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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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Love & The City….

I don’t even know where to begin with this one…. As you all know, I get SUPER excited when I find a spot or have a shoot that produces amazing photos!  Well, this one was no exception, and lord knows it’s not the last time you’ll be seeing this stunning location or amazing couple on my blog.  This couple is very special to me.  You may recognize the bride to be, because she looks a little bit like a beautiful mama I’ve had featured in a past blog post!  These ladies have been near and dear to my family, so when this beauty asked me to photograph her wedding and capture her engagement, I was beyond excited!!  These photos are some of my favorite, and what makes them my favorite is that you can really see how much these two love each other.  It was so easy to capture these moments with them because it just came naturally.  It was nearly impossible to pick favorites, because I had exactly 105 favorites from this shoot! Ha!  I can’t share all of them, but here are a few that blew me away.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed my time with this beautiful couple!


This whole shoot was really about mixing nature and cool architectural features…. This next set was about finding unique and cool tunnels to showcase these cuties!


These next two are some of my absolute favorite I’ve EVER shot…. I’m in love with how happy this bride to be is!


The next few take us back to nature….


And one final shot….. LOVE this one…. they belong in a magazine, people!


Needless to say, I cannot wait for this wedding come next June.  Stay tuned for more of this adorable couple!!!! xoxo

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A Birds Eye View….

It’s not often that I get to attend a wedding as a guest and not the hired photographer, so when I received an invitation to my cousins wedding I was BEYOND excited!!! I thought that I might leave my camera at home, but I could not resist!  My family and friends were all like, do you really want to carry that monster with you all day?  The answer was easy…. YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I am a photographer at the root of everything and I just could not imagine not having my camera for such a special time in my cousins life.  Here are a few of my fav shots that I am just so excited to share!  Congratulations, William and Jamie!!!! I love you both!!!!!! xoxo

Let’s start with the bride and her proud papa…..

Tell me these kids are not just the cutest EVER!!!

And Presenting William and Jamie Alexander for the very first time EVER!!!!

And finally off to a night of dancing and celebration…..

Sometimes it’s nice to be a guest at a wedding, however I learned that I’m still a photographer at heart.  I just cannot even control myself when it comes to capturing the special times in peoples lives.  Till next time….. xoxo

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