Is it just me, or do birthdays have that sort of hazy quality you experience after pulling an all-nighter? I've always felt that way! I couldn't tell you why, but they have an almost dream-like quality to me! 🎂 Today's my birthday, and I am so looking forward to a fresh new year! We started it off right with a breakfast in bed, then next up is getting ornaments onto the tree, and then cookie decorating with girlfriends later tonight! I'd like to think that sets the tone for the next 365 days. Taking things a bit more slowly, spending more time with loved ones, and not fussing over my inbox. This is going to be a good year, I can feel it. 🎁 Photo by @juliepaisleyphotography, hair and makeup by @trinejuel, dress by @galmeetsglam
It's Nutcracker season: good luck, and God speed to all my #abbygraceballerinas! And ENJOY to all my friends attending performances! If you're in DC and in search of a fantastic production, my *very* favorite is @thewashingtonballet at Warner Theater. It's a can't-miss for any Washingtonian!
Byeeeeee bye Lil' Sebastian!
Throwback to the time I begged Matt to rent a rowboat (totally bypassing his tendency toward seasickness...) so we could venture out onto the River Cher for one of my favorite château photographs EVER! 🚣♀️ Thanks, babe- the lengths you'll go to give me complete freedom as a creative never cease to amazing me! #imarriedup #likeWAYup
Twirl, Melanie, twirl!! 💃🏼 This duo was easily one of my MOST interesting couples of the year, perhaps ever- I loved that Melanie wore @tieks with her @misshayleypaige gown, that their ceremony & reception at @brooklynwinery were both decked with nods to their favorite literary worlds (like, ya know, the Hogwarts Sorting Hat), that their first dance was to the soundtrack of Game of Thrones, and that they were totally fine with legit SPRINTING through the park at sunset to chase the last rays of Golden Hour. 😭 See what I mean? Most interesting. And I love them for it. 💫 So you twirl as often as you like, Melanie & Keith! Because this moment felt like it sparkled with magic, and so did the rest of your wedding day! #thegoldenhitch
Dear Katie, you have the BEST taste in bridal footwear. Like, the BEST!! #ballerinabride!
Heads up to my brides & grooms: if you email me about your anniversary session and ask if we can include the 1992 red BMW convertible your husband is restoring, the answer will always, always be a YES!!!!!!! 🚘 I love these two SO MUCH!! More coming soon from Kip & Liz's shoot! #istillshootfilm #contax645 #fuji400h
Three things: 1) It is now indisputably permissible to play Christmas music and watch Elf. FREEDOM!!!! 🎄 2) Our entire shop with resources for photographers (link in profile) is 50% off, now through Cyber Monday!! Bride & groom posing help, email templates, and pre-wedding questionnaires? HALF. OFF. 🙌🏻 3) My very own website designer @jeffreyshipley and his business partner @jenolmstead are hosting their ONCE yearly sale over at @tonicsiteshop!! All those gorgeous website templates you've been drooling over? They're on SALE! Creatives- if you're dying for a fresh look for your website without the process of a custom design, you MUST check out Tonic! Use the code THANKSGIMME to take 20% off any website!! Link in profile, at the bottom of my Linktree 😘