I have no captions up my sleeve today. Here’s a cute picture for you
288376 hours ago
Very very tired but flying out to New Hampshire today to meet up with my bestie and then onward to Acadia National Park for a wedding! Also, we’re visiting Boston on Saturday so give me all your recommendations, TIA!
151419 hours ago
These two got engaged at the top of Mount Greylock. We took them back there to have their engagement session to relive that moment and chase some sunsets. What an awesome night.
1762325 June, 2019
Give me all the wind blown hair vibes on top of South Mountain! These two were just glowing with love, can’t wait until your wedding next year @arianabantz
Weather like this has sure got me missing Italy and photographing these two and their adventurous love story. I’ll be the first to admit that I’m extremely inactive on social media. I have the opportunity to capture moments like these and cherish every experience I have with each and every one of my couples. I will aim to be better at posting more of past and present work in the future. Bare with me and thank you for sticking with me during my inactive spurts ❤️
Hey y’all! I’m hosting a meetup for small business owners + creatives on July 17th at Pins Mechanical Co. in downtown Columbus, Ohio. Check out my story for more details, hope to see some of y’all there 🖤
9563 hours ago
Can’t wait to share more from this desert elopement🌵
1923 hours ago
Tomorrow you can find me at @spainranch for these cuties wedding!! If their engagements were this good, I can only imagine how magical their wedding is going to be!! 😍💕
3233 hours ago
Some photographers will literally start crying when they see you get proposed to as if they’ve known you for years..... it’s me, I’m “some photographers” 😂
This moment was so sweet and yes rare but perfect for this couple. With a squad of 30 tourist & some guy named Tom blocking me for a good 3 minutes LOL!
These moments will never get old to me. I will never NOT feel honored and absolutely over joyed to be a part of these special moments💍💗 If your bride isn’t smiling this hard on their special day, you aren’t working hard enough 😂 But the wind was clearly WORKING 👏🏻 .
Wait til y’all see the rest of these photos from this PARK! It’s unreal 🌸
i crave summer time every time it gets ice cold outside, but then summer just reminds me of why i miss fall so much😅 i can only take the heat so long. going through fall photos makes me so excited for it again!!!
7313 hours ago
look at her hair 🙌🏼😍
4613 hours ago
happy birthday to this beaut!!!! always positive & always joyful. you can definitely count on this girl to always cheer you up❤️ had the most fun with her shooting her senior session last fall!
I have no captions up my sleeve today. Here’s a cute picture for you
288376 hours ago
The beautiful @katescakes_pensacola is due to have her sweet baby any day now. It was an honor to take her maternity photos. She is such a gem, and let’s not forget EXTREMELY talented. Have you seen her cakes? Y’all.
They taste as good as they look, too!
3536 hours ago
Always torn between the picture perfect or happy & having a good time.
330296 hours ago
When I would think of my future, I used to think of how my photography business was going to grow and having a family someday...
But then today, that all changed.
Our neighbors at the campground have a portable play pen for their cats, and that is all I need in my future now. 🤣😻
My cat lady craziness is at an all-time high, folks.
6326 hours ago
Two important announcements! Number one, there are still spots available for my in studio mini sessions. I just added an awesome florist to the mix so it’s going to be soooooo pretty! Secondly, I will be out of town until Sunday. Taking a much needed family vacation so if I am mia that’s why. Hope you all are having a great week, thanks for all the love on yesterday’s posts. Stepping out of your comfort zone is always scary but so so rewarding.❤️
7057 hours ago
I mean who doesn’t like being wrapped up in blankets and fur🤗
4517 hours ago
happy hump day 🐪 everybody!
Last night we took in 4 puppies to foster for a little bit and my heart couldn’t be happier! I have no idea how I will handle being a mom one day because these puppies make my heart burst!!! I wish I had a big back yard and a big big home so we could keep all 4 of them.
2117 hours ago
So excited for my sweet friends Steven and Kayla ✨👶🏻
3717 hours ago
Always always alwayyyys do a first look. They’re so important and one of my favorite parts of every wedding. It gives you just a few moments to really “see” each other. Wedding days can be such a whirlwind. Excitement and all the feels are running high. You’re bouncing around like a crazy person from hair/makeup to the reception. Gone in a flash. Scheduling time for a first look can make such a difference. Gives you the chance to really soak it all in. Her dress. His suit. So that when it’s all over you have the memories of how freakin great your person looks on your most important day. 🤗
4447 hours ago
I don’t really go for the whole “fake emotion” thing. I crave those real, raw moments of head back, belly achin’ laughter. Give me alllllll of THAT kinda good stuff.
7657 hours ago
Literally the conversation that is happening in this photo: “Yeah nothings really going on for me either. School is out so. . . 💪🏻.” He is my ginger spirit child.
1718 hours ago
Feeling inspired to try some funky fresh things lately so I channeled my inner @henrysdiary for this one. Do you know what the beauty of art is? You’re never wrong. Just keep swimming.
Bless these two for being the most chill, easy-going hunnies that followed my directions which included but were not limited to: climb across this ice patch in your heels (try not to fall), slosh through this mud pit (also in your heels), climb up this debatable hill and, raise one of your hands in the air by yourself in the middle of the mountains while I snap some phots.
111238 hours ago
The sweetest little toe tickles to get you through hump day.
Hey look, it’s me!! I just posted my updated 2020 wedding availability on my story. When I posted this in the past, I got questions like, why only ‘x amount’ more weddings? I only take on a max of 20 weddings per season. Here is why.
I’m a woman of many roles. This is me. I am a wife, dog mom, daughter, granddaughter, cousin, friend. I am a human being with personal wants/needs. I am a business owner & photographer. My goal is to give each and every one of my couples the best possible experience. At the same time, my goal is to give every one of my other aspects of life the same love, time and attention. B A L A N C E. Finding that balance between everything is a challenge, and once found, keeping that balance is a challenge.
Lately, I’ve been feeling lighter, happier & more stress free because I’ve found my balance (right now). For me, that means setting limits & creating healthy boundaries. Making sure your cups are filled so you can fill others. It’s always a work in progress and sure, circumstances may change. But here’s to me always trying my best! Happy Wednesday, friends! 🤘🏼
800719 hours ago
Hello Maddy & Josh! Two lovelies who met back in their last year of college. Such cutie bears. Funny story is that their first date is memorable...not in a ermagerd cute way. More of a everything that could go wrong, DID.
TBH happy you both still liked each other after the long bowling wait time, not so great movie and dark cloudy trip up the mountain. HEHE YAY
7389 hours ago
gonna take the night off and head to the rodeo. So excited to finally be feeling some summer vibes
So in love with simple wedding day moments like this 🖤
19110 hours ago
Meet the Graham’s
This ceremony was one for the books that’s for sure.
We saw some dark clouds, but we didn’t anticipate the downpour that appeared in 2 seconds or less!💧
I’m not talking a little shower, this was a full blown soaking that made sure to drench everyone, thankfully the bride stayed in the car
After the rain passed, and @taylorhillierphotography and I had nice new hairdo’s courtesy of Mother Nature, it turned out to be the most gorgeous day!
Blue skies, mountains, and lots of love & smooches!
Congrats to this beautiful couple!
85410 hours ago
“When two people meet and fall in love, there's a sudden rush of magic.
Magic is just naturally present then. We tend to feed on that gratuitous magic without striving to make any more.
One day we wake up and find that the magic is gone. We hustle to get it back, but by then it's usually too late. We've used it up.
What we have to do, is work like hell at making additional magic right from the start. It's hard work, but if we can remember to do it, we greatly improve our chances of making love stay.” 🌟💫 ✨
Yvette looking drop dead gorgeous ✨ That just married feeling ✨
114510 hours ago
“Your goal is to make each other laugh as much as possible throughout the session. Don’t think too much about whether you’re posing the right way or how you look. Think of this as a fun date with you and your babe and I’m just your professional third wheel. Now, let’s do this thannnnggg!” 🙌🏼
This is what I tell my clients before we start their session to help them relieve a little tension and nervousness from being in front of a camera for the next hour when they’ve never had their photos taken before. I know they’re nervous because they tell me, but also because I feel the exact same way when I’m the one getting my photos taken too.
I believe it’s soooo important for as a photographer to understand how my clients are feeling and how I can help them feel more comfortable during our time together.
It’s so much more than just taking a pretty photo. To me, the most important thing is to create an incredible and enjoyable experience for every single one of my clients before “taking a pretty photo” because I want to capture the REAL you, and the real you is B E A U T I F U L.
No one else is you and that’s YOUR superpower. I strive to capture photos of my clients that truly represent who they are, what their personality is like, and what they’re feeling in that moment.
Moments like these are priceless. I didn’t tell Kristen and Glen to laugh or look and smile at my camera in this image. I told them to get super close and cuddly and I just kept pressing the shutter on my camera to make sure I capture THEIR perfect moment. ❤️
I love meeting incredible couples and being the one person that captured their love story is a blessing in my eyes. I absolutely love what I do and I love making my client’s vision come to life with images they’ll cherish for years to come! ❤️❤️❤️
If you’re in the STL area, or anywhere in the world, and are looking for a photographer for your next milestone, memory, or just for fun, I’d love to chat with you and see how we can bring your vision to life! ☺️
Have any questions? Leave them below and I’ll be sure to answer them for you!
126510 hours ago
Got to meet back up with these two married sweethearts! Happy seven months of marriage to these adorable humans last week!💗