I loved giving people gifts. I love even more getting to make said gifts. From age 5 onward, whenever I could, I handmade all family Christmas gifts, starting as early as June to ensure that everyone’s was completed on time.
So, to be able to incorporate gift giving into my business has been a real pleasure. My favorite product that I started offering last year was a parent album, a smaller version of each couple’s photo album showcasing almost exclusively the images that the couple, the parents and siblings are in. This way, each parent gets their own commemorative album tailored to them, highlighting the moments that they were a part of.
For Christmas this past year, Nicole and Chris gave the gift of memories (my favorite) by allowing me to create an album for each of their parents!
You can see all three albums on my blog! Link in bio.
Cakes & Desserts: @justsimplydelicious
Officiant: Reverend Stephanie Sebero
Planner: Party Envy Event Planning and Floral Design Rentals: @classiceventrental
Sooooo excited to be able to have a date night with my absolute FAVORITE guy tonight!! 🤗 Going to see Captain Marvel!! 🙌💪👏
Life gets crazy, schedules are all over the place and sometimes we don’t always have a great handle on making time for each other. But can I just tell you that no matter what life throws, ALWAYS find ways to make time for each other. When the kids are grown, when the 9-5 days are done and gone and when all the drama settles down, it’s just you two. Keep growing your relationship and never stop dating! You are going to be all each other has when it’s all said and done, you gotta make sure you still like each other 😆😆😍😍 .
Ps: How freakin cute are these two??! They just straight up stole my heart 😍
Photographer: (me) @jonilorainephotography
Custom dress design: @couturemarie18
Makeup Artist: @julie_drescher
Cake and desserts: @amanda.toney.58
My education this month has been very private...but I’m almost ready to share. It’s been more business and personal finance than photography and oh boy does it have me on a roller coaster of emotion. I’ve been in slight denial of my numbers for the first few years of SJP. The only numbers I was worried about included people I’ve served, turn around times, and gross income. I’m not afraid to talk about it because I know nearly all photographers in their first few years are still in denial themselves. (Can I get a “🙋🏼♀️🤦🏼♀️”.) I can’t wait to share more about the course I’m taking and the approach I’ve taken to healing my financial past while resetting myself to move forward. Just two more weeks of lessons and homework before I graduate the six week course that has turned my relationship with money right side up and dialed in to my life purpose.
Are you planning a wedding? Curious about how to incorporate a photography timeline into your day? I’ve put together a super handy post that gives a bunch of tips so that you can create a photography timeline that works for you and fosters a relaxed flow to your day. Check out the link in my profile.
as gorgeous as portland has been these past few days, i am beyond excited to be in hawaii next week 🌞
A morning filled with hiking over jagged rock, warm cups of coffee, and mud stained shoes are what my elopement dreams are made of. Who’s ready for a rad adventure like this one that took place on the coast of Northern Ireland? 🌿💫
hmmmmm probably never shooting in the states ever again because DOORWAYS IN PRAGUE DIDN’T COME TO PLAY. 🔥🔥🔥
mathew + klara- so fun + beautiful, and 💯 down to explore- aka the best type of czechs out there.
we had the MOST spectacular adventure session- we wandered the cobblestone streets of prague, hung out in front of some epic doorways, & ended in front of the coolest cathedral. SO CHILL, IT’S FINE GUYS.
prague, you are magic and beauty and I’m obsessed with your doorways 😍😍😍 and your ice cream. and your cathedrals. aaaaand- everything 😍😍😍 #1fangirlforever
COME ON OKLAHOMA. WE CAN DO BETTER. 😂😂 **may need a hype man for oklahoma when I return because I may be a bit bitter and possibly comparing it to europe constantly it’s fine
happy thursday humans! ✨
A coffee straight into Chianti kind of day. My eyeballs have been glued to my computer since 6:30am working on my website, implementing SEO and I freaking love it so far. Cannot wait to be launching soon; along with my presets — 💫
I love listening to radio stations on Spotify while I edit. Feeling like I could use some new tunes while I edit the Colorado wedding I’m currently working on. Any suggestions for artists with good “mountain” vibes?
Fellow mom photographer. Cutest little family. And the sweetest proposal. Bring on spring and these long evenings and warm breezes and more sessions like this!
Early morning sessions with jammies and a lot of laughs- my kind of way to start the day!
So lucky to have booked these two for 2020! I absolutely cannot wait to party with these two next year at their wedding! The wedding will be at Brandon's father property and I cannot wait to roll up in my home and have a good time!
I just realized how exciting shooting weddings in 2020 is going to be. No matter where I go, I can stay as long as I like, maybe even party a little after and then just head home 30 yards away from me and CRASH. No more hotels nights or long drives home after working for hours and hours! My home will always be right where I need it.
Link to blog in bio
that branch on the right messed up the perfectly washed out sky but i couldn't bring myself to edit it out because trees are the best, ya feel me? #plantladyprobs
kaiti and lucas were so full of joy and love during their session and i was just dying at how sweet they were together. i can't wait for their wedding day in a few weeks 😍 #hlgphotography
Perfect palette for a summer California hilltop wedding 🌸
🌿 Perfect blend of wood + greenery 🌿
Rain or shine, you’ll always be mine ☔️
When you see a cupcake shop mid shoot 🧁
🌿 One of the prettiest bouquets 🌿 featured in Junebug Weddings: https://junebugweddings.com/wedding-blog/picturesque-vineyard-wedding-in-san-jose-with-photos-by-jinda-photography/ #seattlewedding