And they're married!! Sarah and Wesley tied the knot yesterday with their family and friends cheering them on!! What a beautiful wedding to end our wedding season with! They are such a kind, generous, and sweet couple and we wish every happiness and blessing for them as they start their life together as husband and wife! And we're only a teeny tiny bit jealous that they are honeymooning @waltdisneyworld 🙌🏻 The Creative Team that made their best day ever possible: Hair & Makeup @wendyalistmua Flowers @mlehjensen Dress #Rebeccabride @maggiesotterodesigns Bridesmaids Dresses @everprettycom Rings @dercodiamonds Tux @indochino @theblacktux Cake: www.saturacakes.com Videographer Beijo Lee Photobooth @instapix_photo_booth Ceremony @ilcsaratogaweddings Reception Saratoga Country Club Table Numbers @minted Save the Dates @zazzle
Happy Wedding Day Sarah & Wesley!!! We are so excited to capture your best day ever and to cheer you on as you start your marriage!
Still on cloud nine over the @showit.co United Conference! And so proud of @elischweyer my best friend, husband, business partner, and second shooter for stepping out and participating in a styled shoot all on his own. I mean, just look at these photos he captured at the @christiannetaylor and @joshnewton 's styled shoot! Plus it was so fun that our friends @chasontford and @vanessadford were the models! Vanessa even helped create her dress and everything was so dreamy! #showitunited2018 #showitunited Creative Team: Planning @shineeventsaz Rentals @dang.finerentals Florals @bloomandblueprint Custom Stationary @foilandink Linens @latavolalinen Tableware @theconfettistudio Lanterns @fancyloudesigns Makeup @chanelmolleobeauty Hair @hairmotty
Just got home from the @showit.co United Conference and the first thing I did was get our tickets for next year! This conference is jam packed with intentionality, community, the kindest people ever, business & photography tips, and a lot of pretty! It was so awesome to see so many friends that I met at the conference last year as well as the ones I made this year! There is so much I'm still thinking and processing about the conference and I'm excited for what's ahead!! #showitunited2018 #showitunited Special thanks to @charitymaurerphoto for putting together this styled shoot! It was a great way to end the conference. Everything was so lovely and I'm so excited to share more photos soon! And I'm excited to share the photos that Eli shot at his styled shoot! He did so good!! Many thanks to the creative Team that made this photo possible! Photography Conference @showit.co Photography & planning @charitymaurerphoto Planning and floral design @wildoneevents Bride's dress @marieebridalscottsdale Bride's shoes @badgleymischka Hair & Makeup @kensingtonmakeup Groom's attire @nicksmenswear Cake @abakeshop Welcome Gift @teakandtwine Invitation Suite @foilandink Calligraphy @flourish_hl Wax Seals @artisaire Ring Box @the_mrs_box Silk Ribbon @tonoandco Candles @creative.candles Models: @agencyaz
Tomorrow I will be back in Arizona for the @showit.co United photography conference and I am so excited!! Last year on the night befor attending the conference for the first time, I was so nervous because I didn't know what I was getting myself into. It was crazy to think that I was going to a conference to further my business but when I got there, I was completely blown out of the water and I wondered why I had never invested in my business that way before. Before our time together was up, I knew I had found people who understood me and poured life into my business but also straight into my heart! I also knew I had to come back the following year! And now here we are and not only do I get to go back, but I'm bringing my sweet husband/business partner/second shooter and I am stoked!!! It feels like going to summer camp and getting to see all the friends I made the year before! I am so excited and instead of being nervous tonight, I'm ready and expectant! I remember feeling like Pam at the Dundies, I feel God in this Chilis tonight! It's a little silly analogy, but I am so ready for that feeling again! To all my fellow photographers who are going, I'll see you tomorrow! To my fellow photographers who have no idea what I'm talking about, you'll have to go next year and find out!
I'm so thankful it's Friday and for this guy right here! This been a long couple of weeks but tonight starts a weekend that we've been looking forward to for awhile! Tonight I'm taking @elischweyer for a night on the town in San Francisco! For our anniversary, I bought him tickets to the SF Symphony performing the Jurassic Park score to a screening of the film! The score to Jurassic Park was the first cd he bought as a kid and what ultimately made him want to become a musician! So needless to say, I knew he would be so stoked when I scored him tickets and I was so excited to surprise him and see the look on his face! But surprises don't always go the way we think, and he saw the tickets in the mail 😩 But I'm still excited for him to experience it and for us to have the night in the city! Tomorrow o have a shoot and Eli has practice for playing with @karijobe on Sunday, and then we are off to the airport heading to Arizona for the @showit.co United conference! I had such a blast last year and I'm so excited that Eli gets to come with me this year as we work on expanding our business! 💖 It's going to be a busy but full next several days, but I'm so happy to have this guy on my side! What are you up to this weekend friends?? Ps I'm still so obsessed with our anniversary photos by @jameswitty and @jessfairchild 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 Thanks for these photos!!!
We're Simply Meant To Be 🎃 Jack and Sally. Me and Eli. Chocolate and Peanut Butter. The holidays and Disneyland. Me and Disneyland... 😅 This was taken on a grey rainy day at the happiest place on earth. And while some would think a rainy day would deter people from visiting, you would be surprised how busy it was that day. Wait times for Haunted Mansion Holiday we're averaging 150 minutes all day and peaked at 215 minutes! So crazy!!! That being said, we did not get to experience the magic that is the Nightmare Before Christmas overlay. But I've seen it before and I know I'll see it again. After all, we're simply meant to be! I've already started seeing Christmas popping up in the stores. Come Nov 1st, Halloween candy will be in the sale bins to make room for all things red and green and I'm not at all mad about it! But for tonight, we relish in the Halloween activities for date night. Pumpkin carving and neighborhood walks to see all the Halloween lights and decor! Speaking of Halloween, @lillianandco is having a boo-go sale until tomorrow night! So head on over to get some goodies for yourself or start your Christmas shopping early! Link in my bio and remember to use SSPDREAMERS at checkout for a discount! #ad What are your Halloween traditions??? Let me know cuz I think I might need some more 😅
Well, I couldn't let #nationalcatday go by without posting about my princess girl, office buddy, furry friend, Nessarose! Even though she doesn't snuggle with me all the time like I want her to, and I have to tell her to receive my affection, she brings so much joy to our lives. She follows us around and cries if she's left out of a room. She loves smelling shoes, chirping at birds & bugs, chin pets, kibble, and cuddling up in the fall/winter but only if you have a blanket on your lap, and it has to be on her terms 😹 National Cat Day is a holiday that encourages cat adoption. Nessie was a rescue cat and had some trauma as a baby kitten. Thanks to the @placerspca and @mrs_noah_ark we were able to adopt her right after she recovered from her surgery!! We have been loving her ever since! I had a traumatic experience with a childhood pet and so I told Eli that I didn't want pets when we got married. People even thought I hated animals, which was a little extreme... But I am smitten with our girl and even sing to her every day! Plus everyone needs some pur-zac in their lives, right?! 😹 So tell me friend, are you a cat person? Or a dog person? Inquiring minds want to know!
Happy Friday loves! I don't know about you but this week has been a long one for me but I am so thankful that it's finally the weekend! Aside from church and finding the perfect pumpkin, it is going to be full of long over due family time starting with dinner with my in laws tonight and then my sister who lives in Kentucky is coming for the weekend and Sunday we are celebrating my mom & my dad's birthdays! On weekends when I'm not shooting weddings, spending time with family are some of my favorites! Spending wedding days with my couples and seeing all the love between their families makes me so excited to spend time with mine! What's one of your favorite family traditions or ways to spend time together?
Sweetheart table for two! Head tables are great but I love when my couples choose to have a sweet heart table at their reception! That way, even though they are sharing their first meal as husband and wife with their closest family and friends, they also get the intimate feel of being the only two people at the table! 💖 Are you team sweet heart or head table? . . . #thejamesandjessworkshop
We have a little pomegranate tree in our backyard and last year all of pomegranates were split. Every single one. Apparently it happens because the tree was cared for too much. I was very surprised because I didn't think I was taking care of it that well in the first place. To find out that caring for it too much resulted in bad fruit was such a bummer. But that's life right? Things don't always turn out how we expect even with our best intentions. Just as the seasons change, we also go through seasons in life. When times are hard, we can rest assured knowing that it's just a season. Spring always comes after the winter. I know there are amazing thing ahead in the next season not only for me but also for you! I am excited to see what's in store for all of us. If you are struggling with a hard season right now, just know are not alone. You are capable. You are loved. And you are enough. Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.