I first met Katie's father at my best friend's wedding. At some point, I remember being slightly less than sober, talking to John about his daughter and Steve. I remember John telling me how thankful he is that they found each other, how wonderful Steve is with their boys, and how much he loved his daughter. I had known Steve since high school, so I could attest to how kind he is. I had met Katie a few times before, and thought she was so beautiful and unique... Seriously. I wish I had the guts to rock a full sleeve like she does!!!
I always have the most fun shooting weddings for people I've known for a while, and this wedding surely was a good time! The threat of rain kept us on our toes until we ventured outside for photos, realized it wasn't raining, and relief beamed from Toni's eyes as soon as she heard, "the radar is clear." . She had her heart set on getting married outside and so they did! It was a beautiful ceremony with romantic overcast light. Phil's reaction to seeing his bride was definitely the best I've ever witnessed!
Some of you may remember the rain we had on October 8th. Over here at ANP, we had a wedding that day. A beautiful farm wedding, the rain didn't stop anyone from having a great time! Thankfully, that morning I chose to wear my rain boots and take my Jeep. From now on, if I don't need 4x4 to get to your wedding, welllll.. just kidding!
Our cousin got married in September!!
It was a hot September day. The sun was in and out. Family was laughing, smiling, and sweating a little. Matt + Stella asked me to take their photos, and be a guest, so I had Cambria Creative Photography take over after all the important stuff was done! It was so much fun working with her because we have such different styles, but we made it work and got some really great images! Enjoy!
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…)