I had something totally different to share for today, but watching my son go into instant tears and panic when he saw the images of the illegal immigrant children being taken away from their parents was eye opening. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Logan couldn't understand why the police were putting them in cages. Why the kids were sleeping under foil or why the kids looked to be in jail themselves. He looked to me for answers and I was dumbfounded. I didn't know how to explain this to my 5 year old. It was heartbreaking. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ All I could mutter was, this is a strange/sad time we live in and things have to change. But internally? I'm outraged! I believe there is a right way to gain citizenship, but people that cheat the system need to have chances to right their wrongs BEFORE being stripped of their family and tossed back to a country they haven't seen in years. I am angry that women, children and men are caged up at this very moment! This isn't how our ancestors were treated coming into Ellis Island. I'm also furious about how minors are crossing the border alone without parents. ALONE! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I'm well aware this subject is controversial. I imagine my follower count will decrease because it, but nothing gets me more fired up than watching innocent children suffer. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷 @elizajanewilley
One was my first love and the other my last. One prepared me for life and the other I’m building a life with. My Dad was about lessons but never wanted to break my spirit to fly. My husband admires my wild and let’s me fly too. Both are my heroes. Both are extraordinarily fathers. We love them both. Happy Father’s Day!
Here we begin. The very first of many acts to my personal project. What do I call it? No clue. 🤔 What’s the plan? I’m kind of making it up as I go. What did gave me the drive to start is I was scrolling through Instagram and the evil shadow of comparison took over me. Soooo many accounts with soooo many Pinterest, fixer upper or magazine style lifestyles and homes kept popping up their ugly “you don’t have this” little heads. I felt paralyzed from it all. I want to share my personal life more, but to be frank, my house is what you call “functional”. We LIVE in it. It may not have the perfect white kitchen and some short of macrame f*ckery hanging on the wall. But she’s beautiful. AND not always clean. 💆🏻♀️ THE god honest truth is- Because I moved my business to another state, I don’t have “actual work” booked right now, BUT I can practice one of the hardest parts of my job-which is going into a room/venue that isn’t touched by Joanna Gaines fairies and finding the light, the beauty of it that’s worth photographing. 🧚🏻♀️ A little disclaimer (if my f-bomb wasn’t enough). Today’s post I wanted to start with my obsession with flowers but not all of this project is going to be lighthearted. Some will be funny, but there WILL be one that will be hard to swallow as I open up to all of you about my past. I hope you stay around for the ride. ✌🏻
I had forgotten how fun it's to live in the Deep South. Every day about 9am the humidity goes into full gear, my freshly curled hair goes flat and frizzy (why did I even try in the first place?) and it's not even the hottest time of the year yet! 😓 All I can think about is how the HELL did people survive in the South before AC or even ceiling fans were invented? AND wearing layers on skirts, nonetheless! 🤯 Somewhere I saw a couple of photographers say this is their slow season for weddings...I believe it! 🙅🏻♀️ Stay cool out there.❄️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #weddingphotographer #theknot #junebugweddings #greenweddingshoes #destinationweddingphotographer #instawedding #destinationwedding #bridetobe #stylemepretty #huffpostido #shesaidyes #soloverly #lookslikefilm #alabamaweddingsmag #southernwedd #alabamabride #ALbrides #southernbridemagazine #birminghamweddingphotographer #auburnweddingphotographer #montgomeryweddingphotographer #columbusgaweddingphotographer #birminghamwedding #auburnweddings #dothanal #southernweddings #southeasternbride #jennyhauryphotography #jhaurybride #destinationweddingphotographer
Monday Vibe: Drink some coffee and pretend you know what you're doing. -Pinterest ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Speaking of pretending. Take an another look at this couple. This is Ben and Erin. Both amazing helicopter pilots that we knew while stationed in Hawai'i in 2014. They called me literally the night before to shoot their beach elopement for them. Nervous was even close to how I felt going into capturing their day since they were my very second wedding that I had done and this time I had a bright beach, high surf and a first look to work with. So, I put my big girl panties on and didn't look back. 💪🏻 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ By doing so, I FELL IN LOVE with elopements! These couples are the most creative and fearless mad lovers! Even with winter high surf warnings of 20' ft waves, Erin and Ben didn't even think twice about getting into them. 🙌🏻 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sometimes its good to throw tradition to the wind, am I right? 💃🏻🕺🏼 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #tellon #weddingwire #hilife #shootandshare #loveauthenticmag #justalittleloveinspo #buzzfeedweddings #jennyhauryphotography #northshorehawaii #jhaurybride #elopementinspiration #eloped #theknot #destinationwedding #elopementcollective #junebugweddings #weddinginspo #northshoreweddingphotographer #greenweddingshoes #destinationweddingphotographer #weddingstyle #loveandwildhearts #stylemepretty #destinflweddings #panhandlephotographer #oahuweddingphotographer #rosemarybeachwedding #hawaiielopementphotographer #30aweddingphotographer #sandestin