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Congratulations to all you newly engaged couples! Such an exciting time in all of your lives (despite the trying times)!!! Be sure to celebrate the happy moments ❤️ ⁠⠀ I just wanted to pop on here to let you know I have a handful of dates left for late fall and winter of 2020 AND I am also booking 2021. So if you just got engaged or know someone who is, reach out! I'd love to connect with you 😀

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Anyone else getting a little stir crazy? I’m keeping busy with work, getting creative with subjects and doing some self reflection. Tomorrow is supposed to be beautiful here so you better believe the Benjamin’s will be taking advantage of that. I hope everyone is well and safe! ❤️

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Happy Friday friends!!! We made it through another week! Isn’t this cake by @bellaedolcecakes just so classy and elegant?! & speaking of cake, I’m excited to bake something yummy this weekend! What are you looking forward to this weekend at home? #jenniferborisphotography

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Happy Friday (it is Friday right?) from quarantine! Here’s another adorable pup with her humans - @kenzieleighphoto! We took this photo last fall during my mini session event.

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All of you said you wanted me to keep posting pretty photos to separate your timelines for COVID craziness, so that’s exactly what I’ll stay doing!💛 Once mandates are lifted, the next couple of months are filled with engagement sessions at this MAGICAL location🤩 I had an #elletaylorbride describe this location as “looking like it’s straight out of a magazine” & I really couldn’t agree more with that description😍😍

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I am loving all this sunshine and warm weather, but not the bugs it brings around with it. Does anyone have any good remedies to keep wasps away or to get rid of them?! 😭🐝

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3 things I’m grateful for today: my Nespresso machine ☕️, @homeslicechi delivering booze to support their staff so I could ice @arthipuri 😈, and SUNSHINE ☀️ Happy Friday from me to you!

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Hey, All you cool cats and kittens! (sorry I had to 😂) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Happy Friday and hope you had a productive week. Now close your laptop, grab some wine (or your beverage of choice), and go spend your weekend doing something that makes you happy!!💕 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ How are you planning on spending your time weekend?

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“laughter is the sunbeam of the soul” -Thomas Mann On this bright and sunny Friday, wishing you all plenty of love and laughter this weekend and in the days and weeks to come 💙☀️

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💥I am lowering my deposits💥 Future couples, planning right now is hard!! But we’re all in this together and I want to make it a little easier on you, so I am lowering my deposits. The second half of 2020 and the first half of 2021 are filling F A S T so let’s get you booked 👏🏻❤️ •• •• •• Second shot for @audreysimperphoto

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Loved the backdrop of this stunning location with the colors that Farah & Tapan were wearing! 🙌🏽😁 _______________________________ Dates available for 2020 & 2021 For bookings call: 630-400-8356 www.darkroastphotography.com [email protected]

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How to Navigate Your Wedding During COVID-19 (link in bio) 🖤 - To my couples and to ALL couples, This season brings all kinds of uncertainty and the novel Coronavirus is affecting all of us in a very real way. While I know it can be so hard and scary and there are many unknowns, I want to equip you with some helpful tips as you navigate postponing your wedding day. If your wedding plans need to change, if you're big wedding plans need to become a small wedding, it WILL be beautiful. I promise, no matter what you decide, it will be special. Even if it doesn't look exactly like you imagined, you will be marrying your best friend. 🖤

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Today I miss work! I had a call with a 2021 wedding couple last night and as I was talking about what I do and how I do it, I was feeling so grateful. My job, professionally, is to create an environment where you sink into each other so deeply you forget about yourself, and the whole curtain of reality we set up to survive our daily lives lifts, leaving two souls. Just two souls. And I get to be a part of it and create art from it. #bestjobever

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Today’s blog post features the amazing and wickedly talented @nikkikatephoto! She shared her top five tips for preparing for your engagement photo session. 📸💍Follow the link in my bio to check it out! {{ And, if you still need a wedding photographer, check out Nikki’s page to see more of her beautiful work!! 💕 }} . . . 📷: @nikkikatephoto . . . . . . . . . . #engagementphototips #engagementphotoideas #engagementphotos #engagementphotography #wisconsinengagement #milwaukeeengagement #milwaukeeengagementphotographer #chicagoengagement #chicagoengagementphotographer #milwaukeeweddingphotographer #chicagoweddingphotographer #wisconsinweddingplanner #milwaukeeweddingplanner #lakecountryweddingplanner #madisonweddingplanner #chicagoweddingplanner

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This gem popped up in my Facebook memories from today 2 years ago today. This was my first couple I ever photographed, I had no idea what the hell I was doing when I look back on it, and had no idea that 2 years later I’d be running my business full time. It’s been a fun, interesting ride that teaches me something daily. I still love this photo though, string lights make everything better!!! Today I’m working outside, and I think I’m mentally checked out for the weekend with how beautiful it is out here! Have a wonderful and happy weekend friends. 💜

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And just like that, another week of quarantine kicks the dust! Thank you, thank you, thank you to my amazing clients for your kindness, understanding and patience during such a crazy time. I’m so lucky to have all of you! And you best believe I’m sitting here everyday dreaming about all the pretty photos I’ll be taking as soon as The ‘Rona (that’s what I’m calling it now, trademark pending) is over. And it can’t come a moment too soon because I literally just made a blog post filled with 62 engagement session ideas! 😂Hoping you all get a chance to enjoy the beautiful weather this weekend! My bike and I will be making a grand adventure to pick up beer from my favorite local brewery. 🚲 What’s on your agenda?

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tgif!!!!! today seems like a goooood sunshiney day to share macie + tyler’s day in the freaking REDWOODS!!!!! it was simple. it was perfect. it was magical. hope YOUR day today feels the exact same way!!!🌞 (also leather invitation suite of my dreams?? also alsooo peep pic 10 bc this venue has little cabins in the woods for wedding guests + the happy couple!!!!!)

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Asi pegaditos es como quiero estar toditito el dia!

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“I’m not giving up today. There’s nothing getting in my way. And if you knock knock me over I will get back up again. If something goes a little wrong. Then go ahead and bring it on. Cause if you knock knock me over, I will get back up again. “ - Anna Kendrick Trolls This is the song playing in my head right now... and honestly. It’s a good one with everything the world is dealing with. We might all feel a little beat down and defeated, but we will get through this together ❤️ Captured while second shooting for @ashley_rufino_weddings

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This is my friend @bailey.renee.the.chocolate.lab who belongs to my friend @jennadempsey. We miss them, and Blue misses playing with Bailey.

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Photo still has Clifton in it so this still counts for my #dogsonly week. 😂 Super grateful for this woman who has basically been my coworker from afar during these past weeks! Even when #workingfromhome having friends who truly get you means everything! Love ya @brittanybekas!

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This is my friend Clifton, who belongs to my friend @brittanybekas whose wedding I photographed last year! Clifton is probably enjoying quarantine bc he is a dog and dogs are the only real winners right now.

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If it was possible for dogs to smile like humans, I would have to say that this is Frankie's smile ❤️ He is such a sweet dog, and all of my favorite photos from this engagement session have Frankie front and center.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When we walked across the street to take photos by the lake, Frankie kept a watchful eye not only on all of our stuff, but also on Nikki and Alex 😊

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Happy Friday! This cute pup belongs to the awesome small business owners of @coolbeanzri in the Quad Cities! Go show their page some love during this crazy time - small businesses need you! 💕 #shoplocal #shopsmall #supportsmallbusiness

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If you think I'm cheesy now, you should've seen me in college. Let’s just say sitting in coffee shops listening to "Falling in Love at a Coffee Shop" by Landon Pigg was v. regular...LOL. But really - these two actually fell in love in a coffee shop and it is my dang favorite thing!

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Currently bawling my eyes out watching Total Bella’s during the Josie scenes. Omg 😭😭😭 anyone who has lost a pet will feel this episode #chicagoengagement #chicagoproposal #chicagoengagementphotographer #newlyengaged #engagedlife #weddingplanningbegins #chicagobride #chicagobrides #wedding2021 #lakeshoreinlove

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BRIDES who are getting married in 2020:⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ my calendar year has been shifting a LOT lately. and some dates that i didn’t originally have available, i now have available.⁣🙌🏽 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ i still have some 2020 dates left!! and if you don’t have a photographer for your day, or no longer have one, i’ve got you!⁣💛 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ i know this is a really difficult time trying to plan a wedding, find a photographer, or keep your photographer that you originally had.⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ i’m HERE for you! i feel what you’re going through, and just want you to know that we will make your dream day happen whatever that looks like💛⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ click the link in my bio to reach out for my availability!! and double tap to dream weddings STILL happening this year🥳⁣ xoxo

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Details fit for a queen

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Ever seen engagement and wedding images of others and think...man I wish we looked that good in photos! Tonight on the blog we're talking all about what to do if you just don't think you're photogenic! #linkinbio #theblogandthebride

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Okay girls- it's time to earn some best brownie points! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ (Or if you've been craving cheesecake like me, we can call them cheesecake points instead). 😂 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We are giving away TEN of our custom wedding planning magazines, and entering is seriously so easy y'all! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So if you or your bestie is getting married, hop over to yesterday's post to enter the giveaway! Have you entered yet? If not, what are you waiting for?! 🤗

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I miss you Chicago. Hope to see you soon.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Captured while second shooting for @amyphotochicago

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*forces Riley to take photos of me so I have something new to edit* ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ (He crushed it though right!?)

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It’s all been said... but I like the saying “When the world is running down, you make the best of what's still around." Because, what else can you do? We’ll get through this Chicago & all! 🙏🏼

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Vikki + John just celebrated their 5th Anniversary and but had to reschedule their mid-May wedding. 😭 but all is well because they’re the chillest + super fun. I just keep thinking about how rowdy weddings are going to be this year after we’ve been quarantined for so long. I 👏🏼 can’t 👏🏼 wait! • • • Shot for @cageandaquarium #chicagoweddingphotographer #chicagoweddings #chicagoweddingphotography #chicagoengagementphotographer #belovedstories #chicagobrides #ohioweddingphotographer #illinoisweddingphotographer #midwestweddings #dirtybootsandmessyhair #loveandwildhearts #weddinggoals #lookslikefilm #radlovestories #engagedlife #wanderingweddings #adventurousbride #intimateweddingphotographer #howheasked #destinationweddingphotographer #thehappynow #equallywed #weddingday #theknot #lakeshoreinlove #chitheewed #photobugcommunity #momentsovermountains

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The fresh air today feels amazing!!! Thankful for a nice backyard right now 🙌🏻 #chicagoengagement #chicagoproposal #chicagoengagementphotographer #newlyengaged #engagedlife #weddingplanningbegins #chicagobride #chicagobrides #wedding2021 #lakeshoreinlove

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Taking a break from my insane workload (lol) to bring you these two cuties.

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Thought it was an April Fool’s joke when the sun came out yesterday but it’s here again today so I’m a happy gal!!

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Couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day when we shot this with Farah & Tapan! 😁🙌🏽🥰 _______________________________ Dates available for 2020 & 2021 For bookings call: 630-400-8356 www.darkroastphotography.com [email protected]

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Another day another dog photo. In case you just got here I’m only posting dog photos I’ve taken this week as my coping method with life, because dogs are awesome, and also because I don’t have any tiger photos to share or I would.

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The sun is shining today and it’s giving me LIFE. ☀️ Minus the spring allergies, I actually LOVE this time of year. It feels like things are beginning again when the grass becomes greener and flowers start popping up. Hoping the sun is shining where you are today and you can spend some time outside! 💕

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Wishing this sweet couple a very happy (4th!) anniversary today ❤️

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I love my alone time but I’m hitting that point today where I just freakin miss humans. And going out to be creative with humans. What kinds of creative things are you all doing during this time??

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Sorry I have been a bit MIA on here. We just moved into our new house and have been super busy unpacking! I can’t wait to share a little house tour on my stories when we’re finally unpacked 🥰

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I don’t think my generation will ever take advantage of meeting up with friends, hugging loved ones, or going to bars/weddings/on vacation ever and ever again. And that’s pretty amazing 🖤 #grateful #quarantinepositives #pandemicpositives

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As another month of staying at home looms ahead I’m thinking about all my couples and sending lots of love your way ❤️

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It is moments like this that I love to capture on a wedding day.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #brittanybekasweddings // venue : @adlerplanet // wedding coordinator : @livenitup, kim // catering : @fftchicago // floral : @aperfectpetal // band : @rendezvousbands, greenlight // hair : becca hoy // makeup : @cyndecosmetics // bride’s dress : @simplyluxebridal // grooms suit : @menswearhouse // bridesmaid dresses : @bellabridesmaids // invitations, escort cards + programs : @smittenboutiquechicago // decor : @mdmentertainment_ // officiant : family friend, joe // cake : @nothingbundtcakes // videography : @idovideobyleo, anthony // uplighting : @mdmentertainment_

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The sun is out.🗣🗣🗣 Brought me back to this gorgeous day shooting with @elizabethwestphotography 💗

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ok ok ok following up on yesterday with pt. 2 (never got around to this yesterday bc quarantine brain!!!) of this chilly yet sunshiney yosemite morning bc have you ever seen a more beautiful bride like WUTTT?!!!! ALSOO did you get the memo?!!! today is a GREAT day to smile + keep your face to the sunshine🌞🌻✨😃🌼💫☀️💛

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It feels like the month of March lasted an entire year, but it’s finally April and I’m feeling all the springy vibes 🌸 Even though we’re spending this next month social distancing, I’m looking forward to some spring weather to make it a little more enjoyable 🤍

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The sun is out today in Chicago and it's been a while since we last saw it! Although in quarantine, feels good to see it and feel it from our balcony! To more sunny days, lots of Spring flowers, and health! #spring #springengagementsession #springsession #engagementphotos #engagementphotography #chicagoengagement #chicagoengagementphotographer #weddingphotography #weddingphotographer #chicagoweddingphotographer #chicagoweddingphotography #ido #shesaidyes #photography #photooftheday #shootandshare

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Thank you to Farah & Tapan for letting me go off on this video! LOVED how it turned out! 😍😁🙌🏽

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All of these beautiful little heartfelt details and heirlooms on film. @photovisionprints

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Hey everyone! First off thank you to everyone who follows, likes and engages with me on this account, it means the world to me. I've decided to change up the look and feel for my logo! Give it a look and please let me know if you like the change! 😁🥰🙌🏽 - Kam

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Just a few pretty images to brighten your day ✨ We’re finally seeing the sun and it’s made ALL the difference! Cheers to that!

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i sat in a coffee shop and overheard a conversation right next to me.⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ it was two females talking, and they were talking about their weight, putting themselves down. one was saying that she doesn’t look good in anything she wears anymore. the other was saying that she just wants to lose 20 more pounds.⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ i had heard them in between choosing a new playlist. i turned my music back on and about 45 minutes later there was a lull and i overheard their conversation again.⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ once again, they were talking about their weight, their bodies, their looks.⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ and yet again, an hour later, same conversation.⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ my heart absolutely broke for those two ladies.👇🏽⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ sweet sister, how you look and what you weigh are NOT your identity.⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ why do you spend so much time talking about it? thinking about it? obsessing over it?⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ what if i told you that your worth is in who God made you to be?⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ the way you love on others, the way you make others feel, the calling that you were given to bring to this WORLD, the knowledge you hold, the talents you are made of, the traits you have, the beauty that everything you are is made of?⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ would you still allow a conversation about your weight to take over your entire time with your friend?⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ your success and your achievements and your knowledge and your wisdom and your love and your wittiness and your thoughtfulness don’t come from a number.⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ you’re free to be anyone you want to be! zero numbers involved😘⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ tag a bestie (or three) in the comments below and tell them something you love about them👇🏽💛💛💛 xoxo

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@conradweres was able to be part of this adorable proposal a couple weeks ago, and we are SO happy to share these photos with you!! James had an elaborate plan to surprise Jess, he enlisted the help of family and pulled off the sweetest #howheasked moment 😍 We loved her blindfold that said “I’m about to say yes” and the snowy weather only added to the romance 💙 We are so thankful for our jobs and for the opportunity to be a part of such momentous and sweet moments in your lives 💙💍

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This quarantine has me going through all of the galleries and making me so grateful for what I get to do!! Connect with couples, capture little and big moments for them. I HAVE THE BEST JOB 😭 and I miss it already. Missin Chicago too!! I have a handful of Chicago couples that have found me and booked me for their weddings, I feel so dang lucky and can’t wait to capture their special days! 2020 is going to turn around for us, it’s going to get better. ❤️🤞🏼 Hope you have a happy & healthy Wednesday! ☺️

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Patiently counting down the days until we can all hold + squeeze each other again!!! 🤍

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Editing this pretty shoot today & realizing that it’s the simplest details that always seem to catch my eye. Going to be sharing sooo much more from this incredible day soon! 🥰 Venue: @ellsworth.block Planning: @elevate.events Photography: @janellerosephotography Rentals: @eventessentialsmadison Linens: @bbjlinen Wedding dress: @strikebridalbar Veil: @brandisbridal Invitation suite, menus, table numbers, reception sign & favors: @sugarpeardesign Rings:@sohadiamondco Floral: @daffodilparker Model: @therockagency Hair & makeup: @archapothecary

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It’s Friday, the day we’ve all been waiting for! My husband and I have a date with a board game tonight & I’m ready to crush him. I’m low key competitive but I’m extremely un-athletic so I mostly have gotten used to losing.....But I have a feeling tonight I’m going to beat him 🤞

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Back from Arizona & editing this pretty wedding & feeling so lucky that I get to work with couples who will hike in the pouring rain, change into their dress/suit behind a bush & stand near the edge for this image!

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