flying solo

The last 3 weeks have been full of travel and flying…a little for pleasure and a little for work.  With fall wedding season kicking off tomorrow, my heart is full.  And my head feeling like it’s about to burst at the seams with inspiration and lessons learned in just these few short weeks!  A few lessons learned:

1. Mexico is good for the soul….yet potentially bad for the liver.

2. Marriages thrive when you intentionally make time to getaway with just each other.

3. Over packing proves worthwhile as long as it’s under 50lbs worth

4. Go ahead and just laugh when flying alone with two kids, because there’s only so many “pity looks” one can take from fellow passengers…especially after your children spill a large soda all over you after a 4.5 hour layover.

5. When flying solo {whether flying alone with kids or running a business by yourself}, don’t be afraid to ask for help.  It’ll preserve a few extra years to your life.

6.  Life is a balancing/juggling act.  I should’ve taken juggling lessons early in life.

7. Family comes first.

Despite feeling like I need a vacation from vacation…taking time to spend it with my little family was a joy…and something I don’t get to do often.  The last 3 weeks also taught me that it’s officially time to cut back and mainly have my business focus on weddings.  As much as I love shooting all aspects of lifestyle photography, weddings are truly what have my heart!  So in order to have balance and boundaries between personal life and work life….a little restructuring is soon to take place! With new destinations on the horizon and flying solo, I decided that I was going to spend today getting back to what’s important and doing what I love….blogging with a cup of coffee {or three} by my side and tunes filling the room!

Even though Chelsea & David’s Rosemary Beach wedding wasn’t just yesterday…it almost feels as though it was!  After getting to know this couple and their families so very well before the big day, made everything about this couple and their wedding day special!!  And then to have the day end with a pink sky…well it was the perfect pastel pallet to accent such a beautiful affair!


Wedding Coordinator | Shelby Peaden Events

Ceremony & Reception Venue | Rosemary Beach Town Hall

Florist | Events by Nouveau Flowers

Cake | Confections on the Coast

Caterer | Townsend Catering

DJ | B-Boy Productions


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