We had a great time at Day Star Farm for Kate and Jeremy's couples session! What better place for cozy, holiday photos! Aside from being a very picturesque location for photos, Day Star Farm is a family run, horse breeding farm. As a horse person myself, I loved seeing the pretty horses grazing in the pastures. The farm is also home to a very friendly donkey that happened to make his way into a few of the images.
Halie and Matt are planning a summer wedding for 2016 and wanted to do their engagement photos during the short, but beautiful, Alaskan fall. We were blessed with a beautiful sunny, fall evening that made for some very romantic photos! Congrats Halie and Matt!
Fall is short but beautiful in Alaska and makes for the perfect backdrop for a lovely maternity session. Enjoy a few of my favorites from the Miller's fall maternity photo session amongst the birch trees!
Sydney and Nav were married at beautiful Birch Hill in Fairbanks, Alaska this spring. It was the perfect day filled with love, joy and lots of dancing! Enjoy a few favorites below.
I was so excited to meet Stephanie and Adam in my home state of ND. The day of their engagement session was a chilly one so we were glad to be able to shoot their engagement session at Plains Art Museum before we ventured outside. The outdoor portraits were taken at Island Park in Fargo, ND. They were troopers as we went from one location to the next with warm-up's in between every few shots. This sweet duo got engaged on Christmas Eve and will be married this fall. Congrats to the lovely couple!
This totally lovely couple brought along their furry friend, Charlie to their holiday photo session at Pioneer Park! It was so much fun getting to know these two and let me tell you, they were such troopers for sticking it out through the cold temps! Thanks so much for letting me spend some time with the two of you and your new "baby" Charlie. You guys are the best! To everyone else, enjoy a little cuteness below!
I had such a great time getting to know Laura and Lincoln during their engagement photo session at Pioneer Park in Fairbanks this week! Although it was a bit chilly, these two UAF students braved the cold and snuggled up for a few photos! This sweet couple will be married this November and I cannot wait to capture the magic of their day. Congrats Laura and Lincoln!
I first met Doug and Julie by chance. A total moment of serendipity in our nations capitol. While shooting an engagement session for another couple we happened to notice something very interesting happening behind us! Doug was down on one knee proposing to Julie. It was a beautiful moment and I couldn't resist snapping a few pictures. I was so honored when they asked me a few months later to photograph their wedding! Of course, how could I not?! Doug and Julie's wedding took place in the backyard of Julie's parent's home in Colonial Beach, VA. And I am using the word backyard loosely because what it really is, is a beautiful display of amazing design and decorating talent! The entire waterfront home and property is decorated in a nautical and beach theme - and it's totally whimsical and lovely. Julie is quite the DIY'er and designed and created the majority of the wedding decor herself. From the floral arrangements down to the chalk art and handwritten table numbers, it was a bride's backyard wedding dream! I hope you enjoy this glimpse back into Julie and Doug's wonderful day. Congrats again Doug and Julie! I know the two of you will have a beautiful life together full of joy and laughter! XOXO
Wedding and Reception Venue: Private residence, Colonial Beach, Virginia
Wedding Gown: Tadashi, BHLDN
Flowers: Designed by bride's friend, Amy Maniatis
Wedding Design: Designed by bride
Hair: Bride's friend, ALexis Layne
Makeup: Jody Rusnak
This engagement session set just outside of Fairbanks, Alaska was so much fun! Andy and Alison chose to do their photos on their property so we could include their sweet pups in the session. The awesome thing about Alaska is that everywhere you turn, there is a beautiful spot for a photograph. Andy and Alison's property was no different. The lush forest of birch trees and the beautiful backdrop of rolling hills made for an awesome backdrop to document their engagement. Congrats again to Alison and Andy!
I am so excited to post this beautiful wedding. I had the wonderful opportunity to photograph Kelsey and Sean on their wedding day at their home in Florida. In the shade of the beautiful backyard trees, they exchanged their vows in front of friends and family before celebrating under a big white tent in their backyard under the stars. Congrats to the lovely couple!