We’ve weathered some storms, and we’ve stood in the sun.
We’ve had stay-cations, and we’ve seen the world together.
We’ve moved away from home, and now we’re coming back to settle our roots 🥰
We’ve been challenged, and loved through it all. I couldn’t imagine life with anyone else.
Happy 5th anniversary, goob!💛
— all your Christmas dreams are coming true. yes it’s 11 days until Christmas & this shoot got me all very excited (but who’s counting?!). Natalie + Kevin were absolute dream boats. I honestly pinch myself that I meet my most down-to-earth people + become sweet friends with my couples. these two are something special. after the wild year Nat + Kev have had this year, it melts my heart that these photos mean more to them than I know. // p.s. I’m editing like a crazy woman to get albums out before Christmas for you! so you’ll have a little gift from me under your tree ✨
During my workshop at the end of October, I told the attendees I was going to do an experiment to demonstrate that my marketing strategy works.
I told them I really wanted to shoot an elopement in Norway, and that I was going to create a strategy to make it happen. No paid adverts. Just SEO, Instagram and Pinterest posts.
Yesterday I shot the most amazing elopement in Lofoten with the cutest couple from the USA and it was EPIC!
I even made them play “Where’s Waldo (Where’s Wally for my UK friends)” in this scene. Can you spot them?
I swear we’re still alive. These past few weeks have put Nancy through overdrive trying to meet deadlines but still creating space to be mentally healthy. I don’t even care that this is a 1am post and it’ll be buried by everyone else’s posts.
This year has been a trying one for me for sure. Coming back to my retail job in January after being on mental health leave for a few months, only for that following month to try me even harder when my brother took his own life, and immediately after that coming back to retail life and this business and making sure we were putting 100% of our skill and dedication to each and every couple, to dealing with parting from my retail job and trying to pursue my dream of doing this full time and creating stories with y’all. There hasn’t been a time where I felt 100% ok. But c’est la vie. You suck it up and try your hardest to move on. Right? No. So I crashed. And I crashed hard emotionally. I went off my meds and dealt with ALL my emotions I kept pushing off on purpose and due to medication. But I’m present, I’m working through my creative outputs, and I’m trying to be mentally healthy by giving myself time and space.
You’ll definitely hear from us more in the next coming weeks. But as for now, it’ll be a quiet December 💕
My days have been going as follows: wake up and head to @staffordcoffeeco to work for hours until they close (you’re the real MVPs for keeping me fed and caffeinated haha). Then either going to a different place until close and/or crawling onto my couch to continue editing until my eyes are heavy and everyone starts having two heads in the photos. Repeat.
I’m tired, mildly overwhelmed and just ready for a day off. Like, a real full day off. I’m honestly not sure what I’ll do with all the extra time!
Until then I’m remembering the absolute joy Bri and I had when we found this hidden little garden that looks like a Dr. Suess book 💕
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Hey! It’s us - we throw veils, we get up in there, we climb trees (we do!) we slither on the floor (yup, like snakes..whaaattt!?!) we do it all!
Give us a shout if you wanna see it all!
About a week ago we moved to a different bedroom in our house to be closer to the nursery. As I move all my stuff over I’m trying to go through my clothes and finding I’m rather sentimental... like the purple pair of sweatpants I bought at Walmart in 8th grade. I just can’t bring myself to get rid of them. And yes, I still wear them regularly. Why?! Haha 😂
Anyone else attached to a random item of clothing in your closet?
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Throwback Thursday to hiking among giants
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I'm going to be completely honest - I never intended on being a wedding photographer. Long story short, I have always loved photography but I graduated college with a degree in economics. People constantly asked me why I don't just do photography full time but I always had intentions of keeping photography as a "side thang." I didn't want photography to be my full time job because I didn't want to get sick of it, ya know? Well, guess what?? I did 31 weddings this year and I loved every minute and I'm pretty bummed that my 2019 wedding season is over. So turns out the desk job life just isn't for me and now here I am just doing what I'm actually passionate about.
Penultimate work week is nearing an end 😍 Anyone sneaking away for the weekend? #frontendfriday
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::Classes are over! Only finals are left, so here comes the hardest part; accepting that I have done my best. The absences I have taken, the assignments I have not turned in does not mean I am un-intelligent or lazy, they represent me figuring out how much I can handle, and being okay with not being perfect because that person does not exist.
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Do you all remember that song about fireflies from years ago? Thats whats running through my head as I look at this. .
i just want to express how honored i am to those of you who shared an image(s) with me to see how @chuyolapresets works magic on their art! the video i am currently working on will be live tomorrow and cannot wait to show you all the finishing touches to the masterpiece🖍
wow. can I just say how thankful I am for people that come along side you in life? like, the real real people. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
on the way back from the airport tonight, our car just shut off at a stoplight. I called a friend who was twenty minutes away and she left dinner to give us a jump. she followed us to the auto shop (car was literally smoking, jury is still out 🙃) and grabbed us Starbucks before dropping us off back home. we have another friend taking Ben to work in the morning and us to get a rental. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I’ve always been kind of the Lone Ranger type but I’m grateful that this is slowly changing and I’m being humbled and reminded how important community is. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
let me throw this out there, to any couples who are or are about to be wedding planning - I hope you’ve got those real real people, and I want you to let the comments of anyone else roll off your back. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
the people who are there when you call, support your passions, speak truth in love. the people you can be real with. the people who know it’s about your love and marriage, not the wedding, but also will do anything they can to make your wedding dreams come true. focus on those people. it’ll make a world of difference. ♥️
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I’ll forever be grateful for a hand to hold! 💕💫
While our evening doesn’t look as glamorous and hiking through a remote canyon in Arizona, I am beyond thankful for carryout, Thursday night football, and a hand to hold! 🍜🏈👫
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Happy mood today because I just finished my semester! 😁 🙌🏼 🎉
If you want to feel like you're on top of the world for your adventure elopement, Rocky Mountain National Park is the place for you!
Today on the Wander Often elopement guide I'm talking all things Rocky Mountain National Park! Head on over & check it out! Let's plan your dream RMNP adventure elopement!
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I have a long list of happy places, and misty mornings in the PNW forests are close to the top ☁️
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Thankful for good friends like these🖤
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Yup, we’re 100% obsessed with the fact that their dogs were a part of the proposal!! How did you babe propose to you? Tell us your story in the comments below!!
As some of you may know from my stories, I have been in London all week – it was definitely an interesting experience for someone like me who does EVERYTHING possible to avoid major cities. However I really enjoyed the major challenge it presented to grow and stretch me beyond my comfort zone.
One of the most common things I hear being a photographer is that, “You must have ALL the best pictures of your life and travels!!” While that can be the case, a lot of times I actually DON’T. There’s a good reason too…
You see, one of the hardest lessons I have learned from photography is the act of being present. So many times I’ve had my face glued to my camera and walked away not even being able to recreate what just happened in my mind because I was too concentrated on documenting the moment. I lost out on an experience and only had images of every second to remember.
But the thing about pictures is they can’t bring to life the little moments in-between when you didn’t stop to look for them. Images can’t recreate smells if you didn’t take time to breath in the air around you. Photos you capture cannot truly bring forth the emotions you felt if you don’t stop to really FEEL them – to let them sink deep in your heart.
We can’t live to document alone, for we were created to experience.
So this trip for me consisted of days where I didn’t even carry around my camera. And the days I did – I absolutely took the time to document my journey. BUT I didn’t capture every second, my face wasn’t hidden behind my camera or phone, my eye wasn’t taking in the world through another lens for every moment.
I took a few seconds to capture the life around me, put down my devices, and EXPERIENCED what lay before me. I breathed in, I felt, I watched, I cried, laughed, learned, and just allowed myself to be. It was incredible to be present.
Photography is so important. I mean IT’S MY JOB so I cannot express how much of a gift it is. But it can also keep us from living in the moments that we come across if you allow it. So I encourage you al to really think about how you experience life – is it through your heart or through the lens of a device?