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October 2015 Archive

Oct 8, 2015

hannah + james = married! {san diego, ca}

There are moments in your life that set you back, push you down and break you apart. Moments that make you sad, anxious, angry, confused, frustrated and fearful. You don’t want these moments to happen, yet they do. And they are inevitable. Life is hard. Love is hard. But you have a choice in how you deal with these moments. A choice that allows you to get back on your feet, face the fire and LIVE again. However you choose to guide that choice is up to you, but if guided by strength, courage, grace, faith and hope, you will find the answer you are looking for. The smiles will return. The hope will endure. The peace will set in. Joy will win. Love never fails. Don’t let days pass to let those you love know how you feel about them. Don’t let dreams fade because of fear. And don’t let your joy be taken away by someone or something you can’t control. “There may be pain the night, but JOY comes in the morning.”

I met Hannah and James on their wedding day. This wasn’t their original wedding date, but just a few months prior. You see, Hannah was diagnosed with cancer in early Spring and the doctors advised to begin chemotherapy as soon as possible. This meant moving their wedding date up to April…with just two weeks to plan. Family and friends set into motion and created a beautiful celebration in her parents backyard. The majority of the vendors donated their time and talent to bless this couple with their services in hopes to provide a day they would never forget. Faced with a tough road ahead, these two celebrated their love on that lovely April day and I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to share it with them.

I’m happy to say that Hannah has completed her chemo treatments and is doing very well!! At such a young age, she’s dealt with more than most adults will ever have to deal with. Her strength, courage and faith are one of a kind and she has fought this battle so bravely. These two have a beautiful love story and I can’t wait to see where God takes them in the future! #coupleofquacks 🙂

Hair/makeup – 10.11. Makeup


Oct 3, 2015

lauren + josh = engaged!

I had SO much fun hanging out with Lauren & Josh during their engagement session this past Spring! Besides being really, really, ridiculously good looking, these two are so so sweet. They are always smiling and laughing with each other and it’s completely contagious. I love LOVE and these two made it so easy for me to do my “job”. We started our session downtown at the ballpark and made our way up the coast to finish at sunset at Torrey Pines. Their big day is TOMORROW and I just can’t WAIT!!!

Congratulations Lauren & Josh!!! Thank you for trusting me with this time in your lives and I look forward to celebrating with you!!