November 2, 2020

Coffee Talk Mondays

Iā€™m Stephanie, a wedding + lifestyle photographer based in Colorado Springs, Colorado and Warrenton, Virginia. Whether Iā€™m by the mountains of Colorado or Virginia, my soul feels at home, surrounded by rural living and the raw beauty of nature. I genuinely love what I do, and feel so passionate to share the enthusiasm and joy of these celebrations with you!

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Coffee Talk Mondays

WOW. It has been a MINUTE since I’ve last blogged. šŸ™‚ But this past month was a busy, adventurous, and fun one as you’ll see below. After pushing through the hardest weeks of business work a couple of weeks ago, I’m so glad to dedicate the next couple of weeks to edit so I can start prepping for the baby around Thanksgiving. šŸ™‚ SO EXCITED!!!! I can also work on getting back into a good, healthy routine this month which is so needed! I have a lot to share throughout the weeks to come, but here are some highlights below from the past month!! šŸ™‚ It’s so great to be back!!!

COFFEE TALK

MOCHA MOMENTS
THE SWEETER MEMORIES FROM THIS PAST MONTH

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WYOMING!!!

I would go on and on and on about how incredible this trip was, but I’ll save that for another blog post!!! I have some incredible stories and photos to share with you. šŸ™‚ Overall, our little Babymoon trip in Wyoming was exactly what we needed! And my third trimester body surprised me during our hikes, even though Alex wasn’t so sure it was the smartest thing to do. šŸ˜‰ But we conquered so many incredible adventures together!! And then we met up with his family for more amazing memories I look forward to share. šŸ™‚ I cannot wait to travel back to Wyoming in the future!!

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VIRGINIA!!!

WHEW! This was a whirlwind of a trip! I really tried to balance my time, but COVID didn’t help manage it. I prayed that God would give me the energy to deliver the best experience to my couples. He answered my prayers!!!! I feel so fortunate that my energy was not compromised during this point of my pregnancy. What a huge blessing!!! I cannot wait to share all of the eye candy with you all from photographing 7 sessions and 4 weddings!! It was a very busy trip, but one I’ll never forget! <3 I’m so grateful that all of my couples trusted my ability to capture their special moments.

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BABY SCHLOE

It has been a while since I’ve last shared a bumpdate, so I’ll have to share that soon. šŸ™‚ But Baby Schloe is soooo loved! Alex and I are so grateful for all of the love from family and friends, near and far. <3 I cannot wait to start prepping everything for his big arrival! But I’ll patiently work through my business to-dos before I officially start around Thanksgiving. šŸ™‚ Not only will I be prepping his nursery, but also Christmas decorating!!!! AH! It’s going to be the best!! Here’s to 33-weeks with the countdown ON!

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BACHELORETTE PARTY

Krystal is getting married in the spring, but what better way to do Halloween than by celebrating this sweet gal! I didn’t get to prep much for the costume part, but my belly is wearing a pair of cat ears too. šŸ˜‰ HA! It was a fun-filled day from yoga on the beach, brews, and dueling pianos!!! I wish we could do social gatherings like this all of the time. <3 I’m going to miss these friendships when we all move away next summer!!!

Coffee Talk Mondays

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WRAPPING UP THE YEAR

I just photographed my last photography obligation for the year by photographing a proposal in Seaside, Florida. šŸ™‚ Now that my camera will be put to the side, it’s time to grind with my computer!! Blogging, emails, editing, album designing will keep me busy for the next few weeks. šŸ™‚ Then my hopes is to be done with business work until the baby arrives!!! EEEPPPP!!!

Coffee Talk Mondays

ESPRESSO MOMENTS
THE BITTER MEMORIES FROM THIS PAST WEEK

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HUSTLE, HUSTLE, HUSTLE.

Alex is so patient with me. <3 It has been a little stressful thinking about all of the things that need to be done … I guess it’s normal to feel a little overwhelmed before expecting a baby? But nothing is done (baby-prep-wise), and I’m hoping he doesn’t come too early! I know things will eventually come together, but it would be nice to have some things done that are mandatory (like order a car seat… HAHA!). I hope I’m not the only one who feels like a total procrastinator preparing to have a baby!!! Ha… ha … ha?

Happy Monday, everyone!!

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