Vanessa and her mom are true friends, what a beautiful thing to witness. All throughout the day, I loved catching her mom’s loving glances at her gorgeous daughter who’s now started her own family. ❤️❤️❤️ #allday
My sister said something about me the other day. It wasn’t mean, and I didn’t really take offense to it. But it made me think. She said “Everything comes easy to you.” Oh sister, how very wrong you are about that. I know you didn’t mean anything by it. But things really don’t come easy for me. I have to work really hard! I truly believe there are some people who are just naturals at certain things. I am not one of them. Yes, I am good at many things. But I have to work really hard to even achieve that “good” status. “You can eat whatever you want and you stay so thin.” Actually, no. I’ve played sports year round since I was in sixth grade, including running 70 miles a week in college for Division 1 while going to nursing school and working part time. “You make everything you do look so easy.” The hustle is real! Sometimes I feel like a duck on the water- looking all calm as they peacefully glide along the water. But really, the legs are working overtime beneath the surface. The Lord has blessed me with a driven and ambitious personality. But with that comes a lot of hard work. So don’t be fooled by what looks so “perfect.” There’s a lot of work going on behind the scenes.
Our memories are deeply rooted by our senses. A certain smell can quickly trigger a memory that is associated with it. A candle that reminds you of grandma’s baking. The smell of the shampoo your mom uses that you can smell as she embraces you on a bad day. My husband once sprayed my pillow with his cologne before leaving for a long weekend so I would be comforted as I went to sleep without him next to me for a few nights. It’s amazing how much just a smell can revive such vivid memories. @dolcegabbana
This image is from my last wedding of last year. Since then, I’ve had 6 weddings and have grown so much in my shooting. From composure, to editing, to my overall style, it’s amazing to see how much has changed and improved. But one thing remains- and that is how I strive to capture joyful and authentic images from your wedding day. And that is why this will forever be one of my favorite images.
I just cannot get enough of Julia and Joe’s wedding 😍I hope everyone has an amazing day! I’m catching up on some work with some Starbucks and Shark Tank in the background! PS - It’s my birthday today! Make today a good one!
All the heart eye emojis!! 😍😍😍 Had my last wedding of the season last week and couldn't have asked for a better couple to close the 2017 season with. Cheers to an amazing season with the best couples! ♥️
The struggle is REAL this week my friends. Now that it’s dark before 6, it’s like something switched in my head. I’m exhausted, unmotivated, and want all the soul foods (well, that may not be new) Now that busy season is over I’m ready for a break. But there is always work to be done. I think there’s a fine line between taking a break and getting in a rut. I definitely need a break right now, but am also trying to avoid the rut. Because there is always some hustlin’ to be done. Hair: @sweetlypinnedhair Shorts: @jcrew Workshop hosts: @tracyburchphotography @jennyhaasphotography @leahbarryphotography
Just a teaser from our styled bridal shoot this morning at @rustbeltcoffee ! We had such a fabulous team!!! Hair: @hairbyholly.chelsea @hairdesignsbyallison
Models: @realtorkyleeo @kerrychambers_ @biancawonca
Thanksgiving 🦃 is in two weeks! What are your plans?? How about a Friendsgiving? Our recent styled shoot is the perfect inspiration for that! Stay tuned! Styling: @eventprep Florals @gardenview_flowers Wine: @marthawineco
CREATIVE VISION ☕️ Today I have so many projects I want to put on my plate! I am so ready to work on all of them. Last fall I had creative visions in my head and some of my best creative work came to life as @columbuseditorialsociety. I feel the same creative energy this fall. There was a time when I didn’t have the energy to dream up these ideas or act on them, it feels so good to be able to work!
Wishing my BEST gal pal a happy birthday! 🎂 🎁 This year is looking a little different with her officially becoming a MOM to baby Cameron. This is one of my favorite pictures of us because it captures our friendship so perfectly. Thank you for being such a constant in my life.
I love the idea of hand written vows. I have no idea why we didn’t do this when I got married. But then again, my husband is quite the long winded one. We might have been there a while 🤣. Seriously though, how sweet to exchange your own words and promises to each other- and even sweeter to have it documented in this keepsake to look back on. And when the going gets tough- oh because it does- you can look back on these vows you made to one another.