Rian Nichole Fashion : Cleans out MY closet!!

I am so grateful to know miss Rian, and have been able to work with her on a special project for her wedding rehearsal dinner.
She is crazy sweet, and on Tuesday Rian came ALL the way to my front door in Checotah, Oklahoma and cleaned out all of Josh and I’s old ratty out of style clothes! She also helped us with our addiction to t-shirts. We got rid of about 5 trash bags worth of clothes and 2 bags of shoes.
I FEEL AMAZING!!! The little bottle of champagne she gave us was an oh so perfect way to celebrate tidying up and simplifying our lives…………..it was long long over due. Check out her page http://www.riannichole.org

 

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Happy Birthday Jeline!!

If you have contacted me this year about working with me, more than likely you’ve gotten to talk to my sweet sweet cousin/sister/friend/office manager Jeline.  ( the mommah in these photos below ) Jeline has been in my life since I was about 14 because she fell in love , married and made a baby with my cousin Aaron. I am so blessed to have this woman in my life, and am so fortunate that she is willing to work the email, and some of the phone section of this business!

By the way…. she turns THIRTY today…. and is so so so so so so beautiful and a crazy awesome rock climber, check out her blog Climb on Sister here!!

Happy Birthday Jeline : )
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Happy 2 Year Anniversary to us!

I’m typing this on the Saturday before Josh and I have been married two years, our house is literally covered in laundry, camera gear, and bags we are packing for our constant trips to camp and photo shoots. We just had our favortie pizza from the best place in Checotah delivered, and Josh is mowing the lawn.

Everyone always says ” the first year of marriage is the hardest” and I would always laugh at them thinking, yeah… sure.. but Josh and I are different, we are one of the best couples I know!

…. the first year of marriage is the hardest.

Don’t get me wrong I love the crud out of that man, and the first year made me love him even stronger, but this beautiful routine we have now, the ” I’ve figured out your quirks and I know when to say what” and knowing that Josh and I both have a busy season of life when we just are’t 100% our selves ( thank God they are in different parts of the year)  This second year has been magical comapred to the first.

Josh is now a seasoned coach.

My business is growing like crazy.

Josh needs lazy days and I have learned to accept it.

Sometimes I need to cry/hug it out, and Josh has learned to accept that. ( I literally jokingly scheduled a hug session this morning so I could just hug him and breath instead of thinking about the bajillon things I had to do today)

Our most recent photo below, taken on 4th of July.  If you’re interested in hearing how we fell in love click here  http://lenaephotography.wordpress.com/2013/02/01/my-love-story/

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OH and for fun… our wedding video : )

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9 Ways to Produce Better Instagram Videos – Stationary Academy

 

 

My purpose behind video portraits is to create an authentic connection with your potential clients, or loved ones.

I’m so excited to be creating a video portrait for  Stationary Academy  at the end of this month! At the event I will be offering special pricing for Video Portraits if you sign up before the event!

As a bonus to me documenting and attending, Jennifer Faught from Something Detailed  and I  created these tips for creating better instagram videos.

If you are at all interested in my business to business Video Portraits, see examples of them here and contact me soon because spots before the end of the year are being snatched up!

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xoxoox Have a great day!

 

 

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Amelia Venable | 6 months old

Amelia I am so happy that I have gotten to photograph you your whole life! During this session your chunk finally came in and I got to cuddle with you while we changed your clothes during the shoot! You’re so precious and sweet little girl! Miss you already!
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Trace and Chelsea | Lubbock, Texas Wedding

If you check our facebooks I have known Chelsea and Trace since 2008. I met Chelsea while we were both working at La Baguette in Norman, Oklahoma. We clicked because we both have a really goofy sense of humor, so when I met Trace I wasn’t surpised to find he shared that same funny trait. It has been a few years since I have seen them both, but was SO entertained and happy to find that they have both stayed super goofy and fun. The perfect weather day in Lubbock, Texas was such a laid back, go with the flow, enjoy the moments day. We captured some stunning images and Trace and Chelsea talked me in to starting a “wedding of the year” contest ( seeings how they knew they would probably be in the running since I kept telling them so, check back later in the year for more details on that)

Seriously you two.
So much love.

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Kelsey Kennedy | Video Portrait

The majority of people who sign up to be  photographers and videographers spend a lot of their time developing their trade to best capture the happiest moments in peoples lives. Newborn babies, family photos, engagements and weddings just to name a few.

But as you know there are seasons in our lives that aren’t very happy at all and require lots of strength and courage.

I was recently asked to document the story of Kelsey Kennedy. Kelsey  is currently battling stage 4 cancer, and is a wife and mother to a precious 4 year old little girl.

Though I have spent my career striving to document the happiest moments in my client’s lives, this was by far the most meaningful and touching story I have ever been blessed to tell.

It broke me.

The strength of the holy spirit was there with me, as I stood on the Kennedy family’s bed, filming from above as they looked at baby photos of Alexa together and giggled and read books.

The compassion of the holy spirit was there with me, as I interview Kelsey as she spoke about her desire to be the active and fun mom she has always dreamed of being.

The voice of the holy spirit was with me, as I prayed on my knees before starting the editing process of this video, begging God to let the story he wanted told , be told.

Finally, the JOY of the holy spirit filled me as I watched the video I had produced with Shannon Ho, and her work on the You caring site bring in dollar after dollar in such a plentiful and quick way.

I am so incredibly honored that the Lord has given my business purpose and the ability to bless others by telling their stories in a beautiful way.

Please watch the video here, and click here if you feel led to give to Kelsey’s holistic treatment.

 

 

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