a weekend full of friends & food!

In NYC it’s necessary to try all of the wonderful food it has to offer. Sometimes that means you have to do it all in one weekend and that is totally okay!! What’s your favorite place in the city?

Wolf Creek, CO

We are all about the outdoors! Give me a bunch of trees, a mountain to climb and I’m good to go people. It was only fitting that we decided to take a trip to wintery Colorado for Thanksgiving!

photo session with Jiyang Chen in NYC

I am super excited about these photos shot by Jiyang Chen. He’s rather wonderful! Jiyang is a New York City based fashion and portrait photographer, also known for his background in music. He is an accomplished concert pianist who similarly studied at New York University. You can read more from his bio here. We decided to meet up at Washington Square…

a new military wife & our first deployment #9/11

Fifteen years ago today, Kyle decided he would join the Air Force. On 9/11/2001 he knew he would one day fight to help preserve our freedom. I am now new to the military life. It’s hard and there are a lot of sacrifices. But when I met Kyle, I knew I was all in no…

Why we love SF

It has been a month since we returned from our honeymoon (sad face) but I’ve been meaning to tell you all about our time in SAN FRAN!! To finish up our travels, we made it back to the US and up to the Golden State. Our main goal was to visit Muir Woods. We happen to…

the best day ever

take a step inside the best day of our lives! #kyleandsydney2016
video by Jesse Wride

the day before the big day > by FirmAnchor

A moment alone, before our big celebration. Firm Anchor “We have this hope as an anchor for the soul , firm + secure .” While the days before a wedding are filled with love, they can also feel a bit chaotic. So many people to see, along with last minute details and final touches to ensure everything runs smoothly….

our FULL First Look Bridal video by @iamalexdean

We are oh so excited about this! Talk about the most special moment of our lives. Kyle flew in from NM and I spent all morning getting ready with Vivian Johnson (she’s a magician). We planned to meet up at Sundance Mountain Resort, where we had previously gotten engaged. My mom helped me out of the…

engagement video {extended}

Here is the extended version of our engagement video by Audrey Alba Films! I was in tears as soon as Kyle started speaking. I’m not sure if I should admit that or not?! As much as I wish we could watch this together, it sure makes our weekends apart a lot more bearable. K +…

more fun details from our styled shoot!

Not only did we get to shoot our engagement photos at the SWEETEST location and with the most AMAZING group of people; there were many other vendors involved who we didn’t have the pleasure of spending the day with and we’d like to feature all of them! Before we got to see what our team was…

sneak peek of our engagement session

Basically, we are the luckiest couple on the planet! We got to work with fifteen INCREDIBLE vendors in Temecula, CA for a styled engagement shoot. It was UNREAL. Honestly every detail could not have been more perfect. Gosh we are SO happy with how everything turned out that I just had to share it with…