Today is Ed's birthday! So we're celebrating with his very favorite go-to cocktail, the Jack and Coke. For this month's installment of our AHP Cocktail Series, we're also sharing my choice, the Pimm's Cup. We've added the word "winning" to it because our dance Nationals will be later this month! If you missed our first recipe, or want a refresher of why we do this in the first place, make sure you check out March’s Cocktail Recipes. And don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter! Our subscribers always get email reminders when these posts go live, and I always try to include a little something extra just for you.
Wow, it's May already? This year is flying by! A new month means it’s time to share the next monthly installment in our AHP Cocktail Series! I know we just shared April's recipes last week, but we wanted to make sure to share this month before Cinco de Mayo! We have great selections if you're hosting a party. If you missed our first recipe, or want a refresher of why we do this in the first place, make sure you check out March’s Cocktail Recipes. And don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter! Our subscribers always get email reminders when these posts go live, and I always try to include a little something extra just for you.
It's almost the end of the month, so you know what that means! It's time to share the next monthly installment in our AHP Cocktail Series! If you missed the first one, or want a refresher of why we do this in the first place, make sure you check out March's Cocktail Recipes. And don't forget to sign up for our newsletter! Our subscribers always get email reminders when these posts go live, and I always try to include a little something extra just for you.
If we're friends (and I hope we are!), you already know that cocktail hour is a big deal for us. For Ed and me, happy hour is more than just drinks. It's a state of mind. It's almost always a daily Mon-Fri thing, so it's inherently tied to the work day. But it represents the end of the work day. It's a time to gather with friends and revel in relaxation, if only for an hour. It means that we survived another daily grind, and now it's time to let go of the stress, shake it off, and prepare ourselves to kick butt yet again tomorrow. We believe that everyone deserves an hour a day to rest and unwind.
Wanna know what Ed and I are doing for Valentine's Day this year? Absolutely nothing. Not because we've been married for over 20 years. Not because we forgot to make reservations. And not because we don't love each other. We just think Valentine's Day is stupid. If you know me, this is not new to you. I've been saying it for years. Love should not be reserved for one day a year. Love is too precious! It should happen every day. So instead, we celebrate our love and marriage throughout the year. Today, we're sharing a few of the ways we make sure our marriage is a top priority!
We have such a special love story to share with you today! One of our favorite things to shoot is a courthouse wedding. Elopements are all about marriage! It's a way for two people to say they want to be together forever, but they don't need a big event to celebrate their love. When they ask us to be there with them, it's the highest honor! Having us there means that these memories are priceless to them, and they want each moment documented in the most beautiful way possible. We think courthouse weddings are so romantic, and Celia and Jeff's wedding day was no exception!
I can't believe it's been over a year since I first talked with Jessica. She and Tim don't have wedding photos that they love, so they decided to document their next adventure instead - their new home! She was so excited about the idea of this session that she emailed me even before their house was fully framed out! A year later, we were so thrilled to finally meet them in person. This session was a long time coming, and we can't wait to share their story!
Another year, another February. Another Valentine's Day. I still hold to my Valentine's-Day-Is-Stupid mantra (and that photo STILL cracks me up), but not quite as tightly as before. I'm starting to soften up a little. If you can't beat em, join em, right?
Today is a special occasion on the blog! As parents of four beautiful tyrants children, we are always so happy to hear when our couples are expecting! We know what a blessing children are, and these two are going to make wonderful parents. Lori and Kenny were ready to become parents soon after their summer backyard wedding, and we were so happy to be able to document this milestone for them! We returned to Cedar Hill Farm exactly one year after taking Lori and Kenny's engagement photos, and we had so much fun with this pumpkin-inspired fall maternity session! Read on to see their excitement and creativity!
I am not handling stress well this year. We don't have time for anything these days, much less decorating the house for Christmas. Even though I didn't think it would happen, the house got decorated anyway! And it was probably the quickest, most stress-free holiday decorating we've ever done. Come on in for our Christmas home tour, and I'll let you know how I managed to do it!