Currently sitting by myself in a booth eating a bowl of Cafe Yumm and drinking a grande iced caramel macchiato. I'm on my phone so I don't look like a loner 👌🏻xhbdhgdmaodhbejcopalbdhru ....(pretending to text all my friends)
Last week I had the immense honor of photographing an elopement at Wachlella falls, and it was the most beautiful, perfect, and emotional day. The bride and groom decided to keep it a secret, and elope with just me, two witnesses, and their best friend (who officiated). We hiked, laughed, cried, and toasted champagne as they vowed and committed their lives to one another. It was absolutely incredible, and so much fun seeing everyone's shocked responses the next day when they announced it! All you need is love!
Got to throw this beautiful woman a bridal shower today, and it was everything and more I could've hoped for her! So many amazing women, delicious food, yummy drinks, flowers, balloons, and a house full of excitement and joy. It was the absolute perfect way to end this week, and I'm feeling so so so blessed for this life, my people, and this career. This week was so crazy, and I'm reminded how much of a blessing it truly is to be in this position as a photographer. This life, guys. It's pretty amazing! #godisgreat #thankyouthankyouthankyou (ps! TWO workshop seats still available! Check my previous post for info!)
**WORKSHOP INFO** Gooooood morning!!! What a week you guys! Seriously, if I wasn't so ridiculously passionate about what I do, I'd probably be dead right now haha! I had the most incredible elopement yesterday, that I seriously cannot wait to share! It was a complete secret, so the bride and groom are waiting to announce until they are able to tell family and friends personally. It was a full day at the Columbia gorge, and it couldn't have been any more perfect! I also got home to an email from @greenweddingshoes saying this elopement pictured is going to be featured on their blog next month!!!! I've been submitting to GWS for years, with nothing but polite no thank you responses. This moment was unreal, and I definitely screamed in my car reading it! And what else?! I'm hosting my first ever workshop!!!! This workshop will be along the Oregon Coast / Monday Sept 18-Wednesday Sept 20 / lodging included / One epic styled elopement + amazing vendors and stylists / One care free engagement shoot / and so so so much education! I plan to truly be an open book, covering everything I get asked on the daily: marketing, social media, attracting your ideal client, traveling for work, submitting to blogs, editing, workflow, brand, posing, and more! I will be live editing, as well as doing a full afternoon of Q&A from YOU ! We will have coffee and wine, breakfast, lunch, snacks, and we will all be going out for dinner after the styled shoot! I have surprises up my sleeve, and so many wonderful treats for you all attending. It's going to be epic! Only booking 13 spots (women only), so hop on over to my website now to sign up!!!! Direct link is in my bio :) Photography | @moniqueserraphotography Videography | @featherdanielle Coordinator + Stylist | @peachykeencoordination Florist | @alibdesigns Rentals | @poppiesandtophats Cake | @saint.like.sweets Dress | @merrime_bridal Makeup | @jlm_artistry Hair | @meghansnowcavanaugh Calligraphy + Stationery | @bridgetowndesignstudio Signage | @clinkandkiss Bride + Groom | @emeryadairphotography + @kidesign
I photograph the most beautiful ladies ever!!!! Yesterday's wedding was a backyard dream!
It's wedding day today! So excited to head up north for a gorgeous backyard wedding this afternoon! This week is the start of my crazy season. I've had a couple weddings this year, here and there, but today is the day it goes off with a bang! This week I have two weddings, an elopement, and an engagement shoot... with 7 weddings and 2 elopements following in the next few weeks! Excited for all that's coming up, and can't wait to share some beautiful stories with you all. Stay tuned!
This morning I had a daunting to do list, with 39 things needed to be completed. Parker had daycare for four hours, then slept 3, and I didn't eat, shower, or move for that entire time. The result? I only have 8 to do items left on that list! Holy moly guys. These past weeks have been so hard. It's like my hard drive formatting was the spark of a downward spiral and it had a steady hold on me. I haven't felt good, like really happy healthy good, in too long. Today was so refreshing and I feel like my head is actually, finally, above water! I'm going to treat myself to parenthood and an angry orchard tonight 👌🏻 positive vibes!
It's Tuesday, which means I have four hours to work while little man plays at daycare! Getting caught up on editing + emails + 2018 pricing guides.... and also finishing my 35 page 2018 wedding magazine!!!! It's a lot of work running a small business, but crossing things off my checklist makes me feel as happy as @sjsmoooth in this photo!