Sometimes you just need a good sunset, worship music, and a Singapore harbor !
It’s been over a month since I’ve been to Sedona 😭 how can this be?! After 3 years of being in Sedona 3-5x every month it’s going to feel like coming home today! Follow along today’s wedding on insta story! 💃🏼🏜 #Sedona #sedonawedding #goldenhour
Thank you @kelsey_penkert & Richard for trusting me to shoot your wedding even though at the start i couldn’t see out of my right eye cause it was so swollen from the allergic reaction the night before 😂🤦🏼♀️ after a few hours the steroid shot kicked in! Good news is I think my creativity soared in new ways because I had to think outside of the box! I literally have the most gracious, kind hearted, down to earth clients. Hair- @hermaneinterest_bydani Dress- @kleinfeldbridal #kissassclients #arizonawedding
Okayyy whimsical romantic princess in every way possible! Can you believe this venue is in the middle of a desert? Lush and green with all the right whimsy! Tori & Devin Fox wed under a warm September light with their closest family and friends.
This sweet flagstaff family of mine is moving away. Almost four years ago when I moved to Flag I instantly became a nanny for Kenzi. We spent our days playing, reading, and enjoying the simple things of life together. She taught me a lot about slowing down and being in the preset- as do most children do. Sad to see them go but on to greater adventures! #sadday #flagstaffliving #familysession
The last 3 years every autumn I’ve been sick, tired, mean, out of shape, and would have melt downs weekly. I didn’t know how to manage it all. 3 full months straight of hustle, of 2-3 weddings every weekend, sessions almost every night, editing, marketing, contracts, emails, social media, accounting, taxes, print sales, album design etc. I think some people see my life on instagram traveling around the world all happy but don’t see what it TAKES to run a business. I committed last Winter to NOT become burned out during this crazyyy busy season. I committed to figuring it out early so I’m not crying every night feeling overwhelmed and sick. . ▪️ So here are my tips for not burning out: -GET ENOUGH SLEEP ALWAYS. 7-9 hours a night for me. This is how I sustain through a day. The whole 3-4 in college lead to mono + bitchiness. -OUTSOURCE! as much as possible. Editing, social media, accounting…I know it feels weird to pay someone something you can do but listen you need that TIME so you don’t burn out. -LISTEN to your body- if I have a headache don’t ignore it- drink some water and take some advil. If I am so sleepy I can’t keep my eyes open- well I take a nap! . -Write a GOAL list you can actively achieve the next day. Don’t set such high expectations for yourself to never finish any of them. -Start THIS YEAR! Write down everything for next year you want to remember. What worked, what didn’t work, what you want to implement next year. . -Give your brain space to do NOTHING! Yoga, running, meditation, swimming, biking, hiking. You can’t feed your business unless you feel yourself first. EVERYDAY. -Plan a TRIP in the middle of your busy season. I know this sounds crazyyy and stupid…it will refuel you to keep going. -Lastly, know your WHY. If you don’t know your why, then WHY the heck are you hustling so hard? #motivationalshit #flagstaffcouple #busyseason #lifeofaweddingphotographer
One of my most favorite places in the world to be is Santa Barbara, California. Not only because it’s where the ocean meet mountains but where many dear friends live. And one of those is @alexisirelandflorals who partnered with me for this wedding that was featured on @santabarbarawedding blog!!! (Link in profile )Here’s to another few weddings together 🥂 !
I really hate to admit this out loud because then I’ll have to say Jacob was right..... I must admit getting up at 5am to work out, making a hot protein filled breakfast, and writing out things I’m grateful for/ dream list is actually working for me. It’s only been a week of this routine but I feel 80% better throughout my day than I ever have. I’m focused, getting shit done on my to do list, and sleeping harder. UGHHH.. if you know me you know I’ve always been a feeler. I go where ever the wind takes me. I do what I “feel” like doing. . ▪️ but you know what? What I FEEL like doing is not going to get me anywhere near my vision or intention for my life. I don’t FEEL like getting up at 5am to go have an asthma attack in @tayloroster HITT class because we live at 8,000FT and working out is hard on my lungs. I don’t FEEL like taking a half hour every morning to cook breakfast that I know will sustain me all day. I don’t FEEL like writing out all things I’m grateful for and writing down my dreams because I just want to start work. But none of those feelings are getting me to my dream of choice which is: racing in a Triathlon, taking off a month of work to go to Hawaii this next year, and hiring a creative team around this business to grow. . ▪️ SOOO…. feelings — I love you. You tell me when I should listen to body, you remind me how life should be filled with trashy reality TV that I can hide out in, how french fries and frosty’s are always a good idea when I’m sad, and how warm bed feels at 5:05am when I still havn’t gotten up. But feelings you are not helping me get where I WANT to be in life. So our relationship must have boundaries. I will let you sit in the back seat but you CANNOT drive the car. When someone pushes my buttons or tells me what I “should” be doing with my life- you are not to get defensive and reactive. You whisper in my ear how you feel then you shut up. You will not over take and run my life. I will respect you, feel you, and listen to you when the time is right but my mind and my heart are in control. Feelings you can come or not- it’s up to you! PC: @dashphotographyatl #sedona #motivationalshit
Yesss my bride from this weekend had a grey/purple wedding dress.. and it was amazing!!!! Can’t beat that Arizona sun + flagstaff friends + trendy outfits + laughter on laughter. #arizonasun #flagstaffwedding