Today's colorful Brooks Museum wedding is such a special one! Lana and Darren are such kind-hearted souls with the sweetest love story. Lana is a designer, and loves art in all its shapes and forms. She brought that vibe to her wedding day with bright pops of color and style (just wait till you see her dress)! Art is such a big part of her life that she and Darren decided to have their reception in an art museum! Even though every detail of their wedding was gorgeous, my favorite part of their day was something small that came from the heart. Keep scrolling to find out what it was...

I can't believe it's been over a year since I first talked with Jessica. She and Tim don't have wedding photos that they love, so they decided to document their next adventure instead - their new home! She was so excited about the idea of this session that she emailed me even before their house was fully framed out! A year later, we were so thrilled to finally meet them in person. This session was a long time coming, and we can't wait to share their story!

Courtney and Josh never had any real wedding photos. They tied the knot officially with a romantic elopement. When they returned home, they had a celebration to share their new marriage with friends and family. So when Courtney came to me about doing some portraits of the two of them, we were more than honored! The first time I talked to her, she told me that she wanted some beautiful wedding photos that she would be proud to hang on her walls. She joked that the "third time's a charm," and we hope she's right!

When we do Senior portraits, it's usually a parent of the Senior who contacts us. With Trista, this wasn't the case. She contacted us herself, so we were super honored to do her session. We love love love it when a Senior is invested in her own photos! Her session was right at the end of the year last year, before the last of the leaves fell from the trees. The Fall color was amazing, making the golds, greens, and even a few reds just pop! Combined with Trista's beautiful style, it made for perfect portraits!

It's always a challenge to get all my kids together for a photo. They're almost never all home at the same time, and if they are, there's always so much going on that taking a group photo is just not on the todo list. So you'd think with us all being on vacation, getting a family portrait would be a little easier. Well, it is... but only a little.

I don't know what it is about sunset, but I think most of us agree that it's by far the most magical time of the day. I'm pretty sure Instagram is 80% sunset photos. Ed and I are probably guilty for half of that. But I don't even care. Sunset is gorgeous, especially here in Mexico Beach! Add in a beautiful girl, and you have the makings of some perfect Mexico Beach portraits.

One of my goals for 2014 is to take more personal photos. I haven't been doing so well with that so far (and it's already March!), so when we got our first REAL day of snow, I made myself go take some photos of the kids  in it. Now, I hate snow. Like, hate it. It's cold, and I hate being cold. It's wet. It sticks to everything. And it's COLD! But it sure is pretty!

It's that time of year again! You'd think that as a wedding photographer, and a proponent of all love in general, I would love Valentine's Day. Not exactly true. I've written about my thoughts on Valentine's Day before, so let's just say I don't hate it. But it's not my favorite day either. But you know what makes Valentine's Day super awesome? Having an excuse to take photos of my kids! Okay, let's face it - I don't need an excuse for that, but they don't need to know that!