Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Kathryn's Camera and Giveaway

You may have noticed things have changed. Leslie, the creative designer behind Lilly and Louise, has given us a facelift. Her team has managed to transform dozens of 'paper napkin' ideas into an incredible design that I am proud to call Kathryn's Camera. I have been in awe of Leslie's talent since living across the hall from her at the University of Texas. She is truly an inspiring artist and with each new project, I become more amazed at her accomplishments.

When my husband and I closed the door to our lives as individuals, got married and moved to Houston; we opened a window. A window allowing friends and family into our new world. A way to connect with the Robinson III Family and for us to connect with them. It has become an incredible way to share in the joy of our first son, and document precious memories to last a lifetime.

Growing up with an artist for a mother and a banker for a father, I consider myself "structurally creative." I am pretty sure there was always an art project in progress at our house and my father always had a new mind puzzle to solve. These days I struggle to find the balance between career, wife, and mommy; and the blog has provided me with a creative outlet. Kathryn's Camera is life through my lens.

I have a passion for photography, a love for party planning, and find happiness in the art of gift giving. Kathryn's Camera combines everyone and everything I love into a central location:
  • Livin - family life
  • Laughin - playdates and friendships
  • Lovin - the fairytale
  • Learnin - lessons learned as a mom and a woman
  • Lookin - always looking out for new products, projects, and activities
  • Liam - watch him grow
Wednesday Winks

These weekly winks are meant to highlight creativity or advice wherever I find it. From my favorite gift finds, to fun party theme ideas, to toddler tips, to weighing in on all your questions and beyond, I hope that you will find as much value behind the posts as I have excitement in creating them. And who knows, you might even win something. wink!

Thank you for embarking on this journey with me and for all of your support. As always, I appreciate all feedback and love reading all your comments.
Wednesday Winks, early edition.

It is no secret that I have a love for photography. I carry my DSLR with me wherever I go, freezing memories to take home. But let's be honest, a black camera strap doesn't really go with the outfit and mostly labels you a tourist. Function, meet Fashion.  Capturing Couture has created "one of the finest ‘ultra chic, totally couture accessory’ for anyone with a camera!" "Using only the finest materials, custom made trims and highly functional hardware," the creative masterminds behind these straps have given cameras a voice. Finally, a way to express your personality and personal photographic style through fashion. I have one for every season!

These straps come perfectly packaged making them the ultimate gift for anyone with a love for photography and style. To help us launch the new face of Kathryn's Camera, the ladies of Capturing Couture have graciously provided me with one of their top sellers and a personal favorite of mine to giveaway, the Harmony. Its vibrant colors and eclectic style are sure to turn heads!

How to Enter...
Simply comment on this post to be entered to win this fabulous camera strap! Want to increase your chances? For additional entries, you may do one or all of the following and then post here that you did:
1. Become a fan of Kathryn's Camera on Facebook
2. Become a fan of Capturing Couture on Facebook
3. Become of fan of Lilly and Louise on Facebook
4. Share this link on your Facebook wall

You MUST comment on this post to be eligible for the camera strap.

It is that easy! The Winner will be selected using announced in next Wednesday's Wink. Good Luck!


  1. Love the strap! Crossing my fingers to win!

  2. Love the new look! Can't wait for next weeks edition!

  3. Do you have to be present to win? haha! Love the new design and always love reading the posts! xoxo

  4. Am I eligible to win? So proud of you sweetie. THank you for documenting our life so well! Love you

  5. Wow, the blog looks amazing and the topics are a super addition!! So proud of your creativity and professionalism (no doubt thanks in part to that great combo of artist mom and banker dad!). Thank you for the wonderful window into your world! Love you much, Mea

  6. Alison Wylie WilliamsJuly 21, 2011 at 2:15 PM

    1. Become a fan of Kathryn's Camera on Facebook - DONE! Like 2 weeks ago.
    2. Become a fan of Capturing Couture on Facebook - DONE!
    3. Become of fan of Lilly and Louis on Facebook - I can't find them :-( Double checked spelling and everything!
    4. Share this link on your Facebook wall - DONE!

  7. Amazing!! Love the Look!!

  8. Alison Wylie WilliamsJuly 21, 2011 at 2:36 PM

    I would like to amend my previous comment. I have now completed #3 on the list. Yay!

  9. I would sure like this camera strap! Do I get credit for ALREADY being a fan of Lilly & Louise? :)

  10. Pick me, Pick me!!!

  11. What a cool idea! Much better than the traditional black ones!

  12. Love their straps! Thanks for the chance to win.

  13. My sister has been sportin her torquis Capturing Couture camera strap for over a year now and simply LOVES IT!! She said I have to get one soon or she'll kidnap my camera and hold it for ransom. NEED Capturing Couture SOON!!!

    Heather Witt

    ps: I liked everyone on Facebook. I always love learning new tricks of the trade from others.

  14. A very special person gave me one of these for Christmas and I absolutely LOVE it!!! Can always use another one...but I don't want to be greedy!

  15. Love it! I've been using a boring black strap for way too long!

  16. Would love this! I also liked Kathryn's Camera on facebook :)

  17. Jennifer EgetimeierJuly 26, 2011 at 12:28 PM

    I *adore* how you named your topics-- Livin', Lovin', Learnin', etc... Cute! Cute Cute! And paper napkin ideas are always amazing, aren't they? I look forward to some fun reading and inspiration! Thanks! :)

    1. BecAme a fan of Kathryn's Camera on Facebook
    2. Am a fan of Capturing Couture on Facebook!
    3. BecAme of fan of Lilly and Louise on Facebook

  18. I will do as you say, Master.... I just bought some on Etsy but would love one with a monogram!

  19. Oh and yes, I became a FB fan of all 3 and posted on my wall! :)

  20. Love it & Love you! Can I be you when I grow up?...or hire you to creatively journal my crazy life too? Yay for the next Wednesday wink ;)

  21. I do know what you mean about the camara strap...for me it was always trying to match a guitar strap! Fantastic job on the site itself. I like the graphics and audio and the way you have the pictures catorgorized. Excellant job!

  22. Girl! I havent had internet for two weeks and finally just got caught up! Your new blog facelift looks amazing!! Love it!! And I love the camera strap! Hook me up! :)

    I also became a fan on facebook!

  23. Love the new blog!!!

  24. LOVE your blog! You have done a fantastic job. I just started one myself and it's a lot of fun! I'll start following you. It was great to catch up a little at Sarah's run and I hope to see you again soon. Let me know when you are in Austin!

    xoxo, Liz

  25. So impressed as always!!!