Our first face to face meeting wasn’t far from the wedding date. They walked into the coffee shop (cute as could be) and I knew immediately…they were my people. Nick with his dry sense of humor and Madison in a mild ball of stress ready to lay out the plan (so much like me if I may add). They were sweet & funny & put full trust in my ideas & hopes for their day. Sighs of relief were had by all as we sunk into the perfection the day would hold & me assuring them that I would take care of anything they needed. I knew the day would be special & I wasn’t wrong. Fast forward to the morning of as I packed my gear & felt the wedding day jitters. I’ve been doing this for 6 years…why do those still exist? My second shooter & I walk into the hotel room and the air is calm. All the girls ready & the bride waiting patiently for our arrival. If I could, I would post every photo from this wedding. It was just that beautiful. But I’m gonna go ahead and give you only a little taste so I can share more later. Also because I have a crap ton of other things I need to edit so my clients don’t hate me.
I am always emotionally invested in my clients...especially my brides. But this wedding killed me. From the moment I hopped on a call with this gal, I knew we clicked. I loved every statement, idea & thought she had. I was beyond excited for this day. And I was not disappointed. Every moment was filled with real and raw love & excitement. Every person genuine & supportive of this union. Every photo filled with more than just the image laid before me. This wedding was special. I can't get over how close I felt to this couple on their day & how excited I've been to share these images with them. Congratulations to the very gorgeous Cam & Kasey...you two are amazing together. Let's be friends forever.
At most weddings, people are happy for the bride & groom...at least every wedding I've been to. But this wedding they weren't just happy. They were invested, emotional, real, joyful, proud & downright celebratory. There was a different air about the loved ones that gathered around this beautiful couple several weeks back. They were "in" with them. I feel like I was a part of something extra special with these two. I hope to keep them not just as clients but as friends. No actually, I think I will force them to be. They are just that cool.
Also...they had snow as their reception exit. I surely can't leave that detail out.
"No words can describe our wedding day as we commited our lives to each other in front of our family & friends. We woudn't change a single moment of that day. Our biggest surprise was stepping back & realizing how dearly we are loved & supported by those around us. We are already loving what God has in store for us. Here's to the great gift of marriage" -David & Kayla
Some weddings have everything going for them from the very beginning. This one started with a basset hound named Kaylee Sue, some beautiful details and a relaxed and beautiful bride. The chances of perfection were high...and it just got better!
Loved this perfect little winter wedding. Congrats Brett & Heather
I've had the privilege of mentoring this young lady since she was in 6th grade...and have been praying for her future husband since then as well. Watching her fall in love with this amazing man was so surreal for me. I love them both so so much & am so grateful to have been a part of their wedding in such a special way.
It's wedding season. I barely have time to breathe let alone blog.
Yet here I am staying up late, to show you even a few of these images from my beautiful cousins wedding. Because...I simply can't get enough of these two. Such sweet love. So worth no sleep.
What. An. Adventure. First of all...Norway?! Heck yes.
How we ended up at the location in Part I of this shoot is a craziness. We were frantically wandering the island trying to find the perfect rocks as the sun was setting. We came upon a backyard & the owner overheard us saying we needed to go get a boat (in order to get to where I wanted to be). This kind stranger says..."I have a boat...why don't you use IT"?! Um WHAT?! So off we went in a strangers boat to chase the sun, explore the ocean & find the perfect island spot to complete our shoot. We were splashed on during the journey & had no tie up for the boat...but we embraced it all & had a blast.
A big thanks to Whitney Dean (Glass Jar Photography) for second shooting this with me & to Ilse Papst for making Inga's wildflower bouquet for this shoot.
Before we got their wedding garb wet...we made them hike through a forest of dirt & mosquitoes. Anything for a good pic right? Part II of this shoot was deep in the woods to a set of World War II steps & a moss ridden expanse of greenery. Beautiful indeed.
PNW to Cali. Mmmmm yes.
It was so emotional & captivating watching these two become one. So grateful.
Cinderella herself would have planned this beautiful wedding. It was classic & elegant. It also didn't hurt that the bride emulated a princess from the inside out. Being a part of this celebration & PARTY was a one of a kind experience. Congrats you two!
From now on...I want to shoot weddings on stormy days, near a lake, with pretty people who are in love. Because it was just that good. Glad we got that settled.
Hope you enjoy the prettiness as much as I did!