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My heart on my sleeve makes me a better photographer.

Wearing my heart on my sleeve makes me photograph your wedding better…
I will cry at. every. single. toast. that’s from the heart at your wedding. If you and your dad cry, as you embrace when he sees his baby girl in her wedding dress for the first time… I will bawl like a baby.

I feel a spectrum of emotions on your wedding day; I’ll either have a very genuine smile on my face, a happy tear on my cheek or an intent look as I’m plotting my next photo… I wear my heart on my sleeve and my face can’t hide it.

Definitely explains why I’ve had my heart broken so many times and require a recovery day after rejection (personal or business) as it can be crushing. On the other hand I’m invincible (can’t be taken down) when on cloud 9. Lighter than air 🙂
But feeling so intently, wearing my heart bare on my sleeve (unguarded) makes me more open to my surroundings and makes me a better relationship photographer;
I’m more in tune to what you’re feeling, I’m aware of it and will capture it so that years from now when you’re looking through your wedding album you will feel all the emotions you felt on your wedding day.

I see the world idealized because I view it through my heart. It’s being true to who God made me to be 🙂

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Introducing handcrafted album boxes

I’m so happy to announce that I’ve been working with local woodworkers to get these handcrafted album boxes in the hands of you, my lovely clients 🙂
These heirloom boxes are the perfect compliment to your handcrafted album with their hand rubbed stains and rich grains!

Heirloom album box

Exclusive to me and oh soo nice in your hands/on your coffee table!

Also excited to offer the same workmanship for photo proofs in these custom boxes.
My prints are all handcrafted on 100% cotton museum fine art paper and go perfectly nestled in these custom sized proof boxes.

These heirloom boxes have been 2 months in the making, I couldn’t offer them until they were perfect and am so stoked to finally be there 🙂

Contact me today about getting yours from your photos or about creating some awesome photos for you that will go great housed in them!
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    Easter family portraits

    Easter is often the perfect time to update your family portraits; Everyone’s together, egg hunts, Netflix House Of Cards marathons and all that jazz.

    Family portraits should be more than just ‘look at the camera and smile’; they should showcase your personality, they should make you feel.

    Fun photos

    best nashville portraits

    playful family portraits

    Think back, what are the photos that cause you to recall the best of memories?
    The only photos that matter are the ones that show the significance of your relationships.

    Mom and daughters photo

    So it’s time for Peeps, Cadbury Eggs & finally getting some fantastic family portraits… mmmmmm, Cadbury Eggs
    Contact me today and let’s discuss your photography needs.

    P.S. What’s your favorite part of Easter? Leave it in the comments below.

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    Recent books that changed my life

    I know, it’s a heavy statement; Books that changed my life.
    Here’s the thing though, I REALLY mean it!

    A person who won’t read has no advantage over one who can’t read. ~Mark Twain

    There’s a common thread you’ll see with these 3 books; They’re all focused on serving PEOPLE better. That’s it.
    I grew up the youngest of 8 in a serving household, I’ve had a lifelong of example in this stuff, though it’s at the very core of who I am so I actively search out ways to improve on it and thus improve on myself. It’s rare that a book on this subject sticks with me, and I recently found 3!

    a: A classic, though I just read it 🙂 I’m pretty sure I’ll re-read it for the rest of my life.
    How To Win Friends And Influence People.

    Now if you’re not familiar with this book, I know it sounds like a book on how to manipulate people… But honestly it would be better titled as something like

    ‘How to be a better person, and thus people will like you better. Cause people like genuinely good people’.

    I put this one off too long and wish I hadn’t.

    Best reads Nashville photographer

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    b: Searching out and reading this book all started with a TEDTalk by it’s author, Simon Sinek, titled The Golden Circle.
    I’m referring this time to the book Start With Why.

    In this book Simon studies companies that have been unarguably successful in changing the world through their work; Companies like Apple & Microsoft.
    He explores the idea that the driving force of what made these companies be able to succeed on the level they have is centered around why they do what they do. This book took me through the process to finally discover why it is I love wedding photography so much; Capturing the significance of your closest relationships, because our relationships are what shape us into who we are and are what’s most important.

    Start with why book review

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    c: Lastly one with a long and somewhat confusing title; Secret Service: Hidden Systems That Deliver Unforgettable Customer Service.
    It has little to do with protecting the President and much more to do with how to best serve your customers.
    John dives deep into ways that he and others have discovered to serve their customers at a level that goes far beyond what maybe expected.

    Secret service book

    Click to go to Amazon page

    Life’s too short for bad customer service 🙂

    I have Gary Vaynerchuk’s 3 books next; Crush It, The Thank You Economy & Jab, Jab, Jab Right Hook!
    I’m looking forward to these.

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    Abigail & Ryan // 1-Year

    Happy first year anniversary you two!!
    From your beautiful intimate northern Malibu beach wedding to now…
    It’s crazy that time flies by so quickly 🙂

    Sunny engagement photos

    Your first year has seen many fantastic changes and I wish an even better, more full, second year! Love you guys!

    P.S. Here’s a little gift for your first year! A short slideshow showcasing your wedding day memories 🙂

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