Sending love to you all as we transition to fall. Transitions are beautiful and wonderful and challenging, and I’m feeling the impact of less vitamin D in my life. It’s really hard to share about mental health challenges publicly (especially when you’re in the midst of them), so I just wanted to take a moment and say to anyone who needs to hear it - You’re seen. You’re loved. You’re doing fine. Be gentle with yourself. Xo
Paper goods: @inkpushco
Do you all remember a couple weeks ago when I was flailing with my schedule? I was pleading for just a couple more days to be added to September, preferably somewhere in the September 14, 15, or 16 range? Well, here we are at September 19 and I made it...I delivered a bajillion senior galleries, three weddings, watermelon minis, three corporate shoots, and even shot 8 more sessions. I designed and printed some senior magazines and albums and I even made a little photo gift for the poor victims of SliceGate 2018.
Don't go thinking that all my sessions are delivered...ha! No...I just put myself in an impossible timeline position this last month and somehow, by the grace of a patient husband, understanding child, and no sleep for the last week, managed to get it all done on time. I still have 30 sessions in the queue (including this GORGEOUS wedding from 9/1) but they'll make their timelines. Because, here I am on a Wednesday without a photoshoot on the calendar for a full three days! Those three day gaps are all it takes for me to stay on track.
Annnyways, the point is, rest-assured dear readers. Sneaks will now be coming at you with more consistency...at least for now...until I completely overdo it again in approximately 8 days. 😜
Makeup by the amazing @beauty_by_kristen_nicholle
Hair by the incredible @ashlie.marie541
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What are your kiddos going to be for Halloween this year? We have a fun surprise planned!
When a guy proposes to his girl, and asks afterwards, what should they do now....and her response is "Let's go finish watching the KU game!" - it's obviously an instant reminder that you're a lucky guy who just made a fantastic decision! Angel is a keeper for Kyle.....and Kyle for Angel, likewise!⠀
ALSO....it might be almosttttt Fall, but I am loving all the gorgeous flowers that KC is offering up these days!
I’ve been a miner for a heart of gold.
Who knew that kody could river-dance? I mean I knew Cyd had it in her.. but dang, this groom is killing it in the dance department. 2018 River dancing duo of the year.
when tattoos take an image from one level to a whole other one 🖤 guys, these two and their love story and all my fave images from their engagement session are all on the blog this morning!
Wedding days are tiring, and looking this gorgeous is definitely draining, don't forget to plan a snack break during your day, or have McDonalds delivered!
First meal as husband and wife ✔️
During the father-daughter dance, Tianna’s abuela made her way over to David and started to pull him onto the dance floor. At first he tried to politely decline, as to keep all of the focus on Tianna and her father. Abuela insisted, however, and how could David say no?! Before long they were also out on the dance floor, grinning and laughing and spinning around together. Without sharing the same language, they still shared such a joyful connection. These are the little moments that are so worth preserving ❤️
We received the very sad news that Tianna’s abuela passed away this week after a long battle with cancer, and just weeks after these photos were taken. Our hearts are heavy for her family, and we are sending so much love as they navigate the pain of this loss. It is our sincerest hope that these images will help them to feel close to their abuela- and that they will smile every time they are able to relive this adorable unplanned dance.
It’s wedding week for this happy couple. I am so excited their wedding day is almost here. It’s going to be quite the celebration! #fullofsass
I just want to buy a bag of fun size candy and watch the little vampire.
"Don't worry, it's just magic." - my 6 year old son Kellen (referring to Legos of course)
Cute t-shirt thief. I dig a sexy shoot where we lose the heels and sip Old Fashioned’s.
This is what teamwork looks like 💚💚💚 Keeping Bramble small enough to be fully hands on and care for each couple in the best way possible, while not overworking myself or pushing the wrong limits is a really tough balance. I want to be there for more couples and create more amazing, unique designs, but I can’t do it alone. 🌿🌿🌿 I’m so thankful for the people who have figured out how to read my mind and make things happen with me, and for the rad floral community we have here with so many florists willing to lend a hand. 🌸🌸🌸 Community over competition is no just a phrase - it’s the most important thing!
Thanks to @citrineflora
for helping me make so many arrangements, and for @shrekpdx
for bringing every corner alive. (And we’ve been really missing you @rebekahjule
!) And for @sea.of.roses
stepping in when we need you! 🙌🙌🙌
Orange blossom wedding macarons
Just blown away by all the gorgeous weddings and shoots this year...time has zipped by so fast, I can’t believe it’s almost fall!
To the Bacons,
The love you have for each other is so humble and so kind. I am so glad that I was able to photograph this very special wedding.