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Greg and Kristy Jo were absolutely sweet. I’m so blessed to have such laid back clients, who just go with the flow, never get stressed out, who just have a blast and enjoy each moment. The way Greg looked at Kristy Jo was just beautiful…I mean what girl doesn’t cry when a man gets teary eyed by the gorgeousness of his bride??!! 

    A few weeks ago I was blessed to photograph Jessica and Derek’s wedding in Fort Walton/Destin, Florida….and oh, do I want to go back!! The sun, the perfect (not too hot) white sand, the ocean waves crashing against the shore….the feeling of the sand squishing between my toes…and a wedding, what more could I have asked for?! I brought my friend and second shooter Olivia with me to relish in the rays and keep me company during our free time….and of course work like crazy when we were shooting (thanks so much!!). We started our adventure with little to no sleep, because we shot a wedding on Friday night and went straight to Indy afterwards to fly to Florida.  Unfortunately, there wasn’t a direct flight, so it took a bit longer to get there (and back, but that’s another story) than we wanted…but we made it, camera gear and all! We were able to celebrate with Jessica and Derek at their rehearsal that night, and then were up bright and early to photograph their Sunday wedding! There were some hiccups during the day, but Jessica was such a calm, gentle spirited bride (I need to learn from her!!) and didn’t let anything bother her. Jessica and Derek exchanged vows on the beach and then we headed out for a little ocean cruise. We ended the night back at the hotel to celebrate and had the best pizza ever….seriously, the pizza was the bomb. The next day, I spent a little more time with Jessica and Derek taking pictures at the beach and around town.  Derek treated Olivia and I to smoothies and dinner. He even tried to convince us to go zip lining, but I left that one to them (I won’t say whose face looked scared when coming off the zipline…hmmmderekhhhmm).  So, grab some coffee and relax…and try to soak up the sun from their images!!

 Linae and Trever are the kindest people…very polite, calm, and super sweet. Their wedding day was just as laid back as them. The only hiccup in the day was when it rained for the pictures of Linae and Trever together…fortunately, the church had a little overhang and we were able to stay dry! (mostly dry anyway!) I’ve been super blessed to have such amazing clients, whose beauty is evident both inside and out. Congrats Linae and Trever, I wish you nothing but the best!

Sometimes I meet clients and it’s like I have known them forever, and that’s exactly how it was with Ryan and Becky. I can’t say enough great things about these two…they are simply one the best (who happened to be referred to me by another one of my all time favorite couples Samantha and Nathan!) The day went really smooth, considering the rain (I just can’t seem to get away from rain lately!) and I had so much fun watching these two awesome people. Their love simply radiated…I know, that sounds corny, but seriously, it’s true. Their families, their bridal party, their guests were all funny, kind, and gracious. I’m grateful for my clients and consider it a blessing to be able to be a part of one of the most special days in their life! Congrats Ryan and Becky, may God bless you as you begin your marriage together!
yes, this is how most of my clients look at me….haaa, love it!

Chris and Emily were my first wedding to start the season, and I couldn’t have asked for a better couple (and bridal party)! Earlier in the week, the forecast called for 90% rain….I was praying hard we would be able to get some images outside…and we certainly lucked out. The only images we couldn’t get outside were the family formals, because it was pouring outside. And when I say pouring, I mean, my assistant and I got completely soaked (with an umbrella, mind you) when we went to get the lights out of my car….but at least we dried rather quickly! During their engagement session, I kept calling Chris the wrong name…Nick (I swear, he looks like a Nick, doesn’t he?) So, of course it took all I had to keep calling him by the right name, but he was a great sport…besides, most of his groomsmen went by nicknames, so we dubbed “Nick” as his new nickname. Emily was gorgeous in her lace gown and everyone went beyond their way to help make their day wonderful. 

They were supposed to get ready in the church basement…but I had another idea! I’m so grateful that my brides trust me when I ask them to do things that are out of the norm.  I’m pretty sure the basement wouldn’t have been as dramatic as this!

Chris’s mom made some wonderful cookies for the reception….I thought they made a good background to show off Emily’s amazing ring (good job Nick…I mean Chris!)
And we finished the night doing a little jig in the dark. It wasn’t raining like we wanted here, but there was a light sprinkle….I love how they turned out. Chris and Emily even gifted me their umbrella to use for future weddings, am I lucky or what? Congrats guys, you were awesome! 
Church – Saint Henry Catholic Church
Reception Hall – Saint Henry American Legion
Hair Salon – INVU
Makeup – Makeup by Dana
Videographer – Steve Imwalle
Flowers and decorations – Floral Reflections
Band – Top Shelf
Emily’s Dress and bridesmaid dresses – Brides and Beyond
Suits – The Mr. Shoppe
Cook – Alice Post
Bus Rental – Lucky Limo