Happy Friday friends! I wanted to share a few things you might not know about me! One- I’m super short. I haven’t gotten taller since 5th grade and I’ve accepted the fact that I will always need someone to reach things for me off the top two shelves at the grocery store. 😂 Two- I have done a lot of inner reflection since I became a mother at the end of 2017. Bringing a child into the world changes much more than I could have known from reading What to Expect When Expecting or from The Bump! (Like who knew right?!😉) But I was honestly lost in a swirl of sweet baby newness, nursing, and healing that I spent a while in a fog. I forgot about a lot of the things that made me, me. Taking time to self care as a parent is soo important! Even if it’s just a quick trip to one of my favorite stores alone! P.S- Target, TJMaxx, and Clothes Mentor see a lot of me during my “me time” 💕 Three- I have embraced the phrase #communityovercompetition and you know what? It has been so freeing! When I started out with my business I was always stressing over my so called competition. I was always worried if I was good enough, priced fairly, if I could make it. I was drowning in fear and not enjoying what I was gifted in! How sad is that? But once I let go of the idea that I had to be the best and stood confident in the truth that there would be a bride or senior or family that was perfectly fit for my business, I felt a wave of relief. And I haven’t looked back! ❤️ Thank you @risingtidesociety for that! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #fridayintroductions
Some of the littlest details of a wedding day get my romantic heart fluttering! I loved these lavender toss favors wrapped in the vintage pages of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. So simple, and yet it encompassed the entire day completely. Romantic, a little whimsical, and unique! @bluedahliaevents did a perfect job! @thebigfakewedding @luxereduxbridal @thetranseptotr
One of my favorites from the #ssaaconference 😍 @kelsojohnson you are a dream to work with! CREATIVE PARTNERS: HOST: @styledshootsacrossamerica PLANNING & DESIGN: @heatherbengeevents VENUE: @2400ontheriver GOWNS: @enaurabridal FLORALS: @intrigue_designs, @cecedesignsllc, @thorneandthistle STATIONERY: @brownfoxcreative CAKES: @ajoy.cakes HAIR: @bilgahmoka MAKEUP: @makeupbysarah.lord LINENS: @nuagedesigns MEN’S ATTIRE: @generationtux RENTALS: @peachtreetents PROPS & SIGNS: @ten23designs DÉCOR: @milieu.decor
I’ve heard the saying before that marriage is a job you don’t get paid for. I disagree. Marriage is hard work, that much is absolutely true. It isn’t always romance and rainbows. In fact once you’re married life becomes much more complicated, but I believe that is just because this life on earth is designed to see what we are made of. To see who we choose to become. But the work of marriage is worth it. You’re paid daily in laughter created from a person who knows you and loves you for everything you were, are, and ever will be. You’re paid in a lasting friendship that evolves through the honeymoon stage, into parenthood and beyond. You have the chance to experience life through their eyes, to lean on them and cherish them. I love the word cherish. What a wonderful thing it is to be. Part of my “job” as a wedding photographer is to love and serve the couples I have the honor to work with. Getting to know and meet strangers then leave feeling like friends is one of the best (if not the best!) aspect of what I do. Shelby and Edwin encompassed everything it is to be loved and be in love, in just their engagement session. I love the story they didn’t realize they were telling! 💕 I am so excited to capture their story as it continues next year for their wedding day.
This is one of my personal favorite wedding images I have taken. I love the grace of this photo. It was raining all day, and we had a beautiful misty backdrop that was so romantic. Rebecca was stunning of course, and the entire scene was serene and peaceful in those moments before the ceremony. I would say it was a “you had to be there” kind of thing, but that’s why I love this image. I think you can feel it. 💕
So many gorgeous little details created a beautiful event for the @styledshootsacrossamerica conference! I loved the color palettes, especially this perfect combination of the groom’s vibrant blue suit standing out against the sea of pink hues in the floral installation. 😍 #ssaaconference CREATIVE PARTNERS: HOST: @styledshootsacrossamerica PLANNING & DESIGN: @heatherbengeevents VENUE: @2400ontheriver GOWNS: @enaurabridal FLORALS: @intrigue_designs, @cecedesignsllc, @thorneandthistle STATIONERY: @brownfoxcreative CAKES: @ajoy.cakes HAIR: @bilgahmoka MAKEUP: @makeupbysarah.lord LINENS: @nuagedesigns MEN’S ATTIRE: @generationtux RENTALS: @peachtreetents PROPS & SIGNS: @ten23designs DÉCOR: @milieu.decor
Hey friends! The past few days were packed full of learning, personal and business growth (leaving your baby for the first time is no joke!) and a lot of fun! I had so much fun meeting incredibly talented creatives from across the nation and hearing from amazing industry leaders! I’m exhausted but fulfilled! I’m excited to take a look at my business in a new light and better serve all of you 💕🎉
I’m so excited to learn from some amazing wedding industry leaders tomorrow at the @styledshootsacrossamerica conference! I also can’t believe this gorgeous styled shoot was almost a year ago!! @kmcweddings @lostandfoundrentals @lemaemakeupartistry @sarahsblissfulbridal @bochicbridalboutique