I am so, so honored to have this project featured on Swooned Magazine! I absolutely love everything about this, and what it represents. I will let Brittany of That’s Pretty Ace, one of the creators behind the shoot, explain the meaning and inspiration.
To add something else, this is one of my first shoots where I started incorporating film! Film is an incredible medium for photography, and something that I have fallen in love with lately. Although I have not stepped away from digital completely, I am starting to incorporate film into my portfolio! I am so excited to feature this project, and I hope you all enjoy it!
“The way the day fell together was so perfect. These ladies transformed a random picnic table in a field littered with trash into the dreamy landscape you see (I’m telling you, they’re amazing). I lightly directed the mood and feel, set the date, found a location and our models, and made sure everyone had what they needed. Taylor of Magnolia Tree Paperie brought gorgeous paper goods – illustrated quotes, the sweetest invite, and even a cocktail recipe card. Molly of Pearls & Poppies shared her magic for the gorgeously simple florals. Carah Vallejo of Carah Bonita did anincredible job of styling our table and providing the perfectly un-fussy decor and food. She even made a custom cocktail! It was divine. Especially at 7 in the morning…! And Jessica Welshans truly captured the intimacy and joy of friendship by using her skills in both digital and film. Our precious models are actually all dear friends of mine, and Molly even jumped in to make our group an even number! What a trooper🙂 It was so special seeing friends from all corners of my life come together, getting to know each other quickly as they linked arms and giggled in a big field. I loved watching them toast to one another not long after meeting for the first time. I love these women more dearly than I could ever describe.”
This session holds such a special place in my heart. Not only is this the most awesome couple ever, but Sarah is my sweetheart of a cousin. Ever since I was born (and even before that), my extended family takes an annual vacation to Grand Haven, Michigan. It is such a peaceful, serene place to escape to. I even cried on my last night as I watched the sun set. (Don’t believe me? I even instagrammed my pathetic/tearful face!) This place holds such a special place in my heart, and so do these two.
I grew up with Sarah and her sisters, and I have loved having Jeffery as an addition to the family! He fits in so well with our (slightly crazy-insane) family, and is just perfect for Sarah. When they asked me to photograph an anniversary session for them on the beach, I was so ecstatic and honored! I could swoon over these two for hours.
Sarah and Jeffery, thank you for being such a sweet part of my life! You two are just gems, and I hope you enjoy these pictures as much as I enjoyed photographing them.
Love love love my friends!
This was the first wedding I ever cried behind the camera. I am typically an emotional person, but even at a wedding when I’m working, I’m so focused on my job that my brain doesn’t have room to involved emotionally. But as soon as Tucker started crying even before Audrey made her entrance, my eyes filled with tears.
It is so evident how much this couple loves each other, and how Christ-centered their relationship is. They had their parents and siblings pray over them during the ceremony, which absolutely filled my heart. This is a couple I know is going to do amazing things through their marriage, and they are already setting the greatest example.
No joke, Audrey has to be THE most joyful bride I have ever seen! She could not stop smiling the entire day. Her joy is just contagious.
And can we talk about those flowers for a second? HOLY COW! Flowers are one of my favorite wedding details, and the lovely team at We + You did not fail to deliver. With all of the other rustic details, sweet moments, and kick-awesome dance party, this wedding was just the greatest.
Enjoy some of my favorites! Much love!