After driving across flat plains for hours the beauty of the Black Hills in South Dakota seems to somehow come out of no where but it never disappoints! It is so much fun to be able to incorporate locations that have special meaning to couples when doing engagement sessions. We started off in the spot where Wade proposed to Erin and ended at the family cabin having a cold one around the fire, it doesn’t get much better then that!
It was a little chilly out but we are pretty used to that here in South Dakota, so we brave the cold and snuggle up in the name of love :) I am so excited for these two to make it official!
On a quite chilly day here in South Dakota Elizabeth & Kaleb had the perfect winter wedding. Blue Haven Barn is one of my favorite venues in Sioux Falls for weddings and receptions, it is so light and airy that even on a cold day you can feel warm and bright inside! The simple and classic details with navy and greenery added to the beauty of the venue.
Its hard not to smile when you spend time with these two, their love and joy is apparent to everyone around them. They braved the cold with me to capture some beautiful outdoor images as well! Being a part of their special day was truly a privilege and joy and i can't wait to see how they grow as a couple in the years to come!
I also have to give a huge shout out to my second shooter Tagan Fjelsted for always capturing unique and creative shots!
On a beautiful spring day i had the privilege to photograph Lindsey & Chris's big day. I have know Lindsey for over 5 years and couldn't be happier that she found her soul mate in Chris! Lindsey and i share some serious ocd tendencies so of course i knew the details of her big day would be perfect down to the last detail :)
Also have to give a shout out to my second shooter Mychelle for helping capture some awesome special moments as well!
When i first met Carmen & Jeff at their engagement session i knew their wedding day would be a blast! They are such a fun loving and easy going couple. Downtown Sioux Falls made the perfect backdrop for the first look, bridal party and then sunset portraits. The Holiday Inn downtown did a beautiful job with the reception and the food was amazing!
It was the perfect spring evening out at the Palisades! Kellsie and Brody are such a fun and loving couple, can't wait for their big day this August!
Traveling to Chicago for Bridgette & Ryan's Commitment Ceremony was a treat on so many levels! You can not help but be drawn to this laid back and adventurous couple! The details reflect so much the personality of Bridgette in a such a classy boho theme.
I have to say Pinstripes is such an amazing and unique venue. Bowling, Bocce Ball, perfect city views and awesome food what more can you ask for??
6 Months is such a fun age to photograph!! The rolls, the smiles, they can't walk away from me yet :) We even got to sneak in a few pics of big sis and family!
This super sweet little guys mom came super prepared for her session and had a clear vision in mind! I love it when parents are as passionate about their session as i am :) Wes totally rocked out the little lumberjack theme even though he wasnt super sure about the cake at the end!
I have known this little girl since she was born and love seeing what a beautiful young girl she is turning into! Mom wanted a classy feel for her session and the Janie and Jack outfits did the trick! Such a fun age and i truly enjoy my job being able to capture these special moments, especially for friends!
I just love doing maternity sessions! Such an amazing time in life and even though it doesn't always feel like it the time really does go by fast! Had a great time in the studio with Ashley & Craig capturing some moments before baby #2 comes :)
On a windy but gorgeous September day i had the privilege to capture Kayla & Tyler's big day! I must be the luckiest wedding photographer because i always get the most amazing couples to spend the day with! Kayla & Tyler are the kind of couple you just want to go have a drink and hang out with because they are so laid back and easy going :) The sunset was amazing and we got to sneak away for a few minutes to take advantage of that beautiful golden hour lighting.
Venue: Camp Lakodia
Hair: Sarah McCoy, Salon Artist Suites Sioux Falls, SD
Cake: Josephine Wipf
Flowers: Sheri Raske
Catering: Uncle Ed's
I also have to give a shout-out to my second shooter Savannah for helping me out for the day :)
We have had the most beautiful fall weather this year and it is making for some beautiful engagement sessions!! I love everything about this session, from the dark romantic dress she started out with to the fishing poles and puppies we ended with :)
I met Carmen & Jeff for the first time at their session and it could not have been a more beautiful evening! Love their easy going and adventurous spirit, we hiked all around the Outdoor campus to take advantage of the gorgeous fall colors!
I have know Lindsey for over 4 years and i have never seen her happier then she is with Chris! I was privileged to be a part of the wonderful surprise proposal he planned perfectly for her :) We had a beautiful evening out at the palisades and cant wait for their wedding in the spring!!
What a beautiful day it turned out to be for Katie & Casey's wedding!! It was truly my pleasure to work with Katie as a bride! As is true for most wedding days it didnt start out exactly as planned but everything turned out great and the day was amazing!
Hair and makeup: Leslie Kinross-Wright
Reception: Fireside Event Center, Hartford
Cake: QT Cakes, Sioux Falls
DJ: Energy Event Group, Sioux Falls
Beautiful Summer night for an engagement session at one my favorite places to shoot in Sioux Falls, the Outdoor Campus!
Traveled out to Parker, SD on a beautiful early summer day for Erica and Ryan's country themed wedding. The weather was beautiful, the outdoor country setting a perfect combination for beautiful portraits!
Capturing newborns in their first few weeks of life is truly special! Little Payslee was absolutely perfect, she slept for her whole session :) These are a few of my favorites from her session.
"A New baby is like the beginning of all things, wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities."
Eda. J. Le Shan