I never want to take celebrations for granted ever again. 🖤 Photos are from a wedding I second shot with the talented @mackenzieorth a couple years ago // I found these memories after sifting through some old files this week. I’ve never really had the time to revisit old work, so amongst other tasks I’m planning to complete during this quieter time, I’m going to take some time to keep searching for little gems that would have otherwise been left in my hard drives like this cake cutting moment from Chris & Allen’s wedding.
Wedding tip of the day: incorporate meaningful locations into your engagement photos! I love that Liz & Galen chose to start their session at their favorite Minneapolis restaurant earlier this winter. We also hit a few other nearby Minneapolis landmarks before they had to fly back home! Because Liz & Galen live out of state, it meant so much to them to be able to have some engagement photos taken at one of the places that has come to mean so much to them. Shoutout to @spoonandstable for being so accommodating! 👏🏼
Stay strong, brides. We'll be able to celebrate you soon. 🖤
Let's play two truths and a lie! 🙃 1. I've been to Montenegro. 2. I've never ridden on a motorcycle. 3. I have a nose ring. Leave a comment below to let me know which one you think is a lie!
I don't know what I would have done without our dogs over the last few weeks. Anyone else getting a little extra emotional support from their fur babies because of all of this? 🙋🏼♀️ These pups of mine deserve all the treats!
It unexpectedly started downpouring during the last few minutes of Katelyn & Anthony's ceremony last June. The guests who didn't have umbrellas got out of their chairs and literally sprinted toward the nearest trees for cover. When it started getting really bad, a friend of the couple got up to hold an umbrella over Katelyn & Anthony so they could stay somewhat dry during their vows and the big kiss. But, to me, their faces in this photo say it all. Even though it was absolutely pouring, they still have the same huge WE JUST GOT MARRIED smiles that they would have had if the sun was shining. Life is all about perspective and these two (and their guests) didn't let an unexpected thunderstorm and sopping wet hair and clothes stand in the way of them having a great reception. They laughed louder, smiled harder, and stayed positive through it all! Even if things don't go exactly how you planned them to go on your wedding, at the end of the day you're still going to be married to the love of your life, and I promise that's really all that matters. 🖤 Love will continue to win, no matter what!
After being cooped up in the house for so long, 50 degrees and sunshine is starting to feel tropical to me. Anyone else? 🙃
Guess what? It’s okay if you don’t read 30 books or write a memoir or workout everyday during quarantine. It’s okay if you’re just doing your best to stay afloat. These are weird times and we’re all in this together! Everyone is facing unprecedented situations and we’re ALL grieving different losses due to this virus. Keep getting up in the morning, keep moving forward (even if it’s baby steps), and keep focusing on the positives. Don’t beat yourself up if you don’t feel like you’re doing “enough” or being “enough” right now. Be gentle with yourself. We’re all learning as we go and we’re going to make it to the other side of this thing. 🖤