TRAVIS & ELLI | WEDDING

Words are not enough to explain how much I LOVED this wedding! And I’m so excited to finally share it with you.

This day was the perfect example of doing your wedding the way you want it. Simple, classy and so much love was poured into this day. Down to the smallest details. From Elli’s wedding jewelry, to the wheat in her boutique. Everything had a meaning.

Usually on a wedding day, I have very limited time with just the couple for portraits because the day is jammed packed with so much, but with such a small ceremony, I got to spend well over an hour with just them walking around the neighborhood. Such a dream!

Please give me all the small weddings and elopements! They are my favorite!!

VENDORS |

Hair & Makeup | Coeur d’Alene Resort Spa

Flowers | Caroline Signer Floral Design

Event Planner | Jaime Johnson Events

Caterer | London’s Ultimate Catering

Rentals | Event Rents

PATRICK & TOREY | ENGAGEMENT

To say that I'm excited about this September wedding is an understatement! Patrick and Torey are so in love and are all smiles. They seriously are perfect! 

We took a lot of photos and got eaten alive by mosquitos, but I'd say it was worth it. 

Happy Wednesday!

GUATEMALA 2016 #1 | THE LIFE OF TESS

It's been just about two weeks since I've been home from Guatemala and as I drink my coffee and sit in the quiet I think I'm finally feeling....well, I don't know exactly how to put it. I'm feeling a quiet sadness and longing for the peace of such a chaotic place. 

Sounds strange I know, but unless you've been on a trip like this, it's not something you'll understand. 

I hit the ground running once we landed and today, I've finally had a chance to stop and think. Actually, if I'm being honest, it started late last night. I was looking through some of the photos that I've finished and there is one that just really spoke to me. I could almost hear the water hitting the shore and the birds in the trees. Peace. I felt at complete peace in that spot. 

I love this place and these people so much. They make my heart happy. And something I realized while down there is that, even though I've spent less than 40 days with them in 4 years, there is such a familiarity and love. It's like we've never been apart and we pick up where we left off. That is such a unique thing to have in general with people in your own city, let alone a whole other country. 

I'm really excited to share my experience with you through my photos. This post in particular is of the first couple of days there. We get to have a tourist day and play kiddos at one of the schools there. 

Happy Monday!