Daniel and I just booked a couple of last minute flights to go visit our girl @luna_the_airstream in Georgia in two weeks!!! EEEEP! 💃 So excited! - Not only to get to spend some one-on-one with hubs but, to see the progress on Luna!! Seems like we're on the home stretch with her. Cabinets and (🙏) flooring going in this week or next, so hopefully we'll get to see all of that! - Plus, you know me, I'm working on setting up an elopement shoot (or two?!) and I'm SO EXCITED to get some MOUNTAIN scenery in my life and under my feet! - What's exciting in your life these days, friend?? I wanna know 👇👇
I've been giving a lot of thought to social issues and civil rights lately. I've been noticing more and more when I'm in an environment that's predominantly white, which quite honestly is most of the time. I find that very interesting given I live in one of the most diverse cities in the country.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Standing for women's rights, social equality, the environment, and believing it's none of anyone's business who people chose to love, has been a core belief/value of mine for as long as I can remember. I've always believed myself to be an ally to IBPOC and the LGBTQ community. But it just dawned on me (today actually), to where I was able to put it into these words... that I've always been a passive ally.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I'll admit that I don't have many Black or LGBTQ friends, certainly no one that I'm close with or spend much time with. This realization has made me incredibly sad and a little ashamed. I don't intentionally do business with minority owned businesses. So I'm choosing to be an active ally. Doing more research and taking the time to support people that are often mistreated and definitely under-represented.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ All that being said, do you know any (local) IBPOC and/or LGBTQ owned wedding vendors, florists, HMUA, and adventurous couples?? Tag them in the comments and let's spread the love!! 💕
An illustration came across my feed a few weeks ago. I can't remember exactly. But the gist of it was that, equality doesn't mean everyone getting the same thing. Equality means everyone getting what they need to achieve XYZ.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The drawing had three people, an adult, a kid, and a toddler, all trying to look over a fence. If each of them got one box, the toddler still couldn't see over the fence. If the toddler got two boxes, the kid got one, and the adult had none, they could all see over the fence. What a concept.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I've been seeing this in my head ever since I ran across it. It's cool when you feel like you know something, but aren't sure why or how to describe it to someone else properly. Then you run across something that articulates it so clearly 💕
I thought about these two souls a couple of times over the weekend. Mondays are hard on me. Kartia and Steven came to my mind again and I smiled. Their smiles were so infectious and Kartia is one of the most joyous people I've ever met! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So thought I'd share another one from their session and maybe bring some sunshine to your feed on this hot Monday 😁😁⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ How was your weekend? I wanna know 👇👇
Fri-YAY! Going into the weekend like...⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This is one of my favorite shots from my trip to hill country last month. I love the action of it and how it just so perfectly captures what I do. Adventure elopement photographer. EEEEP!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I have been working so hard towards this the past few months and am starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. It may still be a few months because of the season of life I'm in. I want to be sure and maintain present with my kiddos and not get so engulfed in this process that our marriage suffers, or my friendships and balance in life.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But I'm beyond excited and I'm so glad you're here and journeying along with me. Thanks for all the support and the comments and shares and likes. It may not seem like a big deal, but it truly helps me and I'm just so grateful. Love, love, love.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What are your weekend plans??
I saw this quote someone shared by Toni Morrison today.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I tell my students, 'When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This hit me right in the face. I've been doing a lot of intentional thinking and reflecting in the last month or so. I can feel some serious changes boiling deep within. Both within me as a person and spilling over into my business.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It's so funny how messages come to you at the exact time you need to hear them, to give you the final push to do something big. Listen to the song lyrics that come on the radio when you first start up your car, it's no accident 😉⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Have you read any #wordsofwisdom from Toni Morrison lately? I'd love to hear a quote that stuck out to you! Drop it in the comments and spread the wisdom 👇👇
I met a new family this past weekend and I'm pretty sure most of the time Amanda & Eric were thinking man, this cannot be going any worse. 🙈😂 As their boys grew less and less interested in taking pictures or exploring and the temperature began to rise... it seemed as though the session was more or less a lost cause. But then we got snacks! Snacks make life better if you ask me, or if you ask the Weiser boys, I know they're with me on that! See more of my favorites from this session on the blog! See for yourself how the pictures turned out!! Link in bio 💕
We're heading home from paradise today. The kids are crying, my butt is falling asleep, and Danny keeps randomly vocalizing and startling everyone 😂😂 - If I've been a little MIA... We spent the last 4 days in Destin with my family. So much fun playing in the sun and sand. Convinced Miles is part dolphin 🐬 he spent most of his beach time jumping and diving into the waves. Sage went where we went, he enjoyed laying in the puddles leftover from high tide and digging in the sand with Miles 💕 - I love spending time with my cousins, we grew up together and they've always felt more like siblings to me. I wish they lived closer or we could go on vacations like this several times a year 🙈 Michaela is my forever photographer and there are some REAL gems coming soon from our trip 😍 - Do you go on any extended family trips? Where? How often? I wanna know!! 👇👇
Y'ALL 😍 I hiked 1.5 miles with my brother and his girlfriend (and Boe 😂) at Colorado Bend State Park a few weeks ago!!! They dressed up in wedding attire and posed like champs in JULY in TEXAS. I can't even tell you what MVPs these two are.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It was a hot and rocky hike to a really nice and cool waterfall with green fairy moss growing all over the rocks, we hiked down a bit passed it to the river and jumped in the cold portion right below the falls. SO. REFRESHING.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ They got dressed and I'm not even gonna lie, soon after started sweating their asses off 😅 did I mention what troopers they are for signing up for this IN THE MIDDLE OF TEXAS SUMMER (in case you're wondering, it was my idea not theirs 🤷😬)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So, naturally, this hike inspired me to write a blog post with 5 tips on eloping (or having an outdoor wedding) in Texas summer 😅Check it out and let me know what you think! Or if you have any additional tips I should add, let me know in the comments 👇👇 (here or on the blog-- link in bio)!
Happiest of birthdays to my beautifully daring boy. You are a nature lover, truck obsessed, both a kiss-avoider and a kiss giver, a goofy brother, a singer, a stunt driver, and one of the many reasons my beating heart swells with joy and love and laughter 💕 - I know everyone says this about their kids, and it's true, I cannot imagine life without you. You're becoming such a strong-willed, caring, adventurous, daring, and loving human and it's truly the biggest honor in my life to be a part of and witness you grow into the person you're meant to be 🤸 - I'll be posting his birthstory on the blog tonight... maybe tomorrow 🙃 Spending a day uninterrupted with my boys 💕