At every wedding, session, or even in our day to day life, when I pick up my camera, my goal is to capture an image that makes me catch my breath. This was that photo for me from our vineyard wedding inspiration shoot. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Styling @crainandcoevents / florals @eastland_alley / Hair and Makeup @disposable_art_ for @hvhfaces / Gown @jbridalboutique / invitations @briedumaisdesigns / model @bridgette.l.slagis
I’ve spent the last few day’s playing with light in new places and while I find so much beauty in the way it changes from place to place, Arizona’s evening light is still the most magical that I have found. Styling @crainandcoevents / florals @eastland_alley / Hair and Makeup @disposable_art_ for @hvhfaces / Gown @jbridalboutique / invitations @briedumaisdesigns / model @bridgette.l.slagis
Bliss. Watching them play, romp and delight together. No bickering, no short tempers, just enjoyment, coexisting within a moment in time. About 4 years ago I grabbed a similar shot of @jonrussell_photographer and his siblings, walking along Coronado beach in San Diego and I love how each personality was present in their body language...I can see the same here. The oldest two, best friends, arm in arm, a firm grip on sisters hand, and the youngest trying to pull off from his siblings, eager to assert some independence. I adore summer and the opportunity get to know my people outside the confines of a daily routine. To see them grow new interests and form friendships with each other is an immeasurable gift. My prayer for these four is that they are always stronger together, that their friendship will be an anchor when life’s storms hit, and that laughter plays like a soundtrack for their adventures.
Oh hey there Friday. You feel a bit like a Monday today with your extended to-do list that was left ignored in favor of 4th of July festivities...I wanted to find a photo of me in Paris, but the truth is I didn’t take many. I was too busy, standing with mouth agape at all the wonders this magical city held. I loved being in the moment, but now, I do wish I’d hopped into a few more photos...though I have no regrets that most of my pictures are of things that inspired me. I now have a well to draw from whenever I need a little creative boost!
Happy Red Wine & Blue! 😂 last night’s vineyard wedding inspiration shoot was just magical. Can I just say that Tucson has the best vendor friends a girl can ask for? Take a peek at my stories for a few more images from our evening together! Styling @crainandcoevents / florals @eastland_alley / Hair and Makeup @disposable_art_ for @hvhfaces / Gown @jbridalboutique / invitations @briedumaisdesigns / model @bridgette.l.slagis
Monday is here, and it’s back to my regularly schedule life...but to be honest, it’s kind of hard to go back to normal after a week of inspiration and artistic stimulation. So today, I am eating a quiet breakfast, and I am promising myself to stop for lunch. I am going to spend the evening with my family rather than with my computer and attempt to infuse some of that Parisian manner of slow living into my hectic schedule this week! #reparisretreat
Things I learned in Paris: Sit a little longer, experience life with all your senses. Savor the tastes and sounds around you. Breathe deep and let the smells wafting from the nearby eateries wake your appetite. Let the wonders of ancient art inspired you. Admire the old butting up against the new, while preserving the foundation that built her, yet still making room for new art and new ideas. Above all, slow down. The evenings were my favorite, daylight stretching late into the night. Families and friends lingering in the park, laughing together, walking slowly together arm in arm. There was so much to see but even more for me to learn. Paris is a beautiful teacher if you are a willing student. Thank you @ryannicolephotography for planning this wonderful#reparisretreat. I can’t wait to see how it shapes and grows my business. To @copperandbloomfloral @melissaivyphotography @happilyeverashley @jesseybowen sharing this week with you all was pure joy. I loved laughing, learning and falling in love with Paris with all of you.
This is my new friend Reagan from @copperandbloomfloral - Paris has been magical, but meeting women who are passionate about their creative business has been even more so. Staying up late, dreaming and brainstorming ways to grow and stay inspired, this retreat has been such a welcome blessing. Thank you @ryannicolephotography and @alatecheckout for creating this space to rest, renew and reconnect with what I love most about being and entrepreneur.
My happiness can absolutely be measured in flakey pastries and French jams. • • • • • #parisphotographer #tucsonwedding #iloveparis❤️ #amberleaphotography #creativepreneurs #calledtocreate #therisingtidesociety #picnicinparis #travelphotography📷 #creativeheart #cultivatewhatmatters #showiteer #azwedlove #parislove #jetaimeparis