When you find a couple who will fly you all the way across the country, seat you in their reception ballroom like you’re family *and* enthusiastically answer “YES!” when you ask them to *run* through the vineyard on their wedding day, you try to find a way to clone them!! Andrea and Justin, we loved every minute of your Long Island wedding day!! Can’t wait to share more! #amyandjordancouple #ajbride
We’re heading out to shoot a destination wedding in New York this weekend! It’s our first coast-to-coast flight since Becks started walking (eek!) so we’ve spent a serious amount of prep time not just cleaning lenses and packing camera gear, but also packing a toddler survival kit including new dollar section finds from Target, lots of stickers, Color Wonder books (I want to hug the person who invented mess-free markers!) and allllll the snacks :) Traveling for weddings is definitely a little more complicated than it once was, but we are SO excited for this wedding and this couple! New York here we come!! :) 📷 @melissajill
I know this might be hard to believe, and really surprise some people, but there was a long period of our marriage where we weren’t sure if we wanted to have kids. To be completely transparent, I was just never sure I was meant to be a mom. I never considered myself “a baby person.” I loved my life (my time with Jordan, my career) and I didn’t want any of it to change. I started praying when I was 21 that if God wanted us to have kids, He would place the desire in our hearts when it was time. That ended up being a prayer I prayed for almost a decade! I often felt like there was something wrong with me for not wanting kids right away. At times I even felt guilty about it. Especially when I thought about the couples in our life who desperately wanted kids who were struggling. But I kept trusting that God would make our path clear in His timing, not ours. We have a brand new episode on the podcast today where we’re opening up and sharing our unfiltered thoughts (and feelings) on how we made the decision to have kids. The way I know this is our most vulnerable episode yet because it’s the first time I’ve CRIED during a recording! We’re getting really real and raw in this one. We let you inside our heads and our hearts over our eight year decision making process in our hopes that it would be an encouragement to anyone in a similar season (or for anyone who knows and loves someone in this type of season!) It’s been a privilege hearing the personal stories you’ve been sharing back with us today. Thank you for letting us know how to podcast is impacting you. It’s incredible fuel to keep going. Thank you for taking us with you on your commutes, your workouts and around your homes. We’re truly honored to get do a little slice of life with you :) 📷 by @melissajill
I had a feeling I’d pick up a lot of new skills in motherhood, but reciting an absurd number of board books by memory wasn’t something I expected to add to my resume 😂 I’m pretty confident I could challenge anyone to a recite-off of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, Goodnight Moon, Time for Bed and Little Blue Truck with my eyes closed (just to name a few) 👌🏻 Anyone else?! 🙋🏼♀️ Wondering what might be on YOUR resume these days?
Baby number two decided to make an appearance at date night! So thankful to finally feel good enough to go out (and have a legit excuse to order extra bread ☺️) #18weeks
My favorite guy to do life with 💛 In our very first week of pre-marital counseling, we got asked to stay after class because they were concerned about the results of our personality test 😂 We were 21, both scored “otter” and were told there was a strong chance we wouldn’t be able to get anything done together. Maybe that’s why we decided to start a business and spend every waking minute working side-by-side 💁🏼♀️ We actually got great marriage advice there — like communication is one of the keys to relationships — but still didn’t really understand what that meant practically. We knew it was a good idea to talk about our big expectations for marriage (like raising kids and handling money) but didn’t even realize most of our conflict would actually stem from the small things in life, not the big ones. It took us years to figure out we ALL have expectations in relationships. Not just marriage. Sometimes we don’t even *realize* we HAVE these expectations until they’re unmet! And that’s what we’re talking about on the podcast today. This is probably our favorite episode of the five because we’re sharing a lot of mistakes we’ve made, lessons we’ve learned (even one from childbirth! 😳) and the single thing that we believe will make or break all of our relationships. We love hearing your takeaways and the things that are sticking out to you! Thank you so much for every comment, review, message, subscribe and share. They mean so much to us. We’re still in disbelief the show hit 25,000 downloads in the first week, and it’s all thanks to you! We’re just so thankful to get to do a little slice of life with you!
Our official podcast producer 👆🏻 (This was the first time he heard mama and da-da’s voices in an episode 😭💛) Guys. We are just blown away and so, so grateful for all of your love, support and encouragement about the new podcast! It was SO surreal to find out we’ve had over 10,000 downloads in the first 24 hours and are trending in the top education and business categories on iTunes next to greats like @daveramsey @garyvee and @msrachelhollis! (WHAT IS LIFE?!) It’s more than we ever could’ve imagined, and it’s all thanks to YOU. Thank you for every single one of your ratings, reviews, downloads, comments and messages! They mean so much to us. Our heart for this podcast is to help as many people as we possibly can, and every time you listen, leave a review or share with a friend, you’re helping us do that. If you haven’t had a chance to leave a review yet, it would mean so much if you could take sixty seconds and do that right now. Every single one makes a difference! As our way of saying thank you, anyone who leaves a review, takes a screenshot and emails it to
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Our brand new podcast is LIVE (!!) 🎧 🙌🏻 Today is the day!! You can listen right now!! Just a few minutes ago, we released the first FOUR episodes! ✏️ Episode 001: The Multi-Tasking Myth 💔 Episode 002: Five Rules for Fighting 💰 Episode 003: How to Avoid “Surprise” Spending 🗒 Episode 004: How to Protect Your Calendar We’re so excited to do life with you! The goal of this podcast is to serve you and support you in whatever season of life you're walking through, hopefully in a way that makes you smile and laugh, but also enriches your life and helps you become the best version of yourself. In the near future, we'll release even more episodes on topics like relationships, communication, business, faith, finances, time management, personal growth and more. For now... thank you SO much for listening! We respect your time and know it's valuable. We know you have a lot of choices when you podcast, which is why we worked hard to make sure every episode has serious substance and actionable takeaways that will make your life better. Thank you for taking us on your walks, on your drives and squeezing us in during nap time! We’re so honored!! Where are YOU listening from today?! Which episode?! If you already have a favorite takeaway, we’d love to know!! :)
It’s true!! We’re releasing a podcast! TOMORROW :) For a while now, our heart's desire has been to connect with you on a deeper level, to be more vulnerable and transparent and share more of our real, everyday life with you. Hopefully in a way that makes you smile and laugh, but also enriches your life and helps you become the best version of yourself. That's our prayer. Which is why this is 100% free! There's no cost. It's simply our gift to you. Also, as you might've already guessed, this isn't a photography podcast. We still LOVE teaching photographers! That's not changing :) We just wanted another way to serve you and support you in whatever season of life you're walking through, whether you love taking pictures or not! In the podcast, we'll share the personal secrets and life strategies that we've learned (and are still learning!) –– through both our successes AND failures –– to hopefully help YOU live the best version of your life, one intentional choice at a time. Lessons in relationships, communication, business, faith, finances, time management, personal growth and so much more. Because we believe that success isn’t for the chosen few. It’s for those who choose. We hope you'll choose to join us TOMORROW and every week after that!! 🎉🙌🏻 We'd be honored to do life with you :)