It's that time of year again when the air is starting to feel a bit cooler in the mornings & we pull out all of our "pumpkin" flavored everything! Around this time of the year, photographers start to feel a bit panicky about the next few months because the demand for family photos suddenly spikes. Our inboxes are flooded with emails & our calendars quickly fill up. But what if there was an easier option than filling up every evening with just one family?Read More
A lot of brides are concerned with whether or not they want a first look with their groom, but a first look that is often overlooked on the wedding day is the one with your daddy. There is something incredible about a father-daughter relationship & it should be specially honored on your wedding day, the day he gives her away!Read More
Well, well! It's that time of the year - right after the holidays & around Valentine's Day, boyfriends are popping the question! All of a sudden you are a bride! It is such a beautiful time - but it can also be overwhelming. I (JP) remember this season so well. There is so much to do, a budget to keep in mind, & most importantly - you are planning for a day that you will remember for the rest of your lives. This is NO small endeavor.
When I talk to bride on the phone, I tell each one the same thing. Not only are you making a decision about wedding photography, there are a million other things fighting for your attention. How are you supposed to prioritize them all? Here are a few things I tell each bride to think about:
It's the hardest thing to do & yet one of the greatest joys of being human - REST! Particularly around the holidays we feel the tug of "we need to finish this, yet - we know we should also rest". What does this look like practically? Goodness. We ask others for accountability, we close our office door, & we even put our phones away. Setting our business down like this is terrifying & freeing simultaneously. It means a conscious decision to not work on growing our business. This upcoming season has only emphasized our joy & fear; but we know what we need to do. As we welcome a new family member into our home in the next few weeks, we are planning on intentionally taking time off to be fully present with our child. But don't worry - we will be back!
Here is what January & February will look like for us:Read More
2017 has been one of most humbling journeys so far! The Lord blessed us in ways we couldn't imagine. We set out with large goals, chased them with everything we had, & in the moments that we felt like we couldn't breathe (believe us, there were quite a few) we leaned into the Lord's grace. This year we learned A TON, but here are the 3 big BIG takeaways from our 2017:Read More