Category Archives: Personal


October 10, 2014

LonePineSierraNevadasWeddingPhotographer-143 A few links to posts + things that I have found particularly rad as of late…

Why Autumn leaves change color.

Our crockpot seems to come back into action every fall…this Slow Cooker Chicken & Wild Rice Soup is simple & delicious.

What to do when you fail.

Found via Pinterest, the best pre and post workout snacks.

It is so hard to find a camera bag that is both stylish & functional, and I finally found one that I adore.

Looking forward to trying out these all-natural facial cleansing wipes while on vacation.

Loved this post from one of our former bride’s: How to Eat Healthy & Organic Meals on a Budget.

Our favorite strange 90’s TV show, Twin Peaks, is coming back in 2016! Fun Fact: We got engaged at Snoqualmie Falls, Washington, (which is shown in the show’s opening), and to celebrate we had breakfast at Twede’s Cafe (again, where many scenes were filmed.) I know, we’re nerds. ;)

And from me, how I feel when my husband buys last-minute tickets for me to see Lorde at the Greek Theatre.

Happy Friday, friends!


October 3, 2014

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset making pumpkin buckwheat pancakes and celebrating everything that it is October. (Recipe here, except I substitute buttermilk for almond milk.)

loving our new blog design via Blogzilla Studio, and feeling so inspired for a new season of blogging in our business.

wearing pieces from my fall capsule wardrobe. I decided to take the plunge and shrink my closet down after being so inspired by Caroline Joy & her un-fancy blog about capsule wardrobing. It has been the best. thing. ever! 

listening to Lorde’s new single. I’m into Lorde like I’m a pre-teen in middle school.

working like a mad woman. This month is jam-packed with so many fun weddings!

squeezing in time to workout + get outside and walk our dogs every day. It is so good & necessary for my soul.

looking forward to a vacation we’re taking in a few short weeks.

Happy October + happy weekend! :)


November 12, 2013

Fall is our favorite time of year. We love cooler weather, hot drinks, more time with our friends and family, and Christmas everything. :-) We’ve been having a bit of fun lately shooting some film on Nates dad’s old Minolta X-700 35 mm camera. While we love shooting digital for our wedding photography, there’s just something sort of magical about film and we’ve really been enjoying shooting film in our personal work. Below are a few shots from our first developed roll…more personal adventures on film coming soon! :-)
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September 20, 2013

Last week we went on vacation to Oahu–a trip we’ve been looking forward to since March! We’re officially back and feeling so refreshed after having had such a busy summer wedding season. We’re sooo thankful for this time that we got to get away, relax & refocus…and drink a mai tai (or two). ;)

During our trip we took some video clips along with lots of photos (of course) and Nate put together this little “vacation video.” I love it–it brings me right back to the moment:

And some stills from our trip:

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We stumbled upon an elopement during one of our drives. :-) Oahu-35 Oahu-36


Pearl Harbor: Oahu-48 Oahu-52 Oahu-55

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A hike to Manoa Falls:
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We were ill-prepared…oops. ;) Oahu-128 Oahu-129 Oahu-132 Oahu-146

And for lots of iPhone shots feel free to check out the hashtag #driversdooahu on Instagram. :)

Happy Friday from us to you!


July 1, 2013

On the way home from yesterday’s wedding, you rolled the windows down in the car. I blasted the radio per usual (you always say it’s a “Mandy song” if it has some synth action and hails from the 80’s), and I waved my arms in the air and danced like crazy all the way home. It’s my typical post-wedding routine, and I guess I do it because (as you well know), it’s always so hard to peel myself away from photographing the dance floor when it’s time for us to go. You know I can’t help but fall in love with our job a little more every time I see guests having the time of their lives shakin’ their behinds at the reception.

When we got home and started to get ready for bed, I asked you if you could do it all again–if you could choose this life, this career, and me, again–would you? And you said, “Of course I would,” and smiled. Just like that.

I don’t know why you would choose me again if you could–your ever-singing-and-crazy-dancing wife with equally crazy ideas. But I certainly would always choose you.

It was 105 degrees at the wedding yesterday, and per your usual you shlepped our gear bag around all day, in a dress shirt and tie no-less. You met my every request throughout the day, as you always do, and then when I wasn’t looking you brought me a glass of water. And to top it off, you allowed me to blast the radio and dance like a fool all the way home.

I don’t know how else to say it, but thank you for choosing me. You are my favorite, and the most precious gift to me. I love you forever.