Reached back to my past dance days and worked with my old dance studio, @bdt_dance , and it was magic ✨ So excited for them to have these images to inspire the next generations of dancers with!
These two waited to see each other until Allison walked down the isle and it made for the sweetest moment full of anticipation. Her dad whispering to her as they walked down the isle, the groom grinning ear to ear, and guests waving and smiling with delight. The whole day was full of surprise moments of delight and beauty and so much joy. I love that brides start with hesitation at the beginning of a wedding day, delicately moving their dream dress around and then by the end of the day they are wedding dress train throwing pros- swipe right to see proof of Allison’s epic talents 😂 Their joy was never ceasing and spread like wildfire all night long ... see photos for proof and Facebook preview through link in bio for more proof. Yesterday was 💯 😍🤗
I recognize these are deep thoughts for such a light holiday but can’t stop thinking about it 🤷🏻♀️July 4th is my favorite holiday but celebrating in the midst of knowing there’s still so much that needs to change and in the midst of so much division gets harder each year. Maybe it’s because I just went to the National Museum for peace and justice a few days ago, but a lot of the celebration of freedom for me now is full of shame. Maybe that’s also a part of adulthood? Becoming aware of how good you got it and the great hand you got dealt and wanting to help and lift up others to reach that place too. 🇺🇸 Every 3rd of July we gather with friends and family to celebrate freedom. To celebrate the beautiful life we get to live or the “American dream” we are chasing. But it just feels so icky sometimes feeling like I didn’t do enough to earn where I am or that I’m not doing enough, helping enough, or aware enough. 🇺🇸 I retreated to one of my favorite authors and much to my surprise found these wise words from Rachel Held Evans, “I am not ashamed because there are all these little mustards seeds scattered across our broken, shameful world, some of them just now swelling and splitting underneath the dark soil; others breaking through the surface with a garish flash of green; others meandering toward the sun, desperate for light or rain or some sort of trellis; others growing slow and steady into tall shade tress with limbs like arms wide open to the world, welcoming the birds of the air to nest in their branches. I am not ashamed because my roots are deep and the sky is tall, and there will always be some place to grow.” 🇺🇸 I hope to celebrate by planting seeds of kindness and grace, by not looking away, by not stepping back from hard things, and by lifting others up before myself. By focusing on the helpers and the quite voices creating big change and the flashes of green. If there is anything all my travels in 2019 so far have taught me, it’s that having a place to grow is one of the greatest gifts. So I’ll try to look around and see those moments and raise a glass to a country that allows the freedom of finding your own place to grow.
Who decided it was a good idea to remind us all that today is the first day of the second half of 2019?! I would love to say that when I think about the fact that we’re already half through the year makes me want to sit and reflect on life but really it just makes me want to cry and eat ice cream. How does time keep speeding up?! ✨ I spent the day meeting with old friends and new friends dreaming big scary dreams for the rest of this year and 2020. It was unintentionally timed but also meant to be in a way I think. I’m an enneagram 7 and would love to dream new ideas every day but there’s something really fulfilling about choosing to chasing after just one or two every now and then. Idk if you’re looking hopefully at the next six months or shocked and frozen in disbelief or somewhere in between like I am, but here’s to great friends and community that make facing it a little easier! 👭👭👭
This kind of love... there is nothing like it! There’s also nothing better than photographing two of your dear friends in love 💗 #ihavethebestjob MUAH: @bethjett_
Walking into the weekend with all smiles because these just got their wedding gallery (after patiently waiting while I traveled to Italy) 🤗 I’m also giddy beyond belief because I get to be a guest at a wedding for the next two weekends!!! Here’s to hoping I look as fab as this bridal party 💯