March 27, 2020

Just before the entire world came to a halt I had the opportunity to photograph a project with interior designer Lindye Galloway. We had so much fun getting beautiful shots of the kitchen, dining room, master bathroom, laundry room and powder room in this modern farmhouse. Details like fresh farmers market veggies, greenery and florals […]


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Modern Farmhouse Photos with Lindye Galloway

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Pretty Smitten began as a creative outlet after the birth of my first child in 2008. What started as a sweet little Etsy shop has now grown into a full Southern California Life + Style site featuring home decor, food, entertaining and wellness content. I believe there is beauty in the simplified, and I strive to create a beautiful happy home where we can stop to enjoy the little things. I hope within this blog you'll find a little inspiration for your own home life as well.

I'm also now thrilled to be offering fine art lifestyle photography. Documenting love in all forms is truly a gift...sweet little newborns, expecting mamas, families and are our only "pause button."  Learn more about Elizabeth Johnson Photography by clicking below!  

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Danielle Oakey’s Winter Collection Photoshoot

A beautiful house in Redondo Beach…a group of talented women…a new collection of gorgeous pillows….all things that added up to make a pretty amazing day photographing Danielle Oakey’s New Year collection! Honestly it’s one of my favorite ways to spend the day and I’m realizing more and more my passion for interior design photography. I […]

February 4, 2020


Birthday Wishlist

Tomorrow just happens to be my birthday and I’m going to be blessed with a few hours to myself in the morning. I’m planning on a solo cup of coffee and some browsing at my favorite shops…including McGee & Co., Madewell and Williams Sonoma! Just for fun I put together a little ‘birthday wishlist’ …here […]

January 28, 2020


Inspiring Cookbooks for 2020

As much as I love the ease of finding recipes online, there is nothing better then flipping through an actual cookbook. I find so much inspiration in the pages of a good cookbook. I love to read the stories behind recipes, find out favorite techniques and tools, and most of all be inspired by beautiful […]

January 21, 2020


A Day in Pacific Palisades

One thing we love about living in Southern California is the proximity to so many cool spots. We can easily head to San Diego, inland to the mountains or LA for the day. The LA drive can be pretty brutal with traffic, but honestly when we commit to just getting through it we are never […]

January 8, 2020


January Mood ’20

Happy January! And welcome to a new decade! Every year Christmas comes and goes and at first I’m a little bit sad. It’s such a fun, cozy and family centered season. But then guess what? January 1st hits and it’s goodbye Christmas!! Not a hint of sadness and I’m thrilled to pack it all up […]

January 3, 2020


Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year my sweet friends!! I hope you have all been enjoying this holiday season…whether you’re off on an adventure or cozied up at home, I think the time between Christmas and New Years is such a special family time. We’ve been home but doing mini adventures here and there. A perfect combo! I […]

January 1, 2020