When I was a kid, I played Nancy Drew games with my dad on our PC. I had almost all of them. (I probably played them until college, they were so fun. 😂) We would sit at the computer with a clip board and write down clues or use it for scratch paper for really hard puzzles. I am a nerd and I loved it. 🤓⠀ ⠀ I loved the mysteries and the history behind some of the archetypes in the games. There was one about treasure in a tower...and there was a huge painting of Marie Antoinette in the tower at the end of the game that pointed you towards the answer to alllllll the mysteries. (That one is in Versailles) 🔎⠀ ⠀ I have loved this painting for a long time. There is something so mysterious about Marie Antoinette. I love that she was Viennese and also French by marriage. I have always loved the grandeur of the dress she wore. That simple rose in her hand. Her elegance. Her strength. Her power. But she was definitely a mysterious woman... 👑⠀ ⠀ This painting was also painted by a woman 💁🏽♀️ the self portrait of whom I was drawn to in the National Gallery in London where we went right after we saw this painting in Vienna (phew) 😮 I didn’t realize it was by her until I looked up this painting later and recognized the self portrait attached to it. So crazy. Also insane that a woman in that time could be recognized for her art. That made it even more incredible for me. I could have stared at it all day.⠀ ⠀ What have you been dying to experience? I’m committed to seeing more of the things that make me happy, to exploring this giant world, to taking in beautiful art, and to playing more Nancy Drew games in the future. 😬🖤⠀
I asked them how they felt, they were finally married... “It feels incredible.” We snuck outside at sunset to take a few photos of them as a newly married couple. Karla and Brendan made sure that they had time away from the hustle and bustle of the day to be together and soak in the reality of what just happened (and they got some extra photos out of it too!)⠀ 💍⠀ I think it’s important—not just at your wedding, but in life as well—to take some time to really BE together. Without distractions, without others, without phones, without the hustle and bustle of life. It’s in these moments that you really connect with each other and realize what you have.⠀ 🥰⠀ Double tap if you agree! 🖤🖤🖤⠀ ⠀ I’m excited to deliver this wedding gallery very soon!! @karlamlove_ it’s coming for you! 🖤 planning @artisanroseeventco florals @roostockfloral dress @prescottbridal cake @browns_bakery hair @hairbyjordan.d makeup @beautybyryy_ rings @diamondsdirect catering @benvenutiscatering dj @banksentertainment photobooth @magnoliaboothco
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.” —Audrey Hepburn 🖤 // featured on @magnoliarouge Planning & Design/Host - @birdsofafeatherevents Lead Photographer/Host - @charlastorey Workshop series - @theelevateseries Flowers - @maxowensdesign Venue - @waltersweddingestates @theolanatx Stationery - @tiethatbinds Cake - @shannonstarcakes Linens - @latavolalinen Rentals - @bellaacento Gown - @lovelybride @lovelybridedallas @marchesafashion Shoes - @bellabelleshoes Menswear - @theblacktux Hair and Makeup - @nataliaissa
Anniversary sessions are quickly becoming some of my favorites. This is a real couple in Paris... totally in love, and it grows every day. I’m actually terrible at taking my own advice—I’m really bad at taking photos of me and my husband. I think it’s because I take photos of others so it can feel nice to set down the camera when I’m with my family and friends. But moments are worth capturing. And every year you grow and change together and individually. And it’s worth capturing that! ⠀ ⠀ I’m headed to Germany at the end of September and would love to take some photos of you! DM me and let’s make this happen! Photography: @hayleywaldophoto Workshop: @thepathworkshops Lead photographer: @darcybenincosa Stylist: @stay__co Models: @lafroetlebarbu Makeup/hair : @ckennedybeauty Dress: @dollypearl Florist: @wildblossomflowers Ribbon: @froufrouchic Earrings: @naturae_design
That’s me by the door! I’m blending in because all I wear is black 🖤 but I had to get a photo by this crazy incredible pub in London. ⠀ ⠀ So, I have been in this weird place in my life where—without trying to sound dramatic—I’m kind of re-figuring out who I am. What I stand for, what I like, what my beliefs are, what I care about. I’m attempting to deep dive into my personality, my habits, things that make me ME. It’s been an interesting journey and it’s still ongoing...really just beginning (does it really ever end? Actual question) but here are a few things I KNOW: ⠀ ⠀ 1. I value true connection and community with people and my surroundings. ⠀ ⠀ 2. I don’t want to do things just because other people are doing them and I don’t want to sleepwalk through life.⠀ ⠀ 3. Injustice drives me INSANE (hello, I’m an 8 on the enneagram) ⠀ ⠀ I could name a few others, but there are some good nuggets I’ve been thinking about.⠀ ⠀ So, What makes you really YOU? Do you actually like the things you do, or are you so focused on what other people think of you that you’re not sure anymore? What do you think?
Her new last name will be Love. 🥰 what a perfect last name! These two are getting married on Saturday and I can’t wait. Their engagement session in the Myriad Gardens was so beautiful...I’m so excited to return as they have their first look here on their wedding day. We might even return to this very spot. 🖤 I’m so thankful for couples who trust me fully. It’s so important to find vendors for your wedding day who you can completely trust to take care of you. Especially with your photography—your memories are too important!!