Tell me I’m not the only one… I often forget to stop and smell the roses.  As long as I can remember, I’ve always had some goal to chase –  college, grad school, buy a house, get married, start my own business…  And of course under each of those general goals had it’s specific goals too.  I’m often so eager to pursue the next goal that I don’t take the time to celebrate and just give myself time to feel proud.  When I first started this business, I was still teaching.  A fellow colleague told another student, who told me, that the best way to achieve your goal is to vocalize it.  Tell someone else your goal so that you are now accountable to achieve it.  I thought it made so much sense, but hard to do.  In a staff meeting, I told another colleague that I wanted to get my work published in a magazine… she ended up sharing that with the entire staff.  I turned red and thought, “Oh sh*t, now I have to do it.”

At the beginning of this year, I shared my very first publication in Ceremony magazine.  After that, I got consumed in the hustle and bustle of wedding season that I haven’t even shared the other recent magazines I was published in!  I’d like to take a few minutes to share this proud accomplishment with you all!  Thanks for all your continued support!

Above is the new Southern Weddings magazine.  They featured a photo of the dreamy dessert bar I shot for Popisme!

A few months ago, Your Wedding Day magazine featured Vivian & Sean’s wedding.  This is a proud moment for me because Vivian was one of my earlier brides.  She booked me suuuper early and I am so grateful to those who believed in me when I was just starting out.  You can still get a copy at your local Barnes & Nobel and Borders.  The next issue doesn’t come out until January, I think.

At the beginning of this year, I shared a few spreads of my work in Ceremony magazine, LA edition.  I didn’t notice til after that post that I also got 2 spreads in Ceremony magazine, OC edition.  I shot two beautiful tables for Elementals at La Venta Inn.

One of my favorite tables from last year.  See more of this gorgeous pink table on Ceremony’s blog.

And check out the rest of this lovely autumn table.

Again, thank you all for your continued support, especially my regular commenters!  Your support means the world to me.

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  1. Your photography is amazingly beautiful Caroline and totally worth publishing… You are my number one favorite photographer of all time :) Congratulations!!

  2. Omg .. I dream alot in my head and set many goals in that space .. and then i realized .. I’m a person of pride so if i tell someone i must do it, complete it .. and so my blog started .. now that I’ve told the whole world there’s no backing out! Yes my dream is also to have my work printed in a mag, both wedding and kids … to inspire people ( just like what you are doing to people :).. ‘sigh’ im still a long way a way but atleast i’m a step closer today. CONGRATS ON DREAMING AND SETTING GOALS AND TELLING PEOPLE THEN ACHIEVING IT!!! YOU ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Hi Caroline,

    I admire you for pursuing your passion. I know this might be rude, but I’ve always been meaning to ask you: when did you officially leave teaching and pursue photography full time? How long did it take?

  4. Congratulations! I can’t remember exactly how I came across your work a while back but I loved it instantly. I quasi-follow a lot of photogs but I love how restrained but modern your work is. Updated but not too fad-ish. I’m sure your brides will appreciate that when they’re comparing their images to friends’ 15 years from now…


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