Oct
15
2014

{REAL WEDDING} A SWEET GEORGIA LOVE…

thrilled to bring you the work of

THISTLE + LACE PHOTOGRAPHY

a newcomer to this blog and this industry, Adina definitely has some solid gold work up her sleeves, so check out more of her work on HER BLOG.

Oct
14
2014

{REAL WEDDING} LOVE ON A PENNSYLVANIA FAMILY FARM…

“When Pia and Ryan contacted me initially, they were living in Australia. It was really fun to have a Skype conversation with someone 14 hours away! What they told me about their wedding plans sounded like my kind of thing to photograph: Pia’s parents’ family farm as their venue, an outdoor ceremony, a great DJ, lovely buffet-style dinner and lots of dancing. The atmosphere of their celebration was truly special. I loved seeing the horses, walking around the farm with Pia and Ryan to take their photos and beautifully decorated tent for the reception. And did I mention a live kangaroo?! I loved documenting Pia and Ryan’s lovely wedding day.”

super excited to share the work of

PEACH PLUM PEAR PHOTO

 for more work, head on over HERE.  there’s definitely a lot more to see, so go check it out for sure.

other wedding vendors included:

DJ:DJ DeeJay//Floral Designer:Jill’s Flowers and Frills//Hair Stylist:Jillian Grace Salon//Caterer: Jimmy Duffy Caterers//Invitation Designer:Paper n’Peonies//

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Oct
13
2014

{REAL WEDDING} LOVE AT PHOENIX’S INSIDE THE BUNGALOW…

huge thanks

RIDDLE ROAD PHOTOGRAPHY

for this one.  check out more right over HERE then stick around JULIE’S BLOG for more of her work.

Oct
10
2014

{CONFETTI THROW FRIDAYS} NO. 60…

there is a huge unsettling feeling behind the scenes here.  there could be some major changes in the coming year for me.  i also have the travel bug and am in the beginning stages of planning a big trip for my dirty thirty with one of my closest friends from high school.  it’s funny how friendships work.  we have always kept in touch but never lived in the same city since we graduated from high school.  and yet, every time we talk via text, skype, or phone call, there are belly laughs galore where we’re often left in tears as a result.  always glad for these friendships and really hoping that this trip does happen.  we’re thinking Ireland, Scotland, and yes, Iceland.  if any of you reading have any recommendations for these places- where to stay, what to see, where to eat- I’ll be incredibly thankful and appreciative.

anyways, onto this week’s confetti throw fridays.  again, i was terrible and couldn’t decide on just five.  so there’s ten.

highly reiterate that you must click on each of the links to see more from that post.  all of them are just bloody brilliant and spectacular.  my picks from each of the wedding photographers’ posts are only just the surface.  y’all really need to see what these talented wedding photographers are so wonderfully capable of.

TYLER BRANCH 

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PAT FUREY

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MARISA ALBRECHT

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CARINA SKROBECKI

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JONAS SEAMAN

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NICOLE LEEVER

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RYAN FLYNN

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KALLIMA PHOTOGRAPHY

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NICK RADFORD

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ARON GOSS

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this weekend i’ll be trying my hand at being a photography assistant for Chaz Cruz.  i’ve heard i’m going to get a great arm workout.

hope you all have a fantastical weekend!

*throws confetti*

Oct
09
2014

{LOVE} AT EL CAPITAN STATE BEACH…

“Seeing each other on campus in high school they had no idea the future that awaited them. Ellie’s beautiful eyes met Spenser’s ridiculous hair but it was another 6 years before the connection was realized. Through friends, destiny and the miracle of online social media Ellie was invited to a basketball game by Spenser under the false pretense of a friendly hang out. He had a feeling she was something special and used any trick he could for just a chance to sit next to her. Through their interactions his artwork and her photography had become a topic of mutual respect. A deal was hatched, Spenser agreed to draw a picture of Ellie in return for a photo lesson. Merely another opportunity to spend time with the girl he was becoming more infatuated with everyday. The drawing was done and delivered and doing so marked the start of their adventure. Since that day they have spent nearly every moment challenging, admiring and inspiring each other. From SF to Portland, coffee to cooking and miles of bike rides together the duo developed a relationship founded in God, grounded in humility and a love abundant in both. One year to that day that first hatched encounter, Spenser presented a book of their adventures so far, recounting the 365 days leading to that moment. With a shaky voice and a bent knee Spenser asked for Ellie’s hand in the future story he promised to make just as memorable.” – Ellie + Spenser 

a special flashback with this “just because” session from

MEGAN SAUL 

who i got the chance to meet at Photo Field Trip, captured Ellie & Spenser  on the last day there at El Capitan State Beach.

spectacular, i’d say.  head on over HERE to check out more of Megan’s super talented work.  always leaves me in awe.

Oct
08
2014

{REAL WEDDING} LOVE AT CHICAGO’S ZED451…

There was no wedding party. There was no cake to cut. No bouquet to toss. No shoe game or dollar dance. There was only love. And there was tons of it.

It’s not a secret that silly traditions often get in the way of what really matters on a wedding day. What should be a day of celebrating love and a new life together can be restrained and dulled by posed pictures and relentless traditions. Zachary and Jelitsa didn’t want to focus on any of those things — just each other. And they totally did.

Jelitsa started her morning at the stunning Waldorf Astoria Hotel in downtown Chicago. It was full of big open windows, white everything, and bright, natural light (a natural light photographer’s DREAM). Sitting on the 29th floor, her room provided a stellar view of the city below as well. Every bride should take the time to scout for a perfect getting ready location and I’m so glad that Jelitsa did. It made the most beautiful backdrop for her morning photos.

Zachary got ready at their apartment in Wicker Park (one of Chicago’s most art-filled neighborhoods). He spent the morning with his father, brother, and best friends, telling stories, sipping whiskey, and making toasts.

Their first look was held on a rooftop in Chicago’s West Loop, providing a breathtaking view of the skyline. Their couples photos took place in Wicker Park and Lincoln Park before they headed to their ceremony and reception location at the beautifully modern and rustic Zed451. Once they stepped through the doors, they were surrounded by the overwhelming love of their family and friends. There was no hiding the bride from guests. There was no painstaking, lonely waiting for the ceremony to begin. There was only sheer bliss and happiness shared by everyone in attendance. The intimate ceremony was led by Zachary’s brother who perfectly described the warmth and love that the pair had for each other and everyone whom they met. After it ended, all of the guests were invited to enjoy cocktails on the rooftop of the restaurant before enjoying dinner and dancing together. The perfect ending to the PERFECT wedding.”

it’s you wedding day.  do it your way.  and that’s what i absolutely love about this wedding.

colossal thanks to

RACHEL GULOTTA 

for sending this one over to share.  so in awe of her brilliant work.  you’ll want to check out what i mean for yourself.  so head on over to HER BLOG for more of her latest work.  get lost there for awhile.  you won’t mind it one bit.

Oct
07
2014

{ENGAGEMENT} LOVE IN SAVANNAH, GEORGIA…

another southern engagement session for you all.  this time from Savannah, Georgia.

and featuring the talented duo,

HIGH FIVE FOR LOVE PHOTOGRAPHY

more from this session over HERE.  and this couple just got hitched so check out their wedding too.

but you’ll also want to stick around HIGH FIVE FOR LOVE’S BLOG to check out their latest work too.  their work is so stellar.  you really ought to see for yourself.