Here is a couple who knows how to laugh, have fun, and create awkward hilarity! I love engagements — they are filled with excitement, anticipation, and ooey gooey eye contact. Congratulations to Steph and Alfred, here they are having some fun in downtown Fullerton, California.
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You know how there are those people in your life that are so dear to you and are really more family than friends? Well this is the Seguras and that is exactly what they are to my family. So seeing them become parents is so special! My husband and I are among the first to have kids in a tight knit group of friends and as more of our friends begin to have children it is so exciting to welcome them on this amazing, ridiculously hard, but oh so rewarding journey. We love you baby Isaiah and can’t wait to see your little personality unfold!
This family has an incredible story! After a visit to Myanmar they were inspired by orphan ministry and the heart of the Father. They have now decided to move to Chiang Rai, Thailand and parter with existing ministries to plant a church body that will be on mission in it’s own backyard. They will be joined by over 20 people to plant this church! It was truly a privilege to photograph this amazing family before they make the trek overseas. Please learn more about their trip and how you can partner with them in both prayer and generosity.
This wedding was so much fun to photograph! Ashley and Jerry brought some Texas country to Southern California for this Temecula based event. Ashley’s beautiful family home set the stage for a DIY backyard wedding complete with orchards, cowboy boots, and line dancing! It was such a pleasure to capture this day and it was so evident that this couple LOVES each other deeply.
I am so excited to show a preview of this wonderful couple’s union at Green Gables in San Marcos! The location was lovely with perfect weather. Jason and Carly you are such beautiful people, inside and out and I am so happy to have been apart of your day. Your love for each other is so visible and I know God will bless you in marriage and in life.
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Pregnancy really brought out the crafter in me! I will admit I was slightly obsessed. I sewed, stitched, embroidered, paper crafted, wood burned; pretty much everything short of weaving my own tapestries! But the great thing is it ended in a beautiful nursery for our little girl, a place I am really in love with—which is good since I now spend all waking hours there.
Also I am a bit of a planning nerd and created this initial mock up of what I wanted for the nursery. It is kind of fun to see what stayed and what changed.
I ended on the theme “Whimsical Woodland” if I had to call it anything. Coral and gold were my staple colors and I collected woodland animal details. Here are some of the resources that I used to make the real thing happen
Polk-a-dot wall decals • Bunny Stuffed Animal Pattern • Crib • Wall Art: Shakespeare Quote, Woodland Animals, Owls • Featured Fabrics: Bunnies, Geometric Pillow • Ikea Wall Shelf for books • Glider • Ottoman • Rug (not pictured)
The wood burned tree plaque, hand embroidered animal mobile, curtains, and corner poufs were all items inspired by Pinterest! Many small finds were also from Goodwill, garage sales, and flea markets. The dresser/changing table was an amazing craigslist find!
I know I have not been doing my due diligence in the blogging world lately but I have to share this sweet couple. When I met Marcus and Bryna I knew their day would be one filled with beauty, grace, laughter and of course love. Their care for one another and their love for God was evident on our first meeting. It was such a treat to get to share this day that they will always remember! Thank you again Marcus and Bryna for inviting me into your lives for the day.
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Many families don’t have time or resources during the busy holiday season to schedule a full family photo session. If you fall into this category November 16th will be the perfect opportunity for you and your family to get your holiday photo out of the way and ready for your Christmas card! I will be scheduling simple 15 minute sessions over the course of the day for $75 per family of four, with edited digital images included. Call or email to schedule your time slot.
It truly is beautiful to see a couple who has lived a lifetime together. I was blessed to see just that in Jim and Maggie. While photographing them in honor of the 50 years they have spent together I was lucky enough to hear the stories of how they met in Ireland, raising their children, life in South Africa and coming to America together. The Bible you see pictured is one that was gifted to them on their wedding day in 1963! It has seen many years of wear and has traveled many thousands of miles. Their marriage has surly been one of adventure and service. They shared that no matter where they go it is always about the people. I asked what it takes to have a long healthy life and marriage and they said, “friendship.” It was clear that relationships with the people around them has been the driving force in this couples life. So blessed to have captured a peek into the joy they share.
Last but not least, during the week we spent in Tyler we did many fun things like eating excessive amounts of BBQ, hiking, visiting the lake and a ton of “boy stuff”… trust me, you’ll know it when you see it!