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Betsy + Todd: INLOVE

What a fabulous day with Betsy and Todd… Despite the gnats that wouldn’t stop attacking us, we had a great time shooting today. We went very natural today: grass and trees. Betsy was so inspiring with her natural, creamy wardrobe and her fair skin and gorgeous blonde hair. I could’ve shot her all day :) I hope you know how beautiful you are!!! So of course, I couldn’t pick just a few to show you. Here are 11. Enjoy!

I’m going to start off with a shot that I just wanted to transform into a more dramatic piece. Let me know what you think.











Rebekah: SENIOR SESH

Had an awesome shoot with Rebekah on Monday. I hope you enjoy. :)









Brooke + Darren: WEDDING DAY

Brooke + Darren: We have LOVED getting to know you and felt so blessed to get to enjoy your wedding day with you. I hope you love every photo! We look forward to keeping in touch and shooting for you again in the future! Love, love, love you guys!
















Brooke absolutely adores her nieces and I had a ton of pix her loving on them. So sweet.


Josh, Brianna + the kiddos

It was a beautiful day and I was so excited to shoot Josh, Brianna and the kids today! I was super excited to see their newest little one, Graham. He is so sweet and I really had trouble not posting about 20 photos of him on here. Haha. Anyway, I hope you enjoy this glance at our day. :)


Kids always make it interesting!


I love this shot because of the spit! Haha.


This little girl….




Andy + Adam

I got to take some pix in the freezing cold with Adam + Andy this weekend. Great friends that we don’t see enough of!!! We started off with a few lovey dovey couple shots and then ended off with me and my ideas for Adam some new shots for his music stuff. Adam is an incredible singer/songwriter! Check him out on Facebook: adamsullivanmusic or on Twitter @theadamsullivan.









Brooke: THE BRIDE

I’ve been wanting to blog this session for quite a while now. I finally shot Brooke and Darren’s wedding this past Saturday so now I can post her bridal sesh! LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT! I hope you guys enjoy them. :)






Some things you should know…

Some things that I want ALL brides-to-be to know….

1. It doesn’t matter what all the perfect planning books or wedding etiquette says, your wedding can reflect exactly who you are no matter what. So if you want hotdogs and hamburgers at a super cool rustic backyard shindig… DO IT! That goes for any other idea you are contemplating, but keep wondering what others may think! You and your guy are the only opinions that should matter when it comes to designing your perfect wedding.
2. Work it in your budget for a make up artist. You will be surprised how much it makes you glow in photos. It brings a little boost of confidence that shines from the inside out too.
3. Make sure you have found your “perfect match” in a photographer. It’s not just their work you need to look at, you are more importantly seeing how your personalities mesh. You spend ALOT of time with your photographer and on the wedding day, they are with you at every moment so you need to feel totally comfortable! They should feel like a BFF by the wedding day so that their presence makes you feel at ease, not add more stress.
4. Take into consideration whether venues offer a clean up service or if you should hire one. If you can afford it, that would alleviate your family having to spend all night stacking chairs, etc. and cleaning up after you are gone. Trust me, I have the type of family that wants to do it all, but if you can talk them out of it, DO IT just because you love them!

That’s all for now :) Just wanted to share! Love, Darla

And since it’s always good to have a photo in a blog post, here is a cool nighttime shot!


Protected: Andrea + Johnny: WEDDING BOOK

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Protected: Rachel + Jared: WEDDING BOOK

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Protected: Nina + Marc: WEDDING BOOK

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FEBRUARY!!!!

So it’s February, the month of LOVE! I’ve been working on some special things for this month, but just in celebration of LOVE… I want to give away a DATE. Who would love to take a special someone to dinner and a movie at Monaco on us? Here is how to play:
Send your friends and family to Authentic Photography Facebook page and have them like my page and say who sent them (ex. Darla sent me!). If they are engaged, you get your name in 2 times. (ex. Darla sent me! I’m engaged!)
Click FOLLOW this site and leave a comment under the this post to let me know you are playing!

ANYBODY CAN PLAY! I’ll announce the winner on Monday, the 6th.


Review Us!

Hey Authentic Clients: Past and Present. We would love to have your review about your experience with us! Hope to hear from you all. Love, Darla + Daniel

Thanks for participating. We love our couples!

Madison + Spencer: IN LOVE Sesh

Enjoy at peek at some lovely shots from Madison + Spencer’s IN LOVE session this past weekend. Love them!


Protected: Raenate + Chris: WEDDING BOOK

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For the time being…

Since I have so many weddings that I’ve not blogged yet, I thought that I would post some couple shots from a few weddings.
Enjoy Friends! Love.

Jess + Danny: LOVE THEM. Close friends are also fabulous to shoot for. Journey was their ‘ring boy’ :)

Johnny + Andy: Also close friends of ours and we loved being able to shoot their wedding. Such an awesome day!

Nina + Marc: Our Veteran’s Day wedding. Such an honor to have shot for them!!! I cried much tears LOL Really. :)

Emily + Ryan: Loved getting to know ya’ll. So cool. Loved every detail of your wedding!

I love this face!!!

Ash + Spencer: MORE CLOSE FRIENDS! This was the year of MANY friends of ours getting hitched. You guys are so special. Love you so much.

Ash, you are gorgeous from the inside out!

Sara + Jas: Wish we could have gotten to know you guys more. Loved getting to hang out with you and shoot for you two! You are super cool and your families were so sweet.

 


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Me and the Fam on Christmas Eve.

Me and the Fam on Christmas Eve.

We never get family photos. That is on my resolution list: to have a real family photo shoot. While I was shooting my whole family photo, my sis-in-law snapped this one of us :)


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Alex: SENIOR SESH


Brittani + Ryan: WEDDING DAY

We have been so blessed this year with more amazing couples. We have so loved falling in love with them all and Brittani and Ryan were no different. We loved every second of getting to know you guys.

Church: Good Shepherd Catholic Church

Reception Venue: The Roundhouse

Make Up Artist: Nancy Finnegan

POST Session Awesomeness!!!

Yummy Light!


Meagan + Tyler: WEDDING DAY

So, for the first blog in a LONG time, I am going to start with Meagan and Tyler. The day was full of laughter and fun and OH SO MUCH love. I loved getting to be with all of Meg and Tyler’s friends and family. We were adopted in immediately :) I hope you enjoy this glimpse of their gorgeous day.

Venue: Burritt on the Mountain

Make Up Artist: Stacey Spearman (Wedding) & Nancy Finnegan (INLOVE & Post Session)

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Here are a couple of shots from their IN LOVE Sesh:

The Wedding Day began and Meg’s mom and dad’s house where there was so many places to take beautiful detail shots!

LOVE these ring shots!!!

I loved this SISTER moment.

We did a POST session since Meagan and Tyler decided not to have a FIRST LOOK on their wedding day! Post sessions allow us to shoot an entire session of couple shots in your wedding threads. So fun. And not to mention, completely stress FREE!


Erica + Brent: WEDDING BOOK

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Fun with the Hadaways

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Brooke + Darren: IN LOVE

 

These guys drove a long way to hang out with us for a photoshoot so we planned a day of props to play with in a location that I’ve never shot at before. It was a good day. Brooke, Darren: We loved getting to finally meet you. I can’t wait to come to you next time! We really look forward to getting to know you guys better AND sorry Daniel smacked you in the face with leaves! LOL.

Love, Darla & Daniel


Jordan + Matt: WEDDING BOOK

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