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People often ask me who my favorite couple is, or what’s my favorite session I have ever photographed. Honestly, that is such a hard question to answer, because I truly do love every one that I photograph! But these two are definitely high up on the list if I had one. They were a dream to work with! We bonded over so many things, but especially over the fact that we both have cats. Haha! If you have been following me for a long time it is pretty obvious that I love cats, and especially love my cat, Desmond. ¬†Rachel and I loved talking about our cats. I am hoping their cat makes an appearance at their wedding! ūüôā

Ok anyway, back to the pictures. ¬†We explored the fields and they picked wishing flowers at sunset. Josh and I couldn’t be more excited to photograph their wedding this fall!!! I just have a feeling that it will be one of my favorite weddings ever. We are so grateful for these two. The beauty of their relationship shines out of these images. They are such a treasure.


today is a good day. after a long time of being burnt out on doing weddings, ross + rachel lit the fire of inspiration for me. i couldn’t be more thankful.

there wedding day was full of joy.  there was laughter from the moment ross saw his beautiful bride for the first time, while they were exchanging wedding vows,  to their first dance, and to their exit.  I enjoyed documenting their wedding day. I know you will smile as you scroll through these.

congratulations ross + rachel!

“life is worth living as long as there’s a laugh in it”

anne of green gables


You know you have some good friends when they are willing to wake up at 5 in the morning to drive two hours away to take some pictures.

The pictures below is the result of that: friends willing to tag along on my crazy adventures.

It has been so long since we’ve blogged. The wait is over, and I promise it was worth it!

We are serious. Backyard weddings are our favorite, and we want to photograph more of them. There truly isn’t anything like photographing two people becoming one in a place where they feel at home and surrounded by¬†family. There are no schedules to follow, no pressure. It’s bliss.

Out of all the weddings that we have photographed, this wedding has been one of the ones we’ve been most excited to photograph. I have so many favorite pictures. I could not pick and narrow it down to only a few. So grab a cup of coffee or tea and enjoy scrolling through these photos that tell a story of true love.

love never fails.

Congratulations Laurie and Gerron!

These ladies are some of the nicest people we have ever met! Everyone who knows them will agree!


Hair + Makeup By: Salon M

We love it when a beautiful couple comes around with extraordinary hearts, and asks us to be a part of their wedding day. Tiffany and Stu are some of the nicest folks you will ever have the pleasure of knowing. Every one who knows them will agree. Their love beams out of these photos.  Their hearts for each other could not be any more pure and full of love. This blog post is very special to us, because these two are very special to us.  It was our true joy to share these moments with them and now all of their friends and family!

Grab yourself a cup of coffee. Its a long post. Warning: you will smile a ton while scrolling through these. This happy couple loves to laugh.