A sneak peek into what felt like the most amazing morning ever! Check out my story for more behind the scenes and amazing elements of this dream! • • • • • Photography & Planning: @SomeplaceImages Overly gorgeous couple: Erin and Mason @erin_schreiber Florals: @love_and_lupines Cake: @confectioncookies Styling: @lindseyzee Hair: @krabygamer Makeup: @angelinainez Location: Private Estate & @wg2laketahoe Jewelry: @kimberlycollinsgems Gown: @jandldesigns Dishes: @bluewolfstudio • • • • • • • • • #laketahoephotographer #laketahoeweddingphotographer #renophotographer #renoweddingphotographer #californiaphotographer #californiaweddingphotographer #northerncalifornia #laketahoewedding #weddinginspo #destinationweddingphotographer #destination #makeportrait #someplace #SMPShareYourStory #chasinglight #justgoshoot #makemoments #everydayIBT #huffpostido #livethelittlethings #thatsdarling #nevadaweddingphotographer #styledshoot
This is one of the only photos of my best friend and I taken by another professional, because she's usually running around right next to my side, letting me hand her lenses, anticipating where I need her to be and what I need her to be doing, sitting in front of my camera for light tests, always letting me borrow her children for sessions and not minding when I send them home covered in glitter. She's my rock, my other half and the literal reason I get through some days. She's a champion, because I have a problem saying yes to everyone else first, saying yes to every project. She answers the phone after every wedding, regardless of time zone, time of night... just to hear all about the details, the first look and how my couples reacted, and ooh and ahh in all the right places. She forgives me when I'm chaotic, when I'm a mess, when I can't go out because I have to edit. I couldn't do what I do without her support and constant love. I know when I move somewhere next, when I go on another crazy adventure, she'll be cheering me on from the sidelines. So thank you, 7th grade science for giving me the most loyal, wonderful human I could EVER ask for. • • • Many, many thanks to @melissa.vargas.photo for this fab picture at @mclernonandco's @westelmreno #keepsocialmediasocial event.
I believe that the moment before a kiss is when the whole world ceases to exist and souls are set alight. I believe that love is still holding hands and making out in front of your children after 30, 50, 60 years of marriage. (I'm looking at you, Mom and Dad). I believe that all bodies are beautiful, but more importantly that they are the vessel for souls, which are the most stunning substance in existence. I believe in the passage of time, and that imagery is the one thing that can pause it, even just momentarily. I believe in the transformative power of travel and that it kills prejudice and preconceived notions while it opens your mind and fills your heart. I believe in hard work and celebrating accomplishments with a good glass of wine. I believe in print. I believe in tactile, beautiful images that your grandchildren and great-grandchildren will hold, marvel at and cherish. I believe in small moments as much as grand gestures. Kisses on the forehead and touching knees under the table as much as hundreds of flowers just because and epic scavenger hunts that end in proposals. And I do indeed, believe in a thing called love.
I traveled 5,485 miles to see this dress be worn. I spent sixteen hours anxiously awaiting my arrival into Latvia, to walk into the open arms of the woman who wore it, a woman whom I love dearly and had not seen in almost two years. Why? Because sometimes you meet people who set your soul on fire, that make you laugh until you cry, who teach you to just dance and actually let loose instead of glancing around to see who is watching. Because everyone needs a friend that jumps on them rather than just giving a hug, someone who calls out bullshit without a second thought, buys you one more drink and let's you smoke their last cigarette, hiding under the stairs out on the open deck underneath the Caribbean sky. This was so much more than just a dress shot, it was the culmination of years of friendship, nights without sleep, laughter, and traveling across the world both with and for the people I love.
Friday flowers 🌺 🌸🌹🌷 💐 by @sarahsgardenstyle
It's hard sometimes to explain how important printed photographs are to me. After years of working on a cruise ship and having hundreds upon hundreds of photos printed, hung on my cabin walls, then decorating my fridge and now ready to be put into albums, I cherish every single one, cheesy cruise ship borders and all. I can sit and look through my stacks of ship photos for hours, or get lost in my Polaroid collection. These photos make my soul so happy- something I can touch and look at on a regular basis (they surround the mirror on my vanity) full of some of the most wonder people in my life and amazing memories from all over the world. I have stacks upon stacks from big trips and family dinners, world travels and sitting at home. Print your photos, even if they're just 4x6's that go into an album because that's what you can afford.... your children and grandchildren will thank you later when they can glimpse into your life and your adventures.
I'm having a hard time believing this one is a high school senior. I was the flower girl at her parents wedding! 💕😭 #stopgrowingup @meganmarie____
Sometimes you have a June wedding and it snows at the top of Glacier Point. #californiaproblems