Reminiscing over this Jackson Hole wedding from last year. I can’t believe how the time flies. We are heading to Virginia this weekend and I can’t wait to get away for a little bit.
Took a little break from social media for a while. It’s been kind of nice not going to lie. But we have been hunting for a house in the meantime which has been a little stressful and exciting. What have you all been up to?!
I would love to hear where everyone is getting their wedding dresses from or some of your favorite shops!! Tag them below! This dress is from @dreamersandlovers_
Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Faoro!!
I'll never get sick of this in home session
Sometimes we let perfectionism get the best of us. I know I do. I’m also a people pleaser. Try and imagine that combination. Its a concoction for anxiety. It’s hard when you have those days where you question your work and your confused about how you should edit your images or talk to clients. It’s hard when people criticize you or judge your work. It’s hard to feel like your worth what your charging. Ya there are days when I want to quit... It’s not always this perfect job everyone makes it out to be on Instagram. It’s so damn hard somedays... It’s sad when you get attached to clients and their wedding is over. It’s hard to talk about pricing with people because in your mind you keep thinking am I worth it? It sucks when your worried about booking out your year because that’s where your income comes from. It’s heartbreaking when you submit your work and it doesn’t get picked to be featured somewhere. I’m always comparing myself to other photographers and l hate it. Even though people tell you not compare yourself. You do. I do. All the time. It’s scary to share parts of your own life with people and strangers and indulge in your feelings on social media. Truth hurts sometimes but I’ll always be honest and and real. This is just how it is somedays and it’s okay because I know I’m not the only one.
We are heading to Florida this next week and I can’t wait for the sunshine and the good people we will be surrounded by.
Today I got to spend my afternoon with the most whole hearted genuine family. They welcomed me into every inch of their home and let me spend the day doing all the things that they typically do together. And for the first time in my career I actually got excited to shoot and edit a family session. If you know me then you know that I very rarely shoot families. Welcoming someone into your home to shoot the way you live,parent and love can be terrifying. I think this has a lot to do with the expectations that our society and culture have set and the influence that the media has on us. Everyone has their struggles and strengths and it’s what shapes us. But we need to stop criticizing and judging others for not parenting the way we parent, loving the way we love, or living the way we live. So stop. Stop judging the mom who’s child is screaming in the grocery store, stop judging the overweight person at the gym, stop criticizing other photographers for trying something different. How will we ever cultivate new ideas if we have these feelings of not belonging and being rejected?
Big Sur is one of our favorite places to visit! We couldn’t think of many other places in the states that we would recommend for elopements! Stephanie and Brian’s Big Sur elopement is on the blog today if you would love more Big Sur inspiration.