…It’s a strange thing. It is. Getting engaged and planning a wedding seems weird but yet so natural. It’s the next step for us and it’s exciting! However, for some reason, while I’ve been planning and preparing to move on to that next step, I think a lot about the past. In fact, just the other night, Momma and I were talking about some of the crazy things we used to do when we were younger. It was perfectly normal to have the Beale kids over to the house to play and then wind up playing in the creek all day. It’s just what kids do in the country! Another thing that kids do in the country is that they get really close to the families and friends that live near them! For us, this was the Beale family!
Since before I can remember, our family has had a special friendship with the Beales. They were like cousins to us and still are! We’ve grown up together, vacationed together, seen the world together, served together and now, we’ve celebrated the start of an amazing new marriage together! It’s an awesome feeling to have friends that you are so close to that they literally feel like family. This is why it was such an honor to shoot Justin and Anna’s wedding. Anna is the oldest of the Beale girls and I’ve known her my entire life! We all knew when Justin came home with her from Minnesota that he was the one and we were thrilled! I’ve always been excited for them but I can’t tell you how happy/emotional I was at their ceremony!! I was a mess! I guess the combination of being lifelong friends and Anna meeting her perfect match just overwhelmed me with emotion!
Their day was beautiful! ….HOTT!… but beautiful! All of their family and friends came together to celebrate… all the way from Minnesota! It was such a privilege to capture the joy and excitement of the day for Justin and Anna! After all the free advertising and word-of-mouth marketing that Anna Beale has done for my business, this is the least I could do! Justin and Anna I love you to pieces! Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your big day!!!!
How amazing is this fruit display?!! Wow!!!
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.
My review of the Canon EOS R6 after shooting a full wedding day is LIVE on Youtube! I was so nervous to use a brand new camera system for full wedding day… I had my Mark IV ready in my bag just in case… but thankfully, I never had to use it! I was really hoping that I would love it and feel comfortable with it….
This wedding venue may look familiar to some of you who have been following us for a while! I photographed Meghan’s brother’s wedding a few years ago at this very same farm and venue!
Natural light photographers…. (flash photographers, we know how you would handle these scenarios and that’s awesome for your style! This is for the natural light folks!)
I’ve been hoping for this day for a very long time…. but I wasn’t sure that it would ever come. That sounds dramatic but let me explain. I LOVE my website company. Showit is incredible and the more I learn about and experience other platforms for hosting and creating custom websites, the more I realize, they aren’t really, truly “custom” at all. Showit is the website design platform for the creative. Hands-down. It’s so powerful, so intuitive and so easy to use. Years ago, Showit created a way to implement a Showit theme onto a Wordpress blog!!! Genius! I couldn’t wait for my blog to be a Showit blog…. but it never happened.
If you are like me and you’re a natural light wedding photographer, you may not love using the Canon 600 EX-RT flashes. But they are so necessary!