We are there to capture the moments that you DON’T see just as much as the ones you do. A lot of our couples’ favorite photos are of moments they never knew happened. As a bride/groom, it is not physically possible for you to be a part of and witness every single special moment throughout your wedding day. After all, you can only be in one place at once! When you are being fully present with your soon-to-be spouse, your mom, your best friend, or that family member you haven’t seen in years, we’re keeping our eyes peeled for the overlooked moments. Moments like this when Josh’s parents were crying tears of joy as they watched their son vow his life to the girl of his dreams. 😭❤️ Or moments like your flower girl and ring bearer coming down the aisle looking adorable, your grandma cracking up during the speeches, or your mom watching you with pride and joy all over her face as you twirl across the dance floor with your dad. All of these moments are JUST as special and deserve to be captured and remembered, but you just can't physically be a part of all of them yourself. We believe in capturing the fullness of your moments vs. just a glimpse into them.
TIMELINE TIP (brides, SAVE this post for future reference!): 👋🏻 Make sure that no matter what your wedding day timeline looks like, that you include a few minutes after the ceremony to just BE together. Whether that's after your ceremony while you're waiting for family to gather for family portraits, after you finish all of your portraits before you enter the reception, or even a few minutes while guests make their way through the food line, make this a top priority. As much as you expect to spend your wedding day together, you actually don't get as much time together as you might think. And definitely not a lot of quality alone time because you want to greet all the guests, hang out with your bridal party, and tear it up on the dance floor (all of which you should do!). 💃🏻 However, this day is about both of you and YOUR relationship. This is the start of the rest of your lives together and when you look back at your wedding day, you're going to remember those moments that you took for just the two of you. Sneak away from the crowds and find a quiet place to just be together. Let it set in that your big day is FINALLY here and reminisce together about some of the moments that got you to this day. And lastly, take a few minutes to just kiss your new spouse, whisper how beautiful/handsome they look in their ear, and guys, call your new wife by her new name (trust me, it makes all of us a little giddy at first! 😉)! P.S. Check out my stories today for a few practical timeline tips as well as sample wedding day timelines that you can save and use!
There are some photos we take that I can instantly imagine our couples re-creating 50 years down the line. This is one of those images. Can't you just picture them walking hand in hand at this same spot in 50 years, maybe with a few grandkids in tow? 😉 I love including a few portraits like this in the gallery that are just perfectly timeless and so natural to every day life that you could picture this exact scene in EVERY season of life! Which do you prefer: the more extravagant, super artsy portraits or the simple, natural feeling portraits?
Who doesn't need more overwhelming joy like this in their lives?! Let's leave some joy-filled memories in the comments below to make this Thursday evening a little brighter! What was one of your top moments of 2019? I'm going to pick a random name from the comments to give a Starbucks drink on us tomorrow for joining in on the fun! ❤️
Snuggly baby sleeping on my chest, messy bun because baby looking cute is way more important than me looking put together at this point 😂, and taking our break from work for the day exploring at the zoo as a family. We're taking work/life balance (whatever that means 😆) MUCH more seriously in this season and making room for quality time as a family instead of just working, working, working constantly because babies only stay little for so long. And we so want to enjoy these days, making sure we are giving our all with our work, while also getting in all the snuggles and making sure our girl knows that she is top priority. Who knew that having a baby would help this type 3 (any fellow Enneagram nerds?! 🙋🏻♀️) finally slow down and figure out how to actually have a little more balance in her life? 😂 Also, to be clear: I have definitely dropped the ball in various things both in life and work during this transition because welp, I'm not perfect and it truly has been quite a transition already. Like when I had to spend almost the entire month of December hustling my butt off and working literally every second that I wasn't nursing or soothing my tiny brand new baby. Baby came earlier than planned after a crazy busy fall season that literally wrapped up 3 days before she was born and it was just something that wasn't a choice, buuut that still didn't make it any easier (mom guilt is REAL, ya’ll 😭). It's all brand new and such a journey to figure it out. BUT. 7 weeks in and I feel like we're really starting to get the hang of it all! With lots of grace and the understanding that we'll continue growing and changing through alllll of it. 😉