Hi again.

Well, it's been nearly a year since I last blogged. I've been working on this site update for just over a year but it manages to keep getting pushed to lowest priority. The other night I did a dumb thing and stayed up wayyy too late, and finally finished it. Go me! I felt pretty accomplished for about 10 minutes and then I was like, why am I doing with my life? GO TO BED.

So, in the past year, we had a baby (she's the best) and moved from Phoenix, AZ to Springfield, MO. I am finishing up the weddings I had booked last year but I won't be posting weddings on this blog regularly anymore!

We had a big week this week, and for the first time ever, we put an offer on a house and it was accepted. (We did not own our house in Phoenix, we were leasing it from my dad.) For anyone who's bought a home before, you know there are several more steps in the process before it's officially ours! But we're pretty excited and already planning improvements and browsing for area rugs online and stuff like that. It's a beautiful Victorian home built in 1866. I've started the "Park House" tab at the top to document the process of our home from before to after. I might have jumped the gun on that so cross your fingers that I don't have to delete that tab. ;) Here are some iPhone shots I got as we looked at the home the first time.

If they knew what we were going to do to this house, they wouldn’t sell it to us.
— Josh

Real updates coming soon hopefully. :)

Matt + Britteny Are Our Friends | Phoenix, Arizona

I've really been wanting to start a small ongoing set of photos of our friends.

Matt and Britteny were so willing to let me photograph them a couple of months ago - I love their style, we love them as a couple! They're so creative (Britteny's artwork is amazing, I'm proud to say we own an original that I instagrammed about a few days ago! Her website is here - she's incredible.) They're two of our favorite people to hang out with and grab some late night comfort food at 5 & Diner with. ;)

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Richard + April's Vow Renewal | Phoenix, Arizona

Our beautiful friends Richard and April recently celebrated their 10 year anniversary! They're also about to welcome their first kid into this crazy world (it's a boy!) and we couldn't be more excited for them. There was a lot to celebrate so before their vow renewal ceremony, we took a few minutes and shot some photos near our church, and the light could not have been planned better!

Josh and I love these two so much. I can honestly say they were a huge factor when we decided to move to Phoenix - every time we visited they made us feel like family. We are family! We love them to death. It was really special for me to get to take these photos for them. <3 We love you Richard and April (and Asher)!

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