Monday, October 19, 2009

new website, new blog!

I am sooo excited to announce that I have a new blog and website, complete with new branding!! I will no longer be updating this blog so be sure to add my new blog to your readers and update your RSS feeds!!

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Saturday, October 3, 2009

ashley & nic

After being together 12 years (yes, I said 12 years!), Ashley & Nic were married at the Mavris (one of my favorite venues)! When we first met, we became instant friends and I was so thrilled that they chose me to photograph their day. I love how incredibly nice they are and that they love dogs as much as Dan & I love ours.

Ashley & Nic - Thank you so much for letting us be a part of your beautiful wedding!!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

emily & eric

I absolutely love Emily & Eric! I couldn't wait to photograph their wedding. Emily has kept a blog up to date with all the details that went into planning their wedding. It has graced my Google Reader since she started it so of course I loved photographing everything that her and her family worked so hard at putting together.

The wedding was so beautiful. Both the ceremony & reception were held at Laurel Hall. Emily & I were both keeping our fingers crossed for beautiful weather weeks before the wedding. Their ceremony was held outside so rain would obviously be an issue! Luckily the weather was perfect. :)

Emily specifically asked me to wait to post their blog until tonight so she could be one of the first people to see their photos (they are just getting home from their honeymoon tonight!). So here you go Emily & Eric .. I hope you guys love them! :) Thank you again for letting Dan and I be a part of your day. We are so thankful for your friendship!

I couldn't decide which bouquet shot I liked better. :)

Monday, September 14, 2009

nicole & justin

Dan's sister, Nicole, recently got married! :) We did a few photos for her and Justin before a small reception they had for friends and family in Ohio last month. Congrats to them! :)

(how fun is this truck we found!?)

Thursday, September 3, 2009

michelle & curt

Michelle & Curt had such a beautiful wedding! They were married at Meridian Street Methodist and their reception was in the Grand Hall at Union Station. Once they were officially married the rain stopped and the weather was perfect for photos. I had a great time spending the day with them, their wonderful families and their bridal party!

While we were shooting on the Circle, the girls stopped to pet this horse and out of no where he decides to have a bite of Michelle's bouquet. Their facial expressions are hilarious!

Sunday, August 30, 2009


Our friends, Matt & Jen, have the cuuutest daughter. We were recently all together for dinner and luckily I had my camera on me. I took all of these in about 2 minutes and couldn't have been more happy with how they turned out. Isn't she adorable!?

Friday, August 28, 2009

thank you, laurie

I never in a million years thought this job would bring so many amazing people into my life. The Strand's are at the top of that list. I met the family a few years ago when Dan and I photographed Jon & Natalie's wedding. Earlier this year they asked me to photograph their family before Laurie, Jon's mother, started chemo treatments. Her cancer had come back from 6 years prior. I had an amazing time photographing everyone, being able to laugh and capture so many real emotions that day. From that point on I followed her blog where she spoke beautiful words and updated everyone on her treatments.

About two weeks ago, I received a call from Natalie that Laurie's time with them was coming to an end. Dan and I went to visit Laurie, Greg, Jon, Natalie, JD, Liz & Heather at their home. We all gathered in Laurie's room, talked & laughed for an hour or so. Everyone in the family has a photo (& new nickname) of each of them wearing Laurie's short blonde wig. Greg, Laurie's husband, took the wig out of the closet to model it for us and the next thing I know, Laurie is suggesting Dan & I each have our turn with the wig & have our photos taken. :) It was absolutely hilarious! I loved that we got to take such a wonderful memory of her with us that evening.

Today I heard the news that she had passed away. I'm still a bit taken back by the news. Laurie and I have only known each other for a short time but she still holds a place in my heart. Before we left their home, she got out of bed, pulled me aside in the hallway and shared some incredible words with me. I'll never forget what she said and I hope she knows how much each word she spoke meant to me. Thank you, Laurie!

To the Strand Family - My heart breaks for you today but I'm comforted in knowing how strong of a family you are. You surrounded Laurie with nothing but love and I am truly honored to call you my friends. Thank you for allowing Dan and I into your lives. We love you!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

baby colton

Colton is so lucky to be part of such a wonderful family! I've known his parents, grandparents and Aunt Kelly since my high school days. I was so excited to get the chance to catch up with them & meet the newest member of their family! He's pretty much the most advanced 2 week old I've ever met. :) He kept holding his head up like it was no problem at all! Here are a few of my favorites..