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Wendy • Apt. B Photography  Whimsical + romantic wedding photographer. Educator. Pug lover. Crossfit addict. Bookworm with a case of wanderlust. Always in a coffee shop.🌿Savannah

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Today I was reminded that...
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✨Walking barefoot should happen WAY more often.
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✨You should always say yes to spontaneous sunset adventures.
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✨I’m SUPER lucky to live half an hour from the beach.
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✨I’m not the only one out there pretending to have it all together.
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✨I’m stronger than I give myself credit for (physically AND mentally).
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✨I don’t need permission to have happiness and success.
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✨I don’t have to have it all figured out or be an expert at everything.
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✨Girl friends make the world go ‘round.

If you’ve been following me for awhile, you’ve probably heard me say that I don’t think that your wedding day is the best day of your life. 😮 And in case you haven’t heard that, here’s my reasoning - I actually think it’s just the first day in your marriage adventure, which will have SO many epic + incredible days in it! Your wedding day isn’t the end all be all - it’s just the very beginning. ✨
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I shot Brittany + Jeremy’s wedding last year, and yes, it was a beautiful, magical, perfect celebration of their love. (Swipe left to see a picture from their wedding day!) But in just a short year since then, they’ve already started experiencing so many other joyful, life-changing days - like finding out they are expecting a baby!
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And when I get to help document even more special chapters beyond the wedding day through photographs...well, there just isn’t much better than that. ❤️

"Courage is fear walking." - @susandavid_phd ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I know a lot of you are sitting in your cubicle as you read this, dreading another week at your 9-5 and daydreaming about the day your side hustle becomes your full-time job.
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And I know the main thing that holds people back from really chasing their dreams is fear. Fear of failure. Fear of putting themselves out there. Fear of paying for health insurance. Fear of all the things.
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But I have a secret to tell you about being a full-time entrepreneur...you are still scared shitless most of the time. The fear doesn’t magically disappear - it’s always going to be there. I’m scared every single day. But it can either be a paralyzing force or a motivating factor...
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...and you get to CHOOSE. 🙌🏻
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You are in control, and you get to decide how fear will affect you. It can either keep you stuck in a cubicle, or it can be the fire that lights you up, drives you, pushes you.
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Fear WILL tell you to sit down, stop trying, the risks are too scary.
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But courageous people - successful people - are the ones who keep moving despite the fear. They walk WITH the fear.
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So today, I encourage you to do one thing for your side hustle that scares the 💩 out of you. Maybe it’s sending an email to pitch your services to someone. Or hitting publish on a blog post. Or signing up for that class or workshop you’ve been eyeing. Or maybe it’s just brainstorming some new ways to market your business.
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Be fear walking, friends. You’ve got a whole lot of people out there walking with fear right beside you. ❤️
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If someone asked me to describe my photography style in three words, I would say “whimsical, playful + romantic.” Every photo I take, I have those three words in the back of my mind, and I know I’ve done my job well when I look back at a photo and know exactly which word I was shooting for in that moment. Carey + Rob’s engagement shoot had all three words in spades (check out the InstaStory sneak peeks for proof!), but this romantic shot just jumped out at me as a favorite immediately. Those gorgeous flowers even add a dash of whimsy in the background, don’t you think?? 😍

Pretty sure I don’t need a caption to communicate how incredible today was...✨✨✨
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Psst, TONS more photos from today in my Story!!

Happy wedding day to Andrea + Brad!! We’ve got the perfect weather, a gorgeous first look happening in downtown Savannah, and then it’s off to a ceremony under the giant oak tree at @redgatefarms...hello, spring wedding season! You’re off to a lovely start. 😍

Hey y’all! I’m Wendy, a wedding + portrait photographer + lady boss educator, and I’m SO happy to have you in this little corner of the internet with me!

And for today’s #fridayintroduction, I’m going full-on list mode - because who doesn’t love lists?! So, here are a few things you may or may not know about me... 1. I grew up in Gainesville and Melbourne, FL, and May will be 5 years since I left Florida to move to Savannah.
2. I love living near the beach, but I don’t actually love going to the beach all that much. Sand grosses me out, and I sunburn SO easily. I just like living close enough to water to keep me from feeling landlocked.
3. My biggest rebellion freshman year of college was reading Harry Potter (for religious reasons I wasn’t allowed to at home). I didn’t even touch alcohol til my sophomore year, and I went to one of the top party schools in the country. #nerdalert
4. Speaking of nerdy things, I really love ANY young adult literature that’s got a post-apocalyptic vibe. If it’s shelved near Hunger Games at Barnes and Noble, I will probably love it.
5. My all-time favorite movie is About Time. I cry through almost the whole thing, every single time, and at the same time feel so so happy. It’s just the best.
6. I have a pug named Winston, a cat named Leopold (yes, after the ice cream!), and I used to own a cocker spaniel named Lexie (who now lives with my parents).
7. I have an English degree, and I almost got an Advertising masters degree...but I dropped out of the program because it just wasn’t for me. But I did end up working 7 years in marketing communications after college, so the career path stuck for a bit.
8. I own 10 pairs of @keds.😳I’m slightly addicted to all their cute styles, and they are the MOST comfortable shoes to shoot in!
9. Snail mail is my love language. I love sending friends and clients little notes + gifts, and when someone sends me something in the mail, my heart is SO happy.
10. I looove playing tennis! Anyone in Savannah need a tennis buddy??
Alright, that’s all I’ve got for you today, peeps. I hope your Friday has been awesome and you have a lovely weekend! 😘

When I can get a guy to smile that big and look that relaxed in a photo, I know I’ve done my job. 🙌🏻 But really though...my goal at every shoot is to make both people feel as comfortable as possible, and I’ll do it any way I can. I’ve been known to dance WHILE shooting (this is hilarious for some reason 🤷🏼‍♀️😂), I crack bad jokes (ask me why the tomato was blushing), and I’ll generally make a fool of myself for the sake of making YOU feel comfortable. And when I get photos like this? Worth it every time. 💯 (If I’ve photographed you and you remember seeing me either dance while shooting OR tell bad jokes or both, tell me in the comments! 👇🏻😝)

So here’s the thing. Valentine’s Day when you’re single is weird. It’s not bad, just weird. (Heck, I’m not afraid to say it - being a wedding photographer when you’re single is weird sometimes too!😂)
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Some years I’ve felt lonely when this day comes around. Others I’ve felt empowered. Sometimes I’ve been straight up pissed. Other times I’ve felt deeply happy. (Sometimes it’s been a weird mix of all of those things at the same time...🤔)
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But the reality of it is, I’ve felt all of those emotions both in OR out of a relationship on Valentine’s Day. Because...dun dun dun...that’s what it means to be human. 🤯Because whether this holiday exists or not, and whether I am in a relationship or single, all of those feelings will come and go on life’s rollercoaster.
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So that’s why this day is weird. It’s weird because part of me thinks it’s just a day like any other day in our human adventure, and part of me thinks it’s really sweet and special to have a day dedicated to loving your person. Part of me doesn’t mind being single on this particular day, and part of me really wishes my guy would hurry up and come along. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It’s all the things, whether you’re single or in a relationship. I’m honestly not even sure if what I said in this post makes sense. I guess I just wanted to share something from a single person’s perspective that’s somewhere between “screw guys, I don’t need a man” and “I’m super lonely, I want a boyfriend” - because whatever that middle ground is, I’m living in it. I’m ready for a partner, but I’m ok without one. I want to fall in love, but I also love myself more than ever before. I adore my life, but I can’t wait to do life with my person.🤷🏼‍♀️
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Hmm....that’s all. No major revelations, no major emotions, no major anything. This is just me, living in that weird middle ground, doing this weirdo, magical thing we call life. ✨
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(Thanks to @elisse.olson for snapping this behind the scenes shot during my video shoot with @devinolsonmedia! And to @la_kitchens for doing my hair + makeup.❤️)

My brain is mush, so I’m coming at you with a stream of consciousness list today...
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1. I’m still battling this sinus infection, and I’m OVER IT. I miss working out, and generally breathing like a normal person. Bleh.
2. Winston is refusing to potty outside in the backyard by himself lately (he just sits at the top of the steps and cries), so I let him in and put pee pads down because I don’t feel good and don’t want to walk him out front (which is what this strong-willed pug is trying to get me to do). #dogmomfail
3. The giveaway I posted about is still going on! Find the post that says Giveaway (it’s easy to spot in my grid!), and just follow the steps...you have until TOMORROW!
4. Jokes on me, because Winston just squatted and peed on a pillow right in front of me, and then pee-walked across the living room floor, leaving me a 5 foot trail to clean up. #freedogtoagoodhome
5. He pooped in the kitchen too. FML.
6. Sorry this post ended up being all about dog messes. That’s gross. But it’s also real life, so...🤷🏼‍♀️
7. Ugh y’all, I’m trying to think of something else to tell you, but I’ve got nothing. My life consists of nothing but snot and dog pee at the moment, and it’s about as unglamorous as it gets. I think it might be time for a mid-morning nap...🤦🏼‍♀️
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(Dress: @morileeofficial at @maryelizabethsbridal | Accessories: @adeleameliabridal | Flowers: @flowergeneral designed by @jess.stanley1 | Model: @reflectionsofaredhead)

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then I can get away with this sorry excuse for a caption tonight, right?? #outofwords #timeforbed

Pssst, Valentine’s Day tip for anyone who might still be looking for a gift for their special someone...
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I offer mini shoot gift certificates!!😉
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$225 ✨ 15 min shoot ✨ 15 high res photos
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A mini shoot gift certificate can be used for a couples shoot OR for an individual portrait shoot, and it can be booked any time in 2018. Woo!!
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Shoot me an email at wendy@aptbphoto.com if you’d like to buy a gift certificate or book a shoot. 💞

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