• These two! How is it they are already celebrating their #firstanniversary? Their day was a joyous marriage celebration and perhaps the hippest #lubbockwedding I have ever been a part of. If that wasn't enough, I get to call the beautiful @kimberly_erin a friend.

Check out my stories for another amazing image of these two by @katieriveraphoto.
  • This #bridalportrait bouquet is giving me all the happy #fallvibes while still feeling fresh and not (too?) cliche.

I adore autumn. Always have; before it was cool and basic, when everyone I knew thought summer was the best. Really, I enjoy all the seasons in their turn. But what I most enjoy about fall is the way the sun mellows, the air stills, and it feels like creation slows and invites me to do the same.

What is your favorite season? And, if it is autumn, why?
  • A fun little project this non-wedding weekend for @lophotobirth. These fall colors feel especially appropriate on this cool, cloudy Saturday. If you want to see more details check out my stories.

Anyone else play slugbug as kids? We had an elaborate point system... bugs, buses, convertible bugs, bus trucks.

The funny thing is (and a bonus random fact about me) we didn't play until after we sold the VW 🚌 (it was even white and orange) that my family drove during my early elementary years. Having the van wasn't any special fashion or lifestyle statement (and a little embarrassing in the 80s); it was just the car that fit our needs and budget at the time. Kind of a pre-minivan minivan.
  • A little peak at @megan_houghton pretty mauve bouquet from her and @kadenhatley wedding yesterday at @cottoncreekbarn.

What a fun, family centered wedding it was; incorporating meaningful family traditions, close friends, and personal touches.

Soon these two will be headed off to the Mediterranean for their honeymoon. Is anyone else a little jealous? Or what would be your dream honeymoon destination (not the expected, or affordable)?
  • Congratulations to Scott and @looloo2084 who were married yesterday.

One of the things I most love about this job is the honor of being a witness to and participant in couples' stories.

From the anticipatory just starting life loves who get "married in a fever" or have even grown their commitment over a few years, maybe from high school. To the more established loves who've already walked significant life journeys; together or alone.

Scott and Lesley have a story like the latter. Having already traveled hard seasons their joy was just as intense, but more settled, more grounded in gratitude and a more informed commitment. It was a pleasure to flower and help plan their marriage day.
  • I don't know what it is about willow trees... Maybe that we had at least one at each of the three houses I lived in growing up. They were great places to play. Their own little rooms and worlds for make believe. Maybe it is that Little Mermaid was the first Disney movie I remember seeing as a new release and the willow filled lagoon seemed so enchanting.

Some how, for me, they have become the most romantic of trees and one of my favorites. They speak to me of romanticism, of solitude and peace, good books, picnics, and long conversations. (Oops, is my introvert showing?) So, of course I swooned a little the first time I toured @thewillowseventcenter and saw their pond encircled by willows. Which proved to be the sweetest back drop for this portrait by @emilykoontzphoto.

Now, if I could just get my husband to agree to plant one in our yard... Do you have a favorite tree?
  • Guys! I have so many pictures I need to share. But, several back to back events without much time for culling and captioning. (No complaint, it's a good problem to have!) One of those events is The Willows Event Center open house on Saturday. So I'm going to try to share a few pictures from the style shoot I did there earlier this summer. If you are looking for a unique garden/urban Lubbock venue put the open house on your calendar.

Venue:  @thewillowseventcenter
Photographer:  @emilykoontzphoto
Chair rental:  @spoilmerotten_party_rentals