“If I know what love is, it’s because of you.” – Hermann Hesse ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Mom, you are so many things - strong, caring, gorgeous, funny, incredibly inspiring - all of the things I hope to be. But above all, you’re the BEST mom and I’m so thankful for you! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms! Hope everyone has a beautiful day! 🤗✨
What’s your Flat Lay Personality? Structured & OCD... or Organic, Wild & Carefree? Swipe to see both styles! 👉🏻 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And to see a behind the scenes of how I styled this invitation suite, click the link in bio! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’m sharing a step-by-step breakdown of my process for styling wedding invitations, sharing a tutorial styling 3 unique invitation suites by the incredible @shepaperie!✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ CREDITS: Invitation Designer: @shepaperie Ring box: @the_mrs_box Rings: @jeffwhitecustomjewelry Styling surface: @heirloombindery
As a sit bundled up cozily at home with my puppy, Bella, softly snoring by my side, ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ☀️ I'm dreaming of warm summer days and thrilling new adventures. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 👫 I'm reminiscing about young lovers swaying to the sound of ocean waves as the last rays of daylight kiss them goodnight. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷 I'm thinking of how much joy I find in capturing the magic of these fleeting moments and collecting each beautiful, singular frame. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Soon enough we'll all be dancing in the sun, together, again. But for now, you can find me daydreaming from the coziness of home. ♡ #stayhome
To my fellow dreamers: We might not always have control over our circumstances, but we do have control over the choices we make. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This week I hope you’ll join me in choosing: LOVE over FEAR JOY over SADNESS HOPE over WORRY LIGHT over DARKNESS ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Personally, I’m focusing on love and excitement over fear this week! I’m excited about: ✨ Designing my new home office into an inspiring creative space 🍷Connecting with family and friends via virtual wine and game nights 👩🏼💻 Designing wedding albums for my couples… and shipping off two finished ones! 🔥 Loving on my photo-community through biz strategy calls with my amazing students 🎥 Crafting new video content for my YouTube channel ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ How about you? Big or small, what’s bringing you joy as we head into this new week?
“Knock knock...” This all began with a “knock knock” joke on a dating app. Nicole’s friends took control of her dating app and swiped right on Bobby: Nicole: Knock knock Bobby: Who's there? N: When where B: When where who? N: Thursday 7:30, Tin Lizzy Lounge, You & Me B: Let's do it! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And that was it. Nicole and Bobby’s first date was set! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Apparently it worked out pretty darn well, as these are two of the most in love people I’ve ever photographed. Like, seriously. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “When you know, you know!” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Can we get a like for just knowing when you find your PERFECT other half! ❤️✨
HBD to this #bossbabe right here! Always inspiring me in the way she shows up for her family, community, couples and business, constantly moving the needle forward! She wears so many hats, but does so so gracefully. You’re amazing Tara! 🙌🏻 Can’t wait to celebrate you this week! 🥳@schemeevents
In celebration of #nationalloveyourpetday I want to introduce you to an adorable fur-baby I recently had the pleasure of photographing. Say hi to Kieko! 🐶 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This cutie loved joining his parents for their engagement shoot, and had so much fun running around exploring the open desert. But all the excitement made him a little sleepy. 😂 Isn't he darling?! Such a cuddle-bug! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ He'll be playing a special role on mom and dad's wedding day in September at the beautiful @hiltonllv. And I just can't wait to see him all dressed up in his little suit, strutting down the aisle! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Who else LOVES when dogs are incorporated in shoots and weddings? 🙋🏼♀️I'm alllll fur it!
Community: It’s where my heart is. Whether you’re wanting to GROW in your business, feel less alone in your daily challenges, or need to feel inspired and supported, make sure you pay attention to all the amazing people in your own backyard. Ie: Your Community. This evening I’m feeling proud to be a part of this vibrant wedding community in Vegas. Our little town is known for many things: you can win big, you can eat food prepared by the best chefs in the world. You can get married by Elvis. In a drive through. At midnight. You can see nightly shows by the absolute greatest entertainers in the world, who now choose to call Las Vegas home. I love Vegas for all of these reasons. But one reason lights my heart on fire: It has also become known as one of the most exquisite, elegant and desirable places in the world to say “I do”. After travelling the world and shooting in locations, from Europe to Asia to the East coast I can tell you: I appreciate our unique little city more and more. I’m so proud to be actively involved in a wedding community that is constantly innovating, constantly upping the bar, and that supports so many visions of what a perfect wedding day could be. My heart is full of appreciation of our community here, and excited to show just a few images I took of our latest @wipalv get together. Amazing Creative Team: Planning & Design: @symphonywed⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Venue: @lasvegascountryclub Photography: @chelseanicolephoto Videography: @izzopro Floral: @flourishlasvegas Cake & Favors: @rollingindoughbakerylv Lighting: @ledunplugged Cocktail Hour Pianist: @lsegroup.vegas Linens & Rentals: @rsvppartyrentals Photo Backdrop: @rockpaperbloom Audio Visual: @av_vegas Live Calligraphy: @goldieletterco Musician Quartet: @premiereweddingmusic Draping: @weddingsbydzign
Quick #TuesdayTip! BLUE HOUR! ✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You may have heard of 'Golden Hour' - that magical time just before the sun sets where everything becomes golden and warm. But have you heard of 'Blue Hour'? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Most photographers stop shooting immediately once the sun goes down. But the 10-15mins after the sun has set is actually one of my FAVORITE times. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The TRICK is: As the light becomes dimmer, turn your couples to face the direction the sun has just set. I rarely shoot this direction, as I prefer the backlight for the most flattering skin tones. But in the fleeting time just after sunset, the soft ghost of the sun works her most brilliant magic.✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I'd say this image accurately represents how ‘Blue Hour’ light makes me feel. :) Try it on your next shoot! You may just capture something special!
Think smaller today: It’s 'Random Acts of Kindness' day, but no need to go big! There’s no need to plan out grandiose gestures that would top the 5 o’clock news! Haven’t you found that sometimes the smallest things have the biggest impact? Sometimes something simple like a friendly smile can be a powerful way of sharing your light, and upgrading a strangers’ day just a little. ⠀⠀⠀ Sounds cheesy. Sounds silly. Sounds downright golly-gee-whiz-‘Pollyanna’! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But smile on anyway, my beautiful friends! ✨ You never know. You might just end up making someone’s day a tiny bit brighter. And for someone that’s been feeling down and alone lately, that might just be the biggest (and best) thing you can do! :-) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” - Aesop Photo: @elizabethle_photography