Posted on April 27, 2016
We have officially decided that we love New Year’s Eve weddings. They’re so much fun, an excuse for more glitter and confetti, and there’s something so romantic about the idea of starting a new chapter together at a time generally used for reflection, celebration, and new beginnings.
Whitney and Adam’s wedding was all of those things and more and we are so glad we got to make their wedding video!
Check it out for yourself! (You know the drill, this is just the teaser, so watch the full highlight here for more.)
Things we loved about this wedding:
That gorgeous gown from Tesori Bridal! Whitney was the definition of a bombshell bride.
21c Museum Hotel made an incredible venue. The iconic penguins got involved and they got to drive the famous “penny car”!
Whitney and Adam were so relaxed and just wanted to have fun and enjoy the day, which is exactly what they did.
Thank you Whitney and Adam for letting us be your videographers and capturing your day for you! We hope you enjoy your wedding video for years to come.
Posted on March 18, 2016
Kortlynn and Tyler are two of the kindest and good-hearted people you’ll meet. Their love for each other and for life was obvious from the day we sat down with them for their love story.
So, needless to say, we were so looking forward to getting to spend their wedding day with them, and it was just what we expected. Having been together so long, there was a deep love and a deep friendship between Kortlynn and Tyler, as well as their friends and family. The ceremony was deeply personal and you could feel the joy in the room during the reception.
So, here are some things we loved about this wedding:
•Watching the girls help Kortlynn with her makeup.
•Tyler messing up Kortlynn’s bow at the first look.
•The PORTRAITS! A christmas tree farm, a Tesori Bridal dress, and a fun group of people? Perfect.
•The first look with Kortlynn’s dad.
•The emotional connection the pastors had to Kortlynn and Tyler. Their ceremony was very personal and meaningful.
•The Father/Bride and Mother/Groom dances
•The fun and light-hearted reception.
Ready to see it for yourself? Here you go!
Kortlynn and Tyler, thank you so much for letting us capture your love story and your wedding for you. It was an honor to make your wedding video.
Posted on March 3, 2016
Today I’m bringing you something totally different–and something I never thought I’d be sharing–newborn photos! I was asked by Beth and Chris to come and take some photos of their precious Edie, and since I was dying to see her anyways, I said yes.
I’m so glad I did! I’ve done an in-hospital newborn video, and we did this family portrait, but these photos were something different, and I had a blast doing it! I love that Beth wanted to keep it simple, no dressing Edie up in anything crazy (or dressing her at all haha), just life and the little details that you never want to forget.
Life and the little details that you never want to forget…as I just typed that, I realized that’s the entire reason Truebadours exists. Man, am I lucky to be the person to capture that for people.
So, take some time on this Thursday to soak in the total sweetheart that baby Edie is and how loved she is by her parents.
Posted on February 23, 2016
Meredith and Vinson had the sweetest vintage inspired wedding at The Stone Chapel at Matt Lane Farm and we had such a fun time capturing their wedding!
Things we loved about this wedding:
• The bridal party was full of jokes and family stories
• The vintage car and tommy gun
• The standing ovation as they exited the ceremony (so sweet)
• The jazz party of a reception
Want to see what we’re talking about? Watch it all happen in the teaser (and see the full highlight here):
Meredith and Vinson, thank you so much for inviting us in to your story and letting us create your wedding video. We hope you’re still living in newly-wedded bliss.
Posted on January 21, 2016
When you say something is taking place at a barn, you assume a certain aesthetic. But at the first sight of the deep red flowers hanging in the trees, the table set in the middle of the forest, and the gorgeous gowns from She Said Yes, I dropped my expectations at the door. What followed was a completely organic process to carry out LaDonna’s vision for a shoot called “Legado”.
Now, before I show you the piece of art I got to make for her, I want you to get to know where her heart was at–because it’s essential to understanding not just our day, but how LaDonna processes her craft.
Legado translated means Legacy. I call this shoot Legado.
Legado is my prayer. In a time when it can be easier to separate, we must be strong by standing together. Our legado should be that we’re a blessing to Mother Earth and our sisters and brothers we take this journey with. My prayer is that even in uncertain times, we choose a legado of love and kindness even when we lack understanding. This life is short so let’s make our time here count and when we’re gone, those we’ve left behind can be proud of what we did here.
You can read more of her words on the blog she wrote about this shoot.
Now, for the video. I can’t explain how proud I am of this video. Running off the creative energy of LaDonna and the ladies at The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch, we gave ourselves permission to break all of our “rules”. From how we shot it, to how we edited and colored it, everything was just a natural flow of creativity and it felt so good.
So, without further ado, Legado:
Want to see even more gorgeous art from this day? Head over to Stephanie Parsley’s blog and see the photos she captured. They are so gorgeous and full of light and color.
LaDonna, thank you so much for bringing me along and letting me be inspired by your vision. I can’t wait to see where your talent and passion take you.
And, just for fun, a little behind the scenes peek:
Once again, the details:
Creator/Art Direction: Ladonna Lanier
Styling/Floral/Venue: The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch
Bridal Dresses: She Said Yes
Tuxedos: Paul Morrell
Models: Reichelle Alexis, Corinne DeOrbegozo, Payton Marshall, Sydney Gibson, Tonia Polk, Hein Hillmer, & Lawrence Blake
Hair: Chaz Gogel & Hayley Tucker
Makeup: Karla Jacquez & Suylen Chavira
Invitations: Crystal Thomas with Made Divine
Photography: Stephanie Parsley Photography