cilantro, cayenne pepper, Lime Juice and salt )

-Guacamole 

Additional topping options:

Vegan Cheese - Lettuce - Tomatoes 

 

How to Make:

-Preheat oven to 350

-Place tacos on a pan

Add: Refried beans + Tex Mex Salsa

-Bake for 10 Minutes

Add toppings - Mine has guacamole, lettuce, and tomatoes 

 

If you have any questions, feel free to comment below!

Stay Strong & True to Yourself <3

xoxo Angelina

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No Goals. Just Expectations. 2018 http://www.angelinawagnon.com/blog/2018/1/no-goals-just-expectations-2018 No Goals. Just Expectations. 2018

Happy Sunday Everyone!

Even though it's been crazy cold here in Louisiana, it's been a good New Years start here at the Royal household. Ryder's leg is slowly getting better from surgery, Michael's heel is healed, and I've added video to my brand. With all of that being said, I wanted to share this year's expectations for myself. I know many people set goals per say but I feel like a goal sounds so far fetched, where as an expectation is holding yourself accountable. So here goes:

 

 

-Be Myself-

That sounds hard right!? haha. No but really. This year I'm working on cleaning out the clutter and really putting my whole self into things. Every year I've tried new things such as sewing, being up to date with the latest trend, learning how to contour (DISASTER)...but at the end of the day. That's just not me. I wear workout clothes on the daily, my hairs always in a ponytail or bun, and I rarely have mascara on. But that's who I am and the more I try to be someone I'm not, the harder it is to be happy. 

-Living Like a Minimalist-

This has been on my mind for about a year now. Realistically, I'll probably never get rid of my whole closet but I want to live with less and soak in what matters more. 

-Capturing REAL Moments- 

Like I don't carry my camera around enough...haha. This may sound crazy but I love capturing what's happening without someone looking at me and posing. That goes for my family as well. I even did a lifestyle photoshoot at McDonald's with Ryder and I LOVE it. 

-Listen More-

Listen to people more and talk less. Listen to more podcasts. Listen to what God has planned for me and my family.

-Being Present-

This is the hardest thing on the planet for me. To really disconnect my mind from everything going on in life and just be there. Whether THERE is at home riding bikes or riding around Cali in a camper van. I just want to be fully present. 

If you have any goals/expectations for yourself that you'd like to share, please feel free to message me or comment below!

Stay Strong & True to Yourself <3

xoxo Angelina

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Cream of Celery Soup - Vegan Style http://www.angelinawagnon.com/blog/2018/1/cream-of-celery-soup---vegan-style  

Cream of Celery Soup - Vegan Style

As you all may know, it's a new year and there's suppose to be a new me BUT I like the old me haha. This year I'll be focusing more on eating out less and really putting the lifestyle I chose as a priority. I alway make my famous chicken & dumplings soup for my family but nothing in that is vegan. Today I decided to try something similar by make a Cream of Celery Soup with Walnuts! Yes, walnuts...I needed the crunch haha. I have to admit, it turned out pretty darn good so here's the recipe for those who may need a little guidance on going vegan. 

What You Need:

1 Bundle of Celery

1 Onion or 1 Cup of Seasoning Blend

1 L of Vegetable Broth (4 Cups)

1/2 Cup of Flour (I used oat flour)

1 tbl Olive Oil

1 Cup of Water

1/2 Cup of Walnuts

Spices: Sea Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, & Oregano 

How to Cook:

Step 1:

Dice Six Celery Stalks & Onion 

Step 2: 

Salute Celery & Onion's in pot for 10 minutes with 1 tbl spoon of Olive Oil

Step 3:

Bring Heat to a Boil

Add: Vegetable Broth

Water

Flour

Walnuts

***Season as you wish, I added about 1/4 tsp of all the seasonings above and sea salt as needed***

Let cook for 25- 30 minutes or until celery is cooked down

 

Voila, and you're done! One pot clean up <3

If you have any questions, please comment below!

 

 

 

Stay Strong & True to Yourself <3

xoxo Angelina 

 

 

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Alex + Tyler : Engagements http://www.angelinawagnon.com/blog/2017/12/alex-tyler-engagements Alex + Tyler : Engagements

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xoxo Angelina

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angelinawagnon@yahoo.com (Angelina Wagnon Photography) engagements http://www.angelinawagnon.com/blog/2017/12/alex-tyler-engagements Sun, 31 Dec 2017 05:02:03 GMT