Hooray for fall! This time of year is when I really embrace my love of cozy. I shamelessly burn through pumpkin and apple cider candles like it’s my job. I’m always wrapped in a blanket and hot tea becomes a fixture on my desk. While I’m a summer girl through and through, there just something about the fall that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
September was a wonderful finale to an amazing and truly life-changing summer. From beautiful weddings to time with new friends to online features to finally being able to eat from our veggie garden, the last month was successful and good for the soul in so many ways. October will be a continuation of a lot of projects I began in September, but this time they’ll all include scented candles and tea, like I mentioned before :)
No. 1 Head back to North Carolina for one last wedding! I’ll be photographing this amazing couple and am SO excited!
No. 2 Spend a weekend in Santa Cruz and Monterey! One of our favorite things about living in California is how much there is to explore. We visited Santa Cruz very briefly last fall, so we’re excited to spend a day on the beach and eat boardwalk fried foods before meeting one of our best friends in Monterey. I will be taking LOTS of pictures :)
N. 3 Spend lots of time with my favorite guy! The past 3 months have been pretty intense and exhausting for Brendan, so we’re really grateful that he’s on a much less busy rotation this month. He’ll actually be home for dinner every night! You better believe this girl is happy :)
No. 4 Finish decorating, arranging and unpacking our office. Now that my desk is nearly finished, I can finally start unpacking the last couple boxes from our move and hang pictures on the wall! I’m SO excited to have a finished space to work in – physical clutter almost always becomes mental clutter for me, so it’ll be nice to have things organized.
No. 5 Continue my spree of refinishing furniture. My next project will be the beast of a dresser in our bedroom. I am completely intimidated by it and it’ll certainly be one of my toughest project to date, but it’ll be a beauty once it’s finished!
No. 6 Plant our garden! For years I’ve had a tremendous amount of gardening/landscaping energy pent up since we lived in a little apartment back in NC. Now that we have a front AND backyard (praise hands y’all, it’s the BEST) I’ve been busy planting away and dreaming of all the flowers, fruits and veggies I’d like to have. This month I’d like to plant some grass seed, as well as fill in the flower box we created in our front yard by ripping out a bunch of nasty bushes. This is the first time I’ve done anything like this, so I’m really crossing my fingers and doing lots of research in the hopes that I don’t totally botch it up!
No. 7 And finally, launch my new website! I think this is the third month that I’ve had this goal listed, but really, this is the month that it will actually happen!
Emily is a destination film wedding photographer. She loves natural light and is available to travel worldwide.