These two completely slayed their snowy engagements in the woods surrounding Jon's childhood home. I truly can't wait for their wedding to come along this spring. I really love the snow but can't wait to see these guys surrounded by flower gardens and blossoms.
Five years ago this week I took a deep breath, walked into my boss's office, and told her I was quitting my job. -
I had absolutely no idea what was next. I just knew that I needed to do something (anything ...) different. And that I wasn't going to figure out what that was while grinding away in a job that was making me miserable.
I dabbled in freelance writing for a while and thought maybe I could use my photography skills to supplement my writing. I was taking pictures back then - of my kid, my dogs, our adventures - but being a wedding photographer was never on my radar. I was terrified of photographing people and shooting WEDDINGS? Hell no.
Then my dog tore his CCL and I thought maybe I could try booking a few sessions to pay for his surgery. And then I got sucked in.
The next few years were a blur. As it turns out, finding your passion and building a business around it? It consumes you. This little baby business that I thought would help pay some vet bills quickly became a full time gig - and it took over my life accordingly. -
It would take a while to figure out how to balance running a business with running a life and how to make sure that I'm being the best I can be for my couples, obviously, but also for myself and my family. I needed to go through those hard days of hustle to be able to appreciate getting to the point where the wild teeter totter of life felt like it was finally in balance.
I'm there now and it feels so damn good.
Its been a busy week of shooting and working and bringing some awesome new couples on board. If you had told me five years ago when I quit my job that I'd be doing what I do and living this crazy life I never would have believed you but right now I'm just feeling so damn grateful for every part of it. Getting to photograph you guys and tell your stories? Its the best job in the world. Thank you to every single one of you for making it possible. -
My friend @larsenphotoco took this photo of me playing in the snow in Norway last month and man does it pretty well represent how I'm feeling about life these days! ❤️🙌
Two things I love...engagement sessions and the mountains...combine the two and you get MAGIC!
Stephanie and Alex are amazing! I have had the chance to work with them twice and they are incredible!
5 5722 March, 2019
Along the Craggy Pinnacle trail we found a cool looking tree that was just weather beaten enough that it’s leaves appeared to be blowing at a permanent direction from left to right.
It seemed like an interesting spot to capture Kristina and Andreys wedding portraits so away we went.
okayyyyy more snow photos bc duh. it’s me your girl it’s who never had snow her whole life and currently is embracing this winter wonderland. one happy camper over here!!!! ++ swipey swipe for a backwards replay of how that first photo came about 😂😂 and keep goin to one of my fav photos from this lil sesh that for sure includes some snowy snuggles ❄️❄️❄️ ALSO DID YOU KNOW?! Every week I’m going live for some weekly community and education!!! I’ll keep sharing my heart for why as this goes on but come hang here on ig live tomorrow night at 7:30pm pst for some of that gooD goods!!!! This week we’re chatting all things instagram + community, and it’s gonna be GOOD because There’s a lot on my heart about this one 💛💛💛 You are you gonna be there?! Head to my story to join in on the convo and get things going before tomorrow night!!!🤘🏻🤘🏻🤘🏻
36 5596 February, 2019
My favorite part of my job is when I see these moments where nobody else is around, and nobody notices the photographer. In my opinion these are the parts of the wedding day that make it special.