Girls Trip | Historic Downtown Charleston

This past weekend I jumped on the road with my five closest friends and headed out for a girls’ getaway in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina. This was my first time in the city, and I absolutely fell in love! The colorful architecture, rich history, delicious food, and everything in between makes this city a must-see. We didn’t even scratch the surface of all there is to do there! But even so, my girl friends and I had such a wonderful time exploring, eating, laughing, and of course making time for a little downtown photoshoot! I love these ladies and loved getting to take pretty pictures of them in such a beautiful place. Here are a few of my favorites!

Downtown Christmas | Personal Photoshoot

It’s almost Christmas!! I am so so excited! I am one of those Christmas people who is obsessed with every little part of this season. My husband even jokingly calls me Mrs. Claus. :) So I have been planning on doing some Christmas themed shoots for quite a while now! When I saw these pretty lights go up near my house I knew I wanted to take advantage of them. Then, this week my brother Luke who lives 600 miles away arrived for the holidays, so I proposed the idea of this photoshoot to him! He donned his most festive outfit and joined me in Old Town Helena, along with my sister Hannah, and we all got in on the fun! I loved this shoot so much, and am obsessed with these festive photos!

Hoping you all have a wonderful holiday with your friends and family! I can’t wait to spend the next two weeks with mine! <3

The W Family | Personal Photoshoot

Happy December everyone! The past few weeks have been a flurry of mini sessions, holiday celebrations, and baby preparations for me so I haven't had a chance to blog in a while! But I didn't want to let the time get away from me without wishing you all a happy holiday season, and I thought my own personal family photos would be a fun post to wrap up this year!

This post is actually a compilation of two separate shoots. We had our original family photoshoot a few weeks ago on a very cold and blustery day, and then about a week later we had a spare afternoon and much nicer weather, so we decided to run out for just a few more photos together. This year's family photos are particularly special, because they are our last as a family of three (well, three plus a giant bump)! We are so excited to welcome our little girl in just a few weeks, but wanted to document this time with our firstborn as well. I know we will treasure these for years to come, and I hope you enjoy a few of our favorites!

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, from my family to yours! I can't wait to see what next year holds!

Behind The Scenes of 2016

Guys! I can't believe its time to start another year! New Year is one of my favorite times ever - it's so inspiring, and I always feel this energized buzz to do a million things at once! Looking back on where I was this time last year, I could not be more thankful for the strides I and my business have taken this year. I had the privilege to shoot and second-shoot several weddings, put together a styled shoot with an amazing vendor team, take classes, participate in challenges, and shoot more than any other year in my business. So thank you friends, family, mentors, and of course clients for making it possible!

I love looking back at the end of the year on all I was able to be a part of, so today I thought I would share some of my favorite behind-the-scenes captures from this year. There were so many more shoots this year that aren't featured here (as I don't always have another photographer along to be my paparazzi Haha!), but I hope you enjoy these little glimpses! (Thank you to all of my friends and assistants for these - Kirk, Ashlyn, Tiffany, and Hannah!)

Some of you may not know that I started the wedding season with cotton candy pink hair! :D

Some of you may not know that I started the wedding season with cotton candy pink hair! :D

Catching a glimpse of my face on a wedding day is quite a rarity.

Catching a glimpse of my face on a wedding day is quite a rarity.

Hamming it up on a photo excursion with friends.

Hamming it up on a photo excursion with friends.

My hair at the beginning of the day, versus my hair two hours in. Haha!

My hair at the beginning of the day, versus my hair two hours in. Haha!

I had the opportunity to photograph AND model for this shoot! So fun!

I had the opportunity to photograph AND model for this shoot! So fun!

Messy hair, don't care!&nbsp;Totally in my element!

Messy hair, don't care! Totally in my element!

Sunset styled-shoot gorgeousness!

Sunset styled-shoot gorgeousness!

I hope you all have a happy and safe New Years Eve! Catch you next year! ;)

Bret + Emily | Personal Photoshoot

That’s right! This time ME and my husband Bret got some time in front of the camera! I am so excited!!

I had been dying for some updated photos of Bret and me for months and months, and then, with the arrival of a sudden warm week in February, I took it as a sign and finally made it happen! My little sister Hannah always does a marvelous job helping me with personal photos and this time was no exception. She took my bossiness like a champ, and produced beautiful results. :) Many thanks Hannah! Now here are some of my favorites. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!