If you’ve ever seen our beautiful website or if you’re reading this post on our blog, you’re more familiar with this amazing family than you know! Meet Justin and Lu, the ridiculously talented (and adorable) faces behind our entire brand. Justin and Lu took our rag-tag website and branding and transformed it into the experience it is today. It’s been years since our re-design and I still smile when I see our website. Every now and then I find myself falling in love with our intro video all over again, and hovering my mouse over my photo on our “about” page to watch leaves fly. Or re-read Huck’s bio. I smile when I catch a glimpse of our embroidered logo on my camera strap when shooting a wedding. Justin and Lu truly transformed our business and are the best of the best- We’re just lucky enough that they picked us to be their wedding photographers almost five years ago! :)

I don’t have the words to describe how much I love these faces, so I’m just gonna say they truly make me feel Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! We’ve referred to them as “Julu” for years, and last year, they welcomed perfectly-named Julian into the world. Ever since we learned of Lu’s pregnancy, I knew she’d be giving birth to the coolest baby ever. When we learned Julian was a “he,” I couldn’t wait to buy his first pair of baby Converse!

Out of all of our friends, Julu are hands down the coolest. They’re the kind of people you want in your family so they have to hang out with you a few times a year, because you feel infinitely cooler and smarter and more creative just being around them. They’re also added to my list of friends that make me hate the layout of the United States, because clearly New York was placed way too far from Tennessee and Florida. :(

I was thrilled that our Toronto wedding last summer was just a short flight to NYC, which meant we’d be able to meet Mr. Julian for some photo time on our way home.

It’s impossible to pick favorite photos when it comes to this family, so just assume every single photo comes with a caption of “Faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaavorite! <3″ :)

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Lu snuggling Julian under a photo from their engagement session? Excuse me while I melt! :)

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Lu, your face makes me so happy! :)

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Love love love!

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Proud big sister Priya looking on. :)

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Ok, this one really may be my most favorite of my favorites. Maybe. :)

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Justin and Lu started a Facebook group before Julian was born, which was genius. I love the idea of not flooding someone I knew from 10th grade French with a gazillion photos of a someday kiddo. Anyway, this was their cute header from that page…

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… And one of their ridiculously talented friends made these for them as a gift!

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Told you I couldn’t wait to buy his first Converse! <3 Julu, Julian, and Priya, our hearts are so full for you four! We love you so much and can’t wait til our next hangout. :)

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Posted by at 9:00am on February 8, 2014 under Personal

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February 8th, the very most special day- The day my Nathanial and I met and life as I knew it was changed forever. What a wonderful ride it’s been, and I love that Nathanial has officially been the reason for my smile for 1/3 of my life.

Eternal thanks to Nicholas for having such impeccable taste in friends and inviting us to your birthday party. And especially for taking this photo so we can have a photo of the day we met forever. <3

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Posted by at 9:00am on January 30, 2014 under Personal

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When we moved to Tennessee three years ago, the #1 thing I was most looking forward to? Knowing and loving our neighbors. I know it was a long shot, but when I grew up in Germantown, right outside of Memphis, neighbors were a big part of life. The house I grew up in had a steep driveway and the week we moved in from California, we were iced in. A neighbor brought us groceries to the bottom of the driveway. I remember the ’94 ice storm when I had strep throat and the power was out for a week- Dad was gone on a trip and Mr. Danny came over and built us a fire, and then we drove to a hotel with the next door neighbors. Summertime always meant a bbq at the park and kick-the-can in the street with my friends. I really did have the idyllic childhood, and after 8 years in Florida, a huge reason we moved was that we never really felt that in Orlando.

We moved into our Nashville home in December, which meant not a lot of time for meeting the neighbors when everyone’s staying warm inside. We were really slow to meet people and I’d been praying for that special family that would help make our street feel like home. Cue Drew, a very pregnant Juliann, and their son Luke! These guys hailed from Texas and I couldn’t be happier to have them right next door. I mean, just look at Ansley!

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Just a fair warning that if you have a family this cute and move next door, we will force photos on you. Especially when said photos involve colorful leaves or snow. ;)

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Thank you guys for the photo time!!! :)

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Posted by at 9:00am on January 24, 2014 under Personal

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How is it that every single baby in our lives is ridiculously good looking? :) PS this is my pal CamMonster, and we went to the zoo together and he gently held onto my hair to hold on while I carried him. In other news, I think I may need to be hospitalized for my serious case of baby fever soon. :/

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