The details at this #gameofthrones wedding are to die for! Swipe to see some of the awesome touches coordinated by the bride and @atouchofsaigeevents
Have you ever thought of having a themed wedding? From my perspective it's super fun to have so many cool details to play with!! Let's have a little fun and dream! Say money is no object and you could let your imagination run wild, what themed party would you throw?
Leaking some images from this sweet #gotwedding
Ahhhhhhhh im hanging in flower heaven!! If you have never had the joy of receiving flowers from Misty come down today and grab some gorgeousness!! Thanks for letting me man the booth and smell the fragrant awesomeness!
In case your wondering about Rising tide, come have a looksee. It's a free community for entrepreneurs! I lead your local chapter 👉 @akrisingtide We meet up monthly to learn together and grow our businesses with a focus on community over competition! We are one of over 450 chapters worldwide ❤
Mr. BLUE turned one this week so we spoiled him a little. He is such a fun happy dog and makes life that much sweeter!
He loved the ice cream and pupcake, but not a fan of the dog beer 🤷♀️ shared the recipe in my story!
Thanks for all the love and kind messages about this fun dude all year! As you know he loves the crap outta you too!! 🐕💋❤
Marriage looks good on you two! This was a shoot styled by @kayla_simpson_photography and we played on the riverbed with @thehitchedhiker and her sweet husband.
I absolutely looooove mentoring one on one and this is part of the package. We work together on a few shoots for whatever you need. Maybe you want to build a different portfolio? Style a session to attract a different clientele? Work with lighting? You name what you want and we go after it!
I took some BTS of Kayla working on this day and assisted directing these two souls as Kayla played with some new #sony gear. We're both drooling over what Sony is crankin out!! Are you a photographer? What gear are you dying to get?!
Some people are sweeter than candy! You two spent every moment of your day with a smile (or tear) on your face. I'm over the moon about you two, your connection and this #got wedding!!!
Does anyone freak out a little when the last tier of fireweed blooms, knowing it pretty much means the end of summer?
Well good thing it's still rockin beautiful people! Let's get out and play in the magical purple flowers! I have a few spots left before fireweed season ends. Call, email, send me a dm or whatever you prefer and let's do this!
I have been working hard to build in times of rest, especially in the busiest seasons. I initially felt bad booking this trip, turning down work opportunities and spending money. However the sage advice I once received ”You can't pour from an empty cup" kept ringing in my ears.
I keep saying to myself "Now this feels so much better!" To live with more balance and time to take care of myself. I'm so very greatful for the many teachers I have had and I don't want to discount or dishonor anyone. I will say though, that the "life of perpetual self-sacrificing hustle" many had whispered in my ear, doesn't serve up my highest good.
I am very greatful for this season of growth, digging in and shaking limiting beliefs. Taking time, creating space and getting clear equals freedom.
If you get the chance, I highly recommend glamping at this stunning location. Enjoy searching the tidepools, kyaking, eagle watching, and sunsets on the water!
We can never have enough ideas to explore, tell me what are your favorite ways to rest and recharge?
#rest #vacationvibes #adventurealways #staywild #glamping #gocamping #sharealaska #seldovia #homer #selfcare #travelmore #makememories #epicadventures #alaskavacation #beautifuldestinations #tidepools #seatreasure #beachcombing
Sneak peak of a new video! Sharing a little about glacier weddings on the blog today!
There is something so humbling about a glacier visit and it never gets old! I have been fortunate enough to grow up in Alaska and spend a great deal of time on the ice. I am so excited to share this piece of Alaska with locals and visitors. I would love to connect with more couples and families that want to explore the ice with me.
Double tap if you are memorized by nature!! If you know someone traveling to Alaska to elope or anyone looking for glacier portraits I would be honored if you could share this post with them. Check out the link in my profile for the latest blog feature!
When I grow up I want to be as BA as this woman. She showed up to her maternity session with a baby on her back ready to hike 1.5 miles to a magical flower field. The bugs were so bad we ditched that plan and found this feild back in town. This #bossbabe is the owner of @laboumevents and she knows how to rock a party!
Summer weddings underway!! One of my favorite quaint venues is reminding me of the secret garden lately. This venue has limited availability each year so hop on it you 2020 brides. .
#anchoragewedding #alaskavenue #destinationwedding #secretgarden #snowfiregardens #elopementweddingphotographer #lovers
I fly a lot, but I still can't wrap my mind around how we get these metal tubes into the air! So travel days always become "Operation Distract Amber!" I spend flights sketching for paintings and watching movies. It makes the time fly, pun intended! 😋
I plotted 10 different designs for some projects ahead! Feeling productive thanks to a clear exit row 🥳 #17a (back exit row) tip: it's more spacious then premium seating, and it reclines! #iflyalaska
I chose Bohemian Rhapsody, I love this movie and it really connects with my favorite take away from this conference I just attended @alisonsbrandschool 👉You can be a critic or a creator and they cannot exsist simultaneously. This biopic shares how #freddiemercury was focused on creating and ignoring the critics. We're all just trying to connect to our purpose and thrive. 🙌 One of my favorite things about @thealisonshow is her ability to focus on creation. When people come to her for advise and share struggles she hones in on a persons passion and bypasses anything she could likely criticize about character or execution. I couldn't agree more, when a person is connected to what they are called to do, all the crap falls away. I have heard this principle in many different ways but something about this lens invites me to think more about creation. I want to build up as much as possible. There are enough critics out there. Lets be creators! ❤
Anyone else obsessed with @bohemianrhapsodymovie because #hermajesty #queen ?
Finished planning out travel for weddings, conferences and squeezing in as many Alaskan summer adventures as possible. It's hard for me to slow down and play because work is play for this artist. ......Well mostly! I may or may not have filed a tax extension this year! 📠
Something that has been on my mind lately is the quality of rest we choose to wrap ourselves in. Someone asked me what I do to stay rejuvenated and de-stress. The truth is, some seasons I'm better at self-care than others. I'm very grateful for the @risingtidesociety community choosing Self Care for our May topic. This is usually the time of year where we start to wind up too fast for the summer rush which is why this topic was so timely! We had an incredible #tuesdaystogether meetup with our local @akrisingtide chapter. 🙌
One of my favorite takeaways was this face mask from @meadowlark.apothecary for my skin, it is a dream. They have so many options for many skin types, they are local, all natural and just amazing people! 🔋🔌 So back to my "routine" I could give recommendations all day long but I don't think rest is a one-size-fits-all thing. I think staying curious, playing and trying as many things as you can is the way to go. What is best for me might be maddening for another. I am a sucker for deep tissue massages and beach vacations though! What are some of your favorite ways to unwind, recharge and create space?
Thanks to whomever nominated me! Not sure how long this has been going but you can vote 1x a day and I would be honored if you could take a moment!
Link in profile!
Yesterday I got to celebrate this dear friends birthday. She is the owner of @atouchofsaigeevents I have watched her pour love, effort, and energy into everyone around her for years. So chatting with her mom we decided it was time to throw her a good suprise party.
The first image was taken when we went to Greece and had an adventure of a lifetime. We rented this dress and frolicked through #oiasantorini
I had a blast playing party planner and making all these goodies! Saige loves big and so we put together a fitting celebration for this gem of a human!
Thank you to everyone who helped make this happen! Y'all are incredible!
Have you ever had a suprise party thrown for you? What was your favorite part?
Summer is coming my loves!! I know we talk alot about weddings over here so incase you didn't know, we love working with families too! If you want to come out and play, and embrace the authenticity of your family interactions, I'm ready for ya! This is the stuff that should be on our walls. The way we run, laugh and play together. This cute little fam melts me ❤
I think back to my favorite memories of child hood and cleary it was not when I was forced to be in perfectly posed shot. Scroll to the last image for my awesome contribution to a family photo! You're welcome for that memory fam!
So tell me where you want explore this summer?! Let's make it happen!
I was told once to spend love like your never going to run out of it. If you have something kind to say, speak up. If you have an opportunity to encourage, don't hesitate. If you see something amazing drinking it in. So, I want to share what I see in this stunning soul today!
Meet @xodonnaellen a fashion guru, knockout hairstylist, incredible mother and one heck of a travel buddy! In her presence, you can't help but smile bigger. You will laugh loads more and get caught up in chasing wonderful dreams. YOU darling are where fires start! The good kind, that captivate hearts and move mountains. Soaking up knowledge at @altsummit with you and the gals was an honor. Today I just want to highlight you though. I am so in love with watching people shine in their authenticity.
I feel like I am on the edge of my seat and can’t wait to see what you unleash next! Honored to be in your purview and grateful for the opportunity to get to know you a little more! Keep shining bright, I have a sneaky suspicion you are #unstoppable and destined for great things! .
#destined #shinebright #lovebig #beyou #authenticityisking #youdoyouboo #goodcompany #investinyourself #startfires #soulonfire #fashionguru #vintagevibes
I spent a great deal of time trying to make sure I was ready for a dog. I have a pretty busy life and I was genuinely worried I wouldn't have the time to be a good pet owner. I even got nerdy and made a pros and cons list. I asked my pet savvy friends what to expect and spent far too many hours on Pinterest adding adorable dogs to a board titled "awwwwwww". I researched breeds to know what I was getting into. I found all of that helpful but all that research did not prepare me for the uniqueness of this little boys fun personality! He stole my heart! 🐕❤ 😍
He is so happy and teaches me every day to spend time on what's important. My devices still ring, buzz and beep often with "urgent" things but they are not necessarily important in the moment. I work better in dedicated time blocks and find greater focus and efficiency that way. He makes me laugh and play more than I did before and I am grateful for that. 💋
What has been your favorite reminder to stop, laugh and play when the hustle of life keeps knocking?
Work in progress! I have wanted to do this for sometime now. I am going to be painting either a door or window from my travels to hang on a wall in my house. The idea is that I will have a wall of windows and doors. Or, with how much I travel it might be every wall! 🏜
I will likey will paint more than one from each place. Not sure what to do with them all. Ideas??
I had the honor of getting to test some #Sony gear on this last trip to #palmsprings and I am blown away! My lovely team was kind enough to model for me. This is @jessica.sessum who can light up a room in a heartbeat. Time with Jess counts as a solid ab workout because you will no doubt be laughing till your sides hurt. Greatful to call you friend and fortune to have you on my @akrisingtide team! 🙌
These images are straight out of camera and transferred directly from the Sony a9 to my phone. I applied an insta filter at a very low setting. I am so excited to share some features that will make my gear nerds drool! Do you have any questions about Sony? What are your favorite A9 features?