Five Guys


My weekends are typically very busy since my husband and I shoot looks for the upcoming weeks in advance which means outfit changes in the car, diving from one location to the next, etc.—it’s stressful to say the least but this weekend was an exception. We managed to get lunch at Five Guys in between shoots (my boys LOVE this place!) and we were able to meet up with another family who I have connected on Instagram with.


Eat, smile & be happy


The snow is officially gone and we had almost 60 degrees over the weekend which is warm if you’re from the Midwest. LOL. I felt good. I was fully prepared and had all of looks organized that I needed to photograph over the weekend. Did you know that I create moodboards for every shoot?! It’s like an inspiration board for locations, looks, color story, and so forth. I just like to be prepared so our shoots go smoothly since it’s a family affair in my household. My son’s are always with us. So, you can probably understand why I’m so organized—I simply need my shooting to go fast. 10 minutes, tops. No exception.

These pictures were taken during our lunch break. My boys LOVE Five Guys. And so do I. We ate, laughed and afterwards we headed to out next location for one more shoot.  Once we are done, though it’s family time 100%. No cell phones, no work. Just quality time as a family. And speaking of family time. On Sunday we met up with Christina Karin and her beautiful family. We met on Instagram and I always felt a connection with her. She’s as beautiful as her feed on Instagram (@ChristinaKarin), a true gem, honestly.

How was your weekend?! Let me know by commenting below!

As always, thanks so much for stopping by & have a great week!






  1. April 23, 2018 / 1:26 AM

    And here I am thinking you had a professional team with you! I love the idea that you and your family take part of the proces.

  2. April 23, 2018 / 2:44 AM

    Thanks for sharing your info. I really appreciate your efforts and I will be waiting for your further write ups thanks once again.
    Personalized Coasters

  3. April 23, 2018 / 6:51 AM

    I always love to read your’re an inspiration..
    Have a good start in a week…

  4. April 23, 2018 / 6:53 AM

    I love FIVE guys. We have it here in the UK now and I’ve only been there once but I need to go back. My brother lives in the US so I was obsessed with the drinks machine and all the fancy flavours and had to send him a pic haha.

    Mich x

  5. April 23, 2018 / 7:52 AM

    It’s a family business for me too! My hubby always takes my pictures and when I went back to Lebanon my mom and dad were my photographers!


    Tamara –

  6. April 23, 2018 / 9:07 AM

    Happy Monday Vanessa! I love that you make your blog shoots a family affair and the boys get to see their mamma hard at work. I haven’t been to Five Guys but I hear they make the best burgers over here. Hope you guys enjoyed the rest of the weekend!

    xo, Jackie

  7. Rach DiMare
    April 23, 2018 / 10:29 AM

    I’ve actually never been to Five Guys and glad you were to stop there in between shoots! Glad you had a great time with Christina and her family. I will check her out!

  8. April 23, 2018 / 11:25 AM

    I love this casual look on you! You’re so naturally gorgeous!!

    PS – Five Guys is the best!!

    xo, Steph |

  9. Simone
    April 23, 2018 / 1:35 PM

    I’m totally into those Levi’s tees, those prints are fab. Love your gorgeous styling Vanessa! I’ve heard that Five Guys will soon be here in Switzerland, so I definitely got to try these yummy burgers then. Have a good week babe

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

  10. jenniferpickering22gmailcom
    April 23, 2018 / 1:47 PM

    I have never had 5 Guys before!! It’s 69 degrees here today and I love it!

    Effortlessly Sophisticated

  11. April 23, 2018 / 3:52 PM

    What a cute post, Vanessa! Five Guys is so good — I haven’t had it in forever though! Hope you’re having a great Monday!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde’s Moment

  12. April 23, 2018 / 7:07 PM

    Yay for nice weather in the mid-west (finally!) I have never been to Five Guys, but they just opened one near me and I need to go ASAP! I hear their fries are AH-mazing!! You look super cute btw ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Edye |

  13. April 24, 2018 / 1:49 PM

    Ahh busy weekends shooting content. I know the feeling all too well! It’s so great to have a husband who is a good team mate too!
    Sometimes, the best shoots take place when they’re not overly planned. This one is SO cute!! I love your sunglasses.
    Ahh summer content is so much easer to capture too ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hope you’re having a great week!

  14. Jennifer Lane
    April 24, 2018 / 9:21 PM

    What a cute shot! I hear ya about the stresses of changing in the car and scoping out good locations to shoot at…. but you have to stop and smell the roses (or in this situation, burgers! ) Looks like it was a fun break! ๐Ÿ™‚

    xo, Jennifer

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