This photo has absolutely nothing to do with the caption. But, for the record, that Golden Snitch Butterbeer donut from @sugarshack was DELICIOUS. 🤤 And now for something completely unrelated: The Built To Last summit is TOMORROW! I can hardly wait!! Justin & @marymarantz asked me to speak on a subject close to my heart, the Gentle No, and I am SO excited to hear from all the other speakers they've got lined up! @hopetaylorphotography, @hannahbrencher, @elledanielle (my go-to authority for all things LEGAL!), @myrnapdaramy, @nikimariephoto, @thewhiteboardroom, and @bethchapmanstyling for (as they say), one night [day] only!! 🎙 AND I’ve got an extra goodie to sweeten the deal (see? I managed to tie the donut in after all!) for anyone who signs up using the link in my profile- a 10-step guide for Boundaries In Business! The Boundaries Guide AND an offer for $100 off your seat are both only available for folks who sign up BEFORE tomorrow's summit starts, so hop to it- link in profile, mes amis! #communityovercompetition
This has become one of my favorite traditions when we get hit with a winter storm! Our annual snow portrait, along with a few others from throughout the years. • Bonus: scroll all the way through to see my FIRST one ever from February 2010... right after I bought my first pro-grade(ish) DSLR (a Nikon!), using a $20 tripod from Wal-Mart 🤣 • If you haven’t already, grab the SUPER quick Self-Portrait Tutorial from the link in profile- it walks you through how I capture these fun photos (in 5min or less) every year when it snows!
Quick tip for all you film photogs out there- when you get home from a wedding and still have a few frames left on a roll of 120mm or 35mm film, don't simply waste them on your dogs (again). • Instead, try this: challenge yourself to shoot a few brand-related photos using JUST the supplies around your office or home! • I do this after pretty much every wedding, and some of my favorite flat lays have come as a result! I'll photograph sample albums, print orders, new products, office tools, art supplies, darling little gifts that come in the mail, literally ANYTHING in my office that looks good in the frame. It creates a GREAT collections of custom AGP stock photos, and it challenges me to make something interesting out of what's around me at that exact moment! #ishootfujifilm #contax645 #fuji400h
I'm obsessed with this frame. And, sure- you could accuse me of being biased, because these are two of our close friends, or because Kathryn's wearing one of my best friend's, @katherinebignon's, bridal gown designs, or because it was taken in France, or a myriad of other things. •⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But really, it’s because I love how closely he holds her. And how easily they rest cheek to cheek. And how the pieces of herself she might be most self-conscious about, he loves the most. I love how relentlessly he pursues her, and how much delight she finds in his arms. • I could photograph couples like these two all day, every day. •⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Workshop @thesignatureatelier by myself & @katherinebignon! Planning by @lovinconcept Florals by @floresie Custom gown by @katherinebignon Venue @chateaubouthonvilliers Hair + Makeup by @trinejuel Shoes by @bellabelleshoes Film lab @thefindlab
It's PODCAST time! Guys, this is one of my favorite episodes of all time- I had the honor of chatting with @daveytjonesy for their Brands That Book podcast about setting boundaries and learning to say no in business, all while still serving with GRACE. This is definitely one of my favorite interviews I've ever had the pleasure to give (Davey is a phenomenal host!), and Brands That Book is for sure one of my new go-to podcasts. Link in profile for a limited time- get after it!
Matt, can you believe this was eight years ago? It's incredible how quickly the time flies. Like, we've been married for the same amount of time we spent in high school & college combined. But it doesn't feel NEARLY that long! 💕⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Maybe because that's what happens when you marry your best friend. When your souls are tied so closely together that it's hard to see where one stops and another starts. Like when someone makes a comment and I can tell with a single look that you are thinking of the EXACT same Parks & Rec quote that I am. 🤣 Before you, I used to think that eventually, all marriages inevitably fell into a state of apathy. I couldn't see how, eight years in, I'd be even MORE excited about being your wife than on day one. But I am, because being married to you is the greatest gift I've ever known! You pursue me every. single. day. All 2,922 of them. You make every day better, just by being in it. Even the hard days. Especially those ones. You're my favorite human ever. 🎁⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Happy 8th anniversary, babe. I love you and I like you!
It's been two weeks since my last post on IG, and dang has it been refreshing! I never truly realized how much I was missing out on because of the constant distraction of social media, and taking two weeks away from checking notifications and the endless feed + Stories scroll restored my soul. 🧖🏼♀️ It's the first Monday of the year, and today is our 2019 MAPPING day- Matt and I are buckling down with a whiteboard, a few Sharpies, our calendars, and two heads full of dreams to map out what we hope our year will look like. I think I might as well just keep the kettle full all day, because this is one of those can I get an IV for my coffee? kind of sessions. ☕️ My Powersheets are DEFINITELY part of our Mapping Day. @laracasey gifted me my very first set of Sheets last year, and I couldn't believe what a difference they made in my growth, both professionally and personally. I loved them so much that I set an alarm for the day the 2019 collection went on sale so I didn't miss out! I can't wait to see what kind of growth is cultivated this year as a result of using them again. Post up one of your big goals in the comments so I can cheer you on! 🎉 #powersheets #cultivatewhatmatters #progressoverperfection
Merry, merry Christmas, my friends! Every year around this time, I tell Matt just how desperate I am to truly find REST as we celebrate Christ's birth with our families. My own social media habits can make that hard to do, though! So I'm taking my weekend habit of deleting social media apps, and applying that to our Christmas break- we'll see y'all again on January 2nd once I re-download the app 😁 🎄 If you're anything like me and, whether out of boredom or addiction, reach for you phone whenever there's a lull in conversation or activity (traffic lights, anyone?), I'd love to encourage you to think about deleting IG for a few days as well! It is SO FREEING, and trust me: you will never regret being present for what's actually happening AROUND you, instead of missing out because you're too busy reviewing everyone else's curated moments. 🎁 Post it up below: what emoji(s) *accurately* represents how you feel about deleting social media for a few days? Mine are 😊😳💪🏻💆🏻♀️