Receiving film scans in my inbox always feels like Christmas morning, but this past week I was almost brought to tears! These images were so dang close to what I've been envisioning in my head and I'm so grateful to have tried @indiefilmlab after about 6 other photo labs over the past 3 years. Literally wanted to run to Alabama and hug them all! If you missed it this week, some favorite film images from Matt and Erin's day are on the blog! #KDPmarriages
When you graciously receive extra blooms and can play to your hearts content 🙌 (You're the best, @stemandthistleva). Matt and Erin's wedding was so FUN and joyful to be apart of! Some favorites are on the blog this week from their beautiful fall wedding day at @themiddleburgbarn at @foxchasefarmmiddleburgva! #KDPmarriages
Hoping time will slow down so we'll always be able to say we have decades to go. Happy 2 years, @Shadinsabbagh! #lifelongsabbaghtical (Photo by @nikkisanterre💕)
Officially pulling out the Johnny Cash Christmas record now since Halloween has passed 💃 Working through this eclectic fall wedding today that had the most unique/epic fall bouquet by @petalsandpromises! Can't wait to share more from George and Linda's day at @raspberryplainmanor! #KDPmarriages . . . . Venue: @raspberryplainmanor Planning/Styling: @idaroseevents Florals: @petalsandpromises
October 2018 = 5 weddings, 4 engagement sessions, 14,000 images edited for other photographers. (This was the simplest way to explain why my brain has felt like mush the last couple days). I'm pretty sure God had a plan for my life when so my reasons to celebrate will be happening every November at the end of wedding season (anniversary, birthday, thanskgiving, friendsgiving, etc). I have never been more thankful for my nespresso than this month. PS swipe right - I’m also obviously super great at modeling for photos 💁🏼♀️🤷🏼♀️
Shadi and I are planning an anniversary weekend in a couple weeks where we're going to pretend to be tourists in DC 🌸 What are your favorite coffeeshops/restaurants/museums to explore in the city? #Lifelongsabbaghtical
Getting ready photos are so underrated! A couple weeks ago I asked my mom if she had photos from her wedding besides the formal portraits (the only ones I had ever seen) and she had a whole album of them! (She was one of those die hard Creative Memory moms growing up). She had photos upon photos of her and her friends getting ready the morning of her wedding I had never seen - photos from when she was almost exactly the age I am now. It was so fun seeing that part of their wedding day for the first time! #KDPmarriages #Ishootfilm
Soaking in slow Sunday mornings as much as possible this time of year ☕ This month has felt a lot like shooting/editing/eating when possible/sleeping repeat. I've been noticing that rest is almost more important during the busiest of seasons! Sometimes the simplest of things can help - like deleting social media for a few days, keeping my phone in the living room instead of my night stand, or taking a walk. Self care doesn't have to be complicated or expensive. . . . Photo from @thehybridatelier workshop earlier this year! #Ishootfilm #Filmisnotdead
These two had the most elegant fall wedding! Their wedding day came just as fall decided to start in Virginia – with a slight crisp in the air and the beginnings of falling leaves. They got ready with close friends and family (and had some of the most adorable first looks!), and then said their vows during an outdoor ceremony with beautiful greenery, candles, and gold geometric details. They entered their reception to guests waving Alabama shakers and had several heartfelt toasts. My personal fav was when Christine quoted Joey from friends – “this is a love based on giving and receiving, as well as having and sharing.” 😂❤️ Then they danced the night away! Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Heitlinger!! You can catch all the film favorites from Ben and Colby's day on the blog! #NewHeits #KDPmarriages Officiant : @bernoskeet Photo : @klairedixiusphoto Video : @etchfilms Music : @byaustinellis Flowers : @colleenroginwest Decorations: @elegantmomentz Venue: @thebelmontcountryclub Dress designer: @pronovias Bridal Shop: @lovecouturebridal Cake: @signaturesweetsbyamanda Bridesmaid dresses: @showmeyourmumu Tuxes: @theblacktux Invites: @minted
Over the past year I've gotten to use @mint_lola's pieces in a couple styled shoots, but earlier this month was the first real wedding I got to shoot where the bride commissioned her own stunning head piece! Complete with flowers and birds intricately woven together. You can find her jewelry at @bhldn, or her website!
Gearing up for FOUR engagement sessions in the next two weeks, and so pumped for some glorious fall weather 🙌 Give me the crisp morning air any day, please. #KDPengagements
October is only halfway over and I've already gotten to witness 5 couples exchange vows! One of the reasons I've loved this year so much has been the opportunity to work alongside other photographers and serve some of their couples on wedding days in addition to my own. This past weekend I had some major de ja vu when I realized I was putting my camera bag in the same closet where John McCain crept up on Leslie Knope in Parks and Rec (thanks for pointing that out, @sarahcbradshaw)! . . . Image from Ben and Colby's celebration at @thebelmontcountryclub last weekend ✨ #KDPmarriages
Forcing myself to embrace the beginnings of fall this week by burning a new harvest yankee candle, but still can't get over summer ending 💔 As much as I love all the cozy things fall brings, it's always sad to see it go. I recently realized that spring feels like Friday night, summer feels like Saturday, and Fall is basically those precious few hours of Sunday night before the week begins (because winter is the worst). Beautiful, but bittersweet.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ Pulling one of my fav summer time portraits #fromthearchives of sweet Mike and Ashley! #KDPengagements #KDPmarriages
The past couple of days Shadi and I have been scheming about where we're going to fly south for a week in the winter, but can't officially decide anything! What are your favorite parts of the country that stay above 60 degrees in January and February? 😂 #lifelongsabbaghtical
It’s our last wedding free Saturday until November, so that obviously means sleeping in, coffee, and Korean for lunch 🙌🏼 • What’s your favorite way to spend Saturday mornings?!