We’ve been doing a little intentional goal setting and cultivating creativity this year and if I said it didn’t give me life, I’d be lying. I’ve always been one that has endless sticky notes, a calendar full of random scribbles, and 30+ open yet incomplete notes in my phone but when I sat down with @kimberlysmithevents, @joshuabane, and @moonstruckflorals this month with the sole intent to put all of those notes and scribbles into goals and plans, I felt a thousand light bulbs and a huge sigh of relief all at the same time. THIS. This is what I’ve been missing. So much so that it’s now become a regular occurrence and something I eagerly look forward to in the midst of a hectic schedule. Running a business-minded business is just as important as creativity and it feels really good to grow in both.
The simplest yet prettiest little bloom from none other than @goldandbloom✨
When it's getting dark, but the sunset is still so gorgeous you pull out all of the lighting kits and improvise! I love how this unique shot turned out for Laura and John! ♥️ #MOweddings
V-Day is two weeks away, that means it’s time for some couples’ mini sessions. 💕|| 20 minute openings, 10 retouched images. Inquire for details, friends! (Limited to ATL area).
Hi guys 👋🏼 I did a thing and started a vlog! If you’re YouTube video obsessed like me & like watching makeup videos and vlogs of people day to day life you should go check mine out and subscribe! I have several trips coming up this year and I’m excited to share my life with y’all ✨ LINK IN BIO.
Sharing a little warmth with the world while so many of our friends are in cold areas. Stay warm friends!
Helloooo sun nice to see you too👋🏼Looking oh so warm but trust me, it was anything but🙈 didn’t mind one bit because Becca & Chris embraced the rapidly dropping temperature like champs.👏🏼 This mountain will be one of my forever favs because it’s the place Stash and I had our engagement session as well. All the nostalgia taking these. 🖤
g e n t l e n e s s
My word to focus on in 2019 is gentleness. A forgotten fruit of the Spirit, perhaps (Along with self control 🙈) But maybe that’s just for me.
Phil Moser defines gentleness as:
“An attitude of humility,
stirred by a grateful spirit,
revealed in a tenderness to others,
sustained by a growing trust in God.” What a rich, robust, + challenging definition. Gentleness is so much more than just “the quality of being kind,” as the dictionary defines it. But as always, the ways of Jesus are always so much more abundant, robust, radical + beautiful than the ways of the world. “Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near” — Philippians 4:5 🖤
When the couple follows your finsta and still wants you to take pics of them 😭😭😭 that’s when you know it’s real
“Love is the flower you got to let grow.” —John Lennon
the whole world deserves to see that cute face on this hump day 😍 but thanks to instagram’s algorithm that won’t happen 🙃
These two killed it at their session even though it may have felt like -25 degrees outside!! March can’t come fast enough! Ready for this wedding! Check them out, on the blog tonight! ❤️
This photo Is something I’ve thought about every time I drive through a tunnel anywhere! A few years ago I tried to do this very shot but my gear failed me and I had to take no for an answer. But not this time! We tested everything out first. Then waited for traffic to clear and were in and out in minutes..
Nerdy camera stuff for those who are curious to know how we got the shot: We use car headlights to see what we were doing and to be able to gain focus.One flash, off camera, behind them and one on camera.
No humans were harmed making this photo.
It’s all about feeling beautiful...I think there’s a little magic that happens on your wedding day as you put on your makeup, your dress, your jewelry, your shoes and your veil. And I think it stems from the immense love surrounding you on this day! #weddingwednesday **Currently booking weddings for 2019/2020!!
A kiss in the driveway. Just a moment in the late afternoon not great weather but a great moment.
Apparently this is what I look like when I’m taking your picture. :P
Um holy bouquet. I love oversized florals. This is the only day when you can finally lug around 20 pounds of plant and it be totally cool. // captured this gem second shooting for @katelyn_vines ✨🌿
Sarah & Thomson got married at summer camp! It was some of the most fun I’ve had in my time shooting weddings! The evening before their wedding, they had me along to photograph all of their friends playing camp games in a relay race, jumping off of a big blob into the lake, followed by a lovely dinner in the camp dining hall. At sunset, we snuck out of dinner and took a few photos of the two of them. Such a good weekend!
Getting ready together before your ceremony, one of our absolute favorite (unfortunately unpopular) wedding traditions. // The time before your ceremony is so intimate and lovely. The excitement starts to kick in as the finishing touches come together and it’s one of the longer parts of the day. || If that completed first look moment is important to you, go for it! If not, there’s something so special + tender about seeing couples help each other get ready to say their vows. Plus, you’ll gain so much more time to spend together in the process. ✌🏼
Margaret & Garrett ✨ 15 years together (FIFTEEN!!) and more in love than ever. Lex and I got to spend Monday afternoon with them exploring some of their favorite places in Atlanta - including this hidden gem!
I’m sharing some more sneak peeks in my stories today!
Take me back to Oregon with these romantic bridals ✨
Trying to pick a place for birthday dinner this weekend. I’m kinda picky and don’t get out much so I have no clue where to make reservations. Any suggestions on great food and atmosphere in Birmingham I’m looking at Bistro218... has anyone been there Where are my foodie people 🙂
Do you ever wish there could be multiples of yourself 🤪 that’s me today ... there’s not enough time in the day 😅
Peter + Taylor + The most beautiful January day.
had to use the star filter to celebrate this supahh star’s bday 🤩✨💫 #cheesy #buttrue
The way he carried her train...y’all!!!
I can’t handle the sweetness of these two!! Today on the blog (link in profile) Emily and John’s wedding is a true favorite! These two know how to serve each other and I am so excited for their journey of marriage!! I also adore this photo!! #amyjowenphoto #realmoments #weddingphotographer
you make it easy to stay in love 🖤
Wanna see some dramatic before & afters! Scroll to see more! 👉🏻
Crazy, huh! Note that all of these photos were exposed correctly in camera (meaning that what you see there was as close to real life as my camera could get)!
So how do I do it! In a nutshell, years of perfecting my editing skills and developing my personal style, which I like to call bright & dreamy 💞 📷
Which one is your favorite or most shocking to you! I’d love to hear! 🗣
Do you have any questions about how I edit and how you can achieve this look Ask away!
@alyatwell @smellmy_pitts @jacob_gooch3 @montaluce_weddings @montaluce_winery #montaluceweddings #montaluce #montalucewinery
I know I just posted like 10 minutes ago but I just HAVE to share this photo of Mary and Jayd, because these two are expecting a baby and my heart couldn’t be happier for them! Mary and Jayd are truly one of the kindest and most genuine people that I’ve met while photographing weddings, and I just know they’re going to be the most amazing parents. Congratulations, you two! 😍👶🏼 @marycapela @jaydcapela
Up close lovins are my fav 🤩
I can't even.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
No words needed.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
// Lauren + Liz
Houston was 👌
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Something I've recently started to pay attention to and care a lot about are eco-friendly and sustainable weddings. Someone brought up the idea of donating live florals from a wedding to hospitals and nursing homes, and I instantly fell in love with that idea!
In honor of being eco-friendly, I shared some tips on the blog about how to reduce waste from your wedding and get the most out of everything. Check it out and tell me your favorite way of reducing your footprint on the environment.
As much as I’ve loved having this winter season (mostly) off, I’m already dying for wedding season to start again. Just too excited for all the beautiful 2019 weddings coming up 😍
Just married feeling!!! End of the aisle kisses are my fave 🙌✨
Let's talk about wedding traditions. So much to love and...well, not love, all rolled into one day! On the one hand, traditions are an incredible way to tap into history and feel a special bond with the people who've walked these footsteps before. But on the other hand, some of these traditions just may not feel very authentic to you. My best advice- make your wedding day personal. You don't have to do a bouquet/garter toss, you don't have to have a bridal party, you don't have to walk down the aisle to a romantic song- heck, you don't even have to walk down an aisle if you don't want to! If you find that you're doing something only because you think you're supposed to, here's your permission to throw that out the window and embrace what reflects the two of you best. ✨
When Matt saw his bride walking down the aisle ♥ Sydney + Matt’s wedding (plus a few more) are on the blog! Head on over to see lots of happy tears, a snowy wonderland, and some gorgeousss winter details
Can you believe we are almost through the first month of 2019 This year is going to be amazing as I am 5 weddings away from hitting my goal for this year 🙌🏼
Ahhhh ~ happy HUMP day y’all 🐫
(I say that like i have an end to my work week 😂). Anyways, just popping in to say HEY YALL 👋🏼 & i hope you guys are having a great week! 💕💕
When Jonathan is gone (he’s a railroad man) I’m tempted to just stay in bed and sleep the days away to get him back faster. And with it being winter season, that’s even more of a temptation for me. Still adjusting over here. Not to mention, I have half the house covered in popcorn ceiling dust that I need to get after... anyone else feel a heavy pull to their cozy bed after marriage I’m claiming it’s my honeymoon stage being rudely interrupted by real life 🙆🏼♀️😝
When you’re running through the beach and the waves with freezing water start coming in 😂
Hope & Dylan were so fun to shoot with! These sweet friends of ours are moving back to Alaska and we are so sad to see them leave but excited to see what awaits them! I wish you two the best & I’m so glad I got to shoot with you before your move! ♥️
Also! I will be raising my prices beginning in the next few weeks! So if you’d like to save a little before then, make sure to send me a message so we can get your project rolling!
Sharing this warm, sunny wedding on the blog today, so if you want to escape the polar freeze, take a scroll through 😍 ☀️ #chloelukaphotography #clptravels