Alisha and Joseph are Getting Married!

The question has been popped, proposal accepted and wedding plans in the works! Their wedding colors are a beautiful muted green and gorgeous metallic copper with Irish and Eastern European elements throughout the decor. I can’t wait to see all of their hard work and planning come together in September!

We were just so happy this engagement session was able to happen between thunderstorms. That’s Spring in the midwest though, right?!

An engagement session is actually such an important part of your wedding photography! Especially for those of us with no modeling experience, so….almost everyone! It gives us a chance to get to know each other better, for me to understand your relationship dynamics and for you to get a feel for how I direct and pose you. It truly helps make the rush of your wedding day portraits go SO. MUCH. SMOOTHER.

Plus…more cute pictures together are never a bad thing! :)

Torrie + Carson... One More Month to Go

Torrie and Carson contacted me several months ago about their wedding on March 23, 2019. I was thrilled to tell them that I had the date open! Carson is in the military and was away at the time so it was a few months later, right around Christmas, that we finally got to meet in person. That’s also when we did their engagement session. You guys, they made my job SO easy! These two are absolutely adorable, incredibly photogenic, and genuinely crazy about each other.

The long distance thing has to be hard for them, but you would never know it because of their optimism and positive outlook on life and what the future has to hold. I have no doubt they will make each other very happy for many years to come.

And the new chapter begins ONE month from TODAY!

A Re-Branding Story for this Throwback Thursday Blog with Monica & Dave

Finding our voice as entrepreneurs can be a challenge. There is so much more that goes into a photography business than just taking pretty pictures. One of those things is developing a brand. This is something I hadn’t thought much about until my off-season the Winter of 2017-2018. During those months I really focused on what I wanted my business to be, who I wanted to work with and the style I wanted to implement. 

 

Not a week after I launched my redesigned website, Monica inquired about setting up an engagement session. Now this could have been a coincidence, but I kid you not, she was exactly what I wanted in a client! She checked all of the boxes. Beautiful of course, laid back, funny, intelligent, appreciative of art and the creative process, kind, true to herself and open minded. Her and Dave were amazing to work with, totally rocked their session and I enjoyed spending the hour with them. I secretly hoped they would call me to do their wedding photography as well. And guess what… they did! It really felt like it was all meant to be; they were dream clients that I adored working with from start to finish. 

 

Check out some of my favorite shots from their engagement session last year!