Getting a little personal here, but I wanted to share some thoughts I had recently about contentedness in life. I remember as far back as fifth grade being unsatisfied with my current season of life. I was always longing for the next stage; longing to be a teenager, longing to be in high school, longing to graduate, longing to be married, longing to have kids... As if that next stage of life held some magic recipe for happiness that I was currently missing out on. Especially in business, it's easy to long for opportunities that we *could* have if the circumstances of our lives were different. It's easy to say I could be successful if only I had as much time/opportunity/money/whatever as everyone else. I can't be happy in business until I've hustled my way to that arbitrary benchmark, until I've made it. I personally have felt that way so many times, and it's miserable. What if instead, we just said this is my season of life, and I'm content with it. These are my current business successes, and I'm so happy with them. What if we accepted our season and the challenges that come with it, and chose not to fall into the trap of comparison? Because so much happiness is lost when we're constantly looking to the next thing, or looking at someone else's life (or business) and wishing it was ours. How can I enjoy the life I have, if I'm forever wishing it would change? How will I feel when at the end of it all, I look back and realize I never took the time to just be happy with the life I had? This is not to say we should settle for our current lives and never work towards anything greater. But don't focus so hard on the future that you forget about the things you have now. Yes, make goals. Yes, work hard for the things you want. Yes, plan for the future you dream of. But don't forget to find happiness in your here and now. 💕 . Florals - @foragedfloral Rentals - @classicvintagerentals Paper Goods - @racheljacobson Styling - @strucksured Venue - @columbiagorgehotel Ring - @susiesaltzman Ring box - @the_mrs_box
It was instinctive, the way I fell for you. Like an effortless intake of breath. . -John Walker . Photographed as second photographer for @alhyberry
Oh hi! So I took a hiatus from posting, and apparently while I was gone good ol' insta changed up the algorithm again. As I start posting again, I'd love to know who is actually seeing me. SO if you're seeing this post, drop a comment below 👇🏻 with your favorite thing about the fall season! Mine is celebrating the holidays, of course. And watching all the leaves fall from the trees! 🍁🍂 . PS - if you love fashion and style inspiration, go give @bourksandbees a follow! She totally rocks this cold shoulder sweater, right!?
You know that feeling you get when you see people and they're just sooo happy, and you can't help but just feel so overjoyed for their happiness too? That's how I felt the whole day at Amphone and Tyrone's wedding! When we left the reception we felt like we had just spent our day celebrating good friends rather than working. I love celebrating the joy and happiness our couples feel on their big day, and I love knowing that they will have these tangible memories from their day for the rest of their lives. That's the whole reason I do this work! 💕
Happy wedding day to these two lovebirds!! 💕
Remember back in January when we were all thinking about our words of the year? I had a hard time finding one that felt right, but I finally settled on two words that I wanted to use as a guide through 2017; define and refine. Throughout this year I've spent a lot of time defining what my vision is of this business, refining my skills and offerings, and setting goals for what I hope this little business becomes. Part of that process was really diving deep into the outward presence of my business and honing in on what I want my brand to represent. It's been a labor of love as I tried to see past current trends and keeping up with the jones' to really define my vision of a natural, romantic, and classic brand. For the past month I've quietly been updating my website and working with the incredibly talented @racheljacobson to design this new logo for Georgia Ruth Photography. I'm so in love with everything it represents, and I'm so excited to be sharing it with you all now!
These two were nothing but giddy and full of excitement during their session. It's one of the reasons I love Maternity sessions so much! . Are you expecting, or did you just welcome a new addition to your family? Let's chat! I'd love to help you capture this sweet time in your life. 💕
Okay, so I got up at 4:30am today and it wasn't as bad as I thought! Macy was still up before the sun was, but I was able to get some emailing done, lots of editing, and finish prepping for these two lovebirds who are getting married in less than three weeks! This getting up early thing might just become a regular occurrence. 👊🏻💪🏻
One last post from our feature on @burnettsboards yesterday, because I'm still obsessed with this table design! Tap for all the vendors involved. :) . Also, I'm writing this here so you guys can keep me accountable. Tomorrow, I'm joining the early risers club and waking up at 4:30am 😱because Macy has been waking up between 5:30am and 6am for the past. two. months. Which makes it basically impossible for me to get anything done in the morning. SO, wish me luck (I'm gonna need it!!), and if you're an AM club member too, leave your tried and true wisdom and advice for me below! 👇🏻😬