Thursday, October 12, 2017

2 0 1 8 B R I D E S // Hey there beautiful!

How exciting is it that in less than three months, you'll be able to say "I marry the love of my life THIS year"?! 

You've been waiting for that day your whole life. Planning it out with your best friend underneath the covers when you were really supposed to be sleeping. Dreaming about it when you had your first crush, and wondering if he was the one. Going to weddings and gazing longingly at the miles of lace and tulle as the bride floated down the aisle toward her beloved. 

And now, it's your turn. 

Which means you're going to want someone to capture every moment of that perfect day that you have dreamt about for years, and have now spent countless hours planning for!

But why would you choose me?

I always start my brides off with a free, no obligation consultation at Starbucks, which also includes me treating you to coffee or tea or whatever your drink of choice is! (But if anybody ever suggested meeting at a frozen yogurt parlor, I definitely would not say no.) 

If you decide to book me, I promise I will be there every step of the way. Photographing a wedding isn't just about that day, it's about all the days leading up to it. I'm never more than a phone call or text away, and am more than happy to be a person you can bounce ideas off of! 

The day of the wedding always finds me at the venue a little early, because no bride needs to be worried about where her photographer is! Throughout the whole wedding day, I strive to capture every moment in non-obtrusive ways, and to make everyone feel relaxed and comfortable. One bride says // She is quick and always smiling! She has a way of always helping you feel natural and charming! She's just plain amazing!

And after the wedding? Well, my promise to be there every step of the way doesn't end when the last photo is taken as you drive off into the sunset with your new husband! I stay in close communication with you over the next few weeks as I personally edit each and every one of your photos. Lots of sneak peeks are shared, and there is a very good chance you'll get random texts from me gushing about what a gorgeous couple you and your new husband make, just cause I'm sappy like that. 

The photos are ready within 4 to 5 weeks, although a lot of times it's much sooner than that! Not only will you receive the images on a personalized USB drive, but they will also be uploaded to an online gallery for easy sharing. Alongside of those two ways to view your photos, I included several special little gifts for you and your husband (one that is handmade by yours truly). This is just my way of saying a big ole THANK YOU for allowing me to be part of such a special time in your life. 

So, why me? Because I won't just be your wedding photographer. I will be your friend. 

Monday, October 9, 2017

Ryan // Senior

This kid. When on earth did he grow up? I have known Ryan since he was knee high to a grasshopper, and it has been amazing to watch him grow into the talented young man that he is today. He has great plans for the future, and I know that he will succeed at anything he puts his mind to! 

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Joseph + Adie

This was such a fun session! These adorable people got married just a few months back, and jumped at the chance to take some sunflower patch photos one evening! Adie is a dear friend of my (now!) cousin Hannah, so our paths have crossed pretty often over the last few years. Joseph and Adie have been sweethearts for forever, and I was so happy for them to finally tie the knot! The entire session they were just engrossed in each other, which made my job so stinking easy. I love couples who are head over heels in love! 

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Mr & Mrs Glaser

This was by far the most fun wedding I have ever shot. The groom is my cousin, and the bride is my sister-in-law’s sister, so it just felt like one big, happy family get together!

Caleb and I grew up playing together all the time, and has been one of my dearest (can you say “dearest” when referring to a guy?) buddies since forever. Along with his sister Jessica, and my big brother Matthew, we built forts, climbed trees, re-created “The Rifleman” scenes, made mud pies, wrecked general havoc, and played cowboys and Indians until the cows came home. I have loved watching him grow up into a godly, strong man, and I am beyond happy that he found himself a woman like his Hannah!

My dear Han is one of the spunkiest, most giving, and most passionate people I know. In the past three years since our siblings started dating/got married/had a perfect baby boy (which made us an auntie-duo – the BEST), we have become really close friends. I am so thankful for her and her friendship, and definitely could not have hand picked a better woman for my baby cousin!

The wedding was gorgeous, simple, relaxed, well executed, and just a blast to photograph! Hannah has worked at the venue for several years, which made it extra special.

Childhood sweethearts getting married + a John Deere tractor + crazy groomsmen tackling the groom + 13 little kids all going down the aisle with smiles on their faces + a tear inducing daddy-daughter dance. Not sure it can get much better than this!

And they lived happily ever after ❤