Getting excited for this weekend! First, Thanksgiving (yasssss). Second, this weekend is not only a double header but my last weddings of the year! Third, tree farm mini sessions are Sunday! I can’t wait for family time and hanging with my clients!
Every groom responds differently when they see their bride, but there’s something so incredibly sweet about grooms that get choked up the moment they spot their bride-to-be. And yes, I️ cry every time I️ see this behind my lens 💕
I am so in love with Joseph and Amaris’ engagement session! I couldn’t help myself and went through all the images. My absolute favorites from the sessions are on the blog!
“The capacity to learn is a gift; the ability to learn is a skill; the willingness to learn is a choice.” -Brian Herbert
Thank you to all the wonderful vendors and friends who so generously gave of their time, talent and energy to help me pull off my first styled shoot!!
Stylist + Coordination: @honeysuckle_jade
Flowers: @atsweddings @abovethestem
Venue: Hughes House
Bridal Gown: @belovedcouturebridal
Circle Arch: @booyahgrandma
Models: @emilydarynphelps @isaacelguera
Food Stylist: @hayley_kachine
It was such a joy marrying the gorgeous @jodie_elise and her man Loc in Orange this weekend. The weather wasn’t on our side, but the room was so full of love, and lots of laughter when their gorgeous baby girl Harper made her presence known during the ceremony! I️ absolutely love a country wedding! 😍😍😍#marriedbyallegra
How I've come to decipher a professional model from just a confident, pretty face as a photographer:
DISCLAIMER: I have worked with wonderful pretty faces who don't consider themselves professionals. 😉
1. "If you're not 5 minutes early, you're late."
2. Come prepared. A fitting should include multiple choices of bras and shoes.
3. Own nude undies.
4. Be proactive. Confirm dates, locations, etc etc
5. Professionals don't require posing direction, but accept it when it's offered.
7. Communication. If you "ghost" your vendors, you will be blacklisted.
8. Give credit where credit is due.
9. Have a professional headshot!
10. Know your worth AND the value of others.
11. Don't you dare put an Instagram filter over a professional photo.
12. Don't tell other professionals (hair stylist, makeup artist, stylist, etc.) how to do their job.
Agree or disagree with my conclusions?!
Happy wedding Wednesday!! A couple in love, fireworks & a touch of Shakespeare, oh is there anything more romantic? Natalie & Tony chose the iconic @swan_london at Shakespeare's Globe to say ‘I do’. You do not want to miss this weeks blog 💕
We are proudly announcing that this stunning shooting at the amazing La Badia di Orvieto will be featured soon @stylemepretty Thank you to a dreamteam of creatives: photo @thekomans planning, design & styling @weddings_by_silke florals @fineartflowers_tuscany stationery @nicnillasink MUA @saraonorimakeupartist hairstylist @frankgiacone_bride_atelier_ dress @musat.official robe @mespetitesdentelles jewelry @delbrenna headpiece @neabridalmilan rentals @preludiodivisionenoleggio tablerunner & silkribbons @silkandwillow underwear @meybodywear models @espritmodelmanagement filmlab @richardphotolab #badiadiorvieto#labadiadiorvieto#weddinglocation#weddingvenue#sneakpeek#stylemepretty#weddingtable
💫Britt & Matt bask in the sweetest afternoon light as the sun sets and they spend their first eve as Mr & Mrs Hodgson. Still one of my all time favs @brittlou89
📷 | @therawphoto 💐 | @blissfulbloomsinthefarnorth 🏰| @jaderidgehouse 💄| @ds_hair_and_makeup 🍲| @chrisopersonalchef 👗| @grace_loves_lace 📖 | @wed_by_anna
Hey all — sorry we’ve been MIA. Currently cruising the west (with no data🙊) #firstworldprobs . Promise we’re alive, just enjoying life 🌵 So here’s a photo of me and the babe. Thanks to our wonderful friend, @erinnwhite ✖️ See you next week, gram!
I love the color of Lauren's bridesmaids dresses 😍 the cobalt blue was perfect for her wedding. She so tastefully incorporated the color throughout her wedding, and also her new monogram ☺️ I encourage ya to go check out her wedding on the blog today and ket me know hoe many monograms you see! ❤️
You don't always need an elaborate crown or hairpiece on your wedding day. Loose flowers pinned thoughtfully can also create a beautiful effect. All our bridal bouquets come with some loose blooms for your hairdo! :) featured here; eryngium, sweet William, clematis and spray rose .
Jessie's Hair and makeup: @tangyongmakeup
Photo by: @nicolethenstudio
I’ve been giving a lot of thought lately to what it means to love actively. We hear stories of the triumph of loving unconditionally or the magic that happens when you fall in love. But to love actively implies that you make a choice. You choose to wake up and stand by the person that you love. You choose to love them when you might not be inclined to like them. You choose to continue loving them throughout a lifetime of growth. To actively love takes perseverance, compassion and most of all grace. .
Cheers to all the couples who make a pledge to love their spouse actively. It truly is a beautiful thing to witness!
Megan & Mike||November 2017
Venue + Catering:@highlandspringsranch
Floral Design: @atsweddings
Hair + Makeup:@beautyandthebeach.oc
Looking for an awesome wedding planner & stylist? @taylormadeweddingsevents does that!! Now taking booking for 2018 - with dates filling super fast!!! They’ll take all the hassle out of your big day planning & make your vision come to life!! // 📷 from our Winter shoot with @amylouisephotographyanddesign - tap for creds ✌️
I have loved korrie and Patrick for a long time, so you better believe I was over the moon to jet to Austin and take part of this surprise proposal 🌙✨ I can't wait to ugly cry at your wedding!!!