My BEAUTIFUL couple from New Jersey eloped at Rattlesnake ledge last Friday & my soul is sooooo happy. I love these two so much & we are thankful that they chose us to witness and capture their beautiful ceremony. We love you guys so much 💗! Ps. More photos definitely coming soon 😅🙌!
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The beautiful moments, capture alllll the beautiful moments ✨
Cannot WAIT to celebrate this beautiful day with Laurel + Evan today. They were one of the very first couples to book us for 2019, so it’s a little special for us. We love you guys & let’s celebrate this day awayyyy! 💗
I love the special moments like these right before the ceremony begins 😍 Giulia mentioned how important it was for her to have this moment on her wedding day. To have her girl squad surround her, her soon to be husband, and her marriage in prayer. ❤️
13 8617 August, 2019
I love Friday nights
There’s nothing like cuddling up with your babe after a long week, catching up on Netflix shows, and spending quality time.
We’re homebodies that love to travel (it’s a thing, I promise) we love to adventure and explore but it’s those small in-between moments of dancing in the kitchen and snuggling up on the couch that I love most.
What shows are you watching?
5 27817 August, 2019
My forever travel partner, I love you💕!
Ps. Yes, we did use self timer 😂🙌.
Me, avoiding reading the calorie count on anything because I love my life too much to know. 😎 Eating @tacobell for lunch (what else is new?) and I want to know what is your favorite thing at the Bell??? Mine right now is Baja Blast Zero. I wish I could get a fountain for my house. 🤪😂
Summer of love. ✌️
Major Haight-Ashbury vibes with Bailey & Jordan. ☮️
Sometimes I’m more of a Woodstock kinda girl and other times I’m more Coachella, but whatever genre, music is such an important part of my life. We probably aren’t that close if you haven’t attended one of my living room dance parties, had me play you the A Star is Born Soundtrack on vinyl one too many times, or think of me when “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” comes on. I’ve been to more concerts than I can count, seeing some bands close to 50 times. My husband and I even bonded over a music festival when we first met. #youhadmeatmoedown Music is there when I’m happy or sad, keeps me company while I work, workout, travel, or whatever else, and has brought me some of the best friends and memories you could ask for. 🎵
Lately I’ve been loving everything from Childish Gambino, Chance the Rapper, Kendrick Lamar, Khalid and Bryce Vine to Maggie Rogers, Billie Eilish and Leon of course, 👑Lizzo 👑 but I always love discovering new artists.
Comment your favorite music obsession lately in the comments so I can give em a listen on the road! ⬇️⬇️
8 5015 August, 2019
촬영을 오래 하다보면 저도 포즈를 뭘 요구 해야할지 멍해질때가 많은데,, 이렇게 신선한 포즈(2번째 사진)로 연출 해주셨습니다❤️
Take me back to Newport Beach plsss!!! 🙌 Also, take me back to this dreamy proposal ✨💓
It’s been so surreal talking to my girl @natboggg about this season of life and like her wedding??? What the heck!! So crazy.
Honestly guys. It. Never. Gets. Old. I love to hear about all the little deets throughout the whole season of engagement. I love hearing the arguments that go on (if any but let’s be real... it’s bound to happen even if it is small!) 🙊😅 and just how you are both doing aside from it all!
If you’re engaged or already married comment what was the most fun part of it and the hardest part! I’m feelin’ chatty 🤣🤪
Sitting on a 12 story high ledge, NBD. Melissa & Andrew are such a fun couple to be around with and we feel so honored to shoot their wedding next year. Also can we just talk about how 🔥🔥🔥 they are? Double click if you agree! 💗
In case you all were wondering, I’m still alive, just terrible at posting lately 🤦🏻♀️ Honestly, I’ve been prioritizing posting photos to my stories instead. Even though stories disappear after 24 hours it seems like more of you are seeing those rather than my actual posts in the feed. The Instagram algorithm gives me whiplash 😅 Can you do me a favor? Double tap, if this photo showed up in your feed ❤️
2 5112 August, 2019
Ahhh!!!✨ Sam and I are soooo excited to have booked our most recent couple who is getting married in Palm Springs next year! I also looove the fact that we have known Sarah for years. So excited to celebrate these two. Here’s a little sneak peek of their sweet engagement session! 💗
3 50012 August, 2019
I am in love with these FIRE🔥 sunset shots in La Jolla of Tommy & Paullyne!
These two took on the waves and sat in the sinking sand with me for these photos! And enduring those two things was well worth it 👌🏼✨
I have always loved La Jolla. How blue the water is, how stunning the tide pools are and the amazing weather it has constantly.
I can’t wait to go back and snag more stunning photos here, but until then I’ll just drool over these 🤤
I think my new favorite emojis are these little fairies which are reminiscent of this fairytale-like wedding day 🧚🏼♀️🧚🏼♂️ Which one do you like better? The pink or green fairy? 🏰
7 5010 August, 2019
Sneak peak of last nights bridals 🙌🏼
14 15610 August, 2019
Happy Saturday! Today, I woke up feeling so blessed because we have the sweetest & the most caring clients. Thankful for the old, new and the current clients. We cannot thank you ENOUGH! 💗
Happy weekend & here’s a little sneak peek of the most adorable clients 💕!
3 25210 August, 2019
It’s hard to put into words how unbelievably amazing this day was!! Thank you to every single person who helped make it truly magical!! & thank you to everyone who traveled near and far to celebrate with us-We love you! #TheColwells
50 40710 August, 2019
I’m so lucky to have a job I love. Not only does it give a me great sense of purpose, I get to meet and work with some awesome people, every day brings something new, and I have the opportunity to travel the world. I’m so grateful for everyone in my life that makes this dream come true. Enjoy your weekend 😃
Californiaaaaa! Travel Weddings will be seeing YOU next week!
To maximize my trip, I’m giving out a FREE photo session to a lucky couple. For a chance to win, just comment or DM me answering this question:
What’s the most special place on earth to you, and why 💗🌎💗🌍💗🌏💗
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Grace & Jeremy took us to Bainbridge island to their family cabin on the water. We took the ferry where you can see the BEST views of Seattle. Then we drove about 15 minutes to get to their adorable & cozy cabin. We had such an amazing time eating fruits & drinking wine while watching the sunset. I love that these two have a little place that they can get away time to time! Sam and I one day wish to have a little beach house or cabin where we can escape to! 🏚💗
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Booking 2020 weddings! Let me know if you or someone you know needs a summer or fall wedding photographer 📸❤️😊
I need a sunset like this in my life stat 😍....but it’s going to rain for the next couple days in Washington so I guess I’ll just wait haha
2 578 August, 2019
To this guy that turns 24 today, my future baby daddy! You are without a doubt my favorite person in thee entire world!
Words cannot describes the love that I feel for you. You are such a good husband and always go above and beyond for us and I appreciate you so much.
Happy birthday my love! I can’t wait to celebrate with you tonight and this weekend. I love you 💕
Hey hey hey! If you are new here, this is me & my hubby Sam! 👋 We’ve been married for 4 years next week, but we’ve been officially together for 9 years. We met at University of Washington while we were studying Music. He was a violinist and I was a vocalist. We actually spent almost a whole entire year sitting next to each other without getting to know one another. It was when Sam started to teach me guitar (oh myyyy, he was sooo 🔥🔥🤤), and I absolutely had a HUGE crush on him. Not only was he so talented, but I realized how gentle & kind he was. I knew I wanted to make him mine 🙈! For a while, he was indecisive about me (I know, how could he?), so I gave him an ultimatum. And that’s the moment I am so thankful for my boldness, because I cannot imagine my life without him. Happy hump day! 💗
explorin the canyons on their wedding day. will probably never get sick of elopements here!! alsoooo these two freakin hot babes are up on the blog so go check em out if u love me :-) ok thx happy saturdayyyy!!!
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Literally obsessed with these two and the love that they share. Excited for them to welcome their baby girl in January 🖤 I was lucky enough to witness the beginning of this beautiful marriage when I second shot at their wedding at the beginning of this year! They flew back to Arizona this week for their maternity photos and woke up before the sun to meet me in the middle of the desert. Their lil babe is gonna be SO loved. 🥰
Today I get to say I lived another year! Today is my b i r t h d a y. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Want to know how old I am? I'll tell you in just a sec...
Reflecting on this past year, I realized that I'm becoming more and more myself. Why was that so hard for me? My whole entire life I've been afraid. Afraid of what people thought when I spoke. Afraid that people would make fun of what I was wearing. (That fear might have stemmed from when I wore light-up, velcro Aladdin shoes in Kindergarten because I thought they were super badass but my classmates made fun of me. lol) Well, thankfully, what they say is true: with age comes confidence. Do you feel that way, too? What a beautiful thing! You should have seen me 10 years ago, cowering in the corner. Trying not so say anything, or wear anything that would draw attention and get negative feedback. Now when someone takes a dig at me and says, "What's with the hat?" I say, "What's with the face?" 😆 Don’t let anyone’s little opinion of you or the way you express yourself get you down...I write that to remind myself. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Today I turn 31. I have to say, it's way easier than turning 30. Last year was weird. Kind of somber even. Like I had to measure up and see how my life looked compared to others. Ehhhh...none of that nonsense. I'm pretty sure my parents know by now that...this is it. This is what you get. Haaa. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Anyway, today I'm going to have a little more fun than usual. To all the July babes out there--happy birthday month to us! ♡
Guess who took this photo?? My fiancé did! I have to say, I'm impressed. He must have had a pretty good teacher. ;)
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No amount of makeup, good lighting, or fancy cameras will make you love a photo of yourself if you don't love YOU first! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I used to really beat myself up about the way that I looked. In 3rd grade I started counting calories. At night, long after my sister was asleep, I would do crunches in my bed until I felt my waist shrinking. When I discovered makeup, for the first time in my life people started calling me "pretty". But I still didn't love myself. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @garyvee says whatever negative things you tell yourself aren't words that you came up with about yourself. "Someone else put that negative voice there." He's right! Everything I've ever hated about myself is something that someone else said to me:
"You're embarrassing." "The bags under your eyes make you look like a drug addict."
"Those moles all over your body are disgusting." “You're unbecoming." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Most of the comments I'm totally over, and I can even laugh about them. But the eye bag comment from 20 years ago is something I'm still working through. I remember telling my mom about it after the guy on the bus said those words. My mom said, "I think they give your face character. You don't want to look like everyone else, do you?" Her words helped, but it's still all I see when I look in the mirror. I sway between wanting to get fillers in my face to just owning it and being okay that my face has "character". ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Despite those comments from bullies in my past, I know that I am:
And what about you? Do you still hear someone else's voice when you look at a photo of yourself? What are the positive things you know about yourself, despite what anybody else says?