I’ve had the BEST last couple months, getting to travel to so many beautiful places and meet so many amazing people. It’s been humbling, to say the least. I feel so grateful for these insane opportunities, and as much as I’ve enjoyed it all, I can’t wait to be home with my hunny and our babes! T-Minus 6 hours until I can kiss their sweet faces! *ps. My harddrive crashing put me about a week behind for deadlines. I am taking all winter off from shooting, (starting now, aside from one weekend in December!) and plan to edit non-stop until all your amazing galleries are delivered!
These two are perfect, and this week is perfect, and I’m dead. The end.
10/10 do NOT recommend trying to pee on an airplane while wearing a jumpsuit and sweater. Just, take my word for it. In other news, I’m in Cali again! Teaching at Manda’s @styledyou_ retreat all week, and I am pumped! Remind me, will you be there?!
Leaving tonight’s wedding on such a high! This bride and groom chose to do their first look and bridal portraits yesterday, so we got to spend all day today just celebrating, dancing, and having the best time. Brandon and Nikki have the most infectious and contagious love, I’ll never get over how perfect this trip has been. And how much I love these two humans. #alwaysandfoyever
Becoming a pro at editing anytime/anywhere. Yesterday I finished an engagement shoot on the airplane, exported on the hour long drive to my hotel, sent before I fell asleep, and this morning I’m editing in my hotel bed before I get a cup of coffee and get ready for a bridal shoot today! This season of life is so crazy, but each time I send off a gallery and get the sweetest messages from my brides, it reminds me of why I love this so much, and how much more important my job is than just taking a pretty photo.... I’m stopping time. I’m preserving moments. I’m sharing stories. I’m capturing authentic joy and love. That’s what it’s all about!
Between tomorrow and next Thursday I’ll be in Palm Springs, Ontario + Temecula, CA, take four flights, be away 8 days, shoot four sessions + a wedding + bridals, and teach + shoot at @maeandco_creative ‘s Styled You Retreat! It’s going to be nuts, but also, so exciting! I spent this weekend sending out galleries and finishing a wedding, and I’ll spend today and tomorrow doing the same. BUT! I’m taking all winter off. Completely. I only have three sessions between next weekend and March, so this mama is looking forward to so much family time!
Imagine being a professional photographer + in a relationship for 8 years, and NEVER having a single photo taken (professionally) of you and your man. Not one photoshoot, ever. Well, let me introduce you to @jessiellenphotography ! This woman is not only insanely talented, but she is loving, supportive, and the most encouraging. Just when I think that sort of genuine kindness can’t be matched, I meet Spence! They are the perfect duo, and their undeniable love and passion was so beautiful to photograph! It down poured on us, and not even the wet hair, soaking clothes, or cool breeze could dampen their happiness! It was the absolute BEST!
I have been wanting to share an image from this weekend’s Palm Springs wedding all day, but I honestly haven’t been able to find the words to accompany the photo(s). I almost cried while editing these because they’re everything I value and cherish as a photographer. The emotion, the moments, the colors, tones, all of it. It all came together just flawlessly. The brides vision + the hard work of SO many talented vendors. Mix in the beauty of the venue and the desert sunshine... it was out of a magazine. As if that wouldn’t be enough, Angela and AJ felt like my best friends, more than anything. They trusted every single idea and vision I had, they pulled me on the dance floor, told me to “just stop working and enjoy it” and then we all took shots together. At 5am the next morning, Angela had already written me a thank you message. The details and perfect organization of this day were unbelievable, but we all left admiring the authentic and genuine love and joy that radiated all day long. I want to share 500 images. Narrowing down her sneaks was impossible. I sent her 30! So, stay tuned for tons more soon haha also, HUGE shoutout to @vanityaffairevents for creating such a picture perfect day. You blow me away and I loved celebrating the night with you! #doublechins