I can’t begin to describe this wedding to you. This couple. These families. Moments that filled our eyes with tears and our hearts with an overwhelming warmth. ♥️ From the cookies modeled after Emily’s pup, to the honey they gave guests from the family farm, Emily and Philip put their hearts and souls into their wedding. ♥️ We’ll never forget portraits in front of the largest, oldest Magnolia tree in Arkansas, or the intimate moments with Emily’s dad, or any of the joy throughout their day. ♥️ Feel free to read their story and see more on the blog. Happy Monday, friends! Hair: @terra_one24 Dress: @luxereduxbridal Florals: @hopefloral Planning: @posheventsanddesignnwa
A few weeks ago, I had coffee with @brittanycoffeephoto , and I told her how much I admired the fact that she is always taking photos of her life. She loves her Polaroid, and even disposable cameras, and is always posting fun photos that she’s taken of her everyday happenings. 📸 I love it, because here’s the thing: when I’m not working, I. Never. Take. Photos. My camera is too heavy, it takes too long to download to my computer, too long to edit, and I just get tired. So I have years of random iPhone snapshots of my kids, but also years of no professional photos because I was too tired or feeling too fat or just not feeling it. 😕 So Brittany and I made a pact to check on each other every so often, to remind each other about what’s important. And I was happy to tell her that I put my camera in a friend’s hand and let her wing it at a photo shoot of her own daughter. She took some amazing photos of Ava and I that I’ll cherish forever. ♥️ So even though I can seem like a huge hypocrite and can sit here and tell you to take more photos and print those photos even though I don’t do it myself, it’s really a reminder for both of us. 👇 What are you struggling with this week that you need a gentle reminder? DM me if you need to and we can totally check in.
Mel squealed when she saw Gabby’s dress hanging at @kindrednorth. “I told you!” I said, just as excited to finally see it in person. Gabby had shown me a photo on her phone during coffee a few weeks ago when we went over her timeline, and I think I may have slapped her out of pure excitement. This dress. This bride. This day. 💍 Gabby and Jared not only absolutely adore each other, but they are surrounded by people that adore them too. It’s honestly rare to see such caring, warm, welcoming guests and family members on both sides come together and celebrate two amazing people. But you could feel the joy just radiate around the room that night. It was so special and so perfect. 💕 And seriously, look at this gorgeous bride, who picked up her dress and laughed with us two minutes before her girls came in to see her. She is such a classic beauty, up for anything, and so much fun. 👰 Thank you both for inviting us in. For saving us a seat at your table. To your mothers, for hugging us goodbye. We just adore you all. 💗 Venue: @kindrednorth Dress: @lowsbridal @missstellayork HMUA: @kgracefresh
This week we took a short vacation to Branson. When we asked Ava what her favorite part was, she said “spending time with my parents.” 😭 She’s starting kindergarten on Monday, and while I’m not nervous about her making friends, or getting used to the schedule, I am worried about her getting a good teacher, finding people who care about her, not getting bullied, not becoming a bully herself, and just finding joy and love in a whole new world. ♥️ Thank you all for your patience, understanding, and support as we open this new chapter. I love watching these kiddos grow.
Almost five years ago, these two decided to hire me as their wedding photographer. Since then, I’ve shot 8 more weddings of people they knew just because of their referrals. I cannot tell you how much these two mean to me. ♥️ Not only are they so. Much. Fun. But they are STILL the most in love couple I have ever seen. Their love is so SO good. Renee is a dear friend who has assisted me at weddings and tried to convince me to come to a spin class and welcomed me with a huge smile and hug every time I see her. 😄 Not only did these two help jump-start my business, but they became friends in the process. Thank you both for everything. Thank you for trusting me, for loving your photos and experience so much that you told your friends. Thank you for being silly and chasing each other in a parking lot. Thank you, Renee, for wearing my green dress because you are STUNNING. 💃🏻 It’s really not every day that you get connected to such awesome people. My job really is the best. ♥️