This lil sass pants did soooo great on her first flight yesterday. She slept all the way through the airport including security. 👏🏼😱 Then on the 5+ hour flight to San Diego she napped for the majority, and then smiled + coo’ed for the remaining time. Andrew and I both were able to watch movies while she napped. 👌🏼👏🏼🙌🏼 Super thankful to have a good lil travel baby since she has many more flights in her future. Anyone have any baby travel advice? Lay it on me. 👇🏼👶🏼✈️ #EloiseJoy
A few things I LOVE: • sunsets • Jesus • black coffee ☕️ • Thai food • Christmas lights • National Parks • my hubby • adventurous vibes • Mary-Kate and Ashley movies • traveling • rainy days with a blanket + book • brides who don't care if their dress gets dirty • being this girl’s mom • emotional, candid photographs • breakfast food • adventurous outdoor elopements • champagne 🍾🥂 • Taylor Swift’s new song Lover I few things I DON'T love: • mushrooms 🍄 • waiting in line • any white creamy sauce 🤢 • long distance • indoor ceremonies • bad lighting • rush hour traffic • hateful people • “Hey kids spelling is fun” 🤣 • perfectly posed images • when they make sequels to movies and cast a different actor but try and pretend it's the same character LIKE NO SORRY YOU CANT PULL THE WOOL OVER MY EYES I SEE YOU THE PRINCE AND ME I SEE YOU BRYCE DALLAS HOWARD SWOOPIN IN THERE AND PRETENDING NOTHING HAPPENED IN ECLIPSE BUT NOPE I SEE YOOOUUUUU. Sorry. Got carried away there. 😉 Tell me something you love below! Anything we have in common??
MY LADY PHOTOGS... 🤰🏼📷 Let’s chat pregnancy as a wedding photographer. I’ve gotten tons of questions asking how I handled pregnancy & giving birth in June, the middle of wedding season. Ironically when we found out we were preggo, the ONLY weddings I had booked at the time for 2019 were in June + July. 🤪🙄🙈 Here’s how I handled it. 1) Always have a clause in your contract that covers you. My contract states that in the event of a life or death event/emergency, I will provide an associate photographer for the day of that my couple agrees upon. 2) When we found out we were pregnant, I personally emailed all my summer couples who I’d already booked + told them the news BEFORE I announced to the public. You don’t want your couples finding out you’re due right around their wedding date online. 3) I offered them my associate photographer or one of my close photographer friends to be their day of photographer. I assured them I would still be there EVERY step of the way, helping plan their timelines, answer questions, + be there in every aspect that they booked me for other than shooting the day of. 4) I stopped shooting completely a month before my due date. I’m so glad I did that. My body thanked me. I’m currently in the midst of a 3 month maternity leave, and I’m SOOOO glad I gave myself this time to spend with Elle + feel like myself again. If you can take that long off from shooting, DO IT. Being a wedding photographer doesn’t mean you can never grow a family. You CAN do both. You just have to make sure you’re building a brand where your clients TRUST you, AND have a system in place to give them the BEST experience even if you can’t personally be there. (And maybe plan your due date around the winter if you can... Oops🤣). 👇🏼 To all my summer 2019 couples - you know who you are - THANK YOU. Thank you for trusting me to follow through despite the outcome not being what you had signed up for. Thank you for giving me grace as we grew our family + welcomed Eloise into the world. I get to work with the most incredibly kind, gracious, loving people out there + I’m so so thankful for you. Any other questions about pregnancy + shooting weddings? Lay em on me!