Avery Rae today you turn TWO! You are the most easy going smiley little girl with a heart that completely melts us. I think one of my most favorite qualities is your pure contentment! We love you so very much! Yesterday we celebrated Avery’s birthday with an “Avery’s Library: Chapter Two” theme. She has an incredible love for books. It’s the first thing she asks for when she wakes up in the morning! She was over the moon about all the books she got and the book decorations!
Vulnerability post and cute Sophie’s face just because! WA ferries was a total bust today and a normal hour drive home took me almost 4 hours (and I’m still on the ferry as I write this!) 🙋🏼♀️ Putting yourself out there is HARD. We watch stories and get inspired, laugh, learn something new from people who show up and put themselves out there! We assume it’s easy but guess what? It’s hard! 🤣 With all the extra time I had in the ferry line I decided dang it, I’m going to just get on stories. My lipstick has worn off, my hair is in a terrible wind blown ponytail and the lighting is crap but I’m going to do it anyway! 🤪 And you know what? It felt GREAT! My friend @jennakutcher is always encouraging to show up and show your face! So it’s something myself (and Steven too!) are going to more often. We have some upcoming ideas and projects that were masterminding and it’s something we’ll be sharing in the future. 🤩 Today I encourage you to show up! Show your followers that you’re a REAL human being and you have more to share!
This is Us! After meeting so many new faces yesterday I thought a formal intro would be a great way for you all to get to know us better! We are Amanda and Steven, the faces behind #lloydphotographers 📷 First and foremost we are Mom & Dad to 3 little loves. Maddux (6) Avery (almost 2) and Cooper (in heaven) and two fur babies, a senior golden retriever and our wild loveable AussieDoodle puppy! We got married SO young and found our way into wedding photography 10 seasons ago! I started our business while Steven was still in the Army, and then Steven joined me full time 5 years ago! Nearly 400 weddings later and we still enjoy ever single couple and every single wedding just as much as we did in the beginning! We love the joy, the challenge, the artistic creativity and all the time that we get to spend together as wedding photographers! We feel so lucky to fill our weekends with I do’s, dance parties and incredible love stories, and our week days never missing milestones and time with the kids. We wouldn’t want to be doing anything else and are so grateful to all the amazing couples who have invited us to document such a special time in their lives!
We are SO excited to see our vendor friends and meet brides, grooms and their family & friends at @thekelleyfarm this Sunday! Come see us on Sunday from 11-1pm and 1-3pm (there’s still time to RSVP!) Every time we shoot at #kelleyfarm we know it’s going to be an amazing wedding! Click on the photo to check out some of our favorites that will be there too!
Pro Tip! If you stress about finding time to shoot wedding stationary, take them home! I knew Paige had really beautiful paper goods and I wanted to give them more time. Before the ceremony the indoor natural lighting was fading and it was pouring rain outside. I grabbed a few loose left over flowers at the end of the night and styled them at home the next morning!
Gahhh this photo. Paige’s niece, isn’t she the cutest? This photo me instantly envision Avery being a bride someday! Steven walking her down the aisle. Father of the Bride style ☺️I can’t even believe she’ll be 2 in two weeks!
We shot the most epic winter wonderland wedding yesterday! 10 seasons of weddings and coming up on 400 weddings this year and I’ve never gotten to shoot the fresh snow insanely gorgeous day that was Jenna and Jordan’s wedding. Steven and I got overnight child care and headed up a whole day early (and we’re so glad we did, since our house has 13 inches of snow and more coming down now!) It was quite the adventure and we’re super excited about the outcome! J+J were total champs in the snow and completely rocked it! Swipe through to see a few of my favorites! Planning: @jenleslieevents @cityofissaquah @holyfamilykirkland
We had so much fun today meeting amazing couples and getting to see our vendor buddies at @laurelcreekmanor for their #bridalbash open house! Thank you Laurel Creek! #laurelcreekmanor #lloydphotographers #weddingseason #weddingphotographer