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An English Countryside wedding at Noseley Chapel || Leicestershire, England

Noseley Chapel and Hall Leicestershire Wedding in the English Countryside
Noseley Chapel and Hall Leicestershire Wedding in the English Countryside
Noseley Chapel and Hall Leicestershire Wedding in the English Countryside

 
This is the story of Phoebe + Michael & their English countryside wedding,
surrounded by rolling green hills & grazing cows.
Misty rain alternating with the sun breaking through the clouds, the wind swirling around.
Bell tents filling the yard for the guests to sleep in after the dancing has ended.
She wore her mum’s wedding dress in her honor & memory, & the groomsman tucked lavender into their buttonholes.
They wed in the Noseley Hall Chapel, her historic family property built in the 1200’s.
The birthplace of her late grandmother, a place that holds many family tales.
The details handmade by the bride, groom, and all of their loved ones.
Bunting & candles strung up in the trees & a whimsical marquee tent filled with gathered wild flowers on each place setting.
After the sun set & the dancing began, guests roasted marshmallows over the campfire & glitter face paint found it’s way scattered across huge smiles.

 

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A colorful New Orleans wedding at the Catahoula Hotel || New Orleans, LA

Catahoula hotel wedding pictures in New Orelans
New Orleans wedding elopement pictures in the French quarter
New Orleans wedding elopement pictures in the French quarter

 

Kicking the celebration off with a crawfish boil, their best friends by their side.
The bustle of the city swirling through the streets, pops of color on every corner.
Flowers and vines swaying in the humid air as they hung from the iconic balconies above.
She wore a fancy white pantsuit and bright, magenta heels.
He pulled on matching magenta socks and tied up his bright mint laces before heading out into the city.
Boarding the street car to meet his bride.
They wed in a bright, open courtyard with brick and greens all around.
Their best friends filled the mint chairs to witness their vows.
Twinkle lights swaying overhead.
Across the black & white checkered floors, she made her way down the aisle.
Together on a bohemian rug, sharing their promises with one another.
Then, parading through those eccentric New Orleans streets,
dancing their hearts out under their lacy parasols to celebrate this big, beautiful love.
Jazz echoing through the air. Onlookers joining in and cheering them on.
They ended their day rocking out at concerts of their favorite musicians.
Unique, fun, bold, intimate, and eccentric.
This is the story of Amanda + Jon & their colorful New Orleans wedding at the Catahoula Hotel.

 

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A Golden California Wedding at Highland Springs || Los Angeles, CA

Highland Springs Ranch and Inn Wedding pictures
Highland Springs Ranch and Inn Wedding pictures
Highland Springs Ranch and Inn Wedding pictures

 

This is the story of Emily + Allen & their Highland Springs Wedding celebration.
They wed under a tunnel of olive trees, sun flooding through the leaves.
Their feet firmly planted on a bohemian indigo rug as they exchanged their rings & promises.
Tables + details bursting with greens & golds, as the sunshine lit up every bit of space.
Tears & laughter throughout the day were a constant reminder of their beautiful, sacred love.
Genuine, natural, personal.
Together they watched the sun set behind the golden California hills,
holding each other as tight as possible.
Squeezing every last moment out of the day,
with sweet little sheep & a friendly llama adding their congrats as the sun dipped below the earth.

 

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A Wedding in colorful Hong Kong Island

Hong Kong Wedding Pictures
Hong Kong Wedding Pictures
Hong Kong Wedding Pictures

 

This is Wing + Marco and the story of their Hong Kong Island Wedding.
Their friends gathered in a garden, bursting with green and under a canopy of blooming trees.
Rain fell from the heavens as they shared their first kiss.
Homemade cupcakes topped with rosemary sprigs, white balloons floating above.
Baby’s breath bunches gathered in recycled milk bottles and little hints of red details all around.
Wing + Marco, the heart of Hong Kong. Exploring the city streets as friendly faces shuffle by.
Riding the tram, holding each other close. Surrounded by the narrow, towering, colorful buildings. Surrounded by their home.

 

 

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At home with The Watters Family || Kansas City, MO

The Watters family on the shalomimaginative.com
The Watters family on the shalomimaginative.com

 
Home is brunch in our Kansas City neighborhood.
It is homemade pop tarts with frosting and sprinkles on top.
It is filled with light and joy. Laughter between it’s walls.
Home is our cozy beds. Jumping, snuggling, wrestling.
It is a little bloody nose when we wrestle too wild, and it is how you help me clean it up and get it to stop so we can keep playing.
It is our attic space with fresh white paint. It is getting into the toilet paper before you can catch me.
Home is our backyard. Bare feet and gardening, harvesting our peppers.
It is how you push us high on our tree swing. It is playing soccer together.
It’s baby grunts and holding you close when I feed you in our treehouse-esque bedroom.
Home is bright, cozy, and constant.
This is the Watters family. This is home.

 
 
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Home is pillow fights, bike rides, & playing at the beach || Huntington Beach, CA

Huntington beach family photographs
Huntington beach family photographs
Huntington beach family photographs
Huntington beach family photographs
Huntington beach family photographs
Huntington beach family photographs

 
Home is bright, open. It is warm.
It’s jumping in bed, huge pillow fights, & cuddles on the couch.
Home is mac n’ cheese & building big, colorful block towers.
It is filled with mom’s flora & fauna art, paint brushes, & dried flowers.
It has the shelves that we built together & the records that we dance to.
Home is playing ukuleles & tambourines together. Filling our walls with sweet music & giggles.
Home is bike rides to the beach with all five of us in a line.
Walking on the sand barefoot along the coastline, listening to the crashing waves and the whistling air in our ears.
It is playing in the waves & sunsets sitting by your side.
Home is together, laughter, fun. It is love & it is comfort.
This is the Duenes family. This is home.

 
 
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A bohemian Wedding at The Cotton Warehouse || Monroe, GA

Bohemian Wedding Photographs // Los Angeles Wedding Photographer
Bohemian Wedding Photographs // Los Angeles Wedding Photographer
 

 
This is the story of Natalie + Charles & the day of their southern bohemian wedding.
They planned the day with Native American influences to honor her father who has passed on.
The sun was shining bright & filled the day with warmth.
Eclectic, every color of happy, & bursting with so much joy.
White lace dresses, bare feet, & a moroccan rug for an aisle. Dream catchers set upon every seat.
Cactus, succulents, & brass details filling the tables. Macramé backdrops & colorful vintage chalices.
A delightful southern meal filling the guests bellies: waffles + fried chicken, mashed potatoes, meat loaf, & sweat tea.
They ended the night with a rocking dance party, a Polaroid photo booth, & a very joyful, bubble-filled grand exit.
 
 
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Meeting Olivia || Kansas City, MO

Documentary newborn photography

song credit: The Careful Ones Paper Knees

& then they were four.
these are the precious moments when little Gracie met her newest family member, Olivia Noel.
counting those tiny toes. sharing her new little bunny. countless little kisses.
it will be so sweet to watch these two grow up side-by-side.
curiously exploring their surroundings.
being each others first best friend.
& navigating through this messy, beautiful life together.
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