Without friends, I would not have a business. It's from befriending @heather_crabtree that I got to shoot #thesavvyexperience where I met @alishylishy (who I had followed and adored for a while) and Alisha was so lovely and wonderful that she brought me on to shoot her @oldnavy social campaign she was working on in May. I looooooove Old Navy. I love color. I love the beach. And I love my networking contacts that have become friends.
Happy birthday to this beautiful bride! @eliz_oneil you were absolutely stunning on your wedding day! And you're gorgeous inside and out all other days too! Venue: @hotelvalleyho Florals: @hootandholler Hair: @sprinkle_chels Gown: @davidsbridal . . . This week is LAUREN'S FAVORITE THINGS and I'm kicking off with giving away free @starbucks monies - make sure you're on my email list (link in my bio) so you can get in on the fun! ☕️
For all the dads, new and old, I hope you know how much your love, affection and support means to your children. Never stop reminding them you love them. It matters.
Started the day shooting a special event for a client and finished it watching some Silicon Valley with my Ryan. It was a good day. How'd you spend your day? Work? Play? Both? I hope you refueled for the week ahead! Shot from Taylor and Derek's beautiful spring @claytononthepark wedding!
Most days I work from one of two places: my home office or my office at Starbucks. BUT on my favorite days I go and annoy the ladies at @hootandholler & @noirfloral . I love hanging out in the studio and editing on the couch while they work their floral magic. They take clients' visions and turn them into something even greater than they imagined and they do it with such style and while being just kickass women. I want to grow up to be a #hootandhollerchick
When scrolling Pinterest do you ever see photos and think “Wow those people are perfect and they must live just the perfect lives”. Maybe it’s a photo of a couple swimming in St. Lucia, or kissing under the Eiffel Tower. . I have news for you, those people are likely SUPER similar to you and I. I bet they work, go to the grocery store, cook dinner, and maybe even Netflix binge watch shows. When Matt & I planned our Europe trip, we decided to do a quick side trip to Paris (like seriously quick, under 36 hours!) In our life we may make it back to Paris again to see the Eiffel Tower and such, but in the midst of having babies, it won’t be for a very long time. Through online networking, I found the sweetest Arizona-based photographer, Lauren, of Lunabear Studios was also going to be in Paris with her hubby when we were. . These photos couldn’t be further from our everyday reality. I’m a stay at home mom to a toddler. I live in yoga pants and sing kid songs all day. I have a cold cup of coffee in the microwave and no makeup on. I run my photography business from my kitchen countertop more than my office. Matt wakes up and goes to work every day, commutes home and back, and manages rental properties on the side. . What I’m trying to say is that we made it a priority to have this photoshoot done. I know our lives aren’t suit coats and flowy skirts under the romantic Eiffel Tower, but that doesn’t mean for one morning in Paris it can’t be. I’m so happy to have these sweet portraits of Matt and I on a trip of a lifetime in the midst of our chaotic lives. I seriously challenge you to believe that you can have these memories and be these people too. Next time you go on a trip, meet up with a photographer and do a session with your sweetie or family. You won’t regret you did. . Resharing @mallorykiesow 's words because she nailed it. Everyone deserves to feel beautiful and everyone should have photos with their loved ones. I loved her and Matt's session and I just want to give her all the 👏🏻more from their session on the blog - link through my profile!
Megan and TJ's sweet Huntington Beach engagement session is up on the blog and I'm so proud of the images! PLUS the timing is perfect because today is this bride-to-be's birthday! Happy birthday, @mmaguire07 ! I hope it was a fabulous one!
This gal is such an immense gem of a human. While leading a business, a team, and a family she still takes time to encourage others and help her community flourish. She's a wonderful business mama bear and a wonderful actual mama bear to boot! She's amazing and if you don't know her, you should. Y'all. @heather_crabtree . Mentor. Mama. Maven. Image take during a recent business lifestyle session. #supportlocal
New on the blog today! Emma and Ian's Papago Park elopement cuteness. It's a happy and sunny one, y'all!
Post date editing and guitar time. Very much feeling this Friday night. I hope you're spending the evening with those you love - what are your weekend plans? I want to hear them! It's my first weekend with zero shoots in a loooooong time!