#martickemanaged ✅ happy Monday y'all. last night i photographed one of my favorite family sessions so far and saw an entire herd of wild goats grazing on a cliff during my drive home 🐐 it was amazing and i almost veered off the road in excitement. off to explore some more pacific northwest goodness this week! follow me on Instagram stories for all the behind the scenes peeks, there are some AMAZING shoots lined up over the next few days!! custom suiting: @bindleandkeep hair and makeup: @vrokmua dress: @mikaellabridal coordination: @lionheartedevents film lab: @photovisionprints
from Angel and Kevin's first look. i think his face says it all! ❤️ i'm so so so happy to see the film scans from this sweet wedding in my inbox today. i've needed a severe pick-me-up after these past few weeks. i'll admit it, i'm feeling crazy run down in the midst of my peak travel season. and i have an even crazier story to share with you all about it. . i had to catch a flight home this morning at 6:15am, meaning i had to leave my hotel in San Diego at 4:15am to make it there in time. at 4:30am, i miraculously woke up on my own and looked over at my phone to see how much time i had before the first alarm... only to realize my phone was in the middle of a software update! i immediately tried canceling it, which only made things much, much worse when it completely froze and crashed. using a piece of hotel stationary scribbled with driving directions, i somehow made it to the airport in an unfamiliar city - plus a pit stop to return my rental car, which i had completely forgotten to factor in time for - and made it onto my flight just in time! yes, this is an INSANELY first world story, and i'm sure to many people, getting to a major city's airport is a total breeze! but this morning's silly turn of events reminded me just how much i need to turn off my phone sometimes (and my laptop..and the tv..) to remember that we are capable of so much on our own. . obviously i've fixed my phone to the point of updating Instagram again 😂 but now i'm thinking that it might be helpful to spend at least an hour in the mornings with my phone on airplane mode to help me refocus on my work and personal goals. here's hoping that posting about it keeps me to it!
i must have flowers, always, and always. -claude monet. personal collaboration project with some of the most talented women i know. model: @lindsayliving // florals: @amandajewelfloraldesign // dress: @lace_and_liberty // calligraphy: @feteandquill and @lairseypaperco // ring: @trumpetandhorn // h&mua: @mstimssmakeupartist // styling: myself + @4cornersphoto. shot on a #contax645 and processed by @photovisionprints
sometimes i want to stop flying, stop emailing, stop endlessly scrolling through news feeds and lugging my life around in a TSA-approved container, leaving my heart in all places but inside my body. during those days, i dream of bunkering down into a hibernation hole with nothing but Victorian detective novels and an (un)healthy supply of garlic popcorn. . i know exactly when i've done too much without taking some time for myself - the email responses start to slide, the to do list items get snoozed repeatedly. instead of focusing on tasks at hand, i catch myself opening Facebook a straight-up embarrassing number of times. Cassie, nothing has changed in the past five minutes since you last checked!! focus! . my mom used to say people would live longer if they only kept themselves 75% full. forget the fact she never seemed to be able to follow her own rule when it came to feeding us 😂 i think that's ultimately what i'm looking for: to keep myself three-quarters full with the drive of work that i honestly love to do, but remember to leave room for space and breathing. starting with finally assigning myself a regular day off 😅 what are things you love to do in your free time? . floral design: @vofloraldesign // planning: @cali_smittenkiss // gown: @kinsleyjamescouturebridal // makeup & hair: @facesbyemily // ring: @iocollective // silks: @thepoetryofsilk // chairs: @thechiavariguys // tabletop details: @lostandfoundvintagerentals // tables: @shvintage // cake: @cindyslittlecakery // @heatherlovewhiting // #tylerryeworkshop
the #materagown by @emilyriggsofficial for your Sunday evening inspiration. florals by @tulipinadesign. #nouveaurenaissancecollection. shot at @darcybenincosa's 1:1 in SF. . styling: @gatherist_ // hair & makeup: @nikol_elaine // model: @georgiebriand. shot on a #contax645 and processed by @photovisionprints.
when i need to get home, you're my guiding light. christina and david, taking a slow walk in one of my favorite places on this planet. shot on a #contax645 and processed by @photovisionprints.
at home with Angel and Kevin and one of their two fuzzy kitty children (the other kitty recognized immediately that I live with dogs 😐). aren't these lifestyle sessions just the sweetest? i love seeing how people's personalities grow through their home spaces. i used to be all about finding the next best location for shoots, but lately, i've been trying to push myself to do as much as i can in smaller spaces and taking a second glance at old landmarks. still always chasing the light. and oh man. the light in this apartment was spot on. . tonight i'm cranking out AAAALLL the emails and photos before my flight in the morning! my current favorite work playlist is disney top hits hehe 😂 why even bother looking for new tunes?! okay but seriously i've started to memorize the exact order of this 55+ song playlist. may need to move on..
Even though I've photographed the Atlanta skyline from this exact point of view multiple times, Angel and Kevin's engagement session allowed me to capture this view in what felt like a completely different way from all the other times before. With the sun setting behind them, this can be an incredibly difficult shot on digital formats to balance for the light and the shadows. I wanted to keep Angel and Kevin properly exposed rather than capturing them as dark silhouettes, so I exposed for the shadows in this shot and trusted my film to retain the detail of the buildings behind them. I love the way the branch in the upper right corner frames this moment between two people quietly enjoying a weekend evening at the park. I'm so thankful these two trusted me to work some film magic on their engagement session and I'm so excited to return to Atlanta later this week for their wedding day! ❤️ shot on a #contax645 with #fujifilm and processed by @photovisionprints.
back from Japan with the sweetest, most eye-opening, delicious, cherry-blossom infused memories ever. coming home is always bittersweet, but with scans like this waiting in my inbox, i have nothing to complain about. phenomenal work by @photovisionprints. shot on a #contax645 using #fujifilm. sneak peek from Emma and Katie's incredible wedding day. custom tux by @bindleandkeep. hair and makeup by @vrokmua. dress from @mikaellabridal.