claudia and ryan, I MEAN COME ON. come on, come on, come ON. __ they had the most beautiful fall elopement- however, two hours before their ceremony, it was thunderstorming, hailing, + there was a tornado warning. when I went to their venue, I could barely hold my umbrella over my head, the wind was so strong 😂😂 __ BUT THEN- jesus smiled on us and said HECK YES LESSSGO. and twenty minutes before their ceremony the weather cleared up for beautiful, cloudy skies😍😍 PRAISE THE FREAKIN LORD💃💃💃 __ claudia is sweet and quiet, and ryan is steady and goofy- truly, the most wonderful match. their day was filled with them + family, and it was beautiful to witness. __ here’s to claudia + ryan, and their love persevering through the wildest weather. cheers newlyweds! ✨
just a reminder to all of you here scrolling through on instagram- THIS IS A HIGHLIGHT REEL. fingers crossed that you’re rolling your eyes and going DUHHHH i know - but just in case you’ve forgotten, this is not real life. this space is inspiring and FUN and connecting and beautiful- but it is somehow equally isolating and hard when we get on it too often and unaware. it’s easy to scroll through and compare and walk away feeling less than. and friend, you are INCREDIBLE. you are vibrant and have a purpose and a god who loves you and gives you life each day. HOW AMAZING IS THAT- what a beautiful thing! god loves you, and chooses you, and extends love and grace endlessly. and for those who need a practical tip (🙋🏼♀️🙋🏼♀️🙋🏼♀️🙋🏼♀️) USE THAT MUTE BUTTON. you choose what comes into your life- and if it’s not life giving and pushing you towards your purpose then get that ish outta here. 👊🏻🤟🏼 YOU’VE GOT THIS. you have worth and value and you are wonderful just for being you. so remind yourself of that when you open this tiny app ❤️ LOVE YOU ALL💘
swipe to see why this intimate wedding brought out ALL 👏🏻 OF 👏🏻 THE 👏🏻 FEELS. __ as soon as shon started saying his vows the entire wedding party lost it. we joked about it later, calling it the crying wedding, but MAN- it was wildly meaningful. __ THIS is why elopements + intimate weddings are the cream of the crop. if i had panned out to the audience you would’ve seen even MORE tears. because they truly know sarah + shon- this was not just an event to go to, but it was an deep & meaningful step forward that their community was a part of. these were people who had prayed for them, had them over to their houses for dinner, and listened to their stories through the years. __ so yes, I WILL be emotional behind the camera (IT’S FINE GUYS) and I will forever be here for meaningful + tear filled elopements and intimate weddings- there’s just something deep and significant to them. ✨
Wait by Russell Kelfer helplessly, longingly, I cried. quietly, patiently, He replied. I plead, and I wept for a clue to my fate, and Jesus said “wait.” wait? you say wait? my indignant reply. lord, I need answers, I need to know why. is your hand shortened? or have you not heard? by faith I have asked, and I’m claiming your word. my future, and all to which I relate hangs in the balance, and you tell me ‘wait’? i’m needing a ‘yes,’ or a go-ahead sign, or even a ‘no,’ to which I can resign. lord, you have promised that if we believe, we need but to ask, and we shall receive. lord I’ve been asking, and this is my cry: i’m weary of asking: i need a reply! then quietly, softly, I learned of my fate as He replied once again, “wait.” so I slumped in my chair, defeated and taut, and grumbled to God; “so I’m waiting, for what?” He seemed then to kneel and His eyes met with mine and He gently said, “I could give you a sign. I could shake the heavens, darken the sun, raise the dead, cause the mountains to run. all you see I could give, and pleased you would be. you would have what you want, but you wouldn’t know Me. you’d not know the depth of my love for each saint; you’d not know the power that I give to the faint. you’d not learn to see through clouds of despair; you’d not learn to trust, just by knowing I’m there. you’d not know the joy of resting in me, when darkness and silence were all you could see. you’d never experience that fullness of love as the peace of my spirit descends like a dove. you would know that I give, and I save, for a start, but you’d not know the depth and the beat of my heart. the glow of my comfort late in the night, the faith that I give when you walk without sight; the depth that’s beyond getting just what you ask from an infinite God who makes what you have last. you never would know, should your pain quickly flee, what it means that My grace is sufficient for thee. yes, your dreams overnight could come true, but the loss if you lost what I’m doing in you. so be silent, my child, and in time you will see that the greatest of gifts is to truly know me. though often my answers seem late, the best of all is simply- wait.
HOW SWEET ARE THEY. __ my word my word my word. abbey is wild and free and dan is kind and a rule follower. they could not complement each other better- it’s SO beautiful to witness. __ this was just a slice of our fun down by the river- picture a killer sunset behind us + sound of the water rushing in the background. IT’S A VIBE PEOPLE, AND I’M HERE FOR IT😍 __ I just love these two- congrats abbey + dan! 💕
we are on BABY WATCH PEOPLE; lessssgoooooo. __ little baby rory is due THIS WEEK (!!!!!) and my whole fam has thought that he would come early. I thought he would come late- so we’ll see who’s right (IT’S ME, COME ON) __ we’re also all THE MOST curious as to how much he’ll weigh - reed was a whopping 12 pounds. NOT KIDDING. (mom we love you and you’re a freakin champ) he legit got a trophy for it and is weirdly braggy about it to this day 🤷🏼♀️ __ 🤦🏼♀️ HOT TAKE🔥🔥// I don’t love babies - I love kids who have personalities and quirks, but babies are... yeah, not here for them. SORRY I’M HUMAN. __ any advice?! how to be a rockstar aunt or to warm up to baby life?! 😂😂#kiddingnotkidding #help __ happy saturday humans❤️❤️❤️
I mean ARE YOU CATCHING THE VIBE HERE PEOPLE. __ this summer when @alisabethdesigns + I created my website, she had me write down what my vision was as a photographer. so here it is; LESSSGO- __ I am HERE to be your #1 hype girl, to listen to all of the parts of your story, to tell you when you are looking HOT, and to show you how to pose by allllways pretending to be the guy. I am outgoing and will fangirl you and laugh at all of your jokes- and groooan if you’re into puns. 😜 __ I love, love, love listening to people’s stories. I think it’s fascinating and it reminds me how much we have in common when we sit down and are real and open. you’re stressed about your in laws opinions about your wedding? real. sometimes he solves your problems before listening? I get it. you both are ready to just be married? YES. __ it’s my favorite, favorite part about this job. also- OBVIOUSLY I will ask you what enneagram number you are to better understand you #GIVEN #GIVEN #GIVEN 💃💃💃 __ happy friday humans✨