Posted by at 10:58am on December 15, 2014 under Personal

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We knew shortly after Huck’s attack that it wasn’t a matter of *if* his little blind eye would have to be removed, but *when.* We were instructed to watch it closely and see if he started pawing at it to show that it bothered him, and for the past few years, there was no issue. But after a couple occurrences this year of it turning blood red when he’d get worked up about something, it really started to make me uncomfortable. After a quick reassurance from our trusted vet that the procedure is not only ridiculously simple, but the healing process is too, we decided to make it happen. So while Huck was out for a routine teeth cleaning we had our vet remove the eye, too.

I was amazed at how quickly Huck was back to his normal, sassy self, and how quickly he healed- Huck didn’t even need a cone!

So today, our little Huckleupagus turns 10. A decade! He’s been with me for the entirety of my adult life, and I can’t imagine any other dog putting up with our long work hours and crazy travel schedule the past four years have brought. Yes, he’s a bit of a loner, but puts up with my Elvira-level of cuddling and always reminds us to feed him when we’re clocking long days in the office. :)

Huckleberry Finn, I don’t care if this post makes the world cringe or if the neighbors raised their brows when we did a little photo shoot with you and a giant Mike Wazowski balloon in the front yard. We love you too, too much and are so thankful for the joy you’ve brought to our lives. And since you can’t read and don’t know what “birthday” means, I’ll just give you extra snuggles and a couple marshmallows. :) HAPPY TEN!

Happy birthday, Huck Finn!

Happy birthday, Huck Finn! Happy birthday, Huck Finn!

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Before you read ahead, make sure you’re caught up on the story! :)

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Married <3

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F A V O R I T E .

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Love you, roomie! <3

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Once upon a time, my college roommate got married in Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee. It was amazing and magical and one of my top 3 all time favorite weddings… And then I never blogged it. This was two years ago, you guys. *facepalm.*

You can click here for a refresher on their engagement session which included, but wasn’t limited to: Hay bail jumping, horse kisses, and sunset photos like this one. <3

Nashville field engagement session at sunset

 

But today’s the day- I refuse to let 2015 arrive without sharing this wedding goodness with you, friend! Sarah and Zach were married at Sarah’s parents’ home outside of Franklin and man, oh man, do I wish I could photograph farm weddings every day. <3

First off- The details!

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Tell me this isn’t the most perfect ceremony setting you’ve ever seen in your life. <3

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I love when brides get ready in their family homes. That painting of little Sarah on the left? Perfection.

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Hair and make-up on the front porch. :)

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I will (someday) do an entire blog post about this photo! Sarah is the most beautiful, easy-going person you can imagine and just told her girls to find a gray dress they felt pretty in. I looooooove how that turned out and how different everyone looked- No bride approval needed, no complaining bridesmaids, and such a cool modern take on a bridal party. Take notes, brides! *Swoooooon!*

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He ran up during the group photos and Sarah bent down without us asking to say hello and it was magical. :)

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The only ones who can get away with conversing during a wedding ceremony. :)

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Tomorrow- Bride and groom portraits and reception time! <3

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Posted by at 7:00am on November 27, 2014 under Personal

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Our hearts are full and we are truly feeling the Thanksgiving spirit this year. Thank you all for giving Nathanial and I the chance to do what we love, and do it together. Every year I’m so humbled when the calendar fills up, and we hope, above all else, that you know we don’t take this life for granted. Thank you for keeping us around and letting us into your lives.

We hope you’re all spending Thanksgiving with people you love! This marks our 4th year spending it with the family we chose, and I’m looking forward to truly stepping away from the computer and sleeping. And reading. And relaxing. And playing! :) We love you all- Happy Thanksgiving from the Roots! :)

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Posted by at 7:00am on November 18, 2014 under GeneralPersonalTravels

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This is Danielle and Patrick. They were married 3+ years ago at The Polynesian’s Sunset Pointe. :)

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Today, they’re a few years into the “happily ever after” part of “and they lived happily ever after,” and the biggest source of their happiness these days? Rhys. (Pronounced “Reese.”)

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Nate and I were able to meet them for a home session when we flew in for Ashley and Brian’s Pennsylvania wedding. The best part about having so many past couples spread out across the country is being able to meet up for these sessions and see what their life is like now.

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I know you’re all wondering- He was Winnie the Pooh for Halloween. Complete with a little blue balloon. <3

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Outfit change and location change time! :)

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In case I didn’t make it abundantly clear, we were so so so so so so so so so so happy to have been given the chance to see leaves changing this year! I was worried I’d miss it! (By the way, that photo on the left? Favorite!)

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At the end of the session, Patrick gave three restaurant options for us to all go out to dinner. We didn’t let him get past option #1- Melt- Which is known for it’s grilled cheese sandwiches. Done and done! <3 Danielle and Patrick, thank y’all for the amazing time and it was so fun to catch up again. Now come visit us in Orlando soon!! :)

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