Is #fiercefriday a thing? Because I think it’s the best hashtag to describe Katey in this! Y’all! This girl is fearless and beautiful! Having the honor of harnessing that in her senior pictures, well nothing compares. #rachaelleighseniors
I love the idea of handwritten vows in books like these. Just picture a sea of tears as a bride and groom read them to each other. Gah! Talk about hittin’ me straight in the feelings! Anyone else? . . . Host/Styling/Lead Photographer | @ryannlindseyphotography Conference | @Showit.co Venue | @thebuttes Floral | @formfloral Furniture Rentals | @dang.finerentals Tabletop Rentals | @fancyloudesigns Invitation Suite | @shotgunningforlove
I headed to my favorite coffee spot this morning to grab some breakfast with my best friend and then planned on rocking out some work before heading home. As my friend left, I reached in my bag and realized.. I had everything I needed, EXCEPT MY LAPTOP. . Instead of heading home and jumping headfirst into the pile of work waiting for me, I grabbed my #powersheets and started the prep work I’ve been meaning to get to for the past few days.. . God for sure knew what I needed most. I typically just let life happen to me. Not really planning or trying to improve it, but avoiding change. Goals have always seemed like an insurmountable task that didn’t really apply to me. Disciplining myself to work toward characteristics and things that I ultimately desired was something I’d “do when I’m older”. . Have you ever put something off until tomorrow? Maybe next week? Next year? And then only to wake up and realize that time has flown by and all the things you wanted to do got lost in the shuffle. Friend, that’s been me for too long. . So today, I’m going to type out the words of @laracasey and promise to all of y’all that 2019 will be different for me. Will it be for you, too? . “You know all of those things you’ve always wanted to do? You should go do them.”
“This love of which I speak is slow to lose patience - it looks for a way of being constructive. Love is not possessive. Love is not anxious to impress nor does it cherish inflated ideas of its own ideas. Love has good manners and does not pursue selfish advantage. Love is not touchy. Love does not keep account of evil or gloat over the wickedness of other people. On the contrary, it is glad with all good men when truth prevails. Love knows no limits to its endurance, no end to its trust, no fading of its hope; it can outlast anything. It is, in fact, the one thing that stands when all else has fallen.” ― Elisabeth Elliot
Basically was spinning around like Amanda when I walked into this all white bridal suite at @whitleesprings ! And I didn’t think it could get better, but then she agreed to twirl in her VERY twirlable dress, y’all, my heart almost couldn’t contain it! I just don’t deserve my #rachaelleighbrides 💙
I was going to try my hand at a short, witty caption to go with this pretty detail shot, but y’all, I’ve noticed something. I’m TERRIBLE at short, witty captions! Anyone else stare at the blinking cursor and blank Instagram page and just not know what to write? At least you now know you’re not alone and we can totally embrace our lack of wittiness in the Instagram world! 🙌🏻 and if you are great at them, I applaud and envy your talent! . Host/Styling/Lead Photographer | @ryannlindseyphotography Conference | @Showit.co Venue | @thebuttes Floral | @formfloral Furniture Rentals | @dang.finerentals Tabletop Rentals | @fancyloudesigns Invitation Suite | @shotgunningforlove
Snuggled up in a sweater and editing these gorgeous images today! My fall has been full of engagement sessions and I have a few more before the year is up! I literally have THE sweetest couples ever and I can’t wait for next wedding season! #rachaelleighbrides
This is what everyday actually looks like —> okay, well sort of! Truthfully, I took about six takes of this after cleaning my desk, moving some stuff around and fluffing my hair. I’m wearing those blue-light glasses cause I’m not wearing makeup and yes, that’s a sweater on top of a sweatshirt. Because Ohio is stinkin’ cold right now and this summer loving gal is essentially now a hermit. . All of that to say that if you think my life is pretty and perfect and like an Instagram feed, sorta what my heart wants to believe about everyone else, than you are sorely mistaken. Friend, my life is far from insta worthy and most times I shy away from talking about it because of that. . Recently though, I read a verse that caught my attention and pierced straight to the heart. And I feel called to share it with y’all. . “Pay careful attention to your own work, for then you will get the satisfaction of a job well done and you won’t need to compare yourself to anyone else. For we are each responsible for our own conduct.” Galatians 6:4-5 . Can I encourage you? This verse is a hard one to swallow for me. Have you ever been in this situation: your mom asks you to clean up the kitchen and you turn to her and say, we’ll can’t my sister (who’s sitting on the couch) come and help me? Why do they get to sit and I have to clean? —> yeah, well I’m typically the one looking around to make sure everyone is towing the line or seeing what they’re all doing. But leaving my own work left incomplete. The Lord is coming alongside me these days and reminding me that he has “prepared good works” for me to do. Just me. And if I’m looking at someone else, I’ll miss the good I have to do. . So today, wherever you are, in whatever season you find yourself in, there is purpose. Maybe it’s learning to be patient. Or staying in your own lane. Or contentment. Whatever it is, there are good works for you to do in it. I know that because He promises it. And whatever he promises is true. . Hopefully taking off the insta-filter for a minute encouraged you. Comment below and let me know if this resonated with you at all. Let’s do this journey together, friend!
Robert and Christine’s engagement session tonight was so fun! We walked around Carriage Hill, swapped lots of stories and laughed real hard! Aside from all of that, these two are the sweetest! They evidently love each other and their wedding next year is going to be wonderful! #rachaelleighcouples
Who’s traveling for the holidays? 🙋🏼♀️ We packed up the car this morning and headed to Lexington. Stopped and watched the Cats play and the rest of the week will be spent with so much family! Can’t wait for some “friendly” board game competition and all the traditions! What are most excited for?