Warning, long post. But here's something personal about me and about this photo...
Last year after having a sizable herd of dairy goats for ten years, I sold them thinking it would make traveling with photography easier. It was a HUGE life change for me. You see, over that ten years I was home milking and caring for my goats every twelve hours. Not even once did I ever have a "goat- sitter" Of course I knew I would miss them, but I hadn't really anticipated how much. I kept having dreams that all those familiar little faces would come running back over the hillside "homeward bound" status (Literally, just like in the movie) That was until I met my friend Mariah. I was photographing the veterinary office where she worked. She happened to have Star with her (the goat pictured on the right) She's a big impressive Toggenburg and I couldn't resist... I asked if it was weird if I touched her goats bag. Though it totally was, we bursted into laughter and became instant best friends. So, as a deposit for wedding photography this season she gave the most amazing gift. Star's sister (currently giving a proud two gallons a day) and her two doelings. Lately I feel I've been beaming from the inside out. I'm truly blessed to have people in my life that are generous and kind hearted. I feel this year has been one for developing meaningful relationships.
When all the waiting and planning is over and you finally get to marry your best friend > ✨💫 our #aandbabe Kessley and her new hubby got hitched this past weekend and they are looking SO DAMN G O O D 🧡 #scottabeyou
Happy Friday 💕here is another #fraichefacefavs : recently I have been loving the “sand” highlighter (top row, far right) from @anastasiabeverlyhills on my lighter #fraichefacebrides ☀️ it gives a bright glow in a pretty porcelain ivory shade and smooths out the skin for a soft focus glow! If you have this in your makeup kit give it a try this weekend!
Hey hey! Who’s ready for a fun fast round of Friday Introductions!
Hello there new friends! I’m Jill & this is my husband Dave [ @daveainleyphoto ] and together we are the dynamic duo behind #DaveAinleyPhotography 📷 + we cruise around in our cutie pie ‘69 VW Bus named Clementine 🍊[ @eternalsunshinephotobus ]
My favorite band is No Doubt.
My favorite movie is The Princess Bride.
My favorite show is Gilmore Girls.
My favorite food is tacos+pizza+sushi ( I just love food, k?! )
My favorite drink @mandalachaicompany + Almond Milk.
I’m a wife, mommy, nanny & love helping people achieve their dreams + make connections! 💛. Tell me a fun fact about you!👇🏻
Oh the adrenaline, wildness and a filled soul when part of an elopement. Raising a cup of joe this morning while finishing up bride & groom's galleries! The past two days have been a rollercoaster of emotion for me. But today is just me, Igor, editing, coffee and the sound of moving people out the window.
Photo ME ! @rachelvclements
Models: Zach Glass & @tylerchasephotography
Shot at @theheartworkshop
To all the brides who ask why we love veils.. leave it to our BEAUTIFUL bride Isabella to show you just how romantic and magical they can be. @rebeccaannephotography you are seriously one of our favorite photographers!! #bride#seattlebride#love#wedding
I love my 2018 brides. I get to work with women who range from soft, feminine, all white palette to partying pops of bold color. Thanks for giving me a year full of creative range. I love you all and am so happy to work with you!
This bouquet is special because I was able to pick and choose the flowers for the florist ✨ I went for dark red and white roses for the Bollywood glam aspect and some summery sunflowers to balance it out with a beach vibe. .
Hair piece @nabi_brides
I ordered all my flowers from my favorite, @centralmarketpoulsbo ! Then I took them home and my friend @helloimrobin_ helped me make the bouquet of my DREAMS 😍 I wanted a large, unstructured, cascading feel... with unique flowers and botanicals. Willow, burgundy peonies, Italian ruscus, a purple giant succulent and an amazing white protea were the focal points. I also added some berries, fern, wildflowers, red smoke bush, a few cream roses, while lace edge hydrangea, and some blue grey sage colored things from Nick's mom's garden. That thing was HEAVY 💪🏻 but that comes with the territory when you want a bouquet bigger then you are!
A dream of mine has always been to have a tiny little getaway house hidden in the woods on Lake Crescent... I may not ever have that, but I will be able to visit this dear little spot for my whole entire life 💗
It's been said "find a career you love, and you'll never have to work a day in your life"
This is how I feel about being a makeup artist, I love what I do. Although, I slightly disagree, it takes a lot more personal hard work in order to succeed, but the reward is far greater. .
Tomorrow kicks off the 2018 bridal season for me, I'm so grateful and blessed with the amazing brides I'm working with and the beautiful locations I get to travel to! 🥂Let the makeovers begin🥂
His Cormac Italian wingtip slip on shoes from Johnson & Murphy were GORGEOUS. After keeping an eye out for months, we stumbled tiredly into a random Bellevue store and saw these beauties! We may be particular (or persnickety 🤷🏻♀️), but it paid off. I think the beauty and quality of these shoes show, and he will be able to wear them for the next 10 years 🙌🏻 I wanted him to have something lovely because he deserves it 💗
Let me treat you to coffee! I confess I’m addicted to my daily sweet treat: a white mocha. ☕️I’m getting busy filling my schedule with coffee dates since I’m expanding my recommended vendors list (and I’m booking for 2018!). Reach out and let’s get coffee and chat about how we can work together!
Hey friends! I’m Lindsey and I’m officially taking back my instagram from my husband Andrew’s takeover yesterday. (If you want real entertainment go read his comment responses on his post. 🤣🤣)
I wanted to share 5 fun facts about me/my biz that you might not know. Heeerreeeee we go!
1) I don’t have ANY sessions or weddings for the next two weeks & we’ll be in Michigan relaxing on the lake for vaca. I’m an avid workaholic & pretty PUMPED to not have any shoots and just rest in the middle of busy wedding season. 😊
2) I LOVE to travel. I love seeing different parts of this beautiful world God created, & I could live out of a suitcase forever. If you wanna check out my travel schedule for this year, look at my Travel highlight story on my feed. People joke it looks like a band on tour.. 🤣
3) I LOVE mysteries and crime movies/shows/books. I could sit for hours and knock out a murder mystery novel. Growing up I read Nancy Drew books and now that I’m older that translates to watching Criminal Minds and reading books by Paula Hawkins, Gillian Flynn, Agatha Christie, and Karen Slaughter. 👌🏼
4) I always always choose savory over sweet. Breakfast? Gimme eggs and bacon over donuts all day every day. Maybe I’m weird, idk. Anyone else have a savory tooth like me? 🙋🏼♀️
5) Lastly I get a LOT of messages about what gear I use. I just discovered the @wandrd camera backpack & it’s AH-MAZING. It’s water resistant, durable, super safe, & fits 2 camera bodies, 3 lenses, a flash, and all my camera accessories needed on a wedding day. It’s kinda big on my tiny frame, but worth it for everything it holds. I especially love it for mountain photo adventures & wild elopements because I know my gear is safe & secure while hiking/exploring. It’s the best! #wandrd#wandermoreworryless
And that’s it for now! Anyone relate to any of these 5 facts!? Please tell me about yourself or ask any question you have for me below! 👇🏼😘🖤
It is a real “Happy Friday” for me today! Leslie & Nick’s uber fun @fremont_foundry wedding is featured in this issue of @seattlebridemag & I couldn’t be more ecstatic for them! Go grab a copy to check out the details from the day (& tap the photo for a full vendor list). Thanks you two for having me play a part in your special day! #published#SeattleBride#BrightSideEvents#HappyFriday
This year's prom girls = future #KaylaKollection brides, and I'm loving everything about it!
@toofaced Born this way foundation mixed with @coverfx custom cover drops in G40
ABH Full coverage concealer in 1.5
@lauramercier translucent setting powder
@anastasiabeverlyhills marshmallow highlighter
@narsissist Torrid Blush & @maccosmetics Give Me Sun bronzer
#anastasiabeverlyhills chocolate dipbrow with clear brow gel & Jet Creme liner
@morphebrushes @jaclynhill palette on the eyes with @nakedcosmetics Gem powder in gold dust on top 💎
#maccosmetics Soar lip liner all over the lips with @colourpopcosmetics double agent glass on top 💅