SHOULD YOU LOSE WEIGHT FOR YOUR WEDDING DAY? A year ago I could have died. That’s a story for another day, but there’s nothing quite like squaring up to your own mortality to realise that you need to look after your physical health. Since April 2018, after my recovery, I have run over 200km, completed 30+ weight sessions in the gym, and lost over 20lbs in weight. These are just numbers and I don’t want people to congratulate me. But I thought it was worth marking the milestone. And it leads me to my main topic. My weight loss has allowed me to experience a bit of what brides, and increasingly grooms, have to face in the run up to their wedding. It’s better now than it used to be, with more diversity on show, and the focus shifting from purely physical health to incorporating mental health and a positive body image, but the wedding industry still pushes losing weight before your wedding day. It’s one of the reasons that I no longer attend the larger wedding fairs, replete with companies selling gym memberships, diet shakes, and bridal shops with impossibly thin dresses. Don’t even get me started on clinics offering plastic surgery before your wedding! All of this outside pressure can quickly accumulate on the shoulders of brides and grooms, but I’d encourage you to shrug it off before it settles. Like everything else to do with your wedding, decide what matters to you and screw the rest. It may be that you decide that you want to lose weight before your wedding, just as I did after I was ill. Great! Go for it! JUST MAKE SURE YOU ARE DOING IT FOR YOURSELF. Equally, you do not HAVE to lose weight for your wedding. Your partner is marrying you the way you are. Your family love you the way you are. Your self worth is not measured by the number on your bathroom scale. As far as I’m concerned, I have never photographed an unattractive bride or groom. EVERYONE CELEBRATING LOVE, JOY AND HAPPINESS ON THEIR WEDDING DAY IS BEAUTIFUL.
😍😍😍 Real question. For our wedding vows in Mount Zion, I (Ernie) is going to wear a wine suit... but should I rock the all wine suit from jacket to pant or should I rock the wine jacket with black pant? This is a real thing I am debating over! I need your help and I dropped a poll in the stories to figure it out. 🙌🙌🙌 Also, we just selected out AirBNB for Utah that is going to have our whole crew out there and it is so 🔥🔥🔥 🔥🔥 I will share photos of the Airbnb right after we get it all booked up this weekend. 😊😊😊 I guess I should write a little about this couple! Can’t wait till next year when we get to their wedding! It’s going to be awesome! They were so fun and made some amazing images. Also, they will be the first time we ever shoot at the Brick which is sorta insane to me. Unless someone else sneaks one in before them. 😊 Also, I like that song with “horses in the back”. No judgement please!
One of the perks of having no children/mortgage/being our own bosses is the ability to turn a 1 day out of town job into a full weekend getaway! Creep the link in our bio to see our blog post with so many selfies of our weekend trip in the Okanagan this past September. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🌿 F R I E N D S H I P 🌿 • • ‘Life is short, spend it with people who make you laugh and feel loved!’ • • Wishing my beautiful best friend @_littlesnippets the happiest of birthdays. You really are one in a million, the kindest and most positively infectious person! Hope your day is as special as you are! 💖 •
Wczoraj dostałyśmy mnóstwo wiadomości co to za odmiana róży! 🙈 Odpowiadam to jedna z piękniejszych odmian Cafe Latte! 🙈 ❤️ Jest cudowna, długo wytrzymuje i ten jej kolor! Minusem jest to, że jest bardzo droga, dlatego tak bardzo polecamy Wam tworzenie kompozycji w wodzie, w których nie musicie zakrywać gąbki florystycznej i używać kwiatów zapychaczy i skupić się na ciekawszych odmianach nie rujnując budżetu! Szykujemy dla Was więcej takich porad i ciekawostek! Jesteście zainteresowani? 🧡
So it's official, I'm ENGAGED!!! 🇮🇸🇮🇸 I get to marry the most incredible woman I've ever met ☺️ She is strong, passionate, honest, loyal, and deeply loving. @jjbarrows, I am so proud of you and everything you stand for. I love you to the moon and back and I am so excited to spend the rest of my life with you. I truly lucked out with you - I have no idea how we found each other but I am so fortunate that we did. The last year with you has been the best year of my life and I can't believe this is only the beginning! Thank you for loving me the way you do. It's the kind of love I've wanted to believe in but didn't know it was possible until you, Jennie Joy. You have loved me so well - through the rough disagreements and through the fun adventures you have shown me patience and grace. Baby, 🥂to getting engaged and I am so excited to put another 💍 on it!! Thanks for adventuring with me in Iceland 🥰😘 . 📸 by @montanadennis and @nicolie
Remember that your day is what you make of it so let’s have fun! Love is everything 🥰 Venue: @nicklausclub_monterey Specialty Rentals: @revivalrentals // Rentals: @chiceventrentals // Floral: @paeonina // Attire: @epiphanyboutique_carmel // HMU: @beautybym_ // Jewelry: @fireandbrilliance // Paper Goods: @heartpapersoul // Desserts: @tartandtin // Balloons: @lifted_balloons
Hey friends! If you didn’t already see my story, I am going to be shooting a double-header tomorrow & Saturday. Easter is also on Sunday. If you are waiting for a gallery this weekend/this next week, I promise I am working super hard to get them to you & you will see them soon! Can’t wait to share all of the beauty with you! Thank you for being amazing! - XO, Dakota Chasity
Say yes to opportunities that come your way. You may get to capture a moment like this, or travel to new places or make new friends or all of them! Either way you’ll be happy you did. I love this photo, such a cool way to show motion in a dance photo. What do you think?💡📸