QUAY & BRI – 9.2.2017 – PART THREE

Filed under: lifestyle,marry me,portraits,wedding — admin at 11:03 am on Saturday, September 23, 2017

THE SPEECHES!

Quay asked his little sister to be his best man! As we were finishing up their pictures – he assured me that he doesn’t really get emotional!

BUT – as you can see – it got emotional at that table real quick!

Bri asked her brother to be a bridesmaid AND to say a speech!

And her sister – a speech – but not just ANY speech! A RAP!

I LOVE THAT SHOT! SO SWEET!

I LOVE when a band plays at a wedding – and Devon Franks does NOT disappoint!

This was ALSO a first at a wedding! BEWARE OF RATTLESNAKES!

Quay and Bri – thank you SO much for asking me to spend the day with you!

QUAY & BRI – 9.2.2017 – PART TWO

Filed under: lifestyle,marry me,portraits,wedding — admin at 11:45 am on Friday, September 22, 2017

A tree – for their future home!

I absolutely LOVE the candidness of those shots!

Not many brides ask for a picture with me – but when they do it reminds me that while they hired me because they LOVE what I see – they also hire me because of the connection they feel with me! Being a photographer is a humbling experience – sharing in intimate moments – there MUST be a connection! I always say – if you just need someone to take your wedding photos – I’m not your girl. But if you LOVE how I see you – if you love what I can bring to your day – then I’m certainly your girl!

Megan and Josh’s wedding was two years ago – and now they’re expecting a little girl!

SO GORGEOUS!

Quay’s daughter – the last time I saw her – she was just a toddler!

And because we all know I have a hard time picking just a handful of favorite images to showcase – I’ll post the rest of their day tomorrow!

QUAY & BRI -9.2.2017

Filed under: lifestyle,marry me,portraits,wedding — admin at 11:24 am on Thursday, September 21, 2017

I met Bri at her brother’s wedding two years ago! Their sister texted me asking if I had their wedding date open – and BAM! BOOKED!

Facebook and ONEWED and all the advertising are great referral tools – BUT THE BEST REFERRAL TOOL IS YOUR RECOMMENDATION!

SPEECHES ARE SERIOUS!

I experienced a FIRST at this wedding!

A HELICOPTER! They were trying to figure out what to use to protect their hair against the wind-whipping blades!

A first look in their favorite spot!

When there’s tree-cover – rain CANNOT dampen your day!

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!

They left for the ceremony in a HELICOPTER!

Someone asked if I got pictures of the flight – but alas – I drove – joining in the helicopter would NOT have been a good idea for this girl!

It sprinkled and rained – but the show MUST GO ON!

She would respond I DO! He would respond YES! But never at the same time!

Stay tuned for their reception photos!

MIKAELA & KANE – 8.12.2017 – PART TWO

Filed under: lifestyle,love,marry me,wedding — admin at 11:30 am on Friday, September 8, 2017

I’ve done a wedding here before – and COULD NOT WAIT to see this weeping willow again!

ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!

SWOON!!

I LOVE that look she’s giving him!

If you have the BEST BFF – you’ll understand the connection in those pictures!

Sharing cookie recipes at a wedding! I LOVE IT!

So – you won’t see many pictures of ME at a wedding that I shoot!

But this one – I wanted to share. Her bustle was THREE different layers – and the best way to figure that out – just take a break and figure it out!

And while I know that I’m not the BEST wedding photographer in the world or our country or our state or our region – I am GOOD at what I do!

And you’re not just getting a wedding photographer when you book me – you’re getting a whatever-you-need-done girl!

You might recognize that sweet little family on the left – I photographed their wedding last August!

I LOVE THOSE SHOTS!

This was a sweet twist on the garter-toss – since she IS about 15!

Mikaela & Kane – thank you SO much for asking me to spend the day with you!

MIKAELA & KANE – 8.12.2017

Filed under: lifestyle,love,marry me,wedding — admin at 11:10 am on Thursday, September 7, 2017

I’ve said it before – but I’ll say it again – I love photographing the circle of life!

I took Mikaela’s senior pictures – I’ve known her for over 10 years – and now – her wedding pictures!

I ADORE THOSE SHOTS!

Have I mentioned that I LOVE getting ready pictures?!

OH MY HEART! SO SWEET!

It was a HOT August afternoon – and air-conditioning helped!

Isn’t she DARLING?!

LOVE LOVE LOVE!

GORGEOUS!!

Kane’s mom asked me if I wanted to take pictures of her pinning on his corsage – I said – I don’t typically – but do YOU want them?! As a mother of boys – I am already planning the pictures that I want with them on their wedding day! And a dance.

OH MY! SO SWEET!!

Make sure to check in tomorrow – you’ll see the rest of this LOVELY day!

JILL & BOB – 7.1.2017 – PART TWO

Filed under: lifestyle,love,marry me,wedding — admin at 11:04 am on Thursday, August 24, 2017

The ceremony …

I LOVE those shots – FINALLY – married!

The groom’s mom and his new wife – the two most important women in his life!

This was the FIRST time for a shot of the ENTIRE GUEST LIST!

Is that not one of the most BEAUTIFUL wedding dresses you have EVER SEEN!

WARNING – when small children are at your wedding – I will take LOTS of pictures of them!

Jill & Bob – thank you SO MUCH for asking me to spend the day with you and record this BEAUTIFUL chapter of your life!

JILL & BOB – 7.1.2017

Filed under: lifestyle,love,marry me,wedding — admin at 11:14 am on Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Jill & Bob aren’t from this area – but when they asked around – my name came up for weddings!

Jill was one of THE most organized brides I’ve ever worked with! And while things rarely go as planned – it’s great to HAVE a plan!

Seemingly unimportant details. My favorite kind!

That shadow outside the door – that’s Bob – waiting to see his wife for their first look!

He could NOT keep his eyes off her!

GORGEOUS! ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS !

Their little flower girl!

Bobby LOVES his guns! Jill had asked me if I was comfortable taking some photos with guns – NOT loaded – of course!

We checked and double checked and triple checked – NOT loaded!

LOVE THAT ONE!

to be continued …

CASSIE & ERIK – 6.24.2017 – PART THREE

Filed under: lifestyle,love,marry me,wedding — admin at 10:47 am on Saturday, August 19, 2017

ALL THE FEELS!

Again – photography – especially reception photography is mostly about being in the right place at the right time!

Cassie & Erik – thank you both again SO MUCH!

CASSIE & ERIK – 6.24.2017 – PART TWO

Filed under: lifestyle,love,marry me,wedding — admin at 11:08 am on Friday, August 18, 2017

GORGEOUS!!!

I LOVE A GOOD BLACK & WHITE!

Nephews – a special bond!

I LOVE THOSE SHOTS!

That last one … I LOVE how she’s looking at him!

GIVE ME ALL THE ROSE GARDENS!

LOVE THOSE SHOTS!

I mean – SERIOUSLY – can I photograph EVERY wedding here!

MOVIE STARS! CLASSIC movie stars!

SWOON!

LOVE LOVE LOVE!

And those – LOVE THOSE SHOTS!

I am absolutely IN LOVE with these photos!

STAY TUNED for the reception!

CASSIE & ERIK – 6.24.2017

Filed under: lifestyle,love,marry me,wedding — admin at 10:39 am on Thursday, August 17, 2017

Katelyn has referred me quite a bit of wedding clients! She’s a photographer herself and would describe herself as a “super picky” bride when it comes to photography!

She LOVED her wedding photos that I took and passes my name on to all her friends and family!

Brandalyn & Andy were referred to me by Katelyn!

Cassie and I met last year – I think – Katelyn had passed my name on to her – and they booked with me!

Their venue – Sonnenberg – was AMAZING! A little TOO amazing actually! I was SO intimidated when I walked up to the mansion! But – I remembered that they hired me for a reason – and that I could let the fear win or just do what I do.

So – I did what I do.

And when a bride OOZES this much beauty – it’s really hard to be nervous about getting great photos!

I very rarely see emotional grooms – but Erik – he was feeling ALL the feelings when he saw Cassie!

I LOVE that last shot – again – seemingly unimportant details.

For the first time … LOOK AT THOSE SMILES!

Stay tuned for their portraits and reception!

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