I could seriously over share from Makenzie & Preston’s wedding! They made me feel like family and, as with all my couples, I feel so honored to have been their wedding photographer!! Here is a tiny sneak peek at their big day... The people that made it all happen:
You’re going to be mesmerized by the whimsical hanging chandeliers and crystal and ivy canopy at this real wedding in Portugal. If you’re looking for wedding inspo for your ceiling decor, this wedding has it! Check out the photos from a wedding my dear friend @stepanvrzalaphoto captured at Quinta Lago Dos Cisnes in Portugal. They’re featured on the blog today along with some hanging decor ideas that will transform the ambiance for your wedding. Visit the link in my bio to check it out.
I see wedding images and florals nearly every day and white on white still takes my breath away. I love the simple beauty of these wedding flowers at Tirtha Bridal in Bali.
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Our days should be filled with kisses like this whether we’re walking down the aisle or not. This shot of the new couple at Bvlgari Resort in Bali is a great reminder to kiss your partner or lay a smooch and a cuddle on your kiddos. Fill your day with love, friends. Life is worth loving well and living well.
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The best place to be is surrounded on all sides by the people you love. This shot at Tirtha Bridal in Bali shows just how much your guests can’t wait to show their love and support at your wedding. Weddings should bring out the best in people and one of the things I love to do as a wedding planner is to help my brides recenter their perspectives when unforeseen challenges or emotions come up. If you’d love a wedding planner who helps you keep your perspective and stay stress free, I’m currently booking 2020 weddings across the globe. Hit the link in my bio to learn more.
Five Steps to a Flawless First Look🤵🏻💕👰🏻
*NEW BLOG POST Link in Bio*
From a photographers perspective, this is the most complicated part of the wedding day. Well, a 50 person family photo is tough too :) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Setting up a First Look moment is intense and emotional... but we have a plan. Check out the new blog post for 5 simple steps that make the moment flawless.
First Monday morning back in the office after the most incredible vacation! But it’s a short week with exciting happenings - Nick and I are in our dear friends’ wedding this Friday, which also happens to be my birthday! So lots to look forward to in the coming days!⠀
And if you are experiencing the full swing of wedding season, I’ve got the perfect gold foil card to congratulate the new Mr. and Mrs. - trust me, linen paper and gold foil is a dreamy combination 😍 Visit the online shop to grab yours! ⠀
What an amazing confetti moment @lustliving had at her wedding, such an honour to be apart of your beautiful day🎉 The confetti shot is always the most naturalist and shows pure happiness💕 Our confetti is 100% biodegradable and is widely accepted at many wedding venues. Use code 10K at checkout and receive 10% off
Head on over to today’s blog to see more incredible photos of Olivia and Matt’s big day! 💍
Walking into a bridal suite or hotel room can be shocking sometimes! For the most part, our brides are AMAZING at making sure the room is picked up before we arrive for photos, but we still just NEVER KNOW what we'll be walking into! ... and for that reason, we always bring one of our flat lay boards with us (we have 8, in all different colors), to make sure we have a beautiful, clean background for our bride's detail shots! This background, however, isn't one of our boards! We found this pretty patterned arm chair and went to town with Natalie's bridal details!! If we have the chance to use the furniture from the venue, we do - but if there isn't a neutral, or light colored fabric that matches our couple's wedding scheme, our flat lay boards are LIFE SAVERS! If you're a photographer and you don't own one, we'd definitely recommend buying or making some! We found all 8 of our fabrics at our favorite local store, @gdcHomeInteriors and purchased birch boards from Lowes, which we cut down to 2ft x 3 ft and stapled the fabric too! ... So there you go - there's your tip for the day! 😉
Routine + Habit 🔄
It’s something that I’ve struggled with this year, coz, life? 🤷🏽♀️ When it comes to my work I have a strong, consistent routine to TCOB and get *it done but the personal side is a whole other thing 😬 Along with my June ‘New Year’ I’ve been slowly getting into new routines and forming new habits ✌🏽I’ve read conflicting information on how long it takes to make a habit, I figure I’ll just keep going til it becomes second nature 🌿 •
One of my habits is to meal prep at the beginning of each week 🍱 Tonight’s meal is a big pot of Mexican style quinoa 😍 Although that bento emoticon has me craving Japanese now dammit.. I’ll stick to my routine and eat what I’ve cooked 😅 But at least I have some inspiration for the next one 🐷 •
Reading menus like this also tend to throw off my cravings so for now I’ll keep it strictly professional 🍽
What are your best kept routines & habits? Im open for inspiration ✨
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FABULOUS | FAMILIES
....and then there were four!
I've had the privilege of capturing this family for the past couple of years now & since the maternity shoot they have a new addition to their beautiful family. They're absolute naturals & I hope to keep freezing moments & making memories for them ➡️ This particular park has a special place in their hearts, so our previous sessions have been at the same location which make them even more special to look back on & make the photos more magical & meaningful 💖
I always receive great feedback from all my families 😊
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CHARMING | CHILDREN
Quote "Time spent playing with children is never wasted, they re-invent the world around us" 💞
I know my children bring out the inner child & the best of me (& my husband) So take time to make memories from time to time 🤗
One of our sweetest client really @jesicagunawan. Says yes to every designs we proposed to her, knew what she wants but giving us the freedom to present designs which are truly us. Just too happy to have her trust us as a vendor in her wedding day. We just wish you all the happiness in life for your marriage Jes! Hope to crosspaths again in the future!
For her night look, she chose to have an open halo, again, another hairpiece that can give a unique statement, without being too much/ heavy. The open halo ornaments from the back to the front, but leaving the top empty. We also designed a simple big pearl stud to go with the open halo, completing the whole look.
Upclose detail on the hairvine that @jesicagunawan customized for her matrimony look. A pair of hairvine like this has always been a favourite from our brides, as it creates a dramatic statement - framing head from both sides, without being too much. So brides can have a sleek look and still accessorized stunningly from both sides.
A pair of earrings can also be a final touch to the whole look. We designed one that matches the look of the hairvine. It's usually a favourite for brides too, as it becomes a keepsake from the wedding day, something one can use again in the future!