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    Psalm 19:1 // The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands.

    My name is Ingrid and this is my husband, Wayne. We both grew up in South Florida and are both Gators. I studied architecture and he studied exercise science. On 11.11.2011, my wish came true and I got to marry my best friend.

    As creators of images and lovers of marriage, we get excited about documenting the stories of awesome people in love. We are a husband and wife photography team based out of Gainesville, Florida but love to travel to be storytellers. Taking a journalistic approach to photography, we focus on capturing raw moments to tell stories as the day naturally unfolds. We aim to capture love stories as well as build genuine relationships with our incredible couples. Our purpose is to take your day or moment and reflect the beauty of the story...

    The work of His hands.

Carney Monthbook | February

Family Yearbook

THIS was a full month! The month began with hanging out with my good friend, Lauranne, one last time before her big move to India. She told me that the last American meal she wanted to share with me was Chik Fil A so we found one exactly halfway between us in Ocala, caught up, took some pictures and had some sweet prayer time in the car together. Missing this sweet soul something fierce. Isn’t she stunning?!

Headshots in front of colorful wall

Then I traveled to San Francisco to photograph a brand shoot and to visit my friend, Emily, from The Ganeys. Upon traveling, I had this very strong feeling Wayne was about to do something big and I was right! He bought a surprise flight to see me while in San Francisco since we were going to miss Valentine’s Day together. I LOVE the city and I LOVE visiting Emily, but I haven’t been able to share that with Wayne, so this surprise trip was especially special to me.

Couple laughing in front of Golden Gate Bridge

We explored the majority of the trip. The first two days, Emily, her husband Thomas, Wayne and I explored redwood forests, showed Wayne the Golden Gate Bridge, went out to dinner in the city and watched the play Beach Blanket Babylon. By the end of the weekend, we went big and traveled through the infamous Highway 1 to Big Sur. Thomas and Emily were so gracious to take us around and show us their favorite spots. We even stopped by Pfeiffer’s Beach which was probably my favorite part (even though we may or may not have almost gotten stuck. WORTH IT). Look at how beautiful God’s creation is! HOW does He come up with this?! So thankful to experience all of this with these people. SO MANY GOOD MEMORIES.

Drive down highway 1

Trip to Big Sur

Big Sur photographed in film

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Trip to Pfeiffer Beach

This place is just so surreal!

Another first was playing Drawful! We ended each night playing with each other and it quickly became one of my favorite games!

After the memories at Big Sur, the boys left and we had our sweet girl time. My sweet Emily! She came along and assisted me in my brand shoot, made the BEST BLTs that changed my life, fed me brownies and watched the Bachelor with me. We unintentionally had our own little Galentine’s date. In between those moments we shared so many deep and personal conversations that just connected my heart to hers even more.

Shot a brand shoot in the city at one of the most inspiring warehouse studios I’ve ever seen. It overlooked the city and everything. I loved being able to collaborate with other creatives on this.

Brand photoshoot in SF

Flew back to Florida just in time to celebrate Valentine’s day with my baby boy and my brother in West Palm. I picked up some sushi for E and I and we picnicked by the inter-coastal. I loved being outdoors with him and watching the sailboats pass by. So much joy for my little valentine!

Mother son date

That evening, my brother Alex asked me out for a Valentine’s dinner. We had the most unromantic-romantic dinner together under the stars at the beach! I love that his love language is quality time because being with him really fills my tank.

Microchurch multiplication party!! This is the group the Lord has added to. It really is the type of community in Acts 2 and I don’t say that lightly. We’ve been attending this Microchurch (think small group/life group/Bible study) for over 3 years and have chosen each other. We choose each other in every season. Everything from babies, marriages, heartaches of loss and celebrations of victories. We went from a group of about 60 people and, in order to keep the group flourishing and growing, we multiplied into two groups and celebrated. 

Since Wayne and I are multiplying out as new leaders for the second group, we got to choose the theme and you know your girl HAD to have tacos and HAD to have a dance party. Tacos and Throwbacks it was (90s throwbacks – think Quad City DJs, KC and JoJo and Montell Jordan). We all dressed as 90s teens and partied at Cbar Ranch. I made the infamous trophy from Nickelodeon’s Guts TV show and awarded the best dressed with it.

We ate, we prayed, we cried, we laughed and we danced. All for His Kingdom and glory.

This past week the team and I attended Kim’s baby shower. It was actually really lovely to see all of the people in her life that love her and celebrate her. We got a small glimpse of her life outside of work!

I hardcore meal prepped twice this month! So much sweat but so worth it! Thankful for friends who do life with me, even in the meal prep and clean up.

This past Tuesday, our new families+marriage microchurch had its first official night. We met at our home and it was PACKED. We filled the living/dining space to the brim with people and vision-casted for the next year together. We dreamed, prayed and enthusiastically recommitted to community with each other. One of the couples even brought over a cake to celebrate our first night as a new microchurch. It is one of the sweetest things to have your home filled with people who love each other and choose each other. I will be honest, the tight space distracted me at first. I had the Biblical “Martha” complex as I was worried if we had enough chairs or floor space and then the Lord reminded me of being still like Mary. It was such a reward. Expectant of what He does through this group for His glory.

 

 

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Katherine + Nick | San Francisco Wedding Photographer

I met Katherine and Nick last year because they were winners of our engagement session giveaway! It was such a sweet blessing to gift this session to them and extra sweet that I got to capture them in their hometown, while I was there for a wedding! We began in the streets of SF, we then went to a museum, the woods, cliffs, AND even some stunning ruins! San Francisco has my heart! I cannot take all of the visual beauty that is found in this city. One of my favorite moments from their shoot was when I proposed an image that required them to hike down a cliff, they both nonchalantly agreed! Extremely brave! They hiked along the edge of the cliff side to get to the bottom (you can see this dangerously gorgeous image below) all while Katherine was IN A DRESS. Meanwhile, I was waiting to take the shot and I was legitimately praying for their safety. It is my one of my favorite images from last year!

Their love story began while they were studying abroad in Barcelona. While it sort of began as a fairy tale (set in the most beautiful location), it grew from that experience into something very real and grounded in mutual respect, admiration, and deep love for each other. They were in Barcelona with their college architecture program but didn’t know each other because of the difference in their school years.  During the trip, they did a lot of walking tours and architecture related site seeing. Somehow Nick always ended up walking next to Katherine or drifting towards her. Katherine told us that her first impression was that Nick was that he was a bit of a bully. He was always teasing her. She was the TA for the trip and he loved to tease her about that it. Nick said that the first thing he noticed about Katherine was how fun, playful and adventurous she was. She would eat anything and down to experiencing everything (again, the girl hiked down a cliff in a dress)! 

These two shared their first kiss was under the Eiffel Tower and then he proposed while they were on a camping trip to Big Sur. Nick is quite the romantic! This man does everything big for his girl! When he was trying to plan how to propose, he knew that he had to ask Katherine at Big Sur.  For the past few years, they have been camping at this epic spot in Big Sur – one they happened upon.  That spot quickly became very special to them. Fast forward a few years — they were in a very crazy season, Katherine had just moved up to San Francisco for a new job and Nick was still working in LA. They were living in different cities and trying to be intentional with spending physical time with each other while living in different cities. They decided to plan a long weekend together in Big Sur. As they arrived at their spot, they sat down to enjoy watching the sunset and much to Katherine’s surprise, Nick got down on one knee and proposed!

Katherine + Nick, thanks for allowing me to capture your love story! CAN’T WAIT for your wedding day!

What do you love most about each other?

Katherine: I love Nick’s sense of adventure, his innate way to make me laugh, and I love how incredibly sweet and caring he is.  When I’m having a bad day he does everything in his power to turn it around!

Nick: Is this a trick question?  Everything, of course.

engagement session in the streets of san francisco

Bomber Jacket in Engagement session

Tell us a funny story relating to your relationship! We love adventuring and Nick has really turned me on to camping.  One of our first few camping trips was to Big Sur. We didn’t have any of it really planned, but we drove up there together and had hoped to just find a campground the morning of for a long weekend (Valentine’s day weekend).  Unfortunately, Big Sur is extremely popular so once we got there every campground was full. Big Sur is pretty remote and we were slowly getting discouraged but decided to go talk to a park ranger to see if there were any other options.  The park ranger told us that our only option was to backpack into a campsite, which was not an ideal answer since we had a cooler and tons of stuff. But because we had no other options we decided to follow his advice and drove up some random windy road up into the mountains.  As we were driving up the road we started to see people camping on the side of it and realized that maybe we could just do that if we had to. It wasn’t ideal, but the views were still wonderful. So we just stopped at one spot and started unloading the car. Once we got situated we looked out at the vista and saw this insanely beautiful meadow across the valley on the other side of the mountains.  It looked epic and we could faintly see a car! We thought, wow maybe you can drive there! We decided to go for it and packed up our stuff and started driving onward. About an hour later we go to the end of the road and consequently made it to that heavenly meadow. There were some people camping there and it was the most incredible location! We had the best time that weekend and ended up going back for 4 years in a row (sometimes twice a year)!  

Black jumpsuit engagement sessionEngagement session at Legion of Honorarchitect engagement session

What’s the secret to having a successful relationship?  Respect, communication, balance, admitting you are wrong, really really really loving each other and reminding each other that you really really love each other :)

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What personality trait of your partner that you wish you had more of? 

Katherine: Nick is very true to himself.  He doesn’t ever try to be something he is not and is incredibly genuine.
Nick: Katherine is really good with people, she has a million friends and everyone loves her.

engagement session in the SF woods

Sneakers in an engagement sessionengagement session in the SF woodsCliffside engagement session

What is the most honest thing you can say about love? Love is the most incredible thing.  It binds you to someone in a way where you can’t imagine a day without that person.  When they aren’t there you are wishing that they were. When you are around them they lift you up and make you into a better version of yourself.  Love is hard at times but it is so sweet and worth every ounce of effort that it takes.

Engagement session at beach cliffsEngagement session with birds

Engagement session at Sutro BathsCouple holding each other at sutro bathsCouple at Sutro Baths poolCouple standing by Sutro Baths poolWhite dress engagement session

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