Michael +Erika's wedding was amazing. It's as simple as that! Everything from the tartan details that are Michael's family's colors to the private estate they chose for their wedding venue was perfect. We had beautiful sunlight throughout the day that kissed the skin of all the happy people involved. Jessie + I are so thankful to have been a part of such a great day.
A fun little fact, while on the way to the church for the ceremony, we figured out that the bride and I might, somehow, be related... Mr. Sitler.. My great-grandmother married Jeff's grandfather. So if that means we're related, yay! (more…)
Well. This wedding was nothing short of amazing. I first met Kendi and Derek a few years back for their engagement session. They had plans for school and travel, and said they'd be in contact when they chose a wedding date. Two years later there is an email in my inbox with her name and "wedding photography" as the subject. My heart skipped a beat! They REALLY contacted me?! How exciting!!!
I knew their wedding was going to be the sweetest when they told me about the surprise anniversary cake they had for Kendi's grandparents. They now share the same anniversary <3 seriously, how adorable. It was hot that June day, but the love and happiness radiated from the faces of their closest friends and family brighter than that sun was shining.
After posting a few sneak peeks, I received another email from Kendi saying that one day, when it's time to start a family, they'll be in contact. I believe her. And I can't wait for a trip to Texas for their maternity and newborn photos one day. Heck! It might be a trip to Wyoming, Montana.. Wherever they are out west is fine by me :)
Thank you for letting me be a part of your day. Kendi and Derek, you two are the sweetest of souls with such spunky personalities that keeps those in your presence in a state of constant happiness. I wish you two the absolute best.
Never in my life have I met a bride SO excited to be marrying the love of her life. When Cody + Katie's engagement session went well last year, I knew it was going to be a great wedding, but my gosh was I in for a treat when I got to work. The love felt between the two of them was plain as day. I literally had tears in my eyes as I edited their photos. During the ceremony, they tied 3 strands together and wrote some of their own vows that had everyone cracking up.. So many smiles and laughs, no stress, just sunshine radiating through them on a rainy day. (more…)
We were cleaning up the day after our wedding when Deb came out to check on us. She asked us the age old question, "so where are you going on your honeymoon?" "Colorado one day!", I replied. Deb continued to tell me how her son was getting married at their ranch out there in June. I jokingly said, "if you need a photographer, call me up!" We chatted a little more and then we went back to cleaning up.
A few months later I got a call from Deb asking about my availability for June 13th, quickly flipping to my calendar and happily seeing that I had the date available we proceeded with creating plans to travel out there! My goodness, what a wonderful experience it was! I'll post more about that another day! (more…)
It was 19 degrees that day. With the love and warmth shared between Steph and Kyle, you'd never know.
With a beautiful couple, venue ceremony and one heck of a party, it was the perfect wedding it kick 2015 off with!
Enjoy some of my favorites :) (more…)
This family. Oh, this family.
It has been an absolute blessing to have met them.
They have graced me with so many wonderful opportunities... My favorite so far you ask? Being asked to photograph Courtney + D's destination wedding in FLORIDA!!
Within the past year or so, I've become this family's family photographer.
I photographed the oldest daughter's wedding in July, I photographed the youngest sister's senior portraits in 2012, I've photographed a cousin's senior portraits, I'll be photographing the youngest child's senior portraits this summer, and on Saturday, I got to photograph such a beautiful day for the 2nd child. (more…)
Meeting the Rhein family has been a blessing. I first met Lexi last summer and asked if I could take her senior photos. She agreed although she had a scheduled appointment with another photography company. Mrs. Rhein didn't think too much of- that I was someone just getting into photography but agreed to let me come over to their farm. I went to their house and photographed Lexi and shortly after returning the CD I got a phone call stating they loved her photos, had canceled their other appointment and they HAD to have me photograph Kelly & Seth's wedding in July! I quickly agreed and a few months later I found myself being asked to photography Courtney and DeAndre's wedding in Florida this February! Hopefully I'll end up doing Conrad's senior photos as well! I've become their family photographer and their 'hidden gem' as they like to call me ;) (more…)