Friends, meet two of my long time favorites, Brent and Andrea Daugherty! I’ve known Andrea for more years than I can count on one hand, and I had the absolute joy of being their wedding photographer on December 9th, 2012 in The Duck Keys, Florida. It was my first real wedding season, and my first destination wedding! I made the trip with my first ever intern, Kristen. Andrea and I have been friends ever since and she has witnessed so many “first’s” with me. It’s crazy to think that she’s been along on my journey from the very beginning, and I on hers!
Andrea started out second shooting in late 2013 with me and I’ve been egging her on to pursue her passion and calling in photography ever since because it’s so clearly a calling over her life! I’ve been so, so excited to see her start her own business “One Thirty Nine Photography” this past year, and now officially take it full time! I’ve photographed Brent and Andrea a few times since their wedding, sometimes just for fun and sometimes for anniversary sessions! It’s so fun getting to swap sessions with one another, and have that go to friend who just gets you and the way you want to be photographed.
We just knew we had to plan a fun styled shoot in honor of Brent and Andrea’s 4 year wedding anniversary! We envisioned something “bad ass”, in bare woods, dead of winter and glamorous. We had so much fun collaborating with some seriously talented vendors. Demi Green was the magic behind the makeup + Rent The Runway gets all the credit for the amazing gold sequenced dress + Tara of Splints and Daisies created the most perfect floral arrangement that tied everything together with a cherry on top! We photographed along 322 in Brickerville, at “Thousand Steps” which is a great hiking/adventuring spot. We probably ended up with the coldest day of the year yet, but these two totally rocked it. I am so obsessed with these images!
Happy Anniversary Brent + Andrea! Thank you for your many years of friendship, business, support and memories. Cheer’s to a new season and adding our soon to be new little member to our clan. 🙂
xoxo | Meagan
MAKEUP: DEMI GREENAWALT
FLORALS: SPLINTS AND DAISIES
DRESS: RENT THE RUNWAY
I am all about young, up and coming businesses and entreprenauers so when I saw MOTHCO and what it was all about I was so excited. A lot of people lose sight of WHY they started something. It becomes about the fame, the glory, being cool, having so many followers on instragram and we tend to forget what our original purpose and passion was. The reason WHY we want to reach that many followers. Not to be cool, but to reach the nations with the good word and love of God. There is something so amazing about a fresh vision and pure heart. Samuel Bernhardt and Kaylynn Bert began More Than Conquerors which started as a fundraiser for local families who were impacted by cancer. This purpose has continued in their mission to partner with people and meaningful organizations by providing them with funds that come from their profit. They believe in taking responsibility for the social needs around them and using what God has given them to bless others.
“We believe in purpose more than profits. Currently, we are partnered with Urban Hope, a Christian organization dedicated to the mission of providing believers with cross-cultural training and experience in urban ministry. We’re More Than Conquerors Clothing, and we make great clothes to support great organizations.”
How awesome is that!? What they’re doing is truly amazing and touching so many. I wanted to help them grow their business and be a part of this reach in some way or another. I firmly believe in supporting ministries; though you may not be the one going and doing what they’re doing, if you’re pouring into their ministry you’re planting oats into their harvest. So good. I also love putting together things during my less busy seasons to keep the creative juices flowing. It feels so great just to get creative and have fun! So this Winter we teamed up and put together a styled shoot for their 2014 Winter Look book! I am so excited to share my favorite images from this session with you. Make sure to check out the full look book over on the MOTHCO website!
xoxo, Meagan Nicole