Sunday, June 30, 2013

~Mommy & Me~ {Natural Light Family Photography}

When I showed up one evening to take these photos, the girls were VERY excited! You can tell they are a close family and love to spend time together. It was an honor for me to capture these ladies.

Beautiful young lady!

She was too cute!


There was a lot of laughter!
They did make me work for some shots, of course! ;-)

Nothing like a Mom and her girls

Twirling ♥
Go Twins! Just kidding!! They are such loyal Royals fans!!
It wouldn't be complete without some spinning!

These young ladies have such a wonderful role model in their mother. They are all so lucky to have each other! 

Friday, June 28, 2013

~O~ Family~ Perfect Nebraska Evening {Natural Light Family Photographer}

I was thrilled to take photos for this beautiful family. Little ~M~ is good friend with my Son and was heartbroken to learn we were moving. She is such a sweetie and I hope they continue to be friends across the miles!
We lucked out with the beautiful evening light, a slight breeze, and a wonderful backdrop. What could be better?!
 These two melt my heart!
Momma's little man!
I think it looks like little ~M~ is begging for something ;-)
These two are such wonderful parents!

This shot is so precious!

I truly believe getting shots of the parents by themselves during family sessions, after all, it all started when they fell in love ♥


There is just something about this shot that I just love.
And he still makes her laugh, that's very important ;-)

I love how C is looking at L...

Little cowboy in the making!


 This shot was requested. I love how it looks like little ~N~ is looking down in embarrassment!
This family is one of my favorites in the Nebraska community we just left. I hope to visit often and keep in touch. They are so sweet and I just love watching the little ones grow! Love you O family!! 

Monday, June 24, 2013

~C&J~ She said "YES!" {Traveling Engagement Photographer}

I love it when couples are on top of their game. C&J are getting married in June of 2014. They getting ready early, and it makes my job so easy!  Due to the fact that I moved, we wanted to get their engagement photos done before I left. We couldn't have asked for a better morning! These two (sometimes three) were a joy to photograph and we survived the mild breeze, ticks, and the heat.

I love this one!



Little ~A~ was too cute! Not really thrilled with me taking photos at first, but he warmed up to me :-)

This was a first for me, shooting at a vineyard. Loved it!
Such a sweet little family

Give a child a kitten = guaranteed smiles!
So looking forward to making the trip back to Nebraska for their Summer wedding next year! The plans they already have sound so beautiful, and it is bound to be a perfect day!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

~S&S Say I do!~ June 1, 2013 {Nebraska Natural Light Wedding Photography}

I love it when I have a conversation with a bride months before her wedding and before we hang up the phone she says, "Yup, I think I found our photographer!". S&S were so much fun to work with. From getting up before dawn for their engagement session (when it was -8 degrees outside) to being a part of their special day.
I honestly was a little nervous when I woke up that morning and the wind was blowing, it was raining a bit, and it was COLD. However, I went into the day like I do every wedding, let's do this!
I love that S (bride) knew exactly what she wanted. She would pull me aside if she thought of a shot she wanted, and kept me in the loop of what was going on.
Once she got into her dress we decided to get some shots in the church yard before the ceremony. We walked outside and BAM! Sun, wind went down and the light was PERFECT! I was drooling! The good Lord was watching over S&S that day and made the rest of the day just beautiful! The ceremony was lovely and we were able to get outside for some bridal party shots in a meadow, with cows and all! We really couldn't have had it any better.

Oh how S loved her shoes!!
I loved the flower girls. They were too cute!
Yeah, I got that look from the groom a lot that day ;-)

Ah, corset backs. I love the movement in this photo.
The love was so evident between these two.


We were picking birdseed out of the bride's hair for a bit after this!


The little wind that was left...oh we used it! 

The clouds were SO dreamy!!

Oh this group was so much fun!!


The pin on her bouquet is her Grandmother's


Had to have the dogs there!

True cattle people!

I love that they had the antler from their engagement session at the reception. 

Each center piece had a quote about love, so sweet!
*Handwritten by the Mother of the Bride*

This was a first for me, they had a cake topper made from one of the photos I took at their engagement session! How cool is that?!

This was a very neat idea!

All the little details at the reception was so much about this couple. There was no denying they were made for each other.

*All the chalkboard signs were handwritten by the Mother of the Bride*

I love Daddy Daughter shots :-)

I love the creative way they made their card box.
The bride got a lot of ideas for the decorations from Pinterest, and put her own spin on them.
Their custom cake topper was made by Clay Figurines. The bride wanted an archery couple as that is them to a tea. Most of the custom made cake toppers were too "cartoonish" but when they found Clay Figurines she was excited to see their creations were very close to the photos they were made from.
Their cake was made by a woman in Valentine that attends church with them. " I wanted a simple cake with a touch of elegance (the blue ribbon) and we highlighted it with our brand" ~ the bride. And it was delicious!!
The groom's little brother made all the cedar pew decorations, shelves for the mason jars, drink table, and planter center pieces. Such a nice personal touch. "The Cedar pew decorations have the Love is Patient, Love is Kind verse from I Corinthians 13:4-8 burned into 16 cedar circles which lined the aisle at the church, so guests could read the entire verse as they walked in. They will forever hang in our home. The centerpiece planters were made out of old barn wood from an outbuilding that used to stand on Pat and Linda's place. Tommy used the wood to build 35 wood planters and then burned our brand into 2 sides of each box." ~ the bride.
Quote from the bride about her big day~
"I did not plan on many things that happened the day before or the day of. Everything did not go or get set up exactly as I had planned, but it ended up being wonderful! The morning started out raining, which was great to receive more rain, and then God gave us sunshine the minute we started taking pictures, I couldn't have been happier it was gorgeous! It ended up being the perfect day to marry my best friend and love of my life!"
There was so much love that day. It has to be one of my favorite weddings I  have shot!