It’s wedding day for Rachael & LA! 👈 I've been wanting to rhyme that for MONTHS! #coolestphotographer #lwpcouples
As she walked down the aisle, Maggi held the small Bible her grandmother gave her when she was born. It was the most perfect thing I’ve ever seen! 😍
Playing with my new #pentax makes me feel like a kid on Christmas with a new container of chalk! My sister and I used to create chalk towns in our driveway (with parking for our #razorscooters of course). We’d play “town hall” and use it every day until it rained and washed away. It’s like I have a whole new world to dive into! 😍
It’s a fluffy snow day and I’m a-to-the-okay with it! ❄️
If you watch my IG stories then you know how long it’s taken me to figure out my word for 2018 🙈 Welp, I’m posting today because....I found it!! My word for 2018 and why it took me SO LONG to figure it out! #itsontheblog #powersheets
Happy Monday! 😘
As someone who’s killed many a succulent (not kidding) I’ve always wanted plants in my home but I’ve been so nervous to pick them out! NO MORE! 💪 I’m making bold decisions this year...okay so this isn’t that bold...but I’ve decided to not let fear or lack of know how to keep me from getting/doing what I want. And while that’s going to look a lot like failing, it’s also going to be very exciting, and I think next year I’ll look back and be glad that I started at square one the year before! So give me some suggestions, plant friends! What are some good starter plants? I’ve got rooms in the home with good light, decent light AND not much light so I’m up for anything!
Garrett made the comment last night that he’s been so used to doing something all the time that he doesn’t know how to sit still. And I immediately connected that with the restlessness I’d been feeling this week! Next Saturday is my first wedding of 2018 and I’m already counting down the days. And it sounds so cheesy, but I can’t even put into words the joy I feel from serving my couples & their families. People ask me all the time, “what’s your worst bridezilla/momzilla/Etc?” And I have to honestly say that I haven’t had one! Ever! Wedding days are genuinely the best days of the year and I get 20+ of them to witness. It’s pretty freaking awesome. Last year, my first wedding of the year was in April. It took everything in me to be patient for it, so I think God knew to bless me with weddings in January, February and March this year! 🙌 #ilovemyjob The point of this long caption is: discover a way to do what you love all the time. There’s really no better way to live!
Seriously can’t wait to get these two in front of my camera again! Hurry up, June!!
I just realized that I hadn’t posted on here in 5 days! So here’s, not just one picture, but a bunch!
See that cliff in the distance? That’s where Garrett proposed 😍
Taking in all the Saturday snuggles and - you guessed it - editing photos from last night’s Miss SMHS Scholarship pageant! In case you missed it in my stories, I went rogue in my old high school...and found my old locker! I’m basically a badass 😎 👉👉 SWIPE to see a sneak of last night! I swear, these gals are crazy talented and have WAY better fashion sense than I ever did 😂
This. Pure joy at finding your best friend & loving them forever...that’s what it’s all about #laurawatsonweddings These two newlyweds are on the blog, and it’s a looooootta pretty for your Friday 😉
Normally this time of year, you’ll find me in a pit of depression, sad that there are 11 more months til I get to celebrate Christmas again 😭 But this time around it’s different. I’m more excited than ever to plan, think, dream, and set out goals. Covering everything from personal to business to financial to health (isn’t that on everyone’s goal list after the holidays?), I can’t wait to put words to action and implement these ideas I’ve had wrangling in my head! 👇 Even better? I’m already ticking off bucket list items like: TEACH! I can’t wait to be a speaker at the Create & Grow workshop Jan. 21 and give as much value as I can to learning photographers and business owners. And if this feels like something you need for your biz, click the link in my little ol’ bio and check it out! 📷 @hollyvonlanken
I’ll be the first to say that I totally slacked this weekend. It was the last little bit of the holidays, everyone’s in go-getter mode trying to set up their New Year’s resolutions, and I was over there like 🤯 BUT I love this time of year because it’s so fresh and new, and we get a chance to begin new adventures that we’ve been putting off. Turning the calendar page always gives us a jumpstart, and I love it! I feel renewed, especially after the holidays, and I can’t wait to begin! 👇 But first, I want to celebrate all of the amazing couples in 2017 who invested in my business and supported me last year! Y’all are the bees knees, for real. This latest blog post is for you! Genuinely, I have no words for how thankful I am! #laurawatsonweddings . Also, this bride and groom is featured on @theperfectpalette today!! 😍
What a way to end 2017! Maggi & Josh’s wedding was a nod to all the great parts of my year. Kind and generous family? Check. Gorgeous colors and florals by @kimballhallroswell? Check (did I see some #ultraviolet in there?? #pantonecoloroftheyear )And the MOST joyful couple ever? Check check check!! I mean, Josh couldn’t turn that smile off! Y’all, I’m so excited to edit these. And I can’t even begin to wonder how 2018 will top it! #laurawatsonweddings
When you wake up the Friday after Christmas and have seven wedding inquiries in your inbox, it looks like it’s going to be a great day! 😍😍😍. Being engaged is the absolute best! If you recently said yes to your soulmate, your best friend, the love of your life... I want to encourage you to remember every minute of how you feel right now. These moments seem to fall away all too quickly, and it’s so important to soak them in when they happen! I’m so excited for you!
I’m a big believer in experiential gifts, especially since one of my personal goals in 2018 is to live a more minimal lifestyle. . I value adventures over treasures and quality time over material goods, and this season of gifting and joy has just reminded me how important it is to experience life fully with the ones you love. . This time of year is also crucial to my business because it is the perfect time for new beginnings. And for me, that means reflecting and honing in on the elements of my business I want to explore more of next year! But I’m still figuring that out! . So I’m dying to know...What are you mulling over in your life? What are you dreaming about? What do you want to be different? Stay the same? I want to know!
Oh, it’s 80 degrees in late November in Georgia? No biggie. We’ll still bundle up 😍 #bestcoupleever These two and their #esesh at High Falls State Park might be on my blog today...
When Garrett and I got engaged, I knew that I wanted to enjoy the excitement of BEING engaged. I didn’t want to automatically shift to something stressful (because yes, weddings are stressful), I wanted to be happy with my new ring! So we made the decision to hold off on ANY planning for a month. We still tossed ideas around in our head about where we would get married, but no concrete planning was made. It was wonderful for us, and we got to BE together. Plus, all the attention was on Garrett and his amazing proposal. I kinda loved that! If you’re enjoying this season as a newly engaged couple and you’re looking for advice from a gal who’s JUST gone through it, I’ve got a little bit on the blog for ya 😊 Oh, and our proposal story is on there too 😏
The most beautiful moment with two of the most beautiful, sincere people.
Made a wreath today! Not mad about it 🌲😍
When your groom & his men look this dapper #goals Sarah & James’ wedding from my perspective is on the blog! . @bdphotos thank you for letting me second shoot at this spectacular wedding!
I got a fun little insta story for you guys! And extra points if you can count how many times I say “so” and “um” #toastmastersfailedme😂 . And if you want a hard copy of the recipe for this DELICIOUS Christmas treat, here ya go! . 👉Lay out 2 sleeves of graham crackers flat on a cookie tray 👉Melt 2 sticks of butter on the stove 👉Add a 1/2 cup of sugar to the butter and boil for 2 minutes 👉Pour over graham crackers & smooth it out 👉Sprinkle 1/2 cup of chopped pecans over crackers 👉Bake for 10 minutes at 325! . Enjoy!!!