There's an exciting announcement on the blog. A new season for our family 💗 Link temporarily in profile.
Being is Paris is renewing my love for lace. So delicate and feminine. As a mother, my opportunities to wear lace seem to be few and far between. I suppose I'll have to settle for photographing beautiful gowns and the brides that done them. 😍😘 @faljames is just stunning in her lace wedding dress! Film @fujifilm_profilm Scans @thefindlab . . . . #contax645 #ishootfujifilm #mediumformat #fuji400h #lace #katiemcgihonbrides #santamonicawedding #lovelysquares #socalwedding #fineartwedding
I've officially escaped the California desert and ended up in PARIS! Be prepared for an onslaught of Parisian Insta stories. I won't be able to help myself. It's raining in Paris today, a chilly breeze kisses my cheeks as I peek my head outside to gaze over the beautiful garden at our temporary home. For now, cactus in your feed 🌵, because a part of me really misses my beloved desert (and all the people in it!). 💗 Scans @thefindlab Film @fujifilm_profilm
Tomorrow night! Night of Worship at @southwestchurch. I'm so sad to be missing this incredible night. I'll be in Paris...I suppose if I can't be at church, Paris is a suitable alternative ☺️ Seriously though, I hope you all can make it. I know it's going to be an incredible night! #nightofworship #southwestchurch #coachellavalley #laquinta #palmsprings #palmdesert #indianwells #coachella #worshiptogether
Today is my 33rd birthday. Looking back, I can say that year 32 was good...it also challenged me in new and uncomfortable ways. It was a growing year. 33 feels so fresh and new, untarnished and ready for the taking. I know the Lord is up to something great...I can feel it. Thanks for the sweet messages, calls, emails, texts ETC. Love you ALL. 💗 Photography @katiemcgihon, Styling @firstcomesloveevents, Film Lab @richardphotolab, Florals @fleurieflowerstudio, Hair/makeup @jenpluscolour, Bridal Attire @nicanddaybridal, Groom's attire @expressmen, Cake @overtherainbowdesserts, Cupcakes @ktcakescupcakes, Rentals @circlesusan, Vow book/table numbers @bhldn, Dishware @dishwishgirl, Jewelery @belladaar, Stationary @poste_co, Calligraphy @kelseymaliecalligraphy, Bouquet ribbon @froufrouchic, Table linene @silkandwillow #katiemcgihonbrides #mediumformat #featured #filmisnotdead #ishootfujifilm #fuji400h #fineartwedding #californiawedding #filmphotographer #contax645 #engaged #napaweddingphotographer #santaynezweddingphotographer #santabarbaraweddingphotographer #orangecountyweddingphotographer #destinationweddingphotographer #biprtastemakers #showiteer #carmelweddingphotographer #losolivosweddingphotographer
Mandy and Mack came all the way from China to celebrate their wedding. A table set for 2, lush florals and all of @sunstonewinery Villa to themselves. It was heavenly! Such an honor to have photographed their special day. Florals by @camelliafloraldesign. Bouquet Ribbon by @froufrouchic. Film @fujifilm_profilm Scans by @thefindlab Colour by @weditoo 💗
I was talking with a sweet client today, sharing with him that it feels like we're finally finishing up what's been a tough season. While our son's autism isn't as all-consuming as it was when he was very young, there were days this school year that just brought me to my knees. Days that left my momma-heart aching for simplicity, understanding, peace for my sweet boy. Without the grind of school, with the blessing of a lighter Spring wedding season, I'm finding rest. We're all finding rest. We're seeing that multiple setbacks for me personally and what seemed to be failures were most likely the Lord leading us to somewhere we didn't expect. Isn't Jesus like that? Faithful in the mess, in the confusion. Always faithful. The beautiful @faljames on her wedding day.
This little lady publicly expressed her faith in Jesus today by being BAPTIZED! My heart was exploding with joy as Scott dipped her tiny and vibrant self into the water and brought her up again, a new creation in Christ. I'm incredibly grateful to @southwestkids and @southwestchurch for wrapping their arms around my children and teaching them about the grace, love and forgiveness of our Savior. It truly takes a village to raise children and I'm continually in awe of the village the Lord has placed around us.
Breaking up my pastel feed for a moment. Sometimes you just need a good friend or two who are willing to say the hard things, to remind you of who God created you to be. Thanks for loving me well, friends. You know who you are 💗
You may not know my story, the story of my earthly father. I can assure you it's riddled with loss, confusion, heartache, frustration, longing and more. Father's Day is always challenging for me - so much confusion surrounding my relationship with my earthly father, but so much love and respect for my husband and father of my own children. I vacillate between heartache and gratitude each year. Regardless of this, I know I have a Heavenly Father who loves me, who's never left, who NEVER will. He sees me in all of my pain, grieves with me and gives me a soft place to land. His promises are true and THAT is worth celebrating.