Tyler and Madalynn // Mini Session // Santa Ynez, CA

Ahh, youth. This mini session brought me back. Way back. Remember being young and in love in the springtime? Newly tanned skin, short shorts, the smell of freshly cut grass in the air. Everything was so simple. Emotions were so intense. These two beautiful people, I'm happy to say, are nothing like I was at 18. They are so level-headed and sure-footed, it's hard to believe they are so young. Soon, they will be faced with a difficult goodbye. The kind of goodbye that puts you on different continents for a year or more with limited communication. They are handling it remarkably well. Our mini session together was intended to freeze this moment in time. To capture the affection, the silliness, the laughter and the details so that when they are missing one another, they can look at these photos and feel it all again.

They certainly melt my heart. Hope to see you when you get engaged, Madalynn and Tyler! 

Secrets of a Stylist workshop

As promised, I am finally allowed to post more images from the Secrets of a Stylist workshop with THE Lady Grey of greylikesweddings.com fame.

It was tough to wait, but so worth it! Green Wedding Shoes has picked up our inspiration story and will be featuring images by me and some of the other workshop attendees. I've personally been admiring Green Wedding Shoes and Grey Likes Weddings for as long as they have been around and couldn't be more proud to see some of my own work featured on their sites.

Whether you're new to the wedding industry or a seasoned pro, I highly recommend attending Summer's workshop. I learned so much about her process and what a wedding blogger looks for in a submission. My future weddings and engagements will surely benefit from the knowledge I've gained.

Here are some of my favorites from the shoot... Now head on over to Green Wedding Shoes and check out their post!

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Stylist: Summer Watkins of Grey Likes Weddings (http://www.greylikesweddings.com)

Shot at workshop: Secrets of a Stylist (http://www.ladygreystylingsecrets.com)

Dress: Carol Hannah Whitfield (http://carol-hannah.com)

Flowers: Honey and Poppies (http://www.honeyandpoppies.com/)

Makeup: Melina Ruiz (http://reignofbeauty.com/) and Amy Clarke: (http://www.amyclarkemakeup.com/)

Hair: Dianna Lopez (http://www.ladydianna.com/)

Rentals: (http://storiedrentals.com/)

Stationery: Megan Gonzalez of MaeMae Paperie (http://www.maemaepaperie.com)

Andrea Boudewijn of Superfine Bakery (http://www.superfinebakery.com)

Bridesmaid dresses: Nordstrom and Forever 21

Groom's Suit: H&M

Models: Brand Talent