A few things I LOVE: • sunsets • Jesus • black coffee ☕️ • Thai food • Christmas lights • National Parks • my hubby • adventurous vibes • Mary-Kate and Ashley movies • traveling • rainy days with a blanket + book • brides who don't care if their dress gets dirty • being this girl’s mom • emotional, candid photographs • breakfast food • adventurous outdoor elopements • champagne 🍾🥂 • Taylor Swift’s new song Lover I few things I DON'T love: • mushrooms 🍄 • waiting in line • any white creamy sauce 🤢 • long distance • indoor ceremonies • bad lighting • rush hour traffic • hateful people • “Hey kids spelling is fun” 🤣 • perfectly posed images • when they make sequels to movies and cast a different actor but try and pretend it's the same character LIKE NO SORRY YOU CANT PULL THE WOOL OVER MY EYES I SEE YOU THE PRINCE AND ME I SEE YOU BRYCE DALLAS HOWARD SWOOPIN IN THERE AND PRETENDING NOTHING HAPPENED IN ECLIPSE BUT NOPE I SEE YOOOUUUUU. Sorry. Got carried away there. 😉 Tell me something you love below! Anything we have in common??
MY LADY PHOTOGS... 🤰🏼📷 Let’s chat pregnancy as a wedding photographer. I’ve gotten tons of questions asking how I handled pregnancy & giving birth in June, the middle of wedding season. Ironically when we found out we were preggo, the ONLY weddings I had booked at the time for 2019 were in June + July. 🤪🙄🙈 Here’s how I handled it. 1) Always have a clause in your contract that covers you. My contract states that in the event of a life or death event/emergency, I will provide an associate photographer for the day of that my couple agrees upon. 2) When we found out we were pregnant, I personally emailed all my summer couples who I’d already booked + told them the news BEFORE I announced to the public. You don’t want your couples finding out you’re due right around their wedding date online. 3) I offered them my associate photographer or one of my close photographer friends to be their day of photographer. I assured them I would still be there EVERY step of the way, helping plan their timelines, answer questions, + be there in every aspect that they booked me for other than shooting the day of. 4) I stopped shooting completely a month before my due date. I’m so glad I did that. My body thanked me. I’m currently in the midst of a 3 month maternity leave, and I’m SOOOO glad I gave myself this time to spend with Elle + feel like myself again. If you can take that long off from shooting, DO IT. Being a wedding photographer doesn’t mean you can never grow a family. You CAN do both. You just have to make sure you’re building a brand where your clients TRUST you, AND have a system in place to give them the BEST experience even if you can’t personally be there. (And maybe plan your due date around the winter if you can... Oops🤣). 👇🏼 To all my summer 2019 couples - you know who you are - THANK YOU. Thank you for trusting me to follow through despite the outcome not being what you had signed up for. Thank you for giving me grace as we grew our family + welcomed Eloise into the world. I get to work with the most incredibly kind, gracious, loving people out there + I’m so so thankful for you. Any other questions about pregnancy + shooting weddings? Lay em on me!
When your bestie is still asleep so you try to low key wake him up so you can play. (Low key being wacking him in the face and tugging on his bonnet string.) . 🤣👌🏼❤️ . Thatcher and Eloise met for the first time the other day so naturally I’m over here planning whether or not we should do ivory or sage linens at their wedding in 2045. Too soon? 🤷🏼♀️👶🏼🤣 Who else ships it? ❤️ @senaenelson
You must do the things you think you cannot do. - Eleanor Roosevelt Here's the thing: YOU my friend are powerful. You are wonderful, and strong, and capable of so much more than you think. If no one has ever told you this before, then hear it loud... YOU CAN DO THE THINGS YOU’VE BEEN DREAMING OF. You're worthy of accomplishing those things that set your heart on fire. You don't need my permission to go after your dreams, but sometimes we do need a friendly nudge to get us pumped + going. And remind us to stop second guessing ourselves and just jump. Sure you might crash a bunch before you fly. But do it anyway. Do it despite the failures that WILL come before you soar. If you're sitting on the edge of your dream, if you can see it ahead of you but don't even know where to start, consider this your nudge. Just start. Right where you are. You got this. You don't have to see the whole journey to take the first step. Because dreams are just that, dreams. And unless we put one foot in front of the other and keep walking towards our goal, our dreams will never make it to reality. So this is me virtually nudging you and saying, Hi. You are freaking awesome. Take that first step towards the thing that scares you. I promise you won't regret it. Ya feel me? Now tell me below, what is that dream or goal you keep putting off? That one deep inside your heart that keeps nudging you to make it happen. What first step can you take this week to get one step closer to making that dream a reality? #lindseyromanphotography
“People wait all week for Friday, all year for summer, and all life for happiness.” ☀︎ Woah did quote just hit ya hard like it did me? It’s sooo easy to live our lives in the season of waiting. Waiting to conceive. Waiting to give birth (LORD HAVE MERCY I relate to that one 🤣🙄.) Waiting for their business to take off. Waiting to make 6 figures. Waiting for that promotion. Waiting to graduate. Waiting til you move to the city you love. Waiting for that trip to Europe you’ve always dreamed of... Waiting, waiting, waiting. ☀︎ If we constantly spend our lives in a season of waiting... our life will pass us by if we’re not careful. And we’ll never truly be satisfied because the present will never be enough. ☀︎ Let's spend less time waiting for better, and start living our best life now. I believe with my whole heart that happiness is a choice. It is not dependent on your circumstances. It's a choice to shift your mindset from I will be happy if/when... to I choose joy now. No matter what I will choose joy. ☀︎ Open your eyes to the beauty in your front yard. Find your better today, right where you are. Comment something below that you’re grateful for right here right now.. in this current season of life. Mine? This lil nugget right here. 🌼🦋👶🏼
WEDDING PLANNING IS FRIGGIN HARD, AMIRIGHT? After being a bride myself and helping countless brides go through it over the years, I've learned a thing or two about planning a wedding. I've learned that it starts off AWESOME. You browse Pinterest giddy from all the decor possibilities. You ask your besties to stand by your side. You have a new sparkly best friend on your finger making you feel on cloud 9. It's freaking amazing. But then, the deeper into it you get, you start dealing with things like tricky seating charts because two of your aunts hate each other, groomsmen not getting the right color of pants (annnyyybody besides me 🙋🏼🤦🏼♀️), and everybody butting in with their opinion to the point you question whether it's YOUR wedding day anymore. Been there. Done that. (A huge reason I’m a mega fan of elopements - getting rid of all the fluff and making the day TRULY about YOU TWO ❤️). After photographing enough weddings + elopements, I've learned some major do's and dont's to help you with at least one major aspect of wedding planning - picking your photographer. I wrote a blog post all about the 3 questions every bride MUST ask herself when considering booking her wedding photographer. Swipe up in my stories to read. If you're engaged or know someone who is, tag them below + give it a read. You'll thank yourself later. And for any past brides, I'd love to know, what's the ONE most important thing you looked for when booking your photographer?? Inquiring minds want to know... (inquiring minds are me 😂🙋🏼). Help all the future brides out! 👇🏻👇🏻 #lindseyromanphotography