I've officially wrapped my first wedding season as a MOM!! And boy was it a doozy!⠀ .⠀ I did my best to mentally prepare myself going into this season as I knew it'd be a whole different ball game balancing a full-time job as a wedding photographer AND mom, which is also like a full time job!⠀ .⠀ So how do I feel about my first season as a mom? Well, let's just say that I definitely underestimated how much work babies are! Shooting the actual weddings wasn't too different than before- other than having to pump all day long! The worst! It was all the work that needed to be done at home that got me! I always thought I'd still have all this time to be on my computer while they sleep or play. Nope, not the case. Computer time happens in 20-minute (if that) spurts and the naptime hustle is REAL. And somehow I'm supposed to do things cook and clean on top of that? Yeah, no.⠀ .⠀ In the end, I learned how to do things about ten times faster and had to be ok with leaving a non-urgent tasks undone. Seriously, how was I not running the world when I had so much uninterrupted time to get things done??⠀ .⠀ But when I look back on this past year, I see exhaustion, but I also see SO much fulfillment. The love and joy that I get to experience as a mom to my #sweetbabyjamesallen and the honor of getting to document the weddings of the most amazing couples. So while life may feel a little crazy these days and I still have a lot of work-life balance things to figure out, it's definitely a good kind of crazy.⠀ .⠀ To my mamas out there who work- how do you balance the work/family hustle?? Leave a tip for this new mama!
My final wedding of 2019 is BLOGGED!!! Jordan and Matt's King Family Vineyards wedding was the perfect way to wrap up my 2019 season! Beautiful venue, awesome couple, A-List Charlottesville vendors and the perfect crisp fall day!! See this stunning wedding on the blog today! Link in profile. . Venue | @kingfamilyvineyards @kingfamilyweddings Planner | @amoreeventsco Bridal gown | @willowbywatters @jennifersbridal Hair & Makeup | @ave42salon Florals | @blueridgefloraldesign Band | @eastcoastentertainment Videography | @sj_videography Cake | @cakesbyrachelbakeshop Catering | @thelocalcatering Rentals | @mseventscville Bridesmaids dresses | @wtoowatters Groomsmen attire | @theblacktux Invitations | @shinewedding Groom tux @editsuits
Could they be any cuter?! Jordan and Matt’s beautiful wedding was the perfect way to wrap my 2019 season!! #audreyrosebrides #audreyrosephotography Venue | @kingfamilyvineyards @kingfamilyweddings Planner | @amoreeventsco Bridal gown | @willowbywatters @jennifersbridal Hair & Makeup | @ave42salon Florals | @blueridgefloraldesign Band | @eastcoastentertainment Videography | @sj_videography Cake | @cakesbyrachelbakeshop Catering | @thelocalcatering Rentals | @mseventscville Bridesmaids dresses | @wtoowatters Groomsmen attire | @theblacktux Invitations | @shinewedding
Getting ready for my FINAL wedding of 2019 tomorrow! Jordan and Matthew are wrapping up my season with what I know will be an amazing day at King Family Vineyards! With all my favorite Charlottesville vendors- @amoreeventsco , @blueridgefloraldesign , @kingfamilyvineyards and more! Plus, mama's getting a hotel room for this one and may actually get to enjoy the extra hour of sleep from turning our clocks back! Say a little prayer for Branden who will be hanging solo with James all weekend! haha! #audreyrosebrides #audreyrosephotography
Happy Halloween from the Deyerle Pumpkin Patch!! Totally worth throwing off my neutral colored Instagram feed! 😂🤷🏻♀️ 🎃 James' pumpkin costume has actually been in my family for 34+ years!! It's been worn by countless cousins and siblings and I knew long before I was even pregnant that my child would wear it one day! It may be a little big on him, but I just couldn't resist putting him in it now! It also bought me a year of not having to come up with a costume idea! haha!⠀ 🍭 Going into our first holiday season as parents is giving me all the feels! I'm so excited to relive all the joy and excitement of the holidays through James' eyes! And start some of our own family traditions!⠀ 👻 Looking forward to wheeling this little pumpkin around the neighborhood in his Radio Flyer! What are you dressing up as tonight??⠀ .⠀ #sweetbabyjamesallen #thecorgihenry #thecorgicharlotte
Katie and Andrew's Charlottesville wedding incorporated so many special and sentimental details. From having their reception where Andrew's parents had their own wedding reception to getting married and at doing photos at the place they met- UVA! Not to mention, being surrounded by mountains and stunning fall foliage too!! Their classic fall wedding is on the blog today! #audreyrosebrides #audreyrosephotography⠀ .⠀ #illmakeamanningoutofyou⠀ Reception Venue | @farmingtoncountryclub⠀ Bridal gown | @missstellayork from @thebridalroomva⠀ Hair & Makeup | @ave42salon⠀ Florals | @bloomcharlottesville⠀ Bridesmaids dresses | @iheartazazie⠀ Paper goods | @rps_cville⠀ Calligraphy | @bluestockingcalligraphy