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!

My Best Friend's Family

Liz was one of the first people I practiced taking pictures with... way back in our adolescent high school years. When I started Artsmith Photography in 2009, she was practically the face of my business! Oh and to top it off, she's one of my very best friends. So when she asked me to do engagement pictures a couple years ago obviously I was thrilled. But you know what's even better? Getting to capture moments of them now, married, and with their kids: Liz with her son Landon, and Patrick with his kids Owen and Evelyn make a beautiful whole family of five. It warmed my heart to see them interact with one another and to know how incredibly happy my friend is. I love them together and can't wait to watch them navigate through life as a team! Now for a few of my favorite pictures we got on what was probably the windiest day of the year!    

Josh & Casey {Sneak Peek}

I met with Josh and Casey at the Arboretum in Clinton, Iowa on a chilly November afternoon, which was absolutely perfect for their photo shoot. These two love birds were so sweet and obviously gorgeous and very happy together! They were married on May 28th of this year and were excited to have a Christmas inspired photo shoot, with great images to choose from for their first Christmas cards as husband and wife. Casey and I discussed several ideas in advance and she brought along some festive props that added meaning and creativity to the photos. Also joining them for a couple shots was fur-baby Astro; He was such a trooper and did great! I won't be blogging many of the most Christmas-y pictures in case they'd like to keep them surprises for their cards. It was a lot of fun doing a themed shoot and I'm excited about how their portraits are turning out!