I’ve been struggling with how to come back to sharing my own content on here. Because to be completely honest my mind has not been on this business very much in the past couple weeks. I do plan to keep taking about Black Lives Matter and sharing resources that I find helpful/educational in my stories. But since this insta is predominantly for my business I have to get back to posting wedding things eventually, right? Right before quarantine started back in March (how is it already mid June 😱), @peachykeencoordination and I got together for a flat lay fun day! Because of everything going on I never got around to sharing any of the beautiful images we created. So I thought this would be the perfect first post to share! It was great getting to work with all of these incredibly talented vendors and I’m excited to finally share some of these photos with you! Vendor team— Planner + Stylist | @peachykeencoordination Floral Supplier | @zushflowerfarm Rentals | @partyplacepdx Cake | @sewellsweets Macarons | @mamajenpdx Jewelry | @miadonnadiamond Bridal Shoes | @bellabelleshoes Paper Goods | @goldenhourpaper Ring Box | @the_mrs_box
My heart is heavy. It’s been an emotionally and mentally exhausting past couple days as I’ve watched the news of George Floyd and the protests taking place across the country. But if this is how I feel after a few days, I can’t imagine how much *more tired* black people are. I can turn the news off, I can stay off social media, and I can go on with my life unaffected. That’s my privilege as a white person in the United States. I don’t have to live with fear and hate on a daily basis. I don’t have to fear for my life when going for a run, being pulled over, or doing normal everyday activities. But black people face this every single day and we can no longer stay silent. I know this is a hard conversation to have. It’s hard for me, too. Its easier to stay silent. It’s easier to sit in our ignorance and think “this is for other white people to hear.” It’s uncomfortable to dig into our own racial prejudices and challenge those of others around us. But it’s not enough to just not be racist. We have to be actively anti-racist. And that work starts with all of us, individually. I’m still learning, but I am committed to echoing and amplifying the voices of BIPOC and allies who are already speaking out. I’m sharing some resources in my Instagram stories that I have found helpful. Resources about white privilege, what it means to be anti-racist, and what you can do as a white person for the cause of racial justice. Black Lives Matter. Let’s do the work together. ——— Artwork by @closecallstudio #blacklivesmatter #georgefloyd #justiceforgeorgefloyd #justiceforbreonnataylor #justiceforahmaud
🙌 LETS DO THIS!! 🙌 With the recent re-opening of Marion County, we are are officially re-opening our calendar for sessions!! 🎉 We’ll be taking several precautions to make sure we’re all able to stay safe while capturing beautiful portraits. . ➖we’ll be wearing masks and keeping 6ft distance during the session. ➖we will only be taking 2 sessions per week. ➖if anyone in our household is sick or exhibiting symptoms we’ll notify you in order to reschedule. ➖we are only taking online payment through our CC processor. If you booked with us during our 2 for 1 sale, you should already have an email outlining how to go about scheduling your session(s). If you don’t see it, reach out to let us know! If you’re interested in scheduling a session with us for the summer or fall, reach out through DM or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re pumped to get back into the swing of things and we can’t wait to work with you!!
✨Take me back to this magical day! PS- if you’re looking for intimate wedding inspiration, head to the link in bio to see more of Mylinda and Jordan’s intimate wedding in Bandon.
What’s one part of your daily routine that you can’t live without? Today is week 8 of quarantine for us, almost two full months since Macy has been home from preschool. 😳 Not having anywhere to go has made us more than a little lazy with our routine. We definitely thrive on living by a schedule, so I’m taking today to write up a new routine. Hopefully that will shake things up and get us out of this rut! PS- this photo is available in our print shop, link in bio! 😊
If you had to marry your partner where you first met, where would it be? 💍 Ted and I met at a Christmas party at church, and then we got married three days after Christmas and had a church wedding so it actually did come pretty much full circle for us. 😂 Share yours below! 👇🏻 Thanks to @samanthamitchellphoto for sharing this fun idea! ——————————— Venue | @lightroompdx Hair & Makeup | @dallasmerkley Florals | @carolinereusenflowers Gown | @ivyandaster Linen | @bbjlinen Model | @ruby.martine.z Design, Planning, & Styling | @kameaevents
Is anyone else starting to feel more than just a little stir crazy?? We almost considered driving out to Bend and back just so that we could get out of the house and go s o m e w h e r e yesterday. In the end we didn’t do it because spending four hours in a car wouldn’t have been the most fun for Macy, and we knew we wouldn’t be able to visit our favorite spots while there. But for now I’m making a long list of places we want to travel to when we’re finally able to! Where’s the first place you’re going to go when this is all over?
I turned 28 today! 🥳🎉 I’ve had mixed feelings about this birthday, partly because it’s just weird to have a birthday during quarantine, and partly because it feels so weird to be on this end of my 20s. When you’re young it’s easy to look at people in their late 20s and think they must have everything all figured out. I spent a lot of my college years just wishing to be older and settled into life already. But most of the time I feel like I’m still that nervous and timid 18 year old, stepping out into adulthood for the very first time. I always thought that someday I’d get to a point where I finally felt like I knew what I’m doing. And who knows, maybe I will eventually. But the reality is that right now adulthood feels a lot like trying to get around in a new city. Am I going the right direction? Which way is North again? Will I be able to find parking when I get there?? And we’re all just bustling along hoping we know which way to go. This past year has been so transformative for me. I’ve made it a priority to be vulnerable and open, to be true to who I am, and to stop minimizing myself and my desires for the benefit of others. Living life this way is scary and hard at times, but it’s also incredibly freeing. Through living this way, I’m learning to trust in myself through uncertain times. I’m learning that it’s okay to not have everything figured out. It’s okay to feel like I don’t know what I’m doing. And it’s even okay to admit that I don’t have all the answers. Because the truth is, no one really does. 📷: @bekahtaylorphotography
I’ve spent the last week and a half hating pretty much everything about our apartment. 😬 Can anyone else relate? Our furniture, the color of the walls, the tan countertops, the layout, not having a yard, how tiny the rooms are... After a month and a half inside all I could think about was our lack, and how far away our goals feel. But then I took a breath and reminded myself of how crazy grateful we were to find this place! Our first apartment in Salem was truly awful. So when we lucked into finding this one - and then moved in just three weeks later - it was the best moment of serendipity! And while I know this isn’t our forever home, we really do love living here! Not liking the color of our walls is a small and trivial thing compared to everything going on right now. But I’m taking this as a life lesson to focus on the things that are within my control, and remember gratitude when I start to feel like nothing is going my way. Who knows, maybe I’ll come to love these beige walls by the time we move on to somewhere else. 😂 In the meantime, I’ll be spending a lot of time on Pinterest trying to find inspiration for beige interiors.