For me, bread and coffee symbolize so much more than carbs and caffeine. It's about gathering and community and relationship. It's about rest and vulnerability and comfort. There's something sacred about holding a warm cup of coffee, the aroma of fresh bread in the air; it immediately puts me at ease and forces me to exhale. Some of the most meaningful conversations I've ever had took place over bread and coffee...[and probably in the mountains or on the coast because HELLO.] (!!) ANYWAY, now's your chance to stop drinking coffee because you NEED it. Drink coffee and pause. Notice the beauty around you, the people in front of you. And then savor it. ☕️
3 361 hour ago
I had the best Friday🧡 I got to spend time with my best friend who I have literally known since I was born. She lives about an hour away from me now so I don’t get to see her as often as I’d like but she came down for the weekend and we got to one of my favorite coffee houses brunch and go thrifting. Check out my story for a little mini thrift haul👆🏼 I had a shit tone of stuff on my to-do list today and you know, not everything got done but that’s okay. I’ve been really struggling with work/life balance lately but today reminded me to take advantage of what I have in the present and there’s always tomorrow to check more things off my to-do list🧡
Second shooting with @juliadobos
2 481 hour ago
Is it summer yet? Nikki posted a picture from this shoot and it reminded me how much I loved it, including these beautiful flowers!
Why is extension hair more dry than our normal hair?
In order to create extensions, someone is compensated to cut their hair and from there the hair is chemically treated and lightened to the desired level necessary.
Brunettes have less chemical processes than blondes however all extension hair should be treated with extra TLC to keep them moisturized and soft!
I use a deep conditioning mask, a leave in conditioner, and an oil!
I love using a mask every other wash to lock in that moisture and help extend my extensions life span.
Leave in conditioners are life changing! They can detangle, moisturize, and even some add heat protection.
My oil is my number one used product with extensions. I oil my ends after I wash, after I blow dry, and daily morning and night. Oil adds so much shine and softness that aging extension hair can often lack.
Want to experience Natural Beaded Rows extensions?
Make time to play before your wedding day ✨ Our team adores Imi + Andy and had a wonderful, hilarious, amazing time capturing them and their Downtown Cleveland wedding 🙌 From their attire + event design, to their generous families, everything we experienced was beautiful ❤️. Click the link in bio to see what we can't quite put into words #MakingtheMoment
1 235 hours ago
Can you spy the magnolia buds in this bouquet?
Pretty hard to see from this angle, but they’re there! Budding branches hold so much promise of good things to come✨
the sun is shining,
my kids are napping,
So excited for the weekend to spend some quality time with my friends and family!! Here's to a great weekend!!
This is one of my FAVORITE images from @katiebatieboo and @mountain.jag27 wedding during @frshawn410 homily!! Just look at that joy!!! 😍🥰❤️
1 406 hours ago
I just boarded a direct flight from Miami back to Cincy after a short but fulfilling trip with my family!
I’m sad to leave this colorful city that is filled with so much sunshine, art, and culture. However, I know that when I arrive home and see the beautiful “Bloom Freely” Collection it will bring back the memories made from this special trip.
That is the beautiful thing about art, it reminds you of places and experiences you have had in this lifetime!
“Sweet Solitude“ Yours Truly - @elysianmarket - available for purchase this coming Wednesday February 26th 9PM EST via IG Stories!
With my 2020 wedding season starting in just over a week, I wanted to take a moment to express how much I love this job, and how excited I am to celebrate with my couples this year 😁
I can’t wait to show up and see you, to squeal with your bridesmaids as you put on your dress, to learn how to bustle your dress just in case your MOH needs help, and to see how your planning and preparations have come together! 💐👰🏼
I can’t wait to help you take gorgeous portraits, to capture the way your dad looks when he sees you for the first time that day, and to document your mom’s soft tears as she watches you walk down the aisle 😭😭😭
I get so excited when I think about capturing photos of you and your new spouse, and when I think about how special and loved you’ll feel during the toasts that your friends and family give.
I can’t wait to dance with you, and to send you off well as you embark into the new journey that is marriage.
2020 couples, let’s do this! 💥
Oh hi, I’m Chelcie - the gal behind the lens here at C&B. I’d share a photo of my face for this #fridayintroduction , but this is honestly way more accurate to my natural state on a wedding day. .
I have a confession, I don’t shoot weddings because I’m in love with photography. Don’t get me wrong, I love being behind the camera. The creativity, the challenge, the art of it all. .
But that’s not why I love what I do so much. I shoot weddings because I’m in love with PEOPLE. I’m a enneagram Type 2 who feels most fulfilled when I’m serving others and doing what I can to make their day a bit brighter. And to me, there are few days brighter than a wedding day. There are so many moments throughout the day where I get to take care of people - make them smile, anticipate their needs, ease their stress. .
I’m just a detail-oriented gal who will always make sure your dress is fluffed, have an extra tissue (and Bobby pin or bandaid or Tide to go pen) handy, and remind you that, at the end of the day, all that matters is that you’re marrying the love of your life.
Oh, and deliver some really fantastic images, too 😉
Sound like someone you want with you on your big day? Let’s chat over some coffee 🤍
BTS shot by: @thecitruscollection
1 1410 hours ago
Happy Friday, friends!
We have a busy day today: consults, general meetings, venue visits and a wedding rehearsal for our first wedding of 2020! So excited to get back into the swing of things celebrating Jeff & Kendra tomorrow! 🤍
@mahakashani and Matt met as they were both waiting for a cab outside the University of Dayton basketball arena after a March Madness game. They made small talk, but left it at that. The next night, they found themselves in the exact same situation—annnd, what do you know? They ran into each other for the second time—waiting outside for a cab, in the exact same spot, in the rain—for the second night in a row. Clearly it was meant to be! 😍 Their wedding party's speeches made us a choke up, just a little, but we were in AWE of their entrance! Those dancers? Come ON! If your entrance doesn't look like this, we don't want to talk to you...😉 Tap the link in our bio to watch Maha and Matt's wedding video by @chrisprintzproductions on lovestoriestv.com.
Lighting & Sound Design: @BLCENTERTAINMENT
13 8320 February, 2020
Final clips from Luke & Stevie’s wedding film!!
1 6617 February, 2020
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I get to marry that smile...
I love being with Rachel because planning our future is always a loving conversation. Whether it's what trip to go on, where to get our next teaching job, how or when we will have kids and where we're buying a house, we always have each other's backs. So far we at least said we will always own a Frenchie 💗 .... and I'm sure that whatever else we plan she'll give in to what I want with my eyelash batting, squirrelly cuteness and strong, evidence based talking points 🤣
7 17018 February, 2020
Rome? Nope, Cincy Ohio! When Andrea & Jared came to their engagement session dressed to the nines I knew their photos were going to look supa classy🖤 Whether you’re rolling around on the beach, hanging in your fav coffee shop, or your dressed to perfection with some gorgeous architecture as your backdrop we’ll make sure your engagement session matches your personalities perfectly! This spot was great for Andres & Jared! They live super close and take their sweet pup Lucy here for walks! If you’ve got a location that is special to you I’ll make sure to get you guys there for some awesome and meaningful photos!!
6 19918 February, 2020
As a wedding venue owner and newlywed, people often ask me how I chose my vendors or how they should choose theirs when it feels like there is an overwhelming amount of options.
While there is no secret sauce, I always tell them to choose capable and kind people that they would want to be friends with.
The vendors behind your wedding day will come to know some of the most intimate details of your relationships with your spouse and your family, they will see you at your best and maybe your worst, and you need to be able to trust them to deliver on the things that matter most to you.
Here’s a couple of tips to make it easier:
1) Follow vendors you love on social media. Watch their stories, hear their voice. Does their style match your vision? Do you enjoy the things they share?
2) If they've been a guest on a podcast, listen to it! This can tell you so much about their business - from their sourcing to how they got started.
3) When you meet with them, use your time wisely and ask good questions.
19 16313 hours ago
This Saturday was spent at an awesome engagement shoot in Cincy with the cutest couple and their adorable Doberman Lucy!😍 I can’t wait to get to work on their photos! I also cleared out and organized my inbox which for me is a HUGE accomplishment and something that I’ve been putting off forever 😅 feels good to be productive 💪🏼 was your Saturday extra productive or did you take the day off! Both of those are things I have to be super mindful about! If I’m not careful I’ll work the entire day away without taking a break or on the other end of the spectrum I’ll go all day without feeling like I actually accomplished anything!
Just a reminder that my GIVEAWAY ends tomorrow! I’ll stop accepting entries at 11am and the winners will be announced at noon! 🎉
I honestly don’t think I’ve ever really done an “introduction” post - so here’s a short & sweet version. .
- married to the best, @ty_coonii .
- 3 girls & 1 sweet little boy 😍
- I ❤️ the beach, sand between my toes is my love language. .
- my two favorite things, singin & sweet tea
- my passion is photography, my heart absolutely thrives on all of those emotion filled moments
Thanks for following and being a part of something that makes me so happy. ❤️
18 20719 February, 2020
I’ve unintentionally started a thing. 😆 Every year, I get to work with my dream team of humans to create for FUN. There’s no pressure and we get to create something beautiful, just because. This shoot breathed a powerful message, at least for me. I’ll explain more in the coming days/weeks but for now, just enjoy the artistry of so many people’s talents...more images in my story!
16 10318 February, 2020
When I asked Kelly (a total sweetheart, new mom to a beautiful baby girl, and self-proclaimed nerd) to describe how she feels loved by her fiancé Zach, this is what she had to say:
”He’s so diligent about stopping what he’s doing to come over and acknowledge me - whether it be staring at me until I blush or kissing me as he passed by. Those are the moments I live for. “
Hanging with these two in snowy German Village on Saturday was so much fun, and I can’t wait until their wedding in September!
11 17110 February, 2020
A curved aisle, oak chairs, & a front-of-the-barn ceremony?! Yes, please! 😻 -
We can’t wait for April blooms & weddings! #ashfordacresinn