This photo was taken about 90 seconds after Amber and Jesse got married. They walked down the aisle and pretty much straight into the back of my Jetta, on our way to take some freshly married portraits. Lately, I’ve been trying to adopt one of @nessakphotography’s mantras which is, “just keep shooting.” Portraits are great, but this moment right here- this is untradable and unreplicatable. This split second of pure joy says it all.
Had so much fun celebrating some of the coolest cats around last night! Happy 40th Birthday @mariajose_echeverria and Mikey Stewart! 🎉
Just sent off 2 wedding previews, 1 full wedding, and a maternity session and now I’m off to a week long family vacay at the lake. Oooweee! Looking forward to a week of some summertime R&R and bunking up with my Grandma Kathy. ✌🏻 out computer and emails, I’m going on vacation! // (📷: @hollyluik
Just before they moved, they wanted photos in the first house they ever called their own. Such a treat for me on so many levels to photograph them there. Everyone please hire me for in-home sessions forever until the end of time. They really are one of my very favorite things, shooting you in your space. 🏠
I always get anxious before I shoot. Like, every single time. I think it’s because I want so badly to do well and I worry that I’ll encounter something, be it externally or in myself, that will prohibit me from giving my best. I want to do right by my couples and I want to do well for them. This weekend, the anxiousness was still there (as it always is), but with it was also a deep sense of gratitude. I really do have the most extraordinary couples, and the way they swing open the doors of their lives and offer me a seat at the table is so meaningful to me. I’m grateful for this work, and thankful for the people who pick me to create for them. 🧡
Krista & Caleb’s little baby, 8 months old on the inside.
When the DJ plays your song..
“He’s sweet! I don’t need to open this to know he’s sweet,” she said. Such a subtle thing to say, but so telling. Her confidence in his character and his love for her was a beautiful thing to see.
FUN FACT: @sammmack and I used to sit at the same table together in @mandymorell’s digital photography class way back in high school. (( EXTRA EXTRA fun fact: We also used to fan girl over @grace_adams’ 365 self portrait series and keep up with it daily! )) Now, not only is Grace is a dear friend of mine but so is Sam Mack. I got the chance to photograph Sam & AJ under a highway bridge with the most delicious sun you’ve ever seen two summers ago. This summer Sam asked me to come photograph them again, this time in the secret garden backyard of their first place together. What an absolute treat! 🧡