A few weeks back, I photographed the lovely Elizabeth and Mike over at Semple Mansion. It rained a bit (I think it might have rained on each wedding day I’ve had this  year! Or snowed…), but everyone took it in stride and was happy for the good luck it would bring. As a photographer I always love photographing at this mansion because it allows for fabulous getting ready photos, ceremony and reception, all at one site! You can see the details of the day below. Enjoy!

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Also! Special thanks to Jess Eckstrand for her ninja second-shooting skills!



Oh, to be 17 and on the precipice of your last year in High School! Such a beautiful time in life. Here is Leah, and a few outtakes from our senior portrait session.



Elizabeth and Mike had a lovely ceremony at Semple Mansion last weekend, and I wanted to get you guys a sneak peek before the full post is ready. Despite the rain, it was an incredibly lovely day!


I had a baby! She is our family’s second and we ‘re so glad she is here. About 3 weeks after she arrived, my friend had a baby girl too. I photographed a newborn session at their house and snuck in a picture of the two little ladies together – best friends in the making.

Naomi (my girl) is on the right!


Photographing any wedding is a pretty special privilege — I often get more access to the bride that day than her own mother or her groom, and following the emotion and glamour is really a wonderful treat. But when I get to photograph weddings for people I know, it is even *more* special because it’s like I get to be the VIP guest. And this was no exception.

This wedding was for a childhood friend of mine — we have known each other since we were about 3 years old. In fact, I gave this poor girl the chicken pox!

Anyway, to get to spend the full day with her and to see each beautiful moment unfold was extremely meaningful. Also? Trips to Chicago are a bonus as well! Enjoy the images below.

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Also! I should mention that the wonderful and fabulous Jess Eckstrand worked as my second shooter on this wedding, and as usual, did a bang-up job!