Sacramento

Jordan & I kicked off wedding season in the most beautiful locations. We got to film at the Sacramento Temple for the first time (we were blown away by how beautiful the grounds are) & the most stunning "secret garden" for the reception. The drive to the reception was unlike anything I've ever seen, green fields and rolling hills for miles & the sunsets were SO amazing. We love getting to go places and see things we probably never would have seen if it weren't for the jobs that brought us there. We soaked up as much sunshine as possible and even squeezed in a little time to swim. We stayed in Folsom (yes we sang Johnny Cash the WHOLE time) so naturally we had to do some exploring.

Bag // Nena & Co

Midway Crater // Piper + Scoot Swim

  Piper + Scoot never ceases to amaze me with their collection of clothing shoes and ESPECIALLY SWIM!! It's like a mini heart attack at every single shoot when I fall in love with everything I put on. Summer is a comin' if you're in need of a new suit, and even if your not, you will be after you see their suits. 

photographer // tell the birds

get your paws on these suits H E R E 

SHABBY APPLE

Shabby Apple // Arrow Dotted Dress in Yellow

I am absolutely in love with this vintage inspired Shabby Apple dress. Let's be real those ruffles are killer! This dress is high quality & fits like a dream. I feel like I've taken a quick trip to another decade while wearing this dress and if you're like me there's no better feeling. It is a super unique stand out piece, and yes you need it! Go follow me on instagram @kaitlynoelle I'll be hosting a giveaway for a gift card to Shabby Apple soon, you don't want to miss it!

Shabby Apple // Arrow Dotted Dress

Photographer // Eden Strader

PS working with Eden was an absolute dream. She is so talented! Be sure to check out her stuff!!

City Slicker

This shoot was hands down my favorite so far, despite the hypothermia. It was not as sunny and warm as it looks I assure you (haha) BUT well worth it. I love anytime I get to shoot with Breea + Piper & Scoot. They make magic happen.

photographer // tell the birds

clothing +  shoes + hats // piper & scoot

Tell The Birds // Piper & Scoot

This shoot was honestly amazing. We were shooting in a little orchard surrounded by deer who didn't seem to be bothered by us at all. Not to mention the photographer Breea is a dream to work with, I'm always so impressed with how much preparation she puts into each and every shoot. && Don't we all just adore Piper & Scoot? If you haven't checked out their shop.. RUN!! Piper & Scoot has changed my life.. and I mean that. ;)

Photographer// Tell The Birds

Clothing// Piper & Scoot

Lipstick// Stila Fiery

Spooky Scary // Modbod

It's the last week of the best month of the year! (insert crying emoji) Time to squeeze in all the spooky scary activities you can think of! For us this week it's lots of Halloween crafting while watching Halloween movies, haunted houses (Fear Factory in SLC is our personal favorite if you haven't been, GO!), pumpkin carving & the haunted Halloween lift at Sundance one of my favorite traditions, and of course spooky photo shoots & black lipstick while I can still get away with it ;)

P.S. so in love with this outfit from Modbod

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Modbod Zip Pencil Skirt // H E R E 

Modbod 3/4 Sleeve Layering Tee // H E R E

Reasons To Love Being Married

Jordan & I have only been married for a year and a half now, but in that short amount of time I have learned so much, there have been ups and downs no doubt, but we have been able to accomplish so much together and continue to grow together. I value my marriage so much, I would not choose anything over my marriage with Jordan. So I decided to put together a few reasons why I think marriage really is the best, hopefully you can relate in some way! 

You have a permanent boyfriend/girlfriend - One who you can rant to, text a million times in a row about who knows what, go without wearing any makeup, send your ugliest snap chats to and you know no matter what they will still be there, and they will still love you.

You have someone to take care of you - Through sickness & in health. You have someone who will hold you hair back, run to the store in the middle of the night, or surprise you with the perfect pick me up on a down day. Your spouse always has your best interest at heart and really will do anything for you, especially in times of need. Even things like doing the dishes or helping you with work, to save you from feeling like you are drowning. Every little thing counts.

You have your own personal cheerleader - Just like Omi says "Ooh I think that I found myself a cheerleader, she is always right there when I need her." Your spouse is your #1 supporter and wants you to succeed in everything you do. No matter how crazy your ideas are, your spouse is there to cheer you on, chase your dreams, and help you make anything happen.

You can truly be yourself - No matter how weird that may be, your weirdness is embraced and appreciated. Why? Because your spouse is just as weird (haha). For Jordan and I it's out doing each other's accent's or voices, coming up with new ones, and having dialogues in them (yes, we both probably should be doing cartoon voice overs for a living). You accept each other's weird quirks and genuinely love those things about each other. On a more serious note, you can express genuine thoughts, feelings, ideas, concerns, etc. without worrying about being judged or worrying about what your spouse will think, you have a safe place to be open and honest.

You have your own personal side kick & partner in crime - Someone to attend every event with, A VALENTINE EVERY VALENTINE'S DAY, someone to be responsible to every time you set a new goal, someone to daydream with about what's next in life and setting goals for how you are going to achieve it, a spontaneous road-trip partner & travel buddy, someone who will have a dance party to Ke$ha with you (guilty pleasure, don't judge haha). Basically you get to do anything and everything with your best friend and yes it's amazing.

When you get married you gain the super power of telepathy - That is real, you gain the ability to read your spouse's mind. I have found this to be true especially with working together. We will be shooting something and I can look across the room give Jordan a wink or a look and he knows EXACTLY what I'm thinking and vice versa! It's really nice actually. In any situation, all it takes is a look, and sometimes not even that, and either of you know perfectly what's going on in the other one's head.

You get to create traditions together - Based on the things you find that you both absolutely love you start to form little traditions together, some are intentional and some just happen because you love doing something so much you just keep wanting to do it! Fall time is probably our favorite time of year for traditions. Some of which include motorcycle rides through the Alpine Loop to see the pretty leaves and stopping at Sundance for some tortilla soup and a giant cookie, picking grapes fresh from the vine and making homemade grape juice and jelly, this one is quite the process, but so worth it every time we pop open a jar of homemade grape juice. I'm excited to to develop more and more traditions that we can share together and one day with our own little family.

You get to cuddle, like ALL the time - This one has got to be my favorite. Falling asleep cuddling and waking up just to cuddle some more is seriously the best. You cuddle while watching movies before bed, and if you fall asleep on the couch, no biggie! You can snuggle up at any given moment in the day, and really I look forward to it so much. We will both be at home working and decide we need to take a quick break so we will go back to bed and snuggle up for minute. It makes for the perfect little break.

It was so fun getting Jordan in front of the camera with me for a change instead of being behind one! It's not very often we get to do shoots like this together, so I cherish them so much when they do happen!

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Photography // Kaitlin O'Connor

Shoes // FRAU Shoes - Check out their website to see a little video of Jordan & I ;)

Hanging On To Summer

Saying goodbye to summer is so hard for me, every single year. I start to panic like I didn't get to do everything I wanted to this summer, I still need a better tan to take on fall, I just want to go swimming, and on and on. There's a mourning process that has to take place, while everyone else is getting excited for sweaters & pumpkin flavored everything, I'm still in the denial stage. Just know I will cling to every second of summer that I possibly can. So cheers to summer & to darling summer inspired outfits with BOLD colors, free flowing clothing & not having to hide under layers upon layers of clothing to keep warm.

Clothing & Accessories // Tai Pan Trading // Styling by Jenni Kafusi - She is amazing at what she does, always.

Photographer // Aubrey Taiese **This was my first time shooting with Aubrey & let me just say she is SO MUCH FUN to shoot with. She has the most amazing countenance and is SO energetic and excited about what she is doing. Not only that, she did an amazing job! 

Antelope Island

After Jordan being gone for a week and summer dwindling down we decided we needed to make a bucket list for the rest of our summer of things we've been talking about doing and wanting to do for far too long now. So this past weekend we checked off going out to Antelope Island from our bucket list. It was my very first time being out there! I HAVE LIVED IN UTAH MY WHOLE LIFE AND HAD NEVER BEEN?! Don't make that same mistake! GO! It is so beautiful and honestly does not feel like Utah. We had Buffalo walking right alongside our car (insert gasping emoji) It reminded me of being in Africa on safari! We drove all over the island because we didn't want to miss anything! We climbed up to lookout points, walked along the water (beware the smell, that is very real) and made a 25 minute trek out to white rock bay. I swear it was a mirage Jordan kept telling me we would be to the water in a matter of 5 minutes and sometimes it honestly looked like we would be. So if you are wanting to go out to White Rock be prepared for a loooong walk. It is worth it!! I wished we had brought a blanket & a picnic to go sit on the "beach" and enjoy the beautiful Great Salt Lake. We were enjoying the sunset a little bit too much when we finally realized we had to make the same walk back and it was soon going to be dark + mosquitoes would be out and ready to attack, and I assure you they did. *If you are planning on being there in the evening BRING BUG SPRAY!* I would definitely recommend being there to watch the sunset though, it is so beautiful. We will definitely be making our way back out there, and a little bit more prepared the next time around. 

Hat & sunglasses // Tai Pan Traiding

Outfit // Piper&Scoot

Watch // Arvo