It’s #nationalbossday - you guys, my boss can be the worst 😂 She pushes for long hours, is rarely kind in her self-critique, and often procrastinates deadlines. She puts business over family way too often and she can have unreasonable expectations. But I’m learning to love her despite these shortcomings because she is also working on building a life that exists beyond the confines of social media. She is providing for her family in huge and unexpected ways. She is loving people well and serving so many brilliant folks that most of those long work hours just fly by. This #entrepreneurlife isn’t easy, but it is a blessing. Shout out to all my peeps out there working hard to build a life that they love. I see you and I think you should celebrate just a little today, ‘cause your killing it!
We started the day with a forecast of 90% chance of rain and ended with a gorgeous golden hour glow. From start to finish Christine and Ryan shared a magical wedding day. @jonrussell_photographer even slow danced with me so you know there was something bewitching in the air! I think it must be the love these two share. It is infectious. Happy Day One of forever Mr. and Mrs. Ando!
10 years ago, Christine told me that if she ever got married she was having me photograph her wedding. Well, today’s the day and I am so honored that she didn’t change her mind. What a joy it is to be here in San Diego to celebrate with her and Ryan! Happy wedding day!
Can I please just photograph couples at the beach from now on? We are so thankful to have traded the desert sand for this soft beach sand for past week- we can’t wait to get these two married this weekend!
You know who that girl is over there? That’s Vacation Amber. She is lovely, and spontaneous, and up for any adventure. She’s rarely grumpy and lets go of her type A tendencies to over-plan, just going with the flow. She only comes around once or twice a year and she has been missed! Happy fall break y’all!
Emily’s mom had a vision of her daughter’s veil flying out the window of this ‘63 VW bus as they left for their reception. Mission accomplished!
These two favorites are getting married today at the base of the Chiricahua Mountains. It feels like we have been waiting for this day forever, but I am sure Emily & Aaron feel like it has flown by. Hey love birds, we’re coming for ya! Let’s get you two hitched! #AndTheEmmyGoestoMerv
I’m no baby photographer. But, from time to time, I do get the chance to document families. My favorite is photographing them at home. Last week I had the pleasure of capturing this beauty and her parents. More of their session is up on the blog today. Go check it out.
Lucky 13. Thirteen years of doing life side by side. The truth is, luck didn't have anything to do with what we share. This love is God-given; handcrafted by the Creator. 13 years of finding strengths within our weaknesses, leaning in when we want to push away. 13 years of finding new reasons to love each other. From how you always know what I need before I say it, to how our bodies fit together. I know I was made to love and be loved by you. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The roots of our marriage are nourished by shared experiences, growing deep, lacing together, stronger because of each other. Happy anniversary Jon Russell. I love you. 📷: @justinmarantz & @marymarantz