back in October I went on a much needed visit to see my best Cassie . such a stunning trip . fulfilling . exciting . relaxed and adventurous . full of sweet new friends, endless coffee shops, tear-brought laugher, intentional conversations, eye melting beauty, bon fires on the beach, road trips up the coast, naps under trees, the best of the best food ever, foggy mornings and mighty joe young sized leaves .
I can’t get over the beauty of the suburbs of L.A and the hearts that reside there . Cassie showed me the goods of the west coast . and I can’t wait to go back .
So yeah . a great trip indeed .
and of course I instagrammed quite a bit .. here’s some of those!
this wedding . a dream .
two beautiful and dear friends of mine . 30 degree frigid early morning . a brand new venue . wonderful, obsessed-over window light . a fire pit . the ‘first look’ at sunrise . friends and family arriving in coats and wrapped up in blankets . hot cocoa and/or mimosas to warm the bones . frosted grass tips . colors and details to die over
this wedding . a dream .
I couldn’t get enough of that window light!
Today, November 19th, is Tyler & Danielle’s due date! Though she hasn’t popped yet, I wanted to post these maternity pics from a couple months ago before baby Fletcher enters the world . It’s hard for me to transition to the fact that one of my best friends is about to have a child .. Danielle and I have been through so much together and this whole baby thing seems like something we used to talk about being so far away! But that far away time is here . and its weird as crap to me . but so exciting all at the same time . I can’t wait to meet Fletcher and all 20 of his younger siblings that I’m sure T & D will be having over the next decade . :]
Today marks one year . One year since Tyler asked Danielle to marry him . in the middle of a “lifestyle” photoshoot . on one very frosty and frigid Monday morning . This shoot has held its place as one of my favorite shoots I’ve ever done . But I’ve grown a lot in the past year . Grown into my own . Editing style, creativity, skill and knowledge . and since its a favorite, and since it’s an important anniversary for T & D, and since they’re now expecting a baby due next week and I’ll be posting their maternity session on here soon … I decided to re-edit this mile-marker shoot and add a few new ones that I left out last go around .
It’s such a wonderful blessing being able to join in on their adventure and photograph the little things I know will always be cherished . Getting to be present during all the big and small moments . I love it .
So here’s a revamp . A fun, creative, eye candy revamp . & happy engagement day anniversary, you pretty Carder’s .
of the most sophisticated-ness . these two were made for each other .
I’ve been friends with both of them for awhile and it is so good to see them glowing with happiness solely from each other . I was honored to get to shoot their engagements awhile back and to be a part of their day was so much fun!
Ty made for one dapper groom and Lauren, one sultry lovely bride .
this one is a favorite .
the objects (my beautiful and enamored bride and groom to be), the lighting, her lipstick (oh i flip out over bright lips), the locations, their giddy-like-school-kids love and playfulness … all did wonders for my camera eyes .
I really had a blast with these two . as always, loving when I have the creative freedom to shoot as I wish and have their complete trust to accomplish both our visions . and i’m proud to say, the visions were came alive and were accomplished beautifully!
congrats Matt & Mel! so excited to document more of your beautiful lives .
firsts . memories . moments . places . the season . the vibe .
they’re all parts of the beginning . there’s a beginning to everyone’s story and to me, they’re always interesting . the beginning of where sparks flew, how they flew, and if they’re still flying . the beginning is the part of the story we can always go back to, remember how perfectly good it was, and know we can always obtain that good again .
jonathon and angilla took me back to their beginning . to the place he first held her hand . the place he asked her to be his girlfriend . the place where sparks flew and butterflies consumed their insides . such a wonderful thing being able to see such a landmark in their relationship . such an honor, really . to see something no one else has really seen, and getting to capture them at this special place .
loved getting to play around with them a few weeks ago . congrats j & a!