Valentine’s Day came twice this year…

It is not lost on me that running my own business has some serious perks. One of my favorite perks is that I get to sit in my home office with two of my best friends jamming out to Michael Jackson, Kesha, or whatever other random stuff we feel like listening to…. while drinking coffee in yoga pants / workout clothes post workout, pre-shower as gross as can be without being judged… AND edit or write blog posts. And yes that’s an exact description of what’s happening right now. Shylo is here too… laying on the floor looking at us like she’s bored. But hey – as long as she doesn’t randomly decide to pee on my living room floor today, it’s a win (yes – she did that yesterday).

It is also not lost on me that I get to work with some of the coolest people ever. My team is full of incredible women (and MEN! We love you Antonio!), and our clients are THE. BEST. I wont lie to you – I don’t connect and become BFF’s with every client… as much as I want to because I’m a believer that you can never have too many friends. I do always have a great repore with my clients – but they don’t ALL follow me on IG or friend me FB and that’s ok. But when our personalities mesh harmoniously and we giggle together through our engagement session I leave on cloud 9 totally in love with my couples. Not only do I become even more thrilled to capture their wedding, but I get all the warm fuzzies inside and love being able to stay connected and watch their beautiful lives unfold together through social media. The best compliment is when they come back to me for their friends weddings, or their next life milestone. NOTHING feels better than being asked to capture their milestones time and time again.

Yes, this is all a segway into telling you how much I freaking LOVE Shyia & Alex!!!!! Guess where they found me you guys… INSTAGRAM! They saw my styled shoot at Rancho Las Lomas which took the cover and a four page spread in Ceremony Magazine which then got shared by Rancho Las Lomas – and reached out…. and the rest is history. I sincerely loved every moment with them. Shyia literally had sunshine shooting out of her from every angle when I showed up at Rancho Las Lomas to begin capturing their day. That’s the best way to describe her… she is the kind of girl that literally lights up every single room she walks into with her beautiful smile and warm, bubbly personality. Alex is the same – his bright smile and calm friendly demeanor will make you feel welcome from the moment he greets you. If I did my job right (and I think I did…) you can see their personalities in every image. We were absolutely oozing with love and uncontrollable googely eyes all day over these two and their families. Take a look:


I know – it’s a lot of images… but I couldn’t help myself. I rarely can if you haven’t noticed.

We had a team of amazing vendors including one of the best bands I’ve ever heard at a wedding! Everyone worked seamlessly together to pull of the perfect day for Shyia & Alex.

Venue: Rancho Las Lomas

Planning: Jenna at Engaged Events

Photography: Brianna Caster & Co. Photographers

Floral: Parker & Posies

Beauty: Vanity Belle

Gown: Pronovias

Band: de Bois Entertainment

Catering: 24 Carrots

Deserts: Paper Street Cake

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