As close as we’re going to get to Christmas family photos this year! We piggy backed a few Macy/Regan photos after a Simonis tree lot family shoot! The old family jeep made the cutest backdrop 🧡🎄
Sharing a favorite of mine from this Mommy and Me session. They are both oh so beautiful! 😍 (makeup by the talented @beautyby_mom
While guests were still arriving and I was mingling getting some candid shots, Angela's sister-in-law came up to me and asked if I could come with her to get a photo -- she and Angela's MIL wanted to present her with a family heirloom handkerchief that had been passed down in her soon-to-be-husband's family, and they wanted me to capture them surprising Angela with it. How freaking sweet is that?
I didn't think this wedding could get any better until after these two met at the alter and Zach's uncle opened the ceremony with the exact lines from The Princess Bride: "Mawwiage. Mawwiage is wat bwings us togeder today. Mawwiage, that bwessed awwangement, that dweam wifin a dream… And wuv, twue wuv, will fowwow you foweva…"
Ya'll don't know but I FREAKING LOVE the princess bride so I was DYING with silent laughter behind my camera. dang, this day was one for the books. 👏🏻 swipe to see the first photo I talked about, plus my other faves from the day! including a bit of Angela's sassiness during their portraits. 😉
// second shot for @sydnieleahphoto
My snotty + drooly baby! She’s been sick all week, finally has a tooth coming in but is still my happy little baby. 🙌🏻 #fashionablylateasalways
Eating christmas cookies and editing through my second to last wedding of the year!! I can’t get over just how absolutely wonderful and beautiful this whole season was 🎄
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What a funnnn engagement session yayyy!!! Complete with a snowball fight and everything! 🖤
the perfect little hideaway 🏡
These charming triplets and I found a secret garden 😍🌳🍃
Dreaming of Hannah + Kris’s vibrant autumn wedding while heading to the snow today for a fun, winter engagement session! ❄️ Grateful for all the different seasons and the unique touch they leave on every shoot ❤️
Friendship is not about who you’ve known the longest. It’s about who walked into your life, said “I’m here for you” and proved it✨ •
I’m not going to go into detail, but I personally have been struggling a lot lately. Especially dealing with mental health problems. I do not open myself so vulnerably so easily. So it’s been difficult for me to tell some people exactly what I’ve been going through, but once I did I felt so relieved that this person knew because I knew that they were going to be there for me and that they were not going to judge me and that they were going to help me get past my struggles. Please if you are dealing with any deep and vulnerable things, tell someone you know you can trust so they can be there for you and help you. It’s helped me more than I thought it would and it’s helped keep me sane and safe. Tag the people you know who will love and support you no matter your struggles and let them know that you would do the same for them! Here are some of mine and I am so beyond grateful for each and every one of them @roseoverlord22 @eizaayala @dream_sleep_coffee @kirstenmarie_n @crsal_the_unicorn @winterr_bae @heyusaycheese @dunanny_goat @hannah__marie__b @__taytayyy__
I firmly debated writing a semi vague comment on not letting go, or hanging on tight; but here I am writing something a little more. •
Some days are hard, to get up, to work, and hard to hang on. I truly believe one day I’ll find it was worth it. So hang on through the hard days. •
That was still a little vague I guess.🙃
There are TWENTY days left in this year and I plan to spend every single one of them furthering my relationship with the space heater. Also by sharing cute as heck photos from my end of year sessions, including this one from Sallie + Jake’s engagement in Atlanta, GA. Thanks to some late season warm weather, we managed to snap some beautiful fall foliage over the Thanksgiving break. I love, love, love getting to photograph in different locales outside of my own neighborhood in San Francisco. Can’t wait for all the new travel weddings next year! 💛🧡💛 This image was taken handheld at 1/60th shutter speed and f/4.0 (while simultaneously recording a boomerang on my phone in my other hand - I am still amazed to this day this happened). Photographed with @fujifilm_profilm
on my #Contax645
and processed by @photovisionprints.
So much sweetness between this adorable family! ✨💛
You guys... Christmas is 2 WEEKS FROM TODAY!!! What the actual heck. One of these years I am going to be one of those people who gets all their Christmas shopping done early and doesn’t have to stress about it... ok so probably not but I can try 🤷🏼♀️
This time of year can be really hard for people, especially for those who already struggle with depression, anxiety, etc... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Be patient with those around you. Show compassion. Care for yourself. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
This morning I took an hour to just look through some of my art books. Feeding my soul. Creativity is healing for me. But even with photography being my full time job and art being everywhere in my life I still have days where I really struggle with my depression. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Depression looks different on everyone. Often people are shocked when I tell them I’ve had depression for my entire life starting as a child. But I want to share this information because so often mental health issues are stigmatized and hidden, leaving people feeling more alone, isolated, and desperate. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Reach out to the people you care about. Just say hi, ask how they are doing, remind them they are not alone
Taking advantage of those final sweet treats as an only child.
The present moment is all you ever have. -Eckhart Tolle
Wish this beautiful angel a happy birthday today! 🧚🏼♀️🌿
In the photo: @liliaharlin
I love that this family does a cousin shot for grandma 📸
So sweet 🌲
“ we create our own magic” ✨
Such a gorgeous couple ♥️
Love this beautiful session we did at a wrecking yard 😍
This is “dads work” and seeing the kids faces light up as they ran around the yard and climbed on equipment was precious.
Not to mention they were teaching their photographer the difference between screws and bolts 😉😍
Make sure that when you put a ring on it, book your consultation with me right away! Have peace of mind knowing that you have a professional photographer who can handle any situation that arises on the big day, and your photos will be perfect. What could be easier??
Flowers are always a good idea. ❤️
• hard decisions can be good, & easy decisions can be bad... how was I supposed to be trained for the kind of riddle decision making I would be using now that i am am adult?! How about we all just go back when the hardest thing we ever did was keep our puffles alive on Club Penguin. Sound good?
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Gosh I just love these 3 ❤️ - spent my day with the two youngest who are sick 😷 and squeezed in a newborn session this morning- hard day with the littles (cough and fevers) but a good day also. Mikey took apart a giant LEGO set Lyla put together while I wasn’t looking (only took her 2 weeks 🤨) and then he tipped over the Christmas tree (the real one, not the fake one!) and I was knee deep in water 🤨 but you know what? I love them so much, Lyla was so understanding, and they are all tucked in asleep for now :) I’m sure Amelia will be up in 30 minutes for her first wake up but it’s all good ♥️ happy Tuesday friends! #motherhoodunplugged
Went into Trader Joe’s and Target today... RIP wallet 💸
Proof gorgeous lighting exists outside of Golden Hour ✨ This was taken around 3pm in September, so roughly 4 hours before sunset. .
Lately I’ve been challenging myself to shoot outside of Golden Hour. Yes, I still ADORE the warm tones, golden glow, and creamy skin tones Golden Hour creates, and it will ALWAYS be my first recommendation for time of shoots. But I don’t want to fear shooting outside of that time, or feel the need to always shoot in shade. I’m learning to love and appreciate the different lighting throughout the day, and within each season. It’s been fun to experiment and challenge myself, and I would venture to say it has made me a better photographer! This image may be my FAVORITE from Macy and Tyler’s wedding, and it wasn’t even taken during Golden Hour! I love the oaks, golden hills, and of course the STUNNING bride (looking at you, @macymaurene
), but I also LOVE this 3pm lighting! It’s just perfect ☀️✨
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Just when I’d almost put my lens cap back on-and then this happened on the way back to the car. 😍#snugasabug
Gusty winds are a secret love of mine. Hair whips around and the dresses are taken for a crazy ride. Yes, please!