Happy weekend, friends! It’s been a super busy week for me. Session after session, editing, editing, and more editing, and meeting with gorgeous brides! It’s engagement season and I am so excited to meet some new brides soon! Who’s going to be next? 😍 💍
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Happy Wedding Day, Bailey and Andree!!!
2 3610 hours ago
Love is friendship caught fire; it is quiet, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection, and makes allowances for human weaknesses. Love is content with the present, hopes for the future, and does not brood over the past. It is the day-in and day-out chronicles of irritations, problems, compromises, small disappointments, big victories, and working toward common goals. If you have love in your life, it can make up for a great many things you lack. If you do not have it, no matter what else there is, it is not enough. — Ann Landers 💁🏻♀️hair by: @haiir.by.marii 💄makeup by: @haiir.by.marii 💐flowers by: @fleuramant
I get the chance to capture the raw emotions of others that they experience during their special moments. Because of what I do, they get to relive those moments for the rest of their lives. @lysa_bri + @dylannious
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I finally blogged these two and I haven’t blogged in a hot minute. So indulge me and go drool over Brittney and Ben’s wedding day - link in bio 👆🏻
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Congratulations to Symone & Malcom! It was a delight to create your beautiful flowers 😍
All smiles because this pup’s parents get married today 🐶 💒
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Morning like these make me want to be out in the world before dawn so that I can watch the sun rise from a high point on a hill every day. It was chilly, but it was good. (See picture two for the actuality of how cold it was. You can see all of our breath LOL) Happy heart.
“The most important thing about you, is not the things you achieve, but the person you become.” - Dallas Williard .
Each act of celebration, kiss, dress... moment. It speaks, it teaches. Each bouquet, invitation, each pair of shoes... was intentionally chosen. It means something. .
Weddings have taught me that my time matters. How do I spend the day? With whom? Who makes the list - did I say yes out of obligation, or margin? Have they intentionally invested in relationship, adding value, because they love me... not what I can offer?
Do I buy the beautiful bouquet, place it on the counter and let beauty speak to me? Or do I think only a special occasion warrants it? Do I celebrate without reservation, like children do? All heart, all feeling all joy?
We have so many life giving lessons available to us... everywhere. Weddings have transformed what I see as valuable, real, and necessary. It’s caused me to evaluate all the ways I’ve compromised joy, denied risk and limited expectation. .
Bridesmaids have taught me to love my tribe well, and stop trying to force connection with people who don’t want it. I’ve learned that my yes, actually does mean no to something else. And that I love people best by choosing yes and no carefully.
Photographing people is and will always be about seeing them, their moments and sharing their feelings. But I cannot help but find and discover more of myself, when I lend my heart to each couple, each wedding. The more I see others, the more it helps me to see myself. Learning to see... has been my greatest achievement.
Hands down the best part about my job is the clients. I’ve loved getting to know these two and I’m so grateful to be a part of their wedding day. Hey guys don’t mind me lurking in the background today and just loving you 😂💕
Jessica and Bart are married! Loved spending time with their friends and family SO MUCH today in downtown Abilene! It was the most relaxed wedding day I think I’ve ever been part of. It was a true celebration and union of two people surrounded by their family and closest friends. I can’t believe my job is to help celebrate such incredible couples like these two. Congratulations, ya little muffins! 🥂
9 6916 November, 2019
Walking into the weekend like...
1 16316 November, 2019
Bri & Preston are on the blog!! 😊 Head to the link in my bio to check out their gorgeous @bayloruniversity wedding!
getting this in right under the wire, but since i got some new photos of myself, i thought i would do a #fridayintroductions post! my name is chelsea, and i am a dallas/fort worth based wedding and portrait photographer! my job is telling your love stories in beautiful and timeless ways. when i don’t have a camera in my hands, i am either in a dance studio with some amazing kids, or in the pilates studio with equally amazing adults. 😂 in my spare time, I love watching garbage reality tv (god bless bravo) and sleeping in late. my favorite things are big sweaters, vanilla chai lattes, and bath bombs. 💕 (now pretend i have cute boots on in this photo and not my uggs. it was very very cold!) thank you to @alexavosslerphoto for taking this at #styledshootsacrossamerica conference!
It’s finally Friday and we are over here celebrating! Not only did we toast the sweetest couple last weekend, but it was our last event of 2019! Here’s to an amazing season with some of our favorite families and wedding moments, like this surprise fireworks show from Saturday. Hope every weekend is just as exciting for our newlyweds! [📷: @claire_casner]
7 6215 November, 2019
I finally finished my new website! 🎉💕🙌 Head to the link in bio to book and browse! 📸✨
It’s been a minute since I’ve had a #facelickingood post. So here we go, two times!
1 5715 November, 2019
Want to know one of the very best things my husband does for me?? ⠀
He still writes me love notes! We both do. We have a little notebook that we take turns writing in and then leave it for the other person to find. ⠀
Sometimes it gets hidden in a suitcase before a work trip, or we find it on our pillow, or it will simply appear on the bathroom counter one day. ⠀
Words of affirmation is my love language so this little book means the world to me! I’m grabbing it in the case of a fire or a tornado. And because this is my love language I tend to show other people love in this way. I send lots of little notes or texts to my clients just to say hello or let them know I am thinking of them. ⠀
Do you know the most important thing about you? ⠀
It’s your story. It’s what your been through, what you’ve done, where you’ve been and all the things that make up who you are. ⠀
C.S. Lewis wrote, Your story is the most important thing about you. ⠀
The most important part of your marriage is your story. Its how you met and how and why you love each other. ⠀
Your wedding day is part of your story and it’s a huge way to share your story with those you love. But it’s just a page of your story. ⠀
I LOVE wedding days. I spend my weekends as ‘wedding days’. But your marriage is more important to me than your wedding day. I want to capture your wedding day because it’s your first page, your beginning, the intro the til-death-do-us-part of your story. Those images will bring you joy and comfort for the rest of your life and they are the introduction for your children and grandchildren of how you begun. ⠀
The marriage is the novel and the life you live with the person you’re growing old with is the heart of your chapters. Love each other well and keep writing your story together. ⠀
⠀ @MandaWeaver reminded me today that there is beauty in every person and every story. And I am more than just a photographer. ⠀
I am more than a photographer for myself and for you friends! My story has made me a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mom and a friend. I will love you not only as your photographer but as your friend. ⠀
I want to love and support you. So tell me, What piece of your story is unfolding right now?? ⠀
Creative Talent 💜⠀
Gown: @alexandragrecco ⠀⠀
Jewelry: @susiesaltzman ⠀⠀
Hair + Makeup: @ckennedybeauty⠀⠀
Ribbon: @tonoandco ⠀⠀
Vow Book: @weddingstorywriter ⠀
Photography: @bespokendayphotography ⠀
Film lab: @thefindlab⠀
17 3512 November, 2019
as of last night, she's a WIFE! double header weekend in the books!
2 4811 November, 2019
shut the front door! yesterday was a dream. JC + Sadye, thank you for letting me capture your day and sharing these moments with me!
Look at these BREATHTAKING blooms from @sarahsgardenstyle !!!!
I cannot believe that due to all of the excitement about our baby gender reveal, we completely forgot these blooms in the fridge during our photoshoot LOL
Luckily (spoiler alert !) we own a pretty decent camera and just added a little mini session to photograph these blooms!!!! #luisassecretbrides