Dreaming of my next destination wedding in The Mayan Riviera in January . If you are eloping would love to work together
Love your love the most ✨
Took the long weekend off and celebrated with my Veteran! ❤️
This picture was from last year at Malibu Wine Safari, where the fires have hit this past week. Some people have reached out to us here in California asking about the fires. We are safe and away from the fires, but a lot of our friends have been caught up in all of it and have lost a lot. Praying for CA!! .
This was B’s first Veterans Day as a Veteran and not Active Duty. So thankful for all who are serving and have served to protect us and our freedom. Especially thankful for this guy!
#veteransday #myveteran #malibu #malibuwinesafari #malibuwines #stanleythegiraffe #birthdaycelebrations #engagedlife #southerncalifornia
— I had a great first time in Charleston and gotta send a huge thank you to this pretty lady for trusting me with her day and bringing me down there 💕💛 can't wait to share more from Celena and Seth's day!
life has been so crazy lately, the good kinda crazy. so here is one of my favorite captures from my most recent sessions. to my Ramey babes, thank you for getting artsy with me. shots like this feed my soul with some kind of beautiful. @nina.ramey
you’re so incredibly talented and i’m still so jazzed you took me up on my tree seshies. i adore you; em and b! you boo pies ☺️ xo
you are enough.
you are perfect.
a million times over,
👉👉Transformation Tuesday, hand and ring edition - two comparison pics! My hand downsized and my engagement ring was up sized. 🥰💍My first ring was exactly what I had wanted, a perfect vintage piece designed by Belais. The low profile and architectural elements remind me of an old New York skyscraper. I wore it for months before we officially announced our engagement to the family. Jon's mom gave me her wedding set that she wore long after his dad passed, and she said it was for me to have now. She told me to go to their family Jeweler and pick out whatever set I wanted to place the diamonds into, so I left the soldered rings with the jewler to be separated. By the time I went back to pick up the repair and pick a new set, I had lost so much weight that her original rings fit me perfectly!! I fell in love with them in that moment, perfect as they were. I thought about all the laughter and tears her rings had seen and wanted to carry on the tradition with these heirloom diamonds gifted from her husband's parents to her. Thankful that I had lost so much weight, even in my hands. I now wear my original engagement ring as a right hand piece. .
#transformationtuesday #100poundslost #100poundsdown #engagedlife #engagementring #belais #whitegold #weightlosscommunity #beforeandafter #weightlossjourney #imtermittentfasting #iflife #obesetobeast #followmyweightloss #hands #nailart #extremeweightloss #weightlossjourney #losingweight
‘I have always wanted to have a neighbor just like you.⠀
I've always wanted to live in a neighborhood with YOU.⠀
So, let's make the most of this BEAUTIFUL day.⠀
Since we're together we might as well say:⠀
Would you be mine?⠀
Could you be mine?⠀
Won't you be my neighbor?’⠀
Sweet Kristine reached out to me for an engagement session after her cousin attended a wedding I photographed, in Wisconsin, and recommended me.⠀
We were chatting about different locations we could do her engagement session, and learned WE LIVE RIGHT DOWN THE STREET FROM EACH OTHER!⠀
I haven’t been in Villa Park super long, but I freaking love getting to know my neighbors. My sense of community has just leveled-up!⠀
Congratulations to my sweet neighbors, Kristine & Eddie! I’m sure I’ll bump into you at Kuppies Bakery sometime⠀
I want to share their story with you, but this one that is not mine to tell. I can say that this is a love journey against all the odds and my heart is so incredibly thankful that I am the one chosen to document it. Steven & Ashlyn, the universe is cheering you on. ✨
As wedding photographers, I think it can be easy to take for granted what we experience every Saturday. Especially when you’ve got your shots, hustle, timelines (plan A and B lol) etc down to a science after so many years. Especially in the craziness of the Fall wedding season, I think every wedding professional needs to take a beat and realize the beauty and sacredness of this day for their couples. We get one shot to do what we do best - for them - on the day that will outshine so many others in their lifetime.❤️ Let’s take a deep breath and finish this 2018 wedding season strong, friends! It’s November and we’re in the home stretch now... #lovetherenauds @amyheidz @rencincydowntown
He sees me, all of me, the good and the messy, and yet is always there to love and hold me. Grateful every single day that we found each other as young college kids and never let go 💙 #myforeverlove
So happy for these two. Can’t wait to wait my little brother get married!
Obsessed with this whole session!
You all know it. Bow-ties are cool.
How do I love thee.... let me count, I can’t even count! I don’t even know where to begin. You fill my heart with a joy I cannot even express and you lead our family in a way that honors the Lord. We’ve been best friends for 11 years now and I am so excited for what is to come! Can’t wait to get fat on thanksgiving together and celebrate our 3rd anniversary this coming Christmas Eve! What what! The holidays make me giddy and so do you! #marriedlife
Chelbi and Riley’s sunset engagement session 😍
The FIRST LOOK. The moment every girl is dreaming of. Wearing a wedding dress. Walking towards her groom. Seeing his eyes tear up. His smile getting bigger. Don’t we all want that REACTION? Every bride is dreaming of her groom seeing her for the first time and getting an emotional reaction. But most brides think that they may loose this moment if they see each other before walking down the aisle. They assume it will be less emotional or intimate. They like the idea of tradition. And want to wait for everyone to witness the groom’s reaction.
But what we have found with experience, capturing and planning so many weddings... is the opposite. Everyone knows how stressful a wedding day can become, especially for the bride and groom. The tension is there. Especially right before the ceremony. When the bride enters the ceremony. All eyes are on HIM. Waiting for his reaction. The farthest thing from an intimate and romantic moment for just the bride and groom. That is exactly why we will talk through these scenarios with all of our couples. Our job is not only to capture natural moments throughout a wedding day but to create an unforgettable EXPERIENCE. Help our couples to create moments of intimacy and pure joy! The ONLY ALONE time on a wedding day. Which is why almost all of our brides love the idea of a first look with their grooms. They actually get intimate time just with each other. Give each other the chance to show REAL EMOTIONS. And on top of that. Our couples will receive more pictures of just themselves on their wedding day.
Read more about first looks of brides and grooms, bride and daddies, and brides and bridesmaids on our blog TODAY!!!
Our true character is shown by our lifestyles outside of the church.
“A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” (Proverbs 15:1 ESV)
When that flannel you bought in high school is still turning out looks for you ♥️🌲
Made my way to the desert yesterday to spend the week teaching at @styledyou_
alongside some insanely talented girl boss friends of mine 💃🏼 can’t wait for more community, more real talk, and more Inspiration. So stoked to be here! ✨
Any wedding that has @bettyraes
as their dessert is a winner in our book 🍦 // Working hard on crushing some of these edits bc we are nearing the end of our season and we are (half dead ppl rn but) stokedddd at what this season has brought us — can’t wait to see what 2019 has in store!!