And when I think of the beginning of this journey, I can’t forget how impactful this initial workshop really was... for my day-to-day business and my approach to everything I touched along the way. #CTPworkshops
One of the most exciting moments of the day is always when the couple makes their grand exit following the ceremony. You can feel the energy in the room and the happiness is evident on every guest’s face. ❤️ @ariabanquets
🤯 Sometimes it blows my mind to look back on moments from Year One. It’s obvious to me that I’ve grown sooo much, but I also forget how creative and fresh my perspective was back then... I love this photo for many reasons. ❤️ Just a couple-in-love + a 3rd wheel up in their business, trying her darnedest to get the money shot. 😇
You guys... your votes on my insta story poll really surprised me 😱 So I want to hear from all of you that spent or plan to spend $500-1,000 on their wedding photography. For the married voters, do you regret it? Do you wish you had invested more in your photographer? 🤔 For those who PLAN to spend that much, tell me why. Budget issues? Don’t care much about photos? Not sure what a good rate is? Whatever it is please tell me! I want to hear from you! Your thoughts and opinions are so important to me 🖤 Did I mention this is a judgement free zone? Let me hear it! 👂🏼🎤 #helpasistaout
I really wish that the rain would go away here in Arkansas, but I did get a chance to spend some time with Kenya and Paul on Monday while it wasn’t raining! And, their engagement session is on the blog! Link in profile!
Taking it back to 2012 and some of the last times I shot @kodakprofessional #tmax3200 in honor of today's announcement. ⠀
That grain is ridiculous and awesome. Pumped this stuff is making a comeback.⠀
I never check my credit score. That was me a few months ago and I’m so embarrassed to admit it. I didn’t see it as a big deal. I knew we had debt, but if money was in the account to pay the minimums each month, I had convinced myself we were doing ok. We finally sat down with a financial planner (if you haven’t you totally should!), listed all our bills/debt, and saw the real number. It was a scary moment, but eye opening. I had this new ambition and the adrenaline kicked in. I’m on a mission! No more just surviving, I am ready to live! I was able to pay off a credit card and start setting up an emergency fund, which might be small but we’re celebrating the little wins. As for my credit score, @_rachelbench and I have made it a game where we check in with each other every week and announce our point gains and every point matters. If this is you, find your accountability partner and don’t be embarrassed! Someday I want to be a home owner and this is the steps I need to get there. 2018 is most definitely my year of change, it’s not easy, but I’m loving it! ❤️ #lauraandrachel#financialfreedom#goals
So this isn't the exact quote but it's close (I believe it's actually never give in, never give in, never give in but that's a lot to fit on a small letterboard with wonky letters 😆) I almost didn't post this because my letterboard didn't look like everyone else's but I don't care. Read on to see why. -
This is for you. Yea, you. The one behind the screen (whether it be phone or computer). Hustlin' day and night to build your business. Wondering if you're doing it right. Wondering why you only have 8 weddings booked and so-and-so across town has 30. NEVER GIVE UP. You got this. OWN YOUR IMPERFECTION. Like my little letterboard here 😄 -
Bottom line, we are not perfect. Chances are we are doing something wrong. But we can't learn and we can't grow if we don't try things to see what works. It can be hard to appreciate when things go right if we never know what it feels like when things go wrong. -
This May marks 10 years in business for us. TEN YEARS! And you know what, we still don't have it down 100%. We make mistakes. We move on. We've realized what works for one person doesn't always work for us. We have to find what works for us. AND SO DO YOU! Find what makes you unique and show it to others. Be yourself. And NEVER GIVE UP.
The most magical (and coldest!) shoot to date that I've been a part of!
Models: @mondaymorningturningback @eliritchie
Dress designer: @rish_bridal
Crystal headpiece: @emmakatzkabridal
✨Backyard weddings are everything😍✨ The mother of the bride made these navy blue and gold tassels and hung them from an arch they already had behind their house. Just love the special touches to this day that made it unique! ✨
"Two souls are sometimes created together and—and in love before they're born" —F Scott Fitzgerald || @offwhiteweddingshow is right around the corner! Buy your tickets before it's too late! 📸 by @cindyleephotography
i normally don’t post such romantic looking photos - i guess i’m more of a mix, but this photo is making me think of spring and that’s kinda nice right now! 🌷also, in case you missed it, the tropical leaves print is now listed and you can shop via the link in my bio! 🌿 happy weekend! #thinkspring
Dreaming of this beautiful day and all the amazing people that made it happen🖤 I haven’t blogged in forever but this shoot will be hitting the blog soon because it deserves it. . .
Gowns: @lovelybride @lovelybridemiam
Where are my friends that aren’t actually a fan of cake?! I’m ALL about that sweet tooth, but truth be told, I’ve never really been a cake person. Cookie cakes and pastries, heck yes! Cake, eh. Not so much!
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Happy National Margarita Day!
We thought we would do a little Cocktails with the Kendrick’s for you.
Keeping it simple for you! Simple, Yet mighty Delicious!!! Are you having a margarita today?!?! Recipe:
1.5 ounces of tequila
1 oz of triple sec
3/4 oz fresh lime juice (makes all the difference)
1/4 oz of agave
Shake with ice and garnish with dehydrated lime. I added a little habanero sugar on the rim of mine.