Archive for April, 2016

When Your Best Friend Is Pregnant

April 25

 

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Happy Monday! This post is a special one. You may recognize Amy on the left. Well you may recognize Liz on the right, too! I photographed Amy & Peter’s wedding a few years ago and Liz was one of Amy’s bridesmaids in her beautiful summer wedding. Little did I know that I’d be traveling to Mexico to photograph Liz’s wedding a few years later. I’m literally leaving next week to photograph Liz and Mike’s wedding in Riviera Maya! I don’t remember how to dress for warm weather – still living in that awkward transition with clothes where my body has forgotten what it feels like to go outside in a t-shirt, haha! – so packing for this trip should be fun.

Need a quick refresher? Here’s Amy & Peter’s wedding (loved this day so much!) and here are Liz & Mike’s engagement photos I took at Oliver Winery in Bloomington. 

So these two are the best of friends and when I found out Amy was expecting and couldn’t make it to Liz’s wedding because the due date was running too close to their wedding date, I got to thinking. How can we make lemonade from lemons?

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So I a sent them both an email one afternoon on a whim and said something along the lines of, “Since Amy can’t make it to the wedding, I’d love to get you two together for a couple photos. 15 minutes of your time, nothing crazy! I just want you guys to have photos to remember this awesome time in your lives!” To which they both replied, “100%! We love the idea!” We also got Prosecco and chips and salsa after the photos and caught up, so that was a great idea as well.
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This only took about 10 minutes. But sometimes that’s all you need. When I met Amy a few years ago, I didn’t know she’d become such a sweet friend.

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Isn’t she glowing?! I tried to get her to tell me her little girl’s name, but she said it’s top secret! ; ) I’m so happy for excited for her and her husband, Peter. This is one loved babe!

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Love you girls! Liz, I’ll see you soon… in Mexico! 🙂

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Best Of: Getting Ready

April 18

One of my favorite parts of a wedding is the getting ready stage. Those moments before slipping on your dress with your girls at your side. The anticipation and excitement makes the photos so special to look back on. Narrowing down to my favorite top 10 was no easy task but man do I love these women and these moments so much! Enjoy a few of my favorites moments with brides just minutes before walking down the aisle…

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1 (!) This image of Gabby kills me every single time!

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Okay and 4 bonus because I feel like it! I was fortunate to photograph one of dear friends, Katie, on her wedding day. I’m biased but of course I love this photo of her.

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And I love this photo of Katie holding her mama in one hand and Kate Spade heels in the other. Don’t even care there are boxes of donuts in the back! ; )

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Best Of: Florals

April 13

Over the years, I’ve noticed how much I love taking photos of florals at a wedding. It’s amazing how much life they add and color to your vision. Honestly, I had way too much fun pouring over past weddings to pull just a small handful of my favorites. So much more from where these came from. Hope you enjoy this explosion of color! : )

Also, I can’t say enough good things about David with Empty Vase – much of his work can be seen here.

Special thanks to all of the creative minds behind this beauty! You all are awesome and I bow down to you! Such talent!
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Moon River/Falling In Love

April 1

Their music makes me feel so hopeful and glad to be alive. Happy weekend, friends! Hope it’s a good one! xo