This is a self portrait of my personality when I realize it’s Friday... 🥳 💃🏼WHO ELSE IS READY TO GET THIS WEEKEND STARTED!? __________ Putting together the last few touches on my @muchlove_ig takeover deets today!! I couldn’t be more excited to be able to share what I know! _________ Check me out 🔥MONDAY MORNING!!🔥BE THERE OR BE SQUARE! 😘 _________ S.S. For @autumnagrella
Being a small business owner over the past year (WHAT!) has taught me so much. One thing I’ve learned is that loving what you do makes a world of a difference. Don’t get me wrong there are days (heck even weeks!!) where I question why I’m doing what I’m doing. There are slumps and bad days. Confusing days. Tiring days. Really, really freakin’ hard days. But the fact of the matter is that I no longer dread Monday’s or count down the hours to Friday. I love each + every day equally because I have found a career that I truly love - through the good, the bad, and the ugly. It is SO dang important to find something you are passionate about because we spend so much of our life working - seriously the average person spends more than 90,000 hours of their lifetime at work !!! If you’re feeling stuck or unhappy with your current situation know that you have the power to make a change and that there is something for you out there - it won’t come to you overnight, it takes time + patience to dive deep into what truly sets your heart you fire. Reflect on what makes you tick, what do you look forward to, your dislikes, your dreams - map it all out. The answer will hit you - maybe out of nowhere or maybe it’ll be clear as day. When you find that thing, I can promise you this, it will freakin’ rock your world !! ✨ Now I’m curious - what makes you light up?! Animals, people, books, numbers - drop your answers below!
Уличные или студийные фотосессии? Чего бы тебе больше хотелось? ⠀ На улице холодно, но можно устроить съёмку в кафе/библиотеке/музее. Мне как фотографу конеечно хочется снимать в разных живых локациях, потому что любое кафе - это то же помещение, что и студия, только там ещё кофе попить можно😸 @crossstudio
Colin & Maneesha came to San Francisco from Canada to have their engagement photos taken! It couldn’t have been a better day - we got superrrr lucky with the best weather I’ve seen up here in a while. I had the greatest time running around in the beach with them!!! 😍☀️
These two are magic 💫💫 Megan’s dress was breathtaking and is giving me major inspo for NYE ✨ Photography: @tessatadlock Styling/Design + Planning, Rentals - @santabarbarapicnicco Style/Design Assist - @sophiargoff Florals: @intrepidfloralco Dress: @rentme.a.dress Tux: @theblacktux Jewelry: @marrincostello
My last wedding of the year is tomorrow and as much as I wish it wasn’t, I definitely am in need of a break. From traveling to getting sick multiple times, I’ve been struggling to keep up with editing and all the other back-end work I should be doing. I’m so grateful for all of my couples this year and again - thanks for being patient ♥️
(CLOSED) 🎉🎉GIVEAWAY🎉🎉 I'm giving away a FREE couples/engagement session shoot to one lucky couple!!!!! 1) Follow me @alyssamarieephoto 2) Like this photo 3) Tag friends who are dating, engaged or married by commenting them below! Each tag equals 1 entry. __ For an extra 5 entries, share this post to your story! Make sure to tag me and that your profile is public or I won’t be able to see it! *Giveaway closes 12/4/19. Open to anyone & everyone. Session must take place before June 1, 2020 within Orange County or Solano County or travel fees may apply. Winner will be chosen at random.
Yosemite is known for being this hard, rugged place. People come from all over the world to climb these massive cliffs, hike for days on 40+ mile backpacking trips, take the grueling day hike up to the top of half dome, and just spend day after day getting after it in the wild landscape. But what’s so cool about this place is that even though it’s rugged, it’s so incredibly romantic at the same time. The gushing waterfalls create mini rainbows in the soft evening light, the sunsets light up the granite slabs in all shades of pink and purple, everyone feels a sense of awe and wonder staring up at these massive cliffs, and in the darkness you begin to see headlamp lights from all the climbers on El Cap just twinkling and dancing their way up the cliff. It’s a very romantically rugged place ✨💫 . Edited with @foxpackpresets
Feeling this happy because I got to photograph these two over the weekend!!!! Our time together got me that much more excited for their wedding day. Judging by the dance moves they busted out at their engagement session, I know their wedding is going to be a party. Counting down the days till MAY!!! 😉 __ In other news: I just announced the winner for my Black Friday giveaway!!!! Congratulations @kendiiis!!! Huge thank you to all 200+ of you who entered. 😭 Seriously, can’t thank you guys enough for your never ending support!!!!! It means the world to me. Now, I’m going to spend the rest of my night watching Elf in preparation for NYC tomorrow, EEK!!😍
There’s just something about a classic, black and white image that puts me right in my feeeeels. Every wedding + session that I go into I make it my goal to ensure my couples feel alive + so in love with their galleries for years and years to come. Photos are truly worth more than a thousand words - they tell a story and bring you back to that exact moment in time. I know I may be biased, but if there’s one thing to invest in it’s a photographer who’s going to tell your story + who will make you light up the second you lay eyes on your gallery. It’s SO dang worth it! If you’ve ever been in front of my camera I’d love to know exactly how you felt - drop ‘em below 💛
This bride and her #bridetribe are the best! She left me the sweetest review and I'm over here crying happy tears 😭😭😭. I have the best job in the world. HAMU @fluffbar Dress @bluebridal @mumuweddings Florals @littleshopoffloral
This bridge at the Old Bag Factory... is my new favorite spot 😍 • Was it extremely hard for anyone else to get up this morning? My last alarm out of 27 went off at I said NOPE... trying to think of all the reasons I couldn’t go to work today. 😅 are you a morning person??
Straight up OBSESSED friends, lemme tell you! These two are so amazing and their story is absolutely beautiful (I’ll tell it on their wedding day 🤭)!!! First of all, this shoot had a couple snags. The temple grounds were closed today! Gates shut, no entry. 😳 So we had to compromise and shoot just outside of the gates, but no problem for these two because they were totally awesome about it! 🙌🏼 Second, there was a sign at the base of AF canyon saying Tibble Fork was closed and I was following the videographer up and lost them in traffic so I waited at the base of the canyon and tried to call them but no service! So I headed up anyways, Tibble Fork was in fact NOT closed 🙃 BUT these guys were such champs with our changing circumstances, not to mention the FREEZING cold that Tibble is this time of year!! 🥶 AND I got to work with one of the most incredible videographers @chrismcclainfilms ! My mom used to always tell me what was going on with the planets since it always seemed easier to blame our problems on the planets instead of ourselves, so who out there knows what the heck is going on with the planets this week?! 😂💫☄️🌙
Oh you know, just causally hiking around in a wedding dress like it ain’t no thang. I loveeee how a long train trails behind the bride when she’s walking. Or the layers of gathered fabric when she bunches up the dress in her hands. Wedding gowns always look so 👏🏼 damn 👏🏼 epic 👏🏼 out in nature. We love that contrast. And as photographers, we love playing around with different types of dresses. It’s so fun thinking of the dress as it’s own entity, or an accessory, and coming up with fun ways to show it off in a photo, especially when it’s very subtle. For example, we love asking couples to walk across our frame with some separation between them, and then capturing how they interact with their dress, and how their dress interacts with the environment. Like this shot here ☝🏼 . And if you’re wondering what kind of dresses work well for adventure weddings, check out our elopement dress guide on our blog! . Edited with @foxpackpresets HMU @mstimssmakeupartist
Spencer and I took some self-portraits today. Getting photos of us, is one of my favorite things to do. We have been pretty good at keeping our photos updated over the past 2.5 years. It’s so fun to watch us grow. Not just grow up, but also grow together in our relationship. So please, take my advice, and update those couples photos, You won’t regret it I promise. 💓
Let's get married in a magical forest. 👍🏻 Abby & Patrick's wedding day made all my PNW dreams come true! If you recently got engaged - here is a pro tip : consider getting married in the wonder of the woods and THEN invite me to come capture it! Sound good? Deal. ;) Planning : @thegreatestadventurewed Florals: @rustedvaseco HMUA: @makeupartist.angela Officiant: @tapestryeventco Dress: @loversxsociety @lovelybride @lovelybrideseattle Rentals: @bbjlinen @cortpartyrental DJ: @kmccoskery #seattleelopememtphotographer
Looking forward to visiting these beautiful waterfalls again in August 2020 😍 Iceland holds a special place in my heart, and I am so excited to experience all of its beauty again next year when I’ll be shooting Sydney & Ryan’s elopement ✨ If you’re in Iceland between 4th-12th August and want to book a session or you’re thinking about eloping, send me a message ❤️
.... I cannot remember exactly the first time your soul whispered to mine, but I know you woke it And it has never slept since . . And just like that 2020 is pretty much booked up.. (I have 1 Saturday left wink wink) but I still have openings for weekday #elopements!! Even better if you’re thinking of eloping in the beautiful #rockymountains mountains. Check out @mountengadine as a venue... it’s seriously a little piece of magic ✨ Also 2021 is starting to get booked too... so reach out soon! . . #eloped#elopement#elopementphotographer#destinationwedding#mountainwedding
such a sweet fall wedding i got to second shoot for @susan.alyse! wedding season is starting to wind down and on one hand i’m happy to have a lighter workload but on the other i’m really going to miss being a part of special days like this one!⠀
Today is a good day. 🌟 Even if it may have been the worst day! Maybe your ripped your pants or forgot your lunch at home or lost your wallet or all of the above! (I hope not!🤭) but try to see the bright side! 🌞 At least you have pants! Or had food to pack a lunch! Or had enough to need a wallet! Adam taught me this a long time ago.. he was driving home from church in a car with no AC in the middle of summer in a full suit and obviously it was balls hot.. but he had this epiphany. At least I have a body! 💃🏼🕺🏼And that became our mantra! Any bad day, sickness, pain, sadness; at least we have bodies. If you’re having a bad day, I’m really sorry and it’s gonna be okay! 💕 If you need a little ray of sunshine: you are amazing! You are a kick butt human! You have got this! You will make it! ♥️ Keep your eyes on the little good things in life and keep looking forward 🌻 What’s something that keeps you going on hard days? 😌
“Me basta mirarte para saber que con vos me voy a empapar el alma” El mar, su amor y Cortázar 🖤 Si nos convencen fuerte, les mostramos un adelanto de lo que fue esta boda soñada en la playa🙌🏻✨ • Lugar: @boutiquepinamar Vestido: @lastagle Ropa novio: @larestinga Make up & Pelo: @vickygonzalezmkp Ambientación: @sofiasantosambientacion Video: @florenciaweddingfilms