Tomorrow kicks off my wedding season for 2020 (finallyyy!) and I am so excited to get shooting again! One of my favorite things is seeing my clients and their families post their favorites afterwards, but there are a couple tricks up photographers' sleeves when it comes to making those pictures look top notch online + a few things we want you to know before you share! I talked about them yesterday in my Instastory, but in case you missed it, head to my highlights for details☝🏻#emtipsforbrides
Did you know of all the senses, smell is most closely linked with memory and acts as a trigger in recalling different life experiences? Just a little tip in case you’re wanting a special memory capsule for your wedding and newlywed days.... 🤗💕
Some of my most cherished memories are from the calm of quiet hospital rooms after each of our sons were born and I watched the man I love hold our babies for the first time... something in the look in his eyes as they welled up with tears. The gentleness of his voice when he called them by their names for the first time and told them, “I’m your dad.” The contrast of his working-man hands to their baby-fresh skin. The way he looked across the room with a twinkle in his eye that said, “We make good babies...” 🤍 He is firm but loving. Supportive but guiding. He puts work before play, but always makes time for play. He believes wholeheartedly in the men these boys will become and talks to them like they’re already well on their way. He is their biggest fan, strongest believer, most consistent supporter and most loyal friend. He also shows how to throw a good punch and flip someone upside down in a wrestling match, so let’s just say it’s a good thing there’s a mama around here to keep everyone alive in this house, too. 🤍 Happy (late) Father’s Day to their favorite... you’re as good as they come.
Two months of being his mama. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ He is the easiest, sweetest baby ever... sleeping through the night since day six. (!!) He loves to snuggle, loves conversation, loves the way light spills through the leaves and dances across his face when we play outside. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ He'll gaze into your eyes for an hour and heal your heart in all kinds of ways. He's in no hurry, no rush; holds no burden on his heart and feels no pain from the world around him. He has no to do list, nothing to prove and everything to enjoy. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I tell him how loved he is, how smart he'll be; what incredible things he might do one day, but how wonderful the things are that he's doing THESE days. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ He is simple and sweet. Calm. Content. Affectionate, sociable, alert, aware. Happy.
A splash of romance 💫
I’ve been quiet for a couple weeks... posting has felt strange and out of place. My whole business revolves around LOVE - in its purest, most giving, selfless and committed form. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It is for life. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It is nourished through communication and understanding from both sides; sourced from the One who IS love and created us equally with purpose and perfect design - no matter what we look like or where we come from. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We’ve been having a lot of conversations in our home and I hope you have, too. Sharing some thoughts in my story tonight before posting here continues. 🖤
Talking wedding timelines in my IG stories today!! Things like how much time to set aside for every single category of pictures we’ll get, what plans you may be making that will add to coverage time and a handful of tips to help expedite portions of the day. This is one of the single biggest hurdles every bride faces while she plans to make her wedding flow as seamlessly as possible!! Fortunately, I love this stuff and have lots to share, so let’s get talking.. 💁🏻♀️ #emtipsforbrides #emilymitton #emilymittonphotography
One month of loving him 🤍 Sharing his birth story in my stories tonight (as promised)!
Snuck out during the reception for the last official photos of the day during the prettiest light... I call this section on the wedding timeline, “Husband & Wife Portraits”... not to be confused with “Bride & Groom Portraits” taken earlier on. “Husband & Wife Portraits” really are different — you’re more at ease, relaxed and calm. No need for nerves anymore... in fact, it’s nice to step out of the hustle and bustle of wedding activity for a few minutes and take a moment to yourselves. ✨
He cleans up nice 👌🏻