The days run away like wild horses over the hills, don’t they? I feel it even more now as I anxiously look for snowflakes outside and the minute hand on the clock ticks towards the dawning of a brand new season in life. As I’ve been preparing for this new season, I’ve been keenly aware of the slow finale of the current one. I’ve been trying to savor it, to soak in all that has been normal in mine and Andy’s life for seven years. Worn in moccasin slippers, breakfast-making in our kitchen, a rascally dog who gets fed way too much bacon, simply just living and loving in this little old house of ours. These are all our perfectly ordinary, lovely things that make my heart happy with familiarity. I’m sure the next season will hold these things too, but I wanted photos to look back on to remember these days in our life that are quickly galloping over the hills. A special thanks to Suzanne Gipson for photographing us being our goofy selves and Sophie being her curious, lazy, bacon-loving self. XO
If you follow us on Facebook, you might have seen a picture of a super cute onesie. Jess and Dustin are the ones responsible for that onesie. They sent it to us shortly after we shot their wedding this past summer and I spilled the beans to Jess. Thanks, guys! They are some of the sweetest people and I’m so happy I got to know these two! Andy and I headed up to Cleveland last summer to shoot their engagement session, and while it may have been the hottest day ever you’d never know looking at their photos!
Time flies at warp speed on this blog—doesn’t it? One day it’s the beginning of July and windows are down, the sun is shining, birds are chirping, and ice cream is all I dream of. Then, the next day it’s December and frost glistens in the morning, twinkle lights are strung, christmas carols are the background music of all our days, and I still dream of ice cream! :) Well, a lot has happened since June! Lots of weddings and engagement sessions have been shot. BHLDN featured one of our photos in a campaign of theirs—so neat! And the baby bump has grown! But one thing is still the same—I have lots of catching up to do on this blog! So, let’s get to it with Lauren and Andrey’s wedding from last summer! This wedding was so much fun—the people, the details, the traditions—it was all an elegant blast!
Here’s to outdoor gatherings, family and friends, parades, fireworks, ice cream, and all that’s American to you! Happy Fourth of July!!
Remember the treehouse? Sarah and Jake are the two who opened our eyes wide to such wonders nestled in the middle woods of Ohio! And they’re getting married right close to the tree house at the Grand Barn! I got their invitation in the mail a couple weeks ago and I opened it with eager anticipation (Sarah’s a designer so I knew the inside was going to hold something extra-special). Custom-designed and wrapped in baker’s twine, it’s beautiful and whimsical—I seriously can’t wait for their wedding! But alas, that’s not why we’re here today. Today, let’s celebrate them and their sweet smiles, their creative, down-to-earth personalities, and their coffee-loving tastes. Sarah and Jake met over coffee while both interning at a tech company in California, so they knew they wanted to shoot their engagement session in a coffee-shop. Just a bit before their session though, I talked them into springing for a little spontaneity and stopping for a quick visit to one of my favorite places in Columbus (and one of theirs, too!), the place that I lovingly call the bird bridge, but which is more formally known as Glen Echo Park. It was the best.
A big thanks to One Line Coffee for letting us shoot pictures while Sarah and Jake sipped away at their coffee.