I'm Nikki, a creative old soul who loves tea time, tip-toeing through gardens, mounds of books, swaying to records, watercolors, sunset walks with our three yorkies, and star-gazing with Paul. This blog carries snippets of my life with just us two (five with Rusty, Lucy, & Ethel) - I hope it brings you happiness as you snuggle in with something warm and delicious and begin reading. Enjoy, friends!

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Ashley | A Country Chic Bridal Session

I have found a new love: bridal sessions.

In between the hustle and bustle of weddings and engagement shoots, it’s so relaxing to just shoot a session for myself. Often times I find myself daydreaming about different photo shoots while I’m supposed to be doing other things, such as sleeping. I don’t know how many times I’ve woken up Paul because I came up with another idea for a photo shoot…I like to brainstorm with somebody. :)

I have been so lucky with meeting such wonderful people in this industry and am so fortunate to be able to work with them during a session like this. Leigha (our lovely hairstylist and makeup artist) and I had been going back and forth with ideas for dresses and hair for months, while Kari (our lovely florist) and I were going back and forth about floral inspiration – I love what we all came up with. It’s a good feeling when a vision, no matter how small, finally comes to life and is able to finally be shared with others.

Thank you so much to Leigha, Kari, my cousin and our model, Ashley, Janelle – a former bride and our lovely 3rd photographer, and of course Paul. :) You all did a fantastic job and I’m so glad we could work, eat pizza, gossip, and have a wonderful time together. :)

Well hello, gorgeous. :)

My cousin is just too cute. :)Leigha is the best! Love what she came up with for Ashley’s hair!