As Thanksgiving approaches, I can’t help but think about how appreciative and thankful I am of all the couples I’ve had the opportunity to work with in 2017, as well as all the couples I will work with in 2018! Lauren and Evan are no exception. It’s been wonderful getting to know them and I am thrilled with the way their wedding day images turned out at The Little Red Schoolhouse. Check out a few of my favorites on my Instagram story as well as a full preview live on the blog right now. #littleredschoolhouse#cincylove#fallwedding#cincinnatiwedding
Why do I️ love what I️ do? Those early mornings are filled with so much happiness and excitement! Every girl has dreamt of how she wants to look the day she walks down the aisle, and getting to play apart in making that vision come to life.. well, it just gives me all the feels.💕
It was a daunting task planning @theknotpro Austin workshop for 200 top event pros but I am so proud with how it turned out!
Love this stage lounge by @birchandbrassrentals against the string art backdrop i created with @ergoexperiential . My team and I designed 5 different spaces for this workshop and couldn’t be happier with how it all turned out! Be on the lookout for more photos soon! (Photo @thesophiepton) #theknotaustin
Couples like Emily and Chris make us thank our lucky stars that we get to do what we do! This gorgeous “pinch me” couple rocked their engagement session this weekend, and we can’t wait to show you more!! 🔥🔥🔥
As much as the malls and TVs would have you think it's full-on holiday season, Turkey day is almost here and the trees around us are orange and beautiful!! This just so happens to be one of my favorite weeks of the year, partially because the fall weather, partially because of the season slowing down a bit, but let's be honest - it's 99% about the food. Bring on the pie and turkey and pie and stuffing and pie! 🦃| Taken at Ridley Creek State Park, a @peachtreecatering venue | Dress: @loft Pants: @levis | Film: @fujifilm_profilm Processing @photovisionprints #schonphoto
Our dog Beau misses the life he use to have. We used to go everywhere together. Now we go everywhere with our two daughters. I'm glad our daughter can spend hours torturing him outside in the backyard. She has a blast and he's a good sport about it. 😁
Congratulation to @chateaudesaintpaterne for being chosen as one of the 20 most beautiful Chateau in France by @usatoday 🌿
Planning or wishing for a wedding or elopement in France? I had the chance to spend some time at this particular castle and believe me: It is a dream come true! The pool area, the grounds and each room will enchant you. This truly is the perfect venue for all lovers of history, patina and nature at the same time.
This is one of my favorite shots in a while and that’s probably because it doesn’t look like what it is right off the bat. Which may defeat a very large purpose of photography. Oh well. #rachelphotographs
Okay guys, get your tissues ready because this ones about to get real. Getting some reflection time today and on the drive up the mountain yesterday. I was/am overwhelmed with thankfulness and gratitude to God for providing me with the most amazing wife in the universe.
Listening to some of our favorite songs, holding hands, exploring the town last night, are just small parts of why I fall for this girl more every day.
A few years ago, back when I had my eyes on her (before we were dating)I thought that if I could just be with her then I would be happy. I have since realized to be careful what I ask for because God not only did that, but he opened for me an adventure of love. This girl takes me to the highest of highs and is with me in the lowest of lows. There is no one on this earth that I simply could not live without besides her. She is the princess of my own fairy tale, and I strive for more opportunities to be her knight in shining armor.
Today Im sitting here just reflecting on the fact that I am incredibly lucky to have her in my life and I pray that we would have many more years serving and blessing others together. You’re my best friend Stefanie, I love you!
1 John 4:8-11
“Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.” What things allow you to get into a spirit of gratitude? How has someone else taught you to have a spirit of thankfulness? We love to hear from you.
📸 the awesome @ardorphoto
My favorite wedding pictures are ALWAYS the ones where you can see how happy people are to be doing what they're doing! ❤️😍❤️😍👰 dress: @bitsybridal @blushbyhayleypaige / ring: @wilsondiamonds / earrings: @kumiutah / studio: @bemorecreativestudios / florals: @madelynjewellfloral / model: @katelynkaya / HMUA: @janelleingram / workshop: @maryjessicaphoto
I'm most emotional about the daddy daughter relationships on the wedding day.... biological or not- it's such a unique relationship. I always encourage a first look with dad because (put yourself in the brides place) you are his baby girl. He still sees you as that crazy haired little girl having tea parties, climbing everything climbable, and running into his protective arms at the end of the day. And now as he passes you off those moments flash before his eyes, as you join your soulmate, no longer a little girl but a woman. It's the event he started dreaming about the day you entered the world, and I guarantee he said something like, "uh oh.. I'm going to have to give her away one day." (Chris totally said this about Coco😭) So here's to daddies everywhere, 🍻keeping me ugly crying at every wedding.
I’ll take the cold wind any day of the week if the light is this good and my clients are as awesome as these two. If you follow my work, @megandeanley will more than likely look familiar to you since we have worked together on a number of projects from gear reviews to shoots for her own @pinebarrenbeauty blog and website. We’ve been talking about this shoot for years now, and last night didn’t disappoint.
6 Image pano shot on the #leicaSL and #50mmsummiluxslasph . The blog post with a lot more images is up on the @twistedoaksstudio website. @leicacamerausa @leicaproimage #leica#leicasl#weddingphotographer#engagementphotos#alienskinexposure#myexposureedit#theknot#theknotpro
What are you thankful for this season? 🍂 I am thankful for LOVE and the gift I’ve been given to capture it every weekend. #thankful#love#staugustinewedding @whiteroomweddings @braid_bar_sta @beautybykayle
It pays to step out of your comfort zone once in a while. It's challenging, it's fun and it brings out your creative side. But being a filmmaker doesn't have to be all that serious; tedious, yes, but the moment you see the smiles on their faces, every bit of stress just seems to fade away. Photo credits to @joekimstudio
It’s #nationalentrepreneursday and I’m celebrating it by being in Austin on a Tuesday afternoon. 😹 One of my favorite things about being an entrepreneur is being able to work with people who are close to me that I love to spend time with which makes it not feel like work! I love to put people’s talents to good use and give them an opportunity to grow in that space. Everyone that I work with is exceptional at what they do and it makes me so excited to see them come alive while while using their passion. Being an entrepreneur is so draining and it’s a life long journey which is why it’s so important to identify what makes you happy in different realms and get the support when needed. For me, working with people that I love in the realms that I need support in literally make my life (almost as much as dark chocolate peanut butter cups). 💜🙏🏻
“The best love story is when you fall in love with the most unexpected person at the most unexpected time.”
I still remember the day we first spoke like it was yesterday. It was late in the evening on Christmas Eve of the year 2013. We stayed up until three in the morning, and despite the fact that we had only known each other for several hours, it truly felt like I had known you for lifetimes. I sure wasn’t looking for you, but I’m so glad you came into my life when you did. You’re a dream come true, and not a day goes by where I’m not falling deeper and deeper into love with you.
I'm just about to send out Cassidy and Kenny's wedding gallery to them. They had such a beautiful day! As I was looking through their photos one last time, making sure everything was just right, I had to stop and pause to take in her bouquet again! Weddings are really pretty amazing-it takes so much work by the bride and groom/planner to put everything together. I love being able to be the one to photograph these moments that took months and months of planning! One of my favorite things to photograph are the flowers! This gorgeous bouquet is in thanks to Madeline Cook over at Flowers by Jeannie. I don't even know what that little cream one with the blue in the middle is called, but it is just gorgeous! I love seeing the beauty that comes through from so many creatives in a wedding! And Kenny and Cassidy-check your email!! There's something really pretty waiting for you! 😘