Confession: I am a bit obsessed with Instagram.  If you follow me on Instagram, you already know this!  I post a photo at least once a day!  I post a ton of photos of my kiddos, my food (mostly breakfast ), and running shoe selfies (lots of these!).  I also every once in awhile, post behind the scenes photos of us shooting a wedding or sneak peeks from our latest wedding and engagement sessions, but I’m afraid these get lost in between photos of  protein shakes and my kids being silly.

So today, I am really excited to share our new Instagram feed, dedicated to all things wedding photography!  You can follow us on behind-the-scenes looks of us shooting a wedding, get notified of the latest blog posts, and of course, there will be lots of pretty weddings to look at!  I’d love it if you followed us:  http://instagram.com/theemerics!!! And if you really really want to see photos of my breakfasts, you can totally follow me on my personal Insta too ;)

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xo,

Jessie

April 18
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This past June I started a new personal blog to chronicle the ups and downs of life.  It focuses on my newfound love of running and also our family life.  Since doing this, I realized I hardly ever blog about anything personal here anymore.  I mean, this is a wedding photography blog and I don’t suppose you want to read all about my latest race, what I ate, and how hard this whole fitness thing really is..but, if you do want to read it then go on over to It’s A Messy Life and have at it!

Anyhow, I decided to start this weekly blog series here.  I think Family Friday will be a fun and balanced way for us to share a bit of who we are and what we do for fun when we aren’t photographing awesome weddings!  We love sharing a bit of our lives with you and I hope you’ll enjoy reading and seeing our weekly pictures of our crazy messy life :)

Like I said, I’ve gotten really into running and joined this challenge to run 14 races in 2014 (what was I thinking??!) I knew they all wouldn’t be half marathons and serious races, so when a friend asked me if I was going to run the Bubble Run last month I looked into it.  It seemed like a ton of fun and children 5 and under got to run for free.  I asked my 5 year old daughter, Elysse, if she’d be up and of course she was!  Running through huge colored suds and bubbles was just her thing!  She did great and we ran and walked our 5K and had a blast going through the bubble sections!

It was definitely a great bonding experience for us and I will cherish it forever!  Huge thanks to Jason for taking these fun photos of us!

xo,

Jessie

 

April 09
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I’m such a sucker for long distance relationships.  Jason and I lived in different states while we were dating in high school (can you call that dating?!?) But, I think Stephanie + Henrik took long distance relationships to the next level and totally made our 4 hour drive to visit each other seem like a ride around the block.  You see, Stephanie lives here in Las Vegas.  Henrik lived in Stockholm, Sweeden.

Yet, regardless of the distance, they fell in love.  They made their relationship work.  They knew they couldn’t live without each other and so after countless amounts of paperwork and many long plane rides later they tied the knot on April 4, 2014.  I don’t think these two will ever be too far apart ever again….

Stephanie + Henrik  had an intimate ceremony with family and friends and then met up with us at the beautiful Springs Preserve to get some modern portraits around the gardens of the two of them on their wedding day.  We also made our way to the Arts District Downtown for a few edgy urban shots.  Big shout out to the team from Makeup in the 702 for Stephanie’s fabulous hair & makeup!  And I’ll just say, I absolutely loved Stephanie’s unconventional style and found a beautiful black wedding dress that is totally her!

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April 03
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Migdalia + Fernando came from Orlando, FL to get married They knew they wanted something private and completely different from anything you could find in Central Florida.  Yup, I think they found just that in the beautiful dramatic landscape that can only be found at the Valley of Fire.  Enjoy!

Migdalia + Fernando: Thank you for having me share in your special day.  It was such a pleasure meeting you both and I hope we can meet again in Florida sometime ;)

Vendor Love

Ceremony: Valley of Fire State Park

Officiant (my favorite!): Peachy Keen Unions by Angie Kelly

Hair & Makeup: Nurture Spa & Salon at Luxor

Cake: Freeds Bakery

 

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