Hi friends! It's me...again. I know, you just saw my face (or the side of it) yesterday, but I wanted to take a chance and say hello to all you old friends and new followers. I'm so glad you're here! I'm a wedding photographer with a passion for DIY, Backyard, and LDS weddings. Cookie Dough and Pie are my soul foods, and Prickly Pear is my jam. Literally. Two kids call me Momma, and I'm married to one handsome bearded biology teacher. Three things you might find interesting about me: 1. I love community. I've craved it all my life. Since the time I was little I've loved getting my friends together, working in groups, and being around people. Working with others to create something bigger than ourselves rocks my socks. 2. Dancing is my favorite form of exercise. Read that as Dancing is the only exercise I don't hate. While a good two step, Cotton-Eyed-Joe, or The King and I march is always fun, I'm quite partial to waltzing with Cameron. Especially to The Lover's Waltz by Jay Ungar and Molly Mason. 3. I'm probably getting close to 50% gray and am only 30 years old. I always thought I'd be fine with going gray, but didn't think I'd be this gray this early. So a year ago I started dying my hair. But I really do want to come to be okay with being gray. It's not a bad thing. Just weird. And man gray hairs are unruly! . Now it's your turn! Are we similar with any of the three points or completely different?! I'd LOVE to know! . #jkinstachallenge Photo by: @desireegardnerphotography
No matter what the outcome of today's interview ends up being, I am fiercely proud of this man. We have no idea what the next season of our life will look like, but I know that together we can bloom. Change is frightening, especially when you're staring at it but don't know what it is yet. But there is so much comfort in knowing that I'm facing it with my best friend, partner in crime, and sweetheart. Here's to the unknown and facing it with faith, friends, and a bowl of cookie dough! (Our go-to is Peanut Butter cookie dough! What's your favorite dough?!) . Photo by @trishashelleyphoto for our tenth anniversary last year. Hair and makeup by @eeps317
Darrow is a light bulb. Light just shines out of every pore. Every now and again it turns off, but it's not long before it's back. Ione is a firecracker. Bursts of light, loud noises, variable fuses, waits between bursts, and fabulous colors. These two are so different, but so sweet in their own way. And so stubborn in their own ways! . Tonight we played in Grandpa and Grandma's swings, ran in the grass, and played in the water, and it was exactly what we needed. We don't do enough of that! It is so easy for me to get caught up in working, I forget how essential it is for them and me to take regular time to play together. No phone, no agenda, just building memories and relationships! . Any advice?! What do you do to make sure you spend quality time with your loved ones and not just work/housework/daily chores? . Photo by: @islandmoonphoto
Jordan wrote the sweetest review, and I just want to go hug her! You would be absolutely crazy if you don't pick her. She is the most caring and professional photographer out there. Not only does she take the stress away she captures moments you will cherish forever. All her pictures are truly amazing. She is seriously the best in the business! If you are looking for a photographer for any occasion you are definitely in the right place. Her passion for taking pictures is truly amazing. She captured so many perfect moments during our wedding. (Everyone is still talking about how amazing the pictures are from our wedding) She even went out of her way to capture the perfect shots of us in front of the snowy mountain. She saw the sun peak through the mountain on the way to our reception and called us to meet her there. Those shots are breathtaking and shows you how much she truly cares and wants your day to be magical. Not only did we have the privilege of having the best photographer we feel like we have gained a lifelong friend in the process. We were so blessed to have her as our photographer. We love you and cant thank you enough for all you did. . Working with Jordan and Phillip this past January was such an amazing way to start off the year! They are the real deal! Kind, involved in the community, caring, compassionate, and full of love! And now there's a mini-Ornelas on the way and that love and tender influence on the world is expanding even more! I'm so excited for these two and can't wait to see them as parents! I'm so grateful for these amazing people that come into my life; they've left their handprint on my heart!
I was so honored this morning to get to help photograph @runforthewall coming through Winslow! The Veterans start rolling in, the crowd starts cheering, the flags start waving and I start bawling. Such a neat event, and I was so proud to be a part of it! . . . #runforthewall #winslowaz #standingonthecorner