vince & amanda

venue: Summit Grove Lodge

On a cold, drizzly, gray day Vince and Amanda said I do. The rustic lodge venue they had chosen felt extra cozy with the glow of firelight. While the guests stayed dry under a tent the happy couple exchanged vows and then we all hurried into the lodge for an amazing meal, fellowship, cake, and of course dancing. Congratulations Vince and Amanda! It was an honor to be there to witness your special day.

trinity senior

We spent what might have been one of the last beautiful evenings of summer roaming around the city finding all sorts of great locations for Trinity's senior shoot. I love shooting in the city! So many different looks in one spot. Of course as you can see Trinity is stunning so she could've posed in a garbage dump and made an amazing photo:)

Madison Hope

My beautiful niece Mad. She's had about a billion photo shoots but we'll call this her official senior shoot:)

meet you in the orchard

I may or may not have tried to convince my sweet friend Karen that it was probably going to rain on the date we had chosen for our orchard dinner party and that we should probably cancel. While the forecast did say rain (for about a second) that was pure laziness on my part. Luckily she convinced me otherwise. And I am so glad she did! If your dreaming of a hosting a party DO IT! It is a lot of work and it's sometimes hard to get your booty in gear and start planning but at least in the case of this party it was SO worth it! The weather turned out perfect for an outdoor party. 

Imagine Dean Martin playing on the stereo, the rustle of a warm breeze through the apple trees carrying with it the smell of delicious Italian food cooking, and the happy conversations of your awesome friends surrounding you, as you scroll through these photos. Just trying to set the mood. ;) 
 Karen's pretty little backyard orchard was already beautiful and set up with string lights so our main job was getting the tables out there (thanks Caleb!) , begging and borrowing kitchen chairs off our loved ones, and of course decor (oh and food, yeah that's a pretty important part of a dinner party).

 I stopped at our local dahlia farm and picked a few dozen. A inexpensive and gorgeous option for floral arrangements. Our talented friend Jolene came with place cards for each person (such a special touch to make each guest feel welcomed and appreciated).

And you can have the most beautiful event in the world but that means nothing without awesome friends to share it with! Thank you all so much for coming. Great company and good food. What more could you ask for?

Katie and Cameron get married

A beautiful, HOT, sweet, emotional (her dad's toast may have made me bawl like a baby), FUN wedding day. Katie and Cameron were made for each other and that couldn't have been more evident throughout the day. I was so honored to hang out with this awesome couple all day and even with temps in the 100's it was still one of the most enjoyable weddings I've ever shot.  Congratulations Katie and Cameron! Praying many blessings on your marriage.