I know lately I don’t always post positively about working at the school district because the last few weeks have been weird and mentally tough but I have one of the best coworkers.
This year has been a lot but my one coworker in particular knows exactly how to brighten my day and knows exactly when I need it. Without her I don’t know if I would have been able to last this long. After Halloween she brought me in skittles because she knows my vegan ass can eat them. Whenever she goes grocery shopping she picks me up a bag of peanut butter pretzels and just plops them in the table that I go to first thing in the morning. From the little treats to telling each other not to stink up the bathroom, I am so insanely grateful for her.
A collection that brings in people.
A collection that looks at similarities and not differences.
A collection that inspires to bring in elements from different perspectives to form something borderless, boundless beauty.
Pagkakaisa means ‘unity’ in Tagalog. This collection is brought to life by #bayarea designer @pilipinx_ako
In collaboration with @silviyana_weddings it shows a narrative of one’s journey of rerooting back to one’s heritage.
Mood: This is how happy I was the sun decided to come out today! ☀️ Isn’t this gurl gorgeous, show her some love! 💛
P.S. We both work at one of the coolest rooftop bars in the US (oh yea, buzzfeed’s #2 )! Come grab a drink with a view sometime if you’re in Seattle! 😜🥂(peep my stories)!That’s right, your gurl be serving you the best cocktails and photographs! I love it all!
I'm slowly making my way through my Arizona photos, and I just love this one of Brooke. 🔥
What makes it even better for me is knowing the time of day that we were shooting! It was during the "worst" times of day, 1pm. 😳I believe in practicing during these times of day, because the reality is that people get married at this time of day and I want to be able to confidently capture them.
De estas parejitas que se dejan consentir, que se demuestran su amor tal cual frente al lente disfruto fotografiar, ya que cada momento es una fotografía y a veces solo lo sé yo como fotógrafo.
Me han dicho algunas parejas Jorge ¿En qué momento tomaste esa fotografía? ¡¡Nos encantó!!
A veces la espontaneidad es mucho mejor que estar buscando los modelos perfectos o el lugar exacto para cierta fotografía.
Can we just talk about how beautiful these walls are for a second! Had my eye on it while the bride was getting ready and knew I had to get a shot of the dress with it! This is where command hooks save the day 🙌🏻 Have a spot you love but no where to hang anything? Boom, problem solved every-time! I’ll never go to a wedding without them! #commandhooksrock#sponserme
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Was in a @spaceykacey kind of mood so had her going all day. All day. Matt brought home fresh flowers. Phoebe didn’t get sick on the floor. Only loss was no stroopwaffle per craving. Not bad. .
Before almost every shoot- my husband sends me off with a few reminders one of them being: IT'S NOT ABOUT YOU.
No- he is not giving me grief or a being mean, he echoes back to me what I so need to hear and say to myself very often.
It can be so easy to get into your own head as a photographer, and subsequently get in your own way- to worry about 'how you are doing' or 'what people might think of you'- especially as your sneaking past guests as they are sipping their G&T's at the reception trying to get a shot.
It's SO GOOD to be reminded of WHY this job matters, and WHY I'm doing it.
To look like a crazy ninja stalked during receptions and write witty comments on instagram posts?
No, to document memories for amazing people- so THEY can remember, so THEY can relive all the feels.
It's so not about my 'cool' captions😉😂
Is it ok to gram twice in one day? Someone tell me the rules again. 🤔 because these are from an hour ago and I just couldn’t wait. 👌🏼
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Tie the Knot PR is a locally 🇵🇷 owned business with expertise in finding the most beautiful Puerto Rico natural locations as your wedding 'venue', as well we are professionals in the legal and documentation requirements for getting married on our island. 🌴🌺🌅💗 Our ceremonies are meant to be a more personalized and intimate affair to be celebrated with close friends and family.
Brides, are you planning to wear a veil for your wedding?! I absolutely love dreamy veil shots, but even if a veil just isn’t your thing, I can still bring you tulle to create the same dreaminess - at least for a few photos! That’s actually what I did for my own wedding (because even though I wanted to forgo the veil, I did NOT want to forgo the veil shots), and it honestly worked out perfectly. Who says you can’t have it all on your day?! ;) ⠀
Upcoming POP UP in St. Louis, MO March 1st at @offwhitestl
Eeeeek this is one of my favorite events with outstanding STL creatives in all parts of the wedding industry. If you or someone you know who’s engaged then you won’t want to miss this!
It’s a one day only event with modern, trendy and of course timeless vendors all in one location. Plus if you attend all of my gowns will be 10%!
So come on by to say hello and view the collections!!! Tag a friend below to get the word out💕 because who knows you might find your next vendor/friend there!
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Let’s talk elopements ✨
It’s true, your wedding day can be whatever you want it to! For some couples that doesn’t look like hundreds of guests, lots of planning or a buffet dinner reception. For some it’s a day with just the two of you, reading your vows + wandering a forest. For some it’s driving to the top of a mountain and saying “I do” as the sunrises. Your wedding is YOUR day, however you want to celebrate it.
This fall elopement from last year hit the blog today + I’m itching to get some more elopements on the calendar for 2020 🙌🏼 So if you’re chatting with your partner and thinking an elopement sounds right up your alley, I’d love to chat and hear all about your vision! Select weekdays during May - Oct available, reach out and let’s capture your wedding the way YOU want it 😘
Utah has all the best photo spots... 😍 The Bonneville Salt Flats are high on our list of places we’d love to visit and shoot at.
Utah photographers (and fellow Utah fans) - what are your favorite photo spots in this gorgeous state?
Photos by @briellisphotography
Last month I took on a new client in Denver and learned a little bit about something called MentorMind before heading out there.
Here is what happened when I got there
I met some incredible people who changed how I think about business, worked with a mentor who changed how I think about life, created pieces that will change the lives of others, completely blew my mind!
Maybe it should be called MentorMindBlown?! Yeah it’s probably fine how it is...
Gearing up for another round this weekend!
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BRAND NEW 🤯 This beauty is hot off the bench today and I just spent a solid hour getting lost in that elongated cushion cut purple sapphire 🤩 the color is seriously next level. Let us know your thoughts on this new stunner!
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Why you should stop comparing and pay attention.
We all know it’s not good to compare ourselves to others, but we also know we all do it. The ways we compare ourselves to others can always change, whether it’s: “They’re prettier than me..”
“They’re more successful than me.” “They’re a better mom than me.”
“They’re more put together than me.” etc.
I’ve noticed when I pay attention, I tell myself at least all of those following things (PLUS MORE) on a daily basis. But what I’ve found even more interesting is by comparing myself to someone, what I’m comparing tells a bigger picture.
I notice when I’m happy with how I’m treating my body and fueling myself the way I need to be, I cheer on those people that before I would have been comparing myself to. Tearing myself apart over.
When I’m putting in energy and effort in my business, I cheer on the badass entrepreneurs I surround myself with because I too am KILLING IT.
When I’m treating myself like crap, not fueling my body with healthy things, not staying active or keeping myself mentally engaged with new challenges and goals, that’s when comparison starts. It starts with a lack of treating ourselves the way we should be.
The next time you compare yourself to someone, think about what you’re comparing, and give yourself motivation to work in that area of your life. It’s more than just comparison to others, it’s our own minds telling us we are capable of more and we need to reach our god given potential.
Just booked another 2020 wedding with an amazing couple, which means I only have 3 or maybe 5 wedding/elopement availabilities left in 2020 - depending on when they are.
I still have space for 1-2 more this spring and 2-3 for late summer through the end of the year.
If you’re thinking about planning your wedding or elopement in 2020 (even if you’re not engaged quite yet) message me ASAP! Special rates as well as dates can apply for elopements and intimate weddings!
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I love the little sneak peak of sunshine.
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More boho bo-quos (bouquets😜) coming soon ✨ and more couples as cute as Blake and Holly, please!
Cada detalle es importante, ¡Gracias por su confianza!
Contacto en la biografía.
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Party people!!! Invite this chic to your wedding and you’ll have the party of a lifetime! (Seriously, she is 100% my spirit animal annnd she’s got a fab salon in Albany for HMU wedding getting-ready and everything, go hit her up! @onehairartistry) 🔥🙌
“He’s not perfect. You aren’t either, and the two of you will never be perfect. But if he can make you laugh at least once, causes you to think twice, and if he admits to being human and making mistakes, hold onto him and give him the most you can. He isn’t going to quote poetry, he’s not thinking about you every moment, but he will give you a part of him that he knows you could break. Don’t hurt him, don’t change him, and don’t expect for more than he can give. Don’t analyze. Smile when he makes you happy, yell when he makes you mad, and miss him when he’s not there. Love hard when there is love to be had. Because perfect guys don’t exist, but there’s always one guy that is perfect for you.” ― Bob Marley
Amazing photo by @katerinandyinon
Oh man! I started this a little over three years ago. .
Actually this weekend will be the three year anniversary of my first wedding and the start of my f o u r t h wedding season! ❤️ Long time ago, an old friend of mine sold me my first full frame camera ( @canonusa ) and said she’d teach me a couple tricks. After letting me tag a long for a winter wedding, I was hooked. It really felt like falling in love the kind where your heart starts racing even at the littlest of moments? Even today, I experience this all the time. .
It’s been a little less than 75 weddings and a few hundred clients since. Good lord- I don’t even want to know how many photographs taken! But I’ve gained 4 incredible team members and even met my best friend through being a photographer (she was originally a wedding client!!). .
Photography, oh I love you. You really are everything I could have ever wanted and could ever need.
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