We have a fun project that we have been working on for the past few months... to help our engaged couples know what to wear, the best colors to wear, accessories, hair & makeup, how to piece outfits together, and soooooo much more... we’re creating an official K&S Couple STYLE GUIDE 🙌🏻We are hoping to print by August, and all of our couples will receive this when booking with us from that point on! We are so pumped about this!!! ________________________________________________
On that note, how adorable is my sister and her fiancé?! They followed the guide sooooo well and look at the results 😍
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Well hey, social media! I’ve been taking a much-needed break from social media this summer so far and it’s really been refreshing to unplug and not worry. I tend to get so wrapped up in the follower game and perfecting my squares here in Insta, but it was all-consuming, so draining and made me feel so worthless. I love, love, love my community on Instagram, but I just needed to step back. While my 3 kids are home all summer with me, I intend to enjoy my time with them while they’re little and not be so concerned about posting perfect little squares every day. Instead, look for the blog to be revived with my latest work. I’ve shot some amazing weddings this year so far and can’t wait to share them with you! Thanks for being patient with me 😘 I’m off to 3 shoots and a wedding tomorrow (unusual for me to have a Sunday wedding!). Follow along with me in my stories for some behind the scenes fun! #melissabarrickphotography#loveletterbrides
It’s crazy how fast time is flying by! Weddings booked almost a year ago are just around the corner and I’m so flipping excited!
This beautiful couple moved to Oregon alllll the way from Louisiana, and they brought their southern charm (and accents....oh how I love accents) with them. Not to mention, a couple of the sweetest pups you ever did meet! Can't wait for their wedding next year!
When your brother gives you the most heartfelt speech on your wedding day...you hang your head in defeat and give in to the tears. Ugh...not a dry on in the place. I was ugly crying behind the camera, and this one brings those feelings right back...
Made it to the weekend! Time to indulge - in ice cream, in sleeping in, in a glass of wine, in time spent with friends - what's your favorite way to indulge on the weekend?!
Between last month and this month we have shot over 10 weddings, 16 engagements and still have 4 weddings left this month. And as if that wasn't enough, we decided to buy a house at the start of wedding season. Ha!
How do I get through it all? First, TAKE A DEEP BREATH, second, take a shot of tequila (kidding! kinda) then come up with a plan of execution by prioritizing my list. One of my favorite tools in my business that allows me to keep track of my ever-going list is Trello. Trello is my master list board that allows me to create categories, cards, and due dates for the business. It's great to keep track of your progress and where you are for certain tasks. You can even share your board with your team and delegate certain tasks to different people. I have one for both my personal and business life. And boy is it a life saver. If you're an organized freak like me, check it out and then message me later how awesome it is... You're welcome!
The one thing I have been slacking on for the past two weeks is my Social media planning - if you haven't already noticed. I will get back on my game and start using planoly - another amazing business tool but for instagram - to get the job done. Clearly, we will never catch up to our list so learning new ways how to stay organized is always helpful, how do you guys stay organized in life and keep on track?
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Photographed such a sweet engagement session last Friday. I grew up with Molly and it was so nice to reconnect with her and Tommy! Cannot wait for their wedding next year @themanorhouseco. 🤗
This stunner of an engagement, photographed by associate, Kelly, is on the Blog! #linkinbio to get you there! So many iconic Philadelphia spots and the cutest pup, Ollie!
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Um, HELLO! How gorgeous are these two?! They took time out of their very busy wedding week (yup! That’s right, they tie the knot THIS Saturday!!) to enjoy some time together with us for their engagement session! The love and light in this image alone makes my little road trip to State College for the day totally worth it. Can’t wait to be back with them in just a few days!
“I could hold you in my arms. I could hold you forever.” | Listening to a little Ray LaMontagne while working this morning. Last night’s sessions with these two was magic. Hot, but magic! What are you listening to this morning? #melissabarrickphotography#loveletterbrides
Pretty after dinner drinks + pretty reception dresses = perfection! I’ve seen a handful of reception dresses in my time and I LOVE it, especially this two piece set from @jcrew ! What do you think?! #melissabarrickphotography
4 576 days ago
It's wedding week for these two! They are so sweet together and I can't wait to capture all the love. AND this wedding entails an out of town adventure! ALL THE JOY! 💛 @valval27
Charlie + Sarah // Camp Clark Wedding // Oregon Coast
The soft spoken love these two have for each other is something that has me all sorts of emotional...(I know... what a shocker... I'm crying again). There is just something about getting invited to these intimate moments between people I've never met that has me feeling so freaking grateful. These two flew in from Michigan with their closest friends and family to elope on the coast, and it was nothing short of perfection!
Last night Hayley and Andrew came down from NH, Hayley got all dolled up thanks to the sweet @glamourcosmeticsofficial and @maricruzhairstyles, and then we made magic on the Rose Kennedy Greenway before ending with ice cream at Faneuil Hall!
These two have dated since college and they're returning to the same spot where they got engaged for their wedding - which makes my heart melt! They are sweet and funny and constantly making each other smile and laugh. It was a dream. Congratulations and so much love to you both!! XO
See lots more sneak peeks in my stories! Happy Friday, friends!
Days like today make me remember just how lucky I am to do what I do. Spent the day dreaming, goal setting, planning, and creating content with my flat lay bestie @urban_soiree. I always leave our meetings energized and so excited for what lies ahead. And then spent the evening photographing the sweetest couple! They won the session, complete with hair styling by @maricruzhairstyles and makeup by @glamourcosmeticsofficial. And so after getting primped and pampered we took the Greenway by storm and finished with ice cream🍦 I'm so grateful for today. I have big big dreams guys, and a lot of work to do to make them happen. But days like today remind me to enjoy this season. This place I'm at right now with amazing loved ones, friends, colleagues, and clients. What's one thing you're grateful for today?
That morning glow creating the perfect balance of shadow and light ✨ With baby #3 coming soon, girls’ school year wrapping up, and hubby and my 8 yr anniversary next month, I’ve been feeling extra nostalgic about things lately (as you can prob tell from my insta stories 😝) - so don’t mind me if I start getting more personal and sentimental in the coming days.. 😉
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Giving me that butterflies in my stomach feeling since 2006 ✨
We are dreaming of the beach after seeing @celinekaye wearing this skirt from our second collection on her recent vacation! Want to be the first to shop this bridal blue skirt?! Then sign up for our newsletter! 💙
🎶”I just want you close
Where you can stay forever
You can be sure
That it will only get better
You and me together
Through the days and nights
I don't worry 'cause
Everything's going to be alright
People keep talking they can say what they like
But all I know is everything's going to be alright
No one, no one, no one
Can get in the way of what I'm feeling
No one, no one, no one
Can get in the way of what I feel for you, you, you
Can get in the way of what I feel for you...”