The last two weeks I’ve been really tracking my phone time, and trying to keep it below two hours a day. ⠀
At first, I was getting mad at myself for using it so often. Then, softly and quietly an awareness creeped in. I got to just notice the usage. Why I was on. What I was checking, etc. ⠀
For me, it’s easier to stay off my phone when I’m super busy. But when I’m alone, I catch myself reaching for my phone to fill up the time and space.⠀
Can you relate? ⠀
I’m super grateful for apps like Moments (no this is not sponsored) that track my phone time usage so I can show and be present for the people in my life. So I can enjoy the candles I’m burning, the rain that’s falling, the flowers that need to be smelled, and living in all the life that’s happening around me!⠀ ⠀
So cheers to living more life in the moment! Join me, won’tcha?
Taken while second shooting for @rachbeckwithphoto
3 weddings in Washington
3 weddings in Oregon
3 weddings in California
1 wedding in Idaho
1 wedding in Minnesota
Next year is booking up fast and is going to be filled with lots of adventures! I can't wait!
Can we just take a moment to admire this stunning bride to be? How much perfection can there possibly be in one picture?! Thank you @cristenniresphotography
for capturing my clients in the best way!
This Pretty Pup!!! So sweet that the Grooms Pup was part of the Ceremony 🐶💕
Betsy knew what she was doing when she designed these gems 💕
“I love you more today than yesterday! But not as much as tomorrow!” Couldn’t be more true! I love you more and more each day Sean Parkin 😍
Lashes and brows 🖤
Let me transform your lashes!
Book online, link in bio 😘
“Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage” ✨
I started listening to a new PD book today (check out my stories to see which one!) and its about getting comfortable with being vulnerable. So let that quote 👆🏼 sink in. .
Why are we so vulnerability averse? For me, at my core I worry about what people will think of me. I’m a huge people pleaser ( well recovering people pleaser👌🏼) and so when I put something out into the world or speak my truth, my first thought is what will people think. Since starting this book, and reading PD in general, I have gotten much better and have learned to live my life for me. It’s something I will work on every day but if you struggle with the same thing I urge you to work on it too. .
The book was saying that vulnerability is often courageous and something you should be proud of. Because you are being you and that’s what life is all about. You shouldn’t hid your opinions or not speak your truth for fear of backlash. It’s admirable babe, do it with confidence. 😉
Who said something about no white after Labor Day? I highly disagree 😆 Fall is the best time for white bouquets, in my opinion. Especially when you’re in Hood River and have the most gorgeous grassy backdrop 🌾🌾🌾
Happy wedding day, Jordan and Bill!!
Is it just me, or is this the definition of "swooned"? 💕
Hey now, hey now, this is what dreams are made of ✨🎶
happy hump day! What’s been the best part of your week so far? For me, this week has been very busy with September wedding day-of goods which I usually package while watching The Office or listening to a podcast.
Can all of you couples out there please just elope to somewhere fantastic... and let me be your third wheel. Please & thanks.
Yesterday I met with my October bride to go over the details for her wedding. Once again I was reminded on how blessed I am to do what I do and how much I love my job. I don’t take my job lightly as I know I have a huge responsibility to successfully document a couples love story and give them one of a kind experience. How about you? Do you live your job?
What are your kiddos going to be for Halloween this year? We have a fun surprise planned!
Split it up, split it up.
Happy 3 years, my love! 🥂💕
River Bell Farm is a quaint farmhouse and barn venue located in Jefferson, Oregon. The #farm
was established in 1875 and has many novel items to remind you of “the good old days”! It is surrounded by mint fields and the fragrance is wonderful all summer long! The landscaping around the barn and the house provide beautiful backdrops for photos, all the while showing off the surrounding farm country and foothills.
#riverbellfarm #redbarn #jefferson #oregon #venue #oregonwedding #oregonbride
Back to editing my butt away! Thanks for everyone for being so patient while I’ve been traveling and planning my own wedding reception! All of my clients rule 🤙🏻 Shelby + Curtis you guys are up next!
Loving these fall senior pictures ✨
HALFWAY through the week! Wahhoooo!!! 🎉