You guys already KNOW I have a soft spot for high school sweet hearts. These cuties loving all over each other have a one year old baby girl, they've been together since junior year of high school, they went to MY high school, and Alex has always been a dear friend to me. When they asked me to do a family shoot for them I'm sure I did a fist pump in the air, because, guys, they're the real deal. They are in love, knee deep in doing life together, and I cannot be more happy for their sweet little family. I always try to grab mom and dad alone for a few minutes at a family shoot. We focus so much on our kiddos, but we need to remember this season of our love story too.
The first time I met Wesley was almost two years ago at his sister's wedding. I couldn't have forgotten him because half (or more) of my photos that he was in he was licking someone or trying his darndest to make someone laugh. Flash forward two years and he's still the same Wesley, full of laughs and face licking, but doing it all for Molly's gorgeous smile.⠀ .⠀ Molly and Wesley, I can't wait for your wedding. I love love love that you can be equally silly and romantic with each other.
Hey guys. If you don't know it yet, I'm Whitney. It's been a bit since you've seen my face on social media so I'm gonna reintroduce my self a little. . - I care about making people laugh, it's possibly my favorite thing to do. I'm always quick with a sarcastic comment or a joke. - I'm plus sized and I was a plus sized bride. I've got way more curves than this photo tells you I do, cause I know how to work them. Don't you even hesitate for a second about having a photographer for your engagement or your wedding. GIRL, you deserve these memories and we will make you look fierce and beautiful. - There is so much of my heart that goes into telling your stories. So stinking much. - I make some pretty bomb chocolate chip cookies. It's true, you should come watch Bachelor in Paradise with me and I'll make you some. . Photo by the incredible @opalonyxphotography.
What if this isn't happening to you, but for you?⠀ .⠀ Early this morning, I purchased Girl Wash Your Face on Audible. I'm nine chapters in and man I feel like Rachel Hollis, the author, has been talking straight to me. I've literally teared up just out of sheer relating to her story. ⠀ Life is really freaking hard, and my hard is most likely different than your hard. But, what if your hard isn't something that's just happening and you have to live through, but instead your hard is your own specific brand of hard meant just to make you who you're supposed to be. That it's meant to shape and develop your heart and your story. I feel like, while that doesn't make it any easier, it gives it value. ⠀ .⠀ Maybe, that's too deep for a photographer's Instagram post. I don't know, but this is what's on my heart today as I edit photos and respond to all the emails.
TAYLOR. You are the most gorgeous, hippy, boho bride. ⠀ .⠀ Taylor's bridal shoot at @thelumenroom is up on my blog today, link in profile. ⠀ .⠀ Thank you @ttflowers16 and @reelsimplestudios for making this shoot so freaking awesome.
This morning Jennifer and Charles' engagement session was published in Let's Bee Together! Go check it out, link in profile.