So apparently Monday was national clean off your desk day and I’m going to be real with you all...my desk does NOT look like this right now BUT I am so happy and feeling so refreshed to have this time in my business to perfect the processes, clean out and organize. I know I’ve been talking about this a lot this month but I think it’s so important to take a step back in your business and check in with yourself. Every month I’m conquering a new challenge in my life, first up January is all about organization. Last year I just felt so scattered at times, and know that I can succeed and show up for my clients and family more when I am feeling less cluttered and more organized. . And!!! Yesterday I started @msrachelhollis coaching which has been SO incredible. I mean it’s @msrachelhollis ....everything she and her team produce is amazing. I also just really loved feeling like I was back in school again...but in the comfort of my own home and wearing my jammies for all of class🤗 #rachelhollisxbusinesscoaching #rachelhollisxlifecoaching . Photo by my love @jennyquicksall 💕
A bride and her best ladies by her side on one of the most important days of her life! Choosing your bridesmaids can be one of the hardest decisions in the wedding planning process, but also the most important. Who will you choose to be by your side on the big day?!💕 Florals: by the amazing @saltandpoppies
@badgleymischkabride sure knows how to make a beautiful shoe✨
That one time I explored around @missionsanjuancapistrano with some pretty amazing photographers like @aliciaminkphoto and have YET to edit the full gallery? (I’ve edited maybe 30) This was back in November of 2017....yes you read that correctly. 2017. When work picks up, my personal creative projects are unfortunately put on hold. I’m so thankful to have this down time to pick these projects back up and feel inspired again. . Mentorship host: @aliciaminkphoto Floral: @peoniesandpetals Beauty: @hairandmakeupbyamberleigh Silk Ribbon: @tonoandco Models: @ty_sumpter @z_sumpter
Taking the time to go through all of my old hard drives and cleaning them out which means going through so many beautiful past events and weddings!! Can’t believe this one is already coming up on a year, can we do this day all over again?! . As seen on @stylemepretty Dream team✨ Photography mentoring: @tenthandgrace Styling and design: @chicandprettyevents Florals: @mossfloral Hair and makeup: @tracymeltonartistry Model: @wallflowermgmt Invitation Suite: @lazywoodlane Venue: @thegrandivory Bridal Salon: @lovelybride Gown: @alexandragrecco Shoes: @bellabelleshoes Rentals and linens: @bellaacento
So last night I went to see @msrachelhollis #madeformoremovie and it was all I could have ever imagined AND more. As you may see in my stories and posts, I am all about self improvement and this past year I’ve fully embarked on a journey of self love. It’s a never ending process, some days are harder than others. Feelings of guilt and jealousy love to sneak in when you’re at your lowest. As I continue to reminisce on 2018, I realized it was the first year I didn’t hold back. Sure, years before I did things that made me happy. But last year was the first year I followed my heart, stopped the comparison game and went full force into cultivating a life that was best for me and my future. As cliche as it sounds, listening and following your heart, is THE best indicator to make change. If your hearts not in it, you won’t be either. And that’s not only an injustice to you, but to those around you. While we take time to reflect into the new year and set goals, start with following what your soul and heart need. I promise you will make some incredible improvements to your life✨ . Okay I promise I’m done with my deep morning thoughts. I blame it on @msrachelhollis 😋💕 ps is it totally creepy that I had a dream we were best friends and can I PLEASE be a part of your next grand dance finale?!🙌🏻
Running into 2019 hand in hand with your loved one💕 I cannot wait to get this 2019 wedding season started!!! . But first...I reset! It’s back to work tomorrow and I am SO EXCITED to organize. I’ve been desperately needing some time to re-organize my business and work on process improvements. I’m going to start with cleaning the 10+ external hard drives I have filled with 8 years of photos🤗 anyone else get so happy and excited about cleaning?! Hahah✨
I love New Year’s so much because it gives us time to R E F L E C T. I mean let’s face it…we don’t get too much time to do that throughout the year. It’s usually a constant hustle and bustle and there’s so many distractions. But it’s so important to take time a reflect back on the challenges you faced, the lessons learned and the accomplishments you worked so hard for. C E L E B R A T E this year in your life. As hard as it may have been, know that there is hope on the horizon. ✨ I am sad to see 2018 go. It has been one of the most fulfilling years, both professionally and personally. My biggest anxiety moving to Dallas was sustaining my business back in LA. And while, flying 39 times in one year is a little crazy, I was able to accomplish goals I didn’t even know were possible for me. A couple of posts back, I nominated friends to tell me what they are most proud of this year. A lot of them came back saying that was a hard question to answer. But I think we’re all just a little too hard on ourselves. So please do yourself a favor and ask yourself what you are most proud of in 2018! This year, I’m proud of putting myself out there and saying yes to opportunities that challenged me! I’m also proud of not letting my insecurities and anxieties get in the way, and instead trusted the journey💛Wishing you all a very Happy New Year🥂
Wishing you ALL a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from our family to yours❤️🎄 . We’re off to the cabin for the next couple of days and have limited cell service! I’ll be back 12.27!! Excited for some R&R with the fam!
Cheers to the weekend!!🥂 Hopefully you all get a couple days off for Christmas and to spend time with your loved ones!💕 . Planner: @kristeenlabrot Venue: @cielofarms Catering: @contemporarycatering
As we are in this exciting and joyful season, it’s important to take time to appreciate all of the hard work the postal service is doing to ensure our packages get here in time for Christmas. While we’re trying to wind down at the end of the year, they are in their busiest, most stressful season. Show a little more love to those in the services industries and know they are doing the best they can 💛
@thegrandivory is one of my favorite venues to photograph at!! I mean look at this beautiful ceremony site😍🙌🏻 I’m so happy to be caught up on all of my edits because it means I finally have time to BLOG all of these gorgeous weddings from this year!! Can’t believe there’s only a couple more weeks left of 2018😭
It’s officially engagement season friends!! As a recently engaged lady, and a wedding photographer I wanted to share 4 tips that I believe to be very important during this exciting time: ✨ 1. Enjoy this time!!! I know you’re super excited and want to get to planning but also make sure to take the time to enjoy this new time in your relationship. 💍 2. Book vendors that make you feel comfortable and confident! Vendors are who make your whole wedding experience happen so choose them with confidence and excitement! Weddings are an investment, and you want to make sure you’re investing in people who are going to do everything to bring your vision to life and who are also fun people to be around! And if there’s people you’re dying to work with, book them first before they book up! 💍 3. Remember it’s all about you two. I know it’s easy to get caught up in everyone else’s opinions and feelings (something I’ve been struggling the most with) but at the end of the day your wedding is about you and your fiancé. Make decisions that will make you two happy. If people aren’t happy for you at the end of the day, then that’s on them! 💍 4. Make lists! As a fellow list enthusiast, this is my advice for anything🤗 But writing down and prioritizing what you two want and are looking for in your day will help get the brainstorming started.
The beautiful bride and her best babes💕
Happy Due Date Evelyn Jade!! I’m selfishly happy you came early, and now you don’t have to compete with Christmas every year 😉 @morggygraham and @swinglifeawayalex you two are blessed with the most perfect little babe!! #smallyetmighty 💪🏼
I have been an editing machine these past couple of weeks!! Just trying to get as many sessions out before the going back home for the holidays. Today’s goal: 1 wedding and 6 sessions 👩🏼💻🙌🏻
Happy 1 month anniversary to these two beautiful humans!!!💕
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend! My brother was able to come down during his busy schedule and we spent the weekend in our jammies playing games and eating lots of yummy food! This time of the year is my absolute favorite. Spending quality time with my family and friends is all I could ever want💛 . Photo from our shoot with @anthropologie and @ss_karkenny last year!