Congratulations, Alissa and Michael!

This weekend, Caroline and I had the honor and privilege of photographing the wedding of two dear friends in Iowa.

I have been blessed to know Alissa for many years, and to have photographed her many, many times in that duration.  From headshots and theatre performances, to modeling and family photos, and even multiple photos with her beautiful Michael, it has been a long relationship that I have enjoyed and held dear.

Standing in the darkness watching her dance with her father and Michael with his mother, I felt a twang in my heart and the tears well up in my eyes.  For somehow they felt like my own children and seeing them grow and blossom together presented a moment I knew I would never forget.

Soon, I will post a comprehensive gallery of this charming country wedding and all the amazing family that shared in this day.  (Including some hilarious photobooth shots!)  But, for now, please join me in celebrating this couple as they begin a marriage blessed by love, laughter and many grand adventures! 


Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Furry!

Seeing things like this after a wedding or session are always so humbling and sweet.  If only my clients realized how much I adore getting to know them and being a part of the story of their lives. 

Congratulations, Bryanna and Zach!

This weekend Caroline and I were blessed with the honor of photographing the wedding of two very charming people.  Sprinkled with inspiration from Disney, Star Wars, Cinema  and theatrical references, the wedding of Bryanna and Zach was a celebration of fun, love and family.

I have always been known to cry during weddings.  They are always such wonderfully inspiring events to be a part of.  Yet, somehow, this one touched me in such a way.  Maybe it was seeing how perfectly matched this couple was, the genuine care they had for their friends and family or simply knowing that in this moment there was nothing more blessed by the hand of God.

But for this wedding, I found myself crying again later as I reviewed the images later to prepare for culling and editing.  So many sweet moments and so many fun details!  Zach and Bryanna... I wish you all the best and every happiness!  Soon, I will post are more comprehensive post about this great day.  But, for tonight, a couple quick images and a very heartfelt congratulations!

With a quote like this opening their wedding program, you know it is going to be a fun day!

A gift for the flower girls - Ring Pops!

I love this capture from Caroline!  You don't see the rain that was falling, the people holding umbrellas over the bride and groom as we set up groupings, or the many sets we photographed.  It is just a beautiful group of people and a gorgeous Minnesota location!