And that's a wrap!! 🎉 This 2017 Wedding Season has been a BLAST!! I am the luckiest photographer in the world to have the honor of shooting the kindest, creative, down to earth and FUNNEST couples on the planet! Thank you all for such an epic year! I'm scrolling through the highlights and can't wait to share a year in review soon!! ❤️💍🙌🏼🍾 More of Sarah + Miguel's SF TROLLY WEDDING just hit the blog!! 👉🏼 Link in bio
Got someone on your list that already has EVERYTHING? Want to gift something a bit more sentimental than a candle, but can't afford an island?
Well I got you, Boo! Today in the blog I am sharing my favorite photo gifts on the cheap! $10-$20 gift ideas! Some ideas, I've NEVER shared before like the film strips I gift clients and cheap-o but professional looking albums! 👉🏼 Head over to the link in my bio and find your way to my blog to get the scoop! 🎄🎁
Reflecting on this year has me feeling...
So many incredible travels, experiences and adventures! Although I'm feeling sick, mostly from the weather change and my body saying "F-YOU! Lay down!" My heart is grateful beyond belief and has me ready to RUNNNN into the next year with strength, BIGGER IDEAS and more motivation than ever!!
But first... on to giving amazon all of my dollars for Christmas and sleeping for 17 hours straight! 🙌🏼
Tell me love, what are you looking forward to
Okay, you just invested all of your dollars into a dream workshop with an industry leader. You're nervous that photographers just like you are already sending those friend requests, thanks to the Facebook group! Oh and you're already stressing about what to wear or what you're going to come up with when someone asks about "Your Why!?"
Why you're investing in your business? Where you want your business to be next year? How you're going to turn your likes into dollars?
Workshops and Conferences have helped shape and catapult my business in the last couple of years. The core of that success has stemmed from building genuine relationships with mentors, peers and passionate business owners around the world! All thanks to taking the plunge to invest in myself + live my best life!
Today I have the honor of hijacking insta stories to share some tips about making the most out of your educational investment!! The tips are short and sweet over on her feed! But I have MORE!! If you have a sec, take a peek at her stories to see why I'm fan girling over here!!!! Oh and don't forget to click the link in my bio 👉🏼 "How To Attend A Workshop Like A Boss!" so I can send you even more ideas and insight!!
The best part about my couples is that I can ALWAYS hear them before I see them!!
Popping bottles, laughing and clinking glasses down the halls in hotel rooms! 🍾
Rocking out to classic rock or country music as I pull up the driveway! 🎶
Or rolling up in style with a sweet classic or the rumble of exhaust pipes! 🚙💨
Today's shoot was incredible and I'm so grateful for bad ass couples that love each other as much as I love shooting them! Oh also, I lied a little... I LOVE everything about my couples... too many things to list, but laughter, lots of noise and good times just make me feel at home. No matter where we are!! ❤️
HAIR + MAKE UP:
There are women that come into your life and it feels like you have known them forever. Not just an instant friendship, but the deep kind of possible past life connection that just can't be explained.
When a soul sister like this shares that she knew I was going to photograph her wedding before she even got the ring... my heart just burst!!
Sarah, thank you for believing in my dream before I even believed in myself. I am so grateful for you and your family! Yesterday's sweet SF City Hall wedding, trolly ride across the Golden Gate and intimate dinner in the city was INCREDIBLE! I'm already up and pushing out sneak peeks!! 💕 😘
Hey you, yeah YOU! I see you boo. 😍 Always putting others first, derailing your agenda for the day to help everyone else. Your kindness is contagious and your smile brightens more days than you can imagine. Take that love and save some for yourself. You deserve it, my love. You deserve the kind of love only you can give yourself. TAG A FRIEND THAT NEEDS THIS REMINDER TOO! 😘
Happy Wedding Wednesday! Tonight Bobby + Sergio's Casa Real Vineyard Wedding hit the blog and I can't stop scrolling back and forth through every image!! I had such a hard time selecting my favorites!!! If you're considering a winery wedding in the fall, you need to check out the fire reds and warm oranges of these gorgeous vineyards! 🙌🏼 👉🏼 Link in Bio to see MORE! 📸: (My stellar second shooter!)
Only one more wedding this Friday and my 2017 Wedding Season is DONE!! Before I sleep for three days straight and begin hibernation I have a few creative projects to work on this winter and I can't wait to travel for more styled shoots!! Tell me love, what are you looking forward to this winter!? 🙌🏼 Tap for vendors! 😘
Congratulations Bobby + Sergio! With this wedding party behind you and your future in front of you, you guys have it all! Your friendship, love and kindness are contagious!! Thank you for making my photography heart burst with love! ❤️
I tell ya what, there's no man on earth that loves Nani as much as Poppie. He builds her fires when she's freezing and he's melting. He carries her travel bags + coolers filled with tupperware busting with homemade goodness. Pops still opens every door for her and drives her crazy. That's what I call marriage goals. Love my grandparents SO MUCH! ❤️
Radiant. Flawless. Breathtaking. ✨ This is how I feel right about now! 🙌🏼 Just kidding. I'm in my sweats with a top knot, trying to hide the clutter off my dressers because tomorrow my room will be the purse and coat room!
Cheers to the real MVP's of the family cooking, cleaning and prepping BEFORE all the cooking and cleaning tomorrow! ❤️
When i was 7 i would put on dance performances in the living room with my cousins and "sell" paper tickets to our family to watch 👯
When i was 10 i would make friendship bracelets and try to sell them for quarters at my softball tournaments, in between games! i even had my kit on my hip to take special orders 🌈
When i was 16 i babysat and umpired softball games any chance i could to save cash to pay for my own gas. 💰
When i was 18 people started asking to pay me for photo shoots. It started with trades for sharks tickets, Starbucks cards and generous tips. Then it quickly grew into an expensive hobby, followed by a blooming business. 📸
For as long as i can remember I've been a hustler. Always working hard to make a buck and never relying on one source of income! I've been on a high speed chase to go full time with my photography... and now that it's in my hands, i WANT MORE! More avenues of income, more ways to grow, more more more! Welcome to the life of an entrepreneur! 🙌🏼Where are all of my entrepreneurial hearts at??! 📸:
Something about this month makes me reflect on all that I’m thankful for. Right now, I am bursting with gratitude for friends and family that know me better than I know myself and the fact that I only have to wear a bra a couple days a week (working from home!!) I’d love to know what you’re thankful for in the comments below! ❤️
Walking into the new week like... 🙌🏼 Mondays are my favorite, but especially weeks like this where I'm blogging, delivering sweet family galleries, and prepping for another wedding this Saturday! My list is a mile long, but I'm SO ANXIOUS to cross things off!! What are you tackling this week!? ☕️💪🏼💻❤️
I mean really, there once was a time when I prayed for what I have now. I don't have it all together, pieces of my heart and future are anxious for what's to come, but I'm damn proud of where I am today! Rest. Pray. Give grace + share gratitude. Everything's gunna be okay 😘