When I first started photographing couples an age ago, I spent hours looking at other photographers from around the world for inspiration (as you do). And believe it or not, after doing this “terrible” research I actually believed that creating a picture that was worthy of being proud of/shared, meant that everything had to be totally perfect (not a hair out of place kinda thing)... But my god how wrong I was, and quickly realised that it just wasn’t what I wanted to capture either. Photography as we all know is there to capture a real moment rather than just look “pretty”. And man oh man, real life is all about those awesome imperfect moments, right? The deep belly laughs, hair being blown in the face… you get the picture! So a huge reason why I love this shot of Chris & Sara being totally windswept on their pre-wedding shoot is because it helps tell the true story of what autumn reeeally feels like. Nurture the imperfect :) (quickly climbs off soapbox)
L It’s been quite the Monday! I got home from my last trip on Saturday morning after missing our connection in Dallas Friday night, so I only had Sunday to “relax” aka get caught up. I’ve been grinding through a ton of work today, and just finished getting everything packed up for some fun events this week in SAN FRANCISCO! 🌉 I’m finally going to see that #goldengatebridge 🙊 Who has been to San Fran before?! What should I see and do? http://liketk.it/2t5uv #liketkit @liketoknow.it
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Feeling a little topsy turvy after today. But now I get to snuggle with my freshly shaved pups (see my story 😂) and curl up in a warm bed. What’s your favorite thing to do after a long day? Napping is my go-to, but baths are also nice. 🛁
I can’t imagine a mother’s heart. I get this deep, all-in type love for this kid so much it feels exactly like life should be but almost even hurts. Adoring him is not an adequate description, nor being obsessed. He’s heart-twisting, joy-provoking, and God proclaiming.
Tonight I was going back through wedding photos trying to pick one for an ad I’ll have in the next issue of @paprikasouthern’s magazine (spoiler alert, I couldn’t narrow it down and sent my designer about 50 to choose from😂, sorry @bevinvalentinejalbert!!). And as I flipped through gallery after gallery, I was reminded just how many shots on a wedding day I ADORE but you never get to see, because I can’t post alllll of them on social media or I’d overload you guys.
So, I snagged some of my faves and shared them in my story tonight, and I realized the ingredients for my favorite images are, in no particular order: laughter, whimsy, movement, light, romance, and oak trees.
If you’re into any of those things, hop on over to my Story and check out my sweet clients. And just know this isn’t even a fraction of my favorite images - just a handful I stumbled upon tonight and fell in love with all over again. ❤️
How hard are dad's to buy presents for?! 😩😩 Well, @blueberrycobaby have come up with the perfect solution - an "Adventures With Dad" memory book that you can add your own colours, photos, stories, quotes too! Easy! Pictured here by the amazing @hayleytpritchard - tap photo for tags, everything available on our website 😊 X
I was a joke away from a standing ovation in class today 👏🏽If only they knew that I repeat the same joke in every class, but I still pretend like I just came up with that witty remark. Shh 😏Tell me I'm not alone!
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Sweet Darling, 🌸
I know you’ve been through some crazy times, as you’ve cried yourself to sleep countless of nights, wondered how you would make it through the days ahead. But something inside you keeps telling you moving forward. As you rest your head tonight, be in peace. Smile in gratitude for all the good things happening in your life. Your laugh is contagious darling. Your smile lights up the room. So don’t forget to laugh as often as you can and make life fun, wild and full. You deserve the best.
Put that badass bright lipstick on and let’s take on the week. We are women on a mission, who are unstoppable. Let’s make Life Fun!!
Candy aside, Halloween has never been my favorite. I was the kid that was genuinely terrified of pretty much everything (ok as a grownup too) and hated the idea of being scared for fun (because, why?) but as I embrace the more playful side of this weirdsville holiday it has kinda grown on me a bit I guess. To help, I’ve been working on a playlist to be moody and a must-see Halloween movie list for people who prefer fun and campy to horror and slasher. In the meantime, what was your fave to get in your plastic pumpkin? Twix, Snickers, Nerds, and Bottle Caps for me. 🎃
Friends, we have news! I am beyond excited by some new yarns we have available for you to choose from. These gorgeous neutral and soft colours have been hand dyed with nature by the incredible Simone Cross @gumblossomyarns . The yarn is merino wool from the farm we’ve been partnered with since the start- @millpostmerino . I am in love! .
From left to right we have black bean, bark, light bark and plum. And just as their names suggest, that’s what they’re dyed with! .
Simone is based in Brisbane and dyes wool using gumnuts, herbs, native eucalypts, berries, seeds and flowers that are local to her.
The yarn is pot dyed directly with untreated sustainable live plant material. Many of the leaves sourced for dying smell of natural eucalyptus, lemon or herb oils with is great for allergy and asthma sufferers.
Each skein of yarn is given a final restoring soak in an Australian wool wash containing a combination of lemon myrtle and tea tree oils, which both smells beautiful and repels moths.
These skeins smell, look and feel beautiful! I’m excited we can offer these natural colour options to you all! You can order any piece from our range in this gorgeous wool
Whether it’s that tough conversation, the big promotion, the leap into love, or any other big goal, big dream, or big scary monster you want (or need) to tackle - DO IT. You’re brave enough. You’re strong enough. Do it now before it’s too late.
We love it when brides-to-be choose to wear Adorn for their weddings and engagement photos! It's such an honour to dress you lovely ladies! 💕
Design & Styling: @staceyfoleydesign
Blush Dress: @adorncalgary
Models: @_jillianhaas & Nathan
Ring box: @the_mrs_box
My sunshine girl. Things that Savona loves to do: give her mermaid Barbie (whose name is Nora) a bath in the sink, read her Highlights magazine in the privacy of her room, make treasure maps, and watch those dang YouTube videos of other kids playing with toys.. 🙄🤦🏽♀️ My heart bursts with love for my Belle! #savonabelle
Good morning from Holland. I'm taking a short break from the studio but while I'm away @catherine_sprod is busy styling some of our products. Over the next week we will be featuring her images that are sure to inspire the decorator in you! #madeon23rd
I have had a hard time posting on social knowing there is so much going on in the world and people in need. And I started to think about "what is my mission in my business? what do I want to create?" And while I may not know the exact answer, I know I want always be real and create visuals that sends positive messages.
This photo here, most people would think... oh it's a pretty model. But what you don't see is the village it took to complete this model's look. Fashion isn't always about materialism and outer beauty. Fashion brings confidence and ability to express oneself. And if you could see how many people it takes to create a 7-10 minute runway show during Fashion Week, you'd be speechless. Without a community of creatives, artists, and driven people working together as a team, the show would not go on. We've created a short behind the scenes film to try to capture a minuscule portion of what goes BTS. Link in bio! || #bedeeplyrooted#bts#fwis @tibi @bobbibrown @aveda
She just kept telling me to say "cheese!" over and over again. She is obsessed with my camera and so I try 😬 to indulge her and support her curiosities.. as long as the camera strap is still around my neck. #wehavetrustissues