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Zara Editorial | Erich Mcvey Workshop

11.19.2014



Wait, how did that one get in there? :) 

All images photographed at the Erich McVey Workshop in Bend, Oregon ​
Creative Direction: Ginny Au 
Styling: 
Ashley Nicole 
Hair & Makeup: Amy Clarke for The Halcyon Agency assisted by Beth Level
Outfits: Zara 
Models: Jordyn Grae & Isabel J of Muse Models​
Location: Bend, Oregon
Sponsors: Red Leaf Boutique and Neve ​Albums
Photo Lab: PhotoVision 
Film Sponsor: Fuji Film 



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Southern Weddings Magazine | Featured

11.13.2014

You guyssss. I am so excited.

Have you checked out the new Southern Weddings Magazine on newsstands all around the nation???

One of my photos from Kelsey and Zane's wedding is hanging out on Page 22 (bottom photo) and it's just surreal to see something you captured IN A WEDDING MAGAZINE. And your favorite wedding magazine at that!?

It's a pretty cool feeling I will tell you that.



That groomsmen's bum pat will be forever imprinted in a magazine bahahaha. Just, awesome. :)

And if that wasn't cool enough...Drew and I were also asked awhile back to be a bridesmaid and groomsmen in a photo shoot and guess what?



You can check out the Southern Soiree on pages 138-142! Do you see us? :) Don't worry, we won't quit our day jobs hahaha! :) But, it's still really cool to be a part of such an amazing shoot photographed by incredible photographers, Anna and Graham, and styled perfectly by Rian. I will be sharing this shoot here once we get the green light! :)

The entire magazine is beautifully executed and full of GORGEOUS inspiration. Head to your local Barnes and Noble, Wal-Mart, and Target and getchooo self one STAT! :)
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November Goals

11.12.2014



Hey! Remember me!? I'm coming up from a sea of wedding editing real quick to say hello! :) Hi! What's up y'all!? :) I've had my goals ready to go since November 1st, but I have failed to post. Mostly because I have a to do list the size of the grand canyon and well, I'm just plain overwhelmed right now. It's a great thing, no doubt, but I'm just trying to keep my head down until I can get caught up!  It's been a whirlwind of a wedding season, let me tell ya!

That photo above? That's a photo I took in Bend, Oregon where I got to spend 4 amazing days learning at the Erich McVey Workshop. If you check out the hashtag #erichmcveyworkshop on Instagram, you can see all the incredible work that the attendees got from the workshop as well. I'm amazed at all the talent that I was surrounded by - True, TRUE artists! I'll be recapping this here on the blog very, very soon.

Okay - October. Duuuuude! You win man. It was a close race, and I didn't go down without a fight, but I bow my head to you. You were brutal. Simple as that. Yet so eye opening at the same time. All I know is that I am ready to make the necessary changes both personally and professionally so I can live a life with more meaning, a clear head and heart, and that will allow myself a lot more Grace. God has been moving mountains in my life this month and I'm already feeling things making a dramatic change. :)

I need to get back to editing (light at the end of the tunnel, where you at yo!?) so let's get to it!

How did I do on my October Goals?


October Goals

Attend Erich McVey Workshop (!!!)

Launch THE SHOP

Photograph Three Weddings

Photograph Six Sessions

Pay It Forward

Go on a HOT date with Drew

Celebrate my Brother's Birthday

Meet my love muffin from South Africa Caley! :)

Go to the Pumpkin Patch

Organize File Cabinet and DVD backup drives

Continue attending Pilates Class - Add a Cycling Class during the week too...baby steps!

Declutter Home - Clean out CLOSET


November Goals

Finish Editing EVERYTHING  in my editing que... Fingers crossed!

Photograph 5 sessions

Photograph our last 2 weddings of 2014

Go on a HOT date with Drew

Declutter Home - Clean out CLOSET

Celebrate Thanksgiving with Family / WORK FREE

New Pricing Guide

Blog More Sessions/Work/Weddings

Make First Step Toward a HUGE Passion Project of Mine

Tidy Up My Home/Office

Decorate for Christmas


For November, I simply just want to get all my editing done (this is going to be my whole month - let's be real), celebrate our last weddings of the season, spend whatever left over time I have with family and hot husband, tidy up things around here, tie up the lose ends, and start working on/implementing the big changes we are going to be making in our business for 2015.

Annnnnd go! :)

Oh, DUH! Here's a playlist I've been working away to these days. Hope you like it! :)

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LTN Shop Instagram Giveaway Winners

10.20.2014



AHHHH! You guys. I was going to be so excited if even 10 people entered this watercolor giveaway on instagram...but y'all blew me out of the water. Seriously, thank you SO STINKIN' MUCH! Thank ALL of you for entering and taking the time to share your favorite water color. I wish I could send all of you a print! I wrote down all of your instagram handles on tiny white pieces of paper and put them in a box. I drew them out in order and got the following:


(Please excuse the sloppy handwriting; I was in a hurry mk!?)

1. @loveeashlyn (I accidentally left out your extra "e" in the photo above lol - sorry about that!)

2. @allthingspandp

3. @littlesquirrelbakery

4. @makenzilaine

5. @elisabeth_carol

6. @borrowednblueoccasions

7. @morgannalexandra

8. @caslee

9. @meltonbritt

10. @cherithompson


If you have won the giveaway, please e-mail me at hello@lovethenelsons.com with "Watercolor Winner" in the subject line no later than Thursday, October 23rd. After that date, the giveaway will no longer be valid. Please be sure to leave your full name and your mailing address! :)  Your print will be mailed to you in 1-2 weeks.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for entering and supporting this shop! I wish I could just squeeze all of you in half right now. I mean that in the sweetest way... I promise. :)