Thursday, May 16, 2019

Tom's Thumb Engagement Session | Jane + Billy

Currently huddled upstairs on the tiny landing in our apartment between the two bedrooms and the bathroom, sitting on the floor and working the night away. It has been a crazy couple of weeks with my husband graduating dental school, beginning the packing process, and painting our apartment back to it's original color. Hence the working on the floor on the tiny landing, because the downstairs looks like a bomb went off! Literally not an ounce of work space....oh, and that little thing about paint fumes, haha. But just a few more weeks before we pack the shipping container and cross our fingers and toes and hope our old cars make it all the way to Saint Louis!! Orthodontic school, here we come.

Lately I've been so sad. It felt like dental school would never end. And now that it has, I'm realizing that while I wished the last four years away, my little girl has been growing up right before my eyes! I mean, I stopped to smell the roses quite a bit. I enjoyed my time with her....but I guess, I'm just starting to get the small bitter taste of how fast time really does fly. We may be in a hard phase of life, and while it may be difficult, messy, stressful, chaotic, and a whole lot of other things, it's a beautiful phase that we'll never ever, ever get back with our kids at this age, this developmental phase, right here, right now.

So, as we go to Saint Louis this next month, even though we're starting more school (these last four years have been the hardest of our lives), I'm going to cherish them, instead of wishing them away, looking forward to when we'll be done with school. Because when we're done with school, I'm sure there will always be more "I'll be happy when.." things.

So I guess my little lesson learned, enjoy each beautiful, messy, phase of life. Take things day by day and be present. Something I hope to live by from now on.

Anyway, WOW! What a tangent!! I started this blogpost to talk about these two beautiful souls, and I must be in an extra chatty mood tonight...or I really have taken in way too many paint fumes ;)

Billy and Jane.

K, first, can we take a second to appreciate just how cute their names are together? I just love them! Second, Jane is probably one of the cutest people you'll ever meet! So completely thorough in her planning and communication, but she also makes the time to create more personal connections! She sent our new little man the cutest baby gift when he came, and also planned a nice lunch out with me! Not sure if she wanted to really chat with me more, or just really wanted to see my cute little man cub. ;) Either way, I loved it!

Billy and Jane were so sweet together at their engagement session. They trudged through so many patches of weeds, thorns, and stickers! She did it in sandals/heels! I absolutely love that they brought their rescue dog, Callie, to the shoot. I loved seeing how they cared for and loved on her!

One of my favorite things to do is make my couples take a step back away from each other, and then walk in and snuggle like they normally would. I love seeing these little details that speak so much about their relationship with each other, and as you can tell, it's a pretty darn beautiful one these two have together.

So excited for you, Billy and Jane! November is going to be an exciting month getting to fly back here to beautiful Arizona to shoot your wedding! I can't wait! I hope you two soak in every second of this beautiful and crazy phase of life!

Hope you loved them as much as I do!



Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Natalie + Barret | Scottsdale Destination Wedding

Natalie and Barret had the most gorgeous wedding day in beautiful and sunny Scottsdale, Arizona. This gorgeous pair is from the Seattle, Washington area but decided to adventure away for this special day in their lives. From the beautiful details, beautiful people (in case you were wondering, they are. quite literally, both professional models), and beautiful moments, it was the perfect day! I had so many favorite moments from their wedding--the emotions of their friend/officiant during the ceremony, Barret picking up Natalie and running towards the sunset for photos, the best man and Barret's playful banter during the toasts, and the sweetest moment after their first dance when all the guests (who had also traveled from afar) came up and hugged Barret and Natalie over and over again. You could tell these two are very, very loved.

Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. Newberry! Hope you enjoy this little sneak peek into their wedding day!

 They got ready at the prettiest AirBnb in Paradise, Valley! Such a genius idea! I loved this cute flamingo pool floaty from the pre-wedding festivities!

 Cutest reaction to seeing Natalie all dressed up!

 Barett had the sweetest reactions all day!

I LOVE the ceremony views at McCormick Ranch!

 The guests were so surprised by the fireworks! They just thought we were taking a big group photo!
 I loved these two during the fireworks! They just really let loose, and soaked in the joy of the moment!

 Natalie surprised Barret and switched over to this cute little party dress for the rest of the reception!

Such a fun, beautiful, and memorable day! Thank you Natalie and Barret for allowing me to capture it for you!!



Dress: Bellevue Bridal
Dress Designer: Essence of Australia
Venue: McCormick Ranch Golf Club
Florist: Alanda Kay
DJ: Rob Robino with Big Apple Events AZ
Videographer: Conway Captions
Invitations: Shutterfly
Groom/Groomsmen: Men's Warehouse
Bridesmaid Dresses: Lulus, Nordstrom-Vince Camuto, Nordstrom-Calvin Klein
Second Photographers: Nicole Burrup and Tyrell Berner

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