Throwback to this dreamy shoot from a year ago. 😍😍😍 Also just saying it should be illegal to get sick in the summer. Your girl is struggling 🤒
These two are one of the kindest people you will ever meet💕😊
A picture is worth a thousand words.
Tony & Carlee were officially married on Saturday and I had such a good time capturing their wedding day! 🎉 congratulations, you two! ❤️ #katiewilkeco
candid shots like this get me every time 🤩
Our amazing Studio Lighting Teacher will be missing this upcoming class due to unforeseen circumstances, so in his place will be our Photography 101 teacher @haines_art - So don’t miss your last chance to sign up and get a hands on look at how studio lighting works, and how you can create different moods and atmospheres just by changing your lighting 💡 📸
souls full of sunshine
braved the 97 degree heat & humidity for my sweet cousins. i. am. obsessed.
Fake smiles from the boys, but that man... oh that man that I adore 😍 if you look at me that way for the rest of our lives, I’m ok with it 😍💕 📸 @hannahcmann
Annnnnd another cute family sesh ❤️ it’s the jackpot when you get the squirming baby to look at the camera too 🙌🏻😂
Planning your wedding (or know someone who is)??
Here are 5 of our biggest wedding tips!
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1) Unplug your ceremony! 📱
We HIGHLY encourage our brides to formally unplug the ceremony!
You spend MONTHS planning, invest THOUSANDS of dollars on your details, planning every moment, & hiring the best photographers & videographers - there is NOTHING like having a big phone (or several), ipad or camera smack dab in the middle of a highly anticipated moment like the kiss, or bride walking down the aisle.
The sad thing is, those well meaning friends and relatives will never use those shots they snap - but they ruined the opportunity for you to have professional photos of that moment for a lifetime.
Your photographers also appreciate not tripping over Uncle Bob's camera tripod, or fighting to be front and center when Aunt Karen hops out in the aisle with her ipad ;)
2) ☀️ 📷 If you're planning an outdoor wedding, we highly encourage planning as many of your big photo moments within 2 hours of sunset!
THAT will give you the best light and the dreamiest bridal portraits!
We know we can't always plan EVERYTHING in that window, but the closer the better!
3) Hire a nanny for immediate family! 👶 🧒
A designated baby wrangler or two will help with not only your formal photos, but will allow family to take a breath and enjoy the evening while their littles play in a safe space!
4) Plan your traditions with all of your guests in mind! 👵 👴 👶
Going to do a traditional cake cutting or first dances? Schedule them earlier in the evening to accommodate your very young and elderly guests who are early to bed!
5) Have a formal timeline! ⛪️ One of the things we do for our brides is plan out a formal timeline for the day that they can share! This ensures the right people are in the right places when you need them to be so things run smoothly!
Thanks for tagging friends who this might help! .
See what I did there...hah:)
I'm no sweet dream ...
Happy Monday! I'm trying to be productive today to start my week of right. I even took a cycling class this morning -- I know, who am I? But it got me up and going so I could photograph this pretty lady 🤗
Story time: while I was doing this photo shoot, I decided that I wanted to go somewhere downtown where hardly anyone went so people wouldn’t give me weird looks about setting up a tripod and taking pictures so I found a more run down place that was less traveled by and started taking pictures. Soon after I began, a truck pulled up across the street, a little less than a football field away and turned his car to watch me and rolled down his window. At first I thought he stopped to make a call or maybe he was going into one of the businesses that I was shooting by. But he didn’t get out of his car. I looked over and could tell he was watching me. After shooting for a few more minutes I got freaked out and started to pack up my stuff. As soon as I did, the truck started driving towards me. I panicked and sped walk to my car to throw my camera and tripod inside. As I was walking to the drivers side to get in he slowly passed me going 5mph or less and stared me down. I jumped in the car and locked my doors and decided that I was done shooting for the day.
So the lesson of the day is this: 1. Don’t be a creeper 2. If a creeper is watching you go before something happens 3. Always carry pepper spray or just don’t go out and shoot alone or just be a karate ninja so you can fight off the creepers •
What a fun celebration of Kaitlin & Jake this weekend at their family cabin! 🌲
Girls just wanna have fun!
Can't wait to do another shoot up on table rock😍 DM me for info about my couple sessions!!
Something that a lot of people don’t know about me is that @timburton_ Films are some of my all time favorites.
- Sweeney Todd
- Edward Scissorhands
- Charlie & the Chocolate Factory(remake)
- Nightmare Before Christmas
- Big Eyes
- Beetle Juice
Something about his films make my heart flutter & my skin crawl. It shines a light on the dark & weird & somehow you always feel connected. I may be a wedding & family photographer, but fantasy photography has a large portion of my love for photography.
In Alice in Wonderland Alice asks the White Rabbit, “how long is forever?” & the White Rabbit says, “Sometimes, just one second.”
This quote is how I feel about capturing photographs, taking that moment of utter happiness & freezing it. Making 1 second actually last forever.