We had such a great evening capturing an exciting new adventure these two were preparing to take. They have now welcomed their sweet little girl (she’ll be featured in a soon-to-come blog post). I met these two briefly at church, but this was our first time together and it was such a special time. The love and friendship these two share is so special, and it made for an easy session. Heather is stunning, and Pete knew exactly how to squeeze in to get these lovey pictures.
This might be my favorite post of the year. Below you’ll see some of my favorite shots from all o f my sessions in 2018. This was a great second year for Tandem, and I’m so thrilled to have the clients and business that I do!
Although I get a little nervous before most sessions, you never know what meeting a new couple will be like! I’m so thankful for new friend, and adding these two to the list has been wonderful.
We hit it off and had a great hour together. Also, they’re the sweetest! Couples like this, and sessions like these, are the reason I started this business.
There was so much love between these two, and I’m so grateful that I’m the one who gets to capture their big wedding day!
Just soak up the love from these shots.
I'm excited to announce that I am started a referral program! So many of you, my clients, share your experience and my name with your friends and I want to reward you!
For each client that books a session because of your referral, you will get a $15 gift certificate towards any session! The best part is that you can an endless amount of rewards, which means you can earn free sessions!
All you have to do is remind your referral to let me know you sent them to me while booking their session and I'll be sure to take care of the rest! You will receive your gift certificate in the mail once the new client has paid fully for their session!
If you have any questions, just fill out my contact form!
The best word to sum up 2017 is "interesting". My husband and I both had weird years. We both went through incredibly stressful, unhealthy, and difficult positions that we were blessed to move out of. We transitioned between 6 jobs between the two of us, and we both feel like we've settled on things we can stick with.
In November of, Brad was diagnosed with a protruding and degenerative disc in his spine. Although this isn't as serious as some health situations other families are in, it causes for many nights and weekends in bed, many "no"s to going out and seeing friends, and many sacrifices for both him and I in our marriage. It made for a sometimes lonely, and other times quiet and cozy ending to the year.
I can't say that 2017 was easy, but I also can't say that I won't miss it. This year forced us to grow in so many ways, and we're both better for it. As someone who likes change, and gets bored easily with the mundane, I'm hoping 2018 will be filled with more adventure, laughter and memories. It's weird to look back on a year and not remember anything too significant. It's a blessing to look back on the year and be able to see that we are not the same people we were in January.
I'm thankful for fresh starts, and clean slates. This year is starting off with some exciting business news that I get to share in a week. It's going to be a year full of being intentional, positive, encouraging and inspiration. Cheers to a new year!
One word: Match
There you go!
In all honesty, engagement sessions are my favorite. There is something so special about the process. You take two people who are happily in love, planning their future together, put them in matching outfits and magic happens!
I would say the most valuable thoughts I can pass on to you are to find matching outfit(s) and come ready to have laughs, kisses and snuggles with your person.
A note on matching, don't feel you have to go spend a bunch of money. I bought one ivory dress I used for our engagement pictures, my bridal shower and our rehearsal dinner. When I say matching, this can mean three colors that get mixed--say black, mustard and burgundy with her in a dress, cardigan and scarf and him in jeans and matching shirt; or it can be jeans and plaid shirts. I've seen many layers and I've seen simplicity, and it all works! Lastly, I will have a post coming down the road with some examples!
As for the memories, it is my job not only to capture moments, but to create moments. My goal during an engagement session is to make the couple feel comfortable and special and to create an hour that is memorable during what is often a chaotic season.
With all that being said, I know there are some couples that don't get engagement pictures. I understand it is a crazy time, and expenses are often tight. I also know that our engagement pictures are some of my favorite.
Not only did we use them to create a guest book for our wedding day, but I look back on them fondly. It was an hour we got to ourselves (and our lovely photographer) to feel spoiled and to invest in each other. We even went out for dinner afterwards to make a whole date out of it!
So there you have it, don't stress about it! Find a photographer you feel comfortable with (both in their presence, and their price range), figure out some matching outfits and go have some fun!
What a year it has been! Not only has this year been chaotic in my personal life, but it's been a whirlwind in my photography world! Since we are reaching the end of the year, and looking into 2018, I thought I could share some of my favorite pictures from the past year. This is a collection of images that have either a personal meaning to me, or are from a session that I absolutely loved. I wish I could include everyone, but that just isn't possible! So here are my highlights!
Thanks to all of you who have been part of this year, both personally and professionally. I'm so excited for 2018 and all the sessions I'll be able to share with you! It's going to be a great year!
If you're reading this, you are in on the ground floor of this business (or you have really dug through the archives).
The name of this business, Tandem, means two things. On a professional level, it represents the two branches of this business working together. On a personal level, it represents me trying my best to live out Proverbs 31:10-31.
I started this business for many reasons. First, I have wanted to get this going for many years, but I have been too afraid. With the encouragement and support of my sweet husband, I finally jumped in with both feet! Second, I want to have a way to work from home when children come along. Third, I want my work to complement our home and marriage. I don't want anything I do to take away from being a wife and homemaker a priority.
So here is to the beginning! If you are reading this, know that I am thankful for you because it means you took the time to check in on what is happening here!