Nathaniel & Sarah | Wedding

Well, well, here's an overdue post. :-) Nothing like a freezing cold day in January to post pictures from one of the hottest days of the year! Nathaniel & Sarah's wedding day was in the 90's, but everyone was a trooper and it was such a lovely wedding. 2016 was a very light wedding year for me, but I'm glad this was one of the few that I did shoot. :-)

So many thanks to Wendy for second shooting with me and keeping me hydrated!

Scott & Jaclyn | Wedding

Shooting a dear friend's wedding is such a fun experience. I'm always happy to just attend friends' weddings but there is something special about getting to spend the whole day with them, in all the biggest moments of the wedding day. Though I haven't known Jaclyn as long as some of my other friends, we've grown pretty close in the last few years and it was a very special privilege to photograph a day for which we had been praying so much!

It was a gorgeous November day and such fun seeing all the literary details incorporated into the decor!

Thanks to Joanna Kay Photography for helping me out with this wedding!!

Venue: Baker Memorial Church
Florals: Lemondrop Designery
Dress: David's Bridal with alterations

Behind the Scenes | 2015

It's that time of year again! The time when all photographers dig out the back story, the invariably flattering photos of ourselves at work. ;-)

It's been a good year... slower than last year on the wedding front, but that's ok. This year found me shooting several very close friends' weddings, which was a wonderful but surreal experience. The benefit of shooting your dear friend's wedding is that you get to hang out with them all day. :-) And you usually end up working the wedding with other friends who have talents in some wedding related area which makes everything more fun!

Thanks to all the fabulous second shooters and assistants that worked with me this year and are responsible for the majority of this post: Renee, Wendy, John-Luke, and Joanna. You all are invaluable! A couple of photo credits to Allison and Tara as well!

Happy day! Laura got married!

I hire second shooters based on their ability to look adorable for light tests.

They took my overly clear instructions very seriously.

Great working with Landon and Calvin from Higgins Studio!

And apparently I forgot to lint roll my sweater. Whoops.
Cat hair is decorative! Right?

Wedding dresses don't look perfect on their own.

Can one put "professional boutonniere pinner" on one's resume?

"Are you sure you can handle carrying that fan?"

Everyone is clearly unimpressed by the Phantom Hand.

Veil fail.

L: shooting details for my dear Hannah's wedding. R: second shooting for Renee!

What did I say? Boutonniere professional!

Eventually you get bored with light tests and... this happens.

The amazing Lydia and Grace doing their thing!

We never have any fun.

Wendy the Veil Whisperer.

Follow the light... even if it leads you into the nursery...

Hair stylist on the side. ;-)

It was a pleasure working with Something New Media on this wedding!

So attractive. 
If anyone ever discovers the secret to not contorting one's face while shooting, please contact me asap.

Tag teaming with my favorite Anna doing videography!

Light tester/second shooter/purse holder/cold endurer. :-)

Just barging in on this nice little moment...

Hangin' out, waiting for the ceremony to start...

I don't know what I am doing with my feet on the left. But I do know I am wearing Jaclyn's fur stole. There may have been more than one reason I suggested she take it off for some shots.

Caleb working video & photo booth - and Rob doubling as groomsman/light stand.
He was really enthused about that. ;-) Ah, the things you get roped into when you are good friends with the camera crew...

Hire me! I will enhance your guests' social experience with my hilarity.

Thanks to all the wonderful couples who made this a great year - I love you all and am so thankful you trusted me to document your special days!! Looking forward to all that 2016 brings. :-)