Capturing love and laughter was a passion of mine from the time I was just a wee lass. I wanted to tell stories of how peoples eyes smiled, and how their nose crinkled when they laughed. I wanted to stop time so that when someone looked at my photograph, they were transported back to that kiss, that embrace, that moment.
My Pop was the first person to believe in me, and I vividly remember sitting on his lap as he let me look through the viewfinder of his camera and press the shutter. He passed away shortly after, but those memories stuck with me and were what inspired me to save my pennies for years and finally photograph my first wedding at 17 years old. I might have started because of Pop, but I'm still going because of me ... and you. Capturing your sweet memories has lit a fire within me and I don't ever want to stop.
"That's sweet and all, but who are you when you're not behind the camera?!"
I've never met a stranger, so we are practically already friends. But here are some fun snippets to get the conversation started!
Food is LIFE. I love finding hole in the wall, mamacita run, bougie hangouts. And you better believe I'm the customer who orders a little bit of everything with no less than five sauces on the side. Taste bud heaven!
I am a walking general store. No, literally. I have one of everything in my purse and car just in case. Most people laugh when they get to know me, but then the day comes when my stash of goodies saves their hide in one way or another and they understand. ;)
I hold my breath on rollercoasters and talk during movies. It's totally backwards, I know, but you can't say you haven't been warned!
I am a big advocate of using peoples full names. Why do we give our kids two to three names at birth if we only ever use one? The only time most kids hear their middle name is when they are in trouble, and I think that's so tragic. I love using full names!! Hence, why Olivia Marie Plath is my official brand name. ;)
And that's the tea!
The story of how Ethan and I met isn't exactly super exciting, but our relationship has been anything but normal or boring!
A hurricane wiped out Georgia the week of our (outdoor) wedding, which canceled most incoming flights, rental cars, hotel rooms, the delivery of our florals and the freakin' power. We said our vows running on four days of no showers amidst major family drama, so that's how you know it was true love! ;) My experience has also fueled my determination to give my brides the best experience possible and help them relax and have fun even if everything is going to sh*t around them. I gotcha, girl!!
One of our favorite dates is grabbing coffee and taking one of Ethan's classic cars for a drive down some back roads. Major brownie points if it's under a full moon and we can go skinny dipping! ;)
Wolves and Dolphins are my spirit animals. A little bit fun, a little bit fierce. And loving every single second. ;)
Greece, Italy, Bali
Australia, New Zealand
Scotland, Spain, Israel
Port Elizabeth South Africa
and Prince Edward Island.
The muted paintings, the soft pages, the big words for little minds ... I'm very nostalgic about my childhood brought to life.
and it's almost always the same. Garlic butter rubbed steak, macaroni and cheese (emphasis on the cheese) and a good draught beer.
It's the BEES KNEES.
A good ole Cabernet in one hand, and a bright Prosecco in the other. The next best thing to sliced bread.
The Sound of Music. Children frolicking, golden Austrian mountains, heartfelt music, sweet and sad love stories, a little adventure, a little laughter, a few tears ... it perfectly encapsulated my childhood dreams. Or correction, Christopher Plummer did ;)
Everybody and their mama knows that I am a travel addict and that my life motto is "have passport, will travel".
This list reflects my current bookings and personal trips, and I update it often. When I'm not traveling, you can find me bouncing around in my south Georgia sunshine!
March :: Tybee Island, Georgia
Charleston, South Carolina
April :: Dallas, Texas
May :: Chicago, Illinois
Grand Rapids, Michigan
July :: Seattle, Washington
August :: Bremen, Georgia
Lookout Mountain, Georgia
September :: Gatlinburg, Tennessee