“The only thing that would make this day better is ice cream.”- Michael Scott -Brandi Sisson
When the bride is a super talented designer and all the details are on point. ✨👆✨ #hiddenpond
Yesterday you guys encouraged me to share more from the session that was a bit of a game changer for me, so here it is! ✨
I pushed myself outside of my comfort zone and the results were so much better than I ever imagined. I believed in myself, and after post processing I can say that these are definitely some of my favourite images so far in my career 😍❤️
When your friends have their own photo in mind😂
I’m still trying to decide if this day was even real but I’m sure that I couldn’t have dreamt up such magic. The kindest most madly in love souls married on the most beautiful farm in the snow capped mountains of New Hampshire with the kind of thoughtful, gorgeous and personal design that could only come from @byemilyb.
Yup definitely a dream. Don’t wake me up 🖤
These two just shine when they're together 💛
Sharing more of Scott & Theresa's wedding on the blog this week!
One of our favorite “poses” is just walking together. It’s simple and comfortable, and captures so much of people just being who they are. Also a great way to get awesome shots while moving from one spot to the next before the sun sets 😂
In a few days time I will be heading to Santorini to shoot a dreamy couple and a few days after that to California for one of my workshops. And I get the keys to my new flat on Thursday. My to do list is long and my stress levels vary depending what time of day you get me on! 🤪 But I have made time to take long dog walks morning + night to enjoy my favourite time of the year!
I told them to think about the pranks they would pull on each other after they are married...⠀
... apparently someone has a mischievous side just like me. Don’t worry Stephanie, even if you don’t have anything in mind right now, you’ve got a whole year to plot while you plan that wedding. 😉
I will NEVER get tired of beautiful couples in beautiful places. Doing this makes my soul feel alive 🙈🖤
More joy, less overwhelm.
harshlight + mountains + badass babes in leather jackets. I mean... 😍
Look at those smiles 😍😍 I am a lucky girl to have all the love and support have been receiving lately 💕 Thank you from the bottom of my heart ❤️
Does anyone know how to go about kicking a caffeine addiction? Asking for a friend who maybe tried cold turkey and basically has the worst headache in the world and might be a little cranky. Yes. Friend is me. Obviously. #kellieraestudio
I have so many photos that I want to share that it’s a little overwhelming 🙈 My couples are all the cutest ever and I never know how to possibly pick my favorites to post! I’ll probably be posting from this fall season all through winter! 😍
But that’s okay, because who doesn’t love some golden trees ?! Seriously, fall is probably one of my most favorite seasons! I love all the colors, but also, my fall outfits are always my best fashion moments 🤓
What’s your favorite season? 👇🏼
Day two of @cultivateworkshop
Teaching branding and posing, mini mentor sessions with each girl, eating all the home cooked meals, sitting around the wood burning stove, and heading out to an amazing lava field tonight to shoot some awesome couples. My heart is so full
OMG DEAD 😍these two are so cute I couldn’t even wait to share a sneak peak from their family session! Always take time out if you can for mom & dad because LOOK AT THIS!
hi this is one of my very favorite photos ever and I just realized I’ve never posted it
*bride drinking beer, through a straw to save her lipstick, after her mom told us the same thing she did in high school - it’s a marathon not a race
still in love with this photo from April and also love that I’ve gotten to see Jessica several time since her wedding. (actually I’ve seen most of these girls since this wedding 😂)
That giddy feeling when you just married the love of your life 😍
I’d be lying if I said marriage was always equivalent. Being married isn’t supposed to be one-sided, though sometimes it is. Sometimes we’re asked to give so much, when we have barely anything left for ourselves. Sometimes we’re asked to give nothing, when we want to give it all. Every now and then you’ll feel like you’ve met in the middle. At times, you truly have and others, it’s just miscommunication. Lack of communication entirely. . Then there are the days you’ve dreamed of. Moments you’ve prayed for. Seasons where you don’t even remember what you were so upset or conflicted about. . Is it really living, to be stuck in such turmoil? If you had the choice between fighting or flourishing together, which would you choose? Be humble. Stand in humility every now and then. Marriage can be crooked, but it can also be so fulfilling and replenishing. How blessed you are to have someone on your side, fighting for you. Loving you to no end. It’s great. . Truly. 🧡
Bridal Gown: @normansbridal
Models: @bulgerjenna @bulgerjoseph
Photographer: Jordan with @bokeh.mo
The Ivy Workshop: @bethssolano
••Back Story: There best friends we’re across the field and when I told K to whisper in G’s ear and one of their best friend yelled say something dirty! And we all started laughing. I don’t know what K said but it did the trick!••
These two travelling lovebirds 💛
Still in love with this venue. I can’t believe it’s real. 🌿❤️
Foggy rolling hills and a whole lotta love ✨
Couples that goof around in front of the camera>>
So often we feel that every picture with our significant other has to be perfectly posed. I love when my couples feel free to let loose and actually play with each other like they do as if they were in their living room. Whether it’s cracking jokes, or random dancing, or tackling each other, I strive to capture the authentic moments each and every couple has. Because let’s be real, it’s WAYYY better than just a manicured smile, or a less than passionate kiss.
“i am the product of all the ancestors getting together and decided those stories had to be told”
- rupi kaur
So several months ago I got accepted for this amazing collaboration called The Painted Dress Project.
What it entailed was three dresses would travel to hundreds of photographers to be photographed...all in raising awareness for sex slavery and abuse.
Now this project was such a humbling experience to be apart of. The dress maker had a vision for this project, as she herself had been assaulted and horrifically abused for months in college, tapped and held hostage.
But this project was more then just something amazing to be apart of. It was as thick as the blood in my veins. It’s something I told publicly discuss on a regular bases but when I was 17 and college bound I was rapped by my abusive boyfriend and became pregnant (with my amazing daughter, the joy in all of this). I was threatened with his own suicide if I didn’t marry him. For two years I was in an abusive relationship until by the grace of God and my closest friends and family intervened and got me and my daughter out of there.
We then found out this last January that my daughter, was was legally obligated to go to my ex’s home for visitations was being sexually assaulted and harassed by my ex-husbands younger brother.
We are still in an on going custody battle and that’s all the information I’ll share.
But watching women who have all had their dark pasts come together to create something so intrinsically beautiful was so empowering. •
If you’ve been abused in anyway, I am here for you. Remember one voice is strong, but two is stronger. I pray that we all will stand together, so that someday, little girls like my own will not have to say #metoo
#painteddressproject #painteddress #thepainteddressproject
and my daughter
These two turnin that harsh light into golden buttery goodness!!!
Oki’s first glimpse of Kim as she walked down the aisle. These genuine and candid moments are my absolute favorite. ❤️
🍯 looking for great ideas for favors? how about something they can eat, is locally sourced 🐝 and is customizable? #instaweddingideas #shoplocal #weddingfavoursideas
honey | pereira honey anyone know if there is a way to connect w folks at pereira honey other than the dalles farmers market?