Late last night as I was rocking this little one, I was feeling a bit of guilt over the fact that I haven't posted anything on my Instagram feed in almost five months. Almost instantly as soon as that thought crossed my mind, I was reminded that these sweet quiet moments are so very fleeting, and I shouldn't feel any guilt for setting aside something that takes my attention away from my most important job right now.⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When I'm feeding her, I want to let her hand wrap around my fingers, rather than my fingers be wrapped around my phone. When she looks up at me as we're cuddling, I want her to see me looking at her, not me looking at a screen. I don't want to worry about curating my images and scheduling posts. I want to soak up all of these things my heart had long ached for- the feeling of her tiny fingers tickling my sides, the sound of her breath slowing as she drifts to sleep, and the unbelievable softness of her cheeks that won't be this chubby forever.⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So friends... sorry, not sorry. I love the connections that this platform can bring, and the inspiration you all provide, but for now my time is hers. I'm sure I'll still pop in every so often during naps, and post some updates in my stories, but it may be a while before you see anything new in our feed. We're still working and booking sessions, and we have one last slot open for a wedding this coming season, so please don't hesitate to reach out via the contact form on our website if you need anything!⠀
A little life update in a few, but first I’m so excited to share that we’ve been published by @heyweddinglady! (Thanks @aislesociety!) I will always look back on this session with admiration for the kind and extremely talented group of ladies that made up our creative team that day. Every single one of them truly fostered a community mindset, and I feel so honored to have photographed the beauty which they created! If you’re looking to be inspired, take a visit to their feeds!⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ Creative Director & Styling: @totemweddingsandevents | Florals: @dearhousecollective_ | M.U.A: @briannaporovoast with @studio47beautybar | Dress: @efbridal provided by @brides_for_a_cause | Model: @baileybayo | Stationary: @smudgedinks | Ring: @oliveavejewelry | Venue: @tendue.co | Photography: @mckennarachellephotography | Film Scanned and Developed by: @photovisionprints⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ If you’ve made it this far, yes- we are getting closer and closer to our due date! I’ve had to be very intentional about how I’m balancing my time, which is why you haven’t seen much from me lately. We wrapped up an amazing and full wedding season, and we’re now getting to enjoy some much needed time to do some prep for baby (alongside a lot of editing- thank you to our sweet brides and grooms for their patience)! Pregnancy has definitely been an adventure, but I’m honestly ready to be done with it all and meet our little girl! ⠀
Reminiscing about our time together in Spain last year! It's crazy how full of adventure this life is, in so many different ways. We most likely won't be traveling out of the country any time soon, but we're so excited for this new adventure of bringing our little girl into the world in just a few months! Of course, that excitement is paired with a lot of nerves and the worry that comes with being new parents, but we absolutely can't wait to meet her (and hope she has lots of patience with us).
This may not seem like much... but after a crazy week and a half that just wouldn't slow down, I got in about five hours of uninterrupted work yesterday! And it felt SO good! Lately I've only been keeping up with the have to do items, and haven't had much time for the should do soon or the would like to do matters. It was so refreshing to be able to dive into some of those behind the scenes projects that have been waiting on the back burner. If you can't tell, I'm feeling just a little excited for the weeks ahead!⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Creative Director & Styling: @totemweddingsandevents | Florals: @dearhousecollective_ | Stationary: @smudgedinks | Ring: @oliveavejewelry | Venue: @tendue.co⠀
She was one of the rare ones, so effortlessly herself, and the world loved her for it. -Atticus⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Creative Director & Styling: @totemweddingsandevents | Florals: @dearhousecollective_ | M.U.A: @studio47beautybar | Dress: @efbridal provided by @brides_for_a_cause | Model: @baileybayo | Stationary: @smudgedinks | Ring: @oliveavejewelry | Venue: @tendue.co⠀
⠀ Alright, time for some honesty. Yesterday was rough. I had my first major episode of pregnancy brain, and it wasn't pretty. After the fact, I was in bed last night questioning my abilities as a photographer, business owner, and mother, praying for some serious grace. Thankfully, a night of restful sleep (and pep talks by the most supportive husband) can make the world feel a little bit brighter! It also helps to look back on days like this, where I had the opportunity to work with the best team of kind and generous creatives, and felt completely in love with this work! What are some of your tried-and-true ways to recover from those rough days and move forward with renewed motivation?⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Creative Director & Styling: @totemweddingsandevents | Florals: @dearhousecollective_ | M.U.A: @studio47beautybar | Dress: @efbridal provided by @brides_for_a_cause | Model: @baileybayo | Stationary: @smudgedinks | Ring: @oliveavejewelry | Venue: @tendue.co | Film Scanned and Developed by: @photovisionprints⠀