Checking out of my email until Wednesday. Two weddings this weekend and a week full of shoots last week, I'll be in the woods and on the water with my kiddo this Monday and Tuesday. Thank you for being patient and if you're already a client of mine, you have my cell so if it can't wait, call me yo.
Thank you for being patient!
To the groomsman I shoved to get this photo, I must say I'm still not sorry. I love ya (you know I do) but I did tell you to stop drinking at 2 and warn you if you stepped in front of me for the send off I'll push you.
All my love, Sydney... the aggressive photographer.
Starting to plan my post wedding season, girls trip. Last year was a three day trip to San Fran. Must be somewhere we can eat good food, hike, get our feet dirty and possibly run naked on a secluded beach. Any suggestions for this year? @youngyamabushi @sarahhamilton_rn @ashley.stepp @mmjewelry
Ok this might not seem like a hair related post--but it is-just trust me:
Let me tell a story about a girl who just graduated beauty school and had been offered a dream job at a well known salon in her town, but it turned out they weren't actually able to give her the job they'd promised and they strung her along for weeks! She was feeling insecure and down on herself. The guy she loved gave her tough love and told her to get up, get dressed, and paper the town with her resume because she was meant for more than bartending and waiting tables. She ended up getting an even better job in an even more amazing salon. Another time the girl wasn't sure if she had it in her to fly to California to take her very first educator training...she was scared but he reassured her she could do it and sent her on her way. It was hard but she was successful! A few years later the girl and the guy moved far away from the clientele she had built for herself for and she was afraid of starting all over again in a new city. She thought about just getting a random job doing whatever because it just seemed too overwhelming, but the guy wouldn't let her give up on her dreams and they budgeted with what they had and they made it work. The girl is now busier than she sometimes knows how to handle! The girl works long days with long hours and is often gone on weekends either teaching or taking classes. She says she'll be home at 7:30, but often gets home much later than that and the guy doesn't hassle her too much because he knows she's just doing what she loves. He celebrates her successes with her, tells her he's proud, refers all sorts of clients to her, and even knows how to recommend a good shampoo to his friends when they ask because he knows what she'll say before she even says it. If you've read all of this you may have guessed that girl is me, and that guy is my husband @travis509 . I'm a strong woman, I know I'm capable of anything I want because he won't let me believe otherwise. My clients have him to thank for NEVER letting me give up. Having him by my side for the last nine years has made everything SO much easier and way more fun! Happy Anniversary babe 😘😘
Not too long ago we were celebrating one of the best days of your life! Wishing my longtime best friend @justine_raquel23 a Happy Birthday!! May today be as special as your big day was 😘❤️ .
Venue Moore Mansion
Kim - the ultimate pregnant beauty. From @kimtangg and @chrisspriggs maternity session yesterday evening. ✨Love these two, and we feel so honored to be apart of and photograph these different stages in their lives. Can't wait to meet little Liberty!
I was so blown away and honored to have this wedding published in Oregon Bride magazine!!! If you are in the Portland area, go support this magazine and pick up a copy! And search for this happy couple. ☺️ @oregonbridemag #katskyephotography
Sometimes I find Mondays really productive and exciting: new week with new todo list, new meal plan and lots of new photos from weekend to edit☺️👰🏼📸 It may sound ideal but it only works during baby's nap and when I have my coffee 😂☕️👩🏻💻💁🏻 #happymonday
My grandma turns 82 this week and this is us trying to hand her wine. She doesn't drink but I think I'll get her to drink one day. Heading to Maui to shoot a wedding this spring. Going to ask her to come with me. Maybe she'll have a blended drink there.
FRESHLY micro-bladed, Mom and Daughter... check out those customized brows. Different styles for different ages and different preferences! Thanks for traveling all the way from ML for me, ladies! Hope you love your look 😘 For more information on WHAT micro-blading is, check out the awesome article, by Spokane local, @melissapersling @applebrides web page! This site is also a huge contributor to the local and surrounding PNW market for wedding ideas, vendors and information!!!
DEF worth checking out!
"The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way that she combs her hair.
The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.
True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It's caring that she lovingly gives and the passion that she shows."
Blogged my Seattle engagement shoot. Link in profile if you fancy to hear me think and see some pretty people in luuuuvvvvv. Also my second blog so if they aren't readying well tell me. I need yo feedback just don't be a jerk.
Needing a fairy to sprinkle me with dust to keep my butt planted at my desk, give me energy (preferably not white dust), and magically present yummy food. 3 weddings, 7 shoots, lots of editing and lake time with my husband and kiddo in the next three weeks. Here. We. Go.
Someone send me good tunes to listen to... and that fairy.
A forest wedding to swoon over! One of our favourite settings - spotted this on @applebrides - how beautiful is the forest table setting! And those sugar crystal stirrers?! 🖤🖤🖤
Design and Styling: Ashley Graham Events
Photography: Matthais J. Barker Photography
Floral: Rose and Blossom
Rentals: Event Rents
Cake: Sweet Frostings
Stationery: Millicent Maker
Hair: Paige Barker
Makeup: Maud Artistry
Gown: Free People
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Tuxedo: Tuxedo Gallery
I asked my husband if he liked this picture. His response...
You look crazy. But hot.
Perfect, I say. 👌🏻
So here I am trying to think of something clever to say.
Also trying to figure out who I was looking at and what on earth was going through my head. "Food, I want to photograph that, did I put deodorant on, she's hot" are my normal thoughts.
Few things here. Number one. I'd like to have Ambers smile. Specifically her lips.
Number two. I was so excited last night that I reached 700 followers! 702 to be exact. Then this morning I woke up to 698. Meh. Such is life. still celebrating though because B don't kill my vibe.
So grateful for all of you!!!
The couples who play together stay together! Seriously though, I hope you did something fun this weekend. I picked blueberries, made a crisp and shared it with some friends over a game! What'd you do for fun this past weekend?? I always love new ideas for some good fun!! #thatsoundsfun
Sitting in Urgent Care because the oldest of my litter has been inexplicably coughing for too long. Pouring rain here in MD and back to the western US tomorrow. Another 6 hours trapped with my kids in a metal tube. SOS
What a busy summer this has been. So many beautiful brides 😍 Especially this one. Diana is so sweet and just beautiful. I'm so thankful I got to be a part of her special day. Congratulations love @mrs.cuello you looked gorgeous! ❤️ Photo @thealexlasota
Hair Courtney Mattila
Venue Bella Fiori Gardens
I'm not one for the cheesy posts but I am so humbled this morning looking at my wedding schedule for next year. Half my weekends are booked up as of now and here's the kicker, every one of them is a destination wedding!
So now looking for a traveling nanny. Just kidding. But maybe a traveling mask to keep this mama lookin' fresh 😂😂😂