today

// Personal, Wedding

it seems like the previous few weeks are reminding us, whispering in our ears. 

life is short. life is so sweet. life can drastically change at any moment. 

i’m not one for careful living. or worried living. but i think when you’re aware of the above, and get reminders of it…it can inspire you to live an almost opposite of a careful, constant life.

the malaysian flight. i just returned from spending days with my young uncle who has lou gehrigs disease. and now on my drive home this morning, less than a mile from my house, a news helicopter crashes and kills two, injuring others badly.

how quickly life can change. in a daily routine task, even just driving to work in the morning. its terrifying if you think too long on it. but these past few weeks, my heart has been mindful of just how precious life is. really any daily stressors are minor. the things we focus on should be the good and – even the simple pleasures we are allowed to enjoy each day. how much love is worth, and really how anything less than holding it cherished every single day is a waste.

why not live full, love as completely as we can. hold things. let things go that dont deserve negative effort. let the good seep thru into our being. it’s often after a huge change, we can only wish we would have lived to this standard, prior.

 

i enjoy these reminders life can bring. also just a flash at how incredible and important what I get to do, is. documenting those happiest moments. the most important moments. when things change, how much a picture can be worth. a very good reminder to me. 

enjoy your very normal, beautiful routine tuesday.

30, Baby

// Personal

today, my baby turns 30. 

we are celebrating big. there is nothing more that i love than making the biggest deal out of birthdays.going over the top.

but this morning, i cant help but think how lucky i am that this man is in my life. that i am the one that has the honor to make him feel special on this day.

this is the 3rd time i have rung in a new year to his life by his side, and i can only hope its year 3 of decades to come.

 

my baby is turning 30.

knowing what i know now, i dont know how i ever considered anything love unless it was coming from him.

he’s the one that smells perfume on someone, only to ask the name, and then show up where I am with a bottle, for me.

he’s the one that i cook for.

he’s the one that protects me and wants to make everything better.

he’s the one that sends me a photo a day later ‘of what i look like as i sit next to him’ so i can see his point of view.

he’s the one that makes me feel more special than i ever have before.

he’s the one that is always so genuinely happy for me when something good comes my way.

he’s the one that always calls.

he’s the one that coo’s and notices babies when we’re out.

he’s the one that says, oh wow, in the best voice with the first bite of something he really likes.

he is the one that does elmo voice to my nieces.

he’s the one that tells me he loves me at any random time in the day.

he is the one that has the greatest deep laugh.

he is the one that would do anything for his family.

he is the one that gets the car in the rain. carries the heavy stuff.

he is the one that gets huge icee’s and the largest popcorn every single time at the movies.

he is the one who gave me the things i needed.

 

a reason how i know its right, is I could list like this a mile deep. 

so today i celebrate my baby, to make him feel the most special possible. nothing is too big. i love him so. 

HAPPPY BIRTHDAY BABY.

lets party.

Ginny & Jack

// Lifestyle, Love

every once in a while, a couple finds me and my being able to photograph them uncovers a buried deep shoot that my subconscious has been awaiting its release. 

this shoot has existed for quite some time, all i needed was a pair with the right fit to unlock it.

you may remember ginny’s classic face from one of the best of time bridesmaids setup from a wedding earlier last year.

 

ginny & jack wed with no photographer, so it was appropriate to finally take some images to celebrate their lives joined.

this was a most most wonderful shoot. with a bit of a different feel in studio. and a bit different feel editing. i was in heaven.

 

with great pleasure, ginny ad jack. some of my favorite recent work.

makeup by the wonderful Chelsey Matley // and hair by Thuy.

if you’re interested in shooting engagement, boudoir, etc in studio…..let me know! excited to be using that space here and there for great shoots.