Under the Spanish Moon 🌙
☽ Spanish Moon
Lo que prometas bajo la luna, cumplelo al salir el sol.
[What you promise under the moon, fulfill with the sun.] ______________________
A few months ago one of my best friends moved to Oahu and every time we speak I begin daydreaming of this sweet shoot! It's hard to believe nearly two years have passed since my last visit! @photovisionprints | @utterlyengaged | @catalinaneal | @hikarimurakami | @dillinghamranch | @clairepettibone | @susiesaltzman | @bellabelleshoes | @donnyzavalaphotography | @ockeydockey #contax645#film#fujifilm#ishootfilm#oahu#hawaii
I'm on day six of no internet and I have to say, I'm kind of digging it. I have disconnected from so many things, I don't have Netflix constantly on in the background, I don't find myself mindlessly scrolling through facebook or social media apps. I've found time to connect with friends and family, I've made progress on a book I've been trying to read for two years, I've soaked up the last few days of beautiful weather before the darkness comes. I've slept in and cooked full, delicious, healthy meals. .
What would you do more of with no internet?
Holidays are around the corner and I am getting so excited about table settings! Look at this stunning one! Planning: @brindleandoak | Flowers: @bellalufloral | Venue: @thestvrain | Film Lab: @richardphotolab
The details from Denise & Nick’s wedding were 😍😍😍!! Just posted a preview from their special day over on my FB Page. I can’t wait to have their whole gallery done. ✨ In the meantime, drop some heart eyes below for this stunning bouquet!!😍
If you look closely at the bottom of Zach’s jeans, you can see a water line. Just minutes before this photo we were standing in the middle of a river, slipping and sliding over rocks and almost face-planting in the water multiple times. Love these guys + their willingness to be so down for anything...even if it meant soggy jeans 🙃
I love getting to work with couples and seniors. Couples are fun because you get to capture each unique style of love, also the interaction of two souls. I love that. Something about that thrills me. On the other hand, I love portraits and working with seniors. I think it’s the challenge of self and figuring out how to capture an individual. It’s all so fun for me and I love having to think creatively. Our swear for next year... only things that excite us. Only things that put passion in our hearts and creativity on our minds. ⚡️
At the end of Sarah and Jake’s engagement session, we decided to head over to their loft for a few more photos before calling it a day. They changed into comfy clothes, played with their pup, cuddled on the couch together, and I documented it all. Their entire session was amazing, but this was by far my favorite part of the day because I got to photograph them doing their everyday normal. We weren’t on a mountaintop, we didn’t have any dreamy golden light at sunset...we were just sitting on a couch, hanging out. But we were sitting on THEIR couch, where THEY hang out. They were relaxed, at ease, and I felt like I was able to truly capture the essence of their relationship....which is what it’s all about! Pretty backdrops are great, but it means nothing if I’m not capturing each couple for who they really are.
Look, I understand wanting to keep your makeup nice. But how fun is it to just let that go for a second and shove cake in your new spouse’s face?! 🤪 Bring some foundation and lipstick to touch up after. I promise the fun and images that come from it are totally worth it. 🍰
My number one privilege as a wedding photographer: meeting, photographing, and befriending my couples. My second shooter looked at me the other weekend and said, “you always get the coolest couples”. Cool is a good word, and true, but even better ones are kindest, most genuine, trusting, and simply put, the best. And if you’re @kellllyvaccaro, you even get into a dirty pond for your boudoir with beavers and beer cans and shock your husband with your beauty and your audacity 😂 just thought you all would want to know what you’re signing up for, literally ☺️🖊