Happy 1/2 year anniversary Mr & Mrs Reed!

I can not believe it’s been 6 months already since Kassidy and Riley tied the knot at Olde St. Anne’s church in Long Grove, Iowa! Happy 6 month anniversary to the newlyweds!

It was an absolutely heartfelt and touching day, full of laughs, happy tears, love and of course…cake! It was an honor to celebrate with them at the start of their marriage and I know the rest of their guests and vendors felt the same way.

I’m excited to share the highlights, some of my personal favorite captures from the Reed wedding 5/5/18!

Happy Half Year Kate and Jason!

When I first met with Kate I knew immediately that I wanted to be there to photograph her wedding. So I crossed my fingers extra tight hoping she felt the same way! She was down-to-earth, kind, intelligent, and completely in love with her best friend. I could see it in her eyes how excited she was and how positively sure she was that she wanted to marry Jason. This is what I love about being a wedding photographer. It's the people who are so genuinely excited for their wedding to come, not for the party, but for the actual marriage that follows. Kate and Jason chose a time of year they loved at a little place they loved with the people they loved most in the world, and of course, each other. One of the most memorable details of the day was Kate's wedding dress. She combined her mother's wedding dress with her grandmother's dress to create her very own. It turned out absolutely perfect! The whole day was intimate, beautiful, sentimental and the start of a very long and happy marriage. 

50th Anniversary Wish

The Groff family is one of the nicest families I've had the pleasure of working with. Celia contacted me to set up a photo shoot for her parent's 50th wedding anniversary. The catch was, everyone would be coming in from different states. So we had fingers crossed, toes crossed, arms and legs crossed, hoping for good weather! It was a little cold but thankfully no rain! 

The happy couple talked about the years they've spent together and that ups and downs are a part of the process. You have to love each other through it all (even if you don't like each other!) Celia told me that she and her siblings were excited to do something special for their parents and asked them what they'd like to do - a trip, a gift, anything at all. She said all they really wanted was to have dinner with her whole family. This tugged at my hearstrings for sure, thinking about how someday my children will be grown and could live far away with families of their own...I imagine that time with them would make me the happiest as well. 

Congratulations again on 50 years!