I may be on vacation this week, but there’s no way that was going to stop me from sharing Emily & Bobby’s wedding day with you! Their day was an absolute dream, and the images are WAY too gorgeous to keep to myself for another minute. . Emily & Bobby are the sweetest people that love their friends and family deeply, and it showed through in every part of their day. But best of all, that feeling is DEFINITELY mutual! The entire wedding party was so much fun and great sports even in the hot weather, and family went above and beyond to perfect every little detail of their day. . Scoot on over to the blog for so much more pretty from their wedding day!
Oh my goodness y’all, this is just the tip of the iceberg of all the pretty I have to share from Emily and Bobby’s wedding day! Despite the July heat, we were smiles all day long. These two are both such sweet souls, it’s easy to see why their friends and family love them so much! . Keep an eye on the blog for a full recap on Wednesday, but until then, congratulations Emily & Bobby! We love you!!!
Emily and Bobby are getting MARRIED tomorrow! Every time we meet there’s a torrential downpour - including during their downtown Charleston engagement session! Luckily it seems like all that good weather karma has added up, because there’s literally only a 1% chance of rain! . While these two have earned sunny skies, they could seriously handle anything that comes their way with grace and a laugh. I’m going to have a hard time getting to sleep tonight because I’m so excited for their big day! . See ya soon, @emjones17 - no umbrellas required! 🎉
It’s been awhile since I’ve done a Friday intro, and it feels like it’s time for an update, so here we go! Today’s will be all about entertainment! . 1. I’ve never seen an episode of The Bachelor, but if you want to discuss true crime podcasts or serial killer documentaries, I’m your girl! . 2. As you can probably tell, I have a quirky sense of humor. I make a Ricky Bobby reference the first time I photograph someone new (bonus points if you can guess which one!) and I quote The Office & Arrested Development on the daily. . 3. I’ve been described as Leslie Knope, which is pretty accurate. However, my husband Adam is definitely Ron Swanson to a T! . 4. Gilmore Girls is probably my all-time favorite show. Team Jess forever. . 5. I almost exclusively listen to classic rock, 90s alternative, and outlaw country. In no particular order, my favorite artists are Eric Church, Blink-182, Tom Petty, The Lumineers, and Chris Stapleton. Honorable mentions to Macklemore and Kanye West as my guilty pleasures. . Do we have anything in common? Let me know in the comments!
Please excuse me while I melt into a puddle of happiness and COLOR. . My @lillypulitzer inspired editorial was everything I dreamed it would be, and so much more. If there’s one thing I’ve learned in the past few weeks, it’s that I’m at my best when I am unapologetically myself. I poured my soul into this concept, and when I looked around at what this amazing vendor team had created, it was even better than what I imagined. . From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU to every single person who made this happen today. Between a vendor team who went above and beyond for me, my amazing couple Lindsay and Chris, Leigh for her constant reassurance and killer instastory skills, and of course, my incredible husband Adam, who has always believed in me and today drove a U-Haul all over the state of Maryland picking up and dropping off rentals in a torrential downpour, I feel so blessed and loved tonight. Thank you all - so much more to come SOON! Design: Amanda Wose Photography, @amandawose, and Dear Darling Design Studio, @deardarlingdesignstudio Photography + Planning: Amanda WosePhotography, @amandawose Coordination: Partridge Avenue Design & Events, @partridgeavenue Venue: London Town and Gardens, @londontownweddings Florist: Rogue Petal Co., @roguepetalco Cake: Whipped Cakes, @whipped_cakes HAMU: Infinity Artistry, @infinityartistry Stationary + Calligraphy: Dear Darling Weddings, @deardarlingweddings Jellyfish Installation: Dear Darling Weddings + Myth & Moss, @deardarlingweddings + @mythandmoss Rentals: Something Vintage Rentals, @smthingvintage + 2Hands Studio, @2handsstudios Bride’s Dress: Bridals by Elena, @bridalsbyelena Models: Lindsay Conley + Chris Conley, @labusch
Today I had the honor of photographing a fellow photographer for the first time! Real talk: I was SO nervous going into this. Imposter syndrome is so real in this industry, and I couldn’t believe she’d trust me to create these images for her! . Well, it turns out I had NOTHING to worry about! I met @kaylaleephotomn at the Johns Hopkins University campus in Baltimore, and we immediately felt like old friends. Turns out that sweating through a July Maryland day together will bond you pretty darn quickly! . Photographers, it’s so important to get in front of the camera every now and then. And not just your own on a tripod - like, actually hire someone and put your money where your mouth is! You never know what could come of that relationship, and it’s so good to remember how it feels to be on the other side of the camera. I’m so glad that Kayla chose me!
Gimme all the unexpected pops of color 💛 . In the office for just a few hours this morning! And by office, I mean Starbucks. I feel like I get my most productive work done here, which is key today because I have so much to get done in a short amount of time! So far I’ve caught up on email, sent proposals to two new AWP couples, finished editing two newborn galleries, and wrapped up final details for Monday’s styled shoot! It is going to be EPIC and I can’t wait to see my Lilly vision come to life! . What do you have going on this afternoon? I’m headed back home soon to hang with the fam and continue this long, wonderful weekend! . #klaynestyled Design & Host: @klaynestyled Venue: @bellespleasure Planning: @pasticheeventsva
🎶❤️💙she’s a good girl, loves her mama, loves Jesus, & America too🎶 💙❤️ . Tom Petty on repeat today as we celebrate the Fourth of July with our American girls! This is our very favorite holiday, y’all. We love how laid back it is, no obligations or work to do, just lots of outdoor time, good food & drinks, and summer fun! . We’re just relaxing this morning, then we’ll head out on the boat later this evening for swimming and fireworks! How are you celebrating America’s birthday today? Be safe and have fun, friends! 🇺🇸
Ellie turns three today and it’s ushering in a new era of parenthood for us. One that feels unknown and that arrived way too quickly. This sweet girl moves to a big girl bed tonight. We’re days away from being out of the diaper phase. And craziest of all, Caroline and Ellie will both be in school this fall. . Truth be told, it’s bittersweet not being in the baby phase anymore. I’ve always said that Ellie was born to be a middle child, and not a youngest. But she’s the baby of our family for now and maybe forever if that’s meant to be our journey, and today, I’m embracing all the good that entails. . Sisters that are so close in age and truly best friends. Having conversations with my children and watching them grow into kind, hilarious humans. The end of changing diapers (can I get an amen?!). And just a feeling of contentment that our family is exactly what it’s supposed to be in this season of life. . Happy birthday, sweet Eleanor Jane! We love you to the moon and back, and I’m so proud to be your mama. PS - head over to my IG stories for a trip down memory lane!