If I could sum up this weekend in emojis it would look like this: 📷👨🏻🎓📷👩👧📷💍💑🎉🚗📷 👰🤵🏻😴😴⛪️😵😴😴😴😴🌧🌩🥘🎮👀👀👀😶😴 . This past weekend was absolutely crazy and awesome all at the same time! Saturday held a senior session for the cool son of a vendor turned awesome friend (check out her amazing cakes!!! @cakes_with_tlc ), the cutest mommy and me session of my friend and her girl as a decoy for the sweetest proposal ever (thanks @mikaeladurfeephotography for this awesome BTS shot!), and second shooting a wedding for the amazing @snaphappyaz that night. I’m still feeling the after effects (my body pretty much hates me yesterday and today), but it was so fun and so worth it! You’ll be seeing lots of fun photos soon! . . . #lareebehindthescenes #mogollonrim #shesaidyes #adventurepayson #rimcountry
Guys...the fall decor is hitting the shelves at stores and I’m kinda freaking out...WHERE DID SUMMER GO?! To me there are 4 seasons: Summer, pre-winter, winter, and winter relapse, so I’m always sad to see Summer start to fade. I’m totally with Olaf on how awesome summer is. . But at least the fall decor exploding out makes for fun BFF days! This is how you do the Hobby Lobby Challenge! 😂 . Tell me about your favorite season!! . . . #falliscoming #hobbylobbychallenge #insummer #falldecor
Twelve years a-married Eleven states road tripped Ten different jobs Nine years of college Eight apartments rented Seven towns lived in Six camping trips Five weeks engaged Four days dating Three little cars Two goofy kids, and Eternity with my Best Friend. . . . Check out my stories to see a shot of us from each year, and if you want to read our crazy story about only dating for 4 days, you can check the link in my bio!
Did you know that Photographers have a Love/Hate relationship with Pinterest?! It can be such an amazing tool for planning and finding a style, but at the same time when it comes to posing it can potentially cause some stress and unreachable expectations. . When it comes to photo inspiration, I love knowing what my clients are envisioning and what they are hoping for! However, there are a few reasons why I am not able to completely re-create photos that clients have saved or pinned. (You can find those reasons on the blog). But, those Pinterest posing boards can still be an AMAZING tool!! . While looking for a photographer, you can use your posing boards to find what style of photography you like. Do you have a bunch of moody photos pinned? That’s a good sign that a light and airy photographer might not be what you’re looking for. Have a ton of candid photos of sweethearts laughing together? A more vogue or fashion photographer might not be the one for you. Look at the work of the photographers you are considering and if the images on their website and instagram match up to the aesthetics that you are drawn to. It’s better to find a photographer to match your style than to ask a photographer to change their style to fit someone else’s. . 2. Please, don’t hesitate to send over inspiration and ideas. Just know that they will only be used for inspiration, and I’m going to work hard to create unique and fresh images that are completely your own!! I always love hearing what drew you in to the photos, “I just loved that these two look like they are perfectly at home in each other’s arms!” or “I love that this looks like they are out on a romantic picnic and it feels completely unposed.” Tell me how the photos make you feel and then we can work on finding that emotion in your photos! . . . Dress by: @svetikhautecouture Coordination: @forgetmeknotweddingsandevents #pinterestwedding #pinteresttips #weddingplanningtips #weddingwednesday #paysonphotographer
Ok. Storytime. . Tuesday night we went to pick blackberries. We went to our spot from last year and got out excited to go gather the bounty of awesomeness waiting for us. We got the kids out, got the sacks to gather the berries, and then because I was also working on a project, I was carrying my camera bag, tripod bag, and my sandbags (for the tripod). We get walking up the road, me carrying my gear and holding Ione's hand, Cameron walking along with Darrow. Suddenly I hear something. Something not good. I stop and shush everyone, listening hard. And then we all heard it. Up ahead we heard a large animal moving around and a cross between a grunt and a growl. I saw a black behind moving through the berry bushes. And my heart stopped. . “We have to get out of here! Cameron grabbed Darrow and started running back to the car. I grab Ione's hand and start moving back to the car. At first I thought, Don't run, it'll chase us! But Cameron was running and looking back and said, Hurry! Hurry! I was tangled up in my gear and trying to keep hold of Ione (wouldn't let go of her, and couldn't get my gear off without letting go of her), so he came back and grabbed Ione up and we ran to the car, looking behind us expecting at any moment for the bear to come bursting out of the bushes and eating us for getting too close to babies (because she was already upset if she was growling like she was). . We get to the car, throw all of us in, shut the door, and compare our shaking hands. . “Did you see how big that was?! Cameron hadn't, he'd just heard it, but I saw the back end across the creek as it went through the bushes. And it was ginormous. . “Let's drive up and see it now that we're safe! . So we drove up. . And guys...oh man... . . . . . . IT WAS A COW! . We ran away fearing for our lives because a cow grunted. 😂 And we thought it was a bear. Granted, it was making weird noises, that did sound just like a bear. But still...we ran away from a cow.