KATIE + TYLER // ARIZONA WEDDING // L O V E

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KATIE + TYLER // ARIZONA WEDDING // L O V E

“That Arizona sky burning in your eyes 
You look at me and, babe, I wanna catch on fire”
-Always Remember Us This Way / Lady Gaga


When you tend to reach the last few weddings of the year, each one tends to become a bit more bittersweet as you look back on starting at the beginning of the year and realize it’s coming to a close. Sometimes you just have one of those great years that you just don’t want to end.
There were so many amazing love stories that I was grateful to have documented.

Katie & Tyler’s wedding was one of those stories.
A spur of the moment decision to just head south and essentially elope,
but also throw a huge party with their closest family & friends. PLUS, who could say no to warmer weather?
(As I write this it’s maybe 2 degrees)

…And of course we had to make a stop at In-N-Out Burger at the end of the night, because why not?

I hope you enjoy these images as much as I did documenting them.






Venue / Reception: The Farm at Agritopia | Videography: Klea Olson Films | Catering: Joes Real BBQ | Cake & Treats: Desserts First by Veronica | Floral & Bouqets: Camelback Flowershop | Hair & make up: Maddie Howard | Planning: Bernadette Paley | Decor: The Event Go | Dress: Stella York (Sioux Falls) | Ring: Anthony Jewelers (Aberdeen) | Suits: JH & Sons (Sioux Falls) | Officiant: Mark Culbertson


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JODI + BRANDON // SKY RANCH MT WEDDING // L O V E

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JODI + BRANDON // SKY RANCH MT WEDDING // L O V E

"Well, I traveled a long way
And it took a long time
To find you
But I finally found you"

(Alabama Shakes - I Found You)


There are still parts of these great United States that I've yet to see. There's such a timelessness that comes with traveling to the great plains, maybe it's the air, the mountains, or the people -- but everything about it is just bittersweet. 

When I first spoke with Jodi & Brandon, I wasn't certain WHERE White Sulphur Springs was, nor how far it was (about 14 hours from Sioux Falls) so I knew that it would be one of longest treks so far in my career but I knew there was something magical about this wedding, and was I ever surprised. 

Jodi & Brandon are two very sweet & kind people with amazing personalities! The chemistry between these two is that of unconditional and spontaneous with a bit of goofiness. 

Despite rain and a bit on the cold side (talking about 45 degrees, and I forgot to pack my jacket) it was still an amazing day. 

Enjoy! 

 

 

 

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MASON + ANDREA // HOT SPRINGS ENGAGEMENT // L O V E

And so we headed out west again...

MOST of my engagement sessions are at best, a couple of hours. 

However, this time I spent the entire weekend with Mason & Andrea in the small but lovely town of Hot Springs, South Dakota. One of those towns with tons of character (and characters) as you walk the streets and wonder what life was like in the early 1900's.

Hot Springs hold sentimental meaning to Andrea and was a consideration for her wedding, however, that changed. Nevertheless we had some gorgeous weather and a wonderful time together.

I hope you enjoy these photos as I did enjoy capturing them. 

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BRANDON + MARIAH // McCRORY GARDENS WEDDING // L O V E

"These are the garden rules, that's what you always said
Oh
, you'll never know, how much I love you so..."


When it came to planning Brandon & Mariah's wedding, Mariah wanted to have the ceremony at McCrory Gardens but also wanted the reception there too! It was the first time the gardens held both a wedding and reception together in the same spot. 
Brandon & Mariah are two very kind & sweet people, with an amazing kind of love. Together with their family & friends, they threw an amazing party. As you'll see it was an all day celebration, with some bittersweet moments and surprises in there too. 
I hope you enjoy these images as much as I did documenting them.

 

Ceremony/Reception: McCrory Gardens | DJ: Jared Bridgeman | Cake: Hy-Vee | Dress: The French Door | Floral: Flowers on Main | Stationary: Wedding Paper Divas  | Suits: Men's Warehouse | Videography: Wholly Cowen | Second shooting: Brittany Elizabeth Images

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TINO + MICHELLE // RED ROCK CANYON WEDDING // L O V E

"There is no limit to your endless love,
Just when I doubt it, there is so much more
A rushing waterfall that overflows
It's filling canyons in my soul"

-Corey Voss "Canyons"

In the middle of November I traveled to Nevada to document Michelle & Tino's wedding at Red Rock Canyon. It's a treasure of a spot, about 30 minutes from the Las Vegas strip. A little background, Michelle's mom Candace used to photograph weddings in Las Vegas for about 25 years, so this was a sort of homecoming for the family. 
Tino's family & friends flew in from Germany, and together, they had a small, intimate wedding with some incredible views (and weather)  followed by having some awesome burgers & fries at Five Guy's Burgers & Fries, and then topping it off with some Krispy Kreme donuts. 
I'm extremely grateful to have documented this amazing day, enjoy.