I’m bad at social media. And you know what? I don’t care. There’s So. Much. More. To. Life. than sitting on your damn phone constantly. Yeah yeah I’m supposed to post every day and interact with strangers on IG. But whyyyyyyyy?!? To create brand awareness? That’s so effed up. Like, businesses are only talking to people for a future profit. Not because they care. And I’m just not that kind of person. I don’t WANT to constantly have marketing on my brain. And you know what else? I hope I get to be 80 and dance with my husband at the wedding of my granddaughter. THAT is what we should strive for. Not likes. Not viability. Actually. Living. Life. Fuck “hustle” because at the end of my life, I’m NOT gonna wish I worked more.
When I was a baby, my favorite book was a book about horses. Everyone thought I loved horses, but really, it was because it was the only book I had that was full of photographs. Everything else, as was children’s books back then, was illustrated. In grade school, I would go off into my ADD land, and instead of paying attention to the teacher, I would flip through the pages of my text books, looking at the photographs. Wondering what it was like to be in those places. I got my first camera when I was 6. Unlike most kids, I didn’t blow through the roll of film. I saved each of those 24 frames for something I deemed worthy of being photographed... which was mostly sunsets and my cats (which I admit is 95% of my iPhone camera roll as an adult). It never failed though- I would be disappointed by my photos not looking like the scene did in my eyes. As a child, I remember looking at the landscapes in @natgeo and figured that was as close as I would ever get to seeing mountains or oceans or deserts. “Poor people don’t go on vacations,” was my mom’s answer whenever I asked. (That was also her response to the relentless nagging about going to Disney World, and to this day I’ve still never been.) I was 26 when I saw the ocean for the first time. 35 when I saw a mountain. Just in last 2 years have I finally been able to travel and see just a handful of the places I thought would be nothing more than a screensaver image. And it doesn’t escape me for one single moment how fortunate I’ve been to be able to do that. To stare up at a sand dune. To hike across painted mountains in Iceland. To stand at the top of Pike’s Peak. To be stunned at the magnitude of the Grand Canyon. Though my background is in fine art photography (and photojournalism) I’ve definitely developed into a photographer of people. While landscapes are not my forte, I’ve finally gained the ability to make my images look like what I see. (And whether you read this whole thing or not, here’s some landscapes from Iceland.) #natgeo100contest
Captions. Ugh. I’m not gushy and flowery with my words. Quotes are corny and gives off this trying too hard vibe. So let’s all just pretend I said something heartwarming or romantical. (Also, these two are on the blog today if you want to see more from their session!)
On the blog: 13 tips for a stress-free morning on your wedding day!
I’ve opened the books for spring family sessions! I only have 6 slots available for April/May/June, message me now to snag yours!
Yeah, so I’ve been really bad about posting lately... but these two killed their engagement session, and we had so much fun while shooting.
Top 9 of 2018. There’s a whole lot of gorgeous people right there in those 9 squares.
More of Sarah + Colton
Movement | capturing movement has always been a fascination of mine, particularly when it involves fabric or lights
I miss the sunshine.
When the sun has been a scarcity over the last month, and it FINALLY makes an appearance for an engagement session, you take like, 20 silhouettes and make your couple climb in sun drenched weeds.
Kelsey + Peter | you’ll want to scroll all the way through all of these... I saved the best for last!
Through the window
Little bit of silliness, little bit of seriousness, and a whole lotta love
It’s peak family session time! I still have a few morning spots available.
When wind + veils don’t cooperate
Did you schedule your fall family session yet? I only have three weekday spots still available. Weekends are completely booked! Tomorrow I open my limited-edition lifestyle holiday sessions!