PERSONAL // What it looks like to be a mom + photographer at the same time.

PERSONAL // What it looks like to be a mom + photographer at the same time.

I feel like everyone wants to know a more personal side of the person they see online. I mean, who doesn't? I wanted to share these photos of me and my sweet Zoe and Cohen for a few reasons. I spend much more of my time durning everyday serving, playing and teaching these two sweet faces. Photography only takes up probably 20% of my week (when you're a mom you've got owning a business down to a science!! haha). These guys make my real job being their mama and I love that! I feel like no one sees that from the other side of the screen. All they see is wedding photos, travel adventures and coffee dates out…

Jordane x Jake // Greenhouse Garden Wedding

Jordane x Jake // Greenhouse Garden Wedding

Lauritzen Gardens Wedding
los angeles, california wedding photographer

"With me being gone for 12 weeks for clinicals, I was beyond excited to not only spend a weekend with Jake, but actually marrying him was a dream. Knowing that the next time he saw me would be in my wedding dress made me feel like I felt the night before our first date. I had butterflies and knots in my stomach. I was pacing the room feeling like time was going by so slow.  Finally, I was lead to the greenhouse where he was waiting for me. The instant he turned around and showed me that smile, any nerves or apprehensions about the day just disappeared. All I have ever wanted in life is to be his, and from the moment he turned around, that’s all I felt…his. People keep asking me how I felt on this day and there’s really only one word to describe how I felt and how I continue to feel in our marriage. I feel loved, I feel cherished, I feel undeniably his." -Jordane

Brett x Austin

Brett x Austin

when you celebrate your anniversary with an epic trip each year, why not remember it with photos? brett (sweetest human ever) reached out and asked for an anni shoot in page, arizona to celebrate their four year wedding anniversary. of course I love the spontaneity and hopped on a plane to go shoot this fun loving couple. southern utah and northern arizona doesn't dissapoint. 

POSING GUIDE, 3 TIPS BEFORE YOUR FIRST PHOTO SHOOT

POSING GUIDE, 3 TIPS BEFORE YOUR FIRST PHOTO SHOOT

Feeling comfortable and REAL is something I think we all want. That's why I'm including these three tips you've got to know before you get out and have your first shoot. Or heck! Maybe you just want to feel your most natural self in front of the camera. You've gotta have these tips to chill out & have a good time. xx

JACELLE x CASEY | Imperial Sand Dunes // LA Wedding Photographer

JACELLE x CASEY | Imperial Sand Dunes // LA Wedding Photographer

Los Angeles Photographer

wind was fierce, but so were we. & these guys are beyond romantic.

nothing could go wrong with this free-spirited, gypsy inspired engagement shoot.

HMU // Boho Bird Salon

DRESS // spell bride

CHARISSE X DREW | Surprise Elopement

CHARISSE X DREW | Surprise Elopement

I still can’t get over the fact that Charisse called me only a week before their elopement 😱 they pulled off this surprise elopement with ease! just to give you a little back story, they had a wedding date, venue booked and loads of other vendors booked. when they realized the giant wedding wasn’t them, they actually followed their intuition and opted for an elopement & epic honeymoon!! 

TIA x CODY | MADISON WISCONSIN WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY x Sugarland

TIA x CODY | MADISON WISCONSIN WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY x Sugarland

A few words come to mind for this precious day, and one of those is "sweet". Everything about Tia and Cody's wedding was sweet. From Tia's smile in the morning getting ready (and she wore it all day long) to their first dance. These two have the sweetest love. Cody was smitten with his bride, and could not take his eyes off of her the entire day. The air was chilly, the fire was cozy and these sweethearts were more in love than ever before. 

KATIE x VINNIE | BEAR LAKE ENGAGEMENT SESSION in ESTES PARK, COLORADO

KATIE x VINNIE | BEAR LAKE ENGAGEMENT SESSION in ESTES PARK, COLORADO

Don't be fooled y'all! This hike gave me some real side cramps. Katie and Vinnie take their hiking seriously, and apparently I don't. HA! 

We had a great time hiking around Bear Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park! We had fun driving the windy roads together in between locations in the park. These guys made me laugh a lot and I can't say enough good things about them!  

MARY x KEVIN | DENVER, COLORADO

MARY x KEVIN | DENVER, COLORADO

Mary and Kevin lost a family member this fall. It hurts to even type it out. Mary's sister in-law, Abby, had passed away in an accident. She was young--a mother of two, and a wife to an incredible man. Mary is wearing her sister Abby's red flannel shirt. 

Mary and Kevin are kind, compassionate and beautiful people. See their love. Witness with me, the beautiful landscape God had created. 

Mel x Blake | Unconventional Wedding Photography in Omaha, NE

Mel x Blake | Unconventional Wedding Photography in Omaha, NE

“When I think about our wedding day, all I can think is “the best day ever”. While we were surrounded by all of our family and friends, it felt like Blake and I were the only two people in the room. It’s like the world paused for a moment as we became one. The rest of the day was filled with moments just like that--perfect and beautiful.” -Melinda

 

THE AMAZING TEAM OF VENDORS //

Event Designer x Planner: Beth Wakefield

Florist: County Gardens / Beth Wakefield

Dress Designer: Allure

Hair and Makeup Artists: Darian & Bianca with Salon for Women

Catering: South Creek Conference Center

Bridal Shop: Bridal Traditions