If there is one thing we learn as we grow older it's that life gets busy. It gets busy quick & has no intention of slowing down. Remember when you were little, you had dreams. Most of them were probably unrealistic like wanting to be a batman or for me it was a deep desire to be a jockey. My dad had to break the news when my height far exceeded a jockey standard around 5th grade. But we grow up and our dreams are altered, molded, and shaped as we are. I got lucky and met my best friend in first grade. I can't count the amount of times we discussed marriage and all the artsy, unique, colorful details that created the vision we each had for our own days. Fast forward and my best friend is getting married in 2 months. Watching ideas and dreams become reality is a beautiful process and so much fun to be a part of. Last weekend Cali's family and mine met in Austin, Tx for some pre wedding shopping, planning, & portraits. Being so close to the wedding it was easy to get caught up in the chaos that is planning a wedding. As Cali was getting makeup and hair done before her bridal portrait session, I realized that this is a moment I didn't want us to overlook. Being able to stop and appreciate the small steps in a much larger journey is important. Life is going to pass us by whether we decide to slow down and appreciate the moments or not. I'm so thankful that even in the small, passing moments, we can find beauty, meaning and the joy of being alive.  Intentionally seek the small things & and thank the people who walk this beautiful journey with you. 

Makeup by: Molly Roberts