A few months ago, my good friend Jessie and I attended a workshop with Cassidy of Thompson Photography at their venue - Stonewall Estates in Delhi, NY.
We spent a few hours learning about Cassidy and her success, chatting about technique, and checking out her gorgeous venue. Then, Cassidy set up a styled shoot for all of us to participate it.
Everything was styled amazingly. Florals were done by Orange Blossom Florals, the hand-lettering was done by Gia Sabatini Designs, and catering by Elena's Catering. Our models are married in real life, and they both did such an amazing job. They had a great connection.
I really love how these pictures turned out. Thank you so much to Cassidy for letting Jessie and I partake in this workshop. And for convincing me to get the Canon 5D Mark IV ;).
So let me just start by saying...these are two of my most FAVORITE people on earth.
I went to high school with George and have been really good friends with him for... a long time. (Oh man, I'm old). :) I met Jessie for the first time when our other friend from high school got married in North Carolina in 2011 and George brought her. My connection with her was instant.
Jessie is one of those girls that is just so easy to be around. She's funny, she's cool, she's laid back, she's up for anything. As the years have passed, we've become super good friends. She's also a photographer, so we have that in common, among other things.
In August, a bunch of us rented a beach house in Oak Island, NC. Jessie was kind enough to take engagement pictures of Adam and I, and I took some pictures of George and Jessie.
We obvi had so much fun; I love how their pictures turned out. It's so evident how in love they are. <3
In August, 4 couples (and Adam and I) rented a big beach house in Oak Island, NC. Sarah and Ray (and their girls) were one of the families. I've been friends with Sarah since high school; she's one of my bestest friends, one of my bridesmaids in my upcoming wedding, and she has one of the most amazing families ever.
Her hubby Ray is such a great guy. One of the best dads ever to two of the cutest little girls ever.
I was so happy to be able to do a photoshoot for them on the beach one of the nights we were there. We waited until the sun started to set, giving us gorgeous light. Plus, there wasn't a lot of other people on the beach. BONUS.
I love how these pictures turned out so much. <3 Makes me want to go back to August right now :)
Love you, Turner fam!!! xoxo
A few weekends ago, my mom and I went to Arizona. Neither of us had ever been there before, so we thought we'd stay in a few places. I'm so glad we did.
We flew into Phoenix, rented a car, and headed right for Sedona. I've heard so so many good things about Sedona so we wanted to get there super fast. Let's just say... we were not let down. The drive in was so beautiful. Huge, red rocks, winding desert roads, and one of the cutest little towns I've ever seen. It was so calming and so breathtaking at the same time. I want go back right now.
We got the hotel, then left for a hike. I knew I wanted to get as many pictures as I could because the light...........man oh man. I was in heaven. The tones were so different, so gorgeous. I almost asked a few strangers if I could take their pictures because I wanted to do some portraits. However, I also didn't want to be the creepy tourist from New York, so I took a few pictures of my adorable mom instead. :)
The following morning, we got up early so that we could make it back to Phoenix and watch the Bills playoff game in a Bills bar. I was able to witness and get some shots of the sunset. It was so amazing....the sky was gorgeous shades of blue...behind the silhouette of the huge rocks.
After the game, we headed 2 hours south to Tucson, where we spent the next two nights. Tucson is also such a beautiful city, surrounded by mountains. And more of that gorgeous light.
Can't wait to go back <3
Christmas was amazing this year. Peaceful and fun. Colton and Adrian had such a great Christmas and now that Shawn is 2, it was so cool to watch him experience it this year.
We had lots of beautiful snow, ate lots of good food, had lots of delicious wine, and were even able to ski. Granted, it was freaking freezing, but we went really early, and I can't even put into words how serene and beautiful it was on the top of the mountain with so few skiiers there.
Plus, Zoey and Lex (our doggies), LOVE being at their Gramma's house, so they had fun, too.
I hope you all had an equally fantastic holiday. <3
A few months ago, I went to a photography workshop in Delhi, NY with my friend Jessie (check out her site - she's crazy talented). Luckily for me, my uncle and aunt live super close to Delhi, so we stayed the night at their house after the workshop had ended.
I have been to their house plenty of times, but I am always excited to visit. Not only are they two of the coolest people I know, but they also have a little farm - Lord & Lady Farm. They have pigs, goats, ducks, chickens, and dogs. I LOVE seeing the animals when I visit them. My uncle and aunt are both amazing people; they give their animals such an amazing life.
Thank you for letting us stay with you, Jeff & Jen - and thank you for being animal lovers. We need more people like you in this world.
Hi - It's me. Lauren. I hope you enjoy my blog - where I'll post some of my favorite pics from my shoots, along with a short write-up about the experience!