Look who joined me this morning for a 45 minute workout! My little mountain climber! Whatever habits you have in place, your children, or in my case grandchildren, are not only watching, but mimicking everything. .
We are also encouraged to...
Imitate God in everything we do because we are his dear children. #Ephesians5 :1
My hope is that I imitate God well so that my children and grandchildren who imitate me are picking up habits worth keeping!
Did you know that I limit the number of weddings I book each year? Photographing love is my passion, and sometimes I wish that I could be doing it every single damn day. But there’s a couple reasons I don’t.
One, I’m a mother and a wife and my own family is pretty awesome. I kinda like hanging out with them. 😉 But secondly, it’s so that I can connect on a more intimate level with my couples. Getting to know you both, hearing how you met, listening to what made you fall in love. The things they do that make you laugh. And for real becoming your friend. (I don’t just say this for the gram.) It’s all what tells your love story from a perspective that speaks louder than any words.
TLDR; let’s be friends and tell some love stories.
Larissa & Peter’s joy towards being ‘almost’ parents is so palpable.
Their love for one another glowed from the smiles on their faces, to their soft affection for one another, with baby bump nestled snugly between them, already so loved.
Can’t wait to hear their good news! Not too long to wait now ✨
Morgan and Shaun requested Celtic music from their DJ, had a hand fasting during their ceremony, served home made mead cocktails and exited with light sabers. They were wholly themselves and made no excuses, and it was so fun to witness their day. It’s YOUR wedding day, do what you like! Also v obsessed with Morgan’s dress one of her bridesmaids MADE! They’re the coolest kind of cool (the kind that doesn’t think they’re cool), and that’s pretty cool to me.
A new marriage probably means a
new house, and a new house means a new
everything. This eight-piece set includes
omelette pans, sauce pans, and a stock pot, plus matching lids. Each coated in heavy duty
hard-anodized aluminium for long-lasting durability, they’re even said to be able to
withstand open temperatures up to 500 F.
HELLO, FALL IS HERE 🍂 I am unashamedly the girl that is obsessed with all things fall and you can’t even make me feel bad about it. Let’s be honest - this is when the Midwest shines, okay. Also I might be taking the fastest road trip ever to Michigan’s UP next week so prepare yourselves for the fall overload. ;) ALSO these two are the best & last night was such a joy!! Okay that’s all for now ✌🏼✌🏽
Let me love you
With all my heart
And all my dreams. -blooming
Brides, grooms, and partners, you don't have to have a first look, but a first touch behind a wall or door is the most special thing. I get butterflies for you as I melt into a million mushy pieces.
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About falling in love - sometimes that graceful ascension happens without notice; one day you simply realise you love this person. And so it was for these two high school mates. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
And hello Singapore - I'm back in town and loving shooting amongst your curious heartland scene (but not so much in the humidity)
“I’ve never met anyone else like you. And I don’t just say that because it’s cliche. I say it because it’s the truth. I’ve never met anyone that can make me laugh as much, I’ve never met anyone who makes me as happy, I’ve never met anyone that I can talk so freely to. And really, I’ve never met anyone whose mere presence can actually change my mood the way yours can.”
Simple and sweet touches from Pat and Brooke’s wedding. 😍
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Simply put - I love, love. I love capturing the connection people share + capturing how we love one another. I love all things around human connection + interaction. I love getting to know people and their stories. I love learning what got us to their wedding days. It makes my soul so happy 🖤✨
so much left to do this month, and it’s the best thing ever. I’m SO grateful to do what I love.
also Halloween is in a week, what??? this year has FLOWN by. 💫
tell me something good that’s happened to you this year:
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This family is pure JOY! Tyler is one of the happiest little kids I've ever met and so sweet!
Halloween is NEXT WEEK guys! And I have a 🎃👻🖤HALLOWEEN VIDEO🖤🐶🎃 that I absolutely cannot wait to share!! But I’m making myself wait until October 31, so until then I’ll be posting some still shots from the video. I got to work with a super fun (and talented!) vendor team on this shoot and it was SO fun to have some creative liberties and do a project like this. 🙌🏼 Be waiting for Oct 31 cause this video has alllllll the Halloween feels 🖤
Lead Photographer/ Planner | @blytheelandphotography
Second Photographer | @jennaloomisphotography
Flowers | @chrissyhflorals
Cake | @katescakes_pensacola
Venue | @liveoakplantation
Female Model | @chloestibolt
Male Model |@aldo_riane
I have seen so many phones in pictures and I truly do hate it for the brides and grooms.
No, I’m not referring Rachel and Ryan or anyone before them. In the earlier years of me doing weddings I have seen them pop up during the ceremony and get in the way of a shot. Thankfully not during the first kiss 😅😅. I have seen them more and more with my other friends, whether they are in video or into photography.
Please please PLEEEEEASE brides and grooms, have an unplugged ceremony. Announce to your guests before hand that they need to put their phones away so that they came enjoy the ceremony while letting the professional, that was hired, take the pictures. Everyone will be able to access the gallery once the images are up.
Think about it, regardless you want your images to remain timeless correct? Well, how truly timeless is an image when their are iPhones and Androids all over the picture. Don’t date your pictures by people inserting their phones in the pictures. You and you partner deserve so much better than that, right?
So excited to be sending this wedding off to Zack & Kam today ♥️
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Oooh this handsome little devil ♥️😍
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I absolutely love when clients want to include their pups in their photos, especially their wedding photos! These two are the sweetest ever and I am/was so grateful to be a part of their day! Thank you so much @zackmartin2394 & @kmartin0824 for letting me photograph your wedding at @whitecrestfarm - it was a blast!