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One Pic : Jess and Michael//August 19, 2014

“Forever will never be long enough for me to feel like I’ve had long enough with you. You’ll wear white and I’ll wear out the words “I love you”, and “You’re beautiful”.”- Train, Marry Me

Jess and Michael were married at the San Diego Botanical Gardens on a gorgeous August day. We were thrilled to be a part of this day and were touched by the love that the two of you share for each other. A big congratulations to the both of you.

xoxo,

Suzanne

 

 

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4 Things…Provocateurs//August 17, 2014

Happy Sunday everyone. I’m thrilled to finally take the time to sit down, take a breather, and write about what I’ve been up to this week. Mike’s mom Mary and I have been exploring sunny San Diego this past week. We’ve found so many rad things to do. I even made a clay unicorn cat, which I am very proud of  by the way. He gets to be mounted on my wall for all to see. I also finally had waterslide day at Aquatica. The whole SheWanders intern crew spent the day being daring and trying out every slide. Even Mary joined us in the lazy river. I think it’s safe to say that waterslide day was a success. Lastly, I leave for my trip to Iceland next week. Words cannot express how excited I am to be in Europe once again and continue my adventuring. The picture below is from a session with two adorable sisters. Here are 4 things I’ve been enjoying this past week…

Learning: This week I watched videos on the Warsaw Uprising. Nazi Germany controlled Warsaw, Poland during WWII. Warsaw  fought to gain their freedom in a 63 day battle. Many sources claim this to be the biggest  adn most significant uprising in the rebellion against German rule during the war. Sadly, Germany prevailed. These black and white films are a still frame in time of a significant historical landmark. There is a powerful message to be seen in the documentary film reels. The desire for freedom and peace ring loud and clear. It’s hard for me at times to grasp these difficult moments in history, but the message is amazing all the same. Fight for what you believe. You can check out the videos here.

Watching: I recently watched the movie Exit Through the Gift Shop. This movie is all about graffiti artists and the ephemeral idea of street art. The filmographer wanted to simply take videos of street artists. One street artist pushed him to make documentary from the videos to show the daily life of these artists. Graffiti artists must remain anonymous, therefore, their work is never truly appreciated. No matter how amazing their art may be.

Listening: I’ve been listening to Bjork to “get in the mood” for my Iceland trip. She’s an insanely talented Icelandic singer and her videos are crazy artistic. Here is a link to her video for her song Mutual Core.

Dreaming: Right now I am dreaming of Iceland. I’m extremely curious to see puffins, Icelandic ponies ,and thermal baths. This trip is going to be rad.

 

xoxo,

Suzanne

 

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Adventures on the Central Coast//August 16, 2014

I’m always up for a road trip.  These captures are from a  quick trip to the Central Coast.  I drove up to attend a Jeff Newsom workshop. I’ve always had a fascination with the landscape in that area, so I caught a few shots on the drive up. Something in me just begged to pull over and capture the light surrounding the farm animals. I love the personalities of cows and horses. I feel like they always convey a surprising amount of emotion.

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Christina Jonathan : New Children’s Museum//August 15, 2014

“I vow to help you love life , to always hold you in tenderness, and to have the patience that love demands. To speak when words are needed, and to share the silence when they’re not. To agree to disagree on red velvet cake, and to live within the warmth of your heart and to always call it home.”

“I vow to fiercely love you and all your forms now and forever. I promise to never forget that this is a once in a lifetime love. And to always know in the deepest part of my soul that no matter what challenges might tear us apart, we’ll always find a way back to each other.” -The Vow

Christina and Jonathan could light up an entire room with their smiles. Any bystander could see the love that these two have for one another. They wear it so clearly in their expressions. Their New Children’s Museum wedding was the perfect setting for their vastly spirited personalities. Congratulations, Christina and Jonathan. Enjoy your once in a lifetime love.

xoxo,

Suzanne

 

Venue: New Children’s Museum

Coordinator: Luxe Special Events

Photography: SheWanders

Florist: Root 75

Paper Designs: Brightly Designed

 

 

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One Pic: Theresa and Bryan//August 12, 2014

“Because of you I can feel myself slowly but surely becoming the me I have always dreamed of being.” -Tyler Knott Gregson

I’m so excited to share Theresa and Bryan’s Mission Bay Hyatt wedding. This couple traveled from New York all the way to San Diego for their big day. We were absolutely thrilled when asked to photograph their wedding. They were perfectly captivating. Theresa, Bryan, and their family &  friends made this wedding a very lively and memorable one for us. Best wishes to both of you.

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Suzanne

 

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4 Things…Inspiration//August 10, 2014

Happy weekend everyone, Sunday has rolled around once again. For the next two weeks Mike’s mom Mary is in town.  It will be my mission to find new things to cross off her list. It’s August so I don’t think Palm Springs or Joshua Tree National Park is in the cards.  Any thoughts on a cool overnight trip? Mexico anyone? I feel like I always remember all the must see places of this amazing city after our guests leave. This week Mike and I have accomplished a lot. I’ve felt immensely inspired lately and feel like I can do anything I put my mind to. Below is a dreamy picture from a past trip to Laos. Here are a few things I’ve been loving this week and that have been adding to my inspiration…

Inspiring: This week I’ve been loving the Inspire Me with Words Pinterest board. This page is the absolute best pick-me-up. When you need a few words of encouragement, or just to be reminded of how amazing you are, this page has just what you need. Sometimes we all need to take a step back and realize how rad we all are and how much we accomplish from day to day.

Loving: I had an art date with Ashley Bright. Ashley works at Promar Designs. I have always had an obsession with gold stars. You know the kind you get in elementary for being good in class? Gold stars are my Love Language.  Ashely fulfilled my inner kindergartener and created a magical poster to help me achieve my goals.  I will definitely share it once it’s been printed. I am so thrilled to create the organized work life that I always dream of, yet often eludes me.  This is a beautiful step in the right direction for both me and my business.

Feeling: This week something my husband did made me feel extremely proud. As you know, Mike and I went to brunch with our friends Scott and Jenny of Quixotic Pictures at The Pearl. I was enjoying my Kentucky wake up call.  All of a sudden I see mike swimming extremely fast across the deep end of the pool.  A big smile of amazement spread across my face and I looked at our friend Scott and he was smiling too. I said “Hey Scott, do you know how awesome this is? I’ve never seen Mike swim so far!” Scott looked at me a little quizzically and I answered “Oh, he doesn’t really know how to swim.” Scott’s face totally changed he looked back at Mike who had made it to the shallow end and finally lifted his head to breathe. Scott looked at me and said “I pushed him in”. Ha ha well I guess Mike would never have known he could swim so far without his pal Scott.  I could tell Mike was pleased he rose the occasion and we all had a good laugh.  It made me wonder what else we can accomplish? What else is in us right below the surface?

Dreaming: With all the amazing things that we’ve accomplished this week as a SheWanders team, husband and wife, and as individuals; I feel like we need a hero soundtrack. I’ve been dreaming about finding one the last few days. Which brought me to my search on Songza. I was thinking maybe this will play me some Eye of the Tiger. While searching for my “hero soundtrack”, a playlist popped up called:  “Saving the World”. Of course I had to click on it, who wouldn’t? This lead me to a page where the words “We’ll help you save the world from evil. You must choose a genre, but choose wisely.” appeared. I was hooked. From here you can select “Intrepid Indie Rock”, “Heroic Classic Rock”, “Bold and Daring Film Scores”, “Grandiose Glam Rock”, and “Medieval Metal.” Don’t mind if I do. Upon clicking the “Heroic Classic Rock” button, what was the first song to pop up would be? That’s right, Eye of the Tiger. Followed by none other than Final Countdown. I’m pretty intrigued to find out what’s in the “Medieval Metal” playlist. Go on over and check this playlist out. Every hero needs a soundtrack to save the world.

xoxo,

Suzanne

 

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Laurie and Simon : Maternity Coronado//August 8, 2014

What’s better than maternity photos?  What hope and joy come before a new magical life comes into their life.  I’m so so happy for these two.

Much love,

Suzanne

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