Never in my life have I met a bride SO excited to be marrying the love of her life. When Cody + Katie's engagement session went well last year, I knew it was going to be a great wedding, but my gosh was I in for a treat when I got to work. The love felt between the two of them was plain as day. I literally had tears in my eyes as I edited their photos. During the ceremony, they tied 3 strands together and wrote some of their own vows that had everyone cracking up.. So many smiles and laughs, no stress, just sunshine radiating through them on a rainy day. (more…)
There is so much I could say about these two! They are some of our best friends and they're celebrating their 1 year anniversary next Friday! We felt it appropriate to snap some photos to celebrate the love they share.
Amanda, I'm so thankful for our friendship we've developed over the last year or so. I'm extra thankful that you're in Shane's life taking care of that old man ;)
Shaner, love ya bud. So so happy for you!
Monday and Tuesday this week are basically my Saturday and Sunday, so naturally these past two days have been filled with HGTV home makeover shows and baby snuggles. When I got Addie down for a nap yesterday, I decided to just quickly scan through my new inquiry emails. I received an email that literally made my jaw drop and left me speechless.
Surely someone who is bad at math, just like me, counted wrong. "Are my days screwed up? Is it April 1st already?", honestly ran through my head. There are SO many talented photographers in our area, so many much more talented than me- this seriously can't be real. Things like this just don't happen to me! This will probably be a once in a lifetime thing haha... The email was signed with a name, number and requested I give her a call.
So I dialed 'er up and it was confirmed.
I remember getting a Snapchat from my friend Shane as I was walking out of the grocery store, something about him being late.. I snapped back a picture of a box of pregnancy tests because I had just realized I'd been late too.
As two pink lines slowly appeared, my first words were "holy s#!^."
I'm great with those types of things. When Mike got down on one knee the first thing I said was, "are you kidding me?!".. And the first time I saw Addie I somehow was able to mumble, "oh my God!" ;)
Today is March 17th. Almost a year since I found out I was pregnant.
Ok guys, before I start this post I want to acknowledge that I said before about posting sessions from the summer that I never got to share! I fully intended on doing that until I watched Katelyn James' Consistency Course and everything changed. I learned so much about editing that I never knew before that I could throw up. It was awesome. I want to re-edit everythiiiing but there simply isn't enough time in the day for that so I will pick up where I am currently and that would be Addie's 3 month update photos, so here we go...
We've made it a quarter of the way through "the first year". I'm going to high-five Michael when he gets home. We like to high-five when we accomplish big things.
I stood in the bathroom starring at my own reflection as tears ran down my cheeks. Mike already told me 3 times to get out of the living room because she could smell me and knew I was there. This bottle feeding thing is much harder than we thought. My plan of only nursing at first isn't working out so well, but I don't regret it. (more…)
Allyssa and I grew up together. We were practically inseparable. We went thru a lot of life's stages together... Middle school, first kisses, high school dances, etc... We dreamed about our weddings together when we were little.
I still remember when she and Cliff started dating. We were freshman in high school and he was the cute boy in her computer class. The rest is pretty much history :) They're wedding day is probably going to be the most meaningful weddings I've shot to date. Allyssa and Cliff, I'm thrilled and beyond honored to be a part of your day! I know you've been waiting for it for SO long <3 (more…)
In June, we had the wonderful opportunity to fly to Colorado! I was photographing a wedding for some of the sweetest people we've ever met :) We spent a week out there traveling around and I've already got my bags packed ready to move out there! We drove all over so we got to see SO much! We definitely could've used more time out there- there is SO much to see and do and some of the things on our "to do list" we weren't able to do because I was pregnant!! These photos are from our personal collection.. I finally got to edit them! They're cell phone photos, GoPro photos and photos from my camera... They're in no particular order! Enjoy :)
Colorado National Monument: (more…)
It was about 5pm when Mike came into the office and asked what I wanted for dinner. I was craving Longhorn for some reason and he agreed to go. With a sore lower back, I finished up whatever work I was doing and we were soon out the door. We enjoyed our meal, joking about how it might be our last night out together for a while.. Our last "date" for the next few months. As we were walking out to the car, my belly felt really hard and I grabbed Mike's hand for him to feel it. We laughed about the fact that I probably ate too much, which was nothing new to us at that point.
When we got home we went back to bed to watch some TV. I noticed that my stomach would get really hard and then felt like blubber. This started around 9pm and I felt no pain or discomfort. The clock continued to tick as I was restlessly laying in bed thinking of our baby and mentally preparing myself for labor. As you get closer to your due date, sleeping becomes difficult, so I was awake all night mindlessly scanning Facebook, Instagram, WebMD (haha), etc... (more…)