"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 in love 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.
"That love is all there is is all we know of love.” - Emily Dickinson
An entire bridal shoot shot in the rain. Dripping cameras, muddy shoes, and amazingly beautiful moments all possible because the bride was willing to let go of her nerves and simply be present in the moment.
"Love is an act of endless forgiveness. A tender look which becomes a habit.” - Peter Ustinov // An afternoon spent like so many of mine are with Max. Only this one was a little different. This time he was on the other side of the camera with his incredible girlfriend Brooke.
FIVE THINGS I HOPE YOU CAN TELL ABOUT ME FROM MY WORK. A quick break from the stories I tell, and the people I work with to talk about what's really on my mind.
“The artist never entirely knows — We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark” -Agnes de Mille // This dallas wedding was incredible! Hanna + Jeff are so much fun together and from the very first song the dancefloor was packed. The whole day was a blast.
Year after year we fall more in love with this magazine. So grateful for the way they represent our industry in this state and so flattered to have been a huge part of this edition.
" That it shall never come again is what makes life so sweet."
- Emily Dickenson
When one of my very best friends asks me to take her maternity photos there's no saying no. We pulled out every stop for this session and ended up with the perfect light for the look we were shooting for. Love this rich, dramatic take on a boho session and so excited to meet little Ms. Sinclaire Elizabeth Duley
"Adventure is worthwhile in itself." - Amelia Earhart // From my first trip up in a tiny little two seater plane with no doors, to the long trip in the vintage Mercedes down the runway to the aisle this wedding was amazing. It was a long 18 hour day for us - but worth every second.
"I fell in love with her courage, her sincerity, and her flaming self respect. And it’s these things I’d believe in, even if the whole world indulged in wild suspicions that she wasn’t all she should be. I love her and it is the beginning of everything." — F. Scott Fitzgerald // Last weekend was a dream. The perfect bride, the best groom, and an incredible location.
"Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear."— John Lennon // It's been a little over a week since these two said "I do" and I'm pretty sure Fayetteville is still exhausted. Incredible wedding day for two amazing people
“If I were to live a thousand years, I would belong to you for all of them. If we were to live a thousand lives, I would want to make you mine in each one.” – Michelle Hodkin // 1/3 of my favorite group of brothers in the world and I am beyond excited to get a camera on Beau + Blair. So grateful that they allowed me to be here for this incredible session!
“He felt now that he was not simply close to her, but that he did not know where he ended and she began.” — Leo Tolstoy // One of the most dramatic couple's sessions I've ever shot. One of the most beautiful weddings I've ever seen. One of the shortest blogs I've ever written.
“She had blue skin, And so did he. He kept it hid And so did she. They searched for blue Their whole life through, Then passed right by- And never knew.” ― Shel Silverstein // My perfect afternoon with Kelsey + Ronnie. This session was amazing and so authentic.
Most adventures don't end up under a waterfall but this one did. Most adventures don't include killing a poisonous snake with a rock but this one did. Most adventures don't require you to stand on the edge of a 100 ft cliff and lean back but this one did. Most adventures should be more like this one. //
"For where thou art, there is the world itself, and where though art not, desolation." - William Shakespear
"Do I love you? My God, if your love were a grain of sand, mine would be a universe of beaches." - William Goldham // What would life look like if you spent your days doing what you wanted to do instead of what you have to? This session with Erin + Steve was full of adventure, but simply because they're adventurous.