Happy birthday to this sweet, beautiful, and kind hearted bride! 🎉(And her twin sister!) Megan, I loved every moment I was able to spend with you guys as we prepared for your big day and had so much fun capturing it! How I’ve been blessed with such amazing couples, I don’t know but I’m beyond grateful! I hope Kyle spoils you silly today! 🎉
Photographer confession time: Many times, ok, the majority of the time, it’s hard for me to remember to post beautiful detail shots. 🙈The reason: I’m a relational person and love people so that’s all I ever want to post. ❤️ (I do however, make sure to take as many pictures of details as I can on a wedding day!) So my goal this year is to post more pretty details to inspire those of you who are planning your own big day! 🌿 Planner: @heatherbengeevents Venue: @themuckenthalermansion Flowers: @intrigueteaches Makeup: @lipglamartistry Hair: @mmarichi88 Stationary: @plumeandfete Linens: @nuagedesignsinc Bridesmaids dresses: @weddingtonway Cake: @nicolebakescakes Paper Artist: @sylhouettesbysilvia Catering: @colettescatering Coordination assistant: @alexievents_u.s.a Ring Box: @the_mrs_box
Country clubs and black tie weddings?🎩👰🏻 Those are the things that make my heart so very happy! And I’ve been getting quite a few wedding inquiries for couples getting married at country clubs all of which makes me so happy! If you didn’t know, the AEP style is joyful, classy, lovely, and timeless and country clubs make such pretty backdrops to capture this!
Ojai, you’ve got some gorgeous views on you! Loved photographing Kendall & Thomas with such an amazing team! And y’all, shots like these have my heart. ❤️ (I could already picture this image on a canvas in the living room.) . Planning and Design: @__epiphanyevents HMA: @cheektocheekartistry Florals: @blossomfloraldesign_ca Rentals: @amigopartyrentals Venue: @ojairetreat Suit: @hm Ring box: @the_mrs_box
Grooms, this is your day too! 🎩 . Planner: @taylordsouthernevents Flowers: @vibe_florals Men’s Attire: @friartux
It’s the new year and although I’m trying to eat healthier, I still want to eat cake all day, everyday. 🙈🤷🏻♀️🍰 Anyone else feel the same?!
So I did a thing today...I bought a medium format film camera!!!! 😱😱😱 I’m excited, nervous, scared, and hopeful all at the same time. I love what I do and my goal is to always capture joyful, classy, and lovely images for my couples but I always want to improve my craft. Because there are no do-overs in film, it makes you slow down and really think about what you’re capturing. (Because if you’re like me, it’s easy to go 100 miles a minute!) And I also want my digital images to have a high quality look that film gives as a base. So y’all, pray for me! I’m a small town Midwest, mother of three, fashionably uncoordinated, runner wannabe gal who has so much to learn still! It’s going to be a long process but I’m excited to become better at what I do because of it! (And a huge thanks to @_rachelbench for taking time to FaceTime all the way from South Carolina to explain the basics to me!)
Nothing like going through life with your tribe. 👌🏼 • Hair & Makeup @cheektocheekartistry Florals: @uniquefloraldesigns DJ: @ransomentertainment Film: @sevenstarfilms Venue: @ranchodelaspalmas
This view at Jenna & Jesse’s wedding over at @bellavistagroves was just gorgeous! 🌿 WEDDING WISDOM: Brides, if you do all your pictures before the ceremony, make sure to take about 10-15 minutes during sunset to take pictures with just your groom! Those sunset pictures are SO worth it!!
Last week was just practice for the new year. 😅 Since it’s Monday today, I’m treating it like the new year with starting the one thing I want to make a habit this year: my new wake up time being 5:00 am. I know this doesn’t work with everyone but as a wife and mom, it’s something that gives me a HUGE head start on the day before taking care of my family. This requires more work in the evening as I get my workout clothes prepared, get coffee set up, have lunches packed, go to sleep earlier, etc. but it’s something that will be so effective in getting more things done. Please tell me I’m not the only one whose treating today like the official first day of the New Year. 🙈 . P.s. I’m still taken away by this image from Nelliza & Noah’s big day a few weeks ago and my last one of 2018. I LOVE capturing moments like this. ❤️