Young love and amazing friends made this Fayetteville wedding day special. It was a perfect spring day to say "I do" and these are a few of my very favorite moments. // If I had a single flower for every time I think of you, I could walk forever in my garden. Claudia Adrienne Grandi
Two absolutely genuine people spending the afternoon wandering around the hills on the Missouri line. This Northwest Arkansas engagement session was the perfect way to sum up two of the sweetest people I know. // “I took a photo of us mid-embrace. When I am old and alone, I will remember that I once held something truly beautiful.” —Joe Dunthorne, Submarine
FULL PHOTO + VIDEO RELEASE! Cami + Sam's story is SO special to me and I am so happy to finally be able to share it! Check out this incredible release of their full wedding video along with 80 of my favorite moments from this incredible day! // “If it weren’t for her, there would never have been an empty space, or the need to fill it.” —Nicole Krause, The History of Love
"Think of your family today and every day thereafter, don’t let the busy world of today keep you from showing how much you love and appreciate your family." - Josiah // A pretty rare glimpse on the other side of the camera on a Sunday at our house.
In short I will part with anything for you but you. Mary Wortley Montagu // This wedding was an absolute dream. I'm always floored by the opportunity to hang out on an island and call it work, but when I get to do it with Melissa it's even better. SO grateful for these two and their incredible families.
The authentic self is soul made visible. - Sarah Ban Breathnach // This boho styled engagement shoot was full of craft beer, big views, and a healthy dose of man bun. Sofia + Jeremy are two of the most authentic people I can imagine and this shoot was perfectly them.
SUPER excited to have received this bag in from a cool little Minnesota based bag company called Portage Supply Co. Check out a full review as well as a bunch of photos of this thing as I chat through why I think this may be one of the coolest looking camera backpacks on the market today!
"The grain, which is also golden, will bring me back the thought of you. And I shall love to listen to the wind in the wheat.” - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry // An afternoon catching up with one of my very favorite couples and watching their love.
"Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird, I would fly about the Earth seeking the successive autumns." - George Eliot // Falling in love with fall in this perfectly lit session. Crisp air, gorgeous people, and incredible scenery did most of the work for me.
“When I saw you I fell in love. And you smiled because you knew.” ~ William Shakespeare // This session was absolutely the most incredible part of a great week. From the moment it started misting and the wind picked up the potential was for these two to get nervous but they completely embraced the moments and had a blast with everything that came there way.
A quick break from the norm as we work with a great model on a Brooklyn inspired fashion and lifestyle editorial a few weeks ago. // "When you leave New York, you are astonished at how clean the rest of the world is. Clean is not enough. Fran Lebowitz"
“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” - Mae West // Jenn + Drew are the perfect example of everything working just right. From the light to the right state of mind this day was set up for success - not to mention this bride is absolutely stunning.
PART ONE (up to the first look) When one of your favorite photographers calls and asks you to shoot his wedding. When that photographer marries one of the most kind and beautiful brides you've ever worked with. When you have three full time lead photographers at one wedding. When the first look is a complete surprise to the groom. Don't miss this story. // "I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close."— Pablo Neruda
A young man in the Air Foce and a beautiful Christian woman ready to spend her life supporting him. These two blew me away from the very first hug and I can't wait any longer to show them off a little.
A friendship ten years old with this bride set me up to really be able to have some fun on this session. Natalie was up for anything and I'm so glad she was because she looked stunning in this dress and it was the perfect way to celebrate her as a bride even before she walked down the aisle to Blake.
This girl needs no introduction. Between Kate and Justin I'm pretty sure these two know every single person in Northwest Arkansas so when they called me to be a part of their wedding I was completely blown away. Kate's bridal session is one of my very favorites ever.
FINALLY sharing a few of our favorite images from this incredible wedding in Red Bank, New Jersey. This trip was so refreshing. I had no idea what to expect on my way down the Jersey coast as we left the Newark airport at 2am. (Thanks to every single airline for managing to never get us anywhere on time) The result was a cute little town with great views and some of the best people.
How could we possibly top Natasha + Brian's sunrise engagement session on the Brooklyn Bridge? A weekend with them in New Jersey celebrating was just about the only way! This is the first ever rehearsal dinner on my blog and it's only a taste of the amazing images from the wedding day we'll be showing tomorrow! Don't miss it.
Some of the most dynamic couple's photos coming out of our cameras in Arkanas in a long time. This wedding was absolutely amazing along with a dream team of vendor friends and one gorgeous couple. // “To love is never just to love since it is also to will to love, and ... to love in spite of oneself, to allow oneself to be overcome by one’s love.” —Jean-Paul Sartre
There's cell phone service here. No GPS. Dirt roads and slow speed limits. There's so many reasons to enjoy a weekend in this place and we've found the perfect place to do it and the perfect reason to be here. // "Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of nowhere, and sometimes in the middle of nowhere, you find yourself." -UNKNOWN
A friendship 11 years old and a family with so many ties. This wedding was a huge honor for me to be a part of and a big blessing to get to witness. //"Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.” “Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself. To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night. To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving” ― Kahlil Gibran
These two have been together for longer than Melissa and I have even known each other. Young love is an incredible thing and this wedding was beyond special. // “And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.” ―Kahlil Gibran
Back up in New York with another gorgeous bride and another awesome groom. Only this one may have actually raised the bar a bit. Jillian + Spencer have been amazing from the first conversation but their wedding day was torn right out of a magazine.
Several tattoos, multiple locations, a little adventure and one of the most beautiful couples I've ever worked with. This whole shoot was flawless. // “I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.” ― Marilyn Monroe
"I don't care if my clothes get wet... I'm pretty sure they get wet every time I wash them."- Cami // When you have a couple that is this beautiful together along side having an incredible attitude and outlook on photos and then throw in a rainy day and a waterfall - you're bound to walk away with incredible photos... And we did.
Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired. - Robert Frost // When a friend get's married you're always happy to be a part of it. When that friend is one of the best wedding planners you know the pressure is on. When you have friends that are this talented you buckle up, smile a lot, and enjoy having talented people around you setting you up to be successful. This wedding was a dream and most of that was due to the bride and the friends she's made being an incredible part of this industry.
"A heart inlove with beauty never grows old." - Turkish Proverb // A morning full of rain, an afternoon full of sun, an entire day full of gorgeous. This wedding was so beautiful and so simple - but perfect for Morgan + Trey.
"THAT WAS SO US" - Dominic Smith // This wedding was a photographer's DREAM. Probably because the bride is a photographer who works with a wedding planner who's married to a guy with a food truck at a venue perfectly designed for incredible photos.
What were you doing at 4:30 this morning? Max and I were walking down 5th avenue trying to find a Subway station to head down towards the Brooklyn Bridge where we'd catch up with Natasha + Brian just before sunrise. This session, with one of the most photogenic couples I've ever seen, in one of the most iconic locations in the United States, just happened to be wrapped in the most perfect light possible. // "There is something in the New York air that makes sleep useless." Simone Beauvoir
"Draw me after you and let us run..." Song of Solomon 1:4
Easily one of the most uniquely special weddings I've ever seen. This entire day was spent in prayer and this couple was as focused on giving God the credit for their love as they were in committing their lives to each other. One of the most amazing couple's sessions I've ever been a part of and one of my favorite whole days in a long time.