We went back to Georgia Tech for Zola and Austin's ultra sweet campus engagement session, and I've been humming the fight song to myself ever since! Check out all the sunny pictures from this beautiful southern romance on the blog today, link in bio. Oh if I had a daughter sir, I'd dress her in white and gold..
We snuck away on golf carts, just as the sun was starting to set over @hagginoakspavilion, and the results were incredible!! I LOVE when I get to work with my couples to schedule golden hour portraits. Timing of the day is a huge component of beautiful wedding pictures. I love helping craft day-of timelines, consulting online sun charts (☀️⏱😎) and watching all those little details fall into place. If you're ever unsure of the best time to start your ceremony, or arrange family portraits, or set up that grand sparkler exit.. go ahead, ask your photographer!! processed by @photovisionprints
my priorities today are bookkeeping, editing, marketing planning, and prepping enough salads to the point where fast food fades into the background (optimistic thinking). since i went full-time, i've learned SO MUCH on managing my own small business, and the greatest lesson of all may be outsourcing for help. . i did a really interesting activity earlier this year where i listed out everything i do day-to-day in my business, and then went back and reviewed what tasks i ENJOYED doing, what tasks i DISLIKED doing, and which tasks realistically only i could do. the results were so surprising to me! i realized there were so many little things that were pulling at my time and mental energy that were ultimately worth seeking outside help for. the tasks that i previously dreaded tackling suddenly became so much more manageable when i brought other people into the picture, people that honestly enjoyed helping with those responsibilities (and perhaps even do it for a living!). thank you accountants, film lab technicians, tax specialists, copyeditors, planners, etc. of the world. you preserve our mental sanity 🙃 . creative director + stylist: @utterlyengaged // workshop host: @donnyzavalaphotography // film lab: @photovisionprints // florals: @selvafloral // dress: @clairelafaye // hair + makeup: @kate_tuma // hair accessories: @melindarosedesign // ring: @susiesaltzman // calligraphy: @kelseymaliecalligraphy // styling boards: @emma_natter // ribbons: @tonoandco // albums: @priscillafosterhandmade // film sponsor: @fujifilm_profilm // agency: @musemanagement
I was made for you. We set out to find heaven on earth, and found a tiny glimpse of it on a remote beach in Oregon.. This breathtaking session is on the blog today, link in bio. . creative director + stylist: @utterlyengaged // workshop host: @donnyzavalaphotography // film lab: @photovisionprints // florals: @selvafloral // dress: @clairelafaye // suit: @duchessclothier // hair + makeup: @kate_tuma // ring: @susiesaltzman // hair accessories: @melindarosedesign // calligraphy: @kelseymaliecalligraphy // styling boards: @emma_natter // ribbons: @tonoandco // albums: @priscillafosterhandmade // film sponsor: @fujifilm_profilm // agency: @musemanagement
it's FRI-YAY and this weekend is the official beginning of my fall wedding season!! this shot from Kaitlin and Will's @thewheelerhouse celebration perfectly sums up my feelings on this. the quiet time has been nice, but i'm ready to rock 'n roll over these next few months and share some incredible love stories on the blog. stay tuned!!
I've been on a tiny social media break as I rest and recharge before the next wave of fall weddings. My favorite method of rest and recharge looks like this: catching up with friends, walking new trails with @rustythebutt, eating everything, visits to the Oakland zoo to ponder the thoughts of giraffes and enormous island tortoises.. 🐢My least method of rest and relaxation: chasing sugar ants around the kitchen with a paper towel. Unfortunately, an outbreak of ants in my house has eaten everything in the pantry, so it's off to breakfast today with @nahlaosman_ somewhere else in the neighborhood! I love the changing of the seasons, ants and all 😊🐜 photo detail of Loan and Scott's wedding blooms, lovingly created by their very own bridal party.
this city is so alive with stories of dreams and ambitions and love. grateful to experience even the tiniest part of it all. this shot is from Sarah and Brian's downtown @bentlyreserve wedding, and despite all the straight lines and cool tones of the Financial District architecture, i feel something alive and visceral about this image of two tiny people, sneaking out after their wedding vows for a sunset stroll along the promenade. happy Monday everyone! i hope you all enjoy a little bit of wonder in the everyday today.
casually pretending my life is white walls and orderly blooms when in reality, it's cookies for dinner, a friendly new forehead zit, cookies for breakfast, and 4am dashes to the airport after watching awful clown movies at midnight 🤡 SAN FRANCISCO I'M COMING HOME!!! 🏡 blooms and bliss by @amandavidmar
as we drove in, waves of fog and freezing mist were literally pouring over the top of Twin Peaks, sending tourists everywhere running for cover. just as we began to wonder if we had to call it a day, we found a tiny, unmarked trail halfway up the hillside.. and the rest of our session was pure San Francisco magic. thank you @karlthefog for always making us work for it! check out the rest of Chantal and Michael's #engagementsession on the blog, link in bio ❤️ can't wait for their wedding next spring!