Our good friend Tonie of Tonie Christine Photography hosts a one-day business intensive called Blaze with Tonie Christine that helps legitimize your business, teaches you valuable marketing skills, and helps get you more inquiries hitting your inbox. When she asked us to design and style the Blaze commercial shoot, we were PUMPED. Our little brother and his then-girlfriend (now they're married!) modeled for us in a simple but GORGEOUS shoot--it's actually one of our favorites to date.
On our very last day in the desert we decided to get up for a 6am sunrise session, and it did not disappoint. Sam got up earlier to do her hair and make up, and we pretty much rolled our asses outta bed. BUT check out the session (Emma shot these stunners) and then head to the bottom because the a&be is officially opening and you better get there for some fun.
We've decided that you can now expect our newsletter in your inbox on the first of each month (did we really just say that out-loud?!). So be sure to sign up for it so you get it ON the first and not on the blog a few days (read: almost two weeks) later.
It's no secret that Lexi + Scott's Suncadia wedding was a 2017 favorite, and guess. what. It's going to be published in Seattle Bride Magazine in just a couple months (insert all the happy dances and excited shrieks here). But, we haven't blogged it yet (because of the aforementioned). So today, their photographer Sarah of Sarah Anne Photography is guest blogging, and when we got her blog post in, we started blushing because man oh man, you'll just have to read it for yourself! Hint: She LOVES us, which is good because the feeling is mutual!
Hey friends--Taylor here. I've been doing about thirteen other tasks, putting this one off--and I just realized why: finding the words to describe this trip...well, shit, I'm just not sure it's possible right now. So, I'm going to give you a play-by-play, and ask you to check back when I have myself together enough to blog about all the goddamn things. ALL OF THEM. Also, if the resolution is kinda shitty, it's because there was limited internet access.
Zack and I hadn’t been together for YEARS when we decided to do an intimate session with A&Co BUT we are so glad we did!!! We were both a little nervous, we decided really last minute that we wanted to do it, so of course my head went to all of my imperfections and flaws. Ironically, his did too! I’ve been around the camera a bit more than he has so naturally he was much more nervous than I was. Ultimately I was really excited to have that moment in our relationship captured forever.
Want to know why it pays off to be a #bixbyandpinebride??? Okay, we'll tell ya!!! Sometimes we get our hands on pretty dresses that need to be photographed...or that just want to be worn...enticing right??
Every girl DREAMS of that aha moment when they go dress shopping. They all want that one dress to just speak to them, to just jump off the racks and scream their name. We hate to be the bearer of bad news...BUT some people don't get that moment. We want to help you avoid that shitty feeling--so here are three tips we want you to take with you while you search for your perfect dress.
Imagine our excitement when Wedding Paper Divas contacted us and asked us to design and style a shoot that had no boundaries (hello, a designers dream!). We played with textures on the table with a food centerpiece, had plenty of wine, and some curated details to tie it all together. The invitation is most certainly one of our favorite parts. We love that the bride is wearing a print as well!
We know we say this all the time, but this couple has really topped our list of favorite #bixbyandpinecouples. Like, for real.
Kimberlee and Brian are nothing short of two incredible human beings who make each other better every day. We will save the rest of our sentiments for after the wedding--as they'll be long, sappy, and full of love (and long).
We're really, really thankful you're here with us, walking this journey. (Yeah, we know it's not Thanksgiving yet, but a little gratitude never hurt nobody!) It's always nice to get some blog love, so if you're still reading this (and we hope you are; we're only three sentences deep!), drop us a line and say hi! Okay, but really, comment below and say hi...
You might remember Cierra and Dan from our beautiful snowy elopement shoot a couple winters ago, and when they hired us to plan and design their HUGE wedding, we were more than ecstatic! You see, Cierra and Dan have faced some incredible trauma in their lives and are so much stronger together, and we felt honored to be a part of something so special for them and their families.
We hope you're singing Chris Brown's "These Hoes Ain't Loyal" right now! That's goal one of two for this post. Goal two, well for that you'll have to keep reading.
It's very common to have disagreements about the way someone is running their business, and that's okay, but how do you handle those disagreements when they could directly effect you and your business? Perhaps you're working with someone on a wedding, or a styled shoot, or you're partnering on a workshop or event. How can you turn those disagreements into positive forms of communication that help provide resolve, when you could so easily be resentful or overbearing?
In our industry it seems like everyone has the title "educator" after their name, and while that's all fine and dandy, we think it's important to take a look at someone whom you're seeking professional and creative advice from in a full circle approach.
It's easy to add a few letters after your name (e-d-u-c-a-t-o-r), but what makes you someone worthy of providing advice or value to someone else's business or creative journey? Well, so often we hear people cutting down others saying "They shouldn't be teaching!" or "They shouldn't be putting on a workshop!" or "They shouldn't be selling that template in their shop!"
I'm sure you've heard of Christmas in July, right? Well we do it BIG around here. If you wanna read the story of how Christmas in July came to be, click here, but otherwise, I'm moving on and showing off how beautiful it turned out. Cam and I are celebrating 12 years this month, and this is the PERFECT time to reflect on joyous memories, and we are grateful for the friends and family in our life who come alongside us to celebrate and create a memory together. Lucky, yup, that's what we are.
We are on the @kylelovestori_ blog today chatting all about destination weddings and our top 3 tips (okay okay, 3.5). Head over to their blog to check it out. 📷: @kylelovestori_
It’s Friday introductions, they said. Tell us about yourself, they said. Okay, one thing you don’t know about each of us:
Jordan wears glasses to look cute—she has perfect eyesight.
Ashley has pinkies that are crooked. Like, really crooked.
Taylor can’t stand it when people wear socks to bed.
Tell us something SUPER secret about you!
Work night turned into a girls night. And we ain’t mad. 📷: @samanthamcfarlen