Oh, this wedding day!! What a beautiful Texan dream! I met Melanie when she attended one of our workshops years ago in our home. She had the sweetest spirit and such a kindness about her. I remember loving how she made personal marketing her own and did headshots in a pile of Skinny Pop!! I loved her creativity and her ability to envision what she wanted in her brand.
That same ability to envision what she hoped for in a business carries over to other parts of her life. She had high expectations (as she should) for a husband to one day spend the rest of her life with. Her dad shared that there were times he and her momma wondered if she would find someone that would meet such high expectations. Well, this past January, I received an email from Melanie sharing that she had found him!!! We were technically booked for 2020 but just happened to have the ability to add one more fall wedding date to the calendar and we were thrilled!!! We were thrilled to be a part of their story and thrilled to see an old friend! It’s just amazing to me how God allows connections and relationships to be built in all different parts of our business. If you had told me during our workshop together that we would one day have the honor of capturing such an important part of Melanie’s life down the road, I wouldn’t have believed you. She knows so many photographers and yet she chose us?! We’re so thankful!
Jonathan and Melanie’s wedding day was absolutely beautiful. The weather was incredible, the light was perfect, the timeline was amazing but most importantly, watching these two start their life together was inspiring and encouraging. They love one another in such a pure and joyful way…..they love the Lord wholeheartedly…. and their day was centered more around their marriage than the prettiness of everything…. which is how it should be. As Jonathan watched Melanie walk down the aisle, he was in tears… almost as if he was just in awe of what God had done and who he gets to spend the rest of his life with. I don’t blame him! Just wait until you see Melanie. She was stunning. Absolutely gorgeous!!! I can’t wait for you to see what I mean!
So, enjoy my favorites from this amazing day and forgive me, I blogged way too many. I realize this! I just had a hard time narrowing it down!! Congratulations Jonathan and Melanie! Michael and I are thrilled to have been a small part of such a big season of your life!! We love you both and we’re cheering for you!!!
Ceremony + Reception| The Grand Ivory
Dress Store | Chantilly Couture
Dress Designer | Jenny Yoo
Florist | Olive Grove
Planner | Ivory & Vine Events
Hair & Make Up | Meagan Bechtl Starr
Videographer | Candlelight Films
Cake | Candy Haven
Catering | Vestals Catering
Bridesmaids Dresses | Azazie
Groomsmen Attire | The Black Tux
Groom’s Bow Tie | Brackish
Invitations | Sizelove Letter Co.
Photo Backdrop | Tiana May Designs
View their Engagement Session HERE!
It still feels surreal to tell people about what we do for a living. We photograph weddings and we teach other people how to photograph weddings. It’s quite literally a dream job for a creative like myself who loves people! Every month when we do these Student Spotlights, I’m reminded all over again how much of a privilege it is to be a part of these photographer’s lives and play a small role in their stories.
This is Rhett’s third month blog post and I’m actually impressed that it’s only 9 days late!! I’m sure I’ll fall behind this year but as of right now, I’m doing ok and I’m actually thankful for the monthly-post commitment to keep me on top of editing our family pics each month!! While people say “the days are long but the years are short”…. I would say EVERYTHING feels short right now!
If you’re a photographer that despises Off-Camera-Flash (OCF), this blog post is for you! Ugh. I feel you. I used to hate it too… and it honestly still isn’t my favorite but it’s necessary in order to rise in your professionalism on wedding days after dark!! Off camera flash seems intimidating when you’re trying it for the first time.
This is such a fun post for me to share because it’s what I consider my “hobby”! Sure, it’s still photo-related so maybe it’s not a true hobby for me since my career is consumed in the photography world… but it is most definitely what I love to do for fun!
This is the biggest complaint we’re hearing about the R6!! Photographers who are moving from the CANON MARK III camera body and switching to the new Canon R6 camera body are lost when it comes to perfecting their edits to the style they are used to.
There has never been a year quite like 2020. It started off so normal, so simple and so carefree. Then, March/April hit and it felt like everything was turned upside down!