Today we got to celebrate our 6 year wedding anniversary at the place we got married! We were so fortunate to get to fly back for a wedding yesterday and be in Washington this weekend. Now we are spending it at the airport with a very cranky toddler lol.
Ya gotta love that cellar at @morais_weddings folks! And @jessmagsdavis and @cdavisss know how to make it extra special! I can’t wait to share more with you this coming week!
Wedding Gown: @eddyk_bridal from @thebridalroomva
Bridesmaid Dresses: @iheartazazie
Cake artist and baker: @amphora_bakery
Invitation Suite: @mintedweddings
It's an easy thing to forget about when you are a business owner. Especially one that is twenty years old, and really just trying to figure out life. I feel like I have to do more research and worker so much harder to catch up to everyone else. When do that relentlessly, you can start to lose yourself. You realize you've been in the same pair of pajamas for two days straight. You realize you haven't even touched your morning coffee. Basically, you just stop caring for yourself. It's embarrassing to talk about, because I love to think I have it all together. This morning I purposely stepped away from my phone, and hung out with two of my amazing friends. We hiked, drank a lot of coffee, and sat by a pond just being PRESENT. Today I got a massage, and seriously left a new woman. I realized I NEED to take better care of myself. I was a car running on fumes. You can't pour out of an empty cup. I realized that if I want to be the amazing wedding photographer I dream of being, I need to work on me. So that's what I'm gonna start doing. I'm actually gonna give myself a day off. I'm gonna treat myself to a massage every once in a while.
This applies to EVERYONE. You cannot be the best version of yourself if you aren't even taking care of yourself. I can't be the best wife, friend, photographer, or student when I'm not taking care of myself. Take this as a reminder to take some time for yourself. Book that facial. Go on that hike. Drink that coffee.
Take care of yourself. 💓
If you're getting married today don't forget to take a moment & just enjoy it. All of it, down to the smallest details. & If you are getting married today, I wish you a Happy Wedding Day!!💍👠🍾🎉 Cheers to many years of love & happiness!!💕 & Happy National Photography Day to all of my fellow photographers!!📷
Happy Saturday lovers!! I've spent the morning exploring Flagstaff with my best friend, and GUYS we found some beautiful spots!! I am dying to shoot in the forest again, so if you want to explore with me feel free to message me!! Now we are off to go thrifting!! I may or may not buy all of the chunky sweaters bc I want it to be autumn right now. Anybody else?! 🎃
Happy Saturday you guys!✨
Still catching up from being on Vacation & my birthday last week !😍🙌🏼
This Arizona monsoon weather, mosquitos & dust storms is rough ha. I have already rescheduled a few shoots . And I’m SO ready for some FALL weather ! Only 2 more months ... lol who are we kidding. Countdown is on!
I can tell you part of what I’m looking forward to the most ! What are you guys looking forward too by the way? Sweaters? Hot coffee/hot chocolate, being able to walk outside without melting and a million mosquitos attacking lol!
Enjoy ...relax ... and soak in this Saturday! Blog post coming tomorrow!:) a few highlights from Italy part 1! #lesliedphotography#fuji400h#photovisionlab#arizonaweddingphotographer#arizonaengagements#fallportriatsession
These two are a legit example of clients turning into friends. The first time I met them was over a consultation meeting and ever since their engagement shoot we have hung out numerous times.
Oh right… See you tonight guys 🙃
If you're an Arizona bride 👰🌵 who is still wedding planning, check out these awesome💕 wedding pros [linked below↓] that put together this gorgeous styled shoot with us!😍 ⠀
Leave us a 🙌 in the comments if you this is helpful, and we'll try to do more of these! AND if you know an #arizonabride who's wedding planning, please help a sister out and tag her!💁♀⠀
photog: @chasesevey ⠀
florist: @hannahnissenflorals ⠀
rentals: @tremaineranch @topnotchrentals ⠀
cake: @siftbakehouseaz ⠀
hair: @_hair_by_morgan ⠀
videog: @harkanfilms ⠀
photo booth: @thephotoboothtrailer⠀
models: @camishreeve @caydenlatteier ⠀
So hard to pick a photo to show from this gorgeous day yesterday! So I picked 3. 🤪