What Surrounds Us

The things that surround us on our special days should be those things that matter most of all.

Calla and Jeremiah chose to surround themselves with what mattered to them – love, family, home and beautiful countryside under a wide open sky.

The ceremony was held inside a family barn and reception was very much at home.

The details were chosen with care:

Her flowers were, of course, calla.

The wedding was small but made a big impact on all who were present.

The ceremony was elegant.

I had to snap a shot of this sweet little “photo bomber” in the background.

The drive after was breathtaking.

Calla and Jeremiah, please find the link to your photos here. I hope all of your days are as breathtaking as the views on your wedding day.

Laughter Filled the Day

As I was going through the photos of the wedding of Laura and Josh, there were many aspects of the day that were so remarkably beautiful, such as:

the dress,

the rings,

the flowers,

the details,

the bride,

the groom,

the tremendous amount of love shared between them both,

and their friends and family.

but the most beautiful part of the day, in my opinion, was the way she laughed with pure happiness.

The wedding was held at the Engel Farms.

Thank you so much Laura and Josh for letting me capture your day. Please find the rest of your online album here.


The Wedding of Nicole and Ben

Nicole began getting ready on her wedding day morning with family and friends helping to bring each perfectly planned detail to life.


They were getting ready at the same place at the same time, so careful monitoring of the two was needed to ensure they didn’t see each other before the ceremony.

That look. The first moment Ben saw Nicole.

The ceremony was perfection.

What a gorgeous day!

She brought angels.

And they brought plenty of love.

They even had a very special place to stay.

The reception was fun for all and seriously had some awesome food, perfect music, and loads of laughter.

Congratulations to Nicole and Ben. It has been an absolute pleasure getting to know you both over these past few months. Please find the rest of your online album here.

All The Comforts of Home

The wedding of Nicole and Ben was held at a private residence. It was a place some call home. What was remarkable about this day was the tremendous amount of thought and detail and love that went into everything needed for the day to be spectacular and for guests to feel that comfort of home.

It was truly beautiful!

Here are some images from those quiet, calm hours that happened before the wedding began.

It was without question, a beautiful ceremony. I cannot wait to share the rest of the wedding day very soon.

A Beautiful Day for Maddie and Michael

This story is about the beginning of forever for the lovely Maddie and Michael. It took place on a warm end-of-summer day with the hints of fall already in the air and it began with the quiet getting ready moments and details.

Shoes and Flowers and a beautiful dress.

Rings to wrap around fingers.

Maddie – such a beautiful bride!

She started her day surrounded by so many important people.

Her colors for the day were hues of the season.

Michael was ready and waiting for the day with his wonderful friends at the Lawton Community Center.

Soon, their vows were spoken in a beautiful ceremony surrounded by lovely rock walls and glorious sunlight.

The reception was filled with dancing and love… and beautiful cake.

and fun! and full of action moments like the bouquet toss!

Maddie and Michael, your wedding was amazing.

Please find the rest of your online album here.


A Beautiful Wedding on The Farm

The wedding of Ashley and Guy started out with so many beautiful details.

The dress.

The rings.

Something blue and perfect for the day.

Every detail was arranged to perfection for what would be a beautiful day filled with love.

The ladies got ready inside the home at the Something Blue Berry Farm in the comfort that comes with close family and friends.

The gentlemen were nearby but tucked out of sight.

There were plenty of special moments and thoughtful touches throughout the day.

Ashley was absolutely stunning.

And so were her gorgeous bridesmaids.

Guy and his crew were handsome and keeping cool.

They had surrounded themselves with blues and yellows in their flowers and in the sunny sky overhead.

It seemed only a short while after the day started, they were heading down the walkway to their forever.

The vows and rings were exchanged and we had some glorious sunlight to enjoy.

Also, there were chickens.

And a horse or two.

But most importantly, family.

and friends.

And so much love, everywhere.

The sunlight!

Also a small horse that liked to visit the guests made a happy appearance.

He was also a canvas, sort of.

The reception was full of dancing and amazing food, long into the darkness of the night.

Please find the rest of your online album here. Congratulations to you both, Ashley and Guy! Your happiness and love shows so vividly in all of the pictures.



What Happens When…

What happens when you combine an artist and a musician, 2 religions, a blues band, a DJ and turntable, an unlimited supply of love, vivid colors, great food, amazing family & friends, the Kentucky Derby, and lots of style?

One of the most incredible wedding days ever.

The day started out as wedding days often do. There was a beautiful gown in a picture-perfect church.

Ellen chose vibrant colors for her palette.

A stunning beauty, she is for sure.

Handsome and happy for the day.

Lenny first looked at his bride-to-be in a quiet, tucked away space.

They had been told their first look at each other would be a solitary moment. It was. Sort of.

The wonderful friends and family were not far away and so excited to celebrate the love shared by Ellen and Lenny.

What a gorgeous day for two wonderful people.

Soon the ceremony was underway. Two religions merged and made one celebration of love that will long be remembered.

Ellen and Lenny enjoyed a sun-filled walk to their reception.

They arrived in time for the Kentucky Derby excitement.

Did I mention the band? It was divine.

And the turn table fabulous DJ.

And really good singing – like there may have been a professional performer or two present.

It was a night filled with laughter and love.

Thank you Ellen and Leonard. Please find the rest of your online album here.

What Will Be Remembered

Chelsea and Alex got married on one of the rainiest days of the year. I wanted to mention that directly up front because – while that did happen – the things that will be remembered about their amazing wedding day have nothing to do with the rain.

What will be remembered are the brilliant colors Chelsea surrounded herself with.

The quiet time spent getting ready.

Most definitely, the biggest memory of the day will be the huge amount of pure love surrounding them.

The priceless expression of honest joy upon Alex’s face as he first looked upon his bride.

The perfect church for a ceremony.

The fact that they had many, many attendants who love them.

More smiles than raindrops!

And a warm, cozy, reception at The Silo.

Congratulations Chelsea and Alex! Your day was so amazing. Please find the rest of your online album here.

Renee and Bill

The wedding of Renee and Bill was an intimate, quaint event attended by the very closest of close people in their lives.

The details were lovely.

The weather was as beautiful as the ceremony.

Soon, Renee and Bill were married. We headed out to gather some images that would preserve their day.

As the afternoon grew later, we found our way to the reception where many friends and family members were waiting for their arrival to start the celebration.

The night ended with a lantern launch across the hills overlooking Battle Creek.

Congratulations to Renee and Bill on your perfectly amazing day. Please find the rest of your online album here.

Tina and Joe

The wedding day of Tina and Joe was a fantastic day filled with sunshine, great music, family and friends, and the love of two wonderful people.

It began with the details and the pre-wedding scurry of people getting ready for something special.

The setting for the day was a location special to the family. So we had some fun with the details.

Tina and Joe decided they wanted an intimate “first look” of each other before the guests arrived and the day started filling with activity. Here’s a peek:

The wedding party was ready for the fun to begin.

It seemed like only moments after the day began that the guests were arriving and the bride was peeking around from her hiding spot to see if it was time to walk.

Just as quickly as the ceremony time arrived, the reception started and so did the dancing.

Thank you Tina and Joe for such an amazing day. Your wedding was beautiful. Please find the rest of your online album here.