... I’m so ready for more adventures this wedding season! We’re headed to Michigan and Cali twice this summer for some sweet country, vineyard, and mountain weddings. Where’s your dream location to get married or eloped?!
1 1013 minutes ago
Don’t mind me. Just going to be oversharing all day and night. ✨🎄
“I promise to always have puns and dad jokes when you are sad.” 😂
These two are the sweetest people and so stinkin’ cute! 😉 The fact that we get to capture couples like them brings us so much joy and just fuels our passion for wedding cinematography that much more. We love our couples and we love what we get to do every single day!
"This shoot was all about him honestly - just trying to capture her in a way that would forever document the beauty of the woman he married." A little quote from this blog all about one of the most beautiful couples, most beautiful brides I have ever worked with. (Link in profile)
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you’re in a rut with date ideas consider doing the following one we did this past summer.
First, Isaiah came to me saying he had this date planned out. If you want to change things up put some thought into your plans and maybe surprise your significant other while you’re at it.
Second, pick something new and fun, but make sure it will be something you both enjoy and meshes with your interests.
Do you want to know what Isaiah planned? Well, he had money he had set aside for us to use to go into a store and find a gift for one another. He had heard about this date idea and thought it would be fun for us to try.
The only rules were that the person receiving the gift could pick the store that the gift was from, the person buying the gift needed to stay within budget, and it was to be kept a surprise until we got home.
With the blessing of some wedding money we were able to make our budget somewhat larger which made it all the more exciting to go into finding that special purchase.
In the end I would have to say it was quite successful and a whole lot of fun to buy something thoughtful for each other and to surprise one another with it.
Do you think you would try this? The amount of money doesn’t matter, you could do it with $10 each all the way up to $100 each.
Let me know in the comments what has been your favorite date you’ve been on.
Things be heating up at the track... 😉
merry Christmas you two!!🎄
1 111 hour ago
These two are a joy to be around 🙏🏻 Merry Christmas you two 🎄
1 141 hour ago
When I was growing up in Eastern WA, I used to think this whole area up until the west side was ugly. Dead looking grass, sage brush everywhere... Apocalyptic ugly. When I moved away and saw what the rest of the US looked like, I found a whole new appreciation for my home state. It’s absolutely beautiful! How there is evergreen forests, beaches, mountains, and yes - even desert all in one state. Cave B - where I shot this adorable engagement is one of the prettiest places in the world to me. The perfect setting to capture love. ❤️
3 391 hour ago
Tessa & Rob's coastal wedding is now on the blog 🖤 Getting to run along the coast, capturing real love and emotion is my idea of absolute heaven.
If you watched my story yesterday, you’ll see that I had a mentorship with THE Kate Boggs (@kateboggsphotography) last night! Y’all, some people are able to fill the world with light more than any sunset ever could, and one of those people is Kate. I’ve never felt more at ease and comfortable while asking for help and advice, and I hung up the phone with a notebook full of notes & a heart + mind full of drive to take this business to the next level. I’m ready to end this year with a bang and take 2020 head on! ✨🙌🏼
Austin, Texas born Groom Hamon couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful winter day to marry his gorgeous bride Amey. We put on the best snow show for his family (most haven’t seen snow before). .
Engaged Couples... LET’S DO THIS! Booking the 2020 & 2021 Wedding Seasons. Time to find the photographer who’s work you not only love, but brings the BEST out of you on your Wedding Day! 🥂
3 1112 hours ago
Let’s get lost in a world made of love, coffee and rainy days. 🤍
It isn’t even officially winter yet, and I’m already sick of it 🙄🥶 double tap if you’d rather be on the beach 🙋🏼♀️
1 102 hours ago
Rachael was absolutely stunning on her wedding day! She got ready with her girls at The Mora Farm’s bridal house. The rustic details throughout the farm was the perfect touch for non-traditional wedding. Swipe left for more photos! 🌾💛
"A wedding dress is both an intimate and personal for a woman - it must reflect the personality and style of the bride" - Carolina Herrera
Well, mine sure did reflect my personality. Mermaid style? Princess style? Can't choose one? Why choose one! Take both! 💃
Bring me back to This beautiful farm! Are you on the hunt for a wedding venue? The Mora Farm in Waterman, IL is a great choice for a rustic wedding. ♥️🌳🌾
4 232 hours ago
This is a variation of one of my favorite images of the year from back in May.
I’ve been revisiting a lot of particular images that I’ve taken this year in preparation for this coming season as I solidify not only my branding, but also how I’ll be marketing myself. This year has been been filled with an incredible amount of learning; about the industry, the process, and myself as a wedding photographer.
I’m finally at a place where everything is beginning to click, and feel ‘right’ for myself and my clients.
8 442 hours ago
I’m always down to post before and afters, mostly because I love to show the amount of work + love I put into an image- but also, I want to show you my vision and end result for that particular image. It’s all very subjective.
A beautiful photograph begins in the viewfinder and is perfected by the artist in post process. Every photographers’ vision is different, and I’ve teamed up with some super talented ladies to share their edited and SOOC images in our #edited_unedited loop. Swipe left to see the unedited version of this image and check out @meganmelchphoto up next!
YAAAYY!! Our house is done our Christmas shopping! I did our last run this morning and just waiting for a few things to arrive from Amazon then it’s time to wrap and organize! I am so happy and relieved. •
Also I went to Michaels to grab something and al their Christmas decor was 50% it was dangerous... I did good but did buy a new star for our tree I wanted a wood one with lights and found it yay!! It’s been a good day!
When I think about the relationship I have with my partner, I feel like ‘no one could ever understand the bond we have’ and so I know the same goes for you and yours. Intimate relationships are so interesting, it literally feels like something took our hearts n souls and tied them together, am I right?!? I feel so deeply interwoven with my partner and I know you do too. And this is why I am so immensely passionate about working with couples; you each have your own extraordinary connections which deserves to be honored and documented. A photograph says a thousand words but even more so a photograph records a moment in time, a moment filled with so much depth and emotion... It’s so much more than just a photograph. So if you’re searching for a photographer, today or in the future, remember to find one who gives a shit, one who honors the love you’ve built, and wants to document it as authentically as possible. That’s just my two cents. ✌🏻
"whisper something dirty in her ear" ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
this is one of my absolute favorite prompts when photographing my rad couples. most responses i receive are "will you be able to hear us??" i laugh and reassure them that i can't because my camera shutter is pretty damn loud.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
this prompt is a great way for your couples to get close and cozy while capturing all of those in-between moments. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
don't be scared to ask your couples to do things out of the ordinary. we're here to give them an experience unlike any other. have your couples leaving in laughter and feeling closer than they did when they walked through the door. ♡
8 503 hours ago
when dad’s outnumbered by his girls and loves it! #familyhug
1 293 hours ago
Love and puppy kisses 🐶😘
1 103 hours ago
Just dropped off my son to preschool and now it’s off to Target for some quick Christmas shopping!! Sometimes December feels like a non-stop dance party where you aren’t allowed to sit down 😪 Just make sure to slow down and listen to the music every now and then, and remember what this season is all about. Also, fun fact: I once danced for 24 hours straight for a fundraiser💃🏼💃🏼 but I would personally recommend another method of raising money in future endeavors. 😂
I was that girl who thought: “I’m not good enough” “Why would someone hire me” “my work isn’t perfect” “What will others think of me” “I will never be as good as…” Until I had a reality check with my own self and realized that the chase for perfection will be a constant thing in my photography career. I will always long to be better than my current version of myself. All this time I was lying to myself and making excuses for my own self. I had let fear of failure and fear of what others would think really get to me and stop me from doing what I am passionate about.
I would scroll through social media and compare myself to all the other photographers, entrepreneurs, etc. out there… when really the only person I should have been comparing myself to was myself and the photographer that I used to be! Because holy crap, you should see my “first” session compared to now, I cringe just thinking about it… but growth only comes with time, practice, and even failure!
We are our own worst critic, holding ourselves back from chasing our passion!
So, if you are reading this & thinking, “this is me!” Stop holding yourself back from whatever your passion may be. We all start somewhere, and we all are afraid of failure... but you will never know how much you have to offer without taking that first step!
Stop making excuses for yourself and get out there and try the dang thing! There is no time like the Present!
Also PC: to my bestie @dadadzaferovic who has never picked up a camera, but managed to get this shot on my camera of me this past weekend. •
Missing this golden-drenched, light filled evening, running around the top of a parking garage, playing and laughing. Because this rain has me sleepy and still, reminding me of our incredible couples and their stunning sessions, that we love and treasure so deeply.
3 633 hours ago
𝑲𝒆𝒓𝒔𝒕𝒃𝒐𝒐𝒎 | Jaaaaa, hij staat! 🎄 Dit weekend al met de fam nieuwe kerstversiering gehaald, deze mochten er vandaag in. Leuk leuk! Ik vind de wintertijd gewoon gezellig. Met die lichtjes in huis en op straat, de warmte en sfeer. De warmte in huis dan hè, buiten is het mij te koud. Gewoon heel lang naar dit zomerse beeld kijken, dan krijg je het vanzelf wel warm!
Even uit nieuwsgierigheid, wie gaat er nog kerstkaarten schrijven dit jaar? 💌
Life is a journey not a destination..
You and I are work in progress. As we learn and know better, we do better..
Yes, you attract someone whose frequencies align with yours..
So the more #aware , #conscious and #intentional you become in making your choices in love, the more likely are you to attract #highvalue individuals..
That said, every relational experience teaches us something about ourselves, what we need, dislike and pain points..
No experience is wasted if you’re willing to learn, evolve and grow..
Remember, all of your experiences are setting you up to receive what you asked for..
When you’re truly ready (aka learned the lessons)..
ONE HUNDRED PERCENT..
Have faith in yourself and in the universe..
Honor your experiences cause your time is coming..
24 6319 December, 2019
Breakups are hard, I get it..
You have to grieve what you imagined could have transpired and also find productive ways to heal..
Such as journaling, meditating, refocusing on yourself and writing a list of the negatives that drove to the break up..
Letting go of what no longer serves you is paramount to your growth and your journey to becoming your highest and most authentic self..
Give yourself some time to mope and grieve, then move forward..
Every day will get easier if you are proactive about your healing..
Don’t spend everyday stuck in the past.. .
Your future is waiting for you..
But first you have to let go..
Release all that is holding you back from living your most powerful life..
. #upgradeyourlife#letgoandletgod#breakups#saturdaymotivation#weekendvibes ✨
Enduring and fulfilling relationships require ongoing emotional connection, daily intention to prioritize the “togetherness” and a strong foundation of friendship..
Additionally, when you choose someone with shared values, goals and vision for your life together, you figure out how to make it work..
But it starts with understanding who YOU are and what you’re looking for in a partner and the “why”..
Have you ever wanted a relationship with someone so badly?..
And you don’t understand why it’s not working out?..
All the elements seem to be there..
Yet, it’s bad timing or bad something else?...
We have all been there, trust me..
What I know for sure is that something that doesn’t make sense today will make sense down the line..
And you may look back and said, “thank goodness that didn’t work out after all. I dogged a bullet”..
I promise, if you reframe what you believe to be “rejection” to a lesson or a blessing, you’ll eventually find out why..
Have faith, my friends, and know that your time is coming..
You got this. We got this together..
20 6383 December, 2019
A part of #selfcaresunday is to audit your life to figure out what or who is outdated and by that I mean holding you back from living as your #authentic and #highest self...
Ask: Is this bringing me peace?..
Is this bringing me closer to the kind of life I envision?..
Is this aligned with my values and principles?..
This could mean: Unfollow people on social media who does not uplift you..
Setting boundaries (healthy) with friends or family members who are not honoring you or out of alignment with your values..
YOU are responsible for cultivating and protecting your health and well being..
What is one small actionable step you can take today to elevate your well being and live your most #powerfull life?..