A Floral Inspired Bridal Session | Styled

A Floral Inspired Bridal Session | Styled

“Sometimes people are beautiful.
Not in looks.
Not in what they say.
Just in what they are.” 
―Markus Zusah

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A Styled Shoot I participated in at United 2014. Thanks to everyone who made this possible!

Creative Direction, Florals, & Styling – Ace & Whim
Headpieces- Love Sparkle Pretty
Furniture Rentals- www.etablirshop.com

Hair Stylists
Jenya Fowler http://www.jenyamakeupartist.com
Ronda Albanez https://www.facebook.com/ronda.albanez
Jessica Monterrosa Unveiled Makeup & Hair
Lindsey Donofrio with Unveiled http://withlovelindsey.com

Make-up Artists
Jenya Fowler http://www.jenyamakeupartist.com
Patricia Guerrera http://trubeautysb.blogspot.com
Marla Nyamdorj
Jenny Hopwood Unveiled Makeup & Hair

Statements That Define Me – III

Statements That Define Me – III

I believe that each marriage is deep, beautiful, and unique… yet simultaneously universal and timeless.

Help Delight Become a Non-Profit + Mentorship Opportunity with Me!

Help Delight Become a Non-Profit + Mentorship Opportunity with Me!

Real.
Raw.
Relevant.

Delight is a community of young ladies ages 14-20 who are passionate about the creative arts. It’s a way to inspire these ladies to grow in their faith, walk in like-minded community, and use their talents for the glory of God. But as I’ve become more and more involved over the past several years, I’ve realized that it’s so much more.

It’s a family. A place where girls all over the world can come together and find that, despite their differences, they have the most important thing in common. A place where you can feel safe sharing your deepest hurts, victories, and struggles. A place where others will come along side you and just listen.

It’s a place where friendships begin. Lifelong, beautiful and deep friendships. It’s a place of encouragement, love, and deep conversations. But, it’s also a place of joy, silliness, and lots of chats about boys, makeup, and fashion. :) Over the past few years, I’ve seen Delight truly develop into a real, raw, and relevant place for teen girls, and it’s one of the greatest joys of this season of my life to be a part of it.

All of this to say, this month Delight is raising money to officially file for it’s non-profit status! This is a very important step for several reasons, but mostly it means that Delight is growing and will be able to host future events like workshops, retreats, and small groups with legal protection and confidence. It also will streamline the process for those wishing to donate and allow girls to receive scholarships to Delight events. Basically, non-profit status is a BIG deal, and we’ve already seen God’s provision in incredible ways through it! The campaign has only been open for TWO weeks, and over $7,500 has already been raised!! At this point, the project is over 76% funded and I’m more than confident it will be completely funded by the end of the year!!

If you’d like to help, feel free to go here and donate! Even if you can just give a few dollars – every single dollar matters and will help reach our goal!
ALSO! If you’re a photographer (or aspiring photographer!) and interested in doing a one hour mentoring session with me, you can do so through donating just $350 to Delight! This is an incredible opportunity to both help an amazing cause and grow your business, and it’s not going to happen again!! If you have any questions, please let me know, otherwise, go here to donate!

To learn more about Delight, you can visit the website.
Follow on Instagram: @delightandbe
Check out the blog
and finally, watch the video about the retreat to hear directly from some of the girls!

Happy Friday!

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top image photo credit – Catherine Marsh

Downtown Little Rock Engagement Photos | Dawn & JD

Downtown Little Rock Engagement Photos | Dawn & JD

The bell rang as the students took their seats. Throughout the class, there were noises of students shuffling through their backpacks for lined notebook paper, pencils, and calculators. Algebra 2 is a hardly a favorite subject for most high school students… but for Dawn and JD, it was the most important class of their sophomore year. It was in that very class, between equations and exponents, that they casually met and their friendship began. And while they really didn’t begin to get to know each other until several months later, they both credit Algebra 2 as the beginning of their long and beautiful story. A story that officially began their junior year and continued for the next five years as they finished high school, went their separate ways for college, and began working toward their individual careers.

In many ways, they became adults together. They stuck together through jobs, graduations, deaths, births, marriages, movies, trends, and various social media site, and next year they’ll commit to each other through whatever else may come their way.

Last week, I met Dawn and JD for their downtown Little Rock engagement photos. I had a wonderful time wandering around with them, trying not to get too cold but grateful it was warmer than it had been, and getting to know them both better. Dawn and JD, I couldn’t be more excited to document this season of life for you, and I hope you enjoy the photographs of the memories we made together!

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A Barn at Blue Sky Ranch Wedding | Ricky & Kali

A Barn at Blue Sky Ranch Wedding | Ricky & Kali

It was a beautiful day. The sun was shining and the temperature hovered right under 70 degrees. The puddles from the rain they’d received over the past few days were withering away, and the forecast optimistically promised clear skies. And as Kali stood inside the Barn at Blue Sky Ranch, looking outside, she didn’t just see a beautiful day. She saw the best day ever… and a miraculous answer to many, many prayers.

Smiling, she turned her attention from the weather to the people surrounding her. One by one, she walked around handing out gifts to family and friends, selflessly showing them how much she loved and appreciated them on her special day. Then, heading back to the bridal quarters, she continued preparing for the day she had dreamt about for many months.

Before she knew what had happened, it was 3:30 and time for Kali to be married. Alone in the bridal suite, she took a deep, is-this-really-happening-right-now breath, then headed up the stairs she would soon descend to meet her father… and then her groom. The moment Kali appeared, there were many audible gasps and whispers regarding how beautiful she looked… and Ricky’s face as she walked toward him was completely wonderful and priceless. It was a lovely moment, a sweet ceremony, and a heartfelt beginning to a beautiful marriage.

Ricky and Kali, I can’t even begin to describe how much I’ve grown to love you two over the past several months. Your love for each other is inspiring, and your welcoming, authentic personalities are a joy to be around. Thank you for trusting Lucas and I to document your very own best day ever, and we truly hope that these photographs cause your heart to swell with joy at the precious memories they contain.

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