Hello Tuesday! Whose ready to have a fantastic Tuesday? Don’t live just for the weekend, make sure to soak in every blessing today has to offer you. That’s one thing I’m (Amanda) am truly trying to work on in my own personal life, being in the moment. Not looking at the million things the week as a whole has coming up, but focusing on Today. It’s a good way to not feel overwhelmed and truly appreciate each day for the gift it is. So what Are you excited for or feeling blessed for today? Today I was excited to take my hubby to work (we are a one car family) and get a little extra time with him this morning ❤️
This photo gives me the chills, and not just because it’s a gorgeous photo, but what it represents to me. There is nothing quite like having a spouse to hold your hand as you walk through life. To help you over the hurtles, to steady you through the uneven paths. To be loved this way by another human being is special, it’s sacred, it’s an absolute blessing.
Engagement Day!!! Headed out to St Augustine today for Whitney and Chris’ Engagement Shoot. Have you ever talked to someone so much that you feel like you’ve know them forever, yet you’ve never actually met them? LOL. I can’t wait to hug Whitney’s neck! We LOVE our sweet couples. I really mean it with all my heart when I say we are BLESSED with some of the most amazing couples. @christen.mcd @christinaburghartevents @studiobride @bowingoaks @weddingflowersjax
We don’t get the opportunity to photograph families often, but when your sweet couple brings their daughter to their Engagement Shoot, family photos are a must. What an absolutely gorgeous family! (And we are officially done blowing up your Instagram today 🤣)
What I learned opening My own wedding Planning Company, And what I want Future Brides to know: A little while back I decided to follow a dream, and I opened my very own wedding planning company. I was thrilled to have the opportunity to help some wonderful brides plan their big day. Planning was something I knew I enjoyed and was good at. It was a passion, second to photography, of mine, and I was ready to follow my heart. What I believed, and i still believe, is it should absolutely be possible for me to have the best of both worlds. Landon and I are talented in our line of work, but I knew I had other talents I wanted to explore. I wanted to have MY own dream, separate from what has always be US. What I didn’t know was though it is possible to have the best of both worlds, you have to figure out where you fit in, in those worlds. It turned out planning FULL time was not my journey, it was an amazing experience, it taught me a ton, but My journey was to continue following my first true love, and in the process meet some amazing planners who allow me to still follow my dream and assist them on days I’m free. That was the happy place, that was the way I learned to stay true to my love for photography, and still have something that I enjoyed just for myself. My take away from this year of learning my place in the planning world is something I want to share with all Brides To Be: I had NO idea what a planner really does, and my friends neither do most of you. The blood, the sweat, and the tears these ladies (or men) are taking on so that YOU don’t have to. I’ve seen it first hand, I have a new appreciation and respect for planners. They are worth their weight in gold that’s for sure! A bride to be may feel ready to plan her big day, but the logistics and the attention to extremely small detail can get overwhelming and fast. You need a cheerleader, you need someone in your corner to stop the complete disasters before they have the opportunity to arise. These professionals.. they put out fires y’all! They wear many hats on a wedding day. They are your Best Friend you never knew you needed. So my sweet brides to be, consider a planner. Best investment you could make!
Getting ready to Swing Into The Weekend! This weekend I (Amanda) will be assisting the ever so gorgeous and talented @makemydayplanning over at @treasuryontheplaza. I’m so thrilled that though I stepped back from an actual planner role, I’m still able to assist some of my super talented friends and do something I really enjoy. Then Sunday it’s an Engagement Shoot with another amazing Veil Couple. We have a busy weekend, doing EVERYTHING we love to do ❤️ How blessed are we??? Planner for the wedding pictured: @christinaburghartevents Venue: @bowingoaks Florals: @weddingflowersjax
Thank God for good Girlfriends! Tonight I was in desperate need of some girl talk, and it was nights like tonight I was so thankful for my two best friends. Next to Landon, these ladies know EVERYTHING about me. The good, the bad, the secrets lol, and yet they love me anyways 🤣 When I was editing the sneak peeks we posted today on Facebook, this photo made me smile, because these ladies love each other, and it reminded me how extremely blessed I am to have my best friends in my life. Love your tribe! Life would be a lot lonelier without them.
Hello Engagement Season! We know weddings can be expensive, so we have decided to extend our Black Friday savings... Introducing our 2018 Holiday Sale! From now until December 31st all wedding packages booked with The Veil Wedding Photography come with a FREE engagement session. Our wedding packages are $3000 (Including your FREE Engagement Session), and all packages are Full Day coverage. This is a $400 savings!! We only take on a limited number of weddings a year so make sure you inquire with us about your wedding date and grab your savings! (Contact us for more details: contactus@theveilweddingphotography)