I took this iPhone shot this morning as she lay there in my bed, morning sun streaming in and a full belly of milk. The girl doesn't have a nursery, she doesn't have a bed- my arms are her pillows and my body her mattress. It's perfect in every way.
Truth be told I despise the 'hang the dress' shot if it's a fabricated event. People don't just hang dresses from trees and chandaliers on the daily. When did wedding photography turn into this thing of 'okay, let's find a spot to hang the dress' as if that is a key element to telling the story of someone's day? I guess It just reminds me of a dead body hanging 😳😂 It also feels just so dang contrived. I mean dresses don't look good hanging- they always look better on, and I mean.... we are going to photograph it on in like 10 minutes and for the next 12 hours so... But this dress was so amazing and the light coming through it was spectacular. I couldn't NOT photograph it as a piece unto itself. But really, please let's stop hanging the dress. Pleassseeeeeee. 😂 As seen in @martha_weddings planning: @ofdevents dress @yolancris
Sometimes the simplest things are the most wonderful. A flower girls dress hangs as she gets ready for the day.
Working on the GORGEOUS Egyptian wedding of @shadi_b today, and so many little surprises in store for this groom and his beautiful wife! This image was taken the first time I was in Egypt in 2011 - we did this couple's engagement session at the pyramids. No big deal, right? Just an everyday location.., normal every day thing.
remembering when my baby girl was just a tiny baby. this was taken by @laurelsandstars by the waterfalls here in oregon. i can still feel the mist and wind on my face, and bundling my baby up as she snuggled close. so thankful for this moment captured- thank you Laura you are such a treasure to me.
sketching, and playing with ink washes. Finding creative space for myself as well as work, family life, and the deluge of responsibilities that adulting comes with is so difficult to do in this season with Little's at home.
i do my best to make the first dance one of the most spectacular images in all of the reception. i don't know why i have such a special place for it in my heart, but dang lets make some mind blowing imagery!
i've been listening to the #minimalist podcast and it has sparked a crazy insanity in me to organize and purge anything that doesn't #sparkjoy in my heart! these beauties? they are staying. photographs of memories are something i just can't purge. but we're going to have a massive garage sale this weekend, and I'm going through my camera equipment and considering a massive purge and changeup of systems. i may make a separate IG account for stuff for sale! I'm in the mood to get rid of stuff, so deals will abound... digital and film!
This rainy day in Portland makes me want to break out the art supplies. Who are your favorite artists using oil paints? Need to expand my network of inspiration!
alright guys- tell me about how to find more information about healing powers and crystals. it's okay if you think it's a bunch of woo-woo... i dont know how i feel about it either, but i am intrigued. I mean worst case scenario you have beautiful rocks in your house, am I right? 😂 hit me up.
L I G H T I N G W I T H F I L M // this is from a series I created to tell the story of the rituals and traditions around the world of the night before a bride's wedding day. i'm obsessed with ritual, tradition, and cultures of the world, and 'the night before' is not a topic that has been explored significantly - most of the cultural traditions center around the wedding day (and night) itself. but what of the night before? that is what really interests me. stay tuned for a beautiful full feature describing all the rituals. @lightingwithfilm #lightingwithfilm thank you @dahliafemme for being the most incredible model ever.