Greenhouse, Park + Downtown Wedding

I first met Abby and Eric in San Diego at gorgeous Sunset Cliffs. Our day was full of laughter and fun stories about ourselves. I got to see Abby and Eric's adventurous side when we decided to climb down the cliffs to get to a small cove with a secluded beach to get some epic sunset pics. By their wedding day we were all friends and ready to make this day as beautiful as possible. Their day was based on whats most important to them, family, friends and memories. Their were so many different elements to this day. From getting ready to the perfect first look location, to beautiful greenhouse pictures to going downtown to the bar where they had their first date. Not only were we at the location but their exact table where they first met! Every location was specific and had special meaning. By the end of the night we were exhausted but full of happiness and love for this couple, It was one of my favorite days!

Snowy April Wedding

Katie and Jake planned to have a beautiful warm spring wedding. But instead they ended up with a day full snow, wind and cold temps. But sometimes the unexpected is what makes the most beautiful. Their day was incredible and these two made the most amazing bride and groom. 

I felt so honored to capture their wedding and be welcomed into the lives of their people. It was the best day ever!!

Rural Country Wedding

Debra and Jared got married the first Saturday in April. Even though the weather was very chilly with a little snow still on the ground, the sky was full of beautiful sunshine. Everything was perfect for this adventurous couple! The wedding was in a small Nebraska town surrounded by lots of beautiful farm fields. The traditional ceremony was in a church, but the reception was held at the local Firehouse which was super fun. The big open space was relaxed and rustic with never ending beer!

This was such a fun day. Debra and Jared were surrounded by their family and close friends, and I could feel the love throughout the whole day!  

I think this is why I love photographing all kinds of weddings, each and every one is my favorite!! 

 

Snowy Engagement in the Woods

I first met Madison at a coffee shop to talk about her and Dylan's upcoming wedding. We talked and shared stories for over an hour and we both knew we were going to be a good fit together. The day we met for the engagement session, it was about 10 degrees out so we were freezing but had a blast. Dylan is a firefighter and had special hand warmers he gave me to wear, which were amazing! We walked through forest, played on a frozen lake, and climbed up snowy hills. We did a ton of laughing and had the best time. This nurse and firefighter are going to have an explosive wedding!

Grand Canyon Engagement

I first met Natalia on a Skype call when she was looking for a photographer for her upcoming wedding. We talked for over an hour and she ended up booking me for her wedding in September. In February my husband and I met Natalia and Cameron at the Grand Canyon. We camped out, made smores, and tried to stay warm next to our roaring fire. The next morning we went exploring around the South Rim and found this awesome cliff for our shoot. It was such a fun day full of adventure and laughter. I can't wait for the wedding! 

Iowa Engagement

The day of Chelsea and Dan's engagement shoot the outside temp was down in the single digits, but they really wanted something in the snow. So we went for it and I'm so glad we did because this shoot is quickly becoming one of my favs!!

Lake Engagement

Katie and Kade have been dating since they were sophomores in high school. They are so sweet together, we had so much fun the day of their engagement shoot. They are super adventurous so I suggested climbing a large hill I know of that overlooks miles of fields with a perfect sunset view for the  final part of our shoot. They were game and at times it was a little tough to climb(especially with Katie wearing a dress) but totally with it!

There's nothing I enjoy more than hanging out and getting to know my couples and their story while shooting!! 

Outdoor Autumn Wedding

Jessica and Zach's wedding day was chilly and foggy with a little lite rain but they embraced it and every minute of their day was beautiful and perfect. Jessica had always dreamed of having an outside wedding. So when the day didn't turned out to be dry and sunny we decided to stay on the grounds of the venue for pics instead of a different location. The fog and mist made the pics gorgeous and unique. 

Jessica and Zach have such a beautiful love story. They first met on a blind date that was set up by a coworker and they almost knew immediately that each other was the one for them. It wasn't long before they were engaged and planning their perfect wedding. Their deep love for God, each other, and their families was the focus of the day.