excited to have the work of
on the blog with this stylized engagement session.
“This Stylized Engagement Session was so much fun! One of my favorite things about photographing couples is getting to see the excitement for one another shine through their images. Zac & Madilyn are no exception – you can tell they are completely head over heels in love with one another.
Zac recently enlisting in The United States Army to become a Fire Support Specialist, with less than two months before he departs to Oklahoma for his training, both him and Madilyn thought it would be fitting to do their engagement session showcasing their love for one another, the great outdoors, Black & white photography, and coffee.
The shoot took place in their home town of Twain Harte (population 2,226) – a quaint little town nestled in the foothills of California. With Zac working as a Barista in one of the towns local coffee shops, both Zac & Madilyn spend a great deal of their time enjoying each other over a good cup of coffee. Madilyn told me “coffee is an everyday thing for us”. We thought it would also be fun to incorporate the beautiful town in which they live and bring the coffee outdoors for a little coffee date in the woods.
While no date is set yet for the two lovebirds, both Zac & Madilyn hope to wed this Fall depending on where Zac will be in his training.
*A little fun fact about the shoot: Madilyn loves taking B&W photos and made sure we incorporated photos taken by her of the two of them over the course of their relationship.”
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it’s been rather overwhelming at work to say the least. even though i was in palm springs in the beginning of the week celebrating the homecoming of mary, i walked back into work the next day relaxed and all tan in the morning, and by the afternoon, i was struggling to keep afloat. i am so fortunate though to have amazing coworkers and a great team at my day time job (who don’t mind that i throw confetti randomly). and this is no brown nosing, but i sincerely do enjoy working there, to the point that i’m ok being there from 9 am til 8pm everyday. i believe there will always be stressful moments at any job. it’s how we handle that situation and how we come out of it and how we apply it to the next round that will really show who we are as people. so even though i am beyond stressed and feeling so stretched out thin, i’m finding a bit of a thrill in it just because i know i am learning so much from it.
then i get to come home to this blog. while i am sometimes frustrated with where i am going with this baby of mine and possibly just going through growing pains, what it comes down to is just how much i love what wedding photographers manage to capture. they capture things that you will want to remember forever. sometimes they just know. it’s some weird magic jujube that they have or something. it’s probably why i love wedding photographers so very much. cause they capture moments.
confetti throw fridays are here just for that.
for those moments.
alright, guys. hope you’ve enjoyed this weeks’ posts. have a great long Memorial Day weekend! be safe and see you back on here on Tuesday!
time for real talk, guys.
i decided to ask my close friend, Joanne, from ENCARNACION PHOTOGRAPHY, to share a few things on
love and marriage.
p.s. i love this couple for being so candid and so genuine with me always. their friendship means the world to me and i’m so damn lucky to have them in my life. below are images they took themselves with a tripod for a little anniversary session. love you, joannathon. #tcogtfo
“I wish someone told me that there was a manual on marriage before I got married to my dearest husband of now almost 5 years. But none the less there was never one written. My mom warned me that marriage was going to be a little rough. It now makes sense when she asked me, “Are you sure you’re ready?” I remember looking at her and thinking about Airis our 9 year old, we weren’t ready to be parents and oddly enough we survived that together. “
“I never thought that relationships were supposed to be easy. I’ve always seen them to be challenging in ways people can’t imagine. Two very different souls who have differences coming together always seems to cause some type of friction. Lucky for me the man I ended up marrying is easy to love, despite his Gemini ways. Jonathan and I have been married for 5 years in those five years of marriage I have learned to be patient, understanding, and forgiving. These skills and wisdom were a result from a roller coaster of a journey bringing us through ups and downs, dips and turns. We have fought with each other, cried with another, laughed, and shared many first amazing moments as a couple. Our children are some of the biggest teachers we have to thank. Because of them we have grown into two nurturing adults and have also learned to be more childlike in our marriage.”
“It would be a lie if I said that our relationship was perfect. It’s far from it, but I believe thats what makes every relationship and marriage special. The imperfections and nuances of love is what makes it all so beautiful. I may not have the answers to love and marriage, but I do know in order to be able to survive through marriage always believe that love still exists.”
love this snowy wedding at Leavenworth’s The Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort.
many thanks to
for sharing these gorgeous images. more from this wedding here. been a fan of One Love Photo since I started this blog three years ago. so head on over HERE to see more of their gorgeous work. go ahead and get lost in the amazing talent.
and of course, thanks to Alex of Alexandra Knight Photography for initially sending her wedding this way to share.
doing a little something different this morning. what happens when the bride herself is a wedding photographer? love these glimpses and the bride’s perspective for her big day below:
many thanks to Alex of ALEXANDRA KNIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY for thinking of my blog to submit her wedding day to. loved that she captured bits and bobs from her wedding day on her own so she could remember certain tiny things of her own.
stay tuned though. her official wedding photos from
are coming right up!