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While there is perhaps a province in which the photograph can tell us nothing more than what we see with our own eyes, there is another in which it proves to us how little our eyes permit us to see. ~Dorothea Lange

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Chris and Robin

I must say, it was the perfect way to end my wedding season this year!
What a special day and a wonderful couple!
I cried so much at this wedding- yes, it's true, that I am really hoping you guys like these photos in the end and they're not all blurry because I had to keep wiping my eyes!
Seriously, your love for each other is so beautiful.
And with your wonderful friends and family surrounding you, it was hard not to be moved.
1000 blessings on you both.
God has such amazing plans for you!!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Melissa and Josh

What a gorgeous day Melissa and Josh had for their wedding on Candlewood lake! 
Melissa is stunning and she has fabulous style!
I know, I have shot a lot of weddings and the brides are so beautiful, but I just had such a difficult time picking which pictures to post because she couldn't take a bad picture!
Two fabulous families, that made me feel so comfortable.
It was the recipie for a wonderful and memorable day!
There was a sweet spirit to every moment with so much love and laughter it was contagious.
Thank you guys for allowing me to be a part!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Mike and Lisa

It was truly an honor to be able to photograph this wedding....
The Meibauer's and Haffner's are both very special families.
Lisa with her big and beautiful heart met her- now husband, a true man of honor, serving our country- through Inheritance of Hope ,  an organization that serves families who have a parent with a life threatening illness. Mike was attending one of their retreats with his family and Lisa was a volunteer. 
Divine providence. 
Jesus can truly bring joy in the midst of confusing and painful circumstances!
The confidence in God these families and couple share is truly inspiring.
I love being able to shoot weddings- but this went above and beyond that. 
I felt like I was able to be a part of something orchestrated from heaven. 
I'm glad to be able to share with you some images from their wedding and I hope you feel the magnitude of the day like I did!
Lisa and Mike- I wish you all the very best as you continue this journey together. What a legacy you have and what a legacy you will leave behind!
Special thanks to Steve Cihanek for shooting with me!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Bumps to Blessings

When I was first pregnant with Lily and shortly after she was born- I felt like a duck out of water. I had never felt more inadequate or overwhelmed in my life! I had so many questions about every aspect of parenting- the before: what to prepare, what would labor be like, what should I expect to be feeling... to the after: eating, sleeping, nursing, clothing, bathing.... I could go on and on.
If you are a mom or a dad, I'm sure you can relate!
One of my dear friends, who is amazingly gifted with children and has recently become a nurse is starting a concierge survive- so to speak, via website, for pregnant moms or just parents in general. It's a one stop shop for all your questions and can hook you up with almost anything you might need or just need to know! 
Bumps to Blessings! I love that name because it just emphasizes the miracle of it all.... what started as that bump on my front (2x now) have definitely become two of my greatest blessings!
Chelsea is an amazing woman! I cannot say enough about her and her abilities, talents and professionalism. She is the woman you want on your team when you are headed into the brave new world of parenting!
Recently we did a photo shoot to get some shots for her new website- so although it is not up and running yet, you can get a sneak peek of what's to come and contact her by e-mail if you are interested or have any questions about Bumps to Blessings!   
I'm so honored to have you in my life! Love and Blessings, Chelsea!!!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Sadie Grace

As a very fitting beginning to this years photo's, after having a baby of our own....
I was blessed to be a part of Sadie's christening.
The Finn's are a very special family, always so gracious and warm and I am honored to have been at both their beautiful girl's special days and to see them dedicated to God.
Poor Sofia had a double ear infection.... that's why she is not her usual smiley self in these pictures, but still just as gorgeous!
Thank you, Kelly, Charlie, Sofia and Sadie!