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Welcome back to our series on the Five Love Languages! This week we’re highlighting Quality Time. I feel like this love language is getting more and more difficult in our ever-busy culture. Quality time focuses on spending intentional time together that is focused on each other, not focused on an activity that involves participation by […]

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In a guy’s life, there’s nothing quite like that moment he sees his daughter for the first time on her wedding day. The sun is hot (especially in this suit your mom said he had to wear!), but he doesn’t even notice. The summer sounds of birds chirping and rustling wind fades away. The observation […]

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Words of Affirmation is one of Joel’s main love languages and something I’ve been learning a lot about! We both really love to encourage others and build people up. But one of the valuable lessons I’ve learned about myself, Joel, marriage, love, and life came from understanding the concept of words of affirmation. I love […]

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It doesn’t take more than 10 seconds on our website or a quick scroll through our Instagram feed to know that we love our coffee! Vanilla lattes, to be exact. A well crafted mocha or lavender latte can win us over, as well. We often get asked for coffee recommendations, so I thought I’d create […]

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When we sat down to think about what we wanted our business to stand for, we knew right away that encouraging couples to build the foundation they’ll need for a strong marriage was at the top of the list. We often gift our couples a copy of The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman because […]

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Caroline and Ryan’s wedding day was just as dreamy as my fairytale-loving heart could wish for! From the perfect princess dress all the way to a stroll through the park into the sunset, this wedding makes my heart do a happy dance. The day started with some of the sweetest details! Caroline carried a Bible […]

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For today’s Mocha, we’re are so honored to have our sweet J&A Bride Olivia Pirtle joining us! We photographed Olivia and Derek’s wedding back in 2015, and we have been so blessed to call this amazing couple our dear friends. They’re the kind of friends we get together with for dinner and hear the words, […]

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It’s a season of wedding planning craziness, you might feel like the last thing on your mind is scheduling a professional engagement session. You got a few shots right after the proposal. Those will work well enough, right? We might be a little biased, but we truly believe that your engagement session will be one of […]

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We love Charleston! :) I think that just about sums it up! We headed down to Charleston, SC to meet Lacie and David for the first part of their destination engagement session a few weeks ago. It was perfectly dreamy and everything we hoped it would be! Come explore some of our favorite Charleston spots […]

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I came across H. Norman Wright’s discussion on self-talk in his book, Now That You’re Engaged, that used a really good example of how our attitudes (and then our self-talk) has a huge impact on how we treat our spouse. Self-talk refers to the frequent conversations we have with ourselves in our minds, kind of […]

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We’ve seen it happen over and over again. Your dream wedding is being planned. Your budget is already streeeettccchhinng a little further and a little further. And your guest count is getting larger and larger… One of the top budget tips you’ll see is cutting down your guest list. Food, drinks, wedding favors, table and […]

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When our local Nothing Bundt Cakes asked us to work with them on a wedding project, we were more than happy to say “Yes!” I mean, we’re photographing cake. And not just any cake – we’re photographing Nothing Bundt Cakes. Can anybody say Yuuummm…. We’re pretty big fans! As much as we never choose red […]

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