We’d been talking about buying a new-to-us car for a while now! As much as I love my blue hatchback, it’s not exactly the perfect car to fit a bride & groom into if I ever need to shuttle them from one spot to another for portraits on the wedding day. Especially not if I […]

  • Abbeigh - Love it!! With it being red and your sincere love for all things Harry Potter, I vote Rubeus ;)!ReplyCancel

  • Paw Paw - I like the name “Big Red”! I am so glad this worked out for both of us and it is rewarding to see how much you are enjoying the vehicle. Whenever you sell a vehicle to family you worry that something will go wrong and I’m really happy that it is meeting your needs and expectations. We loved the car and just found selling it to gave us an opportunity to get back into our favorite type of car.ReplyCancel

  • Dad - It already has initials GMC which of course stand for Gryffindor Motor Company hence it is a “Gryffindor.”ReplyCancel

You guys, it’s currently 10:14am and I haven’t checked my email since 3:30pm on Friday. THIS IS HUGE. I don’t think I’ve ever gone that long without obsessing over my inbox! I can’t believe how restful it was over the weekend to take an absolute break- I didn’t open my laptop once. For a recovering […]

  • Jean - That is a huge carrot. Hence, the carrot soup!ReplyCancel

  • Kelley Melvin - This whole post makes me happy, but especially the photo of you with the giant carrot!! 🙂ReplyCancel

Oooh I wish you guys could have been with me at the first few weddings I photographed. I did the “all black” thing, like most ninjas/vendors. (And when I say all black, I mean like… a black top and black pants, + black shoes, and a simple ponytail or braid). I thought that’s how I […]

  • Crystal Satriano - I love wearing dresses to weddings! My new requirement is pockets! They are a MUST. Also, I wear bike shorts under all of my dresses at weddings and even to the park with the kids. I still try to be lady like, but in the event the wind picks up (since mama got big hips and can’t do fitted skirts) and takes my skirt I have no fear of everyone getting a show. 😉ReplyCancel

  • Dad - I recognize that setting!ReplyCancel

  • Kara Ruskin - LOVED this post! You know how i feel about this, and one of the things that sets you apart from so many other photographers.ReplyCancel

  • Ashley - I love all of these dresses! So pretty!! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Emilia Jane - So funny, I’ve done the exact opposite of you where I started shooting in color and even some patterned dresses and now won’t wear anything other than black formal. A lot of the weddings I shoot the planner specifies that all vendors need to be black tie though too 🙂ReplyCancel

    • admin - Yes but you always look DRESSY in black! When I say “dress like a vendor,” I mean like… black denim pants and a black polo + sneakers. I’ve seen that get-up on too many videographers before! But you, dear Emilia, always look flawless and elegant.ReplyCancel

  • Didi - Hi Abby. Love all the BTS photos!! I started out with dresses in a muted color – light blue, pale lavender, but since I dearly love black leggings (they are so comfortable and make me look thinner) I pair them for casual with a long buttoned front, slightly flowing tunic, which I leave unbuttoned and roll up the sleeves and wear a coordinating sleeveless knit top and comfortable flats, or in the winter, riding boots. For more formal in the church traditional weddings, I have a great pair of Eileen Fisher stretch, dressy black slacks which I pair with a dark purple, dark burgundy or dark blue knit top with 3-quarter length sleeves and my comfortable black flats; or a white flowing tunic top with a long to the knees black extremely light knit open sweater. For more casual outside weddings, I have really cute lavender, green and white pale flowered culottes which I pair with a light purple knit top and my flats! I don’t stand out and have – until someone sees my camera – been thought to be a guest! Love the blog. Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Hannah Elise - Love what you said about being like a guest — being like a friend to people.ReplyCancel

I swore we’d never be “those” sort of dog people. You know, the ones who talk to their pups in weird voices? And I remember insisting to Matt that we would NEVER refer to ourselves as “mom & dad” for our dogs because, well, they’re canines and we’re humans. But despite all my good/misguided intentions, […]

  • Alicia - She really did capture them perfectly!!!! Gotta love those two sweethearts!ReplyCancel

  • Jean - Love the doggie portraits! You two are good parents to your sweet animals!ReplyCancel

  • Jenn - You’re so welcome!! Thanks for sharing, I love how you decided to hang them, they look perfect 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Karen Fielf aka Mom - The watercolors do catch the pups very well. I love that their leashes are hung just below them!ReplyCancel