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Monday, January 30, 2017

A full heart after a quick weekend.

I got a last minute invite to hang with two of my favorite girls on Friday, so after a quick dinner at home with Caleb, I was off. I love that these girls could've been doing anything with their friends on a random Friday night, but they wanted to hang out with me! I'm so thankful for them and the fun we had together! We watched RV (seeing Robin Williams on screen nearly made me cry!), learned a little bit of John Legend's "All of Me" on the keyboard, and of course, played with every last Snapchat filter there was!

Caleb texted me and told me he went to my Aunt and Uncle's to watch Hacksaw Ridge (again) with my Uncle since he hadn't seen it, so when I left the girls, I went over to their place and watched it with them! Seriously, such a good movie.

We slept in Saturday and after Caleb made breakfast we each worked out. I REALLY didn't want to, but Caleb convinced me that I'd feel awesome afterward, and of course I did, so I'm happy I did it! We really just lounged around all day doing a lot of laundry, cleaning and napping.

I made some BBQ Chicken Stuffed Peppers for us for dinner and they were SO good! You need to click this recipe and make it tonight!

After dinner we spent the rest of our evening with some of our best friends doing what we do best; GAME NIGHT! Erin and I of course won our traditional puzzle race (yes, those are a thing in our households), we played a hilarious game of Disney Monopoly and I discovered my love of Racko!

Sunday was pretty freaking incredible. We slept in (whoops) and even got to cuddle our adorable nephew for a while and hang out with E&J some more!

THEN! I was able to photograph (actually, I was one of about 10 photographers that were split up into 4 groups) TWO styled shoots at a local venue called Urban Artifact. This was a project we'd been working on putting together for a couple of months through our Tuesdays Together group, and it was so fun to see it all come together. I haven't uploaded all of my own current photos yet so for now you get this google photo to paint a picture for you...
The point of these two "styled shoots" was to showcase all of our creative talent within the group and to give everyone more portfolio material! We've got everything from photographers to videographers, florists to calligraphers, bakers and event planners! You name it, we've probably got it. It was so much fun to spend a few hours snapping away and getting to shoot alongside some other photographers! The point of this group is "community over competition", and it was really cool to see everyone work so hard on something and see how BEAUTIFUL it turned out.

Over a month ago one of the sweet event planners reached out to me to see if I knew anyone who'd want to model for us and I had an answer for her right way; Olivia and Sean! They are adorable and so SO in love and it was so great seeing her yesterday!

If you want some awesome behind the scenes footage check out The Rising Tide's Instagram story from yesterday! It was a lot of fun! Since I don't have them uploaded/edited yet, here's a quick #backofcamera sneak peek!

I hope everyone had a great weekend! Of course it went WAY too fast, but what else is new?!


  1. The styled shoot sounds like so much fun! I got a few puzzles at the thrift store this weekend -- I'll have to see if I can get Matt agree to a race! :)

  2. i watched jumanji recently and totally almost cried seeing him as well. sad face. i don't think i've seen RV though. the styled shoot sounds awesome, love the focus on community over competition.

  3. Such a fun weekend!! Those stuffed peppers look absolutely incredible. Woo hoo for game night!! Those are always so fun and just a great way to forget about anything else going on in life for a few hours. The styled shoot sounds incredible, I love the point of "community over competition", and it's a great way to get to know others/vendors!

  4. Your photos are always so amazing. I wish I could have known you when we got married.

  5. Oh my goodness. That venue! All the heart eyed emojis! I can't wait to see what you created and captured sweet friend. I'm so glad you had such a good weekend!

  6. Thank you for sharing that recipe - those peppers look so good! We used a real life couple as well this past weekend and I feel like that makes the photo shoot that much better! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  7. I haven't played RACKO in so long! Sounds like you had a really fun weekend! Can't wait to see more pics from the styled shoot. I love stuffed peppers & those sound amazing.

  8. Yummmmay! I'm def going to have to try that version of stuffed peppers soon! :) so glad we got to see you guys this weekend for an old school game night!

  9. Stuffed peppers are one of our favorite recipes to rotate! I love finding different combinations to stuff in them!


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