This is my first Floridian fall in 5 years, and luckily, I’ve been taking it better than I thought I would. Yes, I get a lump in my throat at the mere glimpse of the intro to Gilmore Girls, but I’m not huddled in a corner crying about missing my leaves, you know? That being said, I’ve been counting down the days to Kellie’s Memphis wedding since the day we sold our home! It came at the perfect time, and Nate and I got to see the last wave of colored leaves during our visit before heading home to the land of palm trees.

Kellie and I bonded in our Spanish I class – I was the nerdy, Disney-obsessed senior who chose Spanish I over sitting in a study hall, and Kellie was the cool freshman. I was so surprised when she contacted us to photograph her wedding and excited to catch up with my favorite chica, who now teaches at our alma mater. How crazy is life?!

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Auuuuuutuuuuuuuumn! <3

Dixon Gallery & Gardens Wedding in Memphis, Tennessee

Kellie and Derek were married at Dixon Gallery and Gardens in Memphis. Kellie had so many unique touches to her wedding- And did I mention she made her own letterpress invitations?! Check out her work at Pretty Penny Paperie! <3

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Kellie and Derek, thank you for being so patient waiting for these!! We can’t wait to share the rest soon! :)

Dixon Gallery & Gardens Wedding in Memphis, Tennessee

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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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Posted by at 7:00am on November 12, 2014 under GeneralPersonalTravels

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Continued from Part One! :)

I remember growing up, there were always certain stories friends and family members would tell over and over, lamenting the fact that I was growing up. One in particular was my Mom’s best friend, Colette- To this day, whenever she sees me, she talks about how one of her favorite memories was going shopping with me at Pier 39 when I was maybe 4 and I had my little wallet of money. I kept walking around and asking, “How many moneys is this?”

Well, this trip was a memory I’ll be reminding Kinley about forever- This was the trip I fell head over heels in love with my niece, and so much of that is how smitten she was with her Uncle Nate, and that this will forever be my memory of this trip- Nate carrying her all around the hills of San Francisco in a hiking bag, and that lil’ tongue sticking out. In. Love. I. Tell. You. <3

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Gosh, I love this city.

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My favorite photo of Quinn from the trip! Kristin and Charlie let us babysit the kids on our last night with them, and it was literally the highlight of my whole entire summer. We bought him those jammies while we were out that day, and he kept insisting on walking in Uncle Nate’s shoes and scrolling through the photos we took on the camera, letting us know who everyone is in each photo. <3

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Meanwhile, I soaked up every second of Kinley-ness before bedtime- We must have sat like this for an hour. Easiest baby ever. <3

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I don’t know how she handles life like this 24 hours a day- We were exhausted after our one week together! My sister in law is the most amazing mom I know, and I’m so glad my niece and nephew won the mommy jackpot.

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Love. Her. <3

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Our last night with the kiddos came way too quickly, and before we knew it, it was our last time helping out with bath time followed by an embarrassingly teary goodbye. :(

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I wish I had video of this- Kinley was mimicking everything he was doing!

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We spent the last few nights of our trip with Aunt Cami after the kiddos left.

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Let’s do it again real soon, San Francisco! <3

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Posted by at 8:00am on November 11, 2014 under GeneralPersonalTravels

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This summer, Nate and I got the chance to shoot a wedding at Murrietta’s Well Winery in Livermore, California- Almost two years to the date after our first wedding there! I love any excuse to get out to the west coast, since that’s where my family’s from, but this trip was extra special- My brother and amazing sister-in-law braved 8 hours in the car each way with two kiddos under two to meet us! It’s hard being across the country when such a huge part of my heart is always with that family, so we extended our visit and had some San Francisco play time with our favorites.

Of course, the trip flew by like it always does, but I thought I’d share some of our favorite personal photos- Apologies in advance that 90% of them are of babies, but they’re the cutest babies in the world- Our Eskimo Quinn and Kinley Poppins! <3

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He’s getting  s o  b i g.  And I’m pretty sure he’s already smarter than me, you guys.

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Because “you can pick your friends, you can pick your nose, but you can’t pick your friend’s nose.”

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Kinley has the most epic yawns ever. They last forever, she gets all shaky, and I’m pretty sure every time it happens, a fairy gets her wings.

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SWOON.

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Aunt Cami, my favorite relative. :)

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MORE KINLEY YAWNS! <3

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We didn’t have a lens pouch, so we MacGyver-ed one out of a sock. :)

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I love that this has become our tradition- Taking the kids on a carousel ride on our visits together!

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Kinley was in love with the carousel- At least while it wasn’t moving…

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… After that things got a little scary. ;)

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I thought I knew everything about my sister-in-law until I learned she has an obsession with those claw machines. Just when I think I couldn’t love her any more than I already do! :)

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Part two tomorrow. :)

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Meet Juliana and her fiance Ryan, who we first met a yearish ago at her sister Gina’s Disney wedding! :)

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See, another one of Gina’s bridesmaids, her friend Valerie, was getting married and brought us up to New Jersey for her wedding. A week before we got there, though, Gina’s little sister happened to get engaged so things timed out perfectly for a session with them while we were there! :)

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One of my favorites! :)

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Juliana, you’re ridiculously beautiful! :)

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And then we found this location, which had Nate grinning behind his camera for a good 20 minutes!

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Faaaaaaaaaaaaaaavorite! :)

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Juliana and Ryan, thank you for having some fun with us and we can’t wait for your wedding!! :)

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More of Gina and Bob and their awesome friends!

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