One of the best things about Instagram is the community. I’ve followed @jennarosecoloredglasses for months now and was so excited to finally get to meet her and her sweet fiancé. We had such an amazing time hanging out in their adorable apartment before heading to Rodeo Beach for the most incredible light! Can’t wait to share more photos from this session
Getting back into the swing of blogging with this amazing wedding @saratogaspringsweddings. Florals: @lalavande Dress: @amykuschel
When your bride and groom look like models ;) Such a gorgeous wedding @saratogaspringsweddings tonight. Ridiculously beautiful florals by @lalavandeflowers
Before I became a wedding photographer, I used to take self portraits all the time! I haven't been very good about them lately, but I do still get a few in whenever I travel. Cathedral Cove in New Zealand is a bit of walk up and down hills to get to (unless you go there by boat!) but it was worth every single step. What a beautiful place! The water was insanely blue-green.
Wrapping up five weekends of weddings with the sweetest wedding!! Congratulations to @finianne and RJ! Special shoutout to @inloveness for being the best second shooter and veil thrower ever ;) #icorryyourheartwithme
My grandpa was a big part of the reason I decided to become a wedding photographer. My incredibly talented friend @brethurston was my sister’s wedding photographer and captured the photo of my grandpa hugging my sister. That look of pride and love on his face? That’s the look he had every time he saw any of his grandchildren. The first time I saw that photo, it brought tears to my eyes and I knew I wanted to be able to give others the same experience. About a year ago, my grandpa’s remaining kidney was failing and we thought he didn’t have much longer to live. I asked my dear friend, @feliciachangphoto to do a half DITL session for us. Best. Decision. Ever. She took the most amazing photos of my family (my grandparents, my uncle, my parents, my sister, my brother-in-law, me and Sam) as we ate breakfast before watching my grandpa make his daily cups of tea and sing karaoke. It was a fairly ordinary day, and looking at those photos, remembering my grandpa’s little quirks and habits, along with the love he held for us, will always make me smile. When my wedding season started at the end of April, I had just found out my grandpa’s stomach cancer had worsened, he decided to stop dialysis, and he likely had two weeks left to live. As I was driving to the wedding, I was thinking that I wasn’t sure I could handle being at a wedding when I knew that the chances of my grandpa being at my wedding were very low. When I started photographing, however, I realized that it truly brought me joy to be around so much love and laughter and happiness. I wanted to document that for my couples so they can always look back at the photographs and remember. It brought home how incredibly important photographs and videos are, not just of the big, special days like weddings, but also of the little everyday moments. Yesterday, my grandpa passed away. It still feels like I will see him at any moment, so incredibly happy to hear me call him Ah Gong, always telling me how proud he is of me. My grandpa was the best grandpa a girl could possibly ask for and I already miss him unimaginably. I am grateful for each and every photo and video clip. So take the photos. You won’t regret it ❤️