Maybe twice a year I volunteer to second shoot for another photographer. It reminds me that there is always room to grow and helps me stretch my creative wings! I never want to be in a place that I feel I've learned it all, as that will be the moment I've lost my passion for photography or weddings and I don't want that! - Second shooting also helps me get out of my safe, must-have shots mindset to find creative angles and try things I wouldn't risk as the lead photographer. I can't tell you how beneficial it's been to my career to watch other photographers interact with clients and guests on wedding days! To hear what verbiage they're using or how they're posing people or how they look for light in various situations has been invaluable to me! That's why I'm so excited to be second shooting at Pecan Springs Ranch tomorrow, where I photographed this beautiful wedding! - I always want to be bettering myself as a photographer for my #EurekaBrides and Grooms and second shooting for others is one way I do just that!
After two back-to-back personal posts, we're back to our regularly scheduled posts of pretty wedding inspiration! Here's a peek at Flor's bridal bouquet from last week at The Milestone in Georgetown! I absolutely ADORE all the color that @stemsofatx included! Flor loved the bougainvillea, as it reminded her of spending time at her grandmother's home in Mexico. I love that personal detail! Are you including a favorite flower in your bouquet for sentimental reasons? If so, I'd love to know about it! Tell me in the comments!
I did something that scared me today. My first reaction was “I’d rather stay at home and work”, (hey, I TRULY love what I do and it was the safe option), but the second thought that crossed my mind was the one that stuck. Something inside me said to get outside of my comfort zone today, so I accepted the invite to go rappelling! It was scary for the girl afraid of heights. I almost didn’t let go of the railing. I said a few words that I apologized for because s*!t is what comes out of my mouth when I’m frightened. But y’all! I freakin did it! I stepped outside of my comfort zone and found that I am stronger than my fears! You are, too! If you need a kick in the pants, here it is: just go for it! You never know until you try and the worry is usually way worse than the action/consequence you’re worried about, if it happens at all! #befearless #justdoit
One of our sweet brides just sent me a picture of the Great Dane baby they’re adopting!!!! I go absolutely ga-ga over almost any baby animal, but Baby Danes have my heart, since we have two. We had them both fixed because Dylan knew I’d never be able to part with the puppies if ours had a litter. So, here is my (maybe first ever) #throwbackthursday to the day we brought our sweet Lu home! Lu is short for @lucchese! Yes, we named our fur baby after our favorite boot company. How’d you pick out your fur-baby’s name?
Are you a veil over the face fan or veil behind the shoulders fan? - I didn't wear a veil on my wedding day, but I adore photographing them! Long cathedral veils have my heart!
What's the best piece of advice you were given when planning your wedding? Or, what would piece of advice would you share with your best friend as they plan their own? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A few things that I'll always share with our #EurekaBrides : 1. Don't feel tied to tradition. If you don't love cake, have a cookie bar, a build your own sundae station, a donut food truck, or serve your grandma's favorite pie recipe! It's your wedding and you should absolutely make it exactly the way you want it! -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 2. Take a few minutes just to yourselves on your wedding day. After romantic portraits, I like to tell our couples to take as long as they need and just hang out by themselves for a few minutes. The day goes by too fast, so savor this time with the one person you're most excited to celebrate with! -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 3. Don't fret the small stuff. Plan as best you can, expect for something to go wrong, but remember that sometimes those things are what make the best stories! You're marrying your forever partner and that's really what matters most! -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What would you add?