Andrew & Gemmina // Spokane Wedding

This pretty lady has been second shooting weddings with me for 3 years now. Not to have her by my side for her own wedding was somewhat strange. I kept wanting to ask her for things...but she was THE BRIDE! I'm so happy for these two lovebirds & so freaking blessed to have had the pleasure of capturing their wedding day.

 

Ryan & Alissa // Spokane Valley Couple Shoot

If you know these two people...you are lucky. They are incredible talented (check out Ferguson Films & Alissa Ferguson Photography for proof), they are profoundly kind, fun & they are insanely beautiful! Alissa asked me to take some family photos for them & I felt honored for the opportunity. Naturally I agreed...but only if I could take some of her & Ryan as well. They are just to cute to pass up.

 

Nick & Shelby // Spokane Engagement

What if you met someone...you fell in love...and you asked them to spend the rest of their life with you? Well that is exactly what happens, and somehow I get the extreme privilege of capturing it. That is making me so happy right now. I can't even handle it.

 

Kevin & Kaarin // Couple Shoot

I need more shoots like this in my life!

Rules...Look cool (like you do everyday). Let me help you choose your outfits & the location. Be willing to do whatever I tell you. Look great while you do whatever I told you to do. Have fun with me while we adventure & take photos together. And the result is the blog below.

So for reals. I need more shoots like this. If you hire me....it will probably, most likely, be totally worth it!

 

Andrew & Gemmina // Coeur d' Alene Engagement

Gemmina...you are my partner in crime. When I started doing this photography thing, I sort of forced you to do it with me. We've shared many laughs, calmed many wedding day storms & scouted endless locations together. Funny thing is, that is not even the best part our friendship. You are one of my "people". Someone I trust with the hard stuff, someone I turn to when I run out of time & need help finishing projects & someone who thinks of what I need before I know I need it. To say I am protective over you would be an understatement. You mean the world to me & all I ever wanted was for you to find the perfect man.

Andrew...I know you will take care of this special girl. In the very short time I've gotten to know you, I've seen you bend and grow to be a man that strives to love her deeply. It's been such a pleasure getting to know you & I hope you know that Eric & I will always be people you two can turn to for anything.

I love you both & simply cannot wait for your wedding day. It's going to be magical!

 

Shelby Ritzenthaler // Arizona Portrait

There is so much inspiration that comes when you are running out of light and are shooting in a scenery you've never photographed in before. The jolt of panic to get "the shot" before the sun goes down is invigorating. In this case I had a beautiful subject & full control of the shoot. It doesn't get much better. I kinda can't help but love these images. 

 

Whitney & Bethany // Alabama Portrait

Bethany hates getting her photo taken. She hardcore wines every time I mention taking pics of her & Whit. Which is silly because they are adorable & their adorableness should be documented more often. The two of them are incredible photographers themselves, but hardly have any photos of themselves, so I basically force them into it whenever I get a chance.

And I don't feel bad about it. I'm such a good friend ;).