It rained ALL day yesterday. Many of you have seen my mud covered toes in my story and even sent in condolences for the couple to have something like that happen on their day. Yes, it wasn’t what we were imagining or hoping for but I PROMISE we made magic happen, despite the conditions. ⠀ ⠀ These two still showed up for each other, loved on each other, and had the sweetest little first look. They excitedly promised their lives to each other, hugged EACH of their guests, and graciously hosted all of the people that meant the most to them. They got MARRIED. So a little rain (or a lottttt. alllll day.) can't kill the magic, spirit, or love these two experienced yesterday. It rained ALL day yesterday. Many of you have seen my mud covered toes in my story and even sent in condolences for the couple to have something like that happen on their day... but I PROMISE we made magic happen, despite the conditions. ⠀ ⠀ These two still showed up for each other, loved on each other, and had the sweetest little first look. They excitedly promised their lives to each other, hugged EACH of their guests, and graciously hosted all of the people that meant the most to them. They got MARRIED. So a little rain (or a lottttt. alllll day.) can't kill the magic, spirit, or love these two experienced yesterday. ⠀ ⠀ Audrey & Bill, I hope you think of your magical wedding day every time you feel a drop of rain!
These two beat the right-before-your-wedding stress bug with a camping trip! How brilliant is that??!
Caroline, Tucker, and all of their amazing guests made this day so SO incredible. Because this was the tightest, warmest, most intimate group I've encountered, this 100+ size destination wedding felt like a 30 person affair. Caroline and Tucker are surrounded by people that care so deeply for them and their relationship. I'm just so touched by how many people were prepared to wear their hearts on their sleeves and express their admiration, love, and support for these two! ⠀ ⠀ This wedding was FULL of teary-eyed moments and big, big laughs! I can't even fit every photo I love in this post but here is my attempt! ⠀ ⠀ http://bit.ly/2xhfdDo + link in bio ⠀ ⠀ Venue: @woodsholegolfclub | Planner: @ksmcmanama | Florist: @gardenpartycapecod | Hair + Makeup: @mandamoniummua | Dress: @wtoowatters | Cake: @deliciousdessertscapecod | Band: @silverarrowband
Vincent and I are celebrating our 4 year anniversary this weekend and I've got a few little surprises along the way! (Although, none of them include this amazing scenery)⠀ ⠀ I'm excited!!! ❣️
Aren't these sleeves just to die for? 😍😍⠀ ⠀ Caroline + Tucker's wedding just hit the blog! There are SO many emotional moments and gorgeous views from this wedding so apologies in advance for the flood to come 🤦🏻♀️😍🤦🏻♀️ ⠀ http://bit.ly/2xhfdDo + link in bio⠀ ⠀ Venue: @woodsholegolfclub | Planner: @ksmcmanama | Florist: @gardenpartycapecod | Hair + Makeup: @mandamoniummua | Dress: @wtoowatters | Cake: @deliciousdessertscapecod | Band: @silverarrowband ⠀
I'm actually really awkward in front of the camera. My face tenses up as soon as a lens is pointed anywhere in my general direction! I suddenly don't know what to do with any of my limbs and I just feel unease.⠀ ⠀ The silver lining to these uncomfortable feelings is that it has made me a better photographer! I 100% know what it feels like for my couples and this motivated me to MAKE SURE I CAN HELP THEM. I don't want my couples to feel any of this while we are out and about frolicking in fields of wildflowers. I want them to FORGET they are in front of a camera so they can let loose and let their true selves shine! When they look at their photos I want them to be surprised with how relaxed and natural they look, but mostly to feel the same joy they were feeling in that moment.⠀ ⠀ I do this in many ways but a few are through using;⠀ 💟 prompts ⠀ ❇ games⠀ *⃣ activities ⠀ ✴ straight up silly stuff⠀ ⠀ All of these skits, as one of my grooms likes to call them, create natural movement (no stiff shots!), genuine laughs (the real stuff looks the best!), and helps each couple forget they are in front of my camera (so the silly and authentic stuff comes out real quick 😂). Basically, we are all dying laughing THE ENTIRE SESSION. My job makes my cheeks hurt 😍😣🤣 ⠀ ⠀ And my current secret to getting half decent photos of myself where I don't look as ridiculously awkward as I am?? It's doing those same things I'd make my couples do. I literally ask myself What would you tell someone else to do here? 😉 ⠀ ⠀ Photo by my awesome friend @racheldowneyphoto
East Coast, here I come! ⠀ ⠀ I’m on the road right now out in the West (my usual hood) but I have some east coast travel right around the corner!! I’m excited about it because while I’ve lived in both Massachusetts and New York, I have never road tripped the area as an adult! Somehow, my wedding schedule magically came together so that I get to spend about 2 weeks roaming around!⠀ ⠀ Here is my schedule: ⠀ ↠ Aug 29 || Pine Creek Gorge, PA⠀ * August 30 - Sept 2 || NYC + Englewood, NJ⠀ ↠ Sept 3-6 || Athol, MA⠀ * Sept 7-9 || Cape Cod, MA⠀ ↠ Sept 10-11 || Pocono Mountains, PA⠀ * Sept 12 || Cuyahoga Valley National Park, OH⠀ ↠ Sept 21-22 || Evansville, IN⠀ * Sept 27 - Oct 2 || Albuquerque, NM⠀ ↠ Oct 3-7 || Philadelphia, PA⠀ * Oct 8-10 || Washington DC⠀ ⠀ I’d love to see old friends, hang out, see some pretty sights, and do some fun sessions!! Get in touch!!
I never did officially update you all on the mystery trip Vincent planned for me! Many of you saw in my stories that he took me to Chicago! He surprised me with tickets to Pitchfork Music Festival which was I.N.C.R.E.D.I.B.L.E. We had soooo much fun on this trip! We were go-go-go for the entire 5 days and I can't believe how much he could fit into our itinerary (and our tummies!) ⠀ ⠀ One little detail you may not know is that he was casually playing around the house many of the bands that were going to be at the festival. While we cleaned up the kitchen together or made our favorite cold pressed juice team-work style, he would nonchalantly put on a playlist so that I could get to know some of the bands by the time we got to the festival months later! I had no idea the entire time! ⠀ ⠀ But it's little details like this that make me feel the warmest and fuzziest because I know he was thinking about me! I don't care how expensive or flashy something is, if it wasn't done out of a place of thoughtfulness, I really can't connect with it. Lucky for me, Vincent planned a fabulous trip that made me feel loved and thought about around every surprise corner! ⠀