In my opinion, the best weddings photos come out of a trusting bride & groom in relation to their photographer and lots of saying YES! I always see the end result, big picture and overall vision but sometimes that entails tracking through dirt, steep climbs, treks through tall grass, possible bug bites and all that comes in nature. I am always amazed when these photos end up looking whimsical and relaxed because the route to get there isn’t always that way but one thing is for sure, it’s always worth it!! So thank you for all the brides and grooms who she said yes to me- you feed my creative brain and heart.
Thinking about Domineque and Leang today as I know they are planning their second wedding celebration, a Traditional Chinese Wedding. Domineque once told me she wears upwards of 9 dresses, but this one will still be my favorite.
Captured by: @theriversphoto
“I love it! Can you come home with me?”- those words are the biggest compliment to hear from my bride after I hand her my mirror to see herself for the first time after I’ve completed her bridal look! 😍👰🏼✨ .. Terese came half way across the globe to marry her man & I was honored that she chose me to get her wedding ready! 🙋🏼♀️💄#bridalhairandmakeupArtist#ScandinavianBride#DestinationWedding
Wow what an experience it was! A year of planning and 2 days and 2 nights of non-stop work and here we come! The epic destination wedding of Jessica and Joel at the dream private villa #castillodelmar was incredible ! ❤️ Thank you to the amazing team from Dominican who helped with the planning and crazy set-up @fgrweddings and @vialx @enmanuellopezc , cake by Miriam , DJ Elvis, Arias Catering , famous Dominican band #hermanosrosario ! Thank you to our Toronto photo and video crew who flew in with me @mpsginc ! Thank you @garrisonweddings @small_impressions @elisabethandbeau who were also a part of this wedding!! And most of all thank you to my love birds @___dacosta and @neggzmv for entrusting us your big day so fully!! ❤️❤️❤️
Want to win a @missstellayork wedding dress? We are giving one away through @buccisbridal on Aug 5th at our @pieceofcake5k event! Yes, she will be able to pick any Stella dress! Just call us your fairy Godmother ✨ Want to win? Just register for the race, it's coming up fast!
On my way to Edinburgh for some time to meet new industry friends like @darcybenincosa and @type_a_society and learn from them.
Scotland can’t wait to meet you! As I’m filling out the questionnaire we got from @darcybenincosa I’m getting stuck at this one over and over again. What’s the reason you are doing photography? Well first of all I love it, there is no other answer or explanation to it. Secondly I feel it’s a calling from God to create beauty in a world full of ugliness, hate and pain. See scripture Exodus: 31,3-5. @christybwright explained it nicely in one of her podcasts or book:
We are called to create!
The world is a work of art. Therefore, it involves an artist. (Genesis: 1,1 – in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth”)
God chose to create a play. He set the stage with night and day, land and sea and sky. And than he placed life on the stage.
Life that would interact, people who would dialogue and work together…. Life itself is a living work of art and beauty.
⇒ God has lovingly made a creative adventure for us to be part of. ⇒ God is the Creator and we are called to be like our Father. ⇒ Create! Why? Because as we create, our ability to appreciate what God has made stretches. ⇒ As we create, we gain an appreciation for the process that is required to create. We stretch our knowledge, we become more. ⇒ God wants us to compose, paint, solve, reconcile, design, dream, invent, dance, write, sing, sculpt, draw….
We live in a broken world, a world in which sin has made things ugly.
And when we see ugliness, God wants us to do what we can to make it beautiful again – to restore what has been broken.
Because beauty is an arrow that points to God and to our future home with him.
We are to do our part to love, to forgive, to stand in the gap in prayer when evil is making advance. #createbeauty#godscalling#destinationwedding#fineartwedding#salzburgwedding
This weekend was a good reminder for me of the importance of just taking time, time to relax and time to refresh. As a small business owner and entrepreneur is so easy to pour your sweat, blood, and tears into this thing that you're building and it's so hard to just take some time, disconnect and be in the moment instead of working. So if you're feeling overwhelmed, lets all remember what's most important and take some time to step away and reconnect with your loved ones, which I'm sure for most of us is the reason that we're doing this in the first place ❤ We could build everything in the world and what's it worth if we don't have time to just be with the people that we love the most in the world.
I’ve had 3 weeks off wedding season for some big events including grandma’s 80th birthday trip, hosting a reunion for my Irish family, and being a leader at YFC camp in Maryland.
As much fun as it’s been I’m sure happy to be home and back to work! Yesterday’s wedding was a stunner! Check my story for a few more photos 💕
With Bastille Day celebrations yesterday and France winning the World Cup today, we have France on our minds. Today we’re reminiscing over R&C’s dreamy wedding in Paris. The details, like the groom’s black tux and soft bout, were classic and chic and the atmosphere was pure magic.
Photo by @maryclaire_photography as featured on @martha_weddings.
Sending off some galleries + feeling so much peace. I'm chasing slow today.
I feel like I'm always behind or running to get ahead - but today, I'm internationally trying to just sit still and be present. 😌
Yay for sweet Sunday's. ✨ #kimberlymeadphotos
It’s a little rainy here in Colorado so today we’re reminiscing about Missy and Tyler’s engagement session. They came in from Texas and it was so fun getting to know them while adventuring around Chautauqua Park. 💕
IT’S WEDDING WEEK! Oh my. How did we go from a 10 month count down to a 6 day countdown? I’m going to be positively filled with emotions for the next 6 days. I cannot wait to stand beside my best friend as she promises to choose Billy every day for the rest of forever. AND not everyone knows this, but BOP is shooting the wedding!I absolutely couldn’t do this without a team I trust, and I’m so grateful that thanks to @carlyjc, I’ll get to photograph the first look and a few portraits and the rest will be taken care of by her! She’s truly a gem, and I’m so excited to play photographer and maid of honor this weekend!! 💗