Monday, November 24, 2014

Helms ♥ Wedding Eve│South Carolina │Beach Photo Session │Sunset & Excitement...

Helms ♥ Wedding Eve

One month ago, Zach and I flew into sunny South Carolina to photograph Leslie and Andy's gorgeous wedding at Murrells Inlet. One great thing about a destination wedding: extra time for more photos! 

Who said "engagement sessions" had to be a year in advance? The night before these lovebirds said "I do," we met on this beautiful beach where many of Leslie's fondest childhood memories were made. We shared laughs, stories, excitement, and we captured precious wedding-eve moments. The pure joy and anticipation rolled in like the waves and the sunset was magnificent! 

“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, 
but to add color to my sunset sky.” 
― Rabindranath Tagore

Coming soon: Andy and Leslie's Murrells Inlet Wedding!

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Friday, November 7, 2014

Happy Birthday, Mom!

For just over three years I've officially been a Herrmann; however, Zach's parents have treated me like family since the first night they had me over for dinner (nearly seven years ago!). I joke that they moved to NC to find me and bring me back to Iowa--I'm a Hawkeye by marriage. It is truly a blessing to have married into such a loving wonderful family. Not everyone can count their mom-in-law as one of their closest friends; I know I'm lucky! Since we can't be with Mom on her birthday, I thought I'd celebrate her on the blog... 

Happy birthday to our "Sunny-in-Saint-Olaf" mom,
You truly are the bomb!

With small-town roots and big-city style, 
You know how to go the extra mile.

You've peeled, primed, and painted,
We've worked til we nearly fainted. 

With ideas, encouragement, and lots of help,
We'd give you five starts on the website called Yelp!

Mom's taught us numerous important things, 
Faith, Hope, and Love is what she sings.

She’s pretty, smart, and super funny
She’s crafty, clever, and sweet as honey.

If you haven't caught on by now,
our Mom is amazing, she's awesome, she's wow!

Thanks for all that you do,
but mostly, for just being you!

Happy Birthday, Mom! We can't wait to see you in just a couple of weeks! Love, J&Z

Monday, November 3, 2014

Golden Waves│Fall 2014

"Golden Waves" J.Webb  2014

I've fallen in love with NE Iowa and our rolling landscapes, and I just had to share this photo that I took near our farmhouse the other day. These golden fields wave in the autumn wind and glisten in the sun. Fall has always been my favorite season, when the air becomes crisp and the leaves have changed, and you can smell marshmallows roasting and pumpkin spice in the air.  The farmers are harvesting their seas of corn, and the deer have cleaned up under the apple trees. The picnic tables and chairs are stored and I remembered to unhook and put away our water-hose. 

Pretty soon, this golden landscape will be covered by a snowy white blanket and all of God's little creatures will burrow and seek warmth in their dens.The days pass quickly; this year I know what's just around the corner, but that's okay. As the temperature drops and fall fades into winter, I look forward to spending time cozy and cuddled-up inside with good books and hot cocoa. Who knows, maybe I'll learn how to drive in the snow this year! :)