I have been so spoiled this year with some of the most incredible brides. Seriously. I have known Sable for a few years through one of my sweet bridesmaids and was so excited to photograph her wedding to one of the most gentle and kind men I have ever met. Through a little matchmaking of my bridesmaid, Sable and Van met last year and quickly realized they didn’t want to live life without one another. Their wedding was on one of the first really hot days of summer this year, but neither complained for a second about how humid and how Florida’s typical chance of rain was nowhere to be found in their worries. These are the types of people that make what I do so worth it. Their reception felt like going to dinner at a family member’s house that I had known my entire life. Her sweet parents opened their home up to me and I loved being able to spend the afternoon with them. This wedding was so sweet and simple and felt like a page out of Southern Weddings Magazine. Sable, you are a beautiful bride.
Van’s reaction to their first look was so precious. He couldn’t stop smiling after that moment.
Bridal Gown : Allure Bridal Gainesville
Bridal Shoes : Jack Rogers
Makeup: Kara Winslow
Bridesmaid Dresses : Davids Bridal
Groom/Groomsmen attire : Jos A Banks
Venue : Baughman Center, Gainesville FL
A few months ago, Jessa of Flax and Wool Designs asked me to help on one of the biggest things she’s ever done in owning her business. As small business owners, sometimes we don’t see where God wants us to be. There are days where we feel like giving up, throwing in the towel and starting over, but I am so thankful for the community of girls that surround me that challenge us to keep going. Keep working. It’s worth it. I can’t wait to see where God takes this little dream that started a few years ago. Jessa, I am so dang proud to call you part of my team.
I am so excited to be partnering with Solutions Bridal of Orlando to host a floral crown workshop for both brides and creatives alike! Tickets are on sale now until May 10 and spaces are limited so get your ticket today!
Cant wait to see y’all there!
Taking on less clients this year really has made me fall back in love with photography and makes me realize how much I love getting to tell love stories for a living. Years of trying to book more weddings than my competition left me burnt out, working with some weddings only because I could not say no, and my heart was starting to not be in it anymore and I was left doubting if I wanted to continue shooting. With that said, after 8 years, I have started focusing my attention on the couple as a whole and caring less about booking every single consult that I attend. By creating a true meaningful relationship with my clients, I can better serve them both on their wedding days and hopefully be there when their families grow! I am honored that I get to tell Miranda & Will’s story.
I immediately clicked with Miranda. Our stories seemed so intertwined that it felt like talking to an old friend, more than meeting a “client” and I knew I wanted to be there photographing her wedding. She told me about her sweet fiance and how hard they are working at not only creating a perfect wedding day, but working on a lifetime together. They brought their sweet pup along for our date to take engagement pictures and I loved getting to see them love each other all afternoon!
I am so blessed with not only brides with gorgeous hair, but also I am thankful for my bride tribe of sweet girls who I get to walk through their wedding seasons together.
Cant wait for their wedding in 2017!
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