I'm so thrilled to be blogging my inaugural wedding in Sedona! Olga was the very first person we met here and the whole thing couldn't have been any sweeter. ›› She has a full heart ‹‹ A heart full of willingness, compassion and most of all love. The intimate ceremony & the local flair was the perfect way to start our time here.
››› Sedona is a really crazy-special place and we are all lucky to live & love here.
››› The bliss was palpable.
Congratulations Olga & Josh! I will never forget this day.
The time has come! Our precious little Fae is due any day now.
I will not be taking on any projects or clients for the next two months. I will only be checking my e-mail occasionally so I might take a little longer to respond but I promise I will get back to you!
Cheers and have a wonderful rest of the year! xoxoxox
I cannot even believe how beautiful Sedona is in the fall! Seasons have become such an important part of my life since living in Oregon. Things are always changing and inspiration flows.
I'm very thankful to have spent the day with this lovely couple yesterday, can't wait to share the rest.
››› Prepare yourself, this is going to be a long one.
I am swooning/obsessed/smitten with just about every frame from this day.
››› and then they were ready to wed
// There are no words for how thrilled I was when I showed up at this wedding. Completely giddy, completely ready to rock. Here are two frames...
Authenticity pours out of love like nothing else. That warmth & tingling makes you feel more present than ever, like the first time you heard Susan Boyle and you couldn't help but tear up. In that moment you were super uncool & you didn't care.
Katie & Geoff have been together 10 years. I'm sure that feeling has come up more than a few times.
››› It really is lucky to be in love
Count your blessings and focus on those authentic moments of truth. And be thankful that you and your partner didn't have to strategically & meticulously plan to study abroad in Australia at the same time just so you could be together!
››› Being a wedding photographer is always a pleasure, but photographing a friend's wedding is a gift. Sharing a day through ›art‹ is such a special way to be a part of people's lives, and when you already know the couple is crazy-rad it's just a major perk!
When I shoot a wedding, all I do is pray that I am able to capture what the couple's real love looks like, it has nothing to with me or what I want. The camera documents truth & Sarah & Josh made it beautiful. They are so in love & so together it almost felt like I was photographing a vow renewal. They were the definition of laid back on comfortable; already knew each other's ways like they'd been studying their whole life.
Real friends, real people, real memories. Real love.
// Usually after I shoot I know the exact handful of photos I absolutely cannot wait to edit and fawn over. Yesterday's elopement was a little different.. I'm completely tongue tied and completely in love with all the images and want to publish them immediately. So after 8 hours of traveling coming off of shooting a double header, I picked one at random because I really just couldn't wait until tomorrow.
Flowers // Passionflower Design
Photography // Jane in the Woods
››› I was just going about my day workin' when a full box of Eugene Wedding's Magazine was put into my hands. Time stood still and I was completely frozen while simultaneously unable to control myself. Shaking my hands like crazy and tearing up I was honored.
Ben & Christel were a really special couple & seeing their love grace the pages of a publication was wonderful. Cheers to a full life!