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Big Love In The Big City!

Have I mentioned how much I totally love the brides and grooms I work with?!?!? I couldn’t help but share a few favs from a recent engagement session!  This beautiful couple will be getting married next year after a long engagement, and I cannot wait to capture the moment!  This beautiful bride is one of the sweetest, most caring and wonderful people I’ve ever met.  They are truly blessed to have each other in their lives.  I hope you enjoy this sneak peek as much as I have enjoyed photographing this wonderful couple!


Until their beautiful wedding day!!!!!! xoxo

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Jamaican Me Crazy With Love!!!

So, this last week I’ve had the honor and privilege to photograph the wedding of one of my best friends in the world.  Everyone thinks it’s easier and less stress to photograph the wedding of a friend, however I tend to disagree.  For me, it’s ten times harder, because the person means so very much to me on a personal level.  These two people in particular mean the absolute world to me.  I often tell the bride that she is my guardian angel.  She was there when I hit rock bottom, and she held my hand and helped me up every step of the way.  Together, her and her husband truly have been a light in my life, and I can’t imagine experiencing the success and happiness I have without the two of them.  When they asked me to photograph their wedding, it was the greatest honor and the least I could do to say thank you for everything that they do for me.  Though there are TONS of photos left to edit, I put together a few as a sneak peek of more to come in the months ahead as I pull the rest together.  THANK YOU Dawn & Matt Kollmorgan for being amazing friends.  I hope these photos bring you joy and happiness as you’ve brought me hope and restored my faith.  Here are a few of my favs from this special day:


Hope you’ve enjoyed the sneak peek as much as I’ve enjoyed my first glance at this amazing wedding week!  More to come in the months ahead! STAY TUNED!!! xoxo

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Can’t Get Enough Of New York!!

A final installment of some of my favorite photos from my recent New York trip! LOVED my time in New York and was just as sad to go home as I am that this is the last installment to share with all of you!  There are more fun weddings and experiences that will be making their way to the blog this season, but for now…. here are some of my absolute favorites!


LOVE WEDDING SEASON!!!!! Biggest thank you in the world to Jen Huang for her guidance, expertise, passion, business sense and ability to teach one of the oldest and most beautiful arts in the world.  I am proud to have the ability to invest in the education of my art so that I may produce the most amazing memories for my clients.  LOVE MY JOB!!!! xoxo

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Can’t Get Enough Of New York!

So, I promised there’d be more to come from my recent trip to New York, and here it is!  The second installment of the beautiful wedding shoot is here!  Here is my next set of favs.  There are literally SO MANY!!!!!  There will be future installments, however, I hope you enjoy these as much as I enjoyed taking these photographs!


Again, I cannot express my happiness and excitement at the opportunity to do this shoot and go through this experience.  Definitely stay tuned for even more amazing photos from the big apple!


Floral & Design: Poppies & Posies
Hair: Styles On B
Makeup: Kerry Crawford | Makeup Artist
Dress: Marchesa via Nearly Newlywed
Workshop: Jen Huang

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Sneak Peek From The Big Apple!

I don’t even know where to begin with this post!  I am BEYOND excited to share a sneak peek from a recent wedding shoot in none other than…NEW YORK CITY!  When I heard about the opportunity to learn from one of the best in the business, I just couldn’t pass it up!  Here are a few of my favorite shots, however there is more to come!  What I wouldn’t give to have Central Park as my backdrop for all of my brides!!!



What a truly AMAZING experience! I cannot wait to share more!!!!!


Florals: Poppies & Posies- www.poppiesandposies.com
Wedding Dress: Marchesa via Nearly Newly Wed- www.nearlynewlywed.com
Shoes: www.chromaticgallery.com
Workshop- Jen Huang Workshops

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Let Wedding Season Begin!

Well…. it’s finally here…. WEDDING SEASON!!!!!! Though I had the honor of being a guest at this wedding, I could not resist getting in a little practice before my first wedding of the season!  What I loved best about this group was their amazing friendship and love for each other.  I was honored to be a guest, and I’m excited to share some of my favorite shots!

And so it begins…..

And how STUNNING is this bride?!?!??!


It just wouldn’t be a midwest wedding without a little Coors….


Honestly…. how cute are these two?!?!?!?


And finally….. onto the celebration!!!


And there it is folks…… another beautiful wedding, and the beautiful beginning of another wedding season!




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