Thursday, August 22, 2013

3 Years Later...

And I finally finished our wedding album!
Since we went a little unconventional in the photo department 
(i.e. had a couple of our photography student friends take them),
we didn't have the option of ordering a fancy-pants album 
like the ones I've seen on photographers' websites.
But honestly, I love a project so much that 
I couldn't have had someone else make my album anyway :)

So instead, I kept the ribbons from my bridal shower gifts,
and Brian got me the prettiest book on Etsy (which I love),
and I half-way made an album right after our wedding...
and then never finished it.

But now, it's FINALLY done!
And it makes my heart happy.
Here are a few of my favorite pages...

Getting married was a big deal for me.
Wedding planning was alternatively dreadful and euphoric,
and it forced me to grow up a lot,
and transformed our relationship, making it stronger and sweeter than it already was.

With this album finished,
I feel like I can finally close the book on the wedding (pun intended),
and the growing pains that came with it,
and allow all the wonderful memories that I wouldn't change for the world
to live on for safe-keeping
in that lovely little album.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

A Few in Film


Film is just so good some times.

These were taken at the Padaro Grill in Carpinteria
way back at the beginning of the summer.
Padaro Grill is one of my favorite places in the Santa Barbara area.
A sprawling grassy lawn,
a beach view that goes on for miles,
and always an open picnic table for your burger and shake.
Or in my case, your wine.

It's southern California at its finest.

Monday, August 19, 2013


Just developed a roll from months ago, 
and fell in love with these photos from a trip to Montecito.
It's so peaceful there,
quiet and beautiful.