Posted on November 5, 2015
We went quiet here this summer, and I wanted to drop in and show you why!
We took the summer to help grow this little project with our partners Haxton Road Studios, and it caused us to step away from the blog.
We’ll be catching you up with our weddings starting next week, but I wanted to show you where you can find our corner sessions (and keep up with them, because we’ve got big plans).
And, just because we’re on the subject, here are our latest sessions with the band Joseph. They were the soundtrack to one of my most important summers, and I could only dream of capturing their lyrics and harmonies one day. When I contacted them, I just assumed it wouldn’t happen (they are in the Pacific Northwest, we are in Arkansas…they are well known throughout the country and probably wouldn’t have time for us…the list of reasons goes on), but they were kind enough to meet up with us while they were on tour and we were able to create something beautiful together. Check it out for yourself:
So, there you have it! A little update and something gorgeous to watch. We’ll be back in this space more often now that we’ve got this launched, so we’ll see you soon friends.
Posted on October 19, 2015
Alright, this is going to be a long one, but it’s all just beautiful visuals so it’s 100% worth it. Today is Day 3 of Inyat and Umar’s wedding weekend-the reception. This rounded out three days of celebrating marriage and its significance on a sweet, celebratory note.
Inyat and Umar, thank you so much for bringing us along for your marriage celebrations. We were honored, wowed by the beauty, amazed by your story (who meets their spouse through a simple retweet?!), and we wish you the best in your future.
Now. The good part.
Photos (video will be at the bottom):
And the video:
So many good moments. So many beautiful things. I hope you’ve loved the recap of Inyat & Umar’s weekend of celebrating their marriage.
Posted on October 16, 2015
Earlier this week, we posted Inyat & Umar’s Mehndi Ceremony, and today we’re sharing their wedding ceremony!
This day was a sweet, low-key time of family, traditions, and incredible food. The Rana family was so kind and generous to open up their home to us so that we could capture this moment of Inyat and Umar’s wedding weekend.
*Just like last time, video is at the bottom, so soak it all up.
Posted on October 12, 2015
Where to even start on this blog. This wedding was a three day celebration full of lights and colors and sounds and I was so overwhelmingly thankful that Truebadours was chosen to document such a special time.
I’ve been thinking a lot about the impossibility of life and especially love. That one thing sets an entire part of your life in motion…that idea seems so crazy to me. Like how a simple re-tweet turned in to a conversation between two people across the world from each other…which turned in to a love story…which turned in to this three day celebration of their marriage.
So, here is day 1. The Mehndi Ceremony: colorful, vibrant traditions and the beginning of a weekend full of family & friends pouring blessings on these two.
We’ve got photos AND video for this weekend, scroll through to get the best experience of seeing the stills and then watch them come to life through the video.
We’ll start with the photos:
And now, for the video:
Posted on August 25, 2015
Man, it’s been a while.
It’s been a season of hard work and disappearing to take care of new puppies!
*Rabit trail: Meet Ron and Leslie!
The day we took them home from the animal shelter to be our foster pups…after a week there was NO way we were letting them leave our house.
Yes, their names are inspired by Parks and Rec. And strangely their personalities match their namesakes.
Okay. Now, back to the actual blog (you’re welcome for the puppy break though).
Today, James and I are celebrating THREE YEARS of being married. In honor of that time spent together, I thought I’d share some thoughts on marriage that I’ve learned from living with (and working with) James.
1: Talk. James is a master communicator. He never leaves me guessing as to where his mind and his heart are, and he will sit on the couch and not get up until I tell him what I’m thinking/feeling (which is really hard for me to do.). He’s the reason we’ll never have unspoken resentment, secrets, or anything else that could sneak in and build walls.
2: Always be on the same team. Be fiercely loyal in love and support and make sure that at of the end of the day, you remember you’re in this together. Choose your spouse over other outside people, never speak ill of them (even in jest), and always tell your partner “I believe in you”.
3: Laugh and have adventures. There’s no point in sweating the small stuff, but celebrating it and making it magical? Absolutely.
Marriage is a beautiful thing. The ultimate friendship, the biggest adventure, the understanding that someone is always on your side. The knowledge that you are heard, you are seen, you are understood, and you are deeply loved. What is more beautiful?!
That’s why we film your weddings. Yes, we love making beautiful things. But more importantly, we want to celebrate the fact that two more souls have found their homes. We don’t make our work meaningful–you do.
So, happy anniversary to my love and happy birthday to Truebadours (It’s our honeymoon baby). We’ll be spending the days celebrating through simple quality time together. How do you celebrate your love?