Archive for the ‘Weddings’ Category
Hooray, it’s recap time! :)
Nancy and I hosted our Branches & Light workshop just three weeks ago in Austin, Texas. What a beautiful day! We hosted B&L at The Winfield Inn (one of my favorite venues EVER!), and spent the day chatting about goal-setting, branding, studio organization, workflow, and overcoming fears.
The day just wouldn’t have been the same if it weren’t for our absolutely incredible ladies who attended. Our attendees came from lots of different places—South Dakota, Georgia, Florida, New York, and of course, all over Texas—and we could not have been more honored to spend the day with them. To the insanely wonderful ladies who came to B&L this year, I love you all so much and I cherish the memories we made together! From the bottom of my heart, thank you for being there, for opening up, for being authentic. Please, please let me know if you are ever in Austin because I will want to make a coffee date with you! :)
We invited stylist & planner Stefanie Miles (from Lavender Joy Weddings) to be our guest speaker, and oh my goodness, she brought the love! Nancy and I just sat in the back of the room scribbling notes like crazy while Stefanie gave her insights on heartfelt networking. What a blessing it was to have you, Stefanie!
My proudest moment, as it has been for the past four years, was when I taught on overcoming fear. What a task it was to reach inside myself and be vulnerable about such a hard topic…but how rewarding it was. One of the quotes from the talk was, “As we are liberated from our own fears, our presence automatically liberates others.” (Marianne Williamson)
You can read more about my personal favorite moments of B&L here.
Prepare your eyes for some prettiness! Our styled shoot was TO DIE FOR! This shoot wouldn’t have been possible without hard work from THE BEST team ever. A big ol’ thank you to: Sweet Sunday Events (styling & florals), Juliet Jones (calligraphy & stationary), Amazing Kakes (cake design), Andrea Juarez (hair), Adrienne Pitkin (makeup), Claire Pettibone (wedding dress), Alice Moon (engagement dress), and of course our amazing models, Katie (plus husband Ross) and Stancy from Half Orange Photography. LOVE those girls! :)
A big ol’ thank you to Southern Weddings for featuring this shoot over the weekend! What an honor!
I have a thing for flowers. On my wedding day, nothing you could say could convince me to put my bouquet down. I was just in love with the idea of carrying around an armful of flowers. What can I say? It was the one day of my life where it’s totally normal to carry around flowers. :)
So naturally, bouquets are one of my favorite details to photograph at a wedding. Today, I thought I’d share with you a few of my favorite floral arrangements I photographed this year.
BELOW: I adore the feathery texture of this bouquet. It’s one of the most unique bouquets I’ve ever seen! By Sweet Sunday Events in Austin.
BELOW: This bouquet is from our Branches & Light 2012 workshop in North Carolina. By Tre Bella.
BELOW: Another favorite by Sweet Sunday Events.
BELOW: This sweet bride was one of my favorites ever. The bride’s necklace is from J.Crew, her dress is BHLDN, and her bouquet is Petals by Design (Houston).
BELOW: Pretty pretty bridesmaids below on the left with florals by Lindy Floral (Austin). Fun fact, Lindy did the flowers for my own wedding! Love her! :) The right image is another beauty from Sweet Sunday Events.
BELOW: Finally, I thought I’d end on this amazing design by Lindy Floral. Don’t you love the super rich colors and the amazing shape! I swoon over this bouquet every time I see it. :)
Happy New Year friends! I thought it only appropriate to begin 2013 with a peek at the last wedding I shot in 2012. Ben & Victoria’s sweet wedding was the coziest way to end to my year, and if you follow me on Instagram, you saw why–they had a beautiful hot chocolate & coffee bar! So much more to come from their wedding, but for now enjoy a few images from the beginning of their southern wedding…
Dear friends and readers, today I have the privilege of introducing you to one of my favorite couples in the world: Caroline and Eric. They were married this past weekend in Claremont CA, and let me tell you, it was a celebration to remember! Their wedding was an all day event–starting with a traditional Vietnamese ceremony at a nearby hotel, and then moving into their afternoon Western ceremony and night reception at the Padua Hills Theatre. Never before have I met such welcoming, warm-hearted families. I started the day with polite handshakes and introductions, but ended the night with meaningful hand clasps, hugs, and even a few tears of happiness. It was such a special experience, spending the whole day with these two and their families. :)
Enjoy a few photos from their beautiful wedding, and get ready to swoon over how gorgeous Caroline is, and how breathtaking the mountains look! I was practically jumping up and down all day. :)