As you all know, #storieslovewrites is the hashtag I use for my weddings because it encompasses the incredible legacy that happens through marriages. It’s really amazing that two people can come together and literally build generations out of their love, isn’t it?! Needless to say, my old soul heart (that also studied Marriage & Family Therapy in College!) thrives in the details, the stories, the history & the memories that come forward on each wedding day. So, you can imagine my thrill when this year’s October bride, Madison, shared about a very special portrait she wanted me to make when I was home in KC last week.
It is always a wonderful experience when I have the opportunity to document life for people I love. So walking alongside Annabeth & Chase through friendship, pregnancy and now, Sadie Grace’s arrival, has been the sweetest! This little girl came right on her due date and is already so very loved by her family & friend from Texas, to South Carolina, to Tampa! She and McCartney are almost exactly a year apart and I’ll be honest, holding her today made me wonder if Mac was really ever as small as she is?!
Ryan & Sarah dated from their sophomore year of high school until their sophomore year of college, having little idea that life wouldn’t let them be apart for long. Between PhD programs, jobs, and moves, these two have been best friends for over a decade and now, are FINALLY (ha!) getting married!
Growing up in Kansas City our closest family was a few hours away in St. Louis. But now, Ryan & Sarah call Kansas City home! So while their wedding will be in their home of St. Louis, it was so fun (and kind of surreal!) to run around downtown Kansas City with them for their engagement session.
I am so grateful to be able to come back “home” to Kansas City 3-4 times a year for weddings, portraits, Little Apple visits & time with friends and family. Spring & fall are the seasons I miss most living in Florida so it is especially fun when I get to come back and enjoy them here!
I met Janelle and David two years ago when they graciously modeled for my first styled shoot! They are the sweetest couple ever and working with them felt like we’d been longtime friends. So, when they found out they were expecting their first baby and contacted me, I was thrilled! Adele was the most precious little girl and I could not get over her “Hello” nursery, which was curated before the “other” Adele’s song had been released!
WHAT THE 5 YEARS BATMAN?! I just can’t believe it, yet he’s been here for just about as long as I can remember, and every year I just grow more and more grateful.
Needless to say, this was a special #lfpcelebratinglove year because 5 years feels special! We’ve shared our story over the past few years as we’ve done this giveaway and continue to be blown away by the #storieslovewrites that you share with us in return. It’s just amazing, really, where love takes us and there always is surprise, heartache, determination, and adventure mixed in!
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