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We’re retiring!

We hope you had a wonderful Easter holiday.  One thing we love about Easter is the symbolism of new beginnings.  And with that, we too are moving into a new season in our lives.

Today we come to you with our very last blog post we will be posting here on this photography blog.  And we wanted to explain why.

What a beautiful career Stephen and I have had the past 7 years as wedding and portrait photographers.  Not only did our cameras bring our love together, we have been so blessed to travel the world through our cameras and get the honor of documenting other people’s greatest love and life stories.  We have watched people fall in love, get married and have babies through our cameras.  We have made beautiful ongoing friendships with clients, vendors and other photographers who have left such an impact in our lives that we are grateful for.

However, the time has come that we are now hanging up our cameras to pursue other adventures.  We’ve fulfilled all our remaining shoots for the year and over time we have started taking on less shoots in hopes that we can now transition into pursuing other creative dreams that stir our hearts, as well as our hopes to soon start a family. Our priorities and goals in life have changed a lot in recent years, and while traveling the world with our cameras was a beautiful season for us as newlyweds, now we are choosing to step back from the busy lifestyle we had to keep up as photographers to put our energies into other priorities.

As we move into a new chapter, we have recently made the move from Nashville back to our hometown Jacksonville to be back closer to family who we missed so dearly while we were away.  However, though we are now home in Jacksonville, we will no longer be accepting new shooting assignments, but we encourage you to inquire with our dear friend Chloe Austin in the Jacksonville area.  Chloe once interned with us, and is an amazing girl who you can trust to document your memories in our place.

If you are a photographer, something that we put together for you as we bow out of the industry is an online e-course where we have shared with you all our secrets to success over the years that helped us to run a profitable full-time photography business.  We encourage you to check it out at www.shoot2sale.com to learn more how to grow your business to the next level!

Lastly, I will always be a writer at heart…. I have been blogging long before I ever became a photographer, and I can’t imagine stopping now after photography…. My heart needs to write, like my lungs need to breathe, and because of it I will continue to post from time to time about inspiring life stories over on my personal blog at www.scarlettlillian.com.  I will be taking a little bit of a quiet break from blogging for a while to refocus my creativity on other things currently stirring in my heart.  But for those who have followed my writings from blog to blog over the years, I thank you for your continued virtual friendship and all the sweet comments you have left that touch my heart along the way.  And I look forward to continuing our friendship and staying in touch with you over on my personal blog in the years to come!

Below is a collage of some of our favorite travels and adventures as our cameras led us around the world and back. Thank you to those who allowed us to follow our photography dreams and turn them into a beautiful and memorable reality.  Truly.  From the bottom of our hearts.  We are grateful.

 

MegsMay 13, 2014 - 1:54 am

Have been following for a while but life(having twins)happened and fell behind in photography world. I still cry every time I see your wedding video (I use it as an example on why to have videography)! Wishing you both the best!

xoxo
Megs (San Francisco)

scarlettApril 23, 2014 - 3:42 pm

Thank you so much friends! We appreciate your kind words!

lauraApril 23, 2014 - 10:27 am

So excited to see how God writes the next chapter in your lives! Much love, my friend!!!

Naomi GApril 23, 2014 - 1:13 am

Scarlett, I’m so proud of you. Stephen, by extension, you too are loved. Congratulations and good luck to you both! Can’t wait to see what you do next.
-Nay

YairApril 22, 2014 - 11:25 pm

Good luck! Wish you all the best and sucsses in your new chapter ;-)

Angie MackApril 22, 2014 - 4:29 pm

Dear Scarlett and Stephen, I’m happy and sad at the same time. However, we know that HE makes all things new. Y’all will always be in my prayers. Stay blessed. xoxo

Emily KroutilApril 22, 2014 - 11:29 am

Now who will take my maternity pictures when/if I become pregnant and then my family pictures after that?!?

All joking aside, have a great time on your new adventures!

Urban WifeApril 22, 2014 - 11:16 am

Y’all have been such an inspiration and have had a highly successful career! I’m sure you will be sorely missed in the photog community but it makes me happy that you will still be blogging. May God continue pouring his blessings out on your lives! :)

Introducing the Scarlett Lillian Boutique!

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeekkkkkk!  I’ve been dreaming of this day for soooooo long, and I’m pinching myself that it’s actually happening. While this post has nothing to do with Stephen and I as photographers, it has everything to do with a brand new adventure half of us is doing and we wanted to share it with you here on our photography blog as well!

I’m excited to reveal to you my brand new online fashion boutique!!!

I invite you to check it out, but before you shop, I want you to watch the commercial on the homepage where I explain my heart behind the mission beyond just selling cute clothes.  It’s about you and I holding hands together as we conquer the world, and looking fabulous while doing so!

I’ve got huge GRAND OPENING/EARLY BLACK FRIDAY/CYBER MONDAY/BECAUSE YOU ARE FABULOUS sales going on allllllll week, with TODAY being the biggest one with everything already marked down 20% in the boutique! Here’s how the rest of the weekly saving schedule goes, so save the most while you can! No discount code needed because the whole boutique is marked down for you to take advantage of the Grand Opening and holiday savings!

TODAY: 20% OFF Everything

TOMORROW: 15% OFF Everything

WEDNESDAY: 10% OFF Everything

THURSDAY: 5% OFF Everything

Happy shopping and saving and filling your closet with new goodies you’re gonna LOVE!

Lastly, can I get your help to get the word out about my GRAND OPENING?  Here’s a few ideas you can do to help spread the love!

*Take a picture of the website and Instagram about it tagging @scarlettlillian & pointing them to www.scarlettlillianboutique.com

*Screenshot one of your favorite items you buy, and Instagram or Facebook about why you love it.

*Like my new Facebook page, and then donate a Facebook status to share the page and tell people why you love the boutique.

*Forward this blog entry to your girlfriends that you think might love to also enjoy the discount codes included above!

*Once you get your first purchase in the mail, put on the item, take a selfie in it, and Instagram a pic using #ScarlettLillianSelfie. I’ll be giving away even more discounts to those who use the hashtag!

*Pin any items you might like to have in your closet!

Thank you for being with me here from day 1! It’s a dream I’ve had for a long time stirring in my heart, & I’m so grateful for your support! You are absolutely fabulous!  You can stay in touch with this even more on my personal blog at www.scarlettlillian.com!

P.S. Everything I’m wearing in the top photo is available in my boutique… uh… except the tutu. That was just for fun. he he

P.P.S. If you aren’t signed up on the list yet, get signed up to save 10% on your future purchases, as well as stay in the loop on exclusive deals, events, arrivals and happenings with the boutique! Check the top left of the boutique website, or the righthand side of this blog to get all the goods straight to your inbox!

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Nashville here we come! // Nashville Portrait Photographers

So we have some exciting news to share!  You might have seen us hinting on Instagram with all our recent visits…. But drumroll please……..

We’re moving to Nashville!

While we’re super excited about starting over in a brand new creative city, we’re bittersweet about leaving Jacksonville and all our friends and amazing clients we’ve had the chance to serve over the years.  Yet, in general, most of our clients live all over, with some already in Nashville, and as much as we already travel for shoots and weddings, we’ll be back and forth to the Jacksonville area often for more photoshoots (and to see family!). So YES, we are still accepting Jacksonville area bookings!

As we start over in a brand new place, we need YOUR help to get the word out that we’ll now be based in Nashville!  Starting October 1, we’ll be accepting bookings for portrait sessions as we gear up toward Christmas card family portrait season.  If you live in the Nashville area, or nearby, or know anyone that does, please let them know we will soon be available to take on new shoots for portrait sessions.  We specifically love photographing families, toddlers, and senior sessions!  Here’s where you can view our portrait photography work:

http://scarlettlovesstephen.com/category/portraits/

In the meantime, while we take the next few weeks off to transition in the move, you can get on the waiting list for portrait sessions, both upcoming in Nashville, and a few spots remaining this year in Jacksonville, by emailing scarlett@scarlettlovesstephen.com!

While we also love shooting weddings and it has been an incredible ride photographing weddings all over the world, in the new year, we are scaling back and will begin only taking on a small amount of weddings.  If you are an upcoming bride, or know an upcoming bride, please contact us as soon as possible through the contact form above to reserve your date with us before we cap off how many we will take on in 2014.

Lastly, if you are a photographer that follows our work, we are in the midst of planning some exciting educational things to share with you once we get settled in our Nashville home.  Leave us a comment below and let us know what you would like to see specifically from us as we prepare new material to share with you in the coming year.  We would love to hear from you on how we can help you grow your own photography business!

As we “move” into this new chapter of our lives and careers, we just want to say a special thank you to everyone who has helped us along the way as we have grown our businesses in Jacksonville, had our cameras lead us all over the world, and been a constant support whether as a client or a friend who encouraged us along the way of joining our two photography businesses now as a husband and wife team, and in addition, a new design business.  Every day we feel so blessed that we get the opportunity to use our creative gifts to serve in the lives of so many others, and we are thankful for…… you.

p.s. If you are reading this and live in the Nashville area, please say hi!  We would love to meet you at one of those hip coffee places once we arrive in town!

Andi LeighOctober 21, 2013 - 5:26 pm

Hi Scarlett,

I have followed your work for a long time now. I live in the Nashville area and would love to have the opportunity to meet you. Wishing you and Stephen the best and you will love it here!

Best regards,

Andi :)

Jen HoldmanSeptember 5, 2013 - 10:46 pm

Congratulations!! I’m so excited for you guys. I’m just a little bummed because I hoped we would get to work together again. After Kacy & Ross’s wedding I got re-energized for my event business. It’s great to work with professionals who make the day go without a hitch. Best wishes to you both! I’m excited to see the many ways God continues to bless you personally and professionally! Blessings, Jen

scarlettSeptember 4, 2013 - 11:57 am

@Amy- THANK YOU so much! :-)

Amy KeelySeptember 4, 2013 - 11:22 am

Oh wow! That is huge news. Congrats to you guys, and best of luck in a new, cool city!

scarlettSeptember 4, 2013 - 11:07 am

@Tammy- Thanks so much!! Mom will be joining us soon enough! :-)

Tammy SmithSeptember 4, 2013 - 10:52 am

Scarlett I am so happy for the both of you and I know your mother will miss you.
I am so proud of you.
God bless you,
Tammy

Nashville here we come! | SCARLETT LILLIANSeptember 4, 2013 - 10:44 am

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scarlettSeptember 4, 2013 - 10:39 am

@Nancy, so fun!! Thanks for the recommendation!!!! Would love to meet you sometime!

Nancy HartSeptember 4, 2013 - 10:35 am

Congrats on your move – your pictures are fantastic! We live in Nashville and LOVE it! Try Hot & Cold near Vandy for yummy coffee or ice cream. I am sure I will be requesting photo prices down the line. …

The Hart’s
Mike and Nancy

A little secret we’ve been keeping.

So we’ve been keeping a little secret.  The past 9 months or so we’ve been giving birth to something that is now growing by leaps and bounds and helping other people grow by leaps and bounds.

Our little secret is that… we’re now more just photographers.

It’s funny how things come back around full circle.  Way before I got into photography, I was a graphic designer.  Way before Stephen got into photography, he was a web designer.  Yet, our careers both led us to wedding photography, and it’s what we’ve been doing the past 6 or so years.  However, the past year, we’ve randomly had other small business owners come to us out of the blue saying “You guys are so good at branding!  Will you help me get a good looking website and a logo for my business?”  So, it literally fell in our lap.  We started designing logos and creating websites, and before even making this public announcement, we already have a full plate of design projects in the works.  On top of that, the client’s sites we’ve already launched in the past year, with the launch of their website and new branding we created for them, they are now busier than ever with new sales rolling in constantly!  One of our clients, Once Upon A Stylist, in addition to booking more weddings than she ever has, she is now a regular guest contributor on our local lifestyle news show, First Coast Living, all thanks to them Googling her website and the SEO work that Stephen did to put her at the top of “Jacksonville Wedding Hair Stylist”!  And one of our recent clients, Kellie Mae, who just launched her website, has already been featured on Yahoo! news, on a billboard in Times Square in New York City, and has an upcoming radio interview in the Portland area where her business is based.

Seeing the success of our clients grow so quickly upon the launch of their websites, we knew God was up to something trying to nudge us in a new direction with all these new clients and how we’ve been able to help them, so with this, we decided to create a new company that we’ve now launched called REmix Design & Media.

If you’re looking to create a web presence for your business, revamp a current website, need a logo design, better Search Engine Optimization, etc, we encourage you to take a look at our new website to determine if you are need of a remix.

—–>We’re already booked with current projects for the next month, but we’re currently accepting new projects to begin in early May.  Get on the project waiting list now through the contact form on the website!  This is not exclusive to those in the wedding or photography industry.  We love building new branding for all industries of businesses. We are currently working on sites for a commercial painter, a golf company, a hair salon, a non-profit organization, a church and more!  So don’t hesitate to contact us to see how we can brainstorm up something unique for you and your business!

Also, we have a new Facebook page where Stephen will be posting social media tips, as well as showcasing our current projects.  Be sure to “LIKE” us at http://www.facebook.com/remixdesignandmedia.

*DISCLAIMER:  We are not stopping photography! This is just our new business we are doing in addition to photography.  Just didn’t want any mixed messages out there for current and new prospective photography clients and brides!  :-)

 

 

Kellene MaynardApril 8, 2013 - 12:23 pm

LOVE YOU GUYS! And am SO excited to see where God takes you on this new journey with ReMix!! You have such amazing talent in SO many areas! I know many businesses will be blessed with your services! Love you both!!

Bethany CoxApril 8, 2013 - 12:10 pm

poodle child. yes!! go you guys!!! congrats on the announcement!