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Well, it’s here. The day I’ve been low-key planning since my baby shower (nope, not kidding) – Layla’s first birthday. I cannot believe our baby girl – no – our toddler girl is one year old. “It seems like only yesterday we were bringing you home from the hospital” sounds so cheesy to say, but […]

Home Life, Personal

Celebrating Layla’s First Birthday

Even after my first post addressing the pandemic, I still didn’t think I would be starting off so many posts mentioning COVID. Like it or not though, the virus heard ‘round the world has impacted us all in some fashion and navigating the residual effects it leaves will take some time – and a lot […]

Entrepreneur

Speak Life Into Your Biz With This 14 Day Devotional

Courtesy of JD Mason via Unsplash Getting to a place where I feel good about my body and general health has been a journey of learning and unlearning – One that I’m still traveling. Teenage Dev, like many others, had zero concept of what being truly healthy was (Dear 16 Year Old Me: That granola […]

Home Life

What Happened When I Traded In My Weights For A Yoga Mat

As I was preparing my blogs for July, I was considering different elopement topics to dive into when I realized that I still haven’t introduced you guys to adventure elopements! We’ve explored classic elopements, micro weddings, and traditional weddings, so I believe it’s time for one of my favorite wedding types to have the spotlight! […]

Elopements, Misc., Photography

Your Introduction to Adventure Elopements

Courtesy of Micheile Henderson via Unsplash Brides – We’ve all been there. We’re working on creating the perfect guest list for our wedding and a friend or family member casually mentions that we should invite so-and-so, even though you know that they won’t attend for one reason or another. “But it’s the thought that counts.” […]

Misc., Wedding

Should You Send Invitations as a Formality?

Happy, happy Friday-Eve, fam! I finally decided to write a blog addressing this because ever since I picked up my camera as a pro, this never fails to cross my mind every. single. time. I take a trip. Whether it’s a day trip to a neighboring city or a full week vacay, I always think […]

Personal

The Amount Of Vacation Photos I Take May Shock You

Connecting with the right photographer to document your memories is super important. Be it your little one’s first birthday (cake smash, anyone?) or your dream wedding, you want to make sure you do more than just Google a list of “photographers near me” and pick the one that appears to be most convenient. Here’s the […]

Photography

Don’t Make This Mistake When Hiring A Photographer

As COVID-19 was gaining traction in the Carolinas, I found myself wanting to be part of the hundreds of small businesses who were responding to the pandemic by helping their local communities. By the end of April, this lead me to doing something a little crazy and dare I say… bold? I wanted to tangibly […]

Entrepreneur

3 Things Collaborating With Another Creative Taught Me

Courtesy of Gabrielle Henderson via Unsplash FACT: The nutritional demands of nursing can lead to hair loss, dry skin, and brittle nails. MYTH: Us breastfeeding moms are doomed to look like prune witches forever. When I was a teen, like many others at the time, I did everything to my hair that you’re not supposed […]

Home Life

The Routine That Kept My Hair Healthy Postpartum

Liz Kelly Photography Congratulations, friend!! You’ve decided to elope and now you’re officially a bride after my own heart. Whatever your reason for eloping may be, rest assured that your big day is going to be beautiful and memorable for you and your future Mr! You’ve pick out the perfect spot for your vow exchange, […]

Elopements, Misc.

Your Guide To Throwing A Fun Post Elopement Party