It’s almost time for these two to say I do! I’ve been counting down the days until Miranda & Zach’s wedding day. It’s here! My bag has been packed since Wednesday 🤗 time to celebrate! 🥂
A little light for her and a little dark for him, obsessed with this bouquet by @thefloraltheory and I even got to bring it home. Saying goodbye is going to be hard. 😆 Vendor Team // Venue @royalpalmsweddings | Photography @laurenbumanphotography | Bridal gown @luv_bridal | Beauty @lizzy__c | Paper goods & calligraphy @foxlanecreative | Rentals @theconfettistudio | Floral Design @thefloraltheory | Cake @maeflourcakes | Bubbly Truck @thefotoboothbus | Planning @hoveringheartphotography and @laurenbumanphotography | Coordination @desertdahliacollective
I'm not often able to photograph groom prep these days (I'm loving every second capturing the energy and excitement in the bridal suite). I wish I could be in two places at once because there's always an anticipation and happiness you can almost feel in both spaces. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Luckily, I have the best second in the world, @denisekaris, to rock the groom prep part of the day! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Photo taken while I was still in a season of heavy seconding for my girl @suzygoodrick. Love ya, Suz.
Photographers, let’s make a pact to stop calling ourselves dark & moody or light and airy. Over the past year or so I’ve gently corrected anyone when they’ve put me into a category. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Yes, we all have a style, and we should but your work should aim to tell the story of the couple or subject behind your lens. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I challenge you to think of three words to describe your work outside of light, bright, dark, moody, etc. If you’re having trouble, ask a friend to help. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Seek inspiration outside of the work of others through design, art, fashion, anything really. Here’s to 2020 and shaking these labels off.
My vision board for 2019 is still a favorite but I’m excited to create one for 2020! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ More authentic moments, images you can feel the texture and joy in, and striving every wedding day to tell the story behind the couple and family/friends there to celebrate! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If there is any advice I can give you, no matter your vendor budget while wedding planning, seek out those who absolutely love what they do. It makes all the difference. What’s on your vision board this year?! I’d love to know! I think I’m swapping a deep love of blush for more black and white. 🖤
Turquoise and gold, two things that go perfectly together. Right?! I let out an audible yip at Cayla’s stunning ring and her guy James picked it out for her with zero help. Call me crazy but I firmly believe we all find our people one way or another in this crazy world. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You can see all of Cayla & James’ deserty, sunshining, romantic engagement session on the blog today!
There’s something about the texture and color to a film image. 🥰 I’m counting down the days until March where I’ve spent my education budget for 2020 on the @hybridco conference. Who else is going?! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Looking forward to learning from the best of the best and diving more into this passion for film photography. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I certainly don’t know everything but if you’re interested in film, don’t be shy, I’d love to answer any questions! Incredible Vendor Team // ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Photography - @laurenbumanphotography Design and Coordination- Ashly Shae Photography and Miranda Madison Events @ashlyshaephotography @mirandamadisonevents Venue - Blackstone Country Club @weddingsatblackstone Florals - Florals by Kris @floralsbykris Cake - Bijoux Bakery @bijouxcakery Bar/Drinks - Couple of Bartenders @coupleofbartenders Paper Goods - Unika Designs @unikacollections Tablewear - Material Girls Wedding @materialgirlsweddings Linens - Latavola @latavolalinen Rentals - The Event Co @theeventcoaz Models - Liza and Pasha @yeleeza @pavel_riabov Makeup artist - Aria Bennett @ariaabennett Dress - Luv Bridal @luv_bridal
It’s not the new year until all the Christmas decorations are away. Which they are, phew! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In our house we start every new year with dinner from the sea, donating things that we no longer need and setting a few family goals. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I hope this year we get outside more often, make every effort to be kinder to our planet, and see what else the super sweet (thus far) age of 3 has in store for us! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Milly actually helped me style this photo of a gift we wrapped together for our holiday visitor and some ornaments I’ve collected over the years for her collection when she’s all grown up with a tree of her own. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I for one am super excited to start a new year ... a new decade! I loved taking a little Insta break these past few weeks as well, let’s see what 2020 has in store, shall we!?
Cheers to everyone you love being in one place, extra long cocktail hours, sweet vows, sunset receptions, and the best day ever. 💕 Vendor Magic // @lakievents @laurenbumanphotography @andazscottsdaleweddings @thefloraltheory @noblepresets
Little Mr. Rowly stealing the show! When I picked my daughter up from school the other day she had made her Christmas list and the only thing on it? A puppy! 🐶 All the other kids had 4-5 things taped on theirs. So cute but I can barely keep a house straight and one 3 year old fed and happy (most of the time). Maybe next year.. or in 5 Milly girl. 😆