When it’s your wedding day, your coordinator doesn’t show, your flowers are late, and it’s been blizzarding for three days straight... but miraculously the skies clear, the fog lifts, and you just married your best friend in the entire world.... that’s what it’s all about! Our timeline was off and we almost got taken out by falling snow from the trees, but yesterday went exactly how it was meant to go, and the JOY that radiated from these two’s faces (and literally every single person there celebrating them) was unbeatable and unmistakably perfect. It was their day, their moment, and despite what could’ve been (several) set backs, nothing got these two down, or in the way of them loving and enjoying every minute of being able to commit their lives to one another. I’m still in disbelief at how beautiful it all came together, and how supportive + encouraging + grateful everyone was (the bride pulled ME up a seat and got ME a glass of water, on HER day, because she’s just that selfless of a beautiful woman). An experience and opportunity I’ll never forget! Now, Joshua tree, I’m halfway to ya! Can’t wait for what’s about to go down over the next four days! #frazierneedsabatha
Heading out for a 7+day photography adventure! This will be the longest I’ve been away from my husband, ever! And I can’t even think about how much I’ll be missing my little man. But! My cup is overflowing as I feel so grateful for opportunities like this, to travel and do what I love. I will be spending three days in blizzarding South Lake Tahoe, and then I’ll be flying to sunny Joshua Tree, to speak at (and photograph!) @maeandco_creative ‘s workshop!! It’s going to be a busy week, but me and baby girl are ready for all the exciting adventures, good food, amazing shoots + wedding, and people we’re going to meet! #31weekspregnant #cantstopme
**Photo by @bethanysmallphoto** Crying because I’ve dreamt of @bethanysmallphoto taking our photos since 2013, and also because for the first time in months I felt really beautiful yesterday. I am surrounded by the most incredible, giving, and talented people, and I can’t thank them enough for allowing me to fully enjoy this experience. I also fall more in love with this man every single day, and these photos give me ALL the feels!!! Makeup @kristen_nicholle_mua Hair @hair_by_alex.radekin Florals @lindsayhelzer Dress @asos_maternity
Yesterday was... well, the best. Firstly, yes this 31 week preggo body hiked the sand mountain to get to the top of Cape Kiwanda. Then I almost died, but that’s ok, because it was totally worth it haha. These two were a dream to photograph, 100% trusting me and doing all the weird things I asked them to do (my favorite!). They’ve been together for ten years, and are from / got married in London! I was instantly in love with their accents! In London, it’s not common to do engagement shoots, or anniversary shoots, and so Sophie reached out to me to sort of make up for that lost experience. I wanted to make this shoot as fun, care free, and genuinely them as I could! Their wedding photos are incredible, but they wanted less formal (more playful) images to capture their true friendship and marriage. Sign me up, always!!!! We laughed so hard, I nearly peed my pants! I even got them IN the ocean, past sunset, soaking wet clothes, waves hitting their freezing bodies... it was a dream! The night ended with them in the hospital, after they got some wings for dinner, that apparently were made with peanuts (chris is highly allergic!), then McDonalds at 2am, and apparently a drugged up conversation (post hospital meds) about how this was “the best day ever!!” It was seriously one for the books, and I am so excited to share more photos soon!!!
Good morning!!!!! I’m about to head out for an engagement shoot, but I wanted to hop on here and get some feedback about my next workshop! I will technically be on maternity leave still, but I think doing a one day workshop would be the most perfect way for me to dive back in to full time photography after Adeline is born, in May. I have SO many ideas, I’m just in the beginning phases of connecting with vendors in Bend to make it happen. Before I start making concrete plans + hiring an amazing team, I want to make sure the potential date will work for everyone! That potential date is Thursday June 28th, location is Bend OR (at @blissnwbridal with an outdoor epic styled elopement!). I’ll have 12 spots available, so before I dive in to full planning mode, I want to make sure this date works for everyone!!! Details will be released soon ;) Workshop: @moniqueserraphotography Style and design: @maeandco_creative Florals: @goodseedfloral Hand lettering: @oldcity_mailroom Cake: @caydeeanne Rentals: @something_borrowed_pdx Bridal boutique: @aandbe_portland Dress designer: @alexandragrecco Hair and makeup: @hair_by_alex.radekin Venue: @flinn_block_hall Videography: @goodcostudios Models: @mirandavettrus
No words. Just tears. I can’t with this video, with this workshop, with these amazing artists, and just.... @goodcostudios where to even begin? Your talents blow me away, and as much as I respect and admire you as a videographer, I feel even more blessed to have built such a solid friendship with you. You’re an amazing human, dad, friend, and fellow creative. I can never thank you enough! Ps! This shoot is getting published very soon, so stay tuned for more amazingness to come!!!! Workshop: @moniqueserraphotography Style and design: @maeandco_creative Florals: @goodseedfloral Hand lettering: @oldcity_mailroom Cake: @caydeeanne Rentals: @something_borrowed_pdx Bridal boutique: @aandbe_portland Dress designer: @alexandragrecco Hair and makeup: @hair_by_alex.radekin Venue: @flinn_block_hall Videography: @goodcostudios Models: @mirandavettrus
Today I went through the beginning stages of registering my son for preschool, and after getting off the phone with administration, I lost it. I ugly cried until I had to call my mom to calm me down. I’m gonna blame a huge part of that on hormones, and equally realizing baby girl is going to be here in less than 10 weeks (how are we in single digit weeks?!), but also... how is it that my baby boy will be in preschool this fall?! Honestly, I feel like it’s impossible. And so, while he napped, I cried. A lot. I love my little guy and as amazing as it is to watch him grow, it’s so much harder than I ever imagined. So here’s a totally non related happy post haha
Registering for my baby shower is proving to be a lot more challenging than I thought it would be! Even though my son is only 2.5, it feels like a lifetime ago when we had a baby in our arms, and I’m blanking on the necessities. We already have the big stuff (crib, rock n play, car seat, stroller, etc), but I need help on what other things we need! I’m seriously drawing a blank you guys. Mamas, tell me your go to must haves for infants and little ones!