Archive for December, 2011

{reflections} 12.29.11

So it’s been getting super close to the end of the year, and I’ve been trying to decide to do this post or not. Finally I decided I’d take the time to do a quick version!

I also decided since I did it this way last year as well – I was only going to post wedding highlights. If I posted every session I did, this post would be too long! (well, is there really such a thing?)

So anyway, enjoy!



So there you have it! So many wonderful couples this year, thank you all for being so fun and creative! Have a happy new year :D

{karen&scott} married! – 8.13.11

Two posts, one day!


My life has been thrown a little out of sync these past few weeks, so I apologize for promising a post – then never giving! Oh, and I know this is late, but Merry Christmas! Anyway, I really can’t wait to show you this post, and I’m not going to lie… it was EXTREMELY hard to choose pictures to show you. Karen and Scott really were great at knowing my vision and style!


So, you may remember these two from their engagement session last February. If I remember right – it was so cold, and we were wishing for an awesome warm summery day for their wedding! If you don’t remember my last post of Kelly and Trent, these two had booked me for the same day (another disclaimer if you didn’t catch it – I don’t book double days unless both parties are okay with it!) It had been thunder-storming all morning and finally as we left our first wedding the sun was peeking its rays out and I was so ecstatic. Finally I was going to get some beautiful natural light to shoot in! Unfortunatly the weather had other plans… but you’ll see how awesome it was in a few photos down the line :D

Ominous sky already above – but just wait! It gets WAY way WAAY better. Oh, and below – I’ve recently been experimenting with GIF images, and I realized while putting together this post that this series was absolutely perfect to do one with. So enjoy my first wedding GIF image!

Anyway – I literally caught the storm rolling in. I know it’s not a usual photo of a church for a wedding, but boy… Favorite church picture of the year. It makes me almost scared just looking at it! But yea, after we saw that so quickly coming in we retired to the inside of the church to get some formals!

Deets! Oh I love wedding details.

Time for the ceremony to begin! I loved their church so much because of the large windows that let in such pretty natural light. The clouds had gone away just before the ceremony which made, well everyone, extremely happy. :D

Side window in the sanctuary for the win! (above) Hidden from every guests view, catch incredible facial expressions on the happy couple!


Oh, and did I mention yet they drove away in an orange vette? Oh yea. It was awesome.

So while guests were arriving at their reception location, we broke off to take a few more relaxed portraits in Holland. The sun was out, the temperature perfect, the mood set. I love to get some time alone with a couple on their wedding day to capture their love and the spirit of their day!

So. Incredibly. Pretty. Now you can see why I was having such a hard time choosing!

So, after some incredible times outdoors – it was totally time to get some detailed shots of the reception. I. Love. This. Hall. It was so incredible and open! Sometimes with reception halls they can feel a little congested with tables and people – but there was so much room to breath. Like I said, awesome!

And another fun shoe game!

And another sweet treat table. Yum. Yum. Oh, and YUM!

And who can forget the cake and the first dance? :D

We ended the evening tired and happy we didn’t get super exhausted from two weddings in one day! It was interesting to see how different the two styles of weddings were for one day, and it was really kind of fun playing with the different kinds of weather.


Karen and Scott – We’re wishing you two the best in your marriage! It was an honor photographing it for you.


Oh, and everyone – feel free to comment and click on any photo you’d like to see a little more detail on. :D Have a fantastic evening!