Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Happy New Year!!

I absolutely LOVE New Years! I love the idea of starting off a new year fresh, like a clean slate! I love the hope and determination it brings to be better and to do new things! It's really motivating to me! I've always set new years resolutions but this year I decided to do something different than I have in the past. I've decided to dedicated this entire year to becoming a better me. I know that might sound silly, but in making that decision I have found so much peace with myself and motivation to really change some things in my life to become an all around better and happier person! 

 I have divided it up into 4 different sections: Physical, Spiritual, Business and Mental. With sub-categories and goals in each section to help myself grow! For example, under Physical I have Eat better (cook more and eat out less) and work out at least 4 times a week. Under spiritual I have daily prayer and scripture study as well as more temple attendance. Under Business I have answer emails and texts promptly, shoot XX amount of weddings, and some other goals I'm really excited about. And then under Mental I have don't say "yes" to everything, don't compare myself to others, and be more positive. There are some more goals under each of those but each one is really geared to becoming a better and happier me. 

For the past 3 or so years I have found myself on an emotional rollercoaster on so many different levels. Mental highs and serious lows that just aren't healthy and bring unnecessary sadness, worry and stress. Tyler can totally attest to this but I am seriously a control freak. I have this constant need to have control over every situation and everything that happens in my life. Well starting with these goals I have decided to let certain things go and the difference I have seen already in myself is amazing. 

So far in just focusing on myself and the goals I've set for myself I've already lost 10 pounds, feel so much more confident, have stayed on schedule with my business tasks and feel so much more happy and together mentally! This next year is going to be bringing some huge changes in my life and Tyler's life and that's why there's no better time than the present to make sure that I can be the best I can be in all areas of my life! And let go of stress and worry that isn't going to benefit myself or my future family in the long run! I already feel so free and positive about this next year! So yay for 2017!! :) 

Here are some photos from Christmas Break that I forgot to upload!! We went on a road trip to St. George and Vegas, had fun at a Jazz game, another one of our best friends had their baby boy, celebrated my brother's 17th birthday, and made some gingerbread cookies and watched some old classic Christmas movies! 

Friday, December 30, 2016

Peace Out 2016!

3 best friends having babies, my sister getting married, a best friend returning home from her mission, over 30 weddings photographed, close to 200 photos shoots and sessions shot, a magical New York Trip, Disneyland and Harry Potter World, shooting weddings in San Diego and Newport Beach California, trips to St. George and Las Vegas, slicing my finger open cutting an avocado, photographing a fashion editorial for UBB magazine, flying in a plane out to the desert to shoot some killer engagements, burning my hands (worst pain I've ever felt in my life that went on for 12 hours) cutting hot peppers, being a preferred vendor for Utah Valley Bride and Utah Bride Blog, anthropologie featuring one of my photos, a few panic attacks, speaking at Rising Tide Society about growing your audience via social media, being published in Utah Valley Bride Magazine, camping with great friends, and spending time with amazing friends and family.

You can say it's been a crazy year! 

Here is a video I've been putting together all year of our adventures and moments! 2016 has been one for the books!

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Lately... Like 3 Months Worth of Lately... ;)

Get ready for a TON of photos! I haven't blogged about everyday life for like 3 months and a LOT has happened! Including another one of my best friends have a baby, my sister getting married, lot's of fun adventures, my birthday and I even spoke as a guest speaker at an event called Rising Tide Society which is a group of creatives and entrepreneurs! I spoke about tips and tricks on how to grow your audience on instagram and targeting your ideal client. It was pretty epic! I was SO NERVOUS but I think it went well!! ha ha!! I'll put more descriptions under the photos!

 Shot another beautiful styled shoot! This one has got to be an all-time fave!

 Baby Max was born!! Delaina and Tyler make the most darling parents! So happy for them! And this BABY is adorable!

Flew in a two-three person little plane out to the desert to shoot engagements for an awesome couple! This is me with my bride Ashley sharing the backseat! ha ha! I was SO SCARED, especially with flying home in a small storm.

One of many darling bridal showers for my sister!! She is such a babe!

I also threw her a bachelorette party! It was a ton of fun!

Hanging out with Annie girl! One of my other best friend's darling babies!!

My mom made me this darling succulent. It has sadly since passed on. It contracted a disease and I have no idea what happened! This is the second succulent I've owned that has died. Maybe I'm not meant to have plants ha ha ha.

I turned 24 on October 2nd!! It was a great, low-key birthday and I loved it! P.S. I hope our kids look like Tyler. He's so handsome!!

My sister got MARRIED!! To the love of her life Connor! It was literally the most beautiful, perfect day! I can't wait to see the wedding pictures and video! I can't believe my baby sister is MARRIED!! It still blows my mind! And Connor is so awesome! We love him and are beyond happy to have him in the family!

You GUYS!!! Should I go dark? I'm serious!! I kinda like it! I clipped my sisters extensions she used to make her braid thicker on my head and this was the outcome. No joke, I kinda like it! But what do you think? I've always done blonde so I have no clue!

Love my girls! Having some girl-time, getting lunch and just plain talking is always my favorite with these two!

Corn belly's with the crew! It was a total blast! I always have a good laugh with this group. And Jessica and I almost peed our pants from laughing so hard because we literally got chased out of a maze by a chainsaw guy and I tripped and fell FACE FIRST into the gravel. It was hysterical!

I threw a "Lil' Pumpkin" themed baby shower for my other best friend Alex who should be having her baby ANY DAY NOW! Three best friends having babies this year! Can you believe it!? I think the shower turned out pretty cute!

Fright mares with my other crew was a blast! I love being best friends with my siblings! There's never a dull moment! I love them so much!

Our family's dog was a hotdog for halloween and it was hilarious!

We've been going to lot's of jazz games lately with friends and family! They are SO fun! Tyler is like... the Jazz's number one fan and likes to yell profanities at the refs and yell at the top of his lungs.  This used to scare me but now I'm used to it and embrace it ha ha ha ha ha!! (Also that group picture is honestly the worst photo of me I have ever seen... gag)

When you and your sister has the same style.... this happens.... a lot! What can I say! She has good taste! And there's a plaid trend I see! ha ha!

Doesn't this photo MELT YOUR HEART!! Baby Max and Tyler watching the jazz game! Look how big Max has gotten! Told you it has been a hot minute since I've blogged! But this photo is everything! Love it! Thanks for capturing it Delaina!

We babysat Tyler's two youngest siblings for a whole week while his parents were in Florida and it was way fun!! These two are awesome. We went to nickelcade, swig (obvi), and saw the Trolls movie which was SO GOOD by the way! We totally had a dance party on the way home to the music from the movie! These two are so busy with soccer, dance, singing, piano and lot's of homework! But we nailed it! Love these two cuties!

We had our 2nd anniversary on November 20! Tyler took me out shopping at City Creek and then surprised me with Dinner at The Roof downtown! It was such a good night! And I surprised him with tickets to see Panic at the Disco (we love that band ha ha) this upcoming year!!

We went razoring up in Midway and we got drenched in water and mud but was totally worth it! Love adventuring with this guy!

This is an awful picture of me speaking because I pulled it from a video. But loved being a guest speaker at this event! Yay for entrepreneurs!! 

That's it for now! Told ya it was a lot ;)