It's been a long road, and while we know there's still quite a bit more left to go until we're home with our son or daughter, it is with such JOY and HOPE that Matt & I are looking forward to growing our family through adoption!! • Truthfully, this was a decision months in the making. One that we prayed over and grappled with throughout the last year as God gently & graciously directed our steps toward this particular path. • To try and tell the story of how we arrived here within the confines of an Insta caption would risk trivializing something precious and hard-fought for, so we're sharing a video update on all things #springmannjourneytobaby- use the link in profile to hear our story! • Thank you to @jennhellerdesignco for the absolutely beautiful custom sign to help up share our news! #adoptionislove
I think, after hosting two France workshops, most of my favorite memories are centered around all those dinners outdoors. I don't know what it is about @katherinebignon's skills in the field of French cuisine, but people just seem to relax when they're at a table laden with her hard work. Especially when there's homemade, freshly-torched crème brûlée for dessert! 🤤 @thesignatureatelier by myself and Katherine Bignon, hosted at @chateaubouthonvilliers, film scans by @thefindlab
Ok, don't get me wrong; I LOVE first looks as much as the next photographer. They make for a smoother timeline, give you more [relaxed] time together as a couple (instead of rushing through #allthephotos after the ceremony), and preserve the sweetness of the moment he first sees his girl in her wedding dress. 😭 That being said... my favorite bride & groom portraits on a wedding day almost always happen AFTER the ceremony (like this one)!! Because without fail, my couples are always more relaxed after the pressure lets up! Once the vows are said and those brand new, shiny rings have been donned, you can almost see the weight lifting off their shoulders. 💕 Which means when I steal my couples for 5-7 minutes of portraits sometime after the ceremony (we call them the now-that-we're-actually-married photos), they're more relaxed, more at ease, more themselves, and full of BLISS at the fact that they're officially official! And that is my FAVORITE brand of joy to capture!!
August 15th is one of my FAVORITE days of the year, because it's one of the few chances I have to force @mattygracephoto into allowing others the chance to serve him- happy, happy 30th birthday my love! You're my favorite movie buff, trivia master, waffle-making king, travel partner, and so many more titles. I know I tell you all the time, but it's worth repeating a million times more: you are my favorite human being, and I am so immeasurably blessed that I am the one who gets to do life alongside you! I love you and I like you, babe! Portrait from our shoot in Paris with @juliepaisleyphotography
When @sarahdelanie BRINGS IT for her head shots in France. Mercy, girlfriend. That hat + jumpsuit is KILLER. #thesignatureatelier #thesignatureatelierround2
After something like 12-13 visits to Paris, we finally got not one, but TWO(!) Eiffel Tower portraits! Thank you, @katherinebignon & @connectionphotography!!