Monday, April 28


Two weeks ago, we launched our Spring 2014 promo video and a contest to win a lifestyle portrait session. We are completely blown away by all the sweet comments, shares and likes we received on our new video! You guys are awesome, and we are so thankful for all the feedback. 

Due to the overwhelming response, we have decided to choose 2 winners. Those winners are...

Congratulations LINDSAY DYCK + KATHRYN FERRIE! We are so excited to work with both of you!!
Please email us at to claim your prize! :)

Friday, April 25


We are kicking off our wedding season here at Love and be Loved tomorrow! Although it has been nice to have some time off from weddings, we are super excited to jump back in with both feet and kick off the season with this fantastic couple. Courtney + Will are awesome people and we can't wait to celebrate with them tomorrow! From here on out, our lives will be crazy busy, but we wouldn't have it any other way. We are incredibly blessed to meet so many fabulous couples and to witness their love stories.

Thursday, April 17


I cannot believe that this little man is 4 years old today. It seems like just yesterday we welcomed these sweet, squishy little cheeks into the world. He is incredibly hilarious, has the largest hands out of all the 4 year olds in the world, and has the biggest heart ever. He loves anything to do with cars, trucks or super heroes . We are so blessed to have this boy in our lives and to call him our son. Happy Birthday Jaxen Kael!

Thursday, April 10


It's that time of year again. Spring has sprung, and we have launched a new video! Help us celebrate by checking out our video on Facebook, *LIKE* it and *SHARE* it. You'll be entered to win a lifestyle portrait session with Love and be Loved Photography.

You'll have until the end of the day on Sunday, April 27th to LIKE + SHARE the video. The winner will be announced on Monday, April 28, 2014.

*Just a reminder that you must both *LIKE* + *SHARE* the video in order to be entered for a free session.

Friday, April 4


As you all probably know by now, we have a love for anything vintage here at Love and be Loved. I’m especially drawn to the 1950’s. Incredible fashion, romantic music, gorgeous photographs… what’s not to love?

Growing up, we would go to visit my grandparents on the west coast every summer. Their home was filled with antique treasures and fun knick knacks that they had saved throughout the years. I played with paper dolls and Barbies from the 1950’s, while my brother would play with the same trucks and tractors that my dad had as a child…. everything in pristine condition. 

On one particular visit, my grandparents pulled out their old photo slide projector and I sat there in awe as they showed us photo slides from their past, including their wedding day. I loved everything about that evening. Listening to my Grandparents reminisce about their lives together, and watching the looks on their faces as the memories came back to them. That is why I love photography. A moment in time paused, to be remembered and admired for generations. 

Photos found (here) + (here)

Years later, when I was in high school, my grandmother decided to get rid of their photo projector and to have all their photo slides scanned and made into prints. She sent me a handful of images that she thought I might like to have. My heart was overjoyed when I looked through the prints and was reminded of that wonderful evening at my Grandparents home. The photos that she sent me were from their wedding day, little did she or I know at the time that I would eventually become a wedding photographer. I have treasured these images dearly ever since. 

TOP LEFT: My beautiful Grandmother in her stunning Grace Kelly inspired wedding gown.  TOP RIGHT: My Grandmother and Grandfather.
BOTTOM LEFT: Their wedding party. How fantastic are the outfits, glasses, and hair in these photographs?  BOTTOM RIGHT: In their "Going Away" outfits. I love this picture so much.