Anyone else wake up today, like, wait it's almost July? Yeah me too. Throwing it back to photos that give me all the summer vibes to remind us, it's summertime baby!☀️💦🌻
I hope you’ll read this. Weddings are beautiful and here is why. It’s not about the party or the “things”. They’re beautiful because they connect all of us. Regardless of your race, religion, sexual orientation, income level, age, or location, we all hope to find love. We all hope to celebrate love. And the various traditions and rituals that we use to express this joy are meaningful. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’ve been so lucky as a photographer to travel the world and celebrate so many unique couples and cultures as they proclaim to the world: we’re in love and committed to building a life together! It’s truly a beautiful thing and something that unites all of us no matter what the ceremonies or we as people look like. From the Horah to the Sangeet. From la hora loca to the bouquet toss. From something blue to henna designs. From beaches to snowy mountain tops. From two wedding dresses to two tuxes. From tea ceremonies to tequila shots. From the mirror of fate to fireworks. From 7 blessings to the Lord’s Prayer. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So whenever I begin to feel overwhelmed by the apparent division in our world today, I remember all the moments where my couples brought me in to document their intimate moments and taught me their love language. And it brings me hope that we can all find that kind of love for each other and our differences because they are truly what make us more beautiful. I’m more committed than ever to the promotion of diversity, inclusivity and celebrating who we are and the way we love.
200+ LOVE LETTERS being sent out to healthcare heroes THANKS TO YALL!! Hoping this act of kindness makes them smile, even if just for a moment, knowing how appreciated they are! And if it inspires one person to do something kind for someone else, I’ll consider it a mission accomplished! 💌
FaceTime Photoshoots, whaaaat?! Yup. Tried it and love it. Y’all interested? Link in bio. Miss photographing y’all so much. So this low resolution alternative has been such a cool way to get creative again! Definitely a funky new vibe, which is all part of the fun! Want to know more on how this works or sign up?? Click my bio link. Throw on some makeup (or don’t) and escape your worries for a quick 30-minute photo session where we’ll document the positive things about quarantine life... Extra quality time with your person (maybe a little too much 🤫), learning how to bake, garden or crossword puzzle and all the naps you could ever dream of taking (sorry parents with children!). Let’s have fun with it and capture this wild new lifestyle of ours.
I'm on a mission to spread kindness faster than the virus!!! First step: sending thank you cards to our healthcare heroes. With y'alls help, I've already collected over 200 addresses and counting.... it's truly inspiring to read their stories and I hope this small surprise will bring some peace and joy to them amidst the chaos, even for just a minute. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It only encourages me to do more. I have a few things planned to keep #contagiousKINDNESS spreading, but I'm all ears if you have kind acts you'd like to participate in or see from me!! Comment below! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ One story I have to share that gave me chills while reading your responses! People like Jessica deserve all the praise in the world for their strength. There's heroes all around us y'all! Let's take this time to celebrate them! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Jessica is an OBGYN helping guide and care for moms in this scary time. Not only is she bringing new lives into the world on a daily basis, but her own 7 month old baby, Henry, is home on a ventilator with an extremely rare genetic condition called SMA. It would be devastating to his health to be exposed to Covid-19, so Jessica is living in shifts at both the hospital and a rental to keep him safe. She hasn’t held her baby or been inside their home in over two weeks. She needs some contagious kindness!! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ xx Jodee
I FEEL YOU. It's been a wild few weeks of chaos, grief + postponements for my spring couples. Uncertainty for my summer/fall couples. Anxiety and hope from my favorite creatives. I'm so thankful to everyone for having such kindness and grace while feeling all these extreme emotions including these two who had to move their wedding date from May to July. And did so with such confidence, understanding and care for their loved ones. WE WILL GET YALL MARRIED!! It seems as though we're settling into this new reality, but you're still allowed to feel the feels. So how can I help??
Places you can find me: getting the shot, tropical destinations, oh and in an interview with @six_degrees_society + @emilyamerrell ✨ Check out my stories for a link to the full read to learn what my biggest piece of advice is to those photographers just getting started, my favorite part of being a photographer and more... 📷 BTS photo cred: @rhianna.mercier 📷 safari photo cred: @valoriedarling
Now that’s what I call a head table ✨ Couple: @taytomps + @wtblmatt Venue: @locationconnection Planning: @ashevilleeventco Florist: @nisiesenchanted Rentals: @sigpartyrentals Linens: @latavolalinen