Haley and Alex are seriously stunning. STUNNING. Watching them elope on Saturday in front of just their immediate family downtown was a beautiful experience. But more than just the outside beauty, there is something so special about watching two people vow to spend their lives together as a team, not just on the easy breezy beautiful days, but also the ones that are harder than hell. The days that test you in ways you couldn’t have predicted. But you keep on showing up and you keep on choosing that person because you would rather walk through hell with them than spend any part of your life without them. That is what this life is all about. Haley and Alex, I can’t wait to watch the two of you on that journey. Thank you for letting me be just a small part of it.
Ending this rainy week here in Charleston dreaming on nicer weather, and in this case that magical light at Jordan and Michael’s wedding last Friday. It’s up on the blog today and it includes the cutest ring bearer entrance ever, the coolest Saber arch exit from the ceremony, and a bride and groom who clearly were having the best day of their lives. This one was such a special one for me to be a part of. Hope you guys enjoy is as much as I did!!! So without further adieu I now present to you Mr. and Mrs. Phillips!!! 💙💙💙 . Coordinator: @modeventscharleston Venue: @historicemill Hair and Makeup: @paperdollshair Videography: @paragonfilmworks Rentals: @eventworksrentals Ceremony Music: @lowcountryentertainment Band: Diverse Groove of @eastcoastentertainment Dress: @jandrewsbridal
Last week I had the pleasure of showing this bad ass lady @sharleenjoynt around downtown Charleston. It was Sharleen’s first time in South Carolina and she was here to sing with the @charlestonsymphonyorchestra. Gorgeous, kind and talented to boot? Told you she was bad ass.
Let’s hear it for the boys. And a damn good bow tie.
I feel like I have been telling you all about the good things happening in my life lately, so in order to be fully transparent about real life, today I figured I’d let you in on some of our struggles as well. . One of my goals was to breastfeed Beckham in some capacity through a year, even if that was just once or twice a day while supplementing. Up until he was about 5.5 months he had been exclusively breastfed, but I started to notice his clothes seemed a little big and he didn’t seem to be gaining weight. I brought him to the doctor and sure enough he hadn’t been gaining, and in fact he had even lost a pound. The doctor wasn’t too worried and told me to start giving him solids and supplement with formula. . Me on the other hand? I was devastated. I for sure thought something was wrong, and of course I went home and did the thing you should NEVER do. I googled. And a whole bunch of scary stuff came up about failure to thrive. I spent days crying. It wasn’t supplementing that upset me because I have always been in the feed your baby however is best for the baby camp, but it was the thought that I had dropped the ball and something was terribly wrong. Luckily I had Tyler to talk me down, and we got to work on feeding him solids and supplementing with formula. But the more we fed him bottles, the less interested he was in breastfeeding. It became a battle with him crying and me crying even more. So we gave it up. And just like that I had to let go of my goal for what was best for both his growth and my sanity. . Monday we went to the doctor again and Beckham’s gained two pounds, and is healthy in every other way. Cue the relief. I am SO grateful to have a healthy little guy and can’t imagine what other parents who aren’t so lucky go through. I hope it’s a path we never have to walk, but if we do, we will do it together. . The past few weeks have been a roller coaster. And I bet you didn’t even know it because Instagram has that way about it. Which is why I want to try to be real about real life and the ups and downs. Real life isn't always pretty. And one of the only pics I could find of the two of us is from his newborn pics. Second child probs for sure 😂
Trust. So much of what I do is about trust. Whenever a #kdyecouple asks me to photograph their wedding day what they're really saying is that they trust me to capture the little moments of their day they might have otherwise missed. The trust me to tell their story authentically. They trust me to be the one to begin the memories of their family legacy. So to not only have been trusted by so many amazing couples this year, but to have them share their love for me and help me achieve the honor of being chosen as a 2019 pick for The Knot Best of Weddings, an honor that only 4% of wedding professionals receive each year is pretty damn cool. I am beyond grateful for the community of couples that we have and to be a part of something so much bigger than me. So THANK YOU to every #kdyecouple of the past, present, and future. Thank you for trusting me, and thank you for reminding me time and time again that I have the BEST job ever. Cheers!! 🍾🥂🎉