A sneak peek from Stephanie and Tyler’s engagement session last week while we are waiting for the film scans to come in!! Eek!
As we settle back in to our normal at home I am once again reminded how thankful I am to be able to travel like we do. I absolutely live for the memories waiting to be made in each location surrounded by those I love. I am truly lucky.
T minus 2 days until our (much needed) vacation where I plan to spend my days relaxing and enjoying quality time with @jdbcubed and @kendall_0850
I had such a fun time during Bella and Andrew’s engagement session! It feels so good to get back into a groove after being away from photographing couples for so long!
This is my brother, sister in law, and my (then) unborn niece who is one of the cutest little girls I know (swipe for proof). My heart aches for them today and I’m struggling to find words meaningful enough right now but I wanted to say something... It’s unfair that my niece has to grow up fearful for her life because she was born a person of color. It’s heartbreaking to think my brother, her father, may not be able to protect her simply because she was born a person of color. It’s sickening to think that because her mother, my sister in law, has endured racism her whole life she will be able to comfort Charli when she too experiences racism. Simply because she was born a person of color. The more I think about the racism that is happening and will happen, not only to my family, but to my fellow human beings, the more uncomfortable and angry it makes me feel. We have become comfortable in our world, and it is easy to say racism isn’t happening just because you may not have those thoughts or feelings of hate. But, the bottom line it is happening, and it is real. Hate is dividing us and it is happening to our our family, our friends, our humankind. It is easy to say things won’t be this way in the future and then only hope for change but not take action. The bottom line is, the time for change is now and this change must come from our individual actions - Anti-racism is an action, not a belief. Love is an action, not a feeling. We must ALWAYS do right by others, for others, ALWAYS act out of love, and ALWAYS stand up for what is right. We must be the change we wish to see in the world starting today.
I’ve spent the last week starting to unofficially train for my half marathon goal and am constantly reminded what a big goal this really is for me. I have never been the running type. In fact, give me weights and strength training all day, every day over cardio! Cardio is hard! So naturally, I picked running a half as my goal for 2020/2021. But I’m doing this, I’ve realized that getting outside everyday and training in some way gives me energy and makes me happy. Exercise fuels me physically and mentally these days. Especially during what feels like my life being flipped upside down. What is something you’ve done to maintain your mental and physical health lately? Ps. For those who want to join in on my journey I’m tracking my miles by “running” to Disney over at @milestodisney
Getting ready to face the week and bring on any challenges it may possess including beginning training for my half marathon goal! What are your plans for the week? Lead photographer @juliepaisley Hair and makeup @beautybespoken Flowers @oakandtheowl Blue gown @elizabethdye Pink gown @clairelafaye White bridal gown @alexandragrecco Rentals @adorefolklore Stylist and art direction @type_a_society Rings @trumpetandhorn Mats @locustcollection @jrd_artshop All paper designs @plumecalligraphy Cake @cocoaberrycakeco Venue @juniperoserraevents Shoes @jimmychoo Props @thestyledkit @gucci Tabletop @greystonetable Models @dianarykun @missfionaburns @esodette For @thehybridco Film Scans by @richardphotolab